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The scene of the fatal house fire today. Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Antoin Akpom

Man charged with Leicester murder

Police in the UK have not yet ruled out a link between the death and a suspected arson attack which killed the family of a Dublin-based doctor.

A TEENAGER HAS been charged with the murder of Antoin Akpom, the 20-year-old who died in Leicester last Thursday following a brutal assault on Kent Street.

The Crown Prosecution Service reviewed the case presented by police and decided there is sufficient evidence for a prosecution.

The accused, a 19-year-old male, is expected to appear before a magistrates’ court tomorrow.

Detectives have not yet ruled out a possible link between the death of the 20-year-old and a suspected arson attack on the home of Shehnila and Muhammad Taufiq in nearby Wood Hill.

Two men arrested in connection with the fire that killed four people, including three teenagers, remain in custody.

Firefighters found the bodies of Shehnila Taufiq, who was in her 40s, her 19-year-old daughter Zainab and sons, Bilal, 17, and Jamal, 15, at their home in Wood Hill in the early hours of Friday morning.

The victims were the wife and children of Dublin-based neurosurgeon Muhammad Taufiq.

Related: “I deeply miss my beautiful wife and three beautiful children” – Muhammad Taufiq

Read: Wife and children of Dublin-based doctor killed in Leicester house fire

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