Saturday 20 January 2018

Two men remanded on charge of murdering family of Dublin based surgeon in fire

Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar
Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar

Two more men have appeared in court charged with murdering the family of a Dublin based surgeon at a house fire in Leicester.

Aaron Webb, 19, and Akeem Jeffers, 21, appeared before magistrates in Leicester charged with the murders of Shehnila Taufiq, 47, her daughter Zainab, 19, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamil, 15.

The four family members died when flames engulfed their home in Wood Hill on Friday September 13. The family of Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Satar were killed in a blaze at the family’s home on September 13.

Webb and Jeffers were remanded in custody to appear at the city's Crown Court on Wednesday for a bail hearing.

Seven people have now been charged in connection with the fire.

Shaun Carter, 24, Jackson Powell, 19, and Nathaniel Mullings, 19, appeared alongside a 16-year-old at Leicester Magistrates' Court on Saturday, each facing four counts of murder.

They were remanded in custody and will appear at Leicester Crown Court on Tuesday for a bail hearing.

Kemo Porter, 18, is also facing the same charges. He was remanded into custody earlier this month at Leicester Crown Court to next appear for a plea and case management hearing on Friday.

Press Association

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