“AN amazing girl” — the mother of Michelle Pearson, who suffered a devastating arson attack on her Walkden home, has shared her thoughts in the wake of her daughter’s tragic death.

Ms Pearson’s four youngest children Demi, 15, Brandon, eight, Lacie, seven, and Lia, three, died n the December 2017 attack. Their beloved mum Michelle, who was 36 at the time, was critically injured.

Ms Pearson bravely fought her injuries in hospital, but last Monday her mother announced that she had died, 20 months after the house fire.

Speaking to The Bolton News, Sandra Lever paid tribute to her daughter.

“Michelle was an amazing girl, the whole community loved her. I was proud to have a daughter like her,” said Ms Lever.

She added that the family are “up and down”, but says making arrangements for Ms Pearson’s funeral are “keeping us going”.

Michelle Pearson was remembered by the community on Sunday as hundreds of friends and family gathered outside her home in Jackson Street, Walkden.

The crowd held a minute’s silence before hundreds of balloons were released, followed by a touching round of applause.

Ms Lever spoke of the most moving moments of the day: “The community pulling together after 20 months — everything was amazing. Just seeing everyone meant a lot to me.

“Michelle would be proud. It all was special to me and my family.”

But heartbreaking thoughts of her grandchildren were not far away. Earlier this year, Michelle had released balloons outside a children's hospital in memory of her children.

Ms Lever said: “It brought a few tears remembering we were there 20 months ago doing same thing with the children.”

Candles and flowers were left outside the family home, along with emotional messages to Ms Pearson and her children, now known as the Walkden Angels.

Ms Pearson's family wore special t-shirts for the day which read "D.B.L.L., Michelle, reunited forever".

Ms Lever added her thanks to those that turned out for the memorial, saying: “We all would like to thank everyone for coming to the balloon release.”

The home was targeted with the petrol bomb attack as part of an ongoing feud with Michelle's 17-year-old son, Kyle, who escaped the fire.

Zak Bolland was jailed for life last year after being found guilty of murdering the four children, as well of three counts of attempted murder.

His friend David Worrall was also handed a life sentence after being found guilty of murdering four children but found not guilty of three counts of attempted murder.

Bolland's then girlfriend Courtney Brierley was found guilty of manslaughter and was given 21 years in a young offenders’ institution.