The brother of a Lancashire man who took four people hostage at a Reform temple in the US before being shot dead has demanded answers about how he was allowed to travel, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Malik Faisal Akram, 44, from Blackburn, held four hostages at the Congregation Beth Israel temple in Colleyville, Texas, US. All of the hostages were released without being injured, but Akram was shot and killed by the FBI a short time later.

Two teenagers have since been detained in south Manchester by officers from Counter Terror Policing North West in connection with the hostage attack.

Speaking to Sky News, Akram’s brother, Gulbar demanded more information about how the incident had been allowed to unfold.... Read More: Manchester Evening News