Manchester Boyfriend Quizzed Over Blaze deaths

19 September 2012, 07:44 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A Manchester man is still being questioned by police, after his teenage girlfriend, her daughter and her mum died in a house blaze.

46 year old Kim Buckley, her daughter Kayleigh, 17, and six-month-old Kimberley all died when fire ripped through their home.

Up to 30 firefighters attended the fierce blaze at 15 Tillsland, Coed Eva, Cwmbran, south Wales, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Kayleigh had recently given birth to twin daughters and was still coming to terms with the tragedy of losing one shortly after birth.

27 year old Carl Mills, the father of the twins, was named locally as the boyfriend arrested by police on suspicion of murder.

He is known to have had a stormy relationship with grandmother Kim Buckley who was against her daughter seeing him from the outset.

One neighbour claimed he threatened to kill her during a heated argument several weeks before the fire.

Mrs Buckley had told neighbours that she “hated” him.

Police said they had arrested a 27 year old man, from the Manchester area, on suspicion of murder.

Officers had also been called to the family's three bedroom home on a number occasions in the past and because of the previous contact the case had been voluntarily referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, police said.

Neighbours said Mr Mills had been living rough in a tent close to the family's home for at least the last month.

An open field cordoned off yesterday by the police as part of the crime scene investigation clearly showed a dismantled tent only yards from the burned out home.