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The Met Police have officially opened an investigation into claims of sexual assault against Russell Brand. Detectives say they have received a number of “non-recent allegations” from possible victims in London and elsewhere since the story first broke. An NHS hospital trust failed to send out 24,000 letters to patients because they “became lost” in its computer system, says BBC News. Since 2018, messages requiring sign-off from senior doctors at Newcastle Hospitals were placed in a folder that few staff knew existed, meaning “crucial tests and results may have been missed”. Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has backtracked after claiming he bought a gun engraved with his face. The Republican frontrunner posed with the “Trump edition” 9mm Glock (below) at a shop in South Carolina yesterday – but buying it, as his spokesman initially claimed he had done, would have been illegal, given the former president faces 91 criminal charges.