The father of four boys killed in a south London house fire was joined by scores of well-wishers tonight as they released hundreds of balloons into the air in their memory.
Dalton Hoath, 28, has been left ‘devastated’ after his two sets of twin sons Kyson and Bryston, four, and Leyton and Logan, three, after the fire ripped through their Sutton home last Thursday.
Mr Hoath was pictured tonight surrounded by neighbours, friends and well-wishers who had gathered to pay their respects.
A sea of blue could be seen from the ground as blue balloons were let into the air for Kyson, Bryson, Leyton and Logan.
Firefighters were seen standing in a line as they watched the balloons being released into their air.
Earlier today, Mr Hoath paid tribute to his ‘loving, kind, caring unique boys’ as he placed individual messages to his sons amongst dozens of flowers, balloons, toys and football scarves outside the burnt-out terrace house where the boys were killed.
The devastated father said the presents the four little boys will never get to unwrap will remain untouched under a tree until after Christmas.
An investigation into the cause of the blaze is ongoing and police said they had arrested a 27-year-old woman on suspicion of child neglect but she had been bailed until mid-January
Mr Hoath, who has previously said his family has left ‘devastated’ by the tragedy, wrote separate messages for each of the boys.
One note, addressed to his three-year-old Leyton, described the toddler as ‘the most perfect little boy’.
The note, left next to a baby’s dummy and shoes, read: ‘My baby Leyton, Daddy loves you.
‘I wish we could have one more screaming match screaming Bogies! You were the most perfect little boy and the best son and brother, love Daddy xxx.’
Another read: ‘My baby Logan. You was my double, my twin, my heart and my soul. Your brothers miss you dearly. You was a perfect son and amazing brother. Love Daddy.’
Another message, to Bryson, called him ‘my prince’ and added ‘you made me so proud’.
Mr Hoath said he can still hear them telling him, ‘Daddy, I love you’, adding that he does not think the news will sink in for him and has chosen to call Christmas Day just ‘December 25′ following his boys’ deaths.
The father told ITV News: ‘My sons were loving, kind, caring unique boys and didn’t deserve to be involved in such a tragic accident that nobody could have expected.
‘They will forever be the biggest part of my heart and carry us through in these hard times.
‘Bryson, he was the first one born. He had a cute little birthmark on his face and he was just so clever. Kyson, he was just such a gentle soul. He was so shy but so outgoing at the same time, he was so beautiful. Leyton, he’s one of my youngest twins.
‘The younger two, they were more boisterous and would play fight with each other, and do sword fights, Nerf guns, they liked all stuff like that, same as Logan, but they all liked superheroes, that’s the one thing they shared together, they used to love dressing up and playing with each other and just pretending to be all of these superheroes. It was just lovely.’