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Two men from East Anglia arrested over conspiracy to cause an explosion after Leicester blast

The scene on Hinckley Road in Leicester after an explosion which left five people dead. Photo Aaron Chown/PA Wire.

The scene on Hinckley Road in Leicester after an explosion which left five people dead. Photo Aaron Chown/PA Wire.

Two men from East Anglia have been arrested by detectives investigating the cause of an explosion at a Leicester shop which left five people dead.

The men, both in their 30s, and both from East Anglia, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause an explosion and for offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Both are in police custody where they will be questioned by detectives.

On Wednesday another man from East Anglia was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

The man, in his 30s, remains in custody along with two men from the East Midlands and the North West who were also arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

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

The remains of five people have been recovered from the wreckage


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