Murder Investigation Launched After Baby & Toddler Die In Nottingham Arson Attack

Police have launched a murder investigation following a fire in a flat in Nottingham that resulted in a baby and a toddler being killed. Authorities claim the fire was started deliberately.

Nottinghamshire Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of the two young children
Nottinghamshire Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of the two young children

Emergency services responded to reports of a fire in a first-floor flat in the Clifton area of Nottingham at 3.17am today.


Police and fire services concluded that the fire was started deliberately following a joint investigation.


Two children and a woman were treated at the scene by paramedics after suffering from smoke inhalation before being rushed to Queen's Medical Centre.


The two girls, aged three and one, were tragically pronounced dead at the hospital.


The woman remains in hospital in a critical condition.



Neighbouring properties were evacuated as a safety precaution while firefighters tackled the blaze.


Detective Chief Inspector Greg McGill said: "These are tragic and very sad circumstances, and my thoughts are with the family of those involved.


"Following a joint investigation with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service we have established that the fire was started deliberately.


"We are appealing for witnesses who were in the area at the time and saw something suspicious to please come forward and help us with the investigation.


"We have a team of detectives who are working hard to establish the circumstances and our inquiries remain in their early stages."


Leader of Nottingham City Council, David Mellen, said: "I am so saddened to hear this tragic news. The loss of two young children is completely heartbreaking.


"We'll do all we can to support the family and community at this deeply upsetting time.


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