Four in court over fatal house fire
Four men will go on trial today over a fatal house fire which killed a mother and father, leaving their three children orphaned.
Mosque teacher Abdullah Mohammed, 41, and his wife Aysha, 39, died after the arson attack on their home in Blackburn, Lancashire, last October.
Hisamuddin Ibrahim, 20, Mohammed Miah, 19, Habib Iqbal, 25, and Sadek Miah, 23, all from London, are all charged with two counts of murder and arson with intent to endanger life.
Mr Mohammed - a well-respected community figure - called the emergency services to his London Road home at 1.23am on October 21 last year, after being woken by a ferocious blaze.
He was found unconscious in his bedroom, along with his wife and two of their three children.
The family was taken to the Royal Blackburn hospital, but Mr Mohammed was later pronounced dead from smoke inhalation.
His wife fell into a coma and died a week later.
Their two children, who cannot be named for legal reasons, both survived, while their other child was not staying at the family house that evening.
The trial, at Preston Crown Court, is expected to last for four weeks.
Caitlyn Jenner car crash: Driver who died in collision sued by surviving passengers for $18.5m
Watch the Supermoon live: How to see the brightest Moon of the year tonight
Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's running mate in the US Presidential election
Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night
Turkey duped the US, and Isis reaps rewards
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 Barbarians vs Samoa interrupted by sprinklers as fans criticise lack of Wi-Fi and poor seating at West Ham's Olympic Stadium
- 2 Watch the Supermoon live: How to see the brightest Moon of the year tonight
- 3 Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's running mate in the US Presidential election
- 4 Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night
- 5 David De Gea to Real Madrid: Real finally get their man with £29m bid for Manchester United goalkeeper