Six-year-old boy killed in Derbyshire house fire named in national press

A six-year-old boy killed in a house fire in Derbyshire has been named in the national press.

Monday, 29th October 2018, 2:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 4:16 am
Shaw Street West, Ilkeston
Shaw Street West, Ilkeston

The fire occurred at a property on Shaw Street West in Ilkeston at around 10.39pm on Friday.

A six-year-old boy was found with serious injuries and was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham but later died.

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The youngster has now been identifed by The Sun online as Riley Bradley.

Speaking to the Sun, his gran Jacquie Bradley said: "We're heartbroken and devastated.

"There are no words to express what we are going through right now."

No official identification of the youngster has yet been released.

A joint police and fire investigation to establish the cause of the fire is continuing, but it is not being treated as deliberate or malicious.