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Birkby fatal fire: 9 arrests

Police investigating an arson attack which killed seven members of the same family in Huddersfield in 2002 have arrested nine people.

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Pictures from the archives: Birkby fatal fire 2002

Five children and three adults died in the house fire in Birkby, Huddersfield, in 2002 Credit: Press Association
Three generations of the same family died in the blaze on Osborne Road on May 12, 2002 Credit: Press Association
One man was convicted of murder and two of manslaughter following the attack. Credit: Press Association
Now West Yorkshire Police have confirmed eight people have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Credit: Press Association

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