The mother of four boys killed in a London house fire when they were left home alone has said she would ‘never get over’ their loss.
Deveca Rose revealed her anguish at having to live without her two sets of twin sons Kyson and Bryson Hoath, four, and Leyton and Logan, three, after the blaze ripped through their Sutton home on Thursday.
Police said they had arrested a 27-year-old woman on suspicion of child neglect but she had been bailed until mid-January.
Rose said, according to The Times: ‘Bryson, Kyson, Logan and Leyton were my boys, they were my babies, they were my life, they were my world.
‘They were my heart, they were my soul, they were everything. Everything feels so surreal. I can’t function.’
The inferno tore through the ground floor of the house, overwhelming the four boys with dense smoke.
The children were pulled from the blaze by firefighters but tragically could not be saved and were pronounced dead at hospital.
More than 60 firefighters in eight engines raced to the ‘intense’ blaze and took 90 minutes to bring it under control.
Rose said her four sons loved school, dancing, playing in the park and being with their family.
She added: ‘I can’t get over it, I’ll never get over it.
‘They lit up everybody’s world and I will always be sorry that they went so soon. They had so much planned and now they’re gone. I wake up and I look at their Christmas tree and I look at their clothes, their Liverpool [football] kit, their Cocomelon dressing gowns, their drawings.’
The devastated father of the twin boys, Dalton Hoath, 28, had said they were ‘bright, caring, loveable boys but most of all sons, brothers, grandsons, great-grandsons, nephews and cousins.’
He said in a statement: ‘We would like to thank all the emergency services who did so much to try and save our boys, and also the local community who have come together at this difficult time.
‘I would ask that my family are given time to grieve in private.
‘They will be forever in my heart and thoughts, love Dad.’
The heartbroken grandfather of the two sets of twin brothers killed in the Sutton house fire added: ‘It’s all the more heartbreaking because their presents were all piled under the tree ready for them’.
A makeshift shrine of flowers, balloons, toys and football scarves has since piled up outside the burnt-out terrace house where the two sets of twins died.
Family members and grieving locals left handwritten tributes to the four children, who were often pictured holding hands together.
One note read: ‘Santa will deliver your presents to heaven for you. Stay holding hands forever.’
The police investigation is ongoing. Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer said: ‘The thoughts of everyone at the Metropolitan Police are with the family and friends of the four young boys who lost their lives in this tragic incident.
‘Local detectives continue to investigate and will be working with colleagues from the London Fire Brigade to determine what caused the fire and to investigate any other relevant matters.’