Freckleton Fire: Teenager Guilty Of Killing Four Siblings

24 July 2013, 15:08 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A teenager has been found guilty of starting a fire in a bedroom wardrobe which killed four members of the same family in Freckleton, Lancashire.

Four-year-old twins Holly and Ella Smith and their two-year-old brother Jordan were asleep as the fire took hold on January 7th last year.

Their 19-year-old brother Reece went upstairs to try and rescue them but was overcome by smoke.

Dyson Allen, who's 19, was convicted of four counts of manslaughter at Preston Crown Court, but cleared of their murders.

Members of the victims' family shouted "yes" as guilty verdicts were read out.

Allen will be sentenced on September 27th.