Police Arrest Sixth Man Over Leicester Explosion

06 March, 2018, 03:16 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Emergency services at the scene on Hinckley Road in Leicester where police have named five victims of the explosion

Fire tore through the Zabka grocery shop in the city after an explosion on February 25 killed five people in flats above.

Police probing an explosion in the central English city Leicester last week, which left five people dead and demolished a building, arrested a sixth suspect on Sunday.

The three were remanded in custody and will appear by video link at Leicester Crown Court for their pre-trial review.

Following the three arrests on Wednesday, two other men from eastern England were taken into custody on Friday and continue to be questioned by police.

On Saturday, police charged Arkan Ali, 37, Hawkar Hassan, 32, and Aram Kurd, 33, with manslaughter and arson with intent to endanger life.

Leicestershire Police said they were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to cause an explosion and for offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

The fifth victim is believed to be Mary Ragoobeer - Shane and Sean's mother.

Kurd, of Braunstone, Leicester, Ali, of Oldham, and Hassan, of Great Yarmouth, appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court today.

A spokesperson said: "Throughout this complex investigation we have been urging journalists and members of the public not to speculate about the cause of the explosion".

On Sunday a man in his 40s from East Anglia was arrested, also on suspicion of manslaughter.



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