Reward offered for information after tragic house fire

Crimestoppers have offered a reward of up to £10,000 after a fatal house fire in which a man tragically lost his wife and five children.The crime-fighting charity said the reward was for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in the "heartbreaking" incident.

This is an absolutely heartbreaking incident which has devastated and shocked the entire community. It is impossible to imagine how Dr Shakoor, who survived the fire, is coping with the loss of his family.

– Ann Scott, Eastern Regional Manager for Crimestoppers

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit the website.

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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.