Sharkey fire trial: ‘Shouts heard’ during blaze

3 members of the Sharkey family died in their home in Helensburgh. Picture: Robert Perry
3 members of the Sharkey family died in their home in Helensburgh. Picture: Robert Perry
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THE Sharkey fire deaths murder trial has been told how shouts of “get out” and “dad” were heard after the blaze took hold at their home.

Next-door neighbour Diane White, 67, told the High Court in Glasgow she woke up at 5am on 24 July 2011 and heard Thomas Sharkey Jnr, 21, shout “dad” but then never heard his voice again.

Mrs White was giving evidence at the trial of Scott Snowden and Robert Jennings, 
who deny torching the house in Helensburgh.

Thomas Sharkey Jnr and his sister Bridget, eight, died in the blaze at their home on 24 July 2011. Their father, Thomas Snr, 55, died in hospital days later.

Both accused also deny a charge of attempting to murder Mr Sharkey’s wife Angela, 48, who survived the fire.

John Hann, 63, from Helensburgh, also told how he saw two thick clouds of smoke at around 5am as he sat in the taxi rank at Helensburgh train station.

The trial before Lord Matthews continues.