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Good Samaritan is believed to have been involved in a collision after going to help a man who jumped

Police release CCTV footage showing rioters firing at officers

Footage of hooded thugs firing shots at police officers and a force helicopter during this month's riots has been released.

Birmingham deaths: police hunt continues

Detectives investigating the murders of three friends struck by a car while protecting shops from looters in Birmingham are seeking further suspects but continued to question three men arrested on Thursday.

More suspects sought in car probe

Detectives investigating the deaths of three men who were struck by a car while guarding shops from looters are seeking further suspects, an inquest heard tonight.

Mother hands in looting suspect, 15

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for looting after his mother handed him in to police as the hunt goes on for more suspects.

The Sketch: Cameron avoids the cutting question as clichés abound

The hurdles were set so low that it was like stepping off an escalator for David Cameron and Ed Miliband to make speeches that could be held to "rise to the level of events", the cliché eventually used by John Bercow, the Speaker. For the Prime Minister, the level was set by his deputy, now sitting behind him on his right, in a serious purple tie, looking up, frowning briefly and then looking to one side. Nick Clegg was reported in these pages on Wednesday as saying: "I wonder whether some of the youngsters out on the streets last night have really thought through the consequences of what they did. That's why they shouldn't do it again."

Video: CCTV of rioters released

The police are releasing CCTV in an attempt to catch suspected rioters and looters who have so far evaded arrest.

Teen held over Miss Selfridge arson

An 18-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a Miss Selfridge store in Manchester city centre was set alight.

CCTV bid to identify riot suspects

CCTV images capturing hooded rioters in the act have been released by Scotland Yard.

Walk of the Month: The Chilterns

Mark Rowe visits the Chilterns for a hiker's view of the countryside under threat from the proposed route of HS2

Mogul's son flees after CCTV film is posted online

The son of a Ukrainian media mogul has fled the country after CCTV footage which purports to show him punching a woman and dragging her by her hair across the floor was posted on YouTube. Roman Landik, 37, escaped a wave of public outrage at the 14-minute film of him allegedly assaulting 20-year-old model Maria Korshunova at a trendy café in the eastern city of Luhansk.

A new social network – communities use CCTV to crack crime

Rise in number of communal cameras that allow neighbours to look out for each other

Video: CCTV released of Oslo blast

CCTV footage of Friday's bomb blast in central Oslo has been released.

Police investigate who dumped laptop in the bin

A police investigation into why a laptop and paperwork were dumped in a bin near the riverside home of Rebekah Brooks gathered pace yesterday.

Prosecutors to drop 'significant' number of Fortnum protest cases

A "significant" number of the hundreds of cases bought against UK Uncut activists who stormed a central London department store in March are expected to be dropped, according to prosecutors.

Video: Armed robbery caught on CCTV

Police in Florida have released CCTV footage of an armed robbery at a car rental store.

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