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Co-pilot had been treated for suicidal tendencies

Andreas Lubitz had been treated for noticeable suicidal tendencies Credit: PA Wire

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps, had been treated in the past for suicidal tendencies.

German state prosecutors said today the co-pilot had been in a long period of psychotherapy for "noticeable suicidal tendencies" several years ago.

Several years ago before obtaining his pilot's licence the co-pilot was in a long period of psychotherapeutic treatment with noticeable suicidal tendencies.

– Prosecutors' Office in Dusseldorf

The German prosecutors added that since then he had not shown any signs of suicidal behaviour nor aggressive tendencies in other visits to doctors.

There is still no evidence that the co-pilot in the French Alps plane disaster said anything beforehand about what he was about to do, the state prosecutor said.

Man killed trying to save brother on London Underground

A man from Manchester, who was hit by a train on the London Underground, is in a critial condition in hospital,

The 32-year-old fell on to the tracks at Old Street station on Sunday after dropping what's believed to have been his mobile phone.

His brother, from London, who jumped onto the line to try to help him, was also hit by the train and later died.

Police are describing it as a "tragic accident" and say they're not treating it as suspicious.


Police confirm explosion at house was hand grenade

While we are only in the early stages of our investigation, we believe this was a targeted attack and can confirm that a hand grenade was used.

Clearly this is something we are taking extremely seriously and I am sure people in the area will be hugely shocked by this news.

There are a large number of officers dedicated to investigating exactly what has taken place here and they will also be speaking to residents in the local area today and over the coming days.

Thankfully no one was injured during this attack, although the occupants of the address are understandably extremely distressed.

Make no mistake that we are going to find out exactly what has gone on here and why, and catch those responsible. This kind of violent behaviour on the streets of Salford will simply not be tolerated.

– Detective Chief Inspector Clare Devlin


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