First picture of tragic mum and her two young girls who died after arson attack at home

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The mother of two young children killed in a flat fire in Clifton, Nottingham has been named as Fatoumatta Hydara, 28. Ms Hydara was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre following the fire in Fairisle Close, Clifton, in the early hours of Sunday. She was placed on a life support machine but died on Tuesday morning Her two children have been named by Nottinghamshire Police as Naeemah Drammeh, aged one, and Fatimah Drammeh, 3. They were taken to the same hospital but died shortly after arrival.

A triple murder investigation has been launched by Nottinghamshire Police.

A 31-year-old man from Clifton who was arrested on Sunday night remains in custody and police have been awarded an additional 36 hours to interview him.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Sinski, who is leading the investigation, said specialists would continue to examine the scene for some time and asked for privacy for the family.

He said police are dealing with the “most horrendous crimes” in an “extremely traumatic event” for everyone involved.

Detective Sinski continued: “This has been an extremely traumatic event for them, and I’d like to reassure them we’re doing everything we possibly can to bring them the justice they deserve.

“To achieve this, a large team of detectives has been working long days and nights to investigate the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.

“A number of specialists have also been examining the scene and this is likely to continue for some time.

“This is now being treated as a triple homicide.

“The local community has been shocked and deeply saddened by the events of the past two days and I want to thank those living in the area for the patience and understanding while we gather evidence at the scene.

Police are urging anyone with any information to come forward “regardless of hoe insignificant you think it may be”. 

Detective Sinski said: “We would specifically like to speak to anyone who was in or around Fairisle Close between 12am and 4.30am on Sunday morning.”

Police also confirmed that high visibility patrols will be based in the area to reassure residents and answer any concerns they may have.



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