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A teenager today become the 17th person to be convicted over the mob killing of a schoolboy inside a central London station after a clash between pupils from rival schools.

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A man has survived being pushed onto a 750-volt live track at a crowded railway station after trying to defuse a violent argument.

Jacob Michael was pepper sprayed by police and beaten with batons

Father to appeal to runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest

The father of maths teacher Jeremy Forrest will today make a public appeal for his son to return home with his runaway teenage pupil, Megan Stammers.

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A care assistant was jailed today after she was caught on a hidden camera hitting and abusing a vulnerable 89-year-old woman in her care.

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