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Northamptonshire man jailed for sexual abuse of girl under 13

Gavin McCarthy Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A 31-year-old man from Northamptonshire has been jailed for the sexual abuse of a girl under the age of 13.

Gavin McCarthy, from Cransley near Kettering, was sentenced to eight years for six counts of making indecent images of children.

He'll remain on the Sex Offender Register for life.

I hope the substantial sentence McCarthy received today helps serve as a deterrent to offenders and those considering sexual offending against vulnerable children.

We are committed to safeguarding children by detecting abuse and prosecuting offenders.

– Detective Andy Rogers, aedophile Online investigation team

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School pays tribute to pupil killed in grenade attack

Nelson Mandela School in Sparkhill have paid tribute to eight-year-old pupil Yuusuf Warsame who died after a grenade attack in Sweden.

As a close school community we are devastated with the death of dear Yuusuf Warsame. Yuusuf was a kind, thoughtful and calm child. He loved learning and was successful because he always gave his best. Yuusuf was a charming boy who gave us all so much happiness. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time. Azita Zohhadi and Staff.

– Nelson Mandela School
Eight-year-old Yuusuf had been visiting relatives in Sweden. Credit: BPM

The eight-year-old was sleeping in the living room of a flat when a hand grenade was thrown inside, detonating at about 3am on Monday.

He had celebrated his birthday two days after flying out with his brothers, sisters and mother to visit relatives in the city of Gothenburg.

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