The death of two children has followed a house fire in the Frenchwood area of Preston.Advertisement
Officers were called to an address on Coronation Crescent on Friday 8th April at around 8pm following reports of a fire with several people trapped inside a house.
A mother and her two children were brought out of the address and taken to hospital. The mother, aged in her 20s, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.
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Her two children – a girl aged three and a boy aged five – were also taken to hospital. However, medical intervention was withdrawn yesterday (April 12th) and they are now sadly deceased.
A file will be passed onto HM Coroner in due course.
Lancashire Constabulary said: “Our thoughts are with their loved ones at this incredibly difficult time. The children’s family continue to be supported by specially-trained officers.”
A joint investigation between police and the fire service to determine the cause of the fire 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.
Det Ch Insp Rach Higson, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “This tragic incident has resulted in two children sadly losing their lives and my thoughts, first and foremost, are with their loved ones at this time.
“Our enquiries into the cause of the fire are continuing.”
Anybody with information is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log 1305 of April 8th.
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