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Stafford house fire: Cannabis and boiler ruled out as causes of blaze

Image copyright Police handout Image caption (L-R) Keegan, Tilly Rose, Olly and Riley died in the blaze in the early hours of 5 February A house fire which killed four children was not caused by cannabis growth or a boiler exploding, police have said. Riley Holt, eight, Keegan Unitt, six, Tilly Rose Unitt, four, and Olly Unitt, three, died in the blaze in Highfields in Stafford last Tuesday. Staffordshire Police said they had ruled out both as possible causes of the fire amid speculation online. A woman, 24, and a…

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Stafford house fire: Man and woman arrested are bailed

Image copyright Police handout Image caption (L-R) Keegan, Tilly Rose, Olly and Riley died in the blaze in the early hours of Tuesday A 24-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence following a house fire that killed four children have been released on bail. Riley Holt, eight, Keegan Unitt, six, Tilly Rose Unitt, four, and Olly Unitt, three, died in the blaze in Highfields, Stafford, on Tuesday. Source link

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Stafford house fire: Two arrested after four children die

Image copyright Police handout Image caption (L-R) Keegan, Tilly Rose, Olly and Riley died in the blaze in the early hours of Tuesday A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence after four children died in a house fire. A 24-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man are in custody, Staffordshire Police said. Riley Holt, eight, Keegan Unitt, six, Tilly Rose Unitt, four, and Olly Unitt, three, died in the blaze in Highfields, Stafford, on Tuesday. The force urged people not to speculate on…

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Stafford fireworks factory owner jailed over fire deaths

Image copyright Staffordshire Police Image caption Stewart Staples (on left) and Simon Hillier died in the fire A businessman convicted over the deaths of two men at a factory “rammed” with fireworks has been jailed for 10 years. “Arrogant” Richard Pearson was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence last month, after employee Simon Hillier and customer Stewart Staples died at SP Fireworks in 2014. The number of fireworks stored at the unit was “up to 10 times the permitted limit”, Stafford Crown Court had heard. Pearson, 44, was also…

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