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Man charged with murders of mom and two daughters after Nottingham flat fireplace



A person has been accused of murdering a mom and her two daughters after a flat fireplace in Nottingham, police say.

Jamie Barrow, 31, has been charged with the murders of Fatoumatta Hydara, 28, and her daughters Fatimah Drammeh, three, and Naeemah Drammeh, one, following a blaze at their residence in Clifton, Nottinghamshire Police mentioned.

Ms Hydara, 28, had been on life assist after the hearth in Fairisle Shut, Clifton, within the early hours of Sunday.

She had been rushed to Queen’s Medical Centre following the hearth in Fairisle Shut shortly after 3.15am. Her two youngsters have been taken to the identical hospital after the blaze however died shortly afterwards.

Officers mentioned Mr Barrow, of Fairisle Shut, can be saved in custody in a single day to seem at Nottingham Magistrates’ Courtroom on Friday.

Assistant Chief Constable Rob Griffin, of Nottinghamshire Police, mentioned: “Our ideas stay with the household at this extremely painful time, in addition to the communities which have been affected by this most tragic of incidents.

Fatoumatta Hydara, 28, together with her youngsters Naeemah Drammeh, one, and Fatimah Drammeh, three

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“The grief this household has been put via is meaningless.

“Giant groups of detectives have been working relentlessly alongside specialist search items and forensic specialists to grasp the complete circumstances behind this deliberate fireplace.

“Following these inquiries, we now have charged a suspect with three counts of homicide. The household are conscious of this improvement and I wish to sincerely thank them for his or her persistence and understanding as we do every little thing we probably can to achieve justice for Fatoumatta, Fatimah and Naeemah.”

Earlier this week, police described the tragedy as having been an an “extraordinarily traumatic occasion” for the household, which incorporates the lady’s husband and the daddy of the 2 youngsters.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Sinski mentioned: “We’re coping with some of the horrendous crimes – the demise of two younger youngsters and their mom.

“It is a deeply upsetting tragedy and I can solely think about the household’s ache.”

Earlier than information of Ms Hydara’s demise broke, her husband Aboubacarr Drammeh mentioned he was but to “come to phrases” with the deaths of his two youngsters.

The 40-year-old, who arrived on the scene on Sunday from the US, informed The Instances: “I’m simply grieving. I’ve come straight right here from the airport and now I’m going to the hospital to see my spouse.

“I don’t know what has occurred right here. That is simply so upsetting. I haven’t began to return to phrases with what has occurred.”

An area resident, who requested to not be named, was alerted by a hearth engine’s lights whereas watching a movie, after which noticed smoke billowing from the rear home windows of the first-floor flat.

He informed reporters after the Sunday blaze that he has seen “the blue lights and smoke was popping out of the highest home windows.”

The eyewitness mentioned the older youngster was introduced out of the property first, with the one-year-old being carried out by a single firefighter shortly afterwards.

Estimating that CPR was then carried out on the scene for round 20 minutes, the person added: “It was darkish and raining and with the smoke I couldn’t see what was occurring behind the hearth engine.

“It’s sickening. I really feel so sorry for the household. How is she going to really feel when she finds out she’s misplaced the youngsters?”

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