Police charge Burnley man with murders of a mother and daughter

Police have charged a man with the murders of a mother and her daughter at their home in Burnley.

Friday, 9th October 2020, 8:44 am
Updated Friday, 9th October 2020, 8:46 am
Police have charged a man with two murders

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Shabaz Khan (51) of Ribble Avenue, Burnley, has been charged with two offences of murder and a further offence of arson being reckless as to whether life is endangered.

He is due to appear at Blackburn Magistrates' Court today (Friday).

A 44-year-old woman from Burnley, arrested yesterday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and aiding and abetting murder, remains in custody.

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The bodies of Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi (49) and a girl, believed to be her 14-year-old daughter, Vian Mangrio, were sadly found at an address on Colne Road, Reedley, on October 1st after officers were called at around 8-45am to a report of concern for safety.

There was also evidence of smoke and fire damage inside the address.