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Fans remember George Michael on what would have been the star's 54th birthday

Fans remember George Michael Credit: Press Association image

Take That's Gary Barlow has remembered singer George Michael on what would have been his 54th birthday.

The singer posted an old photograph of himself posing with Michael to his more than 130,000 Instagram followers with the simple message: "Happy Birthday George".

George Michael died in December last year at the age of 53.

His body was found by his former partner, hairdresser Fadi Fawaz, at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on Christmas Day.

Birthday memorial for George Michael Credit: Press Association image

Hundreds of George Michael fans have converged on Goring-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. Commemorations have been held at the Catherine Wheel Pub, where he was a regular. Flowers have also been left outside the singer's home.

Fans pay tribute to George Michael as they gather for his birthday.


Woman dies in accident at cliffs in Sussex

Woman does in cliff fall Credit: Press Association image

Sussex Police say early enquiries into the death of a woman at Seven Sisters Country Park indicate it was a tragic accident.

Police, fire, coastguard and ambulance were called to Cuckmere Haven where the body of a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was found at the foot of the cliff.

It happened on Thursday afternoon, 22nd June.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Cliff fall death Credit: Press Association image

Whilst we cannot speculate exactly how the woman died, early enquiries suggest this was a tragic accident. We are continuing to appeal for witnesses as part of the investigation, however the full circumstances will be subject to an inquest and we will not be releasing any further information at this stage. The coroner for East Sussex has been informed and we are currently making attempts to notify the next of kin.

– District Commander Emma Brice

We’d like to remind people to take care around cliff tops and stay well away from the edge, especially in light of the recent incidents at Seaford Head. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest the woman’s death occurred as a result of an erosion to the cliff and it is in no way connected to the Seaford Head incidents.

– Inspector John Adams

Southampton pensioner robbed of jewellery - do you recognise these men?

E-fit of burglar Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police have released E-fits of two men they would like to identify in connection with a distraction burglary incident in Southampton.

Distraction burglary Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

A woman in her 80s answered her door in the Shirley area to two men who offered to carry out guttering improvement work.

Whilst one of the men talked to the woman about the work, the other man searched her home.

Both men left having stolen a quantity of jewellery including gold rings, chains and bracelets.

Jailed for life for murder in Oxford

A man has been jailed for life for the murder of father in Oxford, whom he stabbed with a kitchen knife. Egidio Da Silva Alves admitted killing Domingos Romalho in Headington in February.

Egidio Da Silva Alves jailed for life Credit: Thames Valley Police

A court heard the two men had been embroiled in a family feud. Alves will serve a minimum of twenty years and ten months.

No sentence will ever be enough, it won’t bring Adomi back. It’s over now, I hope my husband can rest in peace, we must now try to move on with our lives. We would like to thank the Police, CPS, the people who tried to help Adomi that day and my family and friends who have been supportive throughout.

– Statement from Adomi's family

This sentence reflects the severity of the crime that Da Silva Alves committed, which tragically led to the death of Domingos Romalho. The loss of Domingos was one that his loved ones felt deeply and my thoughts are with them at this difficult time. I would like to praise the bravery and courage of those who witnessed this horrific incident. Whilst we would never advise members of the public to risk their own safety and intervene, in this instance they acted courageously to stop the attack, to disarm Alves and provide first aid to Domingos before the emergency services arrived. I’d also like to thank all of those who have worked tirelessly on this case, in order to bring this dangerous offender to justice.

– Detective Inspector Dave Hubbard
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