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New image of man wanted over Birkby fatal house fire

Shahid Mohammed Photo:

Detectives hunting Shahid Mohammed in connection with an arson attack that caused the deaths of three generations of a Huddersfield family have today released a new image of him .

The photograph seized during the ongoing police investigation reveals his most recent appearance.

Yesterday evening, six men and two women were bailed pending further enquiries after being arrested on suspicion of Assisting an Offender.

A 38-year-old man has since been arrested and bailed on suspicion of Assisting an Offender, bringing the total to nine.

Enquiries remain ongoing.

The scale of this tragedy cannot be over stated. The devastating fire claimed the lives of 5 children, and 3 adults. This remains the biggest multiple murder that West Yorkshire Police have investigated in 30 years.

The man hunt has stepped up a gear with positive lines of enquiry taking us closer to achieving our objectives of locating the fugitive Shahid Mohammed and identifying those persons who seek to protect him.

The determination of West Yorkshire Police to support the family of these victims by delivering a successful conclusion couldn’t be stronger.

– Detective Superintendent Lisa Griffin, Senior Investigating Officer

Anyone with any information which could assist officers in the investigations should contact the non emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.