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Woman, 40, arrested in murder inquiry

The post-mortem examination of a two-year-old boy is expected to be carried out in the coming days by a Home Office pathologist or specialist paediatric pathologist. Detectives are continuing to piece together information and urged members of the public with any information to get in touch.

At around 8.20am [on Saturday], following a report to police, officers attended an address in Champernowne, Modbury, where they found the body of a two-year-old boy.A 40-year-old local woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at Charles Cross police station, Plymouth.

– Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman

Police launch murder investigation after death of two-year-old boy

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a two-year-old boy. Officers were called to a home in Modbury, Devon, yesterday morning after the little boy's body was discovered by a member of the public.

Police confirmed they have arrested a woman and she is being questioned by officers on suspicion of murder. As well as carrying out door-to-door enquiries, police have also begun initial forensic work - although it is believed a post-mortem examination has yet to be carried out.


Mass murderer Breivik bemoans prison conditions

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has released a 27-page letter bemoaning his conditions in prison.

The 33-year-old, who murdered 77 people in 2011, is currently serving a 21-year sentence.

In the letter he bemoaned the "800" strip searches he has had and the fact that he does not enjoy 'enough' social interaction.

According to the New York Times, Breivik is also not satisfied with his three-suite cell - which is fitted with a television and exercise equipment.

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.

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