Sentencing of Prestatyn woman for five murders

Melanie Smith
Melanie Smith was found guilty of murdering five members of the same family Credit: North Wales Police

A "drunk and jealous" woman will be sentenced today after a jury found her guilty of murdering five members of the same family in a house in Prestatyn. Melanie Smith, 43, deliberately set fire to a pushchair because she was angry it had been left in a shared hallway.

Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her four-year-old nephew, Bailey, and two-year-old niece, Skye, died in the arson attack at their home on 19 October last year.

Ms Shiers' 15-month-old son Charlie and his father Liam Timbrell, 23, were rescued from the first-floor flat by firefighters, but died later in hospital.

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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.