Mia’s trib­ute to ‘hero’ dad killed in fire

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY LUCY THORNTON and BEN MCVAY

A GIRL wept as she paid trib­ute to her “hero” dad and sis­ter in court as their killer got 20 years’ jail.

Bur­glar Daniel Jones, 29, used petrol to start a fire that claimed the lives of An­drew Broad­head, 42, and daugh­ter Kiera, eight.

Mia, 13, who sur­vived with mum Sara, got spe­cial per­mis­sion to read a state­ment. She sobbed as she said: “My daddy was the world’s great­est su­per­hero and he was my hero.”

She added that Kiera was “the world’s bright­est star and no­body will dull her sparkle”.

An­drew and Kiera died in Wake­field, West Yorks, in Oc­to­ber 2016. At Leeds crown court Jones, also of Wake­field, was cleared of mur­der but was found guilty of man­slaugh­ter.

EMO­TIONAL Mia yes­ter­day

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