Reece, Holly and Ella, and Jordan
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Freckleton fire: Dyson Allen guilty of sibling deaths

A teenager has been found guilty of manslaughter after starting a fire that killed four siblings in Freckleton, Lancashire.

Four-year-old twins Holly and Ella Smith and brothers Jordan, two, and Reece, 19, died of smoke inhalation on 7 January 2012.

Dyson Allen, 19, had denied starting the fire in a bedroom wardrobe in the dormer bungalow.

Ed Thomas looks at the background to the case.

  • 24 Jul 2013
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