Man charged with murder after Dewsbury arson attack

A man has been charged with murder and arson after the death of a man in a blaze in Dewsbury.

By sarah fitton
Thursday, 14th April 2022, 11:50 am
Updated Thursday, 14th April 2022, 11:52 am

Tahir Nazir, 39, of West Park Street in Dewsbury was due to appear before the morning session of Leeds Magistrates Court today (April 14).

He has been charged with murder and causing arson to intent to endanger life after the fire at a house on Queen Street in Ravensthorpe in the early hours of Sunday.

The body of a man was recovered from the property on Monday. Other occupants were seriously injured.

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The man was due to appear in court today

Enquiries remain ongoing into the incident by the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team.

Anyone who has any information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 referencing crime number 13220191319.

Information can also be given online at or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.