A father whose son was killed during the summer riots in Birmingham has travelled to Syria to deliver one million kilos of flour to victims of war. Tariq Jahan says the pain of losing a child has spurred him on to help others.
Whilst in Syria he met children who were affected by the violence in the country.
Tariq Jahan, from Birmingham, went on national television and appealed to people in his community to stop rioting. His appeal came just hours after his own son and two friends had been mown down and killed by a hit-and-run driver.
Mr Jahan - who was given the Pride of Britain Award in 2011 for his actions during the riots - says his own tragedy has compelled him to help other suffering communities.
"I know the pain of losing a child like so many people in Syria now," he says.
"Human Appeal is currently on the ground helping the innocent people who've been caught up in this terrible atrocity. After hearing about the work Human Appeal has been doing, I knew I had to help."
A quarter of the Syrian population is now displaced and over 70,000 have been killed.
A man whose son died during the Birmingham riots in 2011 is going to deliver aid to people in Syria.
Tariq Jahan appealed for calm after his son Haroon's death during the disorder.
Tariq's helping charity workers to deliver a million kilos of flour and food.
During the Birmingham riots Haroon Jahan, 20, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, were hit by a black Mazda car during disorder in the Winson Green area of the town in the early hours of August 10th.
Illegal immigrants have injured five officers during a riot at a detention centre in Lincolnshire, according to border officials.
Up to 40 detainees were involved in the incident at Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Swinderby, Lincolnshire, which saw one detainee taken to hospital and led to 12 others being transferred to other centres.
Staff were injured on December 30, the UK Border Agency said, while up to 50 detainees were also involved in a protest on Christmas Day, in which no-one was injured.
Both incidents, at the former women's prison. were brought under control within an hour.
Morton Hall was opened as an immigration removal centre in 2011. It holds up to 392 foreign national offenders, failed asylum seekers and illegal immigrants.
In September last year, 18 asylum seekers went on hunger strike at Morton Hall because they did not want to be sent back to Afghanistan.