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Woman cautioned following house fire


A woman has been cautioned after two children received injuries in a fire at a house in Bolton.

At 6.50pm on Monday 18 June 2012, police were called by the fire service to an address on Longden Street in Halliwell, Bolton, following reports of a fire.

Officers attended and found that fire officers had rescued a three-year-old boy from an upstairs room in the address.

A one-year-old girl had been rescued from inside the address before the fire service arrived.

The boy suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation. He has now been discharged and is making a good recovery.

A joint investigation with GMFRS established that the cause of the fire was not deliberate.

A 25-year-old woman was this morning, Friday 22 June 2012, interviewed under caution and cautioned for child neglect.

Detective Constable Maggie Lane from Bolton Public Protection Investigation Unit, said: ”This woman made an error of judgement and any action that we have or could have taken will not come close to the amount of guilt and remorse she is feeling.

“Thankfully the children were not badly injured and both have been released from hospital.

“I hope this makes people realise that just leaving children alone for a matter of minutes could have devastating effects.”

© Greater Manchester Police 2017