THE hunt for a man wanted in connection with eight horrific murders in Huddersfield reached the House of Commons.
Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman quizzed Foreign Secretary David Miliband over efforts to track down Shahid Mohammed.
Mohammed, of Crosland Moor, is one of the country’s most wanted fugitives.
He fled Huddersfield days after being arrested on bail by police hunting the arsonists who killed a family of eight in a house at Osborne Road, Birkby.
The petrol-bomb attack in May 2002 killed three adults and five young children.
Three men have been jailed for their part in the attack, but Mohammed fled and is thought to have spent much of the past eight years hiding out in Pakistan.
Mr Sheerman tabled a question in the House of Commons to ask what could be done regarding extradition of wanted people between Pakistan and the United Kingdom, as there is no formal treaty in place.
He has also written a letter to Mr Miliband, seeking assurances that everything possible was being done to aid the hunt for Shahid Mohammed by West Yorkshire Police.
The fire victims were Mrs Zaib-un-Nisa, 54, Muhammad Ateeq-ur-Rehman, 18, Nefessa Aziz, 35, Tayyaba Batool, 13, Rabia Batool, 10, five-year-old Ateeqa Nawaz, two-year-old Aneesa Nawaz and six-month-old Najeeba Nawaz.
Mr Sheerman said: “This was the most horrific murder ever in Huddersfield, other than the Yorkshire Ripper, and it brought sadness to the whole town.
“It does appear this man was one of the ringleaders and should be brought before a court.”
He added: “I promised the surviving members of the family when I met them several weeks ago that I would pursue this matter and this was an opportunity to raise it directly with the Foreign Secretary”.
Mr Sheerman has also had meetings with West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison over the fugitive.