Mum whose four kids died in petrol bomb arson blaze sends heartbreaking message from her hospital bed one year on from the sickening attack

Michelle Pearson lost 15-year-old daughter Demi, her brother Brandon, eight, and sisters Lacie, seven, and Lia, three, in the inferno at her home in Walkden, Greater Manchester.

She was left in a coma following the devastating blaze and didn't learn until she woke four months later that her children had died.

The 35-year-old has been recovering in hospital ever since and has now spoken about her ordeal, thanking firefighters and the community.

Michelle has not been seen since the fire but her family released the clip to play at a vigil to mark year since the sickening attack.

For many gathered on the street where the children died it was the first time they had seen the brave mum.

She said: "First of all, I'd like to thank all the firefighters for what they have done.

"Second, I would like to thank the community for all their generous donations. And last I would like to thank everybody for coming tonight."

Her mum, Sandra Lever, was joined by more than 100 people at the memorial where a tribute read: "Your lives were a blessing. Your memories are a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.”

Flowers were left at the scene Candles were lit and messages tied to the front door of the house, The Manchester Evening News reports.

Vile Zak Bolland, 23, launched petrol bombs at the family home after being involved in a petty feud with Michelle's 17-year-old son Kyle Pearson.

Bolland, along with David Worrall, 25, removed a fence panel from the garden of Michelle's home before smashing a kitchen window and tossing lit petrol bombs inside.

The second bomb "exploded" near the stairs – blocking the only exit to the ground floor and trapping the victims upstairs as flames engulfed the three-bedroom mid-terrace house in Walkden, Greater Manchester.

Kyle Pearson, who had been feuding with Bolland, managed to escape along with a friend, Bobby Harris, who was also staying at the house.

Bolland was caged for life for starting the blaze, while pal Worrall, 25, was jailed for a minimum of 37 years.

Accomplice Courtney Brierley, 20, was handed a minimum of 21 for her part in the devastating fire.

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