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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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Father follows funeral cortege of wife and five children

Dr Abdul Shakoor (third left) walks behind the funeral cortege Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Dr Abdul Shakoor, the husband of Sabah Usmani, also a doctor, who along with their five children died in a house blaze in Harlow, Essex, last week, walked behind the funeral cortege as it arrived at Parndon Wood Cemetery, in Harlow, for their burial after their funeral service.

Flowers were left at Barn Mead in Harlow in memory of Sabah Usmani and her five children Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

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