Police launch murder investigation after three children die in a house fire
Police in Greater Manchester have arrested four people on suspicion of murder after three children died in a house fire in Salford.
A 14-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.
A seven year old girl and an eight year old boy later died in hospital.
A 35 year old woman is said to be in a serious condition, while a three year old girl is critically ill in hospital.
Chief Superintendent Wayne Miller, Territorial Commander for Salford, said: “In what is such a heart-breaking set of circumstances, we have been doing our very best to support the family in every way that we can and carry out our enquiries quickly and sensitively.
“This evening, two people are in custody but we are still appealing for people who witnessed the fire itself or the events leading up to it to get in contact with us and tell us what they know.
“My thanks goes to the members of the public who have supported us with our investigation.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8797 alternatively call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.