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East London men in arson case found guilty of murder

PUBLISHED: 18:09 02 August 2010 | UPDATED: 16:17 05 October 2010

A MAN from the Isle of Dogs is among four people found guilty of murder during a bungled arson attack. Sadek Miah, 23, from Byng Street, was found guilty along with co-defendants Hisamuddin Ibrahim, 21, Mohammed Junaid Miah, 19, and Habib Iqbal, 25,

A MAN from the Isle of Dogs is among four people found guilty of murder during a bungled arson attack.

Sadek Miah, 23, from Byng Street, was found guilty along with co-defendants Hisamuddin Ibrahim, 21, Mohammed Junaid Miah, 19, and Habib Iqbal, 25, all from East London.

Abdulla Aziz Mohammed and his wife Ayesha died after a fire at their home in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Two of their three children were also seriously injured in the blaze that happened on October 21 last year.

The defendants had denied two counts of murder, though Miah had admitted manslaughter.

Ibrahim was accused of organising the arson attack to 'avenge family honour' after his sister Hafija, 22, had an affair outside of her marriage.

The crown said his three co-defendants set the fire, targeting her lover Mo Ibrahim (no relation), but got the wrong house.

A jury in at Preston Crown Court took just 90 minutes to reach a verdict.

The men will be sentenced on Tuesday morning.

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