IT was a happy home, filled with the laughter of young children.
But in the early hours of Sunday, May 12, 2002, the laughter turned to screams.
A gang of thugs smashed a downstairs window, pouring petrol through the broken glass and through the letterbox of 40, Osborne Road, Birkby.
It turned a terrace house into an inferno, claiming the lives of eight people.
The house was the home of Abdul Chishti, a respected figure in the local community, and his family.
The fire claimed the lives of his son Muhammad Ateeq-ur-Rehman, 18, his daughter Nefessa Aziz, 35, and his grandchildren Tayyaba Batool, 13, Rabia Batool, 10, Ateeqa Nawaz, 5, Aneesa Nawaz, 2 and 6-month-old Najeeba Nawaz.
His wife Mrs Zaib-un-Nisa, 54, died in hospital a week later.
Fire crews were at the scene within minutes but could do nothing to save the occupants.
They would later tell of the terrible scenes inside the house, where every room was devastated by the fire.
The arson attack became the biggest-ever murder inquiry mounted by West Yorkshire Police.
Three Huddersfield men were later convicted of the attack but a fourth, Shahid Mohammed (pictured), fled while on bail.
A memorial to all the victims, commissioned from Huddersfield sculptor Mike Disley, was erected in 2010 outside St John’s Church, 200 yards from the house.