Leicester Blast: 3 arrested including shop owner

ANI | Updated: Mar 04, 2018 05:01 IST

Leicester [United Kingdom], Mar. 4 (ANI): Three people including the shop owner have been arrested by the state police in connection with the blast at Leicester in England that took place on February 26.

Due to the blast the shop got destroyed and reduced to rumbles, killing three members of the same family.

Five others received critical injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.

The accused Aram Kurd also the owner of the shop, Hawkar Hassan and Arkan Ali will be later produced at the court on Monday.

Two more had been earlier arrested in connection with the blast.

Earlier, 33-year-old Aram Kurd had pleaded guilty and claimed to run away from the spot to save his life.

The Leicestershire Police had declared the explosion a "major incident".

The motive behind the explosion is still unknown. (ANI)