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Darren Wilson 'will never return to policing'

The Ferguson police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown is unlikely to ever return to policing, his lawyer has said.

Darren Wilson, the Missouri police officer who shot dead Michael Brown. Credit: Reuters

A grand jury announced its decision on Tuesday not to press criminal charges against Darren Wilson over the death of Brown, sparking violent riots in Ferguson and protests in dozens of US cities.

"Realistically speaking, Darren will never be a police officer again, and he understands that," Jim Towey told NBC station KSDK.

"Going forward it will be school, and trying to carve out a new niche, new career, for he and his family."

Neal Bruntraeger, Wilson's other lawyer, said his client understood the risk he was taking by speaking publicly for the first time, revealing that people had "offered bounties on his life" after the fatal shooting.


Police receive 'multiple calls' to Black Friday stores

Police have responded to "multiple calls" over Black Friday sales in London.

Scotland Yard said officers were called to four supermarkets following reports that large crowds had gathered in a bid to grab a bargain on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

No injuries were reported at the three Tesco stores in Edmonton, Willesden and Surrey Quays or the Asda in Edgware, a spokeswoman told ITV News.

No arrests were made, she added.

Cooper: David Cameron has failed on immigration

David Cameron has "completely failed" to deliver on his immigration targets, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said.

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has criticised David Cameron's record on immigration. Credit: PA Wire

Ahead of David Cameron's much-anticipated speech outlining his plans to tighten immigration laws, Ms Cooper said: "Immigration is important to Britain - that's why it needs to be controlled and managed so that the system is fair.

"But David Cameron's 'no ifs, no buts' immigration target has completely failed.

"Four and a half years into his Government, his promises on an immigration target are in tatters.

"Rather than ramping up the rhetoric, David Cameron must now set out sensible, practical plans."

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Children tested for Ebola in Newcastle

Two children are currently being tested for the Ebola virus are in the infectious diseases unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

The RVI in Newcastle is one of only three centres outside London equipped to handle ebola cases

It is not known yet where in Africa the children are from or how recently they arrived in the UK. They are also being tested for malaria.

Public Health England said it was "unlikely" that the children would test positive for Ebola, although results would take 24 hours.

A spokesman would not confirm the age or gender of the children but described them as young children, rather than teenagers.

The hospital is one of three centres outside London able to treat cases of Ebola - none of the others are within the North East region.


Tributes to Phil Hughes dominate Australian papers

Tributes to batsman Phil Hughes, who died yesterday aged 25, dominate the front pages of today's Australian newspapers.

PM: I understand the British people's immigration concerns

David Cameron says he understands that British people want the Government to have "control" over immigration.

David Cameron is set to unveil a range of reforms aimed at tightening immigration. Credit: PA Wire

"People have understandably become frustrated. It boils down to one word: control," Mr Cameron will say in a speech outlining his reforms today.

"People want Government to have control over the numbers of people coming here and the circumstances in which they come, both from around the world and from within the European Union.

"And yet in recent years, it has become clear that successive Governments have lacked control. People want grip. I get that."

The Sun hails Mitchell libel verdict on front page

The Sun newspaper has hailed its victory over Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell in the 'Plebgate' libel case.

It claimed the ex-Government chief whip's defeat would cost him £3 million in costs.

Police called to Tesco store over 'Black Friday scuffles'

Police have been called to a Tesco store in east London following reported scuffles at a Black Friday event.

Police outside the Tesco extra store in Edmonton. Credit: ITV News

Reports on social media suggested that fights had broken out as shoppers at a Tesco's Glover Drive store in Edmonton attempted to buy coffee makers and televisions.

Guardian journalist Laurence Topham described it as "mayhem" inside, and police and ambulance cars were seen surrounding the entrance.

A Scotland Yard spokewoman told ITV News: "Police were called at 23.56pm to Tesco in Lea Valley, Edmonton due to large crowds gathering outside."

No arrests were made, she added.

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