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Woman arrested after two sets of twin boys die in Sutton house fire

Woman arrested after two sets of twin boys die in Sutton house fire
Sommige 60 crew and eight fire engines sent to incident on Thursday

A woman has been arrested after two sets of twin boys described by locals as “sweet and happy” died in a house fire in Sutton, south Londen.

A 27-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect, the Met Police confirmed. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Sommige 60 firefighters and eight fire engines attended the fire at a terraced house in Collingwood Road at around 6.55pm on Thursday.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus entered the property and were said to have been faced with an intense blaze throughout the whole ground floor, before bringing out four young children – all of whom are believed to be related.

They were given CPR by firefighters at the scene, who continued to administer treatment until London Ambulance Service crews arrived.

All four children were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

The London Fire Brigade later confirmed that the deceased, found alone in the property when crews entered to tackle the blaze, were two sets of male twins aged four and three.

The boys all attended nearby Westbourne Primary School, which said it was “devastated” at the news of the deaths.

“Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the family and anyone else affected by this heart-breaking event,” a spokesperson told Die Onafhanklike. “We will continue to support the children, the staff, the families and the community through these very difficult times.”

The boys, described by locals assweet and happy”, are said to have attended school as normal on Thursday.

A neighbour told Mail Online: “Everyone has been really sympathetic. We used to see the mum who is in her twenties in the morning.

The boys went to the same school as mine. They looked really happy. The boys looked really sweet and nothing seemed out of order.

I didn’t know them personally. I only saw their mum in the morning. Everyone in this road knew them and the boys were really cute.

Mourners paid their respects by laying wreaths of flowers and toys at the scene of the tragedy. The tributes were addressed to Kyson, Bryson, Leyton and Logan

Deputy commissioner Richard Mills said when firefighters arrived at the house in Sutton, the blaze wasvery well-developedand only the children were inside.

He told reporters at the scene: “I can confirm that they are two sets of twins, ages four and ages three.Asked if anyone else was in the home, hy het gesê: “On arrival there were four children in the house.

On the impact of the incident on fire crews, hy het gesê: “It’s a very traumatic event. “Hulle (firefighters) attended a very well-developed fire; they got there in under three minutes.

Second two machines within seven minutes. Entering a building and rescuing life is always a very difficult place to be. The age of the children, the fact they are so young will have a profound impact on them.

The cause of the fire is being investigated and the arrested woman remained in police custody on Friday.

Superintendent Rob Shepherd said on Thursday: “The thoughts of everyone at the South Area Command Unit are with the family and friends of these four young children, who have suffered such a devastating and tragic loss.

“I know these sentiments will be shared by the local community, Sutton and London as a whole.

We remain on scene with our emergency service colleagues and will be working through the night and beyond. At this very early stage the cause of the fire is unknown and will be investigated.

Additional reporting by Persvereniging