Detectives investigating Leicester explosion continue to quiz men from East Anglia

06 March, 2018, 03:19 | Author: Valerie Santiago
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The blast happened at a mini-supermarket in Hinckley Road at around 7pm on Sunday night. "With three people now charged and due in court, it becomes even more important, for legal reasons, that this message is heeded", the statement said.

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

Two other men, both from East Anglia and who were arrested on Friday, remain in custody and are continuing to be questioned by detectives.

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

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Prosecutor Zoe Lee said: "A call was received by the police by a member of the public stating that an explosion was heard".

Mary Ragoobar, 46, and sons Shane, 18, and Sean, 17, lived in the flat above the shop. The police have formally identified members of the Indian-origin family from Mauritius that were among the five people "missing", feared dead.

"That building was demolished by the explosion".

Five people were also taken to hospital after the blast, one of whom suffered critical injuries. Those arrested are all in their 30s and come from the East Midlands area which encompasses Leicester, and East Anglia and the North West of England.



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