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Wiltshire Police: More calls over Heath abuse claims

Wiltshire Police continue to receive a number of calls following appeals for information regarding Sir Edward Heath.

It comes two days after the force appealed for victims and people with information to contact them after the Independent Police Complaints Commission confirmed it was investigating claims the force covered up allegations of child sex abuse made against the former Prime Minister in the 1990s.

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Radical preacher charged for 'inviting support for Isis'

Radical cleric Anjem Choudary has been charged with inviting support for Islamic State, a proscribed terrorist organisation, Scotland Yard said.

Radical cleric Anjem Choudary has been charged with inviting support for Islamic State Credit: PA

The 48-year-old, from Ilford, northeast London, was charged along with 32-year-old Mohammed Rahman, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Anjem Choudary, 48 (18.1.67) of Hampton Road, Ilford was charged as follows:

Between 29 June 2014 and 6 March 2015 invited support for a proscribed terrorist organisation, namely ISIL, also known as ISIS or the Islamic State, contrary to section 12 Terrorism Act 2000.

Mohammed Rahman, 32 (28.6.83) of Sidney Street, London E1 was charged as follows:

Between 29 June 2014 and 6 March 2015 invited support for a proscribed terrorist organisation, namely ISIL, also known as ISIS or the Islamic State, contrary to section 12 Terrorism Act 2000.

– Scotland Yard statement

Both men have been on bail since September, when they were arrested by the Met's Counter-Terrorism unit on suspicion of being members of the "proscribed organisation".

The Crown Prosecution Service said: "It is alleged that Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman invited support for ISIS in individual lectures which were subsequently published online."

They are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court this afternoon.

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Cecil lion hunt guide: Charges are frivolous and wrong

The Zimbabwean hunter who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion has appeared in court.

Theo Bronkhorst, who runs a safari company, will stand trial on September 28 on charges of organising an illegal hunt.

Bronkhorst denies any wrongdoing over the hunt in July, when US dentist Walter Palmer paid to shoot Cecil with a bow and arrow.

On Wednesday he said the case against him was "frivolous" and "wrong".

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