Father transferred to Broomfield to be closer to three-year-old
It is understood that the children's father Abdul Shakoor - who suffered minor injuries as he fought to rescue his family from the blaze - has been transferred to the Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.
His three-year-old daughter Maheen is being treated in the hospital's specialist burns unit and is said to be in a critical but stable condition.
A man has been jailed for nine years for the rape and sexual assault of a woman in Chelmsford earlier this year. The attack happened in the early hours of Saturday 19th May when a 26-year-old woman was threatened with violence inside a Ford Focus on New London Road.
She was then driven to the entrance of the former St John’s Hospital site on Wood Street where she was subjected to a series of sexual assaults.
The following day, Billy Bennett was arrested and charged with a number of sexual offences and kidnap.
The 22-year-old unemployed man from Great Fox Meadow in Kelvedon Hatch pleaded guilty to four separate sex crimes and one count of kidnap.
As well as being sent to prison, Bennett was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.