Two people have been convicted of manslaughter following an explosion at a kebab shop in Leicester which killed a man last year.
Fiaz Ansari, who died in the blast, caused the fire himself in an attempt to claim a quarter of a million pounds from his insurance company. Shahbaz Khan, from London and Mehwish Yasin, from Birmingham, assisted him in the plot.
Leicester Crown Court heard how Fiaz Ahmed Ansari, the father of a 15 year old girl and a 9 year old boy, died in an explosion at a takeaway he worked in, had told his wife the business would have to close just a few months before the blast. He had debts running into thousands of pounds.
The jury was told that witnesses, who were close to the scene, thought a bomb had exploded and felt lucky to be alive. A man and a woman have appeared in court charged with manslaughter and arson.