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Man appears in court charged over Derrylin fire deaths

A blaze broke out at a remote house on Molly Road in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh, on February 27.

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Forensic and fire officers at a house in Derrylin, Fermanagh (Brian Lawless/PA)

Forensic and fire officers at a house in Derrylin, Fermanagh (Brian Lawless/PA)

Forensic and fire officers at a house in Derrylin, Fermanagh (Brian Lawless/PA)

A 27-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murdering four people, including a baby, in a fire.

Daniel Allen, of Molly Road, Enniskillen, was led handcuffed into the dock at Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

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Daniel Allen is led away from Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court

Daniel Allen is led away from Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court

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Daniel Allen is led away from Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court

He was charged with the murder of four people, who have not yet been identified.

A blaze broke out at a remote house on Molly Road in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh, on February 27.

A woman, two teenagers and a toddler are believed to have died in the fire.

Police are still working to formally identify the victims.

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The house in Derrylin (Brian Lawless/PA)

The house in Derrylin (Brian Lawless/PA)

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The house in Derrylin (Brian Lawless/PA)

During his brief court appearance, Allen was also charged with arson.

Dressed in a grey tracksuit, with long hair and a beard, he only spoke to say he understood the charges against him.

A detective inspector told the court he believed he could connect the accused to the charges against him.

No further details about the case were opened during the hearing.

A defence lawyer told the court he would not be making a bail application.

Allen was remanded in custody to appear back before the court via videolink in three weeks.

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