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Austrailia Deport British Rapist

A British man who carried out a horrific sex attacks has been deported from Australia to the UK after serving a 12-year prison sentence.

Leslie Cunliffe posed as a policeman to kidnap a 21-year-old woman, then gagged, blindfolded and bound her, strapped a fake bomb to her body and raped her.

He also demanded a A$1m ransom from her family during the attack in May 1999 in Geelong, near Melbourne.

He was released from prison in April last year after serving a 12 year sentence. The Australian authorities then cancelled his visa on "character" grounds under a provision in their Immigration Act that allows them to expel people convicted of serious offences.

Cunliffe last month lost his appeal over the deportation and is expected to arrive at Heathrow next Thursday.

Teenager Accused Of Murder Of British Tourist

A court has heard how a teenager accused of murdering two British tourists told a friend he had killed them.

James Kouzaris, 24, and James Cooper, 25, were shot dead in the rundown Newtown area of Sarasota, Florida, in April last year while on holiday with Mr Cooper's family.

They drunkenly stumbled into the rundown public housing project known as The Courts.

At the opening of the trial in Sarasota on Thursday, the court heard that as Shawn Tyson allegedly tried to rob them, the men begged to be let go and return home. Tyson, 17, denies two counts of first-degree murder but if convicted faces life in jail without parole.

Petrol Prices Break 140p Barrier

The average cost of a litre of unleaded petrol in the UK has broken through the 140p mark for the first time, causing more misery for motorists already disappointed by the chancellor's decision not to cancel a fuel duty increase set for August.

Figures from the AA show drivers are now paying an average of 140.20p a litre – almost 8p a litre more than at the start of the year. The price of diesel has also hit a new record of 146.72p.

AA spokesman Luke Bosdet said that although oil prices had fallen slightly, the market remained volatile and further rises could not be ruled out.





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