Two men jailed for life for Leicester house fire murders

Two men have been jailed for life for murdering a mother and her children in Leicester, who died when their home was mistakenly set alight in a botched revenge attack.

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Police: Victim's husband 'central' to investigation

Police officers investigating the murder of mother and three children in house fire in Leicester have praised the husband of the victim for his strength and "ongoing support."

"I would like to pay tribute to Dr Taufiq who has been central and a really important part of our investigation in terms of ongoing support," Assistant Chief Constable Roger Bannister, Leicestershire Police, said.

"Dr Taufiq has attended court throughout the trial and shown what I think is amazing strength at what has understandably been some very difficult times," he said.

Shehnila Taufiq, 47, her 19-year-old daughter Zainab, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamal, 15, all died when a fire engulfed their house in Leicester in the early hours of September 13 last year

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