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Man arrested in Romania over West Brom murder

Masoud Esmailian was found fatally stabbed in West Bromwich Credit: West Midlands Police

Police in Romania have arrested a man for the murder of Masoud Esmailian in West Bromwich following the successful application of a European Arrest Warrant.

Mr Esmailian was found fatally stabbed in his home address in Montgomery Walk on 28 August.

The 19-year-old man was arrested on 6 September in the Arges county of Romania and is now entering the extradition process.

West Midlands Police said the investigate into the death of Mr Esmailian continues and they are appealing to anyone in the area who may have seen or heard anything between midnight on 27 August and 11pm on 28 August, to contact police on 101.

Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.


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Family of UK drone victim 'didn't know he was killed by RAF'

The family of UK drone strike victim Reyaad Khan "were not aware" he had been killed by the RAF until Prime Minister David Cameron announced it in parliament today, ITV News understands.

Khan, a UK jihadi, was reportedly killed by a British missile on August 21.


Shropshire Council to discuss refugee crisis on Wednesday

Shropshire Council says its Cabinet will discuss decisions concerning refugees at a meeting on Wednesday.

The council is yet to make any formal decisions.

Prime Minister David Cameron will deliver a statement later outlining plans to deal with the crisis.

Refugees, who travelled through Hungary, arrive at the train station in Germany Credit: Bernd Settnik/DPA/Press Association Images

We will continue to work and collaborate with our communities and other local authorities in order to secure the best solutions and outcomes for refugees.

– Keith Barrow, Leader, Shropshire Council

Leicester vigil to be held in memory of refugees killed

Leicester Cathedral Credit: PA

A vigil will be held in Leicester today to remember the thousands of refugees who have lost their lives trying to cross from Africa and the Middle East to Europe.

Leicester Cathedral will be displaying a banner stating #refugeeswelcome as part of a long tradition of welcome and sanctuary offered by the community in Leicester. Those attending are asked to bring flowers and signs welcoming refugees to the city.

The Dean of Leicester, David Monteith, said:

Christians are commanded to love their neighbours and these desperate people are our neighbours.

We can't just watch this on the television and think of it as nothing to do with us.

We must support charities providing food, clothing, and shelter.

We need to share more of this responsibility with others in Europe and be prepared to welcome more vulnerable people into our community.

– Dean of Leicester, David Monteith
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