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Ukip MP Carswell 'shaken' after mob confrontation

Ukip MP Douglas Carswell ws escorted into a police van for his own safety Credit: PA

Ukip's only Member of Parliament Douglas Carswell has said he genuinely feared for his life after being surrounded by a "lynch mob" of anti-austerity protesters as he tried to leave Westminster following the Queen's Speech.

Mr Carswell said the group that shouted abuse at him as he waited for a bus appeared to have "pretty murderous" intent before he was escorted by officers into the back of a police van as demonstrations turned nasty.

He was caught up in one of several violent flashpoints as he waited for public transport not far from the House of Commons.

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Becchio among six players released by Norwich City following Premier League return

Javier Garrido is leaving Carrow Road. Credit: PA

Norwich City have announced that six players will leave the club after they secured promotion to the Premier League.

Youngsters Kyle Callan-McFadden and Sam Kelly have been allowed to move on, while senior players Javier Garrido, Carlos Cuéllar and Mark Bunn won't have their contracts renewed.

Luciano Becchio struggled to break into the Norwich City side. Credit: PA

Former Leeds United striker Luciano Becchio has also been released after a frustrating two-and-a-half year spell at Carrow Road.

"It's important to register their efforts and support to the club this year, when at times it was frustrating for them personally that they weren't playing and involved.

But they're all good lads and we wish them all the best for the future."

– Alex Neil, Norwich City manager

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Former school staff sentenced for sexually abusing young boys

Three men who were responsible for looking after vulnerable boys at a school near Tonbridge have been sentenced to a total of 35 years in prison.

Colwyn Baker, David Hennessy and Nigel Putman worked as residential child care officers at Swaylands School in Penshurst between the late 1960s and 1993. Charged with a string of offences dating back to the 1960s, they faced trial at Maidstone Crown Court from 2 March 2015 and the jury returned their final verdicts on 21 May.

Colwyn Baker, 71, from Craighouse Avenue in Edinburgh was found guilty of 20 sexual offences, including two counts of buggery.

David Hennessy, 75, from Westfields in Narborough, Norfolk, was convicted of six offences.

Nigel Putman, 62, of Kings Road in Slough, was found guilty of two offences.

Appearing before Maidstone Crown Court for sentencing on 27 May Baker was sentenced to 20 years in prison; Hennessy was sentenced to 12 years and Putman to three years.

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