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UK coronavirus live: Minister says big rise in Germanys R rate concerning as PM plans further lockdown easing







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Second victim of Reading terror attack named as US citizen

Good morning. I’m Andrew Sparrow, taking over from Josh Halliday.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has named Joe Ritchie-Bennett, an American, as one of the three people killed in the Reading terror attack. He is the second victim to be named, after James Furlong, a history teacher.

According to the Inquirer, Ritchie-Bennett, 39, had lived in Britain for about 15 years. He worked for a London law firm before joining a pharmaceutical company in Reading.

This is from the US ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson.

Ambassador Johnson
(@USAmbUK)

I offer my deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the attack on June 20. To our great sorrow, this includes an American citizen. Our thoughts are with all those affected. We condemn the attack absolutely and have offered our assistance to British law enforcement.


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Minister says sharp rise in Germany’s R number ‘concerning’ as PM prepared to ease lockdown further

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Police face ‘wicked problem’ monitoring 40,000 potential terror suspects – ex-Met chief

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