Doctor makes emotional appeal on Crimewatch

A doctor whose wife and five children died in a house fire in Harlow last year has made an emotional appeal on Crimewatch.

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New leads in Harlow fire case

Essex Police say they are following up several new leads after a father, whose family was killed in a house fire in Harlow, made another emotional plea to help find those responsible.

Doctor Abdul Shakoor - who lost his wife and five children in the fire in October last year - appeared on the BBC's Crimewatch programme, which also featured new home footage of the family.

New video released following Harlow house fire

Essex Police have released a new video as part of a fresh appeal for information following the death of six family members in a house fire in Harlow.

Dr Abdul Shakoor, who lost his wife and five children in the blaze in October 2012, made an emotional appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch last night.

The emergency call made by Dr Shakoor to the emergency services has also been released by police.

Dr Sabah Usmani and her children, Hira, 12, Sohaib, 11, Muneed, nine, Rayyan, six, and three-year-old Maheen all died when the blaze ripped through their home.

Essex Police say they have already received at least 25 calls following the BBC's Crimewatch appeal last night.

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