Day two of Jacob Michael inquest

Day two of the inquest into the death of Jacob Michael, who died in police custody after being pepper sprayed.

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Jury in Jacob Michael inquest shown CCTV from prison van

The jury were shown CCTV footage from the police van which took Mr Michael to the custody suite.

The inquest heard recordings of repeated cries of "I'm sorry" followed by orders for Mr Michael to "shut up" and "stand up" as officers put him in the vehicle.

During the six minute journey Mr Micheal could be heard repeating the word "Please".

On arrival, an officer told him "stand up mate. I'm not carrying you."

The court could hear groans as mr Michael was lead away.

The hearing continues.

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FLOODING: Latest advice from Cheshire Police

Cheshire Police are advising motorists to avoid the following areas which are affected by flooding:

  • Middlewich - areas around the Trent & Mersey canal
  • Northwich - town centre around the Bull Ring
  • Winsford - New Road
  • Warrington - Higham Avenue and surrounding areas
  • Bollington - Park Lane
  • Dutton (Near Frodsham) - areas surrounding the Trent and Mersey Canal.

Drivers are being advised to only make journeys that are 'absolutely necessary'.

In a statement, the force added:

"Due to continual heavy rain across the region overnight, parts of Cheshire have been subject to flooding and some of the counties roads have become impassable.

"There has been no requirement to evacuate any residents at this stage.

"Cheshire Police and other emergency services are working hard to ensure the safety of the local communities and road users, and urge motorists to only embark upon journeys that are absolutely necessary as driving conditions become increasingly difficult."

– Cheshire Police statement

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Shafilea sister in court

The younger sister of Shafilea Ahmed has denied that she made silent phone calls to intimidate a potential witness at the trial of her parents.

But under cross examination at Chester Crown Court, Mevish Ahmed said the phone calls, which were made to a friend last week, were all a joke.

Miss Ahmed's parents - Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed - both deny murdering Shafilea in 2003.

Correspondent Elaine Willcox has been following the case at Chester Crown Court.

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