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Oscar Pistorius' uncle: We accept this sentence

Oscar Pistorius' uncle has said that he accepts the runner's prison sentence, adding that his nephew will "will accept this opportunity to pay back to society".

This has been a incredibly harrowing experience for everyone involved: the Steenkamp family, our family and Oscar. It's been a harrowing 20 months and we are all emotionally drained.

– Arnold pistorius

He added that he hoped Oscar would "begin his own healing process".

"As a family we are ready to help and guide Oscar as he serves his sentence," he added.


Yellow wind warnings in place across most of UK

A yellow "be aware" wind warning is in place across large parts of the UK as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo reach the country.

The Met Office has warned of gusts of around 50mph - with gusts of up to 70mph hitting some exposed coastal areas.

The public is warned to be aware of potential damage to tees and potential flooding as a result of the harsh weather.

The warning is in place until 8pm tonight, with the storm expected to pass as we move into the evening.


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