Police investigating a fatal house fire in Salford have made further arrests.
Shortly before 5am on Monday 11 December 2017, emergency services were called to Jackson Street Walkden to reports of a house fire.
On attendance, efforts were made to rescue the people inside the house but tragically, a boy aged 8 and two girls aged 7 and 14 died.
A three-year-old girl remains in a critical condition and a 35-year-old woman remains in a serious condition, both in hospital.
Two 16-year-old boys were able to escape the property.
Earlier this evening, officers arrested a 23-year-old man and 20-year-old woman in connection with the investigation on suspicion of murder.
Two further men aged 18 and 20 have also been arrested on suspicion of murder, and a 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, they all remain in custody for questioning.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8797 alternatively call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.