As tragic Michelle Pearson's killers begin a total of 77 years behind bars, her devastated family have spoke of the their continuing grief.

As Zak Bolland and David Worrall were taken back to their prison cells they talked about their murdered family stating: "We are still trying to come to terms with how cruelly they were taken away from us, a whole family has been  torn apart and destroyed in one night. Nothing will ever bring them back and my family will never be the same again.

"Losing Michelle and the children is still very raw, and we are all still struggling to come to terms with losing them especially the way they died in such a horrific way.

"It is hard enough to lose one person that you love through being deliberately and cruelly taken away from you but to lose five is unbearable.

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"We are grateful for the sentences that have been given but to my family this will never be enough, no amount of time will ever be enough, we have lost not only my four beautiful grandchildren but my amazing daughter.

"Michelle and the children filled a massive place in all our hearts and our family will never be the same ever again. We are all utterly heartbroken and forever will be.

"Michelle had so much more to give to this world, and the children had a full life ahead of them.

"We were expecting the defendants to all plead guilty for the murder of Michelle, having already being found guilty of the murders of the children. The family shouldn’t have had to re live the devastating details from the fire all over again.

"Not once have they shown any remorse or said sorry for the murders of my daughter and grandchildren.

"We believed that if Michelle didn’t die from her injuries sustained from the fire, we believed that she would have died from a broken heart.

"Michelle and her children are now reunited in heaven and there’s not a day that goes by when we don't think of them.

"We would like to thank all the staff at the burns unit for the amazing care and upmost respect they had for Michelle and the family, a huge thank you to the emergency services that attended the morning of the fire, a overwhelming thank you to everyone in the community for all your continued support and last a big thank you to the CPS and all the police officers that have worked on the children's and Michelle's case."