Four Die In Prestatyn House Fire


North Wales Police are currently appealing for any information regarding a fire which has killed a mother and three children in a first floor flat in Prestatyn.

Charlie Timbrell, 15 months, became the fourth victim of the fire, dying of his injuries at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital on Sunday the 21st October.

His mother Lee-Anna Shiers, 20 and cousins Bailey Allen, four, and two year-old Skye Allen were pronounced dead at the scene of the blaze in the Maes y Groes area of the Denbighshire seaside town.

Stephen Allen and his fiancee, Jonty Lewis, spoke of how Skye and Bailey had been their ‘world’, carrying on to comment on to say ‘they were the best kids in the world’.

Neighbours were seen entering the flat in an attempt to rescue the family while the flames devoured the flat, with one man requiring treatment by the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

The fire, which started at around 10pm on Friday 19th, is believed to have been an arson attack. North Wales Police have arrested a 45 year-old man and a 42 year-old woman, both believed to be ground floor tenants of the same flat on suspicion of murder. The man was later released with no intention to pursue any involvement, with the woman being released on bail.

The baby’s father and partner of Lee-Anna Shire, Liam Timbrell, 23, is currently still hospitalized and in a critical but stable condition receiving treatment at a burns unit in Knowsley.

Family members have commented on how this has devastated the family, and that the local support offered has proved to be a great help.

Police are urging anybody with any information to ring 101.


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