The death of a woman and two children in the fire of a flat in Nottingham is a “cruel crime”, says her husband |  UK News

The death of a woman and two children in the fire of a flat in Nottingham is a “cruel crime”, says her husband | UK News

A man whose wife and two young children died in a flat fire in Nottingham said it was ‘inconceivable’ to think who could have ‘committed this cruel crime against my family’.

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

Paying tribute, Mr Drammeh, 40 – who returned from America after the fire, said: “It is with great sadness that we 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, Fatoumatta was a very happy, bubbly woman who would not have the heart to hurt a fly. It is therefore inconceivable to think who could have committed this crime cruel to my family.

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

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

Naeemah Drammeh and Fatimah Drammeh
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Naeemah Drammeh and Fatimah Drammeh

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

Nottinghamshire Police said their 28-year-old mother was 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 following a fire in Clifton

“No words can describe the pain”

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

Chief Detective Inspector Mark Sinski, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘No words can describe the pain that all of the families of the victims are feeling at this time and we are doing everything we can to get them the justice they deserve. they deserve.”

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He thanked all those who have already provided information to help the ongoing investigation and encouraged anyone with images of the surrounding area or information that could help police investigations to “get in touch “.

Police at the scene in Nottingham after two children died and a woman was seriously injured in a flat fire.  Picture date: Sunday November 20, 2022.
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Police at the scene in Nottingham on Sunday

‘Every piece of evidence we can gather will bring us closer to achieving that goal – so please get in touch if you know of anything or if you were in or around Fairisle Close between 12am and 4.30am on Sunday morning,’ he said. -he adds.

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.

You can also contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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