Two guilty of manslaughter after explosion at Leicester kebab shop
Two people have been found guilty of manslaughter after an explosion at Kams Grill kebab shop in Narborough Road, Leicester.
Shabaaz Khan (25) of Stuart Road, Harrow, Middlesex and Mehwish Yasin (25) of Plaistow Ave, Hodge Hill, Birmingham were convicted of manslaughter and arson reckless to endanger life at Leicester Crown Court after an eight-day trial.
They were both sentenced to eight years in prison.
The blast happened at the shop on Monday, August 29, 2011.
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The body of Mr Fiaz Ahmed Ansari (40) was discovered in the building during the site clearance after the explosion which destroyed the building and damaged a number of neighbouring properties.
Detective Chief Inspector Mick Beattie, said: “This was a devastating incident, the death of Mr Ansari will not only affect his family but two other families will have to live with the consequences of the defendants’ actions.
“Mr Ansari had been working at the kebab shop as a chef since October 2010. The business was suffering financial loss and the motive behind the incident was to claim on the insurance.
“The actions of the defendants for whatever reason have resulted in the tragic loss of a life.”