South West Wales

Alltwen fire: Jac Davies' mother investigated by police

Jac, 4, died following a house fire on July 27 Image copyright Family picture
Image caption Jac, 4, died following a house fire on July 27

The mother of a four-year-old boy who died in a house fire has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect.

Jac Davies died following a blaze at his family home in Alltwen, Neath Port Talbot, in the early hours of July 27.

His mother Jenny, 28, escaped the fire with her 11-month-old baby and daughter Kelsey, six, while other son Riley, three, was rescued by a firefighter.

An inquest into Jac's death was adjourned last month.

South Wales Police have confirmed a woman was arrested and bailed last month in connection with the incident.

Police have not named the woman involved but it is understood to be Jac's mother.

A spokesman said: "A 28-year-old woman from the Pontardawe area has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect and is currently on police bail while enquiries continue."

A pre-inquest into Jac's death will be held on January 25.

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