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A BRITISH teenager that pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter over the stabbing death of a British soldier will be sentenced tomorrow.In a change of plea last month, Mohammed Abdulkadir Osman, 19, admitted killing Private David Lee Collins, 19, during a confrontation at a nightclub in Ayia Napa in the early hours of November 4 last year.His change of plea from not guilty to guilty saw charges against two of his friends being dropped. The two friends, who are now back in the UK put themselves at the scene of the crime but insisted they played no part in the violence.In mitigation yesterday, Osman’s legal team claimed there was no premeditation when his client stabbed the soldier, and asked the court for leniency... 17 comments
Changes to passport services for British nationalsTHE BRITISH Government is making changes to the passport service for British nationals living overseas. From April 15, the application process will be centralised and British nationals in Cyprus should submit their passport application to Identity and Passport Service (IPS) in the UK. This change follows reviews by the National Audit Office and is designed to achieve economies of scale, greater security and consistency in decision making. All British passports have enhanced sophisticated security features designed to reduce the likelihood of identity theft and passport fraud... Read on