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Man eliminated from enquiries into Frenchwood house fire that left two children in critical condition

Posted on - 11th April, 2022 - 9:17pm | Author - | Posted in - Frenchwood, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Coronation Crescent Pic: Google
Coronation Crescent Pic: Google

A man arrested by police following a house fire in Frenchwood has been released with no further action.

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Preston Police were called at around 8pm on Friday (8 April) to an address in Coronation Crescent following reports of a fire with several people trapped inside a house.

A woman and two children were brought out of the address and taken to hospital.

The woman, aged in her 20s, suffered injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Her two children – a girl aged three and a boy aged five – remain in a critical condition in hospital. Their next of kin are with them in hospital and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

Read more: Man arrested after Frenchwood house fire leaves two children in critical condition

A joint investigation between police and the fire service is continuing.

A 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life was initially released under investigation pending further enquiries. He has now been released no further action.

Read more: Firefighters attend garage fire off London Road

Det Ch Insp Graham Hill, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “This remains a very sad and tragic incident and my thoughts remain with all those involved at this time.

“While we initially did make an arrest, we can confirm this man has been released no further action. He has been eliminated from our enquiries and we are not currently looking for anybody else in connection with the investigation.

“Our enquiries into the cause of the fire are continuing, however, at this stage of the investigation there is no evidence to suggest that the cause of the fire is suspicious.

“I would urge people not to speculate and we will update you in due course.”

Anybody with information is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log 1305 of April 8th.


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