London: Woman, 27, arrested for ‘neglect’ after house fire in Sutton

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A woman has been arrested on suspicion of abandoning her child after four boys died in a house fire.

The children, three and four-year-old twins, were killed when one blaze was held at an estate in Sutton.

Paramedics fought to save the boys – who were involved – and took them to the hospital, but they were unable to revive them.

A 27-year-old woman has been detained by the police.

No further details about her identity or relationships with the deceased have been revealed.

About 60 firefighters were dispatched to the address shortly before 7 p.m. last night and pulled the boys out of the burning rubble.

The cause of the fire is ‘currently unknown’ and an investigation to determine how it started is underway.

The fire was described as ‘well developed’ by the time the fire brigade got there (Image: LNP)
Firefighters and paramedics fought to save the boys at the scene before taking them to hospital but could do nothing to revive them (Image: PA)

London Fire Brigade deputy commissioner Richard Mills confirmed the two boys were twins and said that ‘when we arrived there were only four children we had saved at the time’ in the home.

He added: ‘I cannot confirm what is happening in relation to any other people in the building.’

Mr Mills expressed gratitude to emergency services workers ‘who worked incredibly hard to save these children’s lives’, adding that ‘they did all they could’.

Crews who attended the tragedy, some of whom took ambulances in the hospital to continue CPR, are being assisted by counselors.

The exhibits have been left outside the address and the community is in deep shock after the tragedy (Image: PA)
An investigation is underway to determine how the fire took place (Image: PA)

Director Rob Shepherd said in a statement this morning: ‘The thoughts of everyone at Southern Regional Command are with the family and friends of these four young children who have suffered loss. catastrophic and catastrophic tonight.

‘I know these sentiments will be shared by the local community, Sutton and London at large.

‘We remain on the scene with our emergency services colleagues and will be working through the night and beyond.

“At this early stage, the cause of the fire remains unknown and will be investigated.”

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