North East Wales

Prestatyn fire death: Appeal for mobile phone footage

Lee-Anne Shiers, Charlie Timbrell, Skye Allen, Bailey Allen
Image caption Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her son Charlie Timbrell, niece Skye, two and nephew Bailey Allen, four, all died

Detectives investigating a fire that killed a woman and three children have asked witnesses who may have filmed the scene on mobile phones to come forward.

Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her 15-month-old son Charlie, nephew Bailey Allen, four, and two-year-old niece Skye died after the blaze in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, on Friday.

North Wales Police said any footage could be vital.

A woman, 42, is on bail and no further action will be taken against a man, 45.

Det Supt John Chapman said: "I am particularly eager to hear from anyone who was in Maes y Groes after the fire had started to possibly offer assistance and may have filmed the scene on their mobile phone or other electronic device.

"I need those people to come forward so we can view any footage. It may well contain information which will help us build up a full picture of events.

"I understand that some individuals who may have filmed the scene could not have imagined the tragic outcome [and] may feel guilty about their actions but the footage could contain a vital piece of information and so I'd urge them to come forward.

"Detectives will treat any approaches from members of the public who may have filmed the scene with sensitivity and understanding."

Ms Shiers died in the blaze along with her niece and nephew, while her son died at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool surrounded by his family.

Liam Timbrell, 23, Ms Shiers' partner and Charlie's father, remains in hospital.

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