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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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Communities unite to condemn Brussels attacks

Muslims and Christians in Lincoln have come together in condemnation of the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday which killed more than thirty people.

Richard DaleImam, Tanweer Ahmed and The Revered Bruce Thompson

After an open air service at the city's Stonebow, members of the Lincoln Churches together group held a procession to join with Muslims at the end of Friday prayers. The chairman of the Islamic Association of Lincoln said the atrocities in Belgium go against everything his religion stands for.

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Live bullet found by child while out playing in Northampton

The bullets were found in Bushland Road near the Co-op Credit: ITV News Anglia

An investigation's begun after a child found what police have confirmed to be a 'live' bullet while out playing in the Abington area of Northampton.

The bullet was handed to police on Thursday 17th March by the child's grandparent.

It was found on Bushland Road near to the Co-op. The child had been playing with a number of children in the area and had taken the bullet home.

Police have since spoken to all the other children who had been playing in the area.

They're still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

"We have checked the bullet that was handed in to us and it is live, which means it is likely that any other bullets taken home by other children will also be live. I want any parent or guardian who has a child who was in Bushland Road on Thursday 17th March to speak to them and ask if they saw any bullets, or if they took any home. Live ammunition can be incredibly dangerous and anyone who finds a bullet should call 101 to report it to us, so we can make arrangements to collect it."

– Sgt Wyn Hughes, Northamptonshire police
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