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Teenager started fire that killed four siblings

Reece, 19, Holly and Ella, who were four, and two-year-old Jordan all died in the blaze Photo:

A teenager has been found guilty of starting a fire in a bedroom wardrobe which killed four siblings.

Four-year-old twins Holly and Ella Smith and their two-year-old brother Jordan were asleep as the blaze took hold in Freckleton, Lancashire, while elder brother Reece, 19, was overcome by fumes as he went upstairs to try to rescue them.

All four died from the effects of smoke inhalation following the blaze on January 7 last year.

Dyson Allen, 19, was convicted of four counts of manslaughter by a jury at Preston Crown Court today.

He was cleared of their murders.