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Canadian PM: 'We will not run scared' after attack

Canadian PM speaking in parliament. Credit: RTV

The objective of the Ottawa attacks was to instill fear and panic in the country, the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has told the parliament.

Mr Harper told fellow MPs that they will be vigilant but said: "we will not run scared" and said that plans to give the Canadian security agency more surveillance and detention powers.

Standing ovation for man who shot Ottawa gunman

Canada's House of Commons gave a standing ovation to Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, who shot the gunman who opened fire inside Parliament yesterday.

As he performed his ceremonial duties in today, MPs stood and applauded the man they credit with saving lives in yesterday's attack:


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Is Britain Happy?

Met chief on Harry Roberts release: 'Life' should have meant what it said

The chief of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, has responded to the expected release of police killer Harry Roberts:

Canadian PM lays wreath at National War Memorial

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife, Laureen Harper, lay flowers at the Canadian War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. Credit: Reuters

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen lay a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa to commemorate the shooting of Canadian army reservist Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the site yesterday.


Daughter of murdered police officer 'sickened' by decision to release killer

The daughter of a murdered police officer has said she is "sickened" to learn that her father's killer is to be released without any prior warning.

Harry Roberts, now 78, opened fire on three unarmed police officers in 1966. He has served 45 years of a life sentence.

Mandy Fox, the youngest daughter of Pc Geoffrey Fox, told ITV News:

With reference to the release of Harry Roberts by the parole board, I would like to complain strongly to the ministry of justice for not informing our family that this release had been granted and was imminent. It has impacted severely on myself as I have health problems compounded greatly by the devastation caused by Mr Roberts and company and it sickens me to know that this is happening without any prior notice being given in order to prepare myself mentally for what is a very emotional time.

What signal does this show our courageous serving police officers throughout the country, who put their lives on the line daily for our protection and safety, it is an utter disgrace and should never have been aloud [sic].

We have not further comments and wish not to be disturbed at this time.

– Mandy Fox

Queen 'shocked and saddened' by Ottawa shooting

Queen Elizabeth II has said she is "shocked and saddened" by the shootings in Ottawa, Canada, in which a soldier was killed and two others were injured.

Philip and I were shocked and saddened by the events in Ottawa.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.

– HM Queen Elizabeth II

Ottawa shooting: Mother of suspect 'sorry' for victims

Chloe Hogan, of Hamilton, places flowers at a memorial outside the gates of the John Weir Foote Armory, the home of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, the regiment of murdered soldier Nathan Crillio. Credit: PA Images

The mother of the man believed by Canadian police to be the gunman behind yesterday's attacks in Ottawa has said she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son, the Associated Press have said.

Susan Bibeau told an AP reporter she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack.

"Can you ever explain something like this?" she said. "We are sorry."

Police identified 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shortly after his deadly rampage in the Canadian capital was stopped in its tracks when he was shot and killed by parliament's ceremonial Sergeant-at-arms.

Corporal Nathan Cirillo was killed and two other people were wounded in the attack.

Hanwell falls silent to remember Alice Gross

Hanwell stood silent today to remember the murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross on the day of her funeral.

Local people came to pay their respects as a hearse carrying the 14-year-old's coffin passed through the area in west London.

Alice's family said it was "impossible" to understand the "appalling" circumstances in which Alice died.

ITV News Reporter Sejal Karia reports:

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