Munshi "must have known" about house fire plan, court hears

1:54pm Monday 14th July 2014

JURORS have this morning been told it is inconceivable Fiaz Munshi did not know about a murder plot to torch an East Oxford home.

The 38-year-old denies murdering Anum Khan, eight, and Majid, 15, in the Magdalen Road blaze in 1997.

But the prosecution says she wanted revenge after the family told her to stay away from their son.

Neil Moore, in his closing speech at Oxford Crown Court, said the evidence in the trial had shown Munshi was guilty and must have known about the plan when she headed to Oxford with the killers on the night of the attack.

He said: "When you put all that together the prosecution say you can be sure that Fiaz Munshi is guilty."

The trial continues.

Update: Ninth man arrested following dawn raids in Oxford over rape and sexual grooming + video

Oxford Mail:

9:05am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Police have arrested a ninth man on suspicion of rape and sexual grooming following raids in Oxford this morning.

All bus subsidies now at risk in county council’s hunt for savings

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

ALL SUBSIDISED bus routes in the county could lose the extra money they receive from Oxfordshire County Council.

The sleuth neighbours who won justice for their friend

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

A FORMER solicitor has been handed a record £305,000 fine for taking advantage of a “vulnerable and elderly” lady by acquiring her house at a knockdown price.

Reports of van and trailer on fire on M40 near junction 10

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

4:33pm Tuesday 2nd June 2015

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to the M40 where a van and trailer have reportedly caught fire.

Woman attacked in People's Park in Banbury

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

11:51am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

A WOMAN was assaulted while walking through a park in Banbury, police said.

GOLF: Eddie Pepperell looks forward to Open debut

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Eddie Pepperell described qualifying for his first Open Championship at St Andrews as the “icing on the cake”.

Postmaster gets special honour for 25 years of serving the community

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

A POST office owner who has served the Risinghurst community for 25 years is being recognised by the Indian and British Governments for his work.

Didcot murders: Funeral plans for mum and daughter are set

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

THE FUNERAL of murdered Janet and Derin Jordon will take place at Oxford Crematorium, St John’s Chapel on June 11.

Flaming June? You must be having a flaming laugh!

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

THIS little Angel could need her brolly for a couple more days before an expected heatwave kicks in.

MP Nicola Blackwood wants review of way primary places allocated

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

MP Nicola Blackwood is urging the county council to review its school places allocation system after parents missed out in the latest round.

Peacocks looking for love at Harcourt Arboretum

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

THIS peacock was strutting his stuff for female companions at the Harcourt Arboretum.

‘Oldies’ take fuel poverty message to British Gas

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

PROTESTERS dressed up as old people to demonstrate in Oxford yesterday over fuel poverty.

Former jailed activist joins a ‘Big 6’ energy protest outside PM’s office + video

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

A GREENPEACE activist who was held in a Russian jail for his part in a campaign to board an oil rig, set up his latest environmental protest in Witney yesterday.

Oxford City Council leader calls for a radical rethink after a huge hike in payments to councillors

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

ALLOWANCES for councillors should be overhauled to attract more people into politics, the leader of Oxford City Council has said.

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