New Harlow fire appeal

Detectives investigating the murder of a family of six in a fire in Harlow have launched a new appeal to help find the killer.

Crimewatch appeal over Harlow fire

An appeal from a doctor who lost his family in a house fire in Essex will be shown on the BBC's Crimewatch programme this evening.

Dr Abdul Shakoor's wife and five children died in the fire at Harlow in October last year. Their deaths are being treated as murder.

Tom Barton's report contains a reconstruction of the events that some viewers might find distressing.

New appeal three months after Harlow fire

Detectives investigating the murder of a family of six who were killed in a fire in Harlow have launched a fresh appeal.

They're urging two people who contacted them in November to get back in touch.

It's now three months since Sabah Usmani and her five children died in the blaze at their home in Barn Mead.

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Do you recognise these petrol cans?

These petrol cans were found after the fire in Harlow
These petrol cans were found after the fire in Harlow Credit: Essex Police

Three months on from the fatal fire in Barn Mead, Harlow police are still trying to find answers to the murder investigation into the deaths of six members of the Shakoor family.

Dr Sabah Usmani and her five children, aged 3-12, died following the fire in the early hours of Monday October 15, 2012.

Detectives have issued a photograph of two quite distinctive petrol cans that were found in bushes in Barn Mead two days after the fire. Anyone who recognises them, knows where they were bought or knows how these cans came to be there, can ring the investigation team on 01277 266869.

Three months since fatal fire

It's 3 months since the fatal fire in Harlow
It's 3 months since the fatal fire in Harlow Credit: Essex Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a family of six in a fire in Harlow have launched a new appeal to help find the killer.

It's now three months since Sabah Usmani and her five children died in the blaze at their home.

New appeal over Harlow fire

Detectives investigating the murder of a family of six in a fire in Harlow have launched a new appeal to help find the killer.

It's now three months since Sabah Usmani and her five children died in the blaze at their home.

Police say they are anxious to hear again from two people who contacted police in November and anyone who recognises petrol cans found near the scene.