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'We cooked Balotelli eggs and now he treats us like this,' say alleged victim's family

A woman who alleges Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli threatened her has spoken out about the incident.

It is claimed the Italian accused her of taking photos of his Ferrari while visiting his biological mother in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

Mario Balotelli is alleged to have shouted at the woman. Credit: PA

“I hadn’t even taken any pictures. He came and looked through the front window, he was wearing a black beanie hat and he gave me a bit of a fright," the woman told the Manchester Evening News.

“Then when I came to the door he was getting right near me and pointing in my face saying ‘you took pictures of my car’ and I kept telling him ‘I didn’t, I didn’t’.

“Then he said, ‘if you do anything with them, I’ll come back, I’m warning you’, which to me was a direct threat. I don’t care who he is I won’t be threatened like that by anyone, he’s a big guy and it was very frightening.”

The alleged victim's mum added: “When he was at City he’d come round all the time and sit with us, so for him to be so nasty is a shock.”

“We used to cook him eggs, bacon and tomato and now he treats us like this. It’s not on.”


Cameron to talk with Dutch about fighting EU demand

A Downing Street source made clear the UK will challenge the demand.

The source said: "It's not acceptable to just change the fees for previous years and demand them back at a moment's notice."

David Cameron held talks this evening with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte, who also faces an extra 642 million euro bill, on what steps they can take next.


Ched Evans' aunt: 'He will never show remorse'

Ched Evans' aunt has attacked the footballer for not apologising to the victim of the rape for which he was convicted.

Nina Evans, 56, told the Sun: “Ched won’t grasp or listen. He won’t admit he’s done wrong. He’ll never show remorse.”

Footballer Ched Evans outside court. Credit: PA

Ms Evans, who works as an addiction counsellor and sometimes treats rape victims, said she was very disappointed in a video apology her nephew made.

In the video Evans apologised to girlfriend Natasha Massey but did not mention his victim.

“It cut me like a knife. I hoped he’d come to his senses and say the right thing. What about his poor victim? It’s a massive insult to her," Ms Evans said.

Your views: Should kids be allowed on holiday in term time?

We asked our Facebook readers for their thoughts on council leaders' call to allow parents to take their children on holiday during term time.

A holiday is a luxury and education is important but the sanctions placed on parents are ridiculous. The current system needs to be reviewed as a certain amount of flexibility for parents would not go amiss!

– Kelly Semmens

Either that or make holidays more affordable during school holidays.then there would be no need to take kids out of school.

– Mark Roberts

Without a doubt! Another money making scheme, they are depriving some children a chance to go abroad, which is an education in itself!

– Barbara French

The main problem here is the holiday companies that charge a fortune during school hols - the government has played straight into their hands by fining families taking their kids out of school!

– Janet Hull

If you change the school holidays the companies would still charge more during those weeks so the problem of affordability is not solved. They will only equalise prices if they know there's a chance of increased bookings and this will only happen if parents can take their kids out of school time.

– Diane Barton

I have two children who I am taking out of school for two weeks. They have never been on holiday and we have worked hard to be able to give it to them. Both my children had 100% attendance last year and they are high achievers. I asked for some work as the topic will change while they are away and was told it is school policy not to give children work.

– Danielle Gouge

It should be down to parents and decent parents Iike myself would never take their child away at important times or exam times.

– Amy Darg

Man charged with preparation of terrorism acts

A 26-year-old man from Portsmouth has been charged with the preparation of terrorism acts.

The 26-year-old will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court today. Credit: PA Wire

Tuhin Shanesha, from Hudson Road, Southsea, was charged under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London today.

He was one of four people arrested on suspicion of terror offences across Hampshire and London on October 14.

A 23-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman remain in police custody, while a 29-year-old woman from Greenwich was released without charge.

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