A 14, 8 & 7-year-old has been killed in a devastating house fire which is being treated as murder.
Cops are treating the deaths as ‘Murder’ by fire and have now arrested a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman.
A three-year-old girl is also fighting for her life in hospital and her mother is in a serious condition.
Police have launched a murder inquiry after three children died in a suspected arson attack on a house in Salford.
Emergency services responded to reports of a fire at 4.58am on Jackson Street, Worsley in Greater Manchester.
Sadly Demi Pearson aged 14 was declared dead at the scene following the horrific arson attack which ripped through the house.
Another boy aged eight-year-old and a girl aged seven-year-old have also sadly died in hospital.
Michelle Pearson aged 35 the mother of all four children is also in a serious condition and is fighting for her life.
Greater Manchester Police said a manhunt was underway for a suspect and the force was “keeping an open mind” as to whether the incident was gang-related.
Chief Superintendent Wayne Miller said: “The death of these three children is heartbreaking. Our thoughts are with their loved ones and the little girl and her mum who are in hospital fighting for their lives.
“We currently have specially-trained officers with the family to help them through this devastating time.”
He called on the suspect to “give himself up”, adding that “he knows who he is”.
“This is a fast-moving live investigation and we have a major investigation team with scores of dedicated detectives working tirelessly,” he continued.
“I want to describe what this incident is; it’s the murder, using fire, of three children and we have a three-year-old girl fighting for her life who is seriously ill.
“This will devastate this family forever and words cannot describe what they are going through. We need the public’s help to find the answers the family deserve.
“We want to make arrests as soon as possible and we appeal to local people to help us in this.”
Two 16-year-old boys managed to get out of the house before fire crews could arrive. they are believed to be safe and well.
Greater Manchester Police have now referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission because they had been called to the address due to an “earlier incident at the address” hours before.
Jackson Street has been closed off with large steel barriers and firefighters are still monitoring hot spots within the property,
Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this devastating fire.
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