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Two men from East Anglia arrested over conspiracy to cause an explosion after deadly Leicester blast

PUBLISHED: 19:01 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 19:02 02 March 2018

Emergency services at the scene on Hinckley Road in Leicester. Picture: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Emergency services at the scene on Hinckley Road in Leicester. Picture: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Two more men from East Anglia have been arrested in connection to a deadly explosion in Leicester which killed five people.

The men, both in their 30s and from East Anglia, were arrested on Friday and will be questioned by detectives.

Leicestershire Police said the two new suspects were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to cause an explosion and for offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

On Wednesday another man from East Anglia was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. The man, in his 30s, remains in custody along with two men from the East Midlands and the North West who were also arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

A flat and a shop were destroyed in the explosion on Hinckley Road in Leicester on Sunday evening. The remains of five people have been recovered from the wreckage

Officers continue to sift through the wreckage, with the scene expected to remain cordoned off for several days.

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