Essex fire murder probe

A house fire that killed a mother and her five children in Harlow, Essex, last month is now being treated as a murder investigation, Essex Police have said.

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Emergency services arrive for Essex fire funeral

Paramedics arrive at the Harlow Islamic Centre, for the funeral Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Paramedics and fire fighters have arrived at the Harlow Islamic Centre, for the funeral of Sabah Usmani, a doctor, who along with her children - Hira, 12, Sohaib, 11, Muneeb, nine, Rayyan, six, and Maheen, three - died in a house blaze in Barn Mead, Harlow, Essex, last week.

Members of Essex County Fire & Rescue Service (ECFRS) arrive at the Harlow Islamic Centre, for the funeral Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

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