West Yorkshire Police

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Birkby House Fire

Murder Enquiry

The above are all members of the same family along with a six month old baby girl, who were all murdered in Huddersfield during the early hours of the morning on Sunday 12th May 2002 in their home at 40, Osborne Road, Birkby, Huddersfield. All had been asleep in their beds when the house was deliberately set on fire.

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Did you know any of the family? Have you any information to assist in the investigation into their tragic deaths?

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police on (+44) 01274 373737 or Crimestoppers anonymously on (+44) 0800 555 111. You can also email: wypenq1@gmail.com


WANTED - Shahid Mohammed

Shahid Mohammed was arrested following a major house fire which led to the deaths of eight members of the Chisti family in Birkby, Huddersfield, however he has remained at large since failing to answer police bail.

Detectives have released a digitally enhanced photo to show what he could look like more than 10 years on (see below).


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Anyone with information about Shahid Mohammed is asked to contact:

West Yorkshire Police on 01274 373737 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or you can email wypenq1@gmail.com



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