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Two women guilty of Birmingham manslaughter and arson

Speedwell Road house on fire
Image caption Nusarat Bugum, 36, died after the arson attack in Speedwell Road, Edgbaston

Two women have been convicted of manslaughter and reckless arson after a fatal house fire in Birmingham.

Tina Andrews, aged 30, from Camelot Way, Small Heath, was found guilty after a four-day trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

Nussrat Khatoon, aged 39 from Cheshunt Place, Kings Heath, pleaded guilty to the same charges in April.

The victim, Nusrat Begum, 36, died after the arson attack in Speedwell Road, Edgbaston, on 5 November 2012.

She was rescued from the fire but died in hospital, police said.

Three more people who were in the house at the time of the blaze were seriously injured, according to police.

Speaking after the trial on 1 August, Det Ch Insp Sarbjit Johal, said: "The fire turned into an impenetrable inferno and the two women knew that people would have been trapped upstairs.

"Khatoon was very resentful and angry and as a result of her and Andrews' actions, a completely innocent woman died.

"Put simply, Nusrat was in the wrong place at the wrong time."

Both women are due to be sentenced in early September.

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