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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.

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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.

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