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Teenager charged over Leicester house fire deaths

2013-09-19 18:38:04

An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with a house fire in which four people died.

Shehnila Taufiq, her sons Jamal and Bilal and daughter Zainab died in the fire in Wood Hill, Leicester on 12 September.

The Crown Prosecution Service said the evidence had been reviewed and it was decided it was "in the public interest for a prosecution to take place".

He will appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Police have not yet ruled out a link to the murder of a man in Kent Street, hours earlier.

Assistant Chief Constable for Leicestershire Police, Roger Bannister, said: "We do not believe at this moment that either the murder of Antoin Akpom or the murders on Wood Hill are racially motivated."


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