Birkby house fire: Man on trial charged with eight murders in Huddersfield

A man has gone on trial charged with eight murders following a house fire in Huddersfield 16 years ago.

Shahid Mohammed, 36, is accused of killing five children and three adults in a fire at Birkby in Huddersfield in 2002.

He’s also accused of conspiracy to commit arson with intent to endanger life.

He denies all charges.

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