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Police reassure Clifton residents after fatal flat fire – patrols increased

High-visibility patrols will continue to offer reassurance to the Clifton community after a fatal fire.

Officers have stepped up patrols to offer a visible reassurance to members of the public after two children, aged one and three, died following the flat fire in Fairisle Close, Clifton, at 3:17 am on Sunday 20 November 2022.

Detectives investigating the incident have arrested a man on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and inquiries are continuing in the area.

Inspector Karl Thomas, neighbourhood policing inspector for Nottingham South, which includes the Clifton area, said: “This was a tragic and traumatic incident and understandably residents in the area have been left distressed and deeply saddened by the deaths of two young children in their community.

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“My thoughts are with the family and friends of all those affected by this tragedy.

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“As the investigation continues, we are working closely with members of the local community, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and other partners. We have also increased patrols so that the extra police visibility serves as a message of reassurance.

“I would encourage any members of the public with concerns to speak to one of our officers. They will be on hand over the coming days to support people and I hope this provides reassurance to residents in Fairisle Close and the surrounding neighbourhood.

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“They are there to help and support you.

“We appreciate the support that we have been given by the local community already and would continue to urge anyone with information about this incident to get in touch.”

A 31-year-old man from Clifton remains in custody after being arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to submit it here: Public Portal (mipp.police.uk).

If you would prefer to speak to us, please call 101 and ask for Nottinghamshire Police quoting incident 110 of 20 November 2022.

Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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