Two sets of twins, aged four and three, were rushed to hospital but sadly all four were later pronounced dead. They have been named as Kyson, Bryson, Leyton and Logan, and affectionately nicknamed ‘the quads’ by those who knew them.
A woman arrested following a fire in Sutton has been bailed. The 27-year-old, who was arrested on suspicion of child neglect, will return to a south London police station in mid-January. The investigation, which is being led by detectives from the South Area Command Unit, is continuing. Four young children died following the fire at a house in Collingwood Road on the evening of Thursday, 16 December.
Firefighters, paramedics and police officers responded to the incident shortly after 19:00hrs. The four children were rescued from the building but despite the best efforts of the emergency services, they died a short time later. Although formal identification is yet to take place, officers are confident they are twins Leyton and Logan Hoath, aged three and Kyson and Bryson Hoath, aged four. The boys were all brothers. Their family members are being supported by specially trained officers.
Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer, policing commander for Sutton, Croydon and Bromley, said: “The thoughts of everyone at the Metropolitan Police are with the family and friends of the four young boys who lost their lives in this tragic incident. “We know it will have come as a great shock to the local community and as part of that community, we are here to offer whatever support we can. “Local detectives continue to investigate and will be working with colleagues from the London Fire Brigade to determine what caused the fire and to investigate any other relevant matters. “We will continue to work with the local authority and the wider community to support local residents as they come to terms with this tragic loss.”
Tributes have poured in for the four ‘amazing, happy and lovely’ boys killed in the ragic Sutton house fire. Firefighters pulled the four out of the blaze on Collingwood Road after being called shortly after 7pm. A woman, who has two children in the same primary school as the victims, and lives further along Collingwood Road. She said: “My son was very upset this morning, he’s old enough to understand. “I’ve seen the family at school, so awful that this could happen to them. They were so sweet. It happened so quickly, “I was only walking down this street yesterday, I’d never have believed something like this could happen and take innocent souls. A sad day for us all.” Another resident was very emotional when she came to lay flowers. She said: “They were such lovely boys, always giggling. “Very cheeky, they were a little pack together and they knew me as one of the mums from school. “Whenever I’d walk down the road or through the park, they’d pretend to chase me and they’d always be laughing together. “I saw the mother all the time at the school, she’d always be picking up or collecting her kids. “I live in the block of flats around the corner, and heard the noise and saw on facebook that it had happened. It’s going to have a big impact on the school, everyone knows everyone.”
Westbourne Primary School said they were “devastated” by this “heartbreaking event”, saying: “Westbourne Primary School and its entire community are devastated at the news of the tragic loss of the four children; our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the family and anyone else affected by this heartbreaking event. “We will continue to support the children, the staff, the families and the community through these very difficult times.”