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Burglar who killed girl, eight, and her father in house fire jailed for 20 years

Daniel Jones Credit: West Yorkshire Police

A burglar who killed an eight-year-old girl and her father by setting their home alight has been jailed for 20 years by a judge at Leeds Crown Court.

Andrew Broadhead and his daughter Kiera died in the arson attack on their home at Stanley near Wakefield last year.

Daniel Jones, 29, torched their home because he wrongly thought he'd been caught on CCTV burgling a nearby house a few days earlier.

Jones had denied murder but a jury found him guilty of manslaughter.



Fundraising appeal reaches nearly £10,000 for fatal fire family

A fundraising appeal has raised nearly ten thousand pounds for the family of a father and daughter who were killed in a house fire in Wakefield.

Andrew Broadhead tried to save daughter Kiera

Police, who believe an arsonist set fire to the home of Andrew and Kiera Broadhead in the early hours of Wednesday, are still looking for the person responsible.

An online fundraising campaign has been set up to help their family recover.

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