Fire now murder case

A house fire that killed a mother and her five children in Harlow, Essex, last month is now being treated as a murder investigation, Essex Police said tonight.

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Police seeking two suspects over Harlow fire

Detective Superintendent Rob Vinson said he was seeking to speak to a teenage boy and young girl who were seen throwing a laptop bag away near the family home.

Officers originally said they suspected the fire was an arson attack but later claimed no accelerant had been found at the scene.

Police have confirmed scientists had found no evidence of a flammable liquid being used.


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