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Wales House Fire: Appeal For Mobile Footage
Mobile phone footage of a house fire that killed four members of the same family is being sought by detectives investigating the deaths.
The blaze in North Wales last Friday killed Steve Allen's four-year-old son Bailey, daughter Skye, two, sister Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, and her 15-month-old son Charlie.
Firefighters had rescued Charlie and his father Liam Timbrell, 23, from their first floor flat in Maes Y Groes, Prestatyn, but the youngster died on Sunday afternoon while Mr Timbrell remains in a serious condition in hospital.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Superintendent John Chapman, made a fresh appeal for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area just before 10pm to contact police.
"I am particularly eager to hear from anyone who was in Maes y Groes after the fire had started to possibly offer assistance and may have filmed the scene on their mobile phone or other electronic device," he said.
"I need those people to come forward so we can view any footage. It may well contain information which will help us build up a full picture of events.
"I understand that some individuals who may have filmed the scene could not have imagined the tragic outcome and may feel guilty about their actions.
"But the footage could contain a vital piece of information and so I'd urge them to come forward.
"Detectives will treat any approaches from members of the public who may have filmed the scene with sensitivity and understanding."
Two people arrested in connection with the fire have now been released.
A 42-year-old woman has been bailed and told to return to a police station in the near future, pending further inquiries, while a 45-year-old man has been released without charge.
In a statement issued by North Wales Police yesterday, Mr Allen and his fiancee Jonty Lewis said they had been left "devastated" by the loss of two of the four children.
Mr Allen said: "They were our world. Bailey with his cheeky smile and Skye was just beautiful. They were the most amazing kids in the world. Their smiles used to light up our day.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101.