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Police make new arrest after restaurant owner murder

Nelson Cheung Credit: Handout photo issued by the Police Service of Northern Ireland

Police have made a new arrest after a Chinese restaurant owner was run off the road and murdered in front of his wife.

A 25-year-old man is now being questioned over the death of Nelson Cheung, who had been travelling home shortly before midnight on Thursday when two vehicles forced him off the road in a remote area of Northern Ireland.

Police believe Mr Cheung, 65, was killed when the robbers who ran him off the road cut his throat in front of his wife. Winnie Cheung managed to escape and was treated in hospital for knife wounds.

Six other people, including two teenagers aged 14 and 16, are also being detained in connection with the murder and a 30-year-old man who was previously arrested has been released today.

12,700 homes remain without power in Scotland

More than 12,000 homes are still without power in north and west Scotland after strong winds and rain battered the area.

Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution said the electricity supply should be restored to the 12,700 customers by midnight.

Electricity has now been restored to just short of 100,000 customers since Friday, a spokesman said.


Thousands without power for third night after gales

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Thousands of people are starting a third day without power after gale force winds, ice and snow brought a weekend of disruption to Britain's transport and power networks

In Scotland, where winds reached up to 113mph, some homes in the very north of the country have been without electricity since Friday.

Engineers have been working in "treacherous and worsening conditions" to reconnect properties, while charity workers from the Red Cross have been working to reach vulnerable people and provide food, accommodation and generators where possible.

Thousands of homes without power in Scotland

Thousands of Scottish homes are still without power after gale force winds cut off electricity to parts of the Highlands and Western Isles.

Winds reached up to 113mph yesterday in Scotland and at the height of the power outage more than 100,000 properties were said to have been cut off - around 16,000 homes are reportedly still suffering from the outage.

Alan Broadbent, director of engineering at Scottish Hydro praised staff who had been working in the field to fix the problem in "some of the worst weather conditions" he had ever encountered.

He said: "If it is safe to do so, they [the engineers] will continue to work through the night."

Teens among six arrested after restaurant owner's murder

Two teenagers aged 14 and 16 are among six people who have been arrested by police investigating the murder of a Chinese restaurant owner.

Nelson Cheung, 65, was killed on Thursday after robbers forced his car off the road in a remote area of Northern Ireland.

It is believed his throat was cut and that he was murdered in front of his wife.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said four males aged between 14 and 43 and two females aged 16 and 32 have been arrested.

Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said: "These persons were all arrested today. However I would still appeal to anyone with information about this murder to contact detectives."

A 30-year-old man arrested yesterday remains in custody.

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Watch: dramatic footage of plane landing sideways in high winds

Leeds Bradford Airport has been unable to escape the consequences of the weather - this dramatic footage was taken by Steven Boocock yesterday (Friday January 9, 2015) as the wind gathered momentum the plane was forced to land sideways.

Today several flights in and out of the airport have been cancelled and some diverted to other airports.

Passengers are being advised to check the airport website before travelling


80mph winds forecast for Orkney and Shetland

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Orkney, Shetland, Highlands and Eilean Siar in Scotland with winds in excess of 80mph forecast for the region.

Gusts of 60-70mph are likely widely through the warning area, with gusts in excess of 80 mph possible locally throughout the weekend and into Monday, it said.

It said there was risk of disruption to both transport and power supplies.

Hundreds of home left without power in East Sussex

More than 1,000 homes were left without power in Crowborough, East Sussex, due to the high winds.

UK Power Networks said the cause of the power outage was still under investigation but that they were trying to reconnect people as quickly as possible.

A spokesman said: "Due to a high voltage fault in the Crowborough area at 9.08am, power was interrupted to 1,063 customers.

"We have so far restored power to 203 customers and our engineers are working as quickly as possible to restore the remaining customers, who we hope to have back on soon.

"UK Power Networks apologises to any customers affected."

Thousands without power after high winds in Scotland

Thousands of homes remain without power after high winds battered the north of the country, bringing major disruption to the transport network.

At the height of the problems more than 100,000 properties across the Highlands, islands, Aberdeenshire and the central belt of Scotland lost electricity as hurricane-force winds brought gusts of more than 100mph.

ITV News' Debi Edward reports from Stornoway:

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