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What the papers say – April 5

The death of former England star Ray Wilkins also makes the front pages.

What the papers say - April 5
What the papers say - April 5

The arrest of a pensioner after a stabbed burglar died in south-east London leads many of Thursday’s papers, with the Salisbury latest, gender pay gap and school meals also making an appearance.

The Times reports the British security services have uncovered the location of the laboratory in Russia where the nerve agent used in the Salisbury attack was manufactured.

The Daily Telegraph is one of a number of papers to cover the arrest of a 78-year-old on suspicion of murder after the death of a burglar – with the paper reporting campaigners say he should not face charges.

The Guardian leads on the gender pay gap, with the paper reporting four out of five firms pay men more than women.

Trade wars and their impact on the markets lead the Financial Times, which reports global investors are “braced” for the feud to be stepped up.

The Metro carries a picture of Ray Wilkins who has died at 61 along with coverage of events in Hither Green.

The i also features the homeowner being arrested, saying he confronted the armed intruder in his kitchen.

The Independent carries a report that up to 100,000 children will lose free school meals following changes to benefit rules.

The Daily Mirror runs with tributes to Ray Wilkins and the outrage following the arrest of the pensioner.

The Daily Mail runs with the same story, saying the case will “reignite the debate about the rights of homeowners to defend themselves”.

The Daily Express also carries the same tale.

While the Daily Star leads on the death of Ray Wilkins, calling him a Three Lions legend.

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