[17 JAN 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Car Attack Link
Probed In Murder Hunt
conducting a murder hunt after a Coventry woman was killed in an
arson attack have issued more information in an attempt to get
Akhtar died from the effects of smoke inhalation after the fire at
her house in Queen Mary’s Road at midnight last Tuesday. Her
daughters, aged four and 18 months were also injured, and are slowly
recovering in hospital.
running forensic tests police said the fire had been caused by
arsonists, and launched a murder hunt.
were set up in the area near the house last night to try and jog
are now investigating two attacks carried out on cars owned by the
dead woman’s husband in case there is a link.
white Mercedes van had four tyres punctured, and a black Mercedes
car had two tyres damaged in Caldicote Road, Radford in the first
week of the year. The husband was in Pakistan at the time.
Andy Hunter, who is leading the inquiry said:
relation to the damage of the vehicles we would like to hear
from anyone in the area who had similar damage to their vehicle
or anyone who has in information about the attack on the
renewed his plea for four youths seen outside the
house shortly before the fire was discovered to come forward. It
is not known whether they were male or female.
incident room at Little Park Street can be contacted on 024 7653
need these youths to come forward as possible witness. We need
to speak to them and eliminate them if they are not involved.”
[12 JAN 00] YOUTHS SOUGHT
IN COVENTRY MURDER HUNT