North East Wales

Prestatyn fire death: Suspects released without charge

Lee-Anne Shiers, Charlie Timbrell, Skye Allen, Bailey Allen
Image caption Neighbours tried to save the victims: Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her son Charlie Timbrell, niece Skye, two and nephew Bailey Allen, four

Two people questioned on suspicion of murder following a fire which killed four people in Denbighshire have been released from custody.

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 on Friday.

A 42-year-old woman has been released on bail pending further inquiries and no further action will be taken against a man, 45, North Wales Police say.

The investigation continues.

The suspects were released after police were granted an extra 36 hours on Sunday to question them.

Image caption Flowers were left outside the burnt out flat in tribute to the victims

It meant the pair could be held until 04:00 BST on Tuesday, before police had to charge or release them, or apply for another extension.

Ms Shiers and her niece and nephew died following the blaze, and police confirmed at the weekend that Charlie had died at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool surrounded by his family.

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

Meanwhile, Bodnant Community School has paid tribute to Bailey and his sister Skye.

In a letter sent to pupils' parents, Bodnant head teacher Helen Vernon says: "Skye was adored by everyone and was never without a smile on her face. She ran in every morning with her big brother ready to play.

"She was a joy to have in the playgroup."

'A brilliant brother'

The letter also says: "Bailey was a happy, loud and lively child who made a huge impact on our nursery class.

"Such a happy, kind, helpful boy, Bailey loved school. He loved to sing and a special favourite of his was Once I Caught a Fish Alive."

It adds: "Bailey was a brilliant brother who always gave Skye a lovely welcome and a hug when she arrived with Mum and Dad to pick him up.

"We will miss him so much and our nursery will not be the same without his smile."

The family has issued a statement thanking the community of Prestatyn for their flowers, cards and messages of condolences.

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