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

A murder investigation has been launched after two children died in a flat fire in Nottingham.

The children, 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 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 fire crews tackled the blaze.

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.

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