Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Funeral held for Penistone fire death brothers

Jack and Paul Sykes Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption The funeral of Jack and Paul Sykes will be held at St John's Church, Penistone

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of two brothers who died after a fire was started deliberately at their South Yorkshire home.

Paul Sykes, nine, died at Tennyson Close, Penistone, on 22 October. His brother Jack, 12, died six days later.

Their father, Darren, 44, also died. Police say the fire was started deliberately and are not looking for anyone in connection with the deaths.

The funeral took place at St John's Church, Penistone.

Paying tribute to the two boys, Andrew Platt, headteacher at Paul's school Springvale Primary, said: "Both Paul and Jack packed a great deal in to their time that they had.

"They brought joy and happiness to others."

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