A man who killed eight people in an arson attack in Huddersfield has been released from prison - after serving half of his 18 year sentence. Nazar Hussain was jailed for his part in a petrol bombing at the home of the Chishti family a decade ago. Michael Billington reports.
A man who killed eight people in an arson attack in Huddersfield ten years ago has been freed from prison. Nazar Hussain was one of a gang who petrol bombed the home of the Chishti family in Birkby.
The decision to release him just half-way through his 18-year sentence has been condemned by both survivors and relatives of those who died. He has been released on licence after a Parole Board review - despite vehement objections being lodged with the board.
Police have found 50 mature cannabis plants at a house in Birkby. A landlord discovered the plants when he was carrying out a routine check of a property on Bradcroft Road.
Neighbourhood Inspector Mohammed Rauf said enquires are ongoing and the plants will be tested but initial checks confirmed 50 mature cannabis plants.