Three Muslims charged with arson over shop blast in Leicester that killed five people
Police announced several days ago that this incident was “not linked to terrorism.” But we cannot be sure that is so, since they say that even when incidents are clearly related to jihad terror. And we know that the Islamic State issued this call in September 2014:
If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him. Do not lack. Do not be contemptible. Let your slogan be, “May I not be saved if the cross worshipper and taghūt (ruler ruling by manmade laws) patron survives.”
If you are unable to do so, then burn his home, car, or business. Or destroy his crops.
A Polish supermarket and two-storey flat above were destroyed in the explosion
Five people were killed in the blast in Leicester and a number were injured
Three men, Aram Kurd, Hawkar Hassan and Arkan Ali have now been charged
Charged with five counts of manslaughter and arson with intent to endanger life
Three men have been charged with manslaughter and arson over a supermarket explosion in Leicester, which left five people dead and a number of people injured, Leicestershire Police have said.
Aram Kurd, 33, of Leicester, Hawkar Hassan, 32, of Coventry and Arkan Ali, 37, of Oldham, have all been charged with five counts of manslaughter and with arson with intent to endanger life.
They will be held in custody during the weekend and will appear before Leicester Magistrates on Monday.
Three men have been charged with manslaughter and arson over a supermarket explosion in Leicester. Five people were killed in the incident
The home of Aram Kurd the owner of the shop destroyed in a blast, was searched by police (pictured right). Kurd has now been charged
This is the devastating aftermath of the explosion. Aram Kurd, 33, of Leicester, Hawkar Hassan, 32, of Coventry and Arkan Ali, 37, of Oldham, have all been charged with five counts of manslaughter
Shop owner Mr Kurd, who describes himself on social media as a security worker and translator, was working in the shop at the time of the explosion, and later told how he was trapped in the rubble narrowly avoiding serious injury
Huge fire rages in Leicester after convenience store explosion
Two other men, both from East Anglia and who were arrested yesterday, remain in police custody and continue to be questioned by detectives.
The Polish Zabka supermarket on Hinckley Road in Leicester exploded on Sunday February 25.
Five people died after a huge fireball tore through the supermarket and flats above, causing the entire building to collapse like a 'pancake'.
Care worker Mary Ragoobeer, 46, and her two sons Shane, 18, and Sean, 17, who lived in the flat, are all feared dead.
Leah Beth Reek, 18, who is Shane's girlfriend and 22-year-old shop worker Viktorija Ljevleva are believed to have died.
Shop owner Mr Kurd, who describes himself on social media as a security worker and translator, was working in the shop at the time of the explosion, and later told how he was trapped in the rubble narrowly avoiding serious injury.
Mrs Ragoobar moved into the two-bedroom property in Leicester four years ago along with her husband, Jose Ragoobar, 58, and the couple's youngest son, Scotty, 15.
Mr Ragoobar was at work at the time of the incident on Sunday night, while Scotty was pulled from the rubble by a passer-by and is being treated in hospital.
All five victims will officially remain 'missing' until formal identifications take place. But police say this process could take some time.