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Law & Order: UK series 8 finale pulled by ITV

ITV has pulled the Law & Order: UK series eight finale from tonight's schedules.

'Repeat to Fade' was intended to air tonight (April 30) at 9pm, but will now be replaced by a repeat.

Elinor Crawley & Ben Bailey Smith in Law & Order: UK episode 8

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The episode - written by Richard Stokes - charts the investigation into the stabbing of a young woman.

In a statement, ITV said: "A change has been made to tonight's schedule in light of recent news events, and a different episode of Law & Order: UK will air on ITV this evening."

Ann Maguire - a 61-year-old teacher - was stabbed to death at a school in Leeds on Monday (April 28).

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Watch a Digital Spy exclusive trailer for the Law & Order: UK series eight finale:

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