A man has been charged with the murders of a mother and her two daughters, who all died after a flat fire.
One-year-old Naeemah Drammeh and Fatimah Drammeh, aged three, were taken to hospital but later died after the fire in Fairisle Close, Clifton, Nottingham, on Sunday morning.
Their mother, 28-year-old Fatoumatta Hydara, was put on a life-support machine but died on Tuesday.
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A joint investigation by Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service concluded the fire was started deliberately.
Mr Barrow was arrested on Sunday and police were granted additional time to question him before he was charged with three counts of murder.
Assistant Chief Constable Rob Griffin, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family at this incredibly painful time, as well as the communities that have been affected by this most tragic of incidents.
“The grief this family has been put through is incomprehensible.
“Large teams of detectives have been working relentlessly alongside specialist search units and forensic experts to understand the full circumstances behind this deliberate fire.
“Following those inquiries, we have charged a suspect with three counts of murder.
“The family are aware of this development and I would like to sincerely thank them for their patience and understanding as we do everything we possibly can to gain justice for Fatoumatta, Fatimah and Naeemah.