Thomas and Bridget Sharkey
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Community key to fire deaths case

Police investigating the deaths of a man and his sister in a deliberate house fire in Helensburgh have said the answer lies in the local community.

Thomas Sharkey, 21, died in the blaze at his family home in Scott Court at about 0500 BST on Sunday.

His sister Bridget, eight, died later in hospital. Their parents, Angela, 46, and Thomas, 55, both survived the fire and are in a critical but stable condition.

Lorna Gordon reports.

  • 25 Jul 2011