Five arrested in fatal house fire probe
Police in England have arrested five people in connection with the fatal house fire which killed the wife and three children of a Dublin-based surgeon.
The arrests, of three women aged 19, 20, and 27, and two men aged 49 and 19, were made earlier this afternoon.
News of the arrests came minutes after Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar spoke of his pain at the loss of his wife, daughter and teenage sons.
Dr Taufiq said he deeply misses his beautiful wife and three children, who died yesterday at a fire at their home in Leicester.
Summoning the courage and strength to speak publicly for almost two minutes just a day after learning of the deaths on his return to the UK, Mr Sattar said: “All of you know of the tragic incident in which my entire family has passed away.
“I deeply miss my beautiful wife and three beautiful children.
“What has happened has happened and nothing can be reversed but I hope justice prevails and in future this should not happen to any family.”
“I am also thankful to the local mosque – they made me feel that despite losing my immediate entire family, the entire community in Leicester is family to me.”
It is feared the family’s property was targeted by mistake in a revenge attack following a fatal assault in nearby Kent Street.
Inquiries have found no evidence to suggest anyone who lived at the fire-hit property was involved in any way with the earlier incident.
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