The 31-year-old care worker and her thirteen-year old daughter are fighting for their life after their house was ‘petrol-bombed’ by eight boys

  • Sabrina Rushton, Rubi-Mae Martin and Rubi-Mae Martin both from Stoke-on-Trent are still in hospital 
  • The 31-yearold leapt for her life at a window on the first floor. 
  • Four Stoke-on-Trent-based men were detained and then bailed 
  • Staffordshire Police are still looking into the Bentilee fire. 
  • An online appeal has already raised almost £2,000 for the mother and daughter










After a terrible house fire, a mother and her daughter fight for their lives in Stoke-on-Trent. 

Sabrina Rushton (31), and Rubi-Mae Martin (13) are still hospitalized a week after the Bentilee fire on December 16. 

Park Hall’s Ms Rushton was a Park Hall caregiver. She jumped from a window on the first floor to save her life after her daughter left their house. 

Witnesses claimed that the Beverley Drive home was “petrol bombed”.   

The Staffordshire Police has arrested four Stoke-on-Trent males and they were bailed. 

Care worker Sabrina Rushton, aged 31 (pictured) and her 13-year-old daughter, Rubi-Mae Martin, (pictured) both remain in hospital following the Bentilee blaze on December 16.

Sabrina Rushton (31) and RubiMae Martin (13) are both still in hospital due to the Bentilee fire of December 16.

StokeonTrentLive was told by the witness that he saw flames and looked out at the window of the home. It was about eight young men running away.  

Family friend Jenna Plant started an online appeal, which has already raised almost £2,000.

Donations including clothes, cutlery, household items and Christmas gifts have also been dropped off at collection points.

Ms. Plant was 32 years old and hails from Bucknall.

“I told my friend that it hit hard when it’s close, but harder when it’s far away. But it hits more when the person is known.”

Donations have poured in for Ms Rushton and Rubi-Mae

Donations have poured in for Ms Rushton and Rubi-Mae

“I’m a member in St John’s Church. I discovered that it was my church and felt compelled to take action. It was something that I felt inside. 

‘So I set up the page and it’s done really well.

“We have received donations from Treehouse Children’s Centre. Rubi-Mae will be able to wear the clothes we have sorted.

“We have received donations of cutlery, dinnerware and some household goods. This isn’t a huge donation.

“The support was amazing. Everything that has been given to me is overwhelming.

“It’s so great that they can get something to enable them to begin their new life after they leave the hospital. 

They said that their whole lives were spent in the home and it’s all gone. They might find it easier to deal with knowing they have support.

“I want to thank everyone who donated. I didn’t expect it would take off as well.

“We received donation from Co-Op Bentilee. 

Park Hall care home employee Ms Rushton jumped for her life from a first-floor window after her daughter fled their home.

Park Hall’s Ms Rushton was a Park Hall caregiver. She jumped from a window on the first floor to save her life after her daughter left their house. 

‘We have Heron foods doing a stamp collection so that once she is out and she has somewhere to live she hasn’t got to think about shopping because she could use the stamps.

“It is amazing that even in such difficult times, the community can still come together to help each other.”  

Staffordshire Police arrested an 18-year-old male from Stoke-on-Trent at Manchester Airport Wednesday under suspicion of attempted murder.

Since then, he has been released under conditional police bail.

The three other Stoke-on-Trent men are a 28-year-old man, who was arrested for wounding suspicion; and two 22-year-olds, one of whom is being held on suspicion that he attempted to murder. They all remain on conditional bail.

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