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Neighbour: Leamington "feeling sad" about Nairobi deaths

The former neighbour of a man whose wife and daughter are believed dead in a terror attack in Nairobi has said the community is in shock.

Louis Bawa, originally from Leamington Spa, moved his wife Zahira and eight-year-old daughter Jennah to Kenya, six years ago.

Their former next door neighbour, Mohammad Akram, spoke to ITV News Central.

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British man: 'Animals' killed my wife and daughter

A father has branded those who killed his wife and eight-year-old daughter "animals". British Jennah and her Kenyan mother were killed by terrorists who laid siege to a shopping mall in Kenya.

Louis Bawa spoke of the moment he learned that his daughter and wife Zahira had been killed in the siege, in an interview with the Telegraph.

Mr Bawa said: "The last time I spoke to them was on Friday evening, I didn't get a chance to catch up with them on Saturday morning. They were going to Westgate to do what they always did, grocery shopping. This time they didn't come home.

Louis Bawa and his daughter young daughter Jennah Bawa, who was killed in the Nairobi mall siege. Credit: SWNS

"The people who did this, they are vigilantes, they are animals. At the end of the day they are using religion as an excuse to kill people. They're saying that they were targeting certain people, but they were targeting anyone.

"Zahira and Jennah were Muslims, but these animals just shot them the same as all of the others. At first I was convinced that they would be OK. I had hope.

"Then on Sunday night there was a team that went in to bring out some bodies and they took photographs."We all had to look at these pictures - something I would never want anyone to have to do - and identify them. My heart just stopped, that was the last news in the world I wanted to hear."

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Family of Brits killed in Nairobi reveal their shock

The family of the British mother and daughter killed in the shopping centre siege in Nairobi have described the moment they heard of their death.

Speaking from outside his home in Leamington Spa, Ajeh Bawa told ITV News the family are still struggling to accept what has happened.

REPORTS: Warwickshire man fears family dead in Kenya terror attack

The wife and daughter of a man from Warwickshire are feared dead in the terror attacks in Kenya.

Louis Bawa, of Leamington Spa, is understood to have lost his daughter Jenah, eight, and Kenyan-born wife Zahira, in the attacks, which have left more than 60 dead.

Earlier, Prime Minister David Cameron chaired a Cobra meeting to review the situation and said reports now indicated six British casualties.

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Family devastated by death of Brit mother and daughter

The family of Zahira and Jennah Bawa, killed in a terrorist attack in Nairobi, have spoke of their shock and devastation following the news of their death.

Read: British mother and daughter killed in Kenya named

Louis Bawa, from Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, is understood to have lost his 8-year-old daughter and his Kenyan-born wife Zahira in the attacks. Local media are reporting he flew over to Nairobi on Saturday after he could not reach his wife on her phone.

Speaking from her home in Leamington Spa, Mr Bawa's aunt said the family were shocked and devastated.

We can't believe it... They are a very nice family, very lovely. Everybody who knew them is shocked.

91 year-old in hospital after burglary attack

A 91 year-old man is in hospital after being "badly beaten" during a burglary in Leamington, Warwickshire.

The man was found by his relatives at his home on Gordon Street which had been ransacked.

He is receiving treatment for his injuries at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

A 38-year-old man arrested by police in the early hours of Monday for an unrelated offence is currently being interviewed in relation to the incident, Warwickshire Police said.

Computer games company closes down

Award-winning independent developer Blitz Games Studios has ceased trading after 23 years in business.

Existing management have been unable to secure enough funds to sustain the business in its current form.

However, two of the developer's current projects are self-sustaining financially so Blitz senior management will be forming a new company to work with these clients and safeguard approximately 50 of the 175 jobs.

Cowes Week success for Midland father-son team

A Midlands father-son sailing team have posted one of the biggest results in this year's Cowes Week regatta.

John Mander and his son Rupert, from Offchurch in Leamington Spa, have finished in first place every day over the past week - except Sunday when John fell overboard during the race.

The pair have been racing their Flying 15 since 1987, and - despite being one of the smallest boats in the event - have only twice missed out on the regatta trophy.

And this year will be no different as they prepare to come home with the challenge trophy once again.

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