Fire killer sentenced to life

Dyson Allen has been jailed for life with a minimum term of nine years for killing four siblings in an arson attack in Freckleton.

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Dyson Allen in court for manslaughter sentencing

by Rob Smith

Dyson Allen, who killed four siblings in Lancashire by torching clothes in their wardrobe, is due to be sentenced shortly.

The arsonist, who'd started fires previously, has given no reason why he did it. The 19-year-old was convicted of manslaughter.

Dyson Allen is sobbing as he's led into court from the cells. He's shaking in the dock.

Dressed in a suit and tie, and crying into a tissue, the killer looks little like his police mugshot.

Freckleton Fire - killer sentenced

A teenager is being sentenced later for starting a fire which killed four brothers and sisters.

Twins Holly and Ella Smith and their brother Jordan died in Freckleton, along with their elder brother Reece.

19 year Dyson Allen has been found guilty of manslaughter.

Dyson Allen
Dyson Allen was convicted of the manslaughter following the blaze in Freckleton Credit: Lancashire Police
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The four siblings who died in the fire in January last year Credit: Lancashire Police

A joint investigation was launched with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

It established that the fire was caused by a naked flame being held to clothing inside a wardrobe in the children's bedroom.