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Teenagers accused of killing autistic boy, 12, in house fire

Damian Clough, 12, who died in a blaze at his home (photo)

A disabled boy, left alone by his mother so she could go to work, died after two teenagers deliberately set fire to the house, a jury heard.

Damian Clough, 12, was killed by poisonous fumes in the slow-burning blaze at his home in Keighley on April 4 last year.

His mother, Julie Clough, said she left Damian asleep in his bedroom.

Fighting back tears, she told the Court she was mentally tired and had expected Damian’s sister back soon.

Mrs Clough, who worked as a part-time barmaid, said she was called back to the house in Kinara Close, Stockbridge, later that night because it was on fire.

Nasir Khan, 18, of Buxton Street, Dalton Lane, Keighley, and a 17-year-old youth, who cannot be named because of his age, deny Damian’s manslaughter.

Their trial, expected to last three weeks, started at Bradford Crown C

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Added: Sep-30-2010 
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