Toddler critically injured in house fire dies

Police launch double murder inquiry

A LITTLE girl who was critically injured when her Bolton home was set on fire in June has died.

Four-year-old Alana Mian’s long battle came to an end after spending over five weeks in intensive care on a specialist burns unit in Leicester.

Her grandmother, Hameeda Begum, 71, died just hours after the blaze ripped through their house on Little Holme Walk in Bolton on 23 June.

Alana’s mother, 24-year-old Saima Mian, was also treated at the specialist burns unit in Leicester. She has since been transferred back to Wythenshawe hospital, where her condition has greatly improved.

Firefighter Steve Morris who was badly injured when he went into the burning house to save the family remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Detectives have launched a murder inquiry to find those responsible for the arson.

Detective Chief Inspector Jeff McMahon said: “This fire has absolutely devastated this family who have now not only lost their mother and grandmother, but their little girl too.

“We still believe there are people out there who are talking to each other about what happened, but not talking to us. I urge you to imagine how Alana’s mum and dad must be feeling and consider whether what you know could help them get justice for their little girl.”

A 22-year-old man and 12-year-old boy arrested in connection with the blaze have been bailed until 24 September pending further inquiries.


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