Woman guilty of arson attack which killed two children

A woman has been convicted of manslaughter for the deaths of two children who died in an arson attack. Fiaz Munshi was accused of being involved in the 1997 attack in Magdalen Road, Oxford, which killed Majid Khan, 15, and his sister Anum Khan, eight.

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In a statement read after the sentence today, Shenaz Akhtar, the sister of Anum and Majid, said: "I would like to begin by thanking Allah for allowing justice to be done.

"We would also like to thank Mr Moore, Mr Roakes, Mr Kirby, Mr Storor, Miss Dactler and Mr Jones, the entire TVP team, the CPS, the media and all those who have been involved now and past 17 years.

"It has taken 17 years for Fiaz Munshi to be brought to justice for the killings of Majid and Anum.

"This is despite members of the Oxford community who have known the whereabouts of Fiaz Munshi ever since she fled the UK.

"Finally after 17 years we can now grieve properly and visit Majid and Anums grave together for the first time as a family and first time with our parents.

"This is the happiest day of our lives and we carried on fighting for Majid and Anum who will always remain deep within our hearts."

Justice at last for children who died in arson attack

The Khan family outside Oxford Crown Court

The family of two children killed in an arson attack on their Oxford home have spoken for the first time.

Anum Khan, 8 and her brother Majid, 15, died after petrol was squirted through the letterbox of their family home and set alight.

In a statement released by police today, the family said: “Mr and Mrs Khan would first of all like to thank Allah for this day and the police force involved in the arrest of Fiaz Munshi.

The mother of the children added: “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. This is a very emotional time for everybody so we please ask kindly for some privacy.”

Fiaz Munshi has been jailed for 13 years for the manslaughter of Majid and Anum, who died in a revenge arson attack on their Magdalen Road home in 1997.

Munshi, who is thirty eight, denied a charge of murder but a jury at Oxford Crown Court found her guilty of manslaughter.

Fiaz Munshi travelled with seven others to Amjad Khan's house after he broke off their relationship. Five men were convicted as was Ms Munshi's sister Riaz who was also convicted of manslaughter.

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Woman guilty of arson attack which killed two children

Fiaz Munshi has been convicted of manslaughter Credit: Thames Valley Police

A woman has been convicted of manslaughter for the deaths of two children who died in a revenge arson attack.

Fiaz Munshi was accused of being involved in the 1997 attack in Magdalen Road, Oxford, which killed Majid Khan, 15, and his sister Anum Khan, eight.

Munshi, who is thirty eight, denied a charge of murder.

This afternoon a jury at Oxford Crown Court found her guilty of manslaughter.

Fiaz Munshi travelled with seven others to Amjad Khan's house after he broke off their relationship.

Petrol was squirted through the letterbox of the family home and set alight.

Five men were convicted as was Ms Munshi's sister Riaz who was also convicted of manslaughter.

Fiaz Munshi will be sentenced on Thursday.

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