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Sky News Deputy Political Editor Joey Jones is reporting that the family of the man killed in the attack in Woolwich - who is believed to be a soldier - has been informed.
I understand the family of the soldier who was killed have been informed.From @joeyjonessky on Twitter:
The eight arrests over an arson attack more than a decade ago that left eight family members dead came after police launched a fresh drive to find someone wanted in connection with the crime.
Shahid Mohammed has been wanted in relation to the fire since he skipped bail in 2003.
Three generations of the same family died in the blaze on Osborne Road on May 12, 2002, Nafeesa Aziz, 35, died with her daughters - Tayyaba Bootall, three, Rabiah Bootall, 10, Ateeqa Nawaz, five, Aneesa Nawaz, two, and Najeebah Nawaz, six months.
Miss Aziz's brother, Mohammed Ateeq-ur-Rehman, 18, also died in the fire, while their mother, Zaib-un-Nisa, 54, died a week later in hospital.
In July 2003, three men - Shaied Iqbal, Shakiel Shazad Amir and Nazar Hussain - were convicted for their part in the crime. Hussain has since been released on parole.
Conservative MP and former Army commander, Colonel Bob Stewart has told Daybreak that it is not surprising "everyone is horrified" by what happened in Woolwich.
He said: "It's horrific and we've somehow got to deal with it, I don't quite know what the reaction will be [at] government level yet but I suspect it will be a tightening up of security and warnings to soldiers in barracks like we have had before."
Ann Barnes, the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner responsible for employing Britain's first youth PCC Paris Brown said today's report by the Home Affairs Select Committee is "very negative".
Responding to claims that scrutiny is needed to prevent PCCs from "maverick decision making" she said her appointment of Ms Brown was not maverick but "a manifesto promise".
"That was one decision I made, it didn't turn out as I wanted it to unfortunately," she added, "you cannot keep emphasis on the negative."
Eight people have been arrested in connection with an arson attack that left eight members of the same family dead more than a decade ago.
Five children and three adults died in the house fire in Birkby, Huddersfield, in 2002.
One man was convicted of murder and two of manslaughter following the attack.
Eight people have now been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, West Yorkshire Police have confirmed.
A spokesman said six men - aged 64, 35, 34, 28, 25 and 16 - and two women - aged 55 and 32 - were detained and have been bailed.
The accident and emergency system has been left unsafe because of "political meddling" and family doctors will not help shore up the service, the British Medical Association GP chairman is expected to warn.
Dr Laurence Buckman will accuse Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt of spouting "rubbish" and being more interested in criticising doctors.
The GP leader is expected to say in a speech today: "He (Mr Hunt) does not want to bother with the facts when he can have a bash at those of us who on his own admission are overworked and strained beyond endurance.
"GPs are not prepared to shore up a system that has been rendered unsafe by unwise political meddling."
Dr Buckman's speech comes on the day Mr Hunt prepares to unveil his reforms to the GP service.
A ban on naming one of the UK's most notorious prisoners who killed three children in 1973 was lifted yesterday.
David McGreavy lived with the Ralph family at their home in Worcester for two years, he was left to babysit when he killed four-year-old Paul, and sisters Dawn, two and Samantha who was only nine months old.
In 2009, he was granted anonymity but the ruling has now been lifted by the High Court.
Speaking to Daybreak, mother Dorothy Urry said the killer of her children should "never, ever be released".
She said she was never allowed to go back into her home after the death of her children, and people who lived nearer her blamed her for leaving them with David, she added, "it's just heartbreaking and I have a job to go back up there to the children's grave even".
Woolwich and Greenwich MP Nick Raynsford has told ITV Daybreak he is "shocked and appalled" by the suspected terror attack in Woolwich, adding his priority has been to reassure his constituents the incident is understood to have been isolated.
President Obama has faced concerted pressured from both the left and right to allow greater scrutiny of the secret decision-making process for using drones overseas. He said earlier this year he wanted to be more open about how the drone war is conducted.
– White House official
Consistent with his commitment to being open and transparent with the American people, he will speak at length about the policy and legal rationale for how the United States takes direct action against al Qaeda and its associated forces, including with drone strikes.
He will discuss why the use of drone strikes is necessary, legal and just, while addressing the various issues raised by our use of targeted action.
Ahead of the speech the administration has formally acknowledged for the first time that it had killed four Americans in counter-terrorism operations in Yemen and Pakistan since 2009, including militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
It had been known that three Americans had been killed in drones strikes in overseas counter-terrorism but the government's top lawyer, Attorney General Eric Holder, disclosed details that had remained secret.
A man in tears has just left a Help for Heroes t-shirt and a teddy bear at Woolwich Barracks after the murder of a man, thought to be a soldier:
Flowers have also been left here: