Police investigating a fatal house fire in Freckleton are following up a new lead following an appeal on Crimewatch.
The programme, which was on BBC One on Thursday, renewed the appeal for information to try and establish the full circumstances leading to the deaths of 19-year-old Reece Smith, four-year-old twin girls Holly and Ella Smith and Jordan Smith, aged two, who all tragically died from smoke inhalation as a result of the fire.
The fire happened at the house on Lytham Road, Freckleton on Saturday January 7 - after someone started a fire in a wardrobe in an upstairs bedroom.
Officers are now following up a call following the programme - in which a name was given.
Det Supt Dermott Horrigan said: “We received a number of calls last night following the Crimewatch programme.
“One call in particular came from someone giving us a name and some further information which we are following up with interest.”
Det Supt Horrigan added: “If anyone else feels they have anything they would like us to know, I would urge them to get in touch.”
The programme featured the mother of the four children, Michelle Smith, who having a party at the house for her 36th birthday on the night of the fire.
She said: “Every time I look at their pictures and see the smile on their faces it is devastating, it breaks my heart.”
She added: “All I could remember standing there feeling numb.
“I was expecting him (Reece) to walk out of the room with the twins and Jordan.
“Inside I am an absolute mess.
“Every time I look at their pictures and see their smile on their faces it is devastating to me.
“It is killing me really.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Incident Room at Blackpool Police Station by calling 101 quoting log number LC-20120107-1523.
Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by visiting the website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.