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Funeral date set for mother and two children killed in Collingham house fire

The funerals of a mother and her two children killed in a house fire near Newark will take place this weekend (Saturday January 26, 2019).

Justine Collison, 33, died in the blaze along with Isabella, 8, and Harvey, 5. Credit: Facebook

Justine Collison, 8-year-old Isabella and Harvey who was five, died in December at their home in Collingham.

Justine's husband Gavin Collison, 34, was in hospital for two weeks after suffering serious injuries in the blaze. The children's 53-year-old grandmother escaped unhurt.

The cause of the fire at the house in Newark is still not known Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police say the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Their funerals - which will be private - will take place at St Mary Magdalene Church in Newark.

"The family has requested us to ask well-wishers and the media to respect their privacy during these events.  

The funeral and private service will not be open to the public or media and the family has asked for absolute privacy at this very difficult time.  

We’d like to thank local people and all of those who’ve sent in messages and provided support and also for their understanding during this time."

– Spokesperson Nottinghamshire Police