Top – Stafford house fire: Cannabis and boiler ruled out as causes of blaze


The four children and their sibling

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(L-R) Keegan, Tilly Rose, Olly and Riley died within the blaze within the early hours of 5 February

A home fireplace which killed 4 youngsters was not brought on by hashish progress or a boiler exploding, police have stated.

Riley Holt, eight, Keegan Unitt, six, Tilly Rose Unitt, 4, and Olly Unitt, three, died within the blaze in Highfields in Stafford final Tuesday.

Staffordshire Police stated they’d dominated out each as potential causes of the fireplace amid hypothesis on-line.

A lady, 24, and a person, 28, arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence, have been bailed.

A spokesman for the power informed the BBC they might “rule out hashish progress [sic] and likewise don’t consider the boiler is concerned” after social media hypothesis mounted over the reason for the fireplace.

They stated investigative work was ongoing.

The lady and man are at the moment dwelling at an tackle out of the world. They had been detained by officers at about 13:30 GMT on Friday and have been bailed till March.

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The household are being supported by specialist cops

The youngsters’s 24-year-old mom, Natalie Unitt, and her 28-year-old associate, Chris Moulton, leapt from a first-floor window with the siblings’ two-year-old brother, Jack, in the course of the fireplace.

They didn’t maintain life-threatening accidents.

A fundraising web page for the household has since raised over £30,000 – with greater than 1,900 folks donating.

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