By the time firefighters got into the house in Doncaster, Michelle Colly, 25, her husband, Mark, 29, and son, Louis, 3, were dead. Their daughter, Sophie, 5, was taken to hospital and believed to be critically ill.
Davey Davis, 38, a friend of the family, said: “It was the most harrowing thing I have ever witnessed. Michelle was at the bedroom window yelling, ‘Please save my kids’ and we wanted to help but the police were pushing us back and not allowing us near. We were willing to risk our lives to save those kiddies but the police wouldn’t let us.
“Tempers were running very high, particularly with the women who were there, but the police were just saying we have to wait for the fire brigade because of health and safety.
“There were four or five police officers. They were here before the fire brigade. We heard the sirens and we came across to help but they wouldn’t let us.
“I thought the police were there to protect lives. At one time they would have have gone inside themselves to try and rescue them.
“When a family is burning to death in front of your eyes, rules should go out of the window – especially with kids. Everybody wanted to try and help.”
A house is burning and a mother is screaming for someone, anyone, to save her children, and a pack of pansy-ass bobbies were not only unwilling to do anything, but prevented anyone else from doing anything.
On my block, any cops trying that kinda crap are cops that get their asses kicked to the ground while the neighbors do the coppers’ job and try to save the kids. How can you NOT?
How in Holy Hell could you look at yourself in the mirror the next morning knowing you did nothing, and stopped others from at least trying? Yeah, sure, maybe it goes wrong, but how the FUCK do you decide to just stand there and watch people burn?