Prestatyn fire deaths

Lee-Anna Shiers, her 15 month-old son Charlie, and her niece and nephew Skye and Bailey Allen died in a flat fire in Prestatyn. Her partner Liam Trimbell died later in hospital.

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Prestatyn cinema remembers fire dead

Liam Timbrell was in critical condition in hospital for more than two weeks after last month's fire Credit: North Wales Police

A cinema in Prestatyn is holding a day of events to remember a former worker, who died with four other members of his family in a flat fire. Liam Timbrell worked in the cafe at the Scala Cinema for two-and-a-half years.

A Harry Potter film will be shown this afternoon, as colleagues used to call Liam 'Little Harry' because of his resemblance to the teenage wizard.

There is also a buffet, raffle, silent auction, bouncy castle and face-painting. The money raised will be given to Liam's family, and also go towards a permanent memorial to him in the cafe.

"It will I'm sure be an emotional day, but it will also be a positive one, with happy memories. He was a very happy person", the cinema's operations manager Nia Hughes said.


Prestatyn fire deaths: police appeal for phone footage

North Wales Police have made a renewed appeal for members of the public to come forward with information on the fire that killed four people in Prestatyn on Friday night.

I am particularly eager to hear from anyone who was in Maes y Groes after the fire had started to possibly offer assistance and may have filmed the scene on their mobile phone or other electronic device.

I understand that some individuals who my have filmed the scene could not have imagined the tragic outcome may feel guilty about their actions but the footage could contain a vital piece of information and so I’d urge them to come forward.

Detectives will treat any approaches from members of the public who may have filmed the scene with sensitivity and understanding.

– Detective Superintendent John Chapman, North Wales Police

Tributes for Prestatyn fire victims

The family of four people who died in a flat fire in Prestatyn on Friday have paid tribute to them today.

Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her 15-month-old son Charlie, nephew Bailey Allen, four, and two-year-old niece Skye died in the blaze.

Family have described Lee-Anna Shiers as a "loving and caring person", and the children are described as "amazing kids". Bailey and Skye's father, Steve Allen, said he is devastated by the loss of his two children, who he describes as "little stars".

Earlier, two people who had been arrested on suspicion of murder have been released from police custody. Police say a 42-year-old woman has been released on bail pending further inquiries, while a 45-year-old man has been released without charge.


Two released from custody in Prestatyn fire investigation

Two people arrested following a fire in Prestatyn in which a woman and three children died have been released from police custody.

Police say a 42-year-old woman has been released on bail pending further inquiries, while a 45-year-old man has been released without charge.

Forensic experts spent yesterday examining the home where Lee-Anna Shiers and the children were staying in Prestatyn.

Prestatyn fire: picture of 15-month-old victim

Fifteen-month-old Charlie Timbrell died yesterday evening Credit: Family photo

Fifteen-month-old Charlie Timbrell died at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool yesterday evening, after a flat fire at a property in Maes Y Groes, Prestatyn.

The blaze had already claimed the lives of Charlie's mother, Lee-Anna Shiers, along with her nephew, four-year-old Bailey Allen and two-year-old Skye Allen.

North Wales Police have been given an extra 36 hours to question two people who were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Prestatyn fire deaths: family thanks community and emergency services

A statement has been released from the family of the victims of the house fire in Prestatyn on Friday night that claimed four lives and left a 23-year-old man in a serious condition in hospital.

The family of Lee-Anna Shiers, Skye Allen , Bailey Allen and Charlie Timbrell wish to thank the community of Prestatyn for all their flowers, cards and messages of condolences.

A special thanks from all the family goes to those individuals who made every effort on this tragic night to help and assist with the rescue of Lee-Anna, Liam, Charlie, Skye and Bailey and those who offered their support to the fire service and police.

Thanks also go to all the hospital staff who have assisted in the care and treatment of those concerned in this heartbreaking incident.

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