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Police reveal names of three children who died in remote Welsh farmouse fire

The farmhouse at Llangammarch Wells was destroyed by fire (Picture: SWNS)
Three young children who w..

By admin , in UK , at December 8, 2017

Police reveal names of three children who died in remote Welsh farmouse fire
The farmhouse at Llangammarch Wells was destroyed by fire (Picture: SWNS)

Three young children who were killed in a Welsh farmhouse destroyed when a fire ripped through the building have been named by police.

The remote farmhouse caught fire on October 30 and the three children died alongside their father David Cuthbertson and two other children who have yet to be identified.

Just Raine, 11, his brother Reef Raine, 10 and their nine-year-old sister Misty Raine were formally identified this week.

A neighbour raised the alarm in the early hours of October 30 Llangammarch Wells, Powys, and three children, aged 13, 12, and 10, managed to escape unharmed.

Chief Superintendent Tony Brown, who is leading the operation at the farmhouse, said a fourth child’s body had been recovered but not formally identified, while work continued to recover the remains of the sixth person.

Police reveal names of three children who died in remote Welsh farmouse fire
David Cuthbertson died alongside his children in the fire (Picture: Dyfed Police)

He said: ‘We were working on the hypothesis that five children were unaccounted for following the fire, therefore work will continue to recover the remains of another body.

‘Our hearts go out to the family and our thoughts and prayers are with them.’

A fundraising page on Justgiving to raise money for the remaining members family has so far raised more than £23,000 with nearly 800 people donating.

Summer Kidd said: ‘Thanks in behalf of myself and the other family members affected by this tragedy. We’re very humbled by the fact so many people care.

Police reveal names of three children who died in remote Welsh farmouse fire
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Slevin (left) and Chief Superintendent Tony Brown (Picture: PA)

‘We read all of your messages and well wishes.’

Ron Birchall, 73, said Mr Cuthbertson brought up seven children alone and was ‘a great father’.

He said: ‘We are close neighbours and Dave would always acknowledge us whether he was in the car or walking.

‘My wife always talked to Dave so she is absolutely devastated.

‘I knew him as a good father and a gentle fella. My wife would say he was an exceptional father. All the other villagers are upset by this because Dave has been in the village for about 15 years.’

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