Following the house fire earlier this week in Harlow Essex, in which a doctor and four of her children died, an announcement has just been made by Essex police that there was "no evidence to suggest than an accelerant was used."

Dr Sabah Usmani and her sons - Sohaib, 11, and Rayyan, six - and daughter Hira, 13 - all died on Monday. A third son - Muneeb, nine - died later in hospital. The remaining child - daughter Maheen, three - is currently in a critical condition in Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford. The children's father, Dr Abdul Shakoor, survived after battling to save his family and is in a 'poorly condition' in the same hospital as his daughter.

The fire, which engulfed the house, was ferocious, and Essex fire service suggested that, due to the intensity, an accelerant may have been used. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but Essex Police has said they have ruled out a racist motive and have dismissed rumours the fire was caused by a serial arsonist.

Written and presented by Ann Salter.