Derby

Jury goes out in Buxton fire death children trial

Fiona Adams, who escaped from the fire with her baby son
Image caption Ms Adams has denied starting the fire

A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of a mother charged with murdering two of her children in a Derbyshire house fire.

Fiona Adams escaped with baby son Kiernan, but daughter Niamh, five, and elder son Cayden, two, died in the blaze at Edale Way, Buxton, last April.

The 24-year-old has denied two charges of murder at Nottingham Crown Court.

She said she was about to throw them to safety, but when she turned around "they weren't there anymore".

Ms Adams denies an additional charge of grievous bodily harm and one of arson with intent.

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