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Police appeal after 'suspicious' fire in Birkby

Police in Huddersfield are appealing for witnesses following a potentially suspicious fire at a health centre in Birkby.

While the cause of the fire has not yet been determined a rear window at the property was damaged. The fire itself caused substantial damage to an office at the rear of the building.

This incident has had a significant impact on the staff and patients at the health centre due to the damage caused. While the cause of the fire has yet to be determined we are treating it as potentially suspicious.

We would urge anyone who was in the area late on Sunday night and saw any suspicious people, or vehicles to contact us. Enquiries are ongoing.

– PC Charlotte Saville, Huddersfield NPT


Fatal fire: Cops pursue new leads

Detectives investigating the death of three generations of a family in Huddersfield say they've been extremely encouraged by the response to their latest appeal to trace a man wanted in connection with their deaths.

They are now following up a number of new leads in their search for Shahid Mohammed, who they want to speak to in connection with a fatal house fire which claimed the lives of eight members of the Chistie family almost ten years ago.

Appeal to find fugitive on the run

There has been a major new initiative in the hunt for a fugitive who is suspected of murdering eight members of the same family in a devastating arson attack.

It's more than 10 years since the fire claimed the lives of three generations of the Chishti family at their home in Huddersfield.

Three men were jailed for the killings - and now police and the survivors of the fire have launched a new appeal to catch the prime suspect who has spent almost a decade on the run. Jon Hill reports.


Police take to streets in hunt for Shahid Mohammed

Police officers are taking to the streets of Kirklees to renew their appeal for information in the hunt for Shahid Mohammed wanted over a house fire which killed eight members of the same family in Birkby in Huddersfield.

Officers will be handing out leaflets and putting up posters around the area. All materials have been translated into Urdu as well as English.

Police release new pictures of wanted man

This is how police believe Shahid Mohammed will look now Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Detectives hunting a man wanted over an arson attack that killed three generations of a Huddersfield family have released a digitally enhanced picture to show what he could look like more than ten years on.

Shahid Mohammed was arrested after the fire which lead to the deaths of eight members of the Chisti family in Birkby but he has remained at large since failing to answer police bail. Using age procession technology an image has been created depicting what Shahid Mohammed could look like now.

Reward for Shahid Mohammed wanted over fatal fire

Shahid Mohammed Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Crimestoppers have renewed their offer of a £10,000 reward for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of Shahid Mohammed.

He was arrested following a house fire in Huddersfield more than a decade ago that killed eight members of the same family, but has not been seen since he skipped bail.

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