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‪Man and woman arrested following fatal Stafford fire released on bail‬

A man and woman arrested in connection with a house fire in Stafford that claimed the lives of four young children have been released on bail.

A 24-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence on Friday (8 February).

The arrests followed a house fire in Sycamore Lane, Highfields, Stafford, on Tuesday (5 February) in which four children tragically lost their lives. 

The man and woman arrested are living at an address out of the area. 

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: “We understand this incident has had a huge impact on the community in Highfields and beyond and we appreciate there will continue to be demand for information. 

“We urge people not to speculate as to what may have happened. We are grateful for the community’s ongoing support and patience as the investigation continues. 

“We will provide further updates as soon as we are able to.”

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