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Family tribute to teenager who died in Devon

Emily Gardner died in a fatal speedboat incident in Devon Credit: Family photo

Emily Gardner's family have paid this tribute to her:

“Our beautiful Emily was a caring loving, gentle daughter and sister. She was full of life and had the world ahead of her. She was our diamond, now shining bright in the sky.

"She will be missed and forever in our hearts."


Prince Harry 'can't wait to meet beautiful niece'

Prince Harry has spoken of his excitement at the arrival of his new niece in a statement issued by Kensington Palace.

Harry, who is currently on secondment with the army in Australia, said: "She is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to meet her."

Plane found in search for missing light aircraft

A light aircraft that went missing on its approach to Dundee airport this morning has been found near a Perthshire village, 10 miles west of where it was supposed to land.

Police confirmed the plane, which was was supposed to arrive at Dundee Airport at 12pm on Sunday afternoon, was found just after 4pm in Abernyte.

The aircraft is believed to have been carrying two people but no information has been released on their condition.

Duke and Duchess 'hugely grateful' for public support

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are "hugely grateful" for the messages of congratulations they have received following the birth of their daughter, a palace spokesperson said today.

Kensington Palace posted a message on behalf of the couple on its official Twitter page:

Police officially name teenager killed in speedboat tragedy

Emily Gardner, 14, died in a speedboat accident in Brixham, Devon on Saturday Credit:

Police have officially named the teenage girl who died following a fatal speedboat incident in Brixham as 14-year-old Emily Gardner from Gloucester.

Emily's identity was confirmed by Devon and Cornwall Police as officials revealed she was trapped underneath a small speedboat after it overturned just outside Brixham Harbour in Devon yesterday.

Police said: "Officers were alerted about the incident by the Coastguard at 12.11pm. Lifeboat crews from Brixham attended and released Emily before taking her to shore.

"Emily was taken to Torbay Hospital by ambulance in a critical condition but was pronounced dead a short time later. Her family have been informed and formal ID has taken place."

The teenager was travelling with two other 15-year-old girls and a 50-year-old man at the time of the accident.


Baltimore curfew lifted by mayor following protests

The death of Freddie Gray sparked protests across America. Credit: Reuters

A daily 10pm curfew in Baltimore, which had been in effect for five nights following violent protests over the death of Freddie Gray, has been lifted by the city's mayor.

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said on Twitter: "I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew. I want to thank the people of Baltimore for their patience."

It comes after six police officers involved in Gray's arrest were charged over his death, including counts of manslaughter and murder.

A post-mortem revealed Gray suffered a broken neck after being handcuffed, shackled and placed head-first into a police van.

Search for missing light aircraft underway

A major search operation has been launched after contact was lost with a light aircraft as it approached Dundee airport.

Police Scotland said the plane was due to land at around midday today but communication with the aircraft was lost around four miles west of the airport.

Emergency services, including the Coastguard and the RAF, are assisting with the search.

Hunt for father who abducted three-year-old son

Robert Gurling was last seen in Great Notley near Braintree, Essex yesterday. Credit: Essex Police

A massive manhunt is under way after a father abducted his three-year-old son from his foster parents.

Robert Gurling is only allowed contact with his son under supervision but kidnapped the youngster.

They were last seen in Great Notley near Braintree in Essex at about 10.30am yesterday.

Police search teams and a helicopter have been combing the area in an "urgent" search for the pair but have not found them.

Detectives are appealing to the public to help trace Mr Gurling, who has the words "love" and "hate" tattooed on his knuckles.

He is described as white, in his 40s, 6ft tall and of medium build, with cropped dark brown greying hair and was wearing a grey tracksuit top and jeans.

The boy has blonde hair and was wearing a jacket, grey tracksuit bottoms and red trainers. They may be travelling in a blue car.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Werrett of Essex Police said: "Anyone who sees them should phone 999 immediately or call Essex Police on 01245 282103."

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