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Sentencing due over 'terrror plot'

A court is due to hear the case of a a 15-year-old boy from Blackburn who has admitted encouraging an Islamic State-inspired terror attack targeting police officers at an Anzac Day parade in Australia.

ITV News correspondent Matt O'Donoghue is at Manchester Crown Court.

Pictured: Past and present patients tour Alder Hey's new home

University lecturer flees court as jury considers charges of downloading indecent images of children

Julian Myerscough is originally from Manchester. Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are searching for a former law lecturer who fled court shortly before being convicted of downloading indecent images of children.

Julian Myerscough, 53, who is from Manchester but had worked as a criminal law lecturer at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, disappeared from Ipswich Crown Court yesterday.

The jury was considering verdicts over allegations of downloading child pornography and breaching a sexual offences prevention order at the time.

He was found guilty of all counts shortly after disappearing, Suffolk Police said.

Myerscough is believed to have boarded a train to London

Anyone with information should contact police.

Alder Hey opens new £250m children's hospital

The new Alder Hey Children's Hospital has cost £250m Credit: Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Alder Hey's new children's hospital opens today, as patients begin moving across from its old building.

The £250m development is designed to offer state-of-the-art care. It will take five days to transfer every sick youngster from the existing site. After the old hospital is demolished next year, parkland will created to surround its replacement.

Young patients will move in over the next five days Credit: Alder Hey Children's Hospital


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