THE father of the Strasbourg Christmas market gunman has revealed how he warned his obsessed son against supporting brutal ISIS. Abdelkrim Chekatt told French television that murderous Chérif believed the Islamic terror group was “fighting for a just cause”. The 29-year-old killed four people and seriously injured 12 others during his death spree on Tuesday night. He escaped after hijacking a taxi but was cornered by French cops and shot dead in the Neudorf area of the city following a two-day manhunt. His parents and two brothers were among seven arrested following the outrage, which sent shock waves throughout France. Prosecutors in Paris say they were later released due to the lack of incriminating evidence against them. Now Abdelkrim Chekatt has denied knowing his son - who he last saw just three days before the shootings - was plotting any kind of attack in his home city. “He’d say, for example, that Daesh (ISIS) is fighting for a just cause,” he … [Read more...] about Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Cherif Chekatt ‘supported ISIS’, claims his own dad
Help dads get custody
ABUSED by her alcoholic father as a child, taken into foster care at nine and left homeless as a teenager, the early years of Zinnia Young’s life were a nightmare. The 23-year-old, from Sunderland, spent her late teens sofa surfing, clinging to bad relationships and toxic friends because they could offer her a place to sleep which seemed safer than the streets. More than 18,000 young people under 25 are expected to spend Christmas homeless, according to Centrepoint. But two thirds of these will be hidden homeless because, like Zinnia, they risk sofa-surfing to escape the cold winter nights. Her teen years weren’t Zinnia’s first experience of homelessness. Growing up as the eldest of three girls, her parents would move often to avoid unwanted attention from social services - and the family even lived in a tent at one point. Speaking exclusively to Fabulous Online, Zinnia said: “My childhood was quite difficult. “When I was five my mum kicked my dad out so … [Read more...] about I was sexually abused by my cruel dad at 5, lost my beloved baby at 16 and was made homeless
SEB Franklin was a bit of a rogue when he arrived in Weatherfield but has since redeemed himself. Here's everything you need to know about him and whether or not he'll get custody of his twin siblings... Who is Seb Franklin in Coronation Street? Sebastian ‘Seb’ Franklin is the son of recovering drug addict Abi Franklin. He’s the older brother of twins Charlie and Lexi Franklin. He was first introduced on Coronation Street as Faye Windass’ good-for-nothing boyfriend. Her adopted mum Anna Windass and dad Tim Metcalfe disapproved of Faye and Seb’s relationship. Seb began working for Pat Phelan, which made Phelan’s archenemy Anna dislike him even more. He attacked Faye’s ex-boyfriend Jackson Hodge that resulted in Seb being sent to a Young Offenders’ Institute. Faye was banned from seeing him but secretly visited him with Phelan. When he was released Seb and Faye continued their relationship and Seb – with the help of his social worker … [Read more...] about Who is Seb Franklin in Coronation Street and will he get custody of twins Charlie and Lexi?
EASTENDERS is featuring a custody battle over 10-month old Abi Branning. But who is the baby and where are her parents? - here's everything you need to know... Who is baby Abi in EastEnders? Abi Branning Jr is the daughter of Abi Branning and Steven Beale in EastEnders. She was born prematurely on December 29, 2017 by c-section and named by her granddad Max Branning. Abi Jr was conceived in March 2017 when her mum had an affair with Steven, who Lauren was in a relationship with at the time. Steven wanted to stay with Lauren and was worried he was losing her to Josh Hemmings so he and Abi pretended he had a brain tumour so Lauren wouldn’t leave him. Abi and Steven grew closer as they schemed against Lauren and ended up having a relationship behind her back. Abi fell pregnant but didn’t tell Steven until he was dying in hospital. When Abi’s baby was born Max promised that he would take care of her and make things right after making so many mistakes with his … [Read more...] about Who is baby Abi in EastEnders, why is there a custody battle over her and what happened to her parents?
CORA Cross is back in EastEnders as the custody battle for baby Abi intensifies. But who is she and why does she want custody of her great-granddaughter? - here's everything you need to know... Who is Cora Cross in EastEnders? Cora Cross is the mother of Tanya and Rainie in EastEnders. The character is also the grandmother of Tanya and Max Branning’s children Lauren, Abi and Oscar. She is the great-grandmother of Lauren’s son Louie and Abi’s baby daughter, also named Abi in memory of her mum who died after falling from the roof of the Queen Vic while pregnant. Cora has been Max Branning’s mother-in-law twice over. He was married to Tanya until they split following his affair with Stacey Slater. In 2018 it was revealed that Max had married Tanya’s sister Rainie. They were married in a bid to make Max’s case for getting custody of baby Abi stronger, but soon began to develop feelings for each other. Cora’s biggest storylines have included her … [Read more...] about Who is Cora Cross in EastEnders who plays her and why is she in a custody battle with Max Branning?