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East Anglian man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after explosion in Leicester

PUBLISHED: 19:45 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 13:16 01 March 2018

Emergency services at the scene on Hinckley Road in Leicester, where police have named five victims of the explosion. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday February 27, 2018. Mary Rajoobeer, 46, Shane Rajoobeer, 18, Sean Rajoobeer, 17, Leah Beth Reek, 18, and Viktorija Ljevleva are still officially missing. See PA story POLICE Explosion. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Emergency services at the scene on Hinckley Road in Leicester, where police have named five victims of the explosion. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday February 27, 2018. Mary Rajoobeer, 46, Shane Rajoobeer, 18, Sean Rajoobeer, 17, Leah Beth Reek, 18, and Viktorija Ljevleva are still officially missing. See PA story POLICE Explosion. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

A man from East Anglia has been arrested in connection with an explosion in Leicester on Sunday which is believed to have killed five people.

Three men, all in their 30s, have been arrested in the last hour and are being questioned by detectives.

The other two men are from the East Midlands and the North West.

A flat and a shop were destroyed in the explosion on Hinckley Road in Leicester on Sunday evening.

Mary Ragoobar, 46, and sons Shane, 18, and Sean, 17, lived in the flat above.

They have been officially reported as missing along with Shane’s girlfriend Leah Beth Reek, 18, and Viktorija Ijevleva, 22.

The remains of five people have been recovered from the wreckage.

The police are not disclosing further details at this stage, however, they have stressed that their is no evidence that the explosion was in any way terrorist related.


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