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Tesco 'committed' to reducing food poisoning bug

Tesco has said it is "committed" to reducing the food poisoning bug campylobacter in poultry.

'Providing safe food is always our absolute priority,' Tesco said. Credit: PA Wire

"Providing safe food is always our absolute priority," a Tesco spokesperson said.

"Whilst there is no simple solution to prevent its presence in raw poultry we have and will continue to work in close collaboration with our suppliers, scientists and relevant industry experts to make solid progress to tackle the problem at all stages of the supply chain."

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Predatory teacher gets 17-year jail term for abuse

Simon Harris has been jailed for 17 years for abusing vulnerable Kenyan children Credit: West Mercia Police

A former public school teacher described as a prolific and calculating sexual predator has been jailed for 17 years and four months after abusing vulnerable young Kenyan street children.

Charity boss Simon Harris lured boys using food, money and the promise of schooling to his luxury home in the East African country where the abuse took place between 2002 and May 2013.

Simon Harris lured boys to his luxury home in the East African country between 2002 and May 2013 Credit: ITV News Central

Harris, 55, of Pudleston near Leominster in Herefordshire, was convicted after trial last year of three indecent assaults and five sexual assaults, with one victim thought to be as young as nine.

He was also found guilty of four charges of possessing indecent images of children.

Simon Harris was from Pudleston near Leominster in Herefordshire Credit: ITV News Central

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Ex-teacher abused 'amongst the most vulnerable'

A judge who today sentenced a former teacher from Herefordshire to 17 years and four months in jail for the abuse of Kenyan street children, said he had abused "amongst the most vulnerable in the world."

Simon Harris has been jailed for 17 years for abusing vulnerable Kenyan children Credit: ITV News Central

Before his trial last year, Simon Harris admitted six counts of indecently assaulting three boys at a college in Devon, where he had been a housemaster in the 1980s.

Judge Parker said Harris, who later moved to Kenya, had continued his sexual offending against boys, and this time against street children whom he said "were amongst the most vulnerable in the world".

"You assumed a hallowed position among the locals," said the judge.

"You were revered as someone who could provide the gift of education.

"You were answerable to no-one - and once again you had access to boys."

Simon Harris' home in Kenya where the abuse took place Credit: ITV News Central

The judge added that Harris's charity work in education meant "no-one batted an eyelid" when he washed boys, and allowed youngsters to sleep in his bedroom at the remote home he owned on the outskirts of the town of Gilgil.

"You walked on water. But none of them knew you had a sexual motive."

Sotloff family: We want to see Emwazi in a supermax

The family of Steven Sotloff, the American journalist beheaded by 'Jihadi John' in an IS propaganda video, have said they want to see him in an American court, and then sentenced to life in isolation inside a supermax' prison.

The Sotloff family look forward to the day they can see Mohammed Emwazi sitting in an American courtroom.

We want to watch him sentenced and see him sent to a supermax prison to spend the rest of his days in isolation.

That’s American justice, that’s how we deal with things in this country.

– Family of Steven Sotloff

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British Poultry Council welcomes progress over bug

The British Poultry Council (BPC) has welcomed the news that retailers and suppliers are making "significant progress" in monitoring the food poisoning bug campylobacter.

Chief executive Andrew Large said the BPC "hopes proven technology will be made commercially available across the sector."

The British Poultry Council welcomes the 'significant progress'. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

"The BPC remains committed to collaborative working between industry, retailers, and regulators, as we believe this is where long-term consistency will emerge," Large said.

"This joint effort is a complement to the creativity and investment we are seeing.”

Ex-teacher jailed for 17 years four months over Kenya abuse

Former public school teacher and charity boss Simon Harris has been jailed at Birmingham Crown Court for 17 years and four months after abusing vulnerable Kenyan street children.

Harris lured boys using food, money and the promise of schooling to his luxury home in the East African country where the abuse took place between 2002 and May 2013.

Former public school teacher and charity boss Simon Harris has been jailed. Credit: West Mercia Police/PA Wire

Harris, of Pudleston near Leominster in Herefordshire, was convicted of three indecent assaults and five sexual assaults, with one victim thought to be as young as nine.

The 55 year old was also found guilty of four charges of possessing indecent images of children.

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