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Seven arrested in connection with Wood Hill fire

The scene of the fatal house fire in Wood Hill, Leicester Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

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.

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Three women bailed over fatal Leicester house fire

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.

New arrest over Leicester house fire deaths

Police have arrested another person in connection with a house fire that led to the deaths of a mother and her three children.

An 18-year-old man was arrested tonight and remains in police custody, Leicestershire Police said.

The scene of the fatal house fire in Wood Hill, Leicester.
The scene of the fatal house fire in Wood Hill, Leicester. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Three women and two men were arrested yesterday over the deaths.

Earlier today, a 19-year-old man was released without charge, however an extension for further detention was granted for the other suspects.

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Three women and two men held over house fire deaths

Three women and two men have been arrested in connection with a house fire in Leicester that killed a mother and three children.

Leicestershire Police said in a statement:

The arrests, of three women aged 19, 20, 27 years old and two men aged 49 and 19, were made earlier this afternoon.

Forensic enquiries are still underway at the scene and local officers are undertaking patrols in the area.

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