Police name man following Narborough Road explosion – Updated

Kams King of the Grill demolished by explosion

Detectives have released the name of the man whose body was found following an explosion in Leicester.

Emergency services were called to reports of an explosion at around 2.23am on Monday August 29 in Narborough Road, Leicester.  Upon attendance it was found that the building, a kebab shop called Kams King of the Grill, had been demolished.

The body of 40-year-old Fiaz Ahmed Ansari was discovered during site clearance work at about 4.30pm later the same afternoon. He was an employee of the shop.

A post mortem examination has been carried out.

Following the explosion, a number of adjoining properties were evacuated as a safety precaution and the scene and surrounding area remain cordoned off to allow for forensic examinations to take place.

Six people, two men and four women, arrested in connection with the incident remain in police custody after officers obtained from Magistrates a warrant for further detention. (See update below)

Detective Superintendent Mark Harrison, who is leading the investigation, said:

“We would like to speak anyone who may have visited Kams King of the Grill during Sunday evening (August 28). Whether it was for a social visit or to buy food from the shop, it is important we speak to you.  Also if there is anyone who knew Fiaz and may have seen him, had been contact with him or knows of his movements during that same evening, we would ask they contact police.

“We are still keen to speak to anyone who has any information regarding the explosion or saw any suspicious activity in the immediate area to contact police immediately.”


Update 31/08/11 at 20:20

Two people charged and seventh person arrested following explosion at Kams King of the Grill

Police have today (Wednesday August 31) charged two people and arrested a seventh person in connection with an explosion in Leicester earlier this week, where one man died.

Kams King of the Grill in Narborough Road was demolished during the explosion, which happened at approximately 2.23am on Bank Holiday Monday (August 29).

The body of 40-year-old Fiaz Ahmed Ansari was discovered during site clearance work at about 4.30pm later that same day. He was an employee of the shop.

A man and woman, both aged 24, have been charged with manslaughter and are due to appear at Leicester Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

A seventh person, a man aged 28-years-old, has also been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody.

Three women and one man who were arrested earlier this week have been released no further action.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Leicestershire Constabulary on Leicester (0116) 222 2222 and quote incident 103 of August 29 or call Crimestoppers which is anonymous on 0800 555 111.


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