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Nine suspects now held over killing of British pilot

Helicopter pilot Roger Gower Credit: Tropic Air Kenya

Nine suspects are now being held over the killing of British helicopter pilot Roger Gower who was on an anti-poaching mission, police in Tanzania say.

Seven more suspects have been arrested for the shooting of Mr Gower, who was on a joint operation with Tanzanian wildlife authorities when he was shot, Simiyu regional police commander Lazaro Mambosasa said.

Mr Gower died on January 29 in Maswa wildlife reserve, near Serengeti National Park.

Mambosasa said some of the suspects identified the man who pulled the trigger. Three elephant tusks and 29 firearms were seized in the operation to arrest Mr Gower's killers.

Tanzania has been identified as a key hotspot for elephant poachers.


Darren Wassall to take training at Derby County tomorrow morning

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It's been confirmed that Darren Wassall will take charge at Derby County until the end of the 2015/16.

He starts his new role tomorrow morning when he will take training.

We are in the fortunate position to have somebody as capable as Darren at our football club and he will be leading the coaching staff with immediate effect.

Our focus is to get the team back on track, delivering the style of football and performance we know they are capable of. I know our fans will give Darren, the coaching staff and the team their full support.

– Chief Executive, Sam Rush

Paul Clement to leave Derby County 'with immediate effect'

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Clement joined the club in June last year, but has now been "relieved of his duties" according to a club statement.

He will be replaced by Academy Director and former Rams defender Darren Wassall until the end of the season.

We are grateful for the contribution Paul has made to the football club but the time is right to make a change.

When Paul joined us last year we worked with him to develop a plan for the club which we asked him to embrace...The priorities were building on the Derby way and style of football enjoyed in the past two seasons; adding depth and strength to our playing squad; and, developing and improving player and team performance.

Sadly, on these measurements, we have not made enough progress and that is why we have decided to part company with Paul.

I firmly believe that we have one of the very best first team squads in this league. Our players are highly talented professionals who are more than capable of winning games at this level and beyond.

I want to record our thanks to Paul for his efforts in leading the team through the first 30 games of this season and in achieving a top six position at this point. We wish him every success in his future career.

– Chairman Mel Morris


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