Leicester fatal fire: Four appear in court

The fire-hit house in Leicester
Image caption The victims of the fire were all found dead in upstairs bedrooms

Four people charged over the murder of a family who died in a house fire in Leicester have appeared in court.

Shehnila Taufiq, who was in her 40s, her daughter Zainab, 19, and sons Jamal, 15, and Bilal, 17, died in the blaze in Wood Hill on 13 September.

A 16-year-old, who cannot be named, and three men, Jackson Powell, 19, Nathaniel Mullings, 19, and Shaun Carter, 24, were remanded into custody.

They will appear at Leicester Crown Court on 1 October for a bail hearing.

Two men, aged 19 and 20, remain in police custody and a 21-year-old man has been released without charge.

Kemo Porter, 18, of Browning Street, who was charged with four counts of murder on 19 September, is due to appear at Leicester Crown Court at a later date.

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