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Police to release more information over historic arson

The children's aunt Siddiquh Aziz is comforted by a Police officer during a press conference Photo: Phil Noble/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Detectives hunting a man wanted in connection with an arson attack that caused the deaths of three generations of a Huddersfield family will, in the next hour, release more information in the hunt for their killer.

Shahid Mohammed was arrested following a major house fire which led to the deaths of eight members of the Chishti family in Birkby, Huddersfiled, however he has remained at large since failing to answer police bail.

Six month old Najeebah Nawaz, Aneesa Nawaz aged 2, Tayyaba Bootall aged 3, Ateeqa Nawaz aged 5, Rabiah Bootall aged 10, Muhammed Ateeq-Ur-Rehman aged 18, Nafeesa Aziz aged 35 and all died in the fire at 40 Osborne Road in Birkby on 12 May 2002 and 54-year old Zaib-U-Nisa died in hospital a week later on Sunday 19 May.

The new information is being used as part of a 'Day of Action' where the investigation team are taking to the streets of Kirklees to re-new their appeal for information about his whereabouts.