Man charged with Leicester murder

Wednesday 02 October 2013 18.38
Four family members died in the suspected arson attack on 13 September
Four family members died in the suspected arson attack on 13 September

A man has been charged with the murder of a sports coach, which Leicester police believe may be linked to the deaths of the family of a Dublin-based neurosurgeon.

Muhammad Taufiq al-Sattar’s wife and three teenage children died in a suspected arson attack on Friday 13 September.

Detectives are examining possible links between the murder of Antoin Akpom and a fire at the house in Wood Hill.

Six men and a 16-year-old youth have been charged in connection with the murders of Shehnila Taufiq, 47, her daughter Zainab, 19, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamil, 15, in the blaze.

Hussain Hussain, 19, appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court today charged with murdering Mr Akpom.

He was remanded in custody to appear again at the city's crown court on Friday.

Mr Akpom, a coach at Leicester Nirvana FC, died after being stabbed in Leicester’s Kent Street on 12 September.

Mr Hussain is the second man to be charged by police investigating the 20-year-old's murder.

Abdul Hakim, 19, of Wood Hill in Leicester, was remanded in custody after appearing in court last month charged with Mr Akpom's murder.

He is next due to appear at Leicester Crown Court on Friday.