Man in court over house fire

Police investigating a fire which killed a mother and her three children in Leicester have charged an 18-year-old man with murder. Kemo Anthony Porter has appeared in court.

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1500 people supporting bereaved father

Over the last two days more than 1500 people have taken part in special prayers at the mosque near to the family home of the Taufiq Al-Sattar family.

They have been supporting Muhammad Taufiq Al-Sattar, whose wife Shehnila, her teenage sons Bilal and Jamal and her 19-year-old daughter Zainab died after a fire ripped through their house in the Spinney Hills area of Leicester last Friday.

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Bereaved father wants to bury his family as soon as possible

Five people are being questioned as part of the investigation into the deaths of a mother and her three children at a house fire in Spinney Hills, Leicester.

The children's father says he wants to bury the family as soon as possible, in accordance with the beliefs of the Islamic faith, says Suleman Nagdi, from the Muslim Burial Council.

New arrest over Leicester house fire deaths

Police have arrested another person in connection with a house fire that led to the deaths of a mother and her three children.

An 18-year-old man was arrested last night and remains in police custody, Leicestershire Police said.

The scene of the fatal house fire in Wood Hill, Leicester. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Three women and two men were arrested on Saturday over the deaths.

Earlier on Sunday, a 19-year-old man was released without charge, however an extension for further detention was granted for the other suspects.

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