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Calls for action over man arrested after fighting IS

Supporters of a man who left Britain to go and fight the so-called Islamic State, are calling for all criminal proceedings against him to be dropped.

Aiden Aslin, from Newark in Nottinghamshire, flew out to Syria last year to go and fight alongside Kurdish forces.

He was arrested when he returned to the UK last month.

Today campaigners held a demonstration, demanding he face no further action.

Phil Brewster reports:

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Protest over charges against Syria fighter from Newark

Aidan Aslin Credit: ITV News Central

A demonstration will be staged later today by campaigners calling for the authorities to drop criminal proceedings against a man from Newark who fought against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

22-year-old Aidan Aslin was fighting alongside Kurdish forces last year.

He was arrested upon his return to the UK in February, but campaigners are calling for him to be released from bail and to face no further action.

Around 600 steel jobs at risk in Corby

Tata Steel announced on Tuesday night that it is considering selling off its UK business. Credit: PA

Around 600 steel jobs are at risk in Corby in Northamptonshire after Tata Steel announced on Tuesday night that it is considering selling off its UK business, ITV News understands.

The board of its European holding company has been advised to explore all options for restructuring, including the potential divestment of Tata Steel UK.

In a statement issued in Mumbai, Tata said it noted with "deep concern" the deteriorating financial performance of its UK subsidiary in the past year.

The Government said it is "working tirelessly" to find a long-term solution to the steel crisis.

Meanwhile the former deputy leader of the Labour party John Prescott has questioned why Business Secretary and Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid is in Australia and not in the UK, with thousands of steel jobs under threat.

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