ONE of the survivors of the arson attack was Muhammad Shafique.

He escaped from the blaze which killed his mother, his brother, his sister and his five young nieces.

But the memories are still so vivid.

Mr Shafique said: "We are haunted by the ghosts of our loved ones who died almost two years ago.

"We are trapped by the echoes of the little ones, the sounds of crockery being washed by our mother, the sounds of laughter from the family discussions between my sister and my brother. All are nothing but a distant memory.

"What we wouldn't give to move on with our lives and live like others. But we find ourselves lost in a so-called civilised world, where we live in the hope that it will bring forth the justice to the wrongdoers among us.

"Our hearts are broken that someone out there reading this very article knows where the main perpetrator of this heinous crime is."

Shahid Mohammed had never been brought to trial. He had slipped away while on bail.

Mr Shafique added: "To know about an injustice which you can help resolve and do nothing about it means you have taken the side of those who committed the injustice.

"I plead with anybody out there to do what in God's eyes is the right thing and put to rest once and for all the ghosts of the innocents.

"If you feel you may have any information, no matter how small, please do not hesitate to contact the police or Crimestoppers."


Zaib-un-Nisi, 54 - Wife, mother and grandmother.

Ateeq Rehman, 18 - Huddersfield New College student with a zest for life.

Nafeesa Aziz, 35 - Mother of five young girls.

Tayyaba, 13.

Rabia, 10.

Ateeqa, six.

Aneesa, two.

Najeeba, six months.