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A man's body found on Saddleworth Moor in December 2015 -

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has finally been identified following an international

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Detectives pieced together CCTV footage, medical records

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and travel information to solve the mystery

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Today, he was finally named as David Lytton.

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For more than a year his identity was a mystery.

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Now we can finally put a name to the face.

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The body of 67-year-old David Lytton was found

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on Saddleworth Moor on December 12th 2015.

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He had no wallet, no ID, no phone and was

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David had been living in Pakistan, in Lahore, since 2006.

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Mr Lytton left Lahore in Pakistan on December 10th 2015 and arrived

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at London Heathrow the following day.

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He then took the train from the capital to

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Later he arrived at the Clarence pub in Saddleworth where he asked

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landlord Melvin Robinson directions to the top of the mountain.

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I always think back, could I have asked more questions?

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Could I have said this, could I have said that?

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With hindsight, everything is easy, isn't it?

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You know, at least we have got some conclusion now

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This is Dovestone Reservoir that Mr Lytton trekked

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Why he travelled such a distance and why he

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came to this location remains a mystery.

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Among the theories investigated and later discounted by

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detectives, whether Mr Lytton had a personal connection

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to a 1949 plane crash close to where his body was found.

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BBC journalist Jon Manel has followed the story closely from

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There are so many unanswered questions.

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A man who the police believed took his own life in December 2015

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and compounded by the fact they had no idea who he was for so long.

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He had been named Neil Dovestones by local mortuary workers

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because of where his body was discovered.

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David Lytton finally has his identiy back but he remains a man

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The family of a Blackpool couple who were killed while

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on holiday in Tunisia have told an inquest their lives have

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been torn apart by an evil and twisted ideology.

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Dennis and Elaine Thwaites were sunbathing on the beach

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at Sousse in June 2015 - when they were shot dead

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Elaine and Dennis of the weight's daughter Lindsay was that the court

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today with her husband Danny by her side. He read out a statement she

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had written. Of her mother, she said her heart is smashed into pieces. Of

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her father, I loved my dad. He was my shining light. They talked about

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the past and his former career as a footballer in the 1960s. He had a

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kick about with George Best in Minorca. They also talked about the

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future that they planned. They were going to celebrate the 70th birthday

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and that, of course, never happened. What did other witnesses say about

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this? Other witnesses described seeing them on the beach that

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morning, getting ready and getting the sun lounge is out. They then

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described the terror and panic that they realised the gunman was on the

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beach shooting indiscriminately at holiday-makers. One witness does we

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Army described later at the scene, two bodies on a sun lounge. You

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believed them to be Dennis and Elaine Thwaites but is not nor that

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for certain until you reached the UK and found out they had died. It is

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expected to be another four weeks before the coroner reaches his

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conclusion. Thank you very much. -- one witness described the scene.

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Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of a soldier

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from Middleton in Greater Manchester who died in a shooting

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Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington served with the 2nd Battalion Duke

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He was 22 and had only recently become a father.

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Crowds gathered as the service was relayed on speakers

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The daily catch limit on King Scallops has been

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It was introduced in November when there was a bumper crop

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of scallops and boats raced to land as many as they could.

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The government says the restrictions worked well but are no longer needed

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There's a call tonight for a Parliamentary debate -

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after it was announced many local people will be charged to cross

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Only people living in Halton, which sits either side of the river,

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But - as our Cheshire Political Reporter Phil McCann explains -

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the government's being accused of a U-turn.

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It's meant to be a ?62 million a year boost to the local economy.

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But it'll mean a ?1,000 a year cost at least

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to those who'll have to pay to cross the river and get back every day.

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And that will definitely include drivers who live in Frodsham.

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They're just five miles away from it, but unlike residents

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in the borough of Halton which contains the bridge,

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Why should they have to pay to cross the

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They should not have to do it really.

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As long as the other bridge is still operating and free.

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You're going to have to pay for that as well.

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But supporting local MPs at the last election,

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former chancellor George Osborne promised a review to see

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if the people of West Cheshire and Warrington could cross for free.

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This week's decision has dashed those hopes,

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and today Labour have called for answers.

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Can we have a debate so that the Government

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can explain why they have broken their promises to my constituents?

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While officials in Warrington have accused the Government of smoke

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I am very disappointed with the U-turn.

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That's what it's going to cost you, ?1,000 a year to actually

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A few miles up river in Warrington town centre will be the nearest

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place you can cross the Mersey for free

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That's because they'll be tolls on the old bridge, too.

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But the government says the cost of extending free travel

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That's because authorities on the other side of the water

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could have demanded free travel for their residents too.

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There are now calls for a compromise so people can continue to cross

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for free if they're going to work or a medical appointment.

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Others want a complete U-turn on the apparent U-turn.

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A playwright from Stockport says giving children a proper education

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in the arts will make Britain a better country.

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Simon Stephens wrote the stage version of The Curious Incident

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Current students from his old school have been to see

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I'm going to find out who really killed the dog.

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The play is based on Mark Haddon's book.

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It is the story of Christopher, a teenager with

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behavioural difficulties who sets out to discover who killed

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who uncovers truths about his own family on the way.

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Simon Stephens has won awards for his script.

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He went to Stockport School, or Mile End as it's known.

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He wants pupils from state schools to believe they are

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as entitled to a career in the arts as anyone else.

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I think education and the arts dignifies

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and empowers everybody with a spirit of empathy and communication.

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I think that makes the whole country better.

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It is not just about training artists, it is about making this

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Last night 200 Stockport School pupils

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went to the Lowry to see Simon's play.

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He has already been back to his old school to fire

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It was inspiring because he came from

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There is no limits to how small or big you can be in the theatre.

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I have always known I've wanted to do something like that but

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people are all suggesting different things.

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After the talk, I just felt it was a definitely

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a good option and I should follow what I want to do.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time runs in the Lowry

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A spectacular production, too, by the looks of it.

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Football and Manchester United are through to the final

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of the League Cup - but not without a scare.

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They lost the second leg of their semi-final 2-1

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at Hull City tonight - which meant that this

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Paul Pogba goal was crucial - to send them through

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They'll play Southampton in the final at Wembley

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Straight onto the weather. Another cold day today. A horrible day

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today. It has been very, very cold indeed. As we head through the next

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couple of days, it will gradually get milder. Our Weather Watcher is

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trying to catch the sun. It just peeping through the haze and the

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cloud. Current temperatures, the isle of man, for Celsius right now.

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Many other places where sub zero. The change in the direction makes a

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significant difference. Back to the Atlantic Fleet. Things will get

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milder. Fairly wet from time to time. Next week, that in double

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figures. The 11 Celsius. Back to the moment and we dream about double

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figures tonight because it is so very, very cold everywhere. Blue all

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over the map. Freezing for a very short while tonight. Not a

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widespread problem. The numbers on the charts, minus two Celsius. Many

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places minus five Celsius spells of sunshine initially but very, very

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short lived. We can see how cold it continues throughout the morning.

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The cloud rolls in quickly, blocking out anything to do with sunshine as

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the day goes on. BTL and of the day, this rain coming towards us. -- the

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end of the day. The outlook for the recount, yes, cloud and wet weather.

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The weekend. It's swings and

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roundabouts, higher temperatures but some rain as well.

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Good evening. It's been dry so far this January but as it draws to a

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close it looks like we will see some rain at last. It's been an

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interesting today a bitterly cold in Norfolk, way we kept the grey cloud

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all day and the grey cloud gave a dusting of snow in places. This is a

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lovely picture sent in from Sutton Coldfield. Rob Wales and much of

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Scotland it's been a beautiful day, lots of sunshine and temperatures,

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