There have been dramatic developments in the case of five children and their mother who were killed in a fire at their Essex home.

In a press conference today detectives revealed the Harlow home of Dr Abdul Shakoor and his family was burgled on the night of the fatal fire.

They also issued three separate appeals for the public's help.. the first to find a laptop stolen from the house, the second to find two teenagers seen throwing the laptop bag away and thirdly to identify a group of four young men seen outside the house in the early hours of the morning of the fire.

Essex Police have said that two teenagers who were spotted with a missing laptop bag have now been in contact with them this evening.