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Funeral held for four children who died in Stafford house fire

Riley, Tilly Rose, Olly and Keegan died in the house fire. Credit: ITV News Central

The funeral of four children who died in a house fire in Stafford has taken place.

Riley Holt, eight, Keegan Unitt, six, Tilly Rose Unitt, four, and three-year-old Olly Unitt died after a fire broke out at a house on Sycamore Lane last month.

Today, their coffins were pulled by two horse-drawn carriages which took them from the Highfields Estate to the crematorium for a private funeral.

Two horse-drawn carriages carried the children's coffins from the Highfields Estate to the crematorium. Credit: ITV News Central
The fire broke out in the early hours of February 5th. Credit: PA

People were asked to leave teddy bears in their windows as the cortege passed along Silkmore Lane, Radford Bank and Baswich Lane to Stafford crematorium. Cuddly toys were also put inside the funeral carriages along with purple ribbons.

A memorial service is being planned for the local community at a later date.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.