Building work starts at Penistone fire death house after campaigners raise funds

Picture shows police scientific support at the scene of a housefire in which a nine-year-old boy and a 44-year-old man have died after a house fire in Penistone, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire. See Ross Parry copy RPYFIRE : A 12-year-old left critically injured in a blaze which killed his younger brother and dad has died - after fighting for life for five days.  Brave Jack Sykes was found alive in his burning home on Penistone, South Yorks., last Wednesday and rushed to hospital where he battled for survival.  But, tragically, the young lad passed away on Monday night, police have revealed.  His nine-year-old brother Paul and dad Darren, 44, both perished in the blaze, which police and fire investigators have ruled was started deliberately.  They found a number of seats of fire inside the property and evidence that an accelerant was used to fuel the blaze.  Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.  According to neighbours, Darren and the boys' mum Claire separated earlier this

Picture shows police scientific support at the scene of a housefire in which a nine-year-old boy and a 44-year-old man have died after a house fire in Penistone, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire. See Ross Parry copy RPYFIRE : A 12-year-old left critically injured in a blaze which killed his younger brother and dad has died - after fighting for life for five days. Brave Jack Sykes was found alive in his burning home on Penistone, South Yorks., last Wednesday and rushed to hospital where he battled for survival. But, tragically, the young lad passed away on Monday night, police have revealed. His nine-year-old brother Paul and dad Darren, 44, both perished in the blaze, which police and fire investigators have ruled was started deliberately. They found a number of seats of fire inside the property and evidence that an accelerant was used to fuel the blaze. Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death. According to neighbours, Darren and the boys' mum Claire separated earlier this

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Rebuilding work has begun at a house in South Yorkshire where a man killed himself and his two sons in a fire.

Claire Throssell’s ex-husband Darren Sykes set fire to the building after luring his sons Paul, nine and Jack, 12, to the property in Penistone on October 22.

A charity appeal in aid of Ms Throssell has been set up with the aim of raising enough money to help her restore the property and sell it.

Campaigners have raised £8,000 so far but aim to get to £50,000 in total.

Ms Throssell told the BBC: “It’s just amazing, the people are just awesome and I just can’t believe that so many people are carrying that love for my boys.

“It’s keeping their memory alive. They were the best part of me, they were my life and it’s lovely that people love them for who they were.”

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