Detectives investigating a fire which killed six members of the same family in Harlow have made two arrests. Doctor Abdul Shakoor was the only survivor of the blaze at the family's home in Barn Mead, Harlow, last October.
Sabah Usmani, and their children, Muneeb, nine, Rayyan, six, Hira, 12, Sohaib, 11, and Maheen, three, all died.
A 28-year-old man from Harlow has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with an incident at the Harlow Islamic Centre on Monday, August 26, Essex Police said.
The man is currently in custody and will be questioned by detectives in due course.
Police have released CCTV footage of the men they believe to be responsible for an arson attack on a mosque in Harlow on Monday.
In the footage, three men are seen approaching the Harlow Islamic Centre building.
One of the men is seen holding a drill while another can be seen with what police believe to be a canister of insulation foam.
Leaders of the Islamic Centre called the police after the attack when they found insulation foam sprayed under all of the shutters which cover the doors and windows.
Police are asking anyone who is able to identify the men to contact Harlow CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
An Islamic centre has been targeted by arsonists, in what police believe was an anti-Muslim attack. Leaders at the Har-low Islamic Centre say they're "very saddened" by the incident.
Robyn Dwyer reports.
Members of an Islamic centre which suffered a suspected overnight arson attempt have said they are "very saddened" by what appears to be an anti-Muslim attack.
Police believe the incident at Harlow Islamic Centre in Paringdon Road, Harlow, Essex, took place between 10.30pm and 4am.
There had been a "concerted effort" to start the blaze by sealing entrances with foam so the fire would take hold, a member of the mosque said. Zia Rehman, the Islamic Centre's vice-chairman, said he suspects it may have been due to anti-Muslim prejudice.
Britain has seen a spike of hate crimes against Muslims in recent months following the death of Fusilier Lee Rigby outside Woolwich Barracks in south east London in May.
A 19 year man from Harlow was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, arson and burglary by Essex Police investigating the fatal fire in Harlow last October that took the lives of six members of the Shakoor family.
He has been questioned about his involvement in the burglary and fatal fire at Barn Mead, Harlow on October 15, 2012 and has been bailed until June 27, while further enquiries are undertaken.
Police have released new images of the burnt-out house where a mother and her five children were killed in a fire in Essex.
It's thought the blaze at their home in Harlow in October last year was started by burglars.
The full story now from Tom Barton.
Essex Police say they are following up several new leads after a father, whose family was killed in a house fire in Harlow, made another emotional plea to help find those responsible.
Doctor Abdul Shakoor - who lost his wife and five children in the fire in October last year - appeared on the BBC's Crimewatch programme, which also featured new home footage of the family.
Essex Police have released a new video as part of a fresh appeal for information following the death of six family members in a house fire in Harlow.
Dr Abdul Shakoor, who lost his wife and five children in the blaze in October 2012, made an emotional appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch last night.
The emergency call made by Dr Shakoor to the emergency services has also been released by police.
Dr Sabah Usmani and her children, Hira, 12, Sohaib, 11, Muneed, nine, Rayyan, six, and three-year-old Maheen all died when the blaze ripped through their home.
Essex Police say they have already received at least 25 calls following the BBC's Crimewatch appeal last night.
A father who lost six members of his family in a house fire in Harlow has made a fresh appeal on the Crimewatch programme.Read the full story ›