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Police appeal to find missing girl

14-year old Jade was last seen on Christmas Day Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police are appealing for help in finding a 14-year-old girl who was last seen at about 1.30pm on Christmas Day.

Leicestershire Police and her family want to know the teenager is safe and well and are urging Jade, or anyone who knows where she is, to get in touch.

Jade, from Loughborough, is white, about 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build, and has long blonde hair and was last seen wearing a black leather jacket with a fur collar, black skinny jeans and black Nike trainers.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call PC 856 Craig Downward, from the Missing Person Team, on 101.


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MH17: 'Persons of interest' identified by prosecutors

"Persons of interest" have been identified in an international criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

After a report by the Dutch Safety Board found that a Russian-made Buk missile filed from rebel-held eastern Ukraine was likely to have caused the disaster, prosecutors said findings from their separate criminal probe "point in that same direction".

The Dutch-led team of investigators did not name any of the suspects said to have been identified.

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MH17: Some 'may have remained conscious before crash'

Debris from the MH17 crash lies in eastern Ukraine. Credit: Reuters

Some passengers on board flight MH17 may have remained conscious during the short period between it being struck by a missile and crashing to the ground.

However, Dutch investigators said it was likely that those on board were "barely able to comprehend the situation in which they found themselves" during the 60-90 seconds in which the plane came down.

The report said passengers would have been exposed to "factors that had an extreme impact on the body" such as the noise of the impact, the abrupt change in speed of the aircraft, the decompression and extreme cold.

As a result, it found that passengers were unlikely to have "performed conscious actions" during the short period, and no photographs or text messages were found on devices such as mobile phones aboard the plane.

All 298 people on board were killed in the disaster.

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Investigators release animation of the route of MH17

Dutch investigators have released an animated report showing the route MH17 took up to the moment the airliner disappeared from radar.

The Dutch Safety Board have questioned why civilian airlines were flying over an area of armed conflict.

A Dutch investigator said: "Nobody gave any thought to the possible threat to civil aviation."


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Airlines and Ukraine blamed over MH17 crash 'failures'

The rebuilt fuselage is displayed at the Dutch Safety Board press conference.

Dutch investigators have criticised both the Ukrainian authorities and airlines for flying over the country during a period of conflict in which flight MH17 crashed.

The Dutch Safety Board said airlines flying over the area should have recognised the dangers of flying over the east of the country amid fighting between Ukrainian loyalists and pro-Russian separatists.

The investigators also said Ukraine should have closed airspace in the region before the plane was brought down.

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Rebuilt MH17 fuselage on display as report released

The fuselage of the plane is on show in the Netherlands. Credit: Emma Murphy/ITV News

The rebuilt fuselage of flight MH17 has been displayed as a report into the cause of the disaster is set to be published by Dutch investigators.

ITV News Correspondent Emma Murphy reports that the remains of the outer body show shrapnel puncture marks centred around the cockpit.

It is understood that the report will state that a Russian-made Buk missile struck the plane above and to the left of the cockpit, causing it to come down in eastern Ukraine last year.

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