Sabah Usmani and her children
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Father makes Crimewatch appeal over Harlow fire deaths

A doctor whose wife and five children died as a result of an arson attack on their home "wants answers" about why they were targeted.

Dr Abdul Shakoor's wife Sabah Usmani, sons Muneeb, nine, and Rayyan, six, and daughter Hira, 12, died last October in an arson attack on their home in Essex. Son Sohaib, 11, and daughter Maheen, three, died in hospital.

A reconstruction of the events leading up to the fire in Barn Mead, Harlow was shown on the BBC's Crimewatch on Wednesday.

Nick Beake reports.

Some viewers may find the interview in this report upsetting

  • 20 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK