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Cautions 'to be scrapped' in system overhaul

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Cautions are set to be scrapped in England and Wales as part of an overhaul in the way out-of-court disposals are dealt with.

Ministers want to replace existing disposals available to police officers, which include cautions and cannabis warnings, with a new two-tier approach requiring offenders to take one or more actions.

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Detective on Manchester murder investigation

Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick said: "This tragic incident is only a few hours old so it is far too early to go into exactly what has happened and why.

"All we can say for certain is that a man has tragically died after being shot and his family are absolutely devastated. Our thoughts are with them and we will be providing them as much support as they need at this very difficult and upsetting time.


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Man shot dead in Manchester

A man has died after being shot in Openshaw Credit: ITV Granada

A man has died after being shot in Openshaw.

The victim believed to be aged 35, was blasted twice in the chest and abdomen at Manchester Food Traders on Wood Street.

It happened around 6.20pm this evening and armed police were sent to reports of a man with a gun in the area.

Clashes avoided amid al-Aqsa mosque worshipping ban

Palestinians furious at an Israeli ban on worshipping at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem vowed that today would be a "day of rage".

But the clashes were not as violent as feared, with Muslim men over the age of 50 allowed to pray at the sacred site.

ITV News' Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports.


Desert crash is shattering blow to Branson space dream

Sir Richard Branson is flying out to the crash site of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo after his dream of pioneering commercial space flight suffered a shattering blow in the Mojave desert.

One test pilot was killed while the other ejected and was seriously injured after the SS2 rocket plane exploded and crashed during today's flight.

As ITV News Correspondent Robert Moore reports from the US, the crash in California is a huge setback for an ambitious project that has already suffered a series of problems and delays.

What does Woolf's resignation mean for the inquiry?

Fiona Woolf became the second person to resign as chair of the historical Westminster child sex abuse inquiry today.

Her predecessor Baroness Butler-Sloss stepped down in July. Both resignations came after each was engulfed by claims of possible conflicts of interest.

ITV News' Paul Davies looks at where today's new resignation leaves the inquiry.

SpaceShipTwo crash 'hurts' Mojave's test community

The chief executive of Mojave Air and Space Port has said the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane during a test flight in the Mojave desert "hurts" the test community.

Stewart Witt said his team's "hearts, thoughts, prayers" are with the families of the two pilots, one of whom died while the other suffered serious injuries.

SpaceShipTwo crash investigation to begin tomorrow

The investigation into the cause of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crash is expected to begin tomorrow morning and last for several days.

The president of Virgin Galactic's partner Scaled Composites, which conducted the doomed test flight of SpaceShipTwo, confirmed aviation investigators will arrive at the crash site early Saturday.

Scaled Composites president Kevin Mickey said the NTSB team was 'putting together a game plan' for the investigation into the crash. Credit: RTV

Kevin Mickey said steps to secure the crash site were taken as soon as the wreckage of the craft was located in the Mojave desert and would continue overnight in preparation for the arrival of the team from the National Transportation Safety Board.

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