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Four arrested over attempted murder in Ascot

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was run over following an argument at a pub.

A 24-year-old was hit by a Volkswagen Golf R32 as he was walking near to the Esso Garage in Ascot, Berkshire, in the early hours of this morning.

He was rushed to hospital and is in a critical condition.

Four men are in police custody.

"Although we are in the early stages of the investigation, we believe that the injured man was possibly involved in a previous altercation at the Club One pub with a group of other men. It is vital that anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the collision, or the man in the club prior to this and has information to help us with our investigation, comes forward and speaks to the police."

– Thames Valley Police spokesman

The High Street in Ascot was closed following the incident at 3.20am as the police carried out their investigation.

The road is expected to be closed for several hours.

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Ulster man dies in vicious attack

A 47-year-old man died in what police described as a vicious attack.

The victim, who was in a critical condition in hospital, died from his injuries.

Police arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the serious assault, following the attack in the Dromore Street area of Ballynahinch.

Detectives in Downpatrick are quizzing him about the attack which was reported at around 12.45am.


Teenager held in murder probe

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman, Dorset Police said.

The teenager was held after officers attended an address in Benville Road, Weymouth, Dorset, after reports that a woman had been injured.

When police arrived at the property at 1.06pm they discovered the woman's body.

Police said the woman's relatives have not yet been informed.

Moroccan police arrest murder suspect

Northamptonshire Police say police in Morocco have arrested a man wanted on suspicion of murdering a family of four. A spokesman said:

Detectives hunting for Anxiang Du have been informed by Moroccan law enforcement authorities that a man they strongly believe to be the suspect has been arrested.

The arrest happened on Saturday afternoon at a premises in Tangier and authorities believe that the visit by Northamptonshire detectives to Madrid earlier in the week played a significant part in the suspect's apprehension. Officers will now be progressing a formal application for extradition with the Home Office.

– A police spokeswoman

Man arrested in connection with four murders

Handout photo issued by Northamptonshire Police of Anxiang Du Credit: PA

Police in Morocco have arrested a man believed to be a Chinese businessman wanted on suspicion of murdering a family of four.

Anxiang Du, 53, is thought to have fled the UK shortly after the deaths of university lecturer Jifeng "Jeff" Ding, his wife Ge "Helen" Chui and their two daughters Alice, 12, and Xing, 18.

The family were found stabbed to death at their home in Wootton, Northamptonshire, on April 29 last year - the same day as the royal wedding.

Northamptonshire Police said a man believed to be Du was arrested yesterday afternoon in Tangier.


Man charged with Bristol woman's murder

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman, police said tonight. Barach Bandavad, 38, is accused of killing 58-year-old Judith Ege on June 30 and will appear before Bristol Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

He faces a separate robbery charge, which he is alleged to have committed on the same day, Avon and Somerset Police said. Detectives had made a public appeal for Bandavad following an incident at an address in Highbury Road, Horfield, Bristol, at around midday on Saturday.

Bandavad, from Bristol, was later found in the Southmead area of the city and arrested. A post-mortem examination confirmed Judith Ege had been stabbed.

17-year-old boy stabbed to death at Reading club

The victim of a fatal stabbing at a nightclub was a 17-year-old boy, it was revealed tonight. The teenager, named by police as Jordan Malutshi from London, was knifed in the heart at the Face Bar in Reading.

A murder inquiry has begun into the killing which has been described as an "isolated incident" by police. Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Mahon, of the force's major crime unit, said tonight:

This was an isolated incident in which a young man needlessly lost his life.

We have a team of detectives working on the case and are committed to carrying out a full and thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to this tragic incident.

We know there were a large number of people in the Face Bar at the time of the incident and I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information which could assist our ongoing inquiry, to call us.

Anyone with information is asked to call Thames Valley Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Murder probe after stabbing at club

A murder inquiry has been launched after a man was stabbed in the chest at a nightclub in Reading, Thames Valley Police said.

Officers were called to the Face Bar in Chatham Street, Reading, Berkshire, following reports that a man had been injured at around 3.50am today.

The victim, whose identity and age have not been disclosed, was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital but died a short time later.

"The incident is being treated as murder and a full inquiry has been launched."

– Thames Valley Police spokesman
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