Toddler dies after mother killed in fire in Prestatyn, North Wales
A TODDLER has become the fourth victim of the house fire that killed his mother and two young cousins.
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said 15-month-old Charlie Timbrell died at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool yesterday afternoon.
His mother Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, was killed after the blaze broke out in Prestatyn, North Wales.
Her nephew Bailey Allen, four, and niece Skye Allen, two, also died in the fire.
Firefighters managed to rescue Charlie and his father Liam Timbrell, 23, after their first floor flat was engulfed in flames on Friday night.
Mr Timbrell, who remains in a critical but stable condition, was later transferred to Whiston Hospital, Merseyside, while Charlie was moved to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.
Miss Shiers’s friend Chloe Hopkins, 20, described her as a “devoted mum” to Charlie.
She said: “I’m just devastated. She was the kindest person – she would do anything for anyone. I can’t think of anyone who would want to do this to her.”
Detective Superintendent John Chapman said: “My heart goes out to the family and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. We are deploying family liaison officers to work closely with the next of kin at this difficult time.”
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