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Mother of four kids murdered in a petrol bomb attack on her home in Salford has died

Police are now reviewing the investigation of the petrol bomb attack on a house  in Walkden Salford following the death of Michelle Pearson.

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Michelle Pearson: Image from social media

Michelle Pearson died yesterday Aug 25th.

The fire was started by two men and one woman throwing petrol bombs  into the kitchen area of the Jackson Street house at around 5am on 11th Decemeber 2017, the four children who perished was 15-year-old Demi Pearson, Brandon was 8, Lacie 7, and Lia was just 3-years-old.

Brandon Lacia and baby Lia

Brandon, Lacie and baby

Michelle  though survived the blaze and spent a long time in hospital due to her extensive burns, she did not get to see her children’s funerals as she was still in hospital.

Demi Pearson

Demi Pearson

They were murdered after Zak Bolland and David Worral with Courtney Brierley threw petrol bombs through a kitchen window whilst everyone was asleep, one of these petrol bombs blocked any escape for the family as it was the only route out.

Bolland and Worral was given four life sentences and Brierly was given 21-years behind bars for 4 counts of manslaughter at a trial in May.

Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “Yesterday, we were made aware that Michelle Pearson, who was seriously injured in a house fire in Walkden in 2017, passed away.

“As the Senior Investigating Officer for the investigation into the fire, I know first-hand how devastating the death of her four children was for Michelle and the news of her passing is incredibly tragic.

“I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Michelle’s loved ones at this terrible time. We will ensure that they receive any support they need from the investigation team as they come to terms with their loss.”

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