Pictures of smiling child actor Terry Sue-Patt in character as Grange Hill pupil Benny Green, will bring back warm memories of a late-1970s innocence for many people who grew up with the ground-breaking BBC children’s drama.

The contrast with his death at the age of just 50 makes those images more heartbreaking.

Sue-Patt, whose body was discovered in his east London flat on Friday, is the third former child star to meet an early death in recent weeks. Last month, Sawyer Sweeten, star of hit US show Everybody Loves Raymond,

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New York (CNN)Two women are suing a corrections officer at Rikers Island and the city of New York, claiming that they were raped repeatedly by the officer with the complacency and consent of the city.

The explosive class action filed on Tuesday in federal court details reports of serial rape and sexual abuse by eight corrections officers at the all-female Rose M. Singer Center in the New York City jail complex, including a case where an inmate was dragged into a janitor’s closet and another where the inmate became pregnant.

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The total number of British men and women left wounded or sick after wars in Afghanistan and Iraq could be almost 75,000 – and more than a quarter may develop mental health problems, Help for Heroes believes.

Freedom of Information Act data obtained from the Ministry of Defence by the charity shows that 220,560 troops were sent to Afghanistan and Iraq between January 2001 and March 2014.

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A Nigerian man has been committed to a mental institute in Kano state despite being given a clean bill of health because he declared he did not believe in God, a humanist charity has said.

Mubarak Bala is being held against his will and forcibly medicated at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, where he has been kept since 13 June, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) reports.

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A convicted serial killer who killed himself in an Arizona prison last year was hoarding antidepressants from a fellow inmate in the months before his death, according to a state prison investigation.

An Arizona Department of Corrections report released this week said the inmate gave 40-year-old Dale Hausner four to five amitriptyline pills a week over a two-month period at a Florence prison.

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