Ten Years On: Dr Shakoor makes emotional appeal to find killers of family

Crime / Sun 16th Oct 2022 at 08:20am

A FATHER , whose wife and five children were killed in a house fire in Harlow ten years ago said he still has “hope” the people who torched his home will be caught.

Dr Abdul Shakoor’s wife Dr Sabah Usmani, sons Muneeb, nine, and Rayyan, six, and daughter Hira, 12, died in the fire at their Harlow home in 2012.

Son Sohaib, 11, and daughter Maheen, three, died in hospital.

Dr Shakoor was speaking at a remembrance service to mark the anniversary of their deaths.

Our film below shows Dr Shakoor’s speech at the Islamic Centre followed by the walk to the Parndon Cemetery where flowers were laid at the graves of his wife and five children.

It was held at Harlow Islamic Centre on Saturday afternoon.

Speakers included: Ajaib Hussain, Imam Deem Muhammad, Mufti Dr Muhammad Saleem Anwar, Abdul Khaliq and Talha Mehmood.

Other speakers and attendees were former headteacher Abbotsweld Primary, Lesley Lynn, Harlow MP Robert Halfon, Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Nolan, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Moira Bruin, Fire Officer James Taylor.

The chair of Harlow Council, Andrew Johnson.

Conservative councillors Joel Charles and David Carter. Labour councillors Chris Vince and James Griggs.

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