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Two men charged with manslaughter

Rakesh Desoura Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police investigating the death of Rakesh Desoura in Uxbridge have charged two men with his manslaughter. Mr Desoura died after he was assaulted on 18 September.

55-year-old Harkitan Singh Tiwana from Uxbridge and 30-year-old Bikram Multani from Southall appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court earlier today. They were both remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on 6 October.

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Alice Gross: Biggest search operation since 7/7

Alice Gross. Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Scotland Yard has confirmed that the hunt for missing schoolgirl Alice Gross is the biggest search operation since the 7/7 bombings in 2005.

The Metropolitan Police has been searching for the 14-year-old since she went missing on 24 August. They've deployed 600 officers from eight forces to search nine square miles of open land and 3.4 miles of canals and rivers.

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Police search former home of Alice Gross suspect

A second house being searched in connection with the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross is a former home of official suspect Arnis Zalkalns, the owner has said.

Radoslav Andric said he last saw Zalkalns at the rental property in Hanwell, west London, two days before Alice went missing.

The second house being searched was a former home of suspect Arnis Zalkalns. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

He said the Latvian builder moved out of the property more than a year ago, but had returned to see friends.

Mr Andric said he believed Zalkalns had come back because his bike was not working properly.

House searched in west London

Channel Five reporter Sally Lockwood says police in forensic suits are searching a house on Boston Road in west London, close to where missing Alice Gross vanished.

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Farage dig at EU rules after Latvian murderer arrested

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has commented on the Alice Gross disappearance investigation after a Latvian man was named by police as a suspect in the case.

Farage wrote on Twitter that European Union rules mean the UK is unable to prevent people such as Arnis Zalkalns, who has a murder conviction in Latvia, from entering the country.

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