The body of Sapper Richard Walker will be repatriated. The 23-year-old from Leeds was shot dead by a member of the Afghan National Army last week.
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Council, police and faith leaders attended Leeds Makkah mosque prayers to demonstrate their support.
A crackdown on gang crime in an area of Sheffield has resulted in the seizure of a number of knives, baseball bats and Class A drugs.
The boy had been walking to the shops when the man grabbed him by the arm as he was crossing the road. The child struggled free and ran off.