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McElhill fire deaths: Relatives sue for damages

28 February 2013 Last updated at 19:29 GMT

A health authority and a police force are being sued over a case in which a convicted sex offender killed himself and his family in a house fire.

Relatives are claiming there was negligence in the supervision and monitoring of Arthur McElhill, who set fire to his house in Omagh, Co Tyrone.

The fire in 2007 claimed the lives of his partner, Lorraine McGovern, 29, and their five young children.

The relatives have lodged legal papers at the High Court in Belfast.

Julian Fowler reports for BBC Newsline.