South London fire: Grandfather pays tribute to 'beautiful grandsons' as 27-year-old woman is arrested for child neglect after two sets of twins die in house blaze

Photo of the four Brothers together, Kyson and Bryson aged four and Keyton and Logan ages three
Photo of the four Brothers together, Kyson and Bryson aged four and Keyton and Logan ages three

The twin's grandfather Jason Hoath said on Facebook: 'I am devastated to say that the horrendous house fire that took place in Sutton last night leading to four children losing their lives were my amazing smart and beautiful grandsons.'

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A 27-year-old woman was arrested today on suspicion of child neglect after two sets of 'sweet and happy' twin brothers were left home alone before a fire ripped through a house in south London killing all four of them.

The siblings who were known in their street as 'the quads' because they looked so alike and 'were always holding hands'. Kyson and Bryson were aged four and Keyton and Logan, were aged three when they tragically died in the blaze.

They were pulled from the fire in Sutton by firefighters but could not be saved despite resuscitation attempts in the street outside at just before 7pm.

Flowers and cuddly toys have been laid at the scene this morning, including from relatives.

Their grandfather, Jason Hoath, shared a picture of his four grandsons holding hands over the summer and wrote on Facebook: 'I am devastated to say that the horrendous house fire that took place in Sutton last night leading to four children losing their lives were my amazing smart and beautiful grandsons. Were taken too soon they will always be in our hearts and thoughts. Boys I love you forever. Grandad xxx'.

A neighbour and friend of the boys' mother, Deveca Rose, said she lived alone with her four children and worked for the NHS as a carer. The friend said: 'I know the family well, it's absolutely heartbreaking. I'd heard my neighbours shouting in their gardens and looked out and saw the back of the house on fire.

'I went out and saw that the firefighters had come through the next door neighbour's house and were standing on the roof of their kitchen extension. Firefighters walked across the flat roof to her property. Another neighbour handed them a small cast iron table from their garden and the firefighters used it to smash the windows and let the smoke out in the upstairs windows.

'I came back through my house to the street outside and the young boys had been brought out and were being resuscitated by paramedics on the road'. Another friend said the boys were 'so well behaved', 'polite' and 'always holding hands'. Heartbroken neighbours claimed that they were 'sweet natured and happy twins'.

The Metropolitan Police announced the arrest of the 27-year-old woman accused of child neglect this morning and said the children's next of kin were 'aware' of their deaths and being supported by specialist officers.