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Audio: Eyre's showed 'no remorse' during investigation

Chilling audio has been released by detectives involved in the investigation into a flat fire in Derbyshire which claimed the lives of two teenagers and a baby.

Police say the men convicted of the murder of Amy Smith, Ruby-Grace Gaunt and Edward Green, showed no remorse throughout the investigation and subsequent trial.


Mother of Langley fire victim: 'We are the ones living a lifelong sentence without our beautiful girls'

Amy Smith and her daughter Ruby-Grace were killed in a fire last June Credit: ITV News Central

The mother of a teenage girl murdered in a flat fire in Derbyshire has praised authorities for the investigation which led to the successful conviction of the men responsible for her death.

Speaking outside of Nottingham Crown Court, Melanie Hawkins said she was pleased justice has been served.

Langley Mill Fire: Emotional scenes as bereaved read out powerful victim impact statements

There were emotional scenes in court as the bereaved of families two teenagers killed in a flat fire in Derbyshire produced powerful victim impact statements depicting their loss.

A moving impact statement was read out in court on behalf of Edward Green's family Credit: ITV News Central

The prosecutor James Howse QC struggled to hold back tears as he read an impact statement from Edward Green's family.

Amanda Green, Edward Green's mother, spoke of the impact her son's death had had on her other children, particularly her six-year-old daughter.

Her partner Wayne Green told the court about the note his daughter had written Santa Claus at Christmas, begging him to bring her brother back.

"Don't bother bringing any presents this year. Just bring Ed back.

– Sister of Edward Green

Mr Green said that a part of him died the night his son's life was taken.

"When Ed was murdered that night, a part of us was murdered too.

– Wayne Green, father of deceased

A court heard how the families of both teenagers are attending weekly bereavement sessions as they try to come to term with their loss.

The father and two sons convicted of their murder are due to be sentenced tomorrow.

Langley Mill Fire: New pictures released of trio found guilty of murdering two teenagers and baby in fatal flat fire

Peter Eyre, Anthony Eyre and Simon Eyre have been found guilty of murder Credit: Derbyshire Police

These are the first pictures released of a father and two sons found guilty of murdering two teenagers and a six-month old baby at a flat fire in Derbyshire.

Peter Eyre, 44, and his sons Anthony Eyre, 22, and Simon Eyre, 24, were found guilty at Nottingham Crown Court following a month-long trial.

Six-month-old Ruby-Grace Gaunt, her mother Amy Smith and her friend Edward Green, both 17, died in the blaze in North Street, Langley Mill, in June.

All three were accused of starting the fire as an act of revenge.

The court heard that the fire was started at the door of the building after the Eyres got into an argument with Mr Gaunt about his stolen moped, which he alleged had been taken by another one of Peter Eyre’s sons.

"This investigation has always been about getting justice for Amy, Ruby-Grace, Edward and their families.

What started as a dispute over a stolen moped very quickly escalated to the tragic events of that night in June. It was a foolish revenge attack gone terribly wrong.

Amy’s partner, Shaun, had accused one of Peter Eyre’s sons of stealing his moped so Eyre and his older sons, Anthony and Simon, sought revenge against him.

Nothing can bring Amy, Ed, and Ruby-Grace back but I hope these guilty verdicts will bring some sort of closure for their loved ones.

– Det. Supt Kate Meynell, Derbyshire Police

In 2008 Simon Eyre was convicted of arson for a fire involving a school minibus, ITV News Central can reveal.

All three men are expected to be sentenced tomorrow.

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