The mother of a victim of the Leicester shop blast, who was originally part of the insurance scam, has apologised on her behalf.
Natalija Ijevleva said she felt she had 'failed as a mother' to 22-year-old Viktorija.
Three men were today sentenced to life in prison for murdering five people in the explosion.
Arkan Ali and Aram Kurd were jailed for a minimum of 38 years. Hawkar Hassan will serve a minimum of 33 years.
The men were involved in a plot to douse a Polish supermarket on Hinckley road in "many, many litres of petrol" on the evening of Sunday February 25 in the hope of getting a £300,000 insurance payout.
The court heard that Ijevleva who was Ali's girlfriend was involved in the conspiracy to commit insurance fraud but was left to die ‘because she knew too much’.
Today in a victim impact statement, read out in court by prosecutor, David Herbert QC, her mother said she was heartbroken that her daughter hadn't told her about the plan.