Fire accused Melanie Smith 'threatened to burn home' court hears

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A woman accused of starting a fire which killed five members of a family had previously threatened to burn down the home of a love rival, a jury heard.

Melanie Smith, 42, who lived in the flat below the family in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, denies five murders.

Witness Samantha Schofield said she had been warned that Ms Smith had threatened to burn her house down.

The prosecution at Mold Crown Court claims she started the blaze in a row over a pushchair. The trial continues.

BBC Wales Today's Matthew Richards reports.

Family fire death accused's 'threat'

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