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Woman charged with manslaughter after deaths of four young brothers in Sutton house fire

Woman charged with manslaughter after deaths of four young brothers in Sutton house fire

A woman has been charged with four counts of manslaughter after a fire which killed two sets of twin brothers in south London in 2021.

Deveca Rose, 29, has also been charged with child abandonment contrary to the Children and Young Persons Act 1933, the Metropolitan Police said.

She will appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Monday.

People lay flowers near the scene in Sutton, south London, where two sets of twin boys, aged three and four, died in a house fire (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)
People lay flowers near the scene in Sutton, south London, where two sets of twin boys, aged three and four, died in a house fire (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

The four children - Leyton and Logan Hoath, aged three, and Kyson and Bryson Hoath, aged four - died after the fire at an address in Collingwood Road, Sutton, at around 7pm on December 16 2021.

They were treated at the scene before being taken to two south London hospitals where they were pronounced dead.

The Met added: "Officers understand the significant impact on the local community following this devastating incident, and they would like to reassure people that this extremely complex investigation continues, supported by partner agencies including the Crown Prosecution Service and London Fire Brigade.

"It is imperative that no material or comments are published or shared online that could prejudice future court proceedings."