Man arrested after fatal farm fire

Breaking news.
Breaking news.

A man has been arrested in connection with a fire at a farm near Ackworth which claimed the life of a two-year-old girl.

Isobel Dobson died in a van which caught fire during the blaze at Hessle Farm, in Wragby, on Friday evening.

Her stepfather and one-year-old stepsister were injured but have since been discharged from hospital.

West Yorkshire Police said a 37-year-old man from Wakefield had been arrested and the fire is being treated as suspicious.

A joint investigation by West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is continuing.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact the police’s homicide and major inquiry team via 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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