Essex Police: 'Increasingly likely" fire was tragic accident

Essex Police initially treated the blaze as a suspected arson attack but no trace of an accelerant used to spark the flames has been found.

Although officers continue to investigate all possibilities it is now thought "increasingly likely" the fire was a tragic accident.

A book of condolence set up for the Harlow community to pay its respects to the family has passed 130 messages and will close on Friday.

Harlow Council has made arrangements for the book to be passed on to Dr Shakoor.

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Six killed after house fire

A woman and four of her children have died after a house fire in Harlow, Essex.