Nottingham: Murder arrest as children, three and one, die in flat fire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two children died in a flat fire in Nottingham.
The girls, aged three and one, died in hospital after the blaze in Fairlisle Close, Clifton, early on Sunday morning.
A woman has also been left critically injured, Nottinghamshire Police said.
A 31-year-old man from Clifton has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He is also being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder.
A joint fire and police investigation has concluded the fire, which was extinguished at about 04:00 GMT, was started deliberately.
The fire was in a first floor flat of a two-storey residential property.
Neighbouring properties were temporarily evacuated as crews tackled the blaze.
By Sarah Hawley, BBC East Midlands Today
The scene here is cordoned off with a lone police officer standing guard.
Forensic teams are coming in and out of the property as investigations continue.
I've just spoken to one of the inspectors who says this is a devastating incident both for the emergency services and the local community.
Lots of residents who were evacuated last night are now back in their homes but the area is very quiet.
I've spoken to several neighbours on this street, some of whom witnessed the fire and rescue attempts.
They're very upset by what they saw. They all say it's incredibly sad.
The injured woman, who is thought to be in her 30s, and the children were initially treated at the scene by paramedics for smoke inhalation and taken to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.
Det Ch Insp Greg McGill, who is leading the investigation, said: "This is a deeply tragic incident and we have a large team working tirelessly to understand the full circumstances.
"Whilst we have now made an arrest, the investigation remains at an early stage and we are continuing to appeal to anyone who has even the slightest bit of information, or even CCTV or dash-cam footage, to please come forward."
Insp Ben Lawrence said the Clifton community would see a "high presence of officers" in the area while inquiries continued.
Chris Clark, from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, added: "Alongside the police we will now investigate the cause of this fire and tragic loss of life.
"We recognise what has happened will be deeply distressing for the local community, and we will be in the area to offer reassurance to residents over the coming days."
Nottingham City Council leader David Mellen said the loss of two young children was "completely heart breaking" and the authority would "do all it can" to support the family and community.
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