THE four men who murdered a Blackburn couple in a bungled honour killing attempt have today been sentenced to a total of 93 years in jail.

The gang's intended victim was a man who was having an affair with a married woman but they firebombed the wrong house.

Abdullah Mohammed, 41, and his wife, Aysha, 39, were overcome by smoke and fumes at their home in London Road, Blackburn, and later died in hospital.

Ringleader Hisamuddin Ibrahim, 21, who ordered the arson attack, was jailed for a minimum of 28 years at Preston Crown Court today.

Habib Iqbal, 25, Sadek Miah, 23, and Mohammed Miah, 19, were jailed for minimum terms of 25, 21 and 19 years.

All four were convicted of the double murders yesterday.

After the sentencing, Detective Superintendent Neil Hunter said: “I am pleased with the sentences handed out by the judge and feel that they are proportionate to the wicked crime committed by these evil men.

“No prison sentence can ever bring Mr and Mrs Mohammed back but I hope that today can bring some closure to the family and assist with their grieving process.

“The family have conducted themselves with such dignity over the past 10 months, despite going through the most horrific ordeals.

"We will continue to support the family for as long as they need it.”

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