Police appeal to youths after fatal Wragby farm fire

Isobel June Dobson Isobel Dobson died in a van which had caught fire

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Police want to speak to three youths seen in a field next to a burning farm in West Yorkshire in which a two-year-old girl died.

Isobel Dobson died in a van which caught fire at Hessle Farm in Wragby, near Wakefield, on 30 September.

The youths were seen in a field next to the barn after the fire broke out. Police are urging them to come forward.

The cause of the fire is unknown. Isobel's stepfather, who was arrested over the incident, remains on bail.

Det Supt Sukhbir Singh said the youths were captured on footage taken by a local resident.

He added: "This was a tragic incident in which a young girl lost her life.

"These three youths may have seen something which could help us with out inquiries. I would urge them to get in touch immediately."

The burning barn Police want to speak to three youths seen in a field overlooking the burning barn

The family had been at the farm tending to a horse before the fire started in a barn being used to store hay.

Isobel's one-year-old half-sister, who was also in the van, was rescued from the vehicle and treated for burns.

Mr Singh said the cause of the fire had not yet been established and a joint investigation by the police and fire service was continuing.

An inquest into Isobel's death opened last week and was adjourned.

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