A grieving neurosurgeon whose family died in a suspected arson attack has told mourners that he is now a "bird without any wings".
About 1,000 mourners are to attend a funeral prayer service for the family of a neurosurgeon who died in a suspected arson attack.
A father who lost his wife and three children in a fire in Leicester says he does not want to return to the house where they died.
Detectives investigating a fatal house fire in Wood Hill have tonight charged a 22-year-old man in connection with the incident.
The man has been charged with four counts of murder following a fire which killed Shehnila Taufiq, her daughter and two sons in Wood Hill in September.
The man is due to appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
Thousands of mourners attended a memorial service for the victims of the Leicester house fire in which a mother and her three children were killed last month.
Shehnila Taufiq, her daughter Zainab, and sons Bilal and Jamil died in their home on 13th September.
ITV News' Rupert Evelyn reports:
The father said he was not angry, but that he would "continue the work that my wife and my children have left for me."
Seven men have been charged with murder.
Thousands of mourners have turned out for a memorial service for the victims of the house fire in Wood Hill, Leicester.
Memorial prayers have been held since 4pm in Spinney Hill Park to honour mother Shehnila Taufiq, her daughter Zainab, and sons Bilal and Jamil, who were killed in the fire at their home last month.
The father, Neurosurgeon Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar, told ITV News Midlands he was reluctant to return to the scene of the fire.
Officers in Leicester have arrested another man in connection with a house fire which killed a mother and her three children earlier this month.
The 19-year-old was in custody this evening, police said, along with six of the seven men arrested yesterday.
Seven men were arrested today in connection with a house fire which claimed the lives of a mother and her three children, after officers executed warrants at several properties in the Leicester area.
Detective Superintendent Kate Meynell, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said:
“We appreciate that a number of residents may have been concerned with the police presence this morning, and we would like to thank the local community for their understanding and patience as officers carried out these warrants.
“This morning’s activity was part of the ongoing investigation into the four deaths in Wood Hill earlier this month.
“We would also like to encourage anyone with information regarding the fire who has not already spoken to the police to contact us.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Leicestershire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Seven men have been arrested in connection with the fire in Wood Hill on Friday 13 September, in which a mother and her three children died.
The men aged 16, 18, 20, 21, 24 and two 19-year-olds remain in police custody while inquiries continue.
The victims of the fire in Wood Hill, Leicester were Shehnila Taufiq, who was in her 40s, her daughter Zainab who was 19, and sons Jamal and Bilal, who were 17 and 15.
Three women arrested as part of an investigation into a fatal house fire which killed four members of the same family have been bailed.
The women, aged 19, 20 and 27, who were arrested following the blaze at a house in Wood Hill, Leicester, on Friday, have all been released while inquiries continue, according to Leicestershire Police.
Six people have been arrested in connection with the fire, which killed Shehnila Taufiq, who was in her 40s, her 19-year-old daughter Zainab, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamal, 15.
A 19-year-old man has been released without charge, and detectives are continuing to question two men, aged 18 and 49.