Ashworth apologises for offering ‘condolences’ to family of Liverpool bomber

Labour’s shadow secretary of state for health Jonathan Ashworth has apologised for yesterday offering his ‘condolences’ the family of the dead Liverpool bomber on Sky News.

Ashworth said today: “I misread the news ticker in an interview and thought a member of the public had now died. My deepest apologies for this mistake.”

Yesterday Ashworth had said: “Obviously we pay our respects and send our condolences to the family of the man who lost his life.

“And I would obviously like to thank our emergency services for the way they responded.”