Father of four boys killed in house fire pays emotional tribute

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Watch: Father of boys killed in house fire says their presents are still under the tree

Tributes, flowers and teddies continue to build at the scene where four boys were killed in a house fire, with one message from their father reading: "You made me so proud".

Kyson, Bryson, Leyton and Logan were two sets of twins who lived in the house in London that caught fire on 16 December. 

The boys are believed to have been home alone. All of them died.

The boys' father, Dalton Hoath, has said presents he bought the children are still under his Christmas tree. He is considering donating them to charity in memory of his children.

"They were full of energy, they were always holding each other's hands, they used to enjoy life so much, they were just perfect," he told ITV news.

"I don't even really want to call it Christmas anymore I just want to call it the 25th of December.

Kyson, Bryson, Leyton and Logan Hoath all died in a house fire at their home in Sutton on 16 December (PA)
Kyson, Bryson, Leyton and Logan Hoath all died in a house fire at their home in Sutton on 16 December (PA)
The father of the two sets of twins killed in a house fire has said their presents are still under the Christmas tree (Reach)
The father of the two sets of twins killed in a house fire has said their presents are still under the Christmas tree (Reach)

"I have Christmas presents sat under the tree for them, trainers and clothes, I got them some superhero figures.

"I feel like I should donate them to a hospital or charity so at least some children somewhere will get to use them and that will make my sons proud."

With Christmas fast approaching, the tragedy has shaken the local community and beyond, with messages from Sutton's mayor and staff at a nearby Sainsbury's among those left outside the boarded-up house where the children died. 

Separate messages were written to each of the boys from their father, with one reading: "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."

Dalton Hoath paid tribute to his sons who were killed in a house fire last week, saying 'you made me so proud' (ITV News)
Dalton Hoath paid tribute to his sons who were killed in a house fire last week, saying 'you made me so proud' (ITV News)
Flowers and tributes following the fatal house fire in Collingwood Road, Sutton, Surrey that took the lives of two sets of twin boys (Reach)
Flowers and tributes following the fatal house fire in Collingwood Road, Sutton, Surrey that took the lives of two sets of twin boys (Reach)

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Another message, to Bryson, called him "my prince" and added, "you made me so proud".

Hoath previously released a statement saying his family was "utterly devastated" by the tragedy.

Another of the tributes, from Sutton Mayor, councillor Trish Fivey, read: "Sending our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Bryson, Kyson, Leyton and Logan who so tragically lost their lives." 

One from local Sainsbury's staff said all those who work there would miss seeing the boys.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. A 27-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect and released on bail.

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