Yunus Khan Close, E17

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Commemorating the four members of an Asian family murdered in a racist attack in the early hours of July 2, 1981. Parveen Khan (reported at the time as Baris Khan), aged 28, and her three children died in a blaze after petrol was poured through the letterbox of their home on Belgrave Road. Yunus Khan, her husband, aged 45, managed to escape by jumping from a window, and¬†suffered serious burns and cuts according to press reports. The attack came at a time of huge racial tension, as the National Front and its supporters carried out violence on members of the black and asian communities. No one was ever charged with the four murders. This road was laid out on the former Queen’s Road goods and coal railway depot.

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