Northern Ireland

Remembrance service for Derrylin house fire victims

The victims were (from left) Denise Gossett, her son Roman, daughter Sabrina and granddaughter Morgana Image copyright Family photos
Image caption Denise Gossett, her son Roman, her daughter Sabrina and her granddaughter Morgana

About 100 people have attended a service for a family killed in a house fire in County Fermanagh in February.

They were Denise Gossett, her 16-year-old son Roman Gosset, her 19-year-old daughter Sabrina Gosset and Sabrina's 15-month-old baby girl, Morgana Quinn.

Flowers and teddy bears have also been left near their gutted bungalow on Molly Road, Derrylin.

Police renewed their appeal to anyone who was in contact with the family before their deaths to come forward.

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Image caption The family were killed in a house fire on their Derrylin home on 27 February

Wednesday's interdenominational service was held at Derrylin's Church of Ireland Parish Church.

Denise Gossett's older daughter, Samantha, travelled from England to attend and was accompanied by her husband.

'Stunned and bewildered'

The Reverend Alastair Donaldson conveyed thanks on their behalf to the community for the support offered.

Father Gerard Alwill said the incident had shocked the village.

"The events of that Tuesday morning in late February brought a huge sense of shock to everyone in our community," the priest said.

"The loss of so many lives across three generations of the one family left us stunned and bewildered."

Prayers were also said for those who had tried to rescue the family and the emergency services who attended the scene.

Image caption A church bulletin said the service would mark "the recent tragedy in our parish"

On Monday, Enniskillen Magistrates' Court was told the four victims' remains have been formally identified and post-mortem examinations have been completed.

A 27-year-old man has been charged with their murders and he remains in custody.

'Vital information'

Members of the family used different names and the PSNI said Denise Gosset was also known as Crystal while Sabrina Gosset was also known as Elektra.

Renewing the appeal for information, Det Insp Peter McKenna asked for "anyone who was in contact with Denise, Sabrina or Roman in the weeks leading up to their murders to get in touch with detectives".

"I would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Molly Road between the hours of midnight on Monday, 26 February through to 07.20 GMT on Tuesday, 28 February.

"Any information, no matter how trivial it may seem, could prove to be vital to this investigation," he added.

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