Freckleton Fire Charge

Police investigating the death of four members of the same family in a fire have charged a man with four counts of murder.

Man charged with four counts of murder remanded in custody

Reece Smith, Holly and Ella and two-year-old Jordan Credit: ITV Granada

A 19-year-old man has appeared at Preston Crown Court today, accused of the murders of four siblings.

Reece Smith, his four-year-old twin sisters Holly and Ella and two-year-old Jordan died after a blaze swept through their home in Freckleton on January 7th.

Dyson Allen, who was charged with four counts of murder, has been remanded in custody until next March.

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Police charge 19-year-old with four counts of murder over fatal fire in Freckleton

Police investigating a fatal fire in which four members of the same family lost their lives have charged a 19-year-old man with murder.

Dyson Allen, of no fixed address, was charged this evening and will appear at Blackpool Magistrates tomorrow.

A Lancashire police statement said:

*DETECTIVES *investigating a house fire in Freckleton, in which four siblings died, have charged a teenager in connection with the investigation.

Dyson Allen, 19, of no fixed address has this afternoon been charged with four counts of murder and has been remanded in custody to appear before Blackpool Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (14th December).

A major investigation was launched after emergency services were called to the house on Lytham Road following a report of a fire just before 11.30pm on Saturday 7th January 2012.

The four siblings, 19 year old Reece Smith, four year old twin girls Holly and Ella Smith and Jordan Smith, aged two, were taken through to hospital following the fire but sadly passed away.

Although a man has now been charged, police are continuing to appeal for information about this tragic fire and are urging anyone that could help them with the smallest piece of information to think about the four innocent people that died and to call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Lancashire Police Statement