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Prestatyn fire - fifth death

42-year-old Melanie Jane Smith is charged with four counts of murder, one count of arson with intent to endanger life and threats to commit criminal damage, following a fire in Prestatyn on Friday 19th October. She denies the charges.

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Woman to appear in court over Prestatyn house fire

Members of the public gather outside Prestatyn Magistrates' Court on Tuesday Credit: Ian Lang/ITV News Wales

Melanie Jane Smith is due to appear before magistrates in Prestatyn on Tuesday morning in connection with a house fire in Prestatyn.

The 42-year-old was charged with four counts of murder, one count of arson with intent to endanger life and threats to commit criminal damage yesterday.

Lee-Anna Shiers died in the fire along with her niece and nephew Bailey and Skye Allen. 15-month-old Charlie Timbrell died from burns suffered in the fire at Liverpool's Alder Hay Hospital.

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