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Newspaper headlines: The 'villain who picked the wrong OAP'

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Newspaper headlines: The ‘villain who picked the wrong OAP’


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The man who died allegedly at the hands of a pensioner in a home struggle has been named as Henry Vincent, the Mirror reports. The paper focuses on his criminal past, alleging he was a “career crook”.

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The Express also leads on Mr Vincent’s history, claiming he “preyed” on the elderly.

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A picture of Mr Vincent, 37, is featured on the front of the Mail.

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The Telegraph reports that Justice Secretary David Gauke expressed “sympathies” with homeowners who take on intruders but declined to comment on specific cases.

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“Let him go!”, says the Star as the 78-year-old, named locally as Richard Osborn-Brooks is bailed after the death. It reports campaigners have called for him not to face charges.

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The Guardian leads on an accusation by a former Met police officer, Victor Olisa, that Scotland Yard has “lost control of the streets”. He tells the paper people have spoken of no longer seeing police out in the community. It reports Mr Olisa blames the limited presence and rise in crime on budget cuts and new demands.

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“The worst violence that I’ve ever seen” is how Tottenham MP David Lammy describes the spate of attacks in London, says the Metro. The paper says Mr Lammy is “scared for the safety of his teenage son” and blames gang feuds over illegal drugs for the rise in crime. The latest attacks mean more than 50 people have been killed in the capital this year.

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Meanwhile the i says Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with nerve agent Novichok alongside her father, has said she will not talk to Russia. It adds Ms Skripal may soon be released from hospital as she says her strength “is growing daily”.

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The Times reports intelligence officers have been told the source of the chemical was a Russian military research base. It says the Novichok nerve agent was made at the Shikhany lab in south west Russia, which is the country’s equivalent of the UK’s Porton Down. The paper adds the levels of the chemical detected at the Russian facility suggested the weapon was used for targeted killings.

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Firms that failed to meet the gender pay deadline should be punished, reports the Financial Times. It carries the message from the parliament’s equality committee after some 1,500 companies did not file the required figures. The paper says Maria Miller, who chairs the panel, has suggested the Equality and Human Rights Commission has the option to take legal action against them, including imposing unlimited fines.

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The Sun reveals the amount stars who presented Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer were paid. Channel 4 told the paper those contracted donated “significant” percentages of the fees to charity and the celebrities’ involvement had contributed to the millions raised.

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