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Man on wife and baby murder charges

A man is due to appear in court charged with the murder of his estranged wife and baby son who died in an arson attack on their home.

Danai Muhammadi, a 23-year-old car salesman from Britannia Street, Coventry, West Midlands, was also charged with three counts of attempted murder following the blaze in Chatham, Kent, at around 2.30am on Saturday.

The victims who died were named locally as 20-year-old Melissa Crook and her 15-month-old son Noah.

Muhammadi will appear at Medway Magistrates Court.

Police are continuing to question two other suspects, a 35-year-old man from Maidstone and a 21-year-old woman from Coventry.

A fourth person, a 37-year-old man from Coventry, has been released on police bail until October 24 while inquiries continue.

Two men remain in hospital following the fire while a woman has been discharged, Kent Police said.

The 49-year-old father and grandfather of the victims remains in a life-threatening condition in East Grinstead Hospital.

The 21-year-old brother and uncle of the victims is still being treated at Medway Maritime Hospital for serious injuries.

The 49-year-old mother and grandmother of the victims has been discharged from hospital after being treated for smoke inhalation.


From Belfast Telegraph