Death of wife and two children in Nottingham flat fire ‘horrific crime’, man says |  UK News

Death of wife and two children in Nottingham flat fire ‘horrific crime’, man says | UK News

A man whose wife and two young children died in a flat fire in Nottingham has said it is “unbelievable” to think who could have “committed this horrific crime against my family”.

Aboubacarr Drammeh’s wife Fatoumatta Hydara and their two young daughters – Fatimah, three and one-year-old Naeemah – died in hospital after a fire at their home in Clifton on Sunday.

Paying tribute, 40-year-old Mr Drammeh – who flew back from America after the fire – said: “It is with great sadness that we have lost Fatoumatta and our two daughters in such a tragic way.

“Fatoumatta had lived a short but very beautiful and fulfilling life. A former volunteer worker, Fatoumatta was a very happy, bubbly woman who would not have the heart to hurt a fly. It is therefore unthinkable to think who could have committed this heinous crime against my family.

“We thank the Ahmadi Muslim community in Nottinghamshire, the Gambian community, the local neighbors and all well-wishers for their continued support during this difficult time.

“My parents-in-law and I are without daughters, grandchildren and nieces. I will miss my family deeply.”

The sisters were pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after the fire broke out shortly after 3am on Sunday.

Nottinghamshire Police said their mother, aged 28, had been placed on life support but died on Tuesday morning.

Mum Fatoumatta Hydara, 28, and her two young children Naeemah Drammeh, one, and Fatimah Drammeh, three, died after a flat fire in Clifton

“No words can describe the pain”

A triple homicide investigation continues, with detectives continuing to question a 31-year-old Clifton man.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Sinski, who is leading the investigation, said: “No words can describe the pain the families of the victims are all feeling right now and we are doing everything we can to give them the justice they deserve.”

He thanked everyone who has already come forward with information for helping the active investigation and urged anyone who has footage from the local area or information that could help police inquiries to “get in touch”.

“Any evidence we can gather will bring us closer to reaching that goal – so if you know anything or were in or around Fairisle Close between 12.00pm and 4.30am on Sunday morning please get in touch with us,” he added.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to submit it to the public portal (mipp.police.uk). If you prefer to speak to the police, please call 101 and ask for Nottinghamshire Police quoting incident 0110_20112022.

Alternatively, you can 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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