Sir Michael Fallon's written a letter apologising to the mum of a Tamworth soldier - who was killed by a roadside bomb.
WATCH: CCTV Footage After Attack In Birmingham
Police are still looking for four men who attacked two friends on a night out in Birmingham three months ago.
The pair were sitting on the steps in the Arcadian just after midnight on Friday 29 August when four men asked them for cash.
When they refused the group kicked them to their heads and faces repeatedly.
Police have now released CCTV footage of the group they would like to trace.
Investigating officer DC Alexandrea Backrath said: "This was a brutal attack on two young men who were just taking a breather while on an evening out.
All four are described as aged between 17 and 20 with short dark hair and average height. One wore a dark top with a white stripe down the arm, another wore a navy top and the other two wore dark clothing.
A Black Country man's been jailed for life for stabbing his partner. Ronald Cooke attacked Tina Billingham at their home.
The family of 20 year-old Callum Lees, who was stabbed to death at a house party in Solihull, have paid tribute as they appeal for his killer to come forward.
The binmen strike in Birmingham by members of Unite the union has been suspended.
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