North East Wales

Prestatyn fire: Liam Timbrell is fifth person to die

Lee-Anne Shiers, Charlie Timbrell, Skye Allen, Bailey Allen
Image caption Mr Timbrell survived for more than two weeks after the fire which killed four family members

A 23-year-old man has become the fifth person to die after a house fire in Denbighshire.

Liam Timbrell had been in a critical condition since the blaze on 19 October in Prestatyn and died on Monday at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital.

His partner Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, and their 15-month-old son Charlie died, along with Ms Shiers' nephew Bailey Allen, four, and niece Skye, two.

Melanie Smith, 42, has been remanded in custody charged with murder.

She is also accused of one count of arson with intent to endanger life and threats to commit criminal damage, and is to appear at Caernarfon Crown Court in January 2013.

Confirming Mr Timbrell's death, Det Supt John Chapman of North Wales Police said: "This is the fifth death as a result of the fire in Prestatyn.

"My sincere condolences go out to the families at this tragic time."

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites