Man charged with murder after mother and two daughters die in apartment fire

Undated family photo of Fatoumatta Hydara with her children Naeemah Drammeh, one year old, and Fatimah Drammeh, three years old. Ms Hydara, 28, died on Tuesday morning after being rushed to the Queen's Medical Center in Nottingham following the arson attack on her home in Clifton on Sunday. Her children died shortly after arriving at the same hospital on Sunday. Issue date: Tuesday November 22, 2022. PA Photo. A joint fire and police inquiry found the fire at the flat in Fairisle Close, Clifton, was intentionally started and a triple murder inquiry was launched. See PA story POLICE Clifton. Photo credit should read: Family Handout/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This Handout photo may be used for editorial reporting purposes only to simultaneously illustrate events, things or people in the photo or facts mentioned in the photo caption. Reuse of the image may require further permission from the copyright owner.

Fatoumatta Hydara with her children Naeemah Drammeh, one year old, and Fatimah Drammeh, three years old (Photo: PA)

A 31-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman and her two daughters, who died after a fire broke out at their Nottingham home.

Fatoumatta Hydara, 28, and Fatimah Drammeh, three, and Naeemah Drammeh, one, were killed.

Ms Hydara was taken to Queen’s Medical Center after the fire at Fairisle Close at 3.17am on Sunday.

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

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

He is being held overnight to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Deputy Chief Constable Rob Griffin of Nottinghamshire Police said: “Our thoughts go out to the family at this incredibly painful time, as well as to the communities affected by this most tragic of incidents.

“The grief this family has gone through is beyond comprehension.

Undated handout photo issued by Nottinghamshire Police of year-old Naeemah Drammeh, who died in a house fire at Fairisle Close, Clifton, Nottngham, along with her mother Fatoumatta Hydara and her 3-year-old sister Fatimah, in the early hours of Sunday. Issue date: Wednesday November 23, 2022. PA Photo. A joint fire and police investigation concluded the fire was set intentionally and a triple murder investigation continues with detectives continuing to question a 31-year-old Clifton man. See PA story POLICE Clifton. Photo credit should read: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may be used for editorial reporting purposes only to simultaneously illustrate events, things or people in the photo or facts mentioned in the photo's caption. Reuse of the image may require further permission from the copyright owner.

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

Undated handout photo from Nottinghamshire Police of 3-year-old Fatimah Drammeh, who died in a house fire at Fairisle Close, Clifton, Nottngham, along with her mother Fatoumatta Hydara and her one-year-old sister Naeemah, in the early hours of Sunday. Issue date: Wednesday November 23, 2022. PA Photo. A joint fire and police investigation concluded the fire was set intentionally and a triple murder investigation continues with detectives continuing to question a 31-year-old Clifton man. See PA story POLICE Clifton. Photo credit should read: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may be used for editorial reporting purposes only to simultaneously illustrate events, things or people in the photo or facts mentioned in the photo's caption. Reuse of the image may require further permission from the copyright owner.

Three-year-old Fatimah Drammeh also died after the fire (Image: PA)

“Major detective teams have worked tirelessly with specialized search units and forensic experts to understand the full circumstances behind this premeditated fire.

“Following this investigation, we have charged a suspect with triple murder. The family is aware of this development and I would like to sincerely thank them for their patience and understanding as we do everything in our power to seek justice for Fatoumatta, Fatimah and Naeemah.’

Fatoumatta was once described as “a very happy, vivacious woman who wouldn’t have the heart to hurt a fly”.

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

Undated handout photo issued by Nottinghamshire Police of Fatoumatta Hydara, who died along with her daughters, 3-year-old Fatimah Drammeh and one-year-old Naeemah Drammeh, in a house fire at Fairisle Close, Clifton, Nottngham, in the early hours of Sunday life came . Issue date: Wednesday November 23, 2022. PA Photo. A joint fire and police investigation concluded the fire was set intentionally and a triple murder investigation continues with detectives continuing to question a 31-year-old Clifton man. See PA story POLICE Clifton. Photo credit should read: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may be used for editorial reporting purposes only to simultaneously illustrate events, things or people in the photo or facts mentioned in the photo's caption. Reuse of the image may require further permission from the copyright owner.

Fatimah Drammeh has been described as ‘a very happy, bubbly woman’ (Image: PA)

Nottinghamshire Police undated handout photo of balloons, flowers and other tributes left outside the home in Clifton, Nottingham, where the fatal fire took place which left a mother and two daughters dead in the early hours of November 20 . Fatimah and Naeemah Drammeh, three and one, died in an arson attack at their home in Fairisle Close, Clifton, Nottingham, in the early hours of Sunday. Her mother, Fatoumatta Hydara, 28, was taken to hospital and placed on life support but died on Tuesday. Issue date: Thursday November 24, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story POLICE Clifton. Photo credit should read: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may be used for editorial reporting purposes only to simultaneously illustrate events, things or people in the photo or facts mentioned in the photo's caption. Reuse of the image may require further permission from the copyright owner.

Tributes were left at the scene of the fire at Fairisle Close, Nottingham (Image: PA)

He said: “Fatoumatta had lived a short but very beautiful and fulfilling life. Fatoumatta, a former volunteer, was a very happy, spirited woman who wouldn’t have the heart to harm a fly.

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

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

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