Cwmbran fire funerals

The funerals are held for three generations of one family who died in a Cwmbran house fire. A 28-year-old man has been charged with three counts of murder.

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Cwmbran fire victims: Bishop's tribute to family

In his address to the mourners in St Gabriel's Church, the Bishop of Monmouth paid tribute to Kim Buckley's "wonderful personality", describing her as "always full of fun."

Kayleigh was a shy, but loving girl, who together with her mum was overjoyed to become a mum herself:

Her baby Kimberly fought bravely for many months until strong enough to come home to a house filled with balloons.

Within hours it all, through the fire, ended in tragedy.

– The Rt Revd Dominic Walker, Bishop of Monmouth

800 people are in attendance at the service, according to the church.

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Funerals held for Cwmbran fire victims

Friends, family and locals gather outside St Gabriel's Church preparing to remember Kim, Kayleigh and Kimberley Buckley Credit: Joanna Simpson/ITV News Wales
Fireman observing the scenes outside the church Credit: Joanna Simpson/ITV News Wales
Mourners entering the church, many wearing red as requested by the family Credit: Joanna Simpson/ITV News Wales

Funerals held for Cwmbran fire victims

46-year-old Kim Buckley (left), her daughter Kayleigh Buckley (right) and Kayleigh's six-month-old daughter Kimberley (centre) Credit: Wales News Service

The funerals for three generations of one family will take place in Cwmbran today.

Kim Buckley, 46, her daughter Kayleigh, 17, and her six-month-old grand-daughter Kimberley died in a house fire at their home on the Coed Eva estate on 28th September.

Carl Mills, 28, is in custody charged with three counts of murder.

Cwmbran fire investigation: man appears in Cardiff Crown Court

A man has appeared on video link at Cardiff Crown Court, accused of the murder of three generations of the same family.

28-year-old Carl Mills is charged with the murder of his six month old daughter, her mother and grandmother, in a fire at Coed Eva in Cwmbran.

Kim Buckley, her seventeen year-old daughter Kayleigh, and her six month-old granddaughter Kimberley all died when a fire broke out in their home, in the early hours of last Tuesday morning.

At Cardiff Crown Court today, Mr Justice Wyn Williams adjourned proceedings until 17th December.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission are investigating the handling of the case by Gwent police after it was revealed several complaints had been made by the family.

Man to reappear in court charged with triple murder

by Hannah Thomas

A man charged with the murders of a family who died in a Cwmbran house fire six days ago is to reappear in court today.

Carl Mills, who's 28, was charged with the murders of Kim Buckley, her seventeen year-old daughter Kayleigh, and her six month-old granddaughter Kimberley on Friday night.

Neighbours battled in vain to save the family from their burning home in the Coed Eva area of Cwmbran but were beaten back by the flames.

A candlelit vigil has been held in their memory and a book of condolence opened in the town.

Carl Mills appeared at Caerphilly Magistrates Court on Saturday morning but spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at Cardiff Crown Court later this afternoon.

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Carl Mills arriving in court charged with murder

Police van arriving at Caerphilly Magistrates Court
Carl Mills arriving in Caerphilly Magistrates Court this morning charged with three counts of murder Credit: Wales News

28 year-old Carl Mills has appeared at Caerphilly Magistrates Court this morning charged with three counts of murder.

It follows the death of Kim Buckley, 46, her daughter Kayleigh, 17, and six-month-old granddaughter Kimberley who were found following a fire at their home on the Coed Eva estate in Cwmbran on Tuesday.

Following today's hearing Mills will appear at Newport Crown Court on Monday morning.

Man charged with murder over Cwmbran fire deaths

A 28-year old man has been charged with three counts of murder following a fire which killed 3 generations of the same family in Cwmbran on Tuesday.

Kim Buckley, 46, daughter Kayleigh, 17, and six-month-old granddaughter Kimberley died in the house fire on the Coed Eva estate.

Carl Mills will appear before Caerphilly Magistrates' Court later this morning

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