Prestatyn fire deaths: Melanie Smith guilty of murder


A woman has been found guilty of murdering five members of a neighbouring family, including three children, by starting a fire.

Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her nephew Bailey, four, niece Skye, two, partner Liam Timbrell, 23, and son Charlie, 15 months, died in the blaze in Prestatyn.

Melanie Smith, 43, was accused of starting the fire last October after a row over a pushchair left in a shared hallway.

Jon Brain reports.

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