Prestatyn fire jury retires to consider verdict

The jury in the trial of Melanie Smith, accused of the murder of five members of the same family in a fire in Prestatyn, has retired to consider its verdict.

She denies five counts of murder and one charge of making threats to cause harm by fire.

Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her partner Charlie Timbrell, 23, their 15-month-old son Charlie, and her nephew Bailey Allen, 4, and niece Skye Allen, 2, died in the blaze last October.


Prestatyn arsonist gets 30 years

Melanie Smith has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for murdering five members of a family in a flat fire in Prestatyn.