UPDATE: Police Name Explosion Victim

29 August 2011, 08:44 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

The man found dead in the remains of a kebab shop that exploded in Leicester on Monday morning was an empolyee.

He's been named by police as 40 year old Fiaz Ahmed Ansari.

Emergency services were called to reports of an explosion at around 2.23am on Monday August 29 in Narborough Road, Leicester.  Upon attendance it was found that the building, a kebab shop called Kams King of the Grill, had been demolished.

A post mortem examination has been carried out.

Following the explosion, a number of adjoining properties were evacuated as a safety precaution and the scene and surrounding area remain cordoned off to allow for forensic examinations to take place.

Six people, two men and four women, arrested in connection with the incident remain in police custody after officers obtained from Magistrates a warrant for further detention.

Detective Superintendent Mark Harrison, who is leading the investigation, said: “We would like to speak anyone who may have visited Kams King of the Grill during Sunday evening (August 28). Whether it was for a social visit or to buy food from the shop, it is important we speak to you.  Also if there is anyone who knew Fiaz and may have seen him, had been contact with him or knows of his movements during that same evening, we would ask they contact police.

“We are still keen to speak to anyone who has any information regarding the explosion or saw any suspicious activity in the immediate area to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Leicestershire Constabulary on Leicester (0116) 222 2222 and quote incident 103 of August 29 or call Crimestoppers which is anonymous on 0800 555 111.

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