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Detectives given more time to question Derrylin fire suspect

Detectives investigating a house fire in Derrylin which claimed the lives of four people have been granted extra time to question a man arrested on suspicion of murder.

A spokesman for the PSNI said officers have been granted an additional 36 hours to question the 27-year-old, who was arrested at the scene of the blaze.

Police confirmed on Thursday that a body of a young child had been recovered from the scene.

While police have not yet confirmed the names of those who died, the landlord of the house, Tommy Fee (57), identified the tenants as Edward Gossett (16), his sister Diane Gossett (19), their mother Crystal Gossett, and Diane's young daughter, who he believes was aged under two.

It is believed the tennants were originally from England.

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The toddler believed to have died in the fire

 

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