Man charged with murder after mum and two daughters die in flat fire

Undated family handout photo of Fatoumatta Hydara with her children Naeemah Drammeh, aged one, and Fatimah Drammeh, aged three. Ms Hydara, 28, died on Tuesday morning after being taken to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham following the arson attack at her flat in Clifton on Sunday. Her children died at the same hospital shortly after arrival on Sunday. Issue date: Tuesday November 22, 2022. PA Photo. A joint fire and police investigation concluded the fire at the flat in Fairisle Close, Clifton, was started deliberately and a triple murder investigation has been launched. See PA story POLICE Clifton. Photo credit should read: Family Handout/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Fatoumatta Hydara with her children Naeemah Drammeh, aged one, and Fatimah Drammeh, aged three (Picture: PA)

A 31-year-old man has been charged with the murders of a woman and her two daughters who died following a fire at their home in Nottingham.

Fatoumatta Hydara, 28, and Fatimah Drammeh, three, and Naeemah Drammeh, one, lost their lives.

Ms Hydara was rushed to Queen’s Medical Centre following Sunday’s fire in Fairisle Close at 3.17am.

Her two children were taken to the same hospital but were pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Jamie Barrow, 31, has been charged with the murders of Ms Hydara and her daughters, Nottinghamshire Police said this evening.

He will be kept in custody overnight to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Assistant Chief Constable Rob Griffin, of 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.

One-year-old Naeemah Drammeh died from injuries sustained in the blaze (Picture: PA)

Three-year-old Fatimah Drammeh also lost her life following the fire (Picture: PA)

‘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.’

Fatoumatta was previously described as ‘a very happy, bubbly woman who wouldn’t have the heart to hurt a fly’.

Her husband, Aboubacarr Drammeh, paid tribute to his wife and daughters.

Tributes have been left at the scene of the fire in Fairisle Close, Nottingham (Picture: PA)

He said: ‘Fatoumatta had lived a short but a very beautiful and fulfilling life. A former voluntary worker, Fatoumatta was a very happy, bubbly woman who wouldn’t have the heart to hurt a fly.

‘We thank the Ahmadi Muslim community in Nottinghamshire, the Gambian community, the local neighbours and all those well-wishers for their continuous support in this difficult time.

‘I and my in-laws are left without any daughters, grandchildren and nieces. I will deeply miss my family.’

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