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Inside Line Of Duty star Martin Compston’s Las Vegas home with wife Tianna Flynn

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The nation is eagerly awaiting the hotly-anticipated finale of Line Of Duty on Sunday, in which fans are hoping the identity of the elusive ‘H’ will finally be unveiled.

Yet away from the show, Martin Compston’s real life in Las Vegas is a million miles away from the gritty world of AC-12 as he swaps nicking bent coppers for a relaxing life in the sunshine – because, as he puts it, you get more for your money in America.

The actor, 36, – who plays Steve Arnott in the hit BBC drama – relocated Stateside in 2019 with his American wife Tianna Flynn, their baby boy, and their pet pitbull King, where they snapped up a sprawling four-bed mansion in Nevada – which boasts a spa, and even a solar-heated swimming pool – for $420,000.

Inside Martin Compston's $420,000 Las Vegas Mansion: The Line Of Duty star (L) gives fans a glimpse into his stunning home where he enjoys beers by the outdoor pool with his bikini-clad wife Tianna

Relaxing: Tianna pictured enjoying their heated swimming pool

Inside Martin Compston’s $420,000 Las Vegas Mansion: The Line Of Duty star (L) gives fans a glimpse into his stunning home where he enjoys beers by the outdoor pool with his bikini-clad wife Tianna (R)

Martin and Tianna, who married in 2016 at Mar Hall, Renfrewshire, live two streets away from Tianna’s mother, and they set up in Vegas to put down roots after previously living in Los Angeles and London.

Martin and Tianna met in 2013 following the demise of his relationship with girlfriend of five years, Stacey McKelvie. 

Actress Tianna hails from the US – and she and Martin met at the Hudson Hotel in LA, where she was working as a nightclub manager. She prefers to remain Stateside when Martin films in the UK.     

Stunning: The Line Of Duty star bought the sprawling four-bed mansion in Nevada in 2019 for £300,000, after he relocated to the United States in 2019 with his wife

Stunning: The Line Of Duty star bought the sprawling four-bed mansion in Nevada in 2019 for £300,000, after he relocated to the United States in 2019 with his wife

The star recently said it makes sense when he travels for work for Tianna to be near her family, especially after welcoming their first child last year, whose name has not been revealed. 

As well as his sunny Vegas home, Martin also has a place in Greenock in Scotland – his hometown, and he flits between the two – but says Greenock feels more like home to him.  

He told Weekend Magazine: ‘We have a place in Greenock and a place in Vegas and, I’m going to sound like a p***k saying this, but I kind of see Greenock as home, and Vegas as a holiday home.’  

Home: The happy couple live two streets away from Tianna's mother, and they set up in Vegas to put down roots after previously living in Los Angeles and London, they also own a home in Greenock where Martin grew up

Home: The happy couple live two streets away from Tianna’s mother, and they set up in Vegas to put down roots after previously living in Los Angeles and London, they also own a home in Greenock where Martin grew up

Star of the small screen: Martin portrays DS Steve Arnott in Line Of Duty (pictured with Vicky McClure) and the nation is eagerly awaiting the hotly-anticipated finale on Sunday, in which fans are hoping the identity of 'H' will finally be unveiled

Star of the small screen: Martin portrays DS Steve Arnott in Line Of Duty (pictured with Vicky McClure) and the nation is eagerly awaiting the hotly-anticipated finale on Sunday, in which fans are hoping the identity of ‘H’ will finally be unveiled

Wow: Martin and Tianna were keen to buy a house with a pool, and they lucked out with their mansion as it boasts a spa, and even a solar-heated swimming pool

Wow: Martin and Tianna were keen to buy a house with a pool, and they lucked out with their mansion as it boasts a spa, and even a solar-heated swimming pool

The star splits his time between the two countries but has previously spoken about how much he loves their swimming pool in Vegas, telling The Sunday Post: ‘I love it. The weather is great, obviously, and compared to Los Angeles and London you get so much more for your money.

‘I’ve never been flash with anything. I’ve never really spent my money or liked fancy cars, so we saved to hopefully get a bit of a dream home.

‘I wanted to get a place with a pool. It’s an incredible feeling when you’re from Greenock and you can get your family over to stay and you’ve got a swimming pool out your back.’ 

The couple were keen to buy a house with a pool, and they lucked out with their mansion as it is not only heated it has a built-in Jacuzzi as well as the main swimming area. 

Loved-up: The couple married in 2016 at Mar Hall, Renfrewshire (pictured) after they met in 2013

Loved-up: The couple married in 2016 at Mar Hall, Renfrewshire (pictured) after they met in 2013 

Sweet: The Line of Duty star took to Instagram in June 2019 to mark their three year anniversary by sharing a picture of Tianna on their special day

Sweet: The Line of Duty star took to Instagram in June 2019 to mark their three year anniversary by sharing a picture of Tianna on their special day 

The couple have often shared pictures while luxuriating in the pool, with their pooch King often joining them so that he can cool off in the water.

One such selfie shows that the pool has plenty of space around it for them to put sun loungers and have tables for guests if they are keen to enjoy an al-fresco dinner with their loved ones. 

That’s not all they can enjoy outdoors as they also have a chic garden area, that has been well maintained and features a number of flora and a stone pathway.   

While Martin has been quiet on social media about fatherhood, he told Weekend Magazine this month: ‘Being a new parent is exhilarating but tough, and it’s harder if you’re living it in the public eye. 

‘I don’t think I’m being overly private – everyone who needs to know my kid, knows him.’  

Relocation: Martin lives in Las Vegas because his wife Tianna is from there, and he recently said it makes sense, when he travels for work, for her to be near her family, especially after welcoming their first child last year

Happy: Tianna has clearly enjoyed living in her hometown

Relocation: Martin lives in Las Vegas because his wife Tianna is from there, and he recently said it makes sense, when he travels for work, for her to be near her family, especially after welcoming their first child last year 

Gorgeous: Inside, their home is incredibly spacious with their entryway sure to be a welcome site to guests with its bright open-plan design and spiral staircase

Gorgeous: Inside, their home is incredibly spacious with their entryway sure to be a welcome site to guests with its bright open-plan design and spiral staircase

Inside, their home is incredibly spacious with their entryway sure to be a welcome site to guests with its bright open-plan design and spiral staircase.

Martin and Tianna have made sure to add a personal touch to their abode by putting up a number of family photographs on the wall on the way up the stairs.

As well as a hanging light, they have also decorated the entryway with a plush sofa, a quirky rug and a red floral arrangement that catches the eye. 

Great set-up: They also have a spacious games room where the couple can enjoy a game of table tennis, either against each other or with their friends and family

Design: There is a large archway cut out of the wall in front of the games room, allowing more light to filter in and making their other room visible

Great set-up: They also have a spacious games room where the couple can enjoy a game of table tennis, either against each other or with their friends and family

Taste of home: Martin also has his own built-in bar where he can serve up pints with his very own pump of Tennents, one of Scotland's best-selling pale larger and clearly a favourite of the star

Taste of home: Martin also has his own built-in bar where he can serve up pints with his very own pump of Tennents, one of Scotland’s best-selling pale larger and clearly a favourite of the star

Stylish: One bathroom features a fitted in bath and a huge seating area with a vanity table

Stylish: One bathroom features a fitted in bath and a huge seating area with a vanity table

They also have a spacious games room where the couple can enjoy a game of table tennis, either against each other or with their friends and family. 

Martin also has his own built-in bar where he can serve up pints with his very own pump of Tennents, one of Scotland’s best-selling pale larger and clearly a favourite of the star.

Their homemade bar is made of chic wood furnishings, and has a large counter for Martin and Tianna can use to serve up drinks to their friends.

Great idea: Their homemade bar is made of chic wood furnishings, and has a large counter for Martin and Tianna can use to serve up drinks to their friends

Great idea: Their homemade bar is made of chic wood furnishings, and has a large counter for Martin and Tianna can use to serve up drinks to their friends

Sweet: Their dog King often features in their photos of their home, and he clearly enjoys soaking up the sun by the pool

Chic: Inside, their home is fitted with wooden flooring

Sweet: Their dog King often features in their photos of their home, and he clearly enjoys soaking up the sun by the pool

Personal touch: Martin and Tianna have also put up a number of caricature paintings of themselves on the walls

Personal touch: Martin and Tianna have also put up a number of caricature paintings of themselves on the walls

Earlier this week, a new trailer for Line Of Duty’s finale was released, only serving to heighten speculation around the identity of ‘H’. 

Viewers can be certain of an action-packed finale episode complete with a police standoff, the return of balaclava men and the discovery of a written note with THAT ‘definately’ misspelling. 

The trailer starts off with Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), who is facing imminent retirement, state: ‘All of these suspicious deaths were orchestrated by one officer in particular, H. The fourth man.’

Coming back: Line Of Duty will be back on Sunday night and fans are eager to find out whether AC-12 will finally crack the case on the elusive H

Coming back: Line Of Duty will be back on Sunday night and fans are eager to find out whether AC-12 will finally crack the case on the elusive H

Trailer: In a teaser released on Monday, viewers can be certain of an action-packed finale episode with a police standoff, the return of balaclava men and that 'definately' misspelling

Trailer: In a teaser released on Monday, viewers can be certain of an action-packed finale episode with a police standoff, the return of balaclava men and that ‘definately’ misspelling

AC-12: The trailer starts off with Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), state: 'All of these suspicious deaths were orchestrated by one officer in particular, H. The fourth man'

AC-12: The trailer starts off with Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), state: ‘All of these suspicious deaths were orchestrated by one officer in particular, H. The fourth man’

Hastings’ powerful words went alongside flashbacks of the deaths of solicitor Jimmy Lakewell, police officer Lisa Patel, journalist Gail Vella and former Detective Inspector Marcus Thurwell- whom fans believe is still alive.  

The trailer then shows acting Superintendent Jo Davidson (Kelly MacDonald) leaving the high-security prison in handcuffs, only to end up alone in a van with a corrupt prison officer who previously injured Lindsay Denton in series three. 

Jo says: ‘What’s going on?’, before the camera flashes a sinister look from the prison officer.  

A handwritten note is also teased in the trailer, with the word definite misspelt to mirror what viewers have seen previously.  

Fall from grace: The trailer then shows acting Superintendent Jo Davidson (Kelly MacDonald) leaving the high-security prison in handcuffs

Fall from grace: The trailer then shows acting Superintendent Jo Davidson (Kelly MacDonald) leaving the high-security prison in handcuffs

Corrupt? Partricia Carmichael will also return after her suspicious behaviour during the interview on the last episode

Corrupt? Partricia Carmichael will also return after her suspicious behaviour during the interview on the last episode 

A huge clue of the identity of H began to emerge in series five, when the OCG communicated with ‘H’ through a computer.  

Eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice H spelling definitely as ‘definately’, and this misspelling has been repeated in subsequent episodes. 

Will this handwritten report be the breakthrough AC-12 need to close in on ‘the fourth man’? 

Shootout: And it only gets more dramatic as balaclava men jump out of vehicles armed with guns themselves

Shootout: And it only gets more dramatic as balaclava men jump out of vehicles armed with guns themselves

Drama: It certainly seems Hastings and his team are on to something as police cars speed down the road, while armed officers close in on a residential area and Hastings briefs his team

Drama: It certainly seems Hastings and his team are on to something as police cars speed down the road, while armed officers close in on a residential area and Hastings briefs his team

It certainly seems Hastings and his team are on to something as police cars sped down the road, with armed officers closing in on a residential area during the trailer. 

The Superintendent briefs DI Kate Fleming, DI Steve Arnott and DC Chloe Bishop as they arrive at the scene.

Hastings says: ‘AFO’s will secure the suspect down’, while the words ‘Every investigation has led to this… H’.

And it only gets more dramatic as balaclava men jump out of vehicles armed with guns themselves. 

Kate opens the police van, brandishes her gun and shouts: ‘armed police’ before the screen fades to black. 

Clue: A handwritten note is also teased in the trailer, with the word definite misspelt to mirror what viewers have seen previously- will this be the clue AC-12 needs?

Clue: A handwritten note is also teased in the trailer, with the word definite misspelt to mirror what viewers have seen previously- will this be the clue AC-12 needs? 

Scary: She ends up alone in a van with a corrupt prison officer who previously injured Lindsay Denton in series three

Scary: She ends up alone in a van with a corrupt prison officer who previously injured Lindsay Denton in series three

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Britain’s biggest homes for sale: Devon country house vs London mansion

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The biggest properties for sale on the open market in Britain – both in and outside of London – have been exclusively revealed by Zoopla.

The largest home on the property website is in Devon, in the town of Ottery Saint Mary, and at 22,211 sq ft it’s almost double the size of the 12,451 sq ft mansion in the capital.

Yet the price tag of the country house in Devon – said to be where Oliver Cromwell declared civil war –  is significantly less at £5.95million, costing just over a third of the £15.95million one in North London’s Highgate.

For £5.95m, you could get more than 22,000 square feet of country house with 21 acres of grounds in Devon's Ottery Saint Mary

For £5.95m, you could get more than 22,000 square feet of country house with 21 acres of grounds in Devon’s Ottery Saint Mary

By contrast, £16.95million buys a 12,500 square feet seven-bedroom mansion on London's affluent Courtenay Avenue

By contrast, £16.95million buys a 12,500 square feet seven-bedroom mansion on London’s affluent Courtenay Avenue

The seven-bedroom London pile is on Courtenay Avenue, which was recently named the second most expensive street in Britain and is close to Hampstead Heath. It comes with half an acre gardens – a sizeable chunk of land for a home in the capital.

But the Devon property boasts 21 acres, 10 bedrooms, parkland and woodland, and comes with what the estate agent describes as ‘the fascinating Cromwell Fairfax Room where it is believed Civil War was declared in the 17th Century’.

The average price of a home in Ottery, where it is situated, is £433,981, which is up £28,052 on a year ago, according to Zoopla.

By contrast, the average price of a home in Courtenay Avenue is £20,510,200, but that is down £108,741 compared to a year earlier, as buyers’ pandemic desire for the countryside tops demand for the capital.

We take a look inside both properties… 

1. Seven-bed house, Courtenay Avenue, London, £16.95million

The property is on a private gated road and boasts a luxurious interior with a large dining room for entertaining

The property is on a private gated road and boasts a luxurious interior with a large dining room for entertaining

The house for sale in London with the biggest square footage is in the north of the capital, on Courtenay Avenue.

Running parallel with the more famous Billionaire’s Row of The Bishops Avenue, Courtenay Avenue is an even more exclusive no-through road on the borders of Highgate and Hampstead, which was recently named as the second most expensive street in Britain by Zoopla. The £20million average house price there was only topped by Kensington Palace Gardens at £30million.

The Courtenay Avenue house extends across 12,451 sq ft, the equivalent of 1,156.7 square metres, and sits in just over half an acre of land. 

It has seven bedrooms, including a main bedroom suite that overlooks the landscaped gardens.

Inside, there is a swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna, as well as staff accommodation.

The property has a price tag of £16.95million and is on the market via estate agents Bargets. 

The Courtenay Avenue home boasts a swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna, as well as staff accommodation

The Courtenay Avenue home boasts a swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna, as well as staff accommodation

Deep pockets required: The property has a price tag of £16.95million and is on the market via estate agents Bargets

Deep pockets required: The property has a price tag of £16.95million and is on the market via estate agents Bargets

The house extends across 12,451 sq ft, the equivalent of 1,156.7 square metres, and sits in just over half an acre of land

The house extends across 12,451 sq ft, the equivalent of 1,156.7 square metres, and sits in just over half an acre of land

The house has plenty of space with seven bedrooms, including a main bedroom suite that overlooks the landscaped gardens

The house has plenty of space with seven bedrooms, including a main bedroom suite that overlooks the landscaped gardens

Daniel Copley, of Zoopla, said: ‘Located on Courtenay Avenue, which was recently crowned the UK’s second most expensive street, this palatial property has an enviable location a stone’s throw away from Kenwood House and Hampstead Heath, as well as 24hr security.

‘The property itself is brimming with luxurious touches including a spacious walk in wardrobe, while the fitness suites offer the perfect place to unwind.’

2. Ten-bed house, Devon, £5.95m

This £16.95million house in Devon's Ottery St Mary has the biggest square footage of any home currently for sale on Zoopla

This £16.95million house in Devon’s Ottery St Mary has the biggest square footage of any home currently for sale on Zoopla

The property has an impressive dining room where Oliver Cromwell reportedly declared the start of the Civil War

The property has an impressive dining room where Oliver Cromwell reportedly declared the start of the Civil War

The largest house for sale in the country on Zoopla is in Exeter’s Ottery St Mary. It is called The Chanters House and extends across 22,211 sq ft, the equivalent of 2,063.4 square metres.

The living areas include The Great Library, which is more than 70 ft in length and is where poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s family created one of the West Country’s most impressive libraries,

Meanwhile, the dining room is said to be where Oliver Cromwell hosted a meeting of local people and declared the start of the Civil War in the 17th century.

A story to tell: The Great Library is more than 70 ft in length and was created by poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his family

A story to tell: The Great Library is more than 70 ft in length and was created by poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his family

The property is called The Chanters House and extends across 22,211 sq ft and boasts a large indoor swimming pool

The property is called The Chanters House and extends across 22,211 sq ft and boasts a large indoor swimming pool

The Grade II listed property has a massive 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a striking conservatory with a large seating area

The Grade II listed property has a massive 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a striking conservatory with a large seating area

There is also a billiards room, a conservatory, a swimming pool and a striking greenhouse.

The Grade II listed property has 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and sits in more than 21 acres, including parkland and woodland that runs down to the River Otter. It has a price tag of £5.95million and is being sold via estate agents Knight Frank.

Zoopla’s Mr Copley said: ‘Chanters House is a true piece of British history, with links to famous figures including Oliver Cromwell and the renowned poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

‘The spacious interior has plenty of beautiful details including carved wooden ceilings and panelling, as well as a beautiful library with over 22,000 books. There’s also expansive grounds with a BBQ area and pool house.’

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Prosecution of former British soldier over Troubles killing defended

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Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service has defended the decision to prosecute British army veteran Dennis Hutchings over a Troubles shooting.

Mr Hutchings (80) died in hospital in Belfast on Monday after contracting Covid-19, leading unionist politicians to raise concerns that the case against him had been allowed to proceed.

The former member of the Life Guards, had pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in Co Tyrone in 1974. He also denied a count of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent.

Mr Cunningham, a 27-year-old with learning difficulties, was shot dead as he ran away from an army patrol near Benburb. People who knew him said he had the mental age of a child and was known to have a deep fear of soldiers.

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson had challenged the prosecution service over what new and compelling evidence led to the trial.

Deputy director of public prosecutions Michael Agnew said: “The PPS [Public Prosecution Service] decision to prosecute Mr Hutchings for attempted murder was taken after an impartial and independent application of the test for prosecution.

“The test for prosecution requires a consideration of whether the available evidence provides a reasonable prospect of conviction and, if it does, whether prosecution is in the public interest,” Mr Agnew said.

“Whilst a review of a previous no prosecution decision does not require the existence of new evidence, the police investigation in this case resulted in a file being submitted to the PPS which included certain evidence not previously available.

“In the course of the proceedings there were rulings by High Court judges that the evidence was sufficient to put Mr Hutchings on trial and also that the proceedings were not an abuse of process.”

Mr Agnew said the PPS recognised the “concerns in some quarters” in relation to the decision to bring the prosecution.

He added: “We would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr Hutchings, and acknowledge their painful loss.

“However, where a charge is as serious as attempted murder, it will generally be in the public interest to prosecute.”

“Our thoughts are also with the family of John Pat Cunningham who have waited for many decades in the hope of seeing due process take its course.”

Mr Hutchings had been suffering from kidney disease, and the court had been sitting only three days a week to enable him to undergo dialysis treatment between hearings.

He was charged with the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in Co Tyrone in 1974.

Mr Hutchings died at the Mater Hospital on Monday while in Belfast for the trial. Hours earlier, the trial had been adjourned for three weeks in light of his health.

Mr Donaldson said he had been shocked when the decision was taken to bring the case to trial. “He has been literally dragged before the courts,” he told the BBC.

“Dennis is an honourable man, he wanted to clear his name, he was prepared to go despite the risk to his health but I do think this morning there are serious questions that need to be asked of those who took the decision that it was in the public interest to prosecute this man.”

Mr Donaldson said Mr Hutchings’s actions had been investigated at the time.

“So it is not a question of this being something new, and therefore the question I have for the PPS is what was the new and compelling evidence that meant it was in the public interest to bring an 80-year-old in ill health on dialysis at severe risk to his health before the courts, and I think that is an entirely valid question that I am entitled to ask this morning,” he said.

Ulster Unionist Party leader Doug Beattie has called for a “full and thorough” review into the decision-making of the Public Prosecution Service. – PA

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How to value your home

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Since Revenue disclosed details of its property tax revaluation campaign back in mid-September, households around the State have started to fret about how much their home is worth.

Where just a few short weeks ago, people were talking jubilantly about how much the house across the road had sold for, now there is a fear that exuberant house prices will cause a sharp rise in property tax bills.

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