First picture of man charged with murder of mother, 28, and her daughters

A 31-year-old man accused of deliberately starting a house fire which killed a mother and her two young children has been pictured after he appeared in court today.

Jamie Barrow, of Fairisle Close, Clifton is charged with the murders of Fatoumatta Hydara, 28, and her two young children, Naeemah Drammeh, one, and Fatimah Drammeh, aged three.

Barrow spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth, was ordered to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday. He was remanded in custody at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

Adjourning the case, District Judge Leo Pyle told Barrow: ‘All three allegations you face have to be heard at the Crown Court and accordingly I am sending all three of these matters to the Nottingham Crown Court.’

The family died from smoke inhalation following a blaze at their home in Fairisle Close, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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