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Mum and two children who die after Collingham house fire tragedy named locally

The mother and her two children who died after the house fire on Woodhill Road, Collingham, have been named locally.

Justine Collinson, 33, and her daughter Isabelle, eight, died yesterday. It was confirmed this morning that Harvey, 5, had also died.

Justine's husband Gavin, 34, remains seriously ill in hospital.

A 53-year-old woman, from the same family, required medical attention at the scene.

Today two cuddly toys and flowers were put on the grass verge outside the family's home.

One villager who came to place a bouquet said she did not know the family but had heard about the tragedy and just wanted to do something.

Another said: "This is such an awful thing to have happened. It is hard to believe."

All Saints' Church, Collingham, will be open every day from 10am until 4pm until Christmas so people can call in if they want to pray or leave a message of condolence.

The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, the Right Rev Paul Williams, said it was desperately sad to hear of the tragic deaths and would be joining in prayer with the East Trent Group of churches for all affected, especially the family, community and emergency services.

Emergency services were called to the property at 7am yesterday.

A cause has not yet been determined and a joint investigation between the police and fire service is ongoing. A cordon remains is still in place this afternoon.

Area Chief Inspector Rich Stapleford said: "Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, friends and the community of Collingham at this difficult time."

Anyone with information should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 189 of December 15 2018.

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