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Police hunt after ‘threats to throw’ Exeter pro-Brexit protesters from BRIDGE

Police hunt after ‘threats to throw’ Exeter pro-Brexit protesters from BRIDGE

A police manhunt has been launched after drama struck a Pro-Brexit protest on a bridge over a busy Exeter city centre road.

Alison Sheridan, who describes herself as a ‘passionate Brexiteer’, claims her fellow campaigner Frankie Rufolo was “grabbed around his waist” in attempt to throw him from a footbridge over Western Way.

An ensuing argument also involved verbal threats.

Police are now hunting for the man said to be responsible, who was wearing an “EU flag pin”, dark clothing and a hat.

Alison is UKIP chair for Exeter and a campaigner for Leave Means Leave. News of the incident has been shared by Far Right television personality Katie Hopkins.

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Australian Cardinal Pell, top Vatican official, found guilty of sexual abuse

Australian Cardinal Pell, top Vatican official, found guilty of sexual abuse

MELBOURNE/VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – An Australian court has found Cardinal George Pell, one of the highest ranking Vatican officials and a former top adviser to Pope Francis, guilty on five charges of child sexual offences committed more than two decades ago against 13-year-old boys.

The verdict was made public on Tuesday following the lifting of a court suppression order on the trial, after a second abuse case against Pell — the most senior Catholic clergyman worldwide to be convicted for child sex offences — was dropped by the prosecution.

Pell’s lawyers have said they will appeal the verdict, which embarrassed the Vatican because it became public just two days after a major conference on preventing sex abuse. He had pleaded not guilty to all five charges.

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