Inverness fire victim is named

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THE VICTIM of a fire in Inverness has been named as a former police civilian worker.

Barbara Anderson, 51, who was disabled, died in the blaze in her flat at Leyton Drive, Hilton, on Tuesday.

Police Scotland are continuing to investigate the circumstances and the cause of the fire, although at this time there are no suspicious circumstances.

Miss Anderson worked at Inverness Castle and latterly at Burnett Road Police Station as a Courts and Warrants Assistant for Northern Constabulary from 1979 until 2011 when she took early retirement.

Chief Superintendent Julian Innes, Divisional Commander for Highland and Islands Division said, “Our thoughts at this time are very much with Barbara’s family and friends to whom I extend my sincerest condolences.

“Barbara, or ‘Babs’ as she was affectionately known, worked with us for many years as an extremely committed and loyal member of staff.

“Over the years she was with us she enjoyed the respect, friendship and admiration of a great number of colleagues both past and present.

Chief Superintendent Innes added: “Barbara had to overcome a number of challenges in life but she did so with an optimism and cheerfulness that was an inspiration to us all.

“Her sudden and tragic passing has been a deeply saddening experience for all who had the privilege of knowing her and she will be sorely missed.”