Five People Arrested After Three Children Die In Horrific House Fire In Salford

Monday, December 11

2am

Police were originally called to the house following an incident, around three hours before the fire service were alerted to the blaze.

4.58am

Firefighters raced to the family’s mid-terrace home on Jackson Street in Walkden, Salford, after reports of a large fire.

7.26am

Early reports from the fire service said that six people were taken to hospital. The street was closed off and transport bosses warned people to avoid the area.

8.14am

Investigations into the blaze continued. Firefighters remained at the scene to monitor the house for any remaining hotspots.

12.11pm

Neighbours told the M.E.N. of their shock at what had happened. One local resident said she heard ‘screaming and banging’ during the night, initially thinking it was an argument. She described the street as being ‘quite loud’.

1.41pm

Police confirmed three children died in the fire and a three-year-old girl remained in hospital in a critical condition.

They also said the fire was being treated as suspicious. Officers revealed a girl, 14, a boy, eight, and a girl, seven, all passed away after the blaze broke out. The 35-year-old mother of all the children was in a serious condition in hospital, they said.

2.22pm

During a press conference at Swinton police station, detectives confirmed they had launched a murder investigation and urged a suspect to ‘give himself up’.

At the briefing, Chief Superintendent Wayne Miller told reporters that seven people were in the house at the time of the fire.

He added there was an ‘active manhunt’ for a suspect.

2.46pm

The first victim of the fire was named as 14-year-old Demi Pearson, a pupil at Educating Greater Manchester school Harrop Fold.

6.58pm

GMP said they had arrested a man, 23, and a woman, 20, in connection with the fire. Both were held on suspicion of murder and taken into custody for questioning.

7.58pm

Two more victims of the fire were named - Demi’s younger brother Brandon, eight, and his sister Lacie, seven. Their older brother Kyle Pearson, who escaped the burning property, paid tribute to his siblings.

8.51pm

Police confirmed three further arrests. Two young men, aged 18 and 20, were held on suspicion of murder. A 24-year-old man was also detained on suspicion of assisting and offender, a GMP spokesman said. Five people have now been arrested in connection with the fatal fire.

Source : http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/fire-salford-walkden-children-dead-14020645

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