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Ex-Fifa bigwig Jack Warner leaves jail in ambulance

Warner (green shirt) is escorted to jail on Wednesday

Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has left jail in Trinidad in an ambulance, according to reports.

Warner, who was forced to spend a night in the cells after complications with his bail terms, was one of more than a dozen executives charged by US authorities in a major corruption investigation.

A prison official said that Warner had complained of exhaustion.

He is facing charges in the States which include conspiracy to defraud and engaging in racketeering. He has not entered a plea and is expected to appear in court in July.


Sponsors turn on Fifa amid corruption claims

Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to Fifa, major sponsors are demanding football's global governing body clean up its act.

Visa has even warned it is prepared to jump ship, saying it expects the organisation to take "swift and immediate steps to address" its issues.

Coca-Cola also made it clear it is unhappy with the scandals rocking the organisation it and others support with millions of dollars a year.

ITV News Economics Editor Richard Edgar reports:

Could England join a World Cup boycott?

Sepp Blatter will put himself forward for a fifth term as Fifa president tomorrow after rejecting calls to stand down in light of the corruption scandals.

Should Blatter emerge victorious the crisis in football is expected to worsen. European football bosses at Uefa are talking of breakaways and boycotting the World Cup.

ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports on whether England could join a World Cup boycott:


Police: Two arrested on suspicion of terror offences

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences, West Midlands Police has said.

The 24-year-old man from Reading and 23-year-old woman from Wokingham are believed to be friends, and were arrested earlier this evening on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the UK.

Police said the arrests were intelligence led and made to safeguard public safety. However, the action taken was pre-planned and police assess that the pair did not pose any imminent threat.

HMS Bulwark rescues hundreds of migrants - including children

Hundreds of migrants - including 50 young children - have been rescued from an "unstable" ship in the Mediterranean sea near Libya, thanks to UK ship HMS Bulwark.

The double-decker, wooden-hulled boat was described by the Ministry of Defence as "heavily overcrowded", with 369 people packed on board.

As part of the international migrant search and rescue mission - codenamed Operation WEALD - Bulwark dispatched five of its specialised landing craft to rescue the migrants and bring them to safety.

All eight of its landing craft have been converted into rescue boats, piled high with lifejackets, medical equipment and emergency supplies.

The rescue was one of five which took place in the Mediterranean today, with Italian, Greek and Irish naval units all involved in saving some 800 lives. They will now be transferred to a dedicated port of safety.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon welcomed news of the operation, but called for a better solution from UK and overseas governments.

HMS Bulwark and her crew have once again saved hundreds of lives in the Mediterranean migrant crisis, offering medical assistance, food, water and dry clothes to those in need.

A wider political solution is required to this crisis, but that does not detract from today’s rescue at sea.

– Michael Fallon, Defence Secretary
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