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Andrea Daly

Age: 40

Sex: female

Date: 10 Nov 2005

Place: Rochford Road, Southend

Source: www.echo-news.co.uk

Andrea Daly died in a house fire at her home on 10 November 2005.

The front door to her house had been doused in petrol and set on fire at about 3.30am. Petrol had also been put through the letterbox.

Her two sons were able to jump out of the first-floor window.

She died from smoke inhalation.

The police said that she didn't appear to have been the obvious target.

She lived in the terraced house with her husband and two sons aged 20 and 17. Her husband was away at the time. Andrea Daly and her sons had just gone to bed a few hours earlier.

Three cars had been seen in Eastwoodberry Crescent around the time of the fire with three men who had been seen with a petrol can.

Elsewhere a small white Ford Fiesta hatchback car was seen shortly before the fire with its engine running.

A black four-wheel drive BMW was also seen in the area around the time.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested in relation to the fire but released without charge.


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