UPDATE: Two bailed after four children died in Stafford house fire


A 24-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence following a house fire in Stafford, have been bailed while inquiries continue.

The arrests followed a blaze in Sycamore Lane, Highfields, Stafford, on February 5 in which four children lost their lives. 

The man and woman arrested are living at an address out of the area. 

A spokesperson for Staffordshire police, said: “We understand this incident has had a huge impact on the community in Highfields and beyond and we appreciate there will continue to be demand for information

“We are urging people not to speculate as to what may have happened. We are grateful for the community’s ongoing support and patience as the investigation continues. 

“We will provide further updates as soon as we are able to.”


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