A murder investigation has been launched after two children died and a woman was critically injured in a fire at a flat in Nottingham, police have said.
The fire occurred in the first-floor flat of a two-storey residential property in Clifton, at about 3.17am on Sunday. Fire crews tackled the blaze, and it was extinguished by about 4am.
A woman and two children, aged three and one, were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. Despite the efforts of medical staff, the two children were pronounced dead at the hospital.
Nottinghamshire police said the woman remained in a critical condition.