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Joe McCafferty death: Two bailed in 1997 fire murder probe

Joe McCafferty Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption Joe McCafferty died from injuries suffered in the house fire

Two people arrested on suspicion of murdering a seven-year-old boy in a house fire 18 years ago have been released on bail.

Joe McCafferty died after petrol was poured through a letterbox on Haywood Avenue, Huddersfield, on 3 May 1997.

A man, 65, and a 60-year-old woman were questioned by West Yorkshire Police on Wednesday.

The arrests followed an anniversary appeal by Joe's mother, Tracey, on Friday.

Joe's aunt, two cousins and older brother were also in the house when it was set alight.

He later died in hospital.

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