Friday, 23 Aug 2019

A mum and a dad have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a house fire killed their children


The children who became victim on house fireThe children who became victim on house fire -  After a house fire killed four children named  Riley Holt, eight years old, Keegan Unitt, six years old, Olly Unitt, three years old, and Tilly Rose Unitt, four years old on Tuesday  in Highfields, Stafford.  

And their parents Natalie Unitt, 24, and Chris Moulton, 28, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter  by gross negligence. The arrests were made at around 1.30pm. The man and woman are in custody.

Their fifth child, named Jack, two-year-old, was taken to hospital after escaping from a first-floor window with his mother Ms Unitt and her partner Mr Moulton.

After the incident, Mr Moulton, 28, is have received treatment for burns and Ms Unitt, 24, for smoke inhalation. And they recovered from non-life-threatening injuries. 

And now, a fundraiser set up this week, which aims to raise £25,000. All donations received will go directly to the parents to help them rebuild their lives. 

Police said they will remain at the jail with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for the next few days while forensic inquiries continue. Post-mortem examinations of the four children who died will take place later this week.






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