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Man identified as 'Jihadi John' known to security services

ITV News understands the man named by media outlets as Jihadi John comes from the West Kensington area of London, and that he left for Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania in May 2009 in the company of two other men.

It is also understood that the security services in the UK had had previous contact with him when they suspected he was going to fight in Somalia.

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IS militant 'Jihadi John' identified in media reports

The Islamic State militant known as 'Jihadi John' has been identified.

Downing Street has refused to confirm or deny reports of the identification of an Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John".

The man - identified in a number of outlets today - has been pictured in a series of videos showing beheadings of captives, including British citizen Alan Henning.

ITV News cannot independently verify details about him at this stage.


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Officer says he saved life of man 'left for dead' at Hillsborough

A police officer says he saved the life of a youngman who appeared to have been left for dead at Hillsborough.

Richard Brougham recalled a youth pointing at a pile of bodies near the gymnasium saying: "Look at him. I don't know if he’s dead. I don't think he is."

Outside of the gymnasium at Hillsborough Credit: Hillsborough Inquests

The inquests heard the constable pulled the casualty away and performed the kiss of life on him with another officer.

The witness said he then felt a pulse and helped carry the casualty to an ambulance.

Mr Brougham agreed that nobody else appeared to have been checking the bodies or trying to revive them.

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Police refuse to confirm 'Jihadi John' identity

The Metropolitan Police says it will not confirm the identity of "Jihadi John", and claimed it had asked media organisations not to speculate on the details "on the basis that life is at risk".

Commander Richard Walton, head of the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, said: "We are not going to confirm the identity of anyone at this stage or give an update on the progress of this live counter-terrorism investigation."


Al Quaida documents read at trial

Abid Naseer, the Manchester student accused of British terror plot Credit: pa

Prosecutors have presented declassified al Qaida documents obtained after the raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound at the trial of a former Manchester student accused of a British terror plot.

The al Qaida documents, read to the New York court by an FBI linguist who translated them from Arabic, were presented at the trial of Abid Naseer and discussed attacks in Britain and Europe.

The documents also mentioned terror attacks in Russia, including plans to bomb a pipeline or the US embassy there.

Naseer headed a British al Qaida terror cell that in 2009 was part of a broader conspiracy to commit attacks in Manchester, New York and Denmark, prosecutors say. Emails show the same al Qaida handler was in contact with Naseer and two men convicted of planning to bomb New York's tube network, prosecutors say.

Pakistani national Naseer has pleaded not guilty and is defending himself in federal court in Brooklyn. He took the stand after the prosecution rested and was questioned by his court-appointed adviser, James Neuman.

Naseer, who was extradited to New York in 2013, said he was in the UK as a student studying computers and the English language and denied being a member of al Qaida or receiving training from the terror group.

The documents discuss a range of al Qaida business, from operational tactics to training methods and suggestions on how to avoid detection by law enforcement. One letter suggests that attacking the continental US "in its heartland ... has the most significance" and "cannot be compared" to an attack outside the country.

The goal of an attack would be "to pressure 300 million Americans" who vote for their elected officials, to end the nation's war against al Qaida and its goal of establishing an Islamic state, the letters said.

None of the letters mentioned Naseer by name.

During the trial, Alexander Otte, a top FBI anti-terror officer, said he travelled to Afghanistan and managed the handling of evidence recovered after the 2011 bin Laden raid, spending 16 hours processing the weapons, documents and electronic equipment recovered in the secret operation.

Mr Otte also said he saw bin Laden's body after it was returned to a military hangar. "I knew who he was, and I recognised him immediately," he said.

Sergio Aguer-no! Pupil with copycat hair cut told to stay home

Tom Moseley with idol Sergio Aguero Credit: MEN Syndication

A schoolboy who had his haircut like football Sergio Aguero has been told he can't attend lessons with it on show.

Ten-year-old Tom Moseley was told his hairstyle, modelled on the Manchester City striker’s look, was too extreme by staff St Gilbert’s Primary School in Eccles. His family told the MEN they were told he could return to classes when his hair had grown, restyle it or wear a hat at all times.

Parents Lisa, 39, and Kirk, 43, have decided to keep Tom out of school, likening the school’s hat suggestion to wearing a ‘dunce’s cap’.

“We set clear standards on hair and dress at this school which parents are made fully aware of and accept when pupils enrol.

“We always suggest that an unsuitable haircut can be trimmed into an acceptable style without going down the skinhead route or that the child can wear a hat of their choice in school.

– Headteacher Cheryl Fox

Coutinho absent for Europa clash

Midfielders Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho and defenders Glen Johnson and Mamadou Sakho were all left at home for Liverpool's trip to Besiktas in the last 32 second leg.

Henderson (ankle), Johnson (illness) and Sakho (hip) did not train at Melwood before the team flew out while Coutinho did not make the squad which landed in Istanbul.

Liverpool are already missing Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva and so youngsters Jordan Lussey, Jordan Williams, Ryan Fulton, Cameron Brannagan and Jerome Sinclair have joined the squad.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Lovren, Skrtel, Can, Ibe, Allen, Can, Moreno, Sterling, Sturridge, Borini, Balotelli, Lambert, Ward, Lussey, Williams, Fulton, Brannagan, Sinclair.

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