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3,500 rounds of MoD ammunition lost or stolen

An answer in Parliament has revealed almost 3,500 rounds of ammunition have been lost or stolen at Ministry of Defence firing ranges in three years. Defence minister Anna Soubry released the data, which highlights how 1,473 5.56mm bullets were lost in 2013 alone, in an answer to a written parliamentary question.

3,500 rounds of MoD ammunition lost or stolen. Credit: PA

Losses spiked in 2013, when 280 of the same bullets were also registered as stolen. In the same year, a 105mm shell was recorded lost. The 5.56mm bullet is used in the British Army standard issue SA80 rifle. Ms Soubry said the Ministry of Defence "takes the security and accounting of its ammunition very seriously".

Man charged over motorway dragging incident

The incident happened on the M602 near Salford on Sunday. Credit: Google Maps

A man has been charged after a Good Samaritan who stopped to help a driver was dragged along the M602 motorway when his car was then stolen.

The 28-year-old is in hospital with serious head injuries but is said to be progressing well.

Police said they had since charged Michael Keary from Stockport with aggravated vehicle taking, wounding, two counts of failing to stop after a collision and failing to provide a breath specimen.

The 43-year-old will appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court tomorrow.


Becky's family face prospect she was kidnapped and killed

Becky Watts' family are tonight facing the possibility that she was kidnapped before being murdered.

The 16-year-old disappeared 11 days ago with just her phone, laptop and tablet. She took no money and no change of clothes.

Police have yet to find a body but have arrested a 28-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman on suspicion of murder.

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports:

Emwazi's mother recognised son's voice on first video

The mother of the Islamic State terrorist Mohammed Emwazi, known as 'Jihadi John', has reportedly said that she recognised his voice from the first beheading video he appeared in last year.

She apparently told authorities in Kuwait, where she lives, that she knew her son's voice immediately.

ITV News' Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports:


YouTuber reacts to Tory and Labour first time buyer plans

London YouTuber Ellen Richardson doesn't believe that either David Cameron or Ed Miliband's housing pledges will be enough to tackle the housing problem for young people.

Speaking to ITV News, she said the promises outlined by the Conservatives and Labour were "good" but are "drops in the ocean compared to what is actually needed to deal with the housing crisis".

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