THE world was this week given an exclusive glimpse inside the fire-ravaged house where the Riaz family perished almost a year ago.
The Honour Kills documentary showed shocking footage from inside the Tremellen Street, Accrington, home just a matter of days after the blaze.
The BBC3 programme expl-ored the effects of so-called honour killings.
Caneze Riaz, 39, and her four daughters were killed by her husband Mohammed Riaz who struggled to cope with his family’s westernised way of life.
Caneze’s brother Barry Khanan was interviewed for the documentary, telling the true story behind the headlines.
The worst-affected room inside the house was the bedroom where Caneze slept with her youngest daughter, three-year-old Hannah.
The walls throughout the first floor were black with soot and doors were shown burned and crumbling.
Although Caneze and Hannah did not suffer burn injuries, the mattress on which they had slept was totally destroyed by fire.
The only member of the family to suffer burn injuries was Mohammed himself. His wife and daughters all died peacefully in their sleep from smoke inhalation.
Inside the bathroom, from where the murderer was pulled by firefighters, there are blood- stains on the floor and burned hair had melted onto the wall. Smudged handprints were also visible on the wall where he had leaned before collapsing.
In the documentary Mr Khanan said: "You can’t bring the old way of life from Pakistan to England and expect it to work. I don’t think people should give any excuse or reason to this kind of action, it’s cold-blooded murder."
The emotional 35-minute programme included footage of Caneze’s son Adam, 17, who died from cancer just six weeks later.
PC Steve Cox, family liaison officer and family friend, said: "It really is beyond belief that Mohammed felt that this was somehow the answer to him losing control of his family.
"Caneze had done nothing wrong. They have all been sacrificed because of one man and his completely twisted view.
"Cultural sensitivity is absolutely no excuse for moral blindness."