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Seventh person arrested in connection with Leicester explosion released

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The seventh person to be arrested by officers investigating a fatal explosion in Leicester has been released under investigation.

Five people died after blast which destroyed a mini supermarket in Hinckley Road on Sunday, the 25th of February. A number of people were left with serious injuries.

The man, who is in his 30s and from the East Midlands, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and released this evening (Wednesday 7 March).

Three men appeared in court on Monday charged with the manslaughter of the five people who died.

Arkan Ali, 37, Hawkar Hassan, 32, and Aram Kurd, 33, also face a separate count of arson with intent to endanger life. They have yet to enter pleas and are due back in court on April 3.

Three other men have previously been released by police pending further investigations.