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Heartbreaking texts sent by girl, 10, before she was ‘killed by her dad’ in fire

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A 10-year-old girl who died in a house fire suspected to have been started by her own father to kill them both sent a text to her grandmother before her death.

“Help, I’m scared”, an inquest heard the girl’s text read.

Paige Bolton sent the desperate message before her father Garry Bolton locked the both of them in the bathroom as their home was engulfed by flames.

Heartbreaking texts sent by girl, 10, before she was ?killed by her dad? in fire

Following an inquest into their deaths in Hull, East Yorkshire, the coroner ruled the blaze on January 25, 2020, “was in all probability deliberately started” by Mr Bolton.

The hearing was told the 47-year-old had locked the front door, disabled the alarms and blocked the hallway with obstacles before barricading himself and his daughter inside

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