Murder charges over house fire

Detectives investigating the house fire which killed a mother and her three children earlier this month have charged a total of seven people with murder. Three of the men and a youth were remanded in custody for a bail hearing next week.

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Two more men charged over fatal Leicester house fire

Two more men have been charged with murdering four members of the same family after a deadly house fire.

The men, aged 19 and 21, will appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court on Monday, Leicestershire Police said.

It brings to a total of seven people, including a youth, who have now been charged in connection with the fire in Wood Hill in Leicester, earlier this month.

Four appear in court charged over fatal house fire

Three men and a youth have appeared in court charged with murder over a house fire which killed four members of the same family.

They each face four charges of murder in relation to a deadly house fire in the Wood Hill area of Leicester in the early hours of Friday September 13.

Shehnila Taufiq, 47, her daughter Zainab, 19, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamil, 15, were all killed in the blaze.

The four defendants were remanded in custody for a bail hearing on Tuesday, with a plea and case management hearing due to take place at the city's crown court on 12 October.

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Four charged over Leicester house fire murders

Detectives investigating the house fire which killed a mother and her three children earlier this month have charged four people with murder.

A 16-year-old youth, 24-year-old man and two 19-year-old men have all been charged with the murder of a family of four in Wood Hill, Leicester, Leicestershire Police confirmed in a statement.

They are due to appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court later today.

Two men, aged 20 and 19, remain in police custody and a 21-year-old man has been released with no further action.

An 18-year-old man who was charged with murder on September 19 is due to appear at Leicester Crown Court at a later date.

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