Emma Murphy

ITV News Correspondent

Emma Murphy is a Correspondent for ITV News. She is based in the UK, but covers major stories across the world.

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Major calls for 'transparent inquiry' into Nemstov killing

Former UK Prime Minister John Major has spoken of the need for an "open, transparent inquiry" into the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

In Moscow at the request of current Prime Minister David Cameron, Mr Major told ITV News that he had visited Russia on many occasions in the past, but said the funeral of Putin critic Nemtsov had "got to be the saddest".

Mr Major said he "liked and admired" Nemtsov, and said his death was a "tragedy" - though refused to say whether he believed the killing was state-sponsored.

He said an "open, transparent inquiry" into his death was crucial, saying it was important not just for Nemtsov and those close to him, but for Russia and the Russian people too.

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New Yorkers told to get off roads as blizzard approaches

Emergency alerts have been sent to all mobile phones in New York warning people to get their vehicles off the road by 11pm local - 4am UK time.

Minimum fines of $300 will be imposed on those breaching the curfew - already the streets are deserted.

Forecasters have warned of a 'potentially historic' blizzard in parts of north-east US. Credit: ITV News/Emma Murphy
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Hundreds at Muslim cemetery for terror attack officer

Ahmed Merabet's coffin was driven through the streets of Paris, covered with the tricolore and taken to his local mosque in Bobigny.

People carry the coffin of Police officer Ahmed Merabet, covered with a French flag, during funerals at the Muslim cemetery in Bobigny, outside Paris Credit: Reuters

It was a journey along the streets he had once patrolled and waiting for the arrival of the coffin were hundreds of family and friends, along with those police officers with whom officer Merabet had served.

Ahmed Merabet's coffin was driven through the streets of Paris, covered with the tricolore and taken to his local mosque in Bobigny Credit: Twitter

They wore full ceremonial uniform with a black ribbon over their police badge to mark their loss.

We have been speaking to one of the Imams here, we have also been speaking to representatives of the Jewish community. They are very, very anxious to stress they want religious tolerance.

But as those conversations were going on, all around the graveyard were heavily armed officers, a measure of just how nervous this city is now.

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Gunmen 'may not have realised they had print works hostage'

Forces from the ministry of the interior have suggested this evening that actually the gunmen didn't realise that they had a hostage in the print works building in Dammartin.

It has been suggested the 27-year-old who was thought to have been being held hostage by gunmen was actually hiding and that he'd got into some sort of cupboard or cardboard box and as a result of that he was able to feed information back to the police officers about the two men who were in the building - absolutely crucial as they made their preparations to storm it.

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Man 'hid from gunmen inside Dammartin siege site'

The are reports there may have been a man hiding inside the Dammartin print works when terrorist brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi took it hostage.

At first it was thought the 27-year-old was a hostage but it now believed he was hiding and feeding information to police by phone during the eight-hour siege.

In that way they were able to build up a picture of exactly what weaponry the men had and also, what they were doing with their time.

If that is the case, it will have been absolutely crucial to the police's decision making when they thought it was the appropriate moment to storm it.

ITV News Senior Correspondent Emma Murphy reports from Dammartin.

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'Great relief' now terrorist brothers are dead

Police stormed the building in Dammartin and killed two hostage-takers. Credit: Reuters/Eric Gaillard

There is very great relief here tonight that the two men who terrorised this nation are no more and that they are not holed up in that building in Dammartin.

We've started to get information about what may have gone on in that office building during the course of the day. It was around eight hours that they were in there.

There was a thought, that still remains, that a 27-year-old man in the building at the time was a hostage but we are getting reports now that that may not have been the case.

He may actually have been able to hide and as a result of that he was feeding information to the police, presumably by phone, and in that way they were able to build up a picture of exactly what weaponry the men had and also what they were doing with their time.

If that is the case it will have been crucial to the police's decision making when they though it was the appropriate moment to go into that office.

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