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Man charged over Leicester fire

A 22-year-old man has become the eighth person to be charged with the murders of Shehnila Taufiq, her daughter Zainab, and sons Bilal and Jamil in a house fire in Leicester, last month. Earlier, thousands attended a memorial service for the victims.

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Thousands attend Leicester house fire memorial

Thousands of mourners have turned out for a memorial service for the victims of the house fire in Wood Hill, Leicester.

Thousands of people are attending the memorial. Credit: PA

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.

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