Two Charged With Murder Over Salford House Fire That Killed Three Children

Two people have charged with murder after a house fire killed three children in Salford.

Siblings Demi Pearson, 14, Brandon, eight, and Lacie, seven, died in the fire at the terraced house in Jackson Street in Walkden in the early hours of Monday morning.

Their mother Michelle, 35, and sister Lia, three, remain in hospital. Two 16-year-old boys managed to get out. 

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Emergency services at the scene of the fire

Zac Bolland, 23, and Courtney Brierley, 20, both of Worsley, Salford, were each charged with three counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and one count of arson with intent to endanger life.

They are due in Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning.

Demi Pearson was pronounced dead at the scene and her eight-year-old brother Brandon and seven-year-old sister Lacie later died in hospital.

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