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Kebab Shop Explosion Trial

Two people are on trial for manslaughter and arson following a kebab shop explosion in August 2011 which left one worker dead

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A kebab shop owner was found to have debts of thousands of pounds, months before his shop exploded

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.

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