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Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has said the publication of yesterday's Ellison Report was one of his "worst days" he has seen as a police officer.
The report concluded that evidence of police corruption had been found in the case of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence.
Mr Hoga-Howe told The Evening Standard: "This was a devastating report for the Metropolitan Police and one of the worst days that I have seen as a police officer.
“To see Neville and Doreen Lawrence struggling through their tears was awful. The Met has come to know them well and I have enormous respect for their quiet dignity and powerful determination to see justice, which I share.
“I cannot rewrite history and the events of the past but I do have a responsibility to ensure the trust and the confidence of the people of London in the Met now and in the future. This will need a considered response to meet head-on the concerns that have been expressed in yesterday’s report.”
Two men convicted of arson attacks on department stores will ask to have their convictions quashed in the first of a raft of cases that could be overturned due to the involvement of undercover police.
Lawyers for Andrew Clarke and Geoff Sheppard claim they were the victims of a miscarriage of justice when they were found guilty of firebombing branches of Debenhams.
They will renew attempts to get the convictions overturned after a damning report by Mark Ellison QC published yesterday found that information obtained by undercover officers had not been disclosed to defence teams and therefore miscarriages of justice may have occurred.
Former Metropolitan Police commissioner Lord Paul Condon said today "at no stage did I ever authorise, or encourage, or know about any action by any undercover officer" in relation to murdered Stephen Lawrence's family and friends.
A former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius told his murder trial that he always carried a gun, shouted angrily at her and her friends, and carried a gun with him "all the time".
Samantha Taylor said he carried a gun with him "all the time" and described an incident when he angrily fired his gun through the sunroof of his car, and threatened another driver with a gun.
As well as being charged with murder, Pistorius is facing three firearms offences.
Samantha Taylor described an occasion when Pistorius jumped out of his car at the gateway of his Pretoria housing complex and put his gun to the window of a black BMW that appeared to have been following him.
Taylor also said Pistorius woke her up in the middle of the night after hearing a bang in the bathroom, and then "got his gun and walked out of the room."
She also said there were "one or two" other occasions when Pistorius woke her after hearing noises during the night.
Pistorius said he did not check whether Steenkamp was still in the bed, or make any move to wake her before moving to the bathroom and shooting the supposed intruder on the night he shot her.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin told the Ukrainian Paralympic chief that sports events must not be affected by politics, Interfax reports citing the Kremlin.
David Cameron has said a public inquiry into the work of undercover policing will "make sure we get to the truth".
The inquiry was commissioned after a report into the police inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence uncovered evidence of corruption.
The Prime Minister added: "It should have not taken this long and the Lawrence family have suffered far too much."
A confrontation with a spider led to a teenager getting stuck in a wardrobe and calling 999 to help.
Reece Thomas, 17, hid from the arachnid and had to be freed by firefighters after the scare at his Sussex home.
He told the Brighton Argus that he was left "embarrassed " by the incident. http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11055198.Brightonmanfreedfrombehindwardrobewasscaredby_spider/
South Wales Police has confirmed that a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of 45-year-old Darren Thomas, an inmate at Cardiff Prison.
Solicitor Sharon Lam, acting for the widow of a 51-year-old father of one who died days after surgery, said her client feels they were treated 'like a human guinea pig'.
Ms Lam said the man, who has not been named, had keyhole surgery to remove a tumour in his oesophagus last year and died from a haemorrhage five days after being discharged.
– Solicitor Sharon Lam
Our main concern is that the deceased could have opted for a more conventional procedure, but this particular procedure was highly advocated by the surgeon.
It was as if it was being sold to him, that he could have it done early and it would be carried out by a top surgeon.
The patient was made to feel that they were quite lucky to have this surgery.
Our client feels they have been treated like a human guinea pig to test the eligibility of this surgery.
He was not told that it was a very new surgery. At no time was he offered the conventional surgery, and it all happened so quickly."
ITV News International Correspondent John Irvine has tweeted from Simferopol in the Crimea region of Ukraine.
Small group of "self defence volunteers " outside the prosecutors office in simferapol http://t.co/xWZpUHd8MR
lieutenant commander Yesin Alexander tells us two trucks of Russian speaking men arrived 2 hours ago http://t.co/exrlzQd1sZ
"They say they have come to protect us" he says "so why are their guns pointing towards our base?"