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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Teenager appears in court on house fire murder charge

A teenager has appeared in court charged with murdering a mother and her three children.

Kemo Anthony Porter was not required to indicate a plea during a two-minute appearance at Leicester Magistrates' Court.

The 18-year-old is accused of the murders of Shehnila Taufiq, 47, her 19-year-old daughter Zainab, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamil, 15, who died in a house fire last Friday.

Porter only spoke to confirm his name, address and date of birth. He was remanded in custody to appear by video-link at Leicester Crown Court on Monday.

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