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Police name two children who's father was found in car fire in Newcastle

Police have named two children who died in a house fire, whose father's car was found ablaze in Newcastle.

The youngsters, who perished in the fire at a property in Birmingham, were eight year-old Saros Endris and Leanor who was six. 
 
A post mortem examination has taken place and further tests will need to be carried out to establish a full cause of death. 
 
Their mother, Penil Teklehaimamot aged 36, who did not suffer any serious injuries is being treated as a witness and is being supported by specially trained officers at this difficult time.
 
A man in his 40's, thought to be the children’s father remains in a critical condition in hospital after he was rescued from a car fire in the Butterton area of Newcastle on Friday.
 
Detective Inspector Justin Spanner, from West Midlands Police Force CID is leading the investigation. He said: This is an absolutely tragic set of circumstances and my thoughts are with everyone who has been affected. 
 
“We are still at the early stages of understanding exactly what happened and why - but at this time I can confirm we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation. 
 
“I am still keen to hear from anyone who was in the area in the early hours of Friday morning and who has not yet spoken to us, please do get in touch." 
 
Anyone with information which may help DI Justin Spanner should call 101. Alternatively, people who do not want to speak with police officers can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 
 
 
 

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