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Two more men arrested over murder of religious leader

Jalal Uddin was found with a severe head injury in February.

Police investigating the murder of a religious leader in Rochdale have arrested two more men.

Jalal Uddin, 64, was found with a severe head injury in a playground in the town on February 18. He was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

A 28-year-old man has today been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arranging funds for terrorism.

A third man, aged 21, who had previously been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, is also in custody for further questioning after answering bail.

Six people have now been arrested in connection with the murder of Jalal Uddin.

Police say the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact officers by calling 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Merseyside MPs issue joint statement on Hillsborough

Merseyside MPs have paid tribute to the determination of those who have fought for this outcome for 27 years. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

Following the Hillsborough verdict, whilst recognising that the decision has come years too late for many, justice has been served by the verdicts and now it is about accountability.

We recognise that it has taken the determination of families, friends and supporters of the victims to ensure that justice has been achieved.

We want to pay tribute to the hard work and determination of those who fought every step of the way to achieve this outcome which has been against all the odds.

We are also grateful to them, that in fighting for justice for the victims, their determination to show that fans did not in any way contribute to the deaths of their fellow supporters has also been fully and unequivocally vindicated.

We will also push to ensure anyone who is found to be responsible for any action that resulted in or caused, or covered up the reasons for, the deaths of so many people should face the full force of law.

We hope that the verdict, 27 years after that terrible day on 15 April 1989, will be of some comfort to the loved ones of those whose deaths could have been avoided.

– Merseyside MPS

The statement was signed by

  • Luciana Berger Liverpool, Wavertree
  • Peter Dowd, Bootle
  • Angela Eagle, Wallasey
  • Maria Eagle, Garston and Halewood
  • Louise Ellman, Liverpool, Riverside
  • Bill Esterson, Sefton Central
  • Frank Field, Birkenhead
  • Margaret Greenwood, Wirral West
  • George Howarth, Knowsley
  • Conor McGinn, St Helens North
  • Alison McGovern, Wirral South
  • John Pugh, Soputhport
  • Marie Rimmer, St Helens South and Whiston
  • Steve Rotheram, Liverpool, Walton
  • Derek Twigg, Halton
  • Stephen Twigg, Liverpool, West Derby


April snow hits the North West

It's almost May but the weather doesn't seem to know it! Thick snow fell across parts of the region this morning especially across Lancashire.

For the rest of the day though the bright spells are expected to turn into showers and it'll stay cold.

Man shot dead in 'targeted attack' in Liverpool

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Police in Liverpool are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot dead in the street.

The victim thought to be in his 20's was found on the pavement at Lloyd Close in Everton shortly after five o'clock. Police are treating it as a targeted attack.

“A young man has lost his life and we are doing everything we can to bring the person or persons responsible to justice. It is still the very early stages of a major investigation and we need the public’s help in identifying who was in Lloyd Close at the time this incident happened.

I would urge anyone living in the street or nearby or anyone passing by who saw or heard anything suspicious to please do the right thing and come forward. Even the most trivial or insignificant piece of information could be important and help us bring the perpetrators to justice.

– Detective Superintendent Lee Turner


Man shot dead on Liverpool street

Police were called to the shooting at 5.15pm Credit: PA

Police have sealed off a street in Liverpool after a man was shot dead.

Officers were called to Lloyd Close in Everton at 5.15pm this evening, amid reports a man had been injured. He died later in hospital.

Forensic teams are searching for evidence. Detectives are trying to trace the man's family.

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'You'll never walk alone' sings crowd at Hillsborough vigil

Thousands of people joined together to sing 'You'll never walk alone' at a vigil for Hillsborough victims as they remembered the 96 fans who lost their lives on 15 April 1989.

It came as the city of Liverpool paid tribute to those who died and the families they left behind - families who have fought for 27 years to have the truth about what happened that day come out.

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