The trial of a 38-year-old woman accused of murdering two children in an arson attack more than 16 years ago started at Oxford Crown Court yesterday.

Fiaz Munshi, of Manley Road, Oldham, Lancashire, is charged with the murder of eight-year-old Anum Khan on August 26, 1997, and 15-year-old Majid Khan on August 28, 1997.

No evidence has been heard yet in the case and yesterday the trial was mainly concerned with selecting a jury which can sit for four weeks.

Munshi is in custody.

The trial continues.

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