Lancashire

Freckleton fire: Dyson Allen charged over four deaths

Reece Smith, Holly Smith, Ella Smith and Jordan Smith
Image caption The four siblings died in the fire at their house in January

A 19-year-old man has been charged with the murder of four siblings in a fire in Lancashire.

Reece Smith, 19, four-year-old twins Holly and Ella and two-year-old Jordan died in the blaze at their home in Lytham Road, Freckleton, on 7 January.

Dyson Allen, of no fixed address, will appear at Blackpool Magistrates' Court on Friday morning.

The children died from the effects of smoke inhalation as a result of the fire in the converted bungalow.

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