A father's plea for help

A father who lost six members of his family in a house fire in Harlow has made a fresh appeal on the Crimewatch programme.

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New leads in Harlow fire case

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.

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New video released following Harlow house fire

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.

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Harlow house fire appeal on BBC's Crimewatch

Dr Abdul Shakoor's wife and five children were killed in the house fire

Police investigating a house fire in Harlow which killed six members of the same family have made a fresh appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch programme. It featured an interview with Dr Abdul Shakoor, who lost his wife and five children in the blaze last year.

The appeal also featured previously unseen footage from the night of the fire, which was recorded by the emergency services.

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Crimewatch appeal over Harlow fire

An appeal from a doctor who lost his family in a house fire in Essex will be shown on the BBC's Crimewatch programme this evening.

Dr Abdul Shakoor's wife and five children died in the fire at Harlow in October last year. Their deaths are being treated as murder.

Tom Barton's report contains a reconstruction of the events that some viewers might find distressing.

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Family receives justice after 'heartbreaking' eight months

The family of murdered pregnant Eystna Blunnie have given their reaction after Tony McLernon was jailed for a minimum of 27 years.

Tony Blunnie, Eystna's uncle, said:

“After a very long and heartbreaking 8 months finally today we have received justice for Eystna and her then soon to be born daughter Rose.

"Eystna was a warm and loving girl with a unique personality, with her whole life to look forward to and become whatever she wanted to be.

"Sadly, Tony McLernon took away whatever chance we had of knowing what type of person Rose would’ve been.

"In our hearts we know she would’ve been loved, nurtured and given the best in life that was possible.”

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