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Ottawa shooting: Mother of suspect 'sorry' for victims

Chloe Hogan, of Hamilton, places flowers at a memorial outside the gates of the John Weir Foote Armory, the home of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, the regiment of murdered soldier Nathan Crillio. Credit: PA Images

The mother of the man believed by Canadian police to be the gunman behind yesterday's attacks in Ottawa has said she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son, the Associated Press have said.

Susan Bibeau told an AP reporter she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack.

"Can you ever explain something like this?" she said. "We are sorry."

Police identified 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shortly after his deadly rampage in the Canadian capital was stopped in its tracks when he was shot and killed by parliament's ceremonial Sergeant-at-arms.

Corporal Nathan Cirillo was killed and two other people were wounded in the attack.

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Hanwell falls silent to remember Alice Gross

Hanwell stood silent today to remember the murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross on the day of her funeral.

Local people came to pay their respects as a hearse carrying the 14-year-old's coffin passed through the area in west London.

Alice's family said it was "impossible" to understand the "appalling" circumstances in which Alice died.

ITV News Reporter Sejal Karia reports:

Decision to free police killer a 'disgrace'

A man who was at the scene of the murder of three unarmed policemen has told ITV News it is a "disgrace" that one of the men responsible for their murders is being released from prison.

Glen Hazel speaking to ITV News' Emma Murphy. Credit: ITV News

Glen Hazel, who was 11, was playing with friends in Shepherd's Bush when Harry Roberts and two associates opened fire on the officers in 1966.

The Parole Board today announced that Roberts, who was handed a life sentence, will be released after serving 48 years, a decision that has sparked fury among police groups.

"I don't think he should be allowed anywhere near the public...it's a disgrace," he told ITV News Senior Correspondent Emma Murphy.

Ottawa shooting a 'potential intelligence failure'

By ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore

Potentially this assault on Canada's parliament will will be judged to be an intelligence failure of some kind.

The attacker along with about 90 other Canadians was on the radar screen of counter-terrorism officials in the country.

There was enough concern about Michael Zehaf-Bibeau and his potential aspirations to join the Islamic State in Iraq or Syria that his passport had been confiscated.

This fact in turn raises some pretty significant and disturbing questions - not just in Canada but perhaps in the United Kingdom too: By confiscating passports of potential jihadis and without a successful de-radicalisation programme are we only really increasing the likelihood of a homegrown attack?

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Police 'fire rubber bullets' at Everton fans

Greg O'Keeffe, the Liverpool Echo's Everton correspondent, is on the ground in Lille and has tweeted that police have fired rubber bullets at Toffee fans.

Images appeared on Twitter of Everton supporters having congregated en masse at Lille's Grand Place square, and of the French police then arriving and gas having been set off, with the crowd dispersing.

Tesco CEO: Shoppers can expect positive surprises

The new chief executive of Tesco has said shoppers can expect "positive surprises" as he gets the supermarket back "to what made this business great".

Dave Lewis told ITV News Economic Editor Richard Edgar that the accounting scandal that has enguled Tesco was "not at all what I envisaged when I took the job".

But he stressed that the company's 320,000 staff had continued to do a "stunning job" throughout the recent difficulties.

Everton advise fans to stay away from Lille city centre

Everton have tweeted to ask their fans to stay away from Lille city centre amid reports that police have released tear gas.

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