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Heathrow heist: Security guards jailed for staging £7m robbery

Two security guards have been jailed for their part in a £7m staged robbery at a Heathrow Airport depot. Loomis employees Mohammad Siddique, 32, and Ranjeev Singh, 40, claimed they had been robbed to cover their tracks after they stole 26 bags of cash on 14 March. Siddique and Singh were each jailed for six-and-a-half years for conspiracy to steal ...

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Gunman on loose after five shot in Maryland office

US police are hunting for an “armed and dangerous” man suspected of shooting five people in Maryland and one person in Delaware on Wednesday morning. The gunman opened fire at around 08:58 (12:58 GMT) at a countertop business about 25 miles (40km) north of the city of Baltimore, officials said. The suspect, 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince, reportedly worked as a ...

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Quebec bans niqab for public services with neutrality law

A Canadian province has passed a controversial religious neutrality law that bars people from wearing face coverings when giving or receiving a public service. Quebec recently expanded the law to include services provided by municipal and public transit services. Women who wear a burqa or a niqab will now have to show their faces while receiving a government service. Quebec’s ...

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Judo instructor Jason Simpson jailed for sex with teen

A man has been jailed after repeatedly having sex with a schoolgirl who fell pregnant. Jason Simpson, 36, from Ruskington, pleaded guilty to a string of offences including sexual activity with a child. Lincoln Crown Court heard how he even created a false female Facebook account to keep in secret contact with the girl, aged 14 when the abuse started. ...

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Trump was insensitive in call to widow – soldier's mother

Media playback is unsupported on your device The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action has backed a congresswoman’s claim that President Donald Trump showed insensitivity during a phone call to her son’s widow. Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: “He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway.” ...

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Accrington Stanley player Jordan Moseley dies

A young Accrington Stanley footballer has died, the club has announced. Jordan Moseley, who played for the under-16s academy team, died on Tuesday night. Chairman Andy Holt said it was “so very sad”. The club said the youngster would be “forever part of the Stanley family”. A spokesman added: “The thoughts and condolences of everyone at Accrington Stanley go out ...

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Fan invades Coventry City pitch and shouts at players

A Coventry City supporter invaded the pitch and shouted at several players before being escorted off. The man managed to walk on while the ball was in play during stoppage time in the Sky Blues’ 1-0 home defeat against Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday. He shouted at his team’s players before being escorted off the pitch by captain Michael Doyle ...

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M20 wrong-way crash: Drink driver killed best man

A drink driver who drove the wrong way down the M20 and killed his best friend in a crash has been jailed for five years. Former Royal Engineer Christopher Clement was twice the legal limit and drove the wrong way for almost two miles (3km), Maidstone Crown Court heard. Passenger Mohammed Chowdhury, Clement’s best man, died at the scene in ...

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California hepatitis A outbreak death toll climbs to 19

The death toll from California’s hepatitis A outbreak has reached 19, one week after the state’s governor issued a health state of emergency. More than 500 people in California have contracted the viral disease since November, many of whom are homeless. Hepatitis A, which attacks the liver, is usually spread through faecal matter, transmitted through sex or by touching contaminated ...

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Raheem Wilks death: Accused 'celebrated murder' on Snapchat

A man accused of murdering a teenager recorded himself on Snapchat apparently celebrating the killing, a court has heard. Raheem Wilks, 19, was shot dead close to Too Sharps barbers in Harehills, Leeds, on 26 January. Keal Richards, 21, of Francis Street, Leeds, and four other men from the city, all deny murder. The city’s crown court heard the killing ...

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