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"I deeply miss my beautiful wife and three beautiful children" - Muhammad Taufiq

Dr Muhammad Taufiq, whose family was killed in a house fire in Leicester, says that the entire community has been “very supportive”.

The Taufiq house in Leicester.
The Taufiq house in Leicester.
Image: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

THE DUBLIN-BASED doctor whose family were killed in an arson attack in England has spoken of his loss for the first time.

In a brief public statement, Dr Muhammad Taufiq said that he will “deeply miss my beautiful wife and three beautiful children” after the “tragic incident”.

“What has happened has happened and nothing could be worse, but I hope that justice prevails and this should not happen to any other family,” said Dr Taufiq, who is a neurosurgeon at Beaumont Hospital.

Taufiq said that the people of Leicester have been “very supportive” and thanked both police and media for their help.

“A real big thanks to the police in Leicestershire for their work and to the media for being patient and understanding the pain I am going through.

The local communityhave made me feel that even though I have lost my entire immediate family, the entire community is a family to me.

Police earlier arrested three 19-year-olds in connection with a murder that was believed to be connected to the house fire, though police say they are “confident” the Taufiq family had no connection to that incident.

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