North Wales Police Det Sgt Dewi Jones
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Police hope 'landlords will learn' from Prestatyn flat fire

A fireman who owned the flat where five people died in a blaze has been jailed for 15 months.

Jay Liptrot, 43, from Prestatyn, Denbighshire, was on trial for manslaughter but the case was dropped after he admitted a lesser charge.

Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, Liam Timbrell, 23, their son Charlie, Ms Shiers' nephew Bailey, four, and niece Skye, two, died in his flat in Prestatyn in 2012.

He was sentenced at Caernarfon Crown Court on Friday.

In a statement read outside the court, North Wales Police Det Sgt Dewi Jones said the force hoped "every landlord will learn from this tragic event".

  • 20 Nov 2015