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Judge criticises social workers over adoption case

The Grandparents of a young boy, put up for adoption have accused their local council of 'dispicable behaviour' for trying to take the boy away from the family.

A judge heavily criticised the social workers involved this week - saying their attitude was 'visably biased' and ruled the boy could stay with the couple.

ITV News Reporter Rebecca Barry reports:


Police call-outs across the UK amid Black Friday chaos

Black Friday shoppers at Asda in Wembley that prompted a spokeswoman to say the supermarket did 'not condone the behaviour of a very small number of people' in the store Credit: Reuters

Police were called out to supermarkets across the country as Black Friday shoppers clashed over bargains.

Regions where trouble erupted in the aisles:

  • Greater Manchester: Police called to seven Tesco stores, three arrests were made across the region
  • London: Police were called to three Tesco branches in Edmonton, Willesden and Surrey Quays and an Asda branch in Edgware
  • South Wales: Officers received a number of calls from staff at Tesco stores after they became "concerned due to the volume of people who had turned up to sale events" and were twice called to a Tesco branch in Cardiff over concerns about "customer conduct"
  • Scotland: Police were called to Tesco branches in Dundee and Silverburn in Glasgow which both closed for a period as people clashed over discounted goods
  • West Yorkshire: Police were called to reports of a disturbance at the Tesco store in Batley, near Leeds


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Attacking dog stabbed and killed by police officer

The dog is not believed to be a dangerous or banned breed

A police officer has been forced to stab and kill a dog after it started attacking him at an address in Lewisham.

Detectives were carrying out a drug search warrant at the address in Lonsdale Close at around 6:20 am this morning when the dog clamped its jaws around the 39 year old's leg.

The trainee Detective Constable was forced to use CS spray, but it still refused to let go. The officer, who resorted to using a knife, has been taken to hospital for surgery and is in a stable condition.

The dog is not believed to be a dangerous or banned breed at this stage. No drugs were found at the property and no arrests were made.

A complaint has been made about the officer and the incident is being investigated.

Former Glasgow Rangers owner Craig Whyte granted bail

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte, leaves Glasgow Sheriff Court after he was released on bail following his appearance at the court accused of fraud. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has been granted bail after appearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court accused of fraud.

He made no plea or declaration and was released on bail.

Whyte appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court after arriving in the UK having been detained in Mexico.

An arrest warrant was issued a fortnight ago for the 43-year-old in connection with an investigation into the sale of Rangers Football Club in 2011.

Nigeria mosque blast: At least 35 dead

At least 35 people have been killed and many wounded in the bomb attack on the Central Mosque of Kano in northern Nigeria, Reuters have reported, citing the local police commissioner.

Reuters report that gunmen set off three bombs and fired on worshippers at the central mosque in an assault that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants.

More: Smoke rises above central mosque of Kano after blast

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