Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Man and Woman Are Charged with Murder

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Man and Woman Are Charged with Murder

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A MAN and woman have appeared in court charged with the murder of three children in a house fire.

Zac Bolland, 22, of Blackleach Drive, Walkden, and Courtney Brierley, 20, of Worsley Avenue, Little Hulton, both Salford, are charged with the murders of Demi Pearson, 14, Brandon Pearson, eight, and seven-year-old Lacie Pearson.

Both were remanded in custody after a brief hearing and will appear before a Manchester Crown Court judge this morning.

Emergency services were called to a house fire on Jackson Street, Walkden, Salford, in the early hours of Monday.

All three children were later pronounced dead.

As well as the three murder charges, Mr Bolland and Ms Brierley are also charged with four counts of attempted murder and arson with intent to endanger life in connection with the same fire. …

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