Freckleton fire: Dyson Allen pleads not guilty to murder
A teenager has pleaded not guilty to the murder of four siblings who died in a house fire in Lancashire.
Dyson Allen, 19, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody at Preston Crown Court to face trial on 4 June.
He is charged with the murder of Reece Smith, 19, four-year-old twins Holly and Ella and Jordan, two, in a blaze at their Freckleton home on 7 January last year.
The children died from the effects of smoke inhalation.
Investigators said the blaze in the converted bungalow was started by a naked flame inside a wardrobe, in the children's bedroom of the house in Lytham Road.