Nottingham: Murder probe as children, three and one, die in flat fire

A murder investigation has been launched after two children died in a flat fire in Nottingham.

The children, aged three and one, died in hospital after the blaze in Fairlisle Close, Clifton, early on Sunday morning.

A woman has also been left critically injured, Nottinghamshire Police said.

A joint fire and police investigation has concluded the fire, which was extinguished at about 04:00 GMT, was started deliberately.

The fire was in a first floor flat of a two-storey residential property.

Neighbouring properties were temporarily evacuated as fire crews tackled the blaze.

The scene here is cordoned off with a lone police officer standing guard.

Forensic teams are coming in and out of the property as investigations continue.

I’ve just spoken to one of the inspectors who says this is a devastating incident both for the emergency services and the local community.

Lots of residents who were evacuated last night are now back in their homes but the area is very quiet.

I’ve spoken…

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