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Leicester explosion: Three men guilty of murdering five people

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Three men have been found guilty of murder after an explosion at a shop killed five people, including a mother and her two sons.The blast destroyed a supermarket and the flat above where a family lived on Hinckley Road, Leicester, in February.The city's crown court heard the men caused the explosion in order to make about
The killers lit 26 litres of petrol in the basement of a shop to benefit from a ?330,000 pay-out
Shane Ragoobeer, 18, his 17-year-old brother Sean, Shane's girlfriend Leah Beth Reek, 18, and the brothers' mother, Mary Ragoobar, 46, were in the flat when the explosion occurred at about 19:00 GMT on 25 February.Viktorija Ijevleva, 22, was working in the shop at the time of the blast and was also killed.
Mary Ragoobar and two of her sons, Shane and Sean Ragoobeer, were killed along with Shane's girlfriend Leah Reek
The court heard Viktorija Ijevleva, 22, "knew too much" about the plot and was left to die in the fire
The five-week trial was told the defendants left Ms Ijevleva to die because she was aware of the insurance policy taken out less than three weeks earlier.
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The investigation led police to trawl through more than 700 hours of CCTV footage, and examine more than 2,500 exhibits, 1,000 witness statements and 4,000 different lines of inquiry.
Aram Kurd, Hawkar Hassan and Arkan Ali have been found guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit fraud
Ali, 38, of Drake Close in Oldham; 33-year-old Hassan, of Eld Road in Coventry; and Kurd, 34, of Hillary Place in Leicester, are due to be sentenced on 18 January.The jury took just over 11 hours to find them guilty on all counts.
Shane Ragoobeer's girlfriend Leah Reek, 18, was killed
Leicestershire Police said shopkeeper Kurd, who spoke to the BBC after the blast, "probably felt there was a need" to tell his story in a deceitful bid to cover his tracks.
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