Woman And Child 'Critical' After Suspected Arson Attack

A woman and a child are being treated in hospital after a suspected arson attack in Kidderminster.

Fire crews were called to a flat above a shop in Horsefair at about 22:00 on Thursday.

According to reports, the woman was carried from the burning building by a firefighter, who then immediately began administering first aid and trying to resuscitate her.

A child, believed to be the woman's son, was also rescued from the flat.

The woman and boy are said to be in a critical condition in hospital.

Two other people at the scene also needed treatment for smoke inhalation.

It is understood that a number of neighbours were moved from the flats due to the fire.

Police said an investigation is now underway.


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