Burnley double murder accused pleads not guilty

A man accused of murdering a Burnley doctor and her daughter has denied the charge.

Monday, 1st February 2021, 2:21 pm
Updated Monday, 1st February 2021, 2:24 pm

Shabaz Khan (51) of Ribble Avenue, Burnley, pleaded not guilty this morning via video link at Preston Crown Court to the murders of Saman Mir Sacharvi (49) and her 14-year-old daughter Vian Mangrio.

Dr Sacharvi, a junior doctor with Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, and her daughter were found dead in their smoke and fire-damaged house in Reedley on October 1st.

A date for the trial has now been set for June 9th.

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