Sandbach house fire: Dead boy named as Lucas Carter

Scene of a house fire
Image caption Emergency crews were called to house in the early hours of Sunday morning

An eight-year-old boy who died in a house fire has been named as Lucas Carter.

The youngster was rescued from the building in Platt Avenue in Sandbach, Cheshire, in the early hours of Sunday. He later died.

His mother, 35-year-old Kelly-Anne Carter, is being treated in hospital for serious burns.

A Cheshire Police statement said: "Our thoughts are with Lucas' family at this difficult time."

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