Fourth Victim: Infant Child Found At Scene Of Fermanagh Fire

By Rachel Petticrew


A fourth body has been discovered at the scene of a house fire in Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh, where a mother and her two children are believed to have perished on Tuesday morning.

The family have been named locally as Crystal Gossett and her two children Diane, 19, and Edward, 16.  Originally from Doncaster, England, he family had previously lived in Tralee before moving to Fermanagh last year.

The body was discovered yesterday by detectives from the PSNI’s serious crime branch, who were investigating the cause of the tragedy. The infant is believed to be nineteen-year-old Diane’s young daughter.

A 27-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene, 57 Molly Road Doon, was initially taken to hospital for treatment but has since been moved to police custody.

Detective Inspector Peter McKenna of the PSNI serious crime branch has stated; I believe the fire was started deliberately and we are working hard to progress the investigation into this very complex crime scene. There is significant structural damage caused by the ferocious fire and the scene examination is further compounded by the severe weather.”

The PSNI has also asked that anyone who may have been in the area of Molly Road between midnight and 7.20am on Tuesday morning, or who may have any information relating to the incident to contact Enniskillen police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800555111.

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