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Law failed my son says Jai's father

The father of a four year old boy who died in a fire started by his mother says the law should have been there to protect his innocent child Jai Joshi's body was found by firefighters after the blaze at a flat in Liverpool. His parents had been involved in a legal battle for custody of their son. Matt O'Donoghue has this report

Father's search for truth about son's death

Luke Rhoden, who was 25, suffered a heart attack after being restrained by officers in the resort of San Antonio. Luke's dad Norman, who's from Wigan, went to Ibiza to carry out his own investigation - there he spoke to a doctor who said the actions of the police had contributed to Luke's death. But now the story has taken another twist. This report by our correspondent Amy Welch:

Friday prayers dedicated to Alan Henning

Muslims across the region have dedicated Friday prayers to Alan Henning, who's being held by Islamic State. The extremist group has threatened to kill the former taxi driver from Salford - who's been their prisoner since Christmas. Today, at a mosque in Manchester, imams and worshippers condemned IS - and offered Alan their support.

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Police release CCTV after 'one punch' death

Police investigating the death of a young man in Manchester have issued CCTV images of a number of witness they would like to speak to. Michael Carter was with a friend on King Street when he was punched to the ground and hit his head. Two men he had been talking to ran off towards Deansgate. Michael died in hospital ten days later. Police want to speak to anyone who was at the scene. Two men have been arrested and bailed in connection with the incident

Inquest verdict on Jai Joshi

Jai Joshi Credit: Family photo

A coroner has said that a 4 year old boy was unlawfully killed in a blaze at the home he shared with his mother. Jai Joshi and his mother Jamna died after a fire at their home in Moscow Drive in Liverpool in May. Coroner Andre Robello ruled that Jamna Joshi died by her own hand. The court heard that Jamna Joshi had been involved in a long custody battle with her former husband for the little boy. The inquest into their deaths has heard Jamna was caught on CCTV buying petrol in a can in the days before the blaze.

Police question man after cannabis seizure

790 cannabis plants have been seized after a cannabis farm was found in the Anfield area of Liverpool. A man's being questioned by detectives.

"This was an excellent result and thanks to community intelligence we have been able to take a significant amount of drugs off the streets of Merseyside. We take all reports of illegal drugs activities in communities extremely seriously and will take robust action to put an end to the criminal behaviour of those involved in the drugs trade. We will seek to bring offenders to justice by putting them behind bars and stop them from bringing misery to the lives of other residents."

– Inspector Paddy Kelly, Merseyside Police
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