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Summary

  1. Berlin market attack suspect Anis Amri has been shot dead by police in Milan, prosecutors say
  2. Police say he was approached by officers during a routine patrol in the Sesto San Giovanni area on Friday
  3. One police officer was injured in the shoot-out but his life is not in danger
  4. German officials have confirmed Amri's fingerprints were found inside the truck used in Monday's attack
  5. Twelve people were killed and 49 wounded in Berlin on Monday evening

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By David Walker and Ian Westbrook

All times stated are UK

  1. Live coverage ends

    We are ending our live coverage but you can keep up to date with developments in our news story.

  2. Eurosceptics question Schengen agreement

    Leading Eurosceptics have blamed the Schengen agreement, which allows passport-free travel between many European Union states, for Anis Amri's easy journey across Europe.

    The Berlin truck attack suspect travelled by train from Germany to France and on to Italy, where he was killed in a shoot-out with police.

    Marine Le Pen, who leads France's far-right National Front party, said: "This escapade in at least two or three countries is symptomatic of the total security catastrophe that is the Schengen agreement."

    Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said on Twitter: "If the man shot in Milan is the Berlin killer, then the Schengen Area is proven to be a risk to public safety. It must go."

  3. UK security stepped up after attack

    Armed officers have already been patrolling Nottingham's Old Market Square
    Image caption: Armed officers have already been patrolling Nottingham's Old Market Square

    Security around the UK has been stepped up after the Berlin attack.

    In London, roads will be closed around Buckingham Palace during the changing of the guard ceremony, while armed officers will be on duty in Newcastle, the East Midlands and other cities around the country.

  4. Milan police 'not acting on tip-off'

    Police had no information that Anis Amri might have travelled to Milan, the city's police chief says. 

    Reports have suggested that patrols in the city were stepped up following a tip-off that the Berlin market attack suspect might be in the area. But Antonio De Iesu said the officers who encountered Amri were on a routine patrol. 

    "We had no intelligence that he could be in Milan," he told reporters. "They had no perception that it could be him otherwise they would have been much more cautious."

  5. Appeal raises more than £50,000 for lorry driver

    A campaign to raise money for the family of the Polish lorry driver Lukasz Urban, who died in Monday's attack, has gained more than £50,000 in donations.

    The online crowdfunding push was started by "fellow trucker" Dave Duncan from Otley, West Yorkshire, with 3,700 people offering money.  

  6. Did Amri have any accomplices?

    German's federal prosecutor, Peter Frank, has told a news conference that investigators are still trying to determine whether Anis Amri had help from any accomplices.

  7. Two terror arrests in Germany

    Candles and flowers laid as a tribute at the Breitscheidplatz market in Berlin

    A new terror alert has been sparked in Germany after two men were arrested on suspicion of planning an attack on a shopping centre in Oberhausen near the Dutch border.

    The brothers, aged 31 and 28 and born in Kosovo, were detained early on Friday in Duisburg, police say.

  8. Berlin police thank Milan counterparts

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    Berlin police have tweeted their thanks to their Italian counterparts, following the shoot-out in Milan in which Berlin Christmas market attack suspect Anis Amri was killed.

    "Thanks and a speedy recovery to our wounded colleagues," said the tweet in Italian and German on the Berlin Police twitter feed.  

  9. Freedom or security, Berlin asks

    Far-right protestors demonstrate with flags

    The BBC's Damien McGuinness has been looking at the impact of the Berlin attack on life there.

    For many Berliners, the one word most associated with their city is "freedom".

    So when Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller called this tragedy an "attack on our freedom", he meant an attack on the essential character of this city.

    You can read more of Damien's article here.

  10. Parents 'proud' of policeman

    The parents of Italian trainee police officer Luca Scata, who shot Anis Amri, have told Italian news agency Ansa that they are "extremely proud" of him.

  11. Amri's mother: 'It hurts so much'

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    Nour, mother of suspect Anis Amri , near her home in Oueslatia, Tunisia December 22, 2016.

    Anis Amri's mother has hit out at European authorities following the shooting of her son in Milan.

    “The security people in Italy and Germany are also partly responsible,” Nour El Houda Hassani said in an interview with German newspaper Deutsche Welle from her home in Tunisia. 

    "They had already caught him two or three times [before the Berlin attack]. Why did they not send him back to Tunisia? Why was he not sentenced? Why was he not arrested?" 

    She added: “It hurts so much. How could such a thing happen? I feel so bad for the innocents and also for my son."

  12. Italian PM praises officers

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    Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has praised the two young officers involved in the shoot-out.

    "Italy is proud of its security forces," he was quoted as saying by La Stampa website. 

    "We're especially grateful to the young officer on probation Cristian Movio, who was wounded, and to his colleague Luca Scata. The  officers demonstrated outstanding courage and professionalism." 

  13. Detailed view of shoot-out location

    BBC map showing scene of shooting in Milan
    Image caption: This BBC map shows the site of the shootout that killed Anis Amri outside the Sesto San Giovanni train station.
  14. Amri encounter 'probably more than luck'

    BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner has told the News Channel that the encounter with Anis Amri was "probably more than luck".

    "Italy was on alert for this guy, he had spent four years in Italy mostly in jail, and he was known already to the Italian authorities," he said. 

    "There was a degree of international co-operation here.

    "He probably made a mistake going back to Italy, he would have been probably trying to hide himself in the suburbs or indeed trying to get himself over to Syria.

    "It could have been luck but I suspect it was more of a tip-off."

  15. Amri 'travelled to Milan from France'

    Scene of shooting in Milan

    Railway tickets found on Amri's body showed he had travelled from Chambery in south-eastern France to Turin and then on to Milan, Italy's Ansa news agency says.

    Police had stepped up patrols in Milan following a tip off that Amri might be in the area, judicial sources quoted by Reuters say. 

  16. Who were the victims of the attack?

    Flowers at the attack site

    Details have started to emerge of some of the people who lost their lives in Monday's attack.

    They included Polish lorry driver Lukasz Urban, Israeli tourist Dalia Elyakim and Italian expatriate Fabrizia di Lorenzo.