Twin brothers Kyson and Bryson, four, and Leyton and Logan, three, were all killed when a blaze ripped through their home in Sutton, south London, on December 16
Hundreds of balloons have been released in the sky in a poignant tribute to two sets of twin brothers who died in a devastating house fire.
Kyson and Bryson, four, and younger brothers Leyton and Logan, three, were killed when a blaze ripped through their home in Sutton, south London, on December 16 before 7pm.
The boys’ heartbroken dad Dalton Hoath, 28, joined neighbours, friends and well-wishers who had gathered to pay their respects to his sons.
A sea of blue could be seen from the ground as the blue balloons were let into the air to remember the boys, who have been described as “lovely”, “polite” and “well-behaved” by the community who knew them.
On Thursday Mr Hoath said the presents he bought his sons were still sitting under his Christmas tree.
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.
“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.”
When the boys were rescued from the fire they was no adult present in the house.
A 27-year-old woman was arrested suspicion of child neglect but she has been bailed until mid-January.
Mr Hoath, who has previously said his family were “devastated” by the tragedy, wrote separate messages for each of his four sons.
A note addressed to Leyton, which was left next to a baby’s dummy and shoes, read: “My baby Leyton, Daddy loves you.
“I wish we could have one more screaming match screaming Bogies!
“You were the most perfect little boy and the best son and brother, love Daddy xxx.”
Another read: “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.’
In another message to Bryson he called him “my prince” and added “you made me so proud”.
Mr Hoath said he will donate his son’s presents to charity after Christmas Day.
He said: “They’re going to sit there and they’re not going to get used.
“I just feel it’d be better if I gave them to someone who can enjoy them.”
The fire tore through the ground floor of the house as 60 firefighters rushed to the scene.
The boys were pronounced dead at hospital.
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The boys’ mum Deveca Rose described her sons as “her world” and “her heart”.
She told The Times : “Bryson, Kyson, Logan and Leyton were my boys, they were my babies, they were my life, they were my world.
“They were my heart, they were my soul, they were everything. Everything feels so surreal. I can’t function.”
She added: “I can’t get over it, I’ll never get over it.”
The youngsters’ grandfather Jason Hoath shared a moving tribute on Facebook in which he describes them as his “smart and beautiful grandsons”.
London Fire Commissioner Andy Roe said firefighters were “numb with profound sadness” after the tragedy. Staff members involved in the incident will be offered counselling ”as a priority”.
Mr Roe added: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of the children, the whole local community and all those who will be affected by this fire.”