Murder charge on '97 fire

A woman has been charged with the murder of a historic fatal fire in Oxford.

Pictures: Victims of 1997 house fire in Oxford

Majid Khan, 15, and Anum Khan, 8, died in the house fire in 1997 Credit: Thames Valley Police

A 38-year-old woman has been charged with two counts of murder in connection with a historical fatal fire in Oxford where two children died.

Majid Khan, aged 15, and Anum Khan, aged 8, lost their lives as a result of the fire.

Family statement following murder charge

The Khan family have released a statement in response to the news that a 38-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of two children who died in a house fire in 1997.

Mr and Mrs Khan and family would first of all like to thank Allah for this day and the Police Force involved in the arrest of Fiaz Munshi. I hope justice will be done. As a mother of these beautiful innocent children I have been waiting for sixteen years for this day and I have not been able to visit my son and daughter, Majid and Anum, since they were innocently taken away from me. Once justice has been done I have promised myself I will visit Majid and Anum for the first time after fifteen years. This is a very emotional time for everybody so we please ask kindly for some privacy. Thank you.

– The Khan family statement

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Murder charge on historical fatal fire in Oxford

A 38-year-old woman has been charged with two counts of murder in connection with a historical fatal fire in Oxford where two children died.

Fiaz Begum Munshi, of Manley Road, Oldham, Lancashire, was arrested on Tuesday, in connection with a fire at a house in Cowley on 26th August 1997.

Majid Khan, aged 15, and Anum Khan, aged 8, were killed as a result of the fire.

Fiaz Munshi has been remanded in custody to appear before Oxford Magistrates’ Court today.