A DAUGHTER has revealed the heartbreaking words her mother shared with her after being set on fire.

Jennifer Cronin had been in her garden when her former son-in-law Kieren Lynch doused her in petrol and set her on fire, a court has heard.

Giving evidence at an inquest into her death, her daughter Susan Lynch, who is also Kieren’s ex-wife, described the moment she ran into the garden to be with her mother who had suffered horrific burns to her head and face.

Susan said: “My mum was lying on the patio. I could still speak to her.

“She said she was okay and that dad was with her and keeping her strong.

“She told me that she loved me and the girls and to look after them and she said that she would be fine.

“She told me that I would be okay and that she loved [my partner] Mike and that he would look after us all and she she was going to be alright.

“She said dad was keeping her strong.

“I realised Kieren was sitting absolutely burned. I did get up and scream at him - at what he’d done to my mum and to me and the girls.”

Paramedics were the first emergency service workers on scene and two air ambulances shortly arrived on the golf course behind Mrs Cronin’s house.

Police and multiple fire engines also rushed to the scene to deal with the horrific aftermath of the incident and a cordon was put in place.

Describing the paramedics, Susan added: “The looks on their faces seemed that they were horrified and they looked like they didn’t know who to go to first.”

Mrs Cronin, who was 72-years-old and had lost her husband Pat 18 months earlier, was airlifted to a specialist burns unit at Broomfield Hospital but sadly died from her wounds two weeks later.