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Hello, welcome to Monday's Look North.
A difficult and dangerous situation.
With a dramatic end to a police siege at a bookmakers.
This evening a man continues to be questioned by officers.
It was very quickly apparent there were three customs inside and one
member of staff and e-mail appeared to have a sawn off shotgun. All
members of the public appear to be safe and there was no injury.
A growing problem in our schools.
Children as young as 12 as texting sexually explicit
Triplets born 13 weeks early are back on Teesside -
after having specialist treatment on Merseyside.
And the North East doctors providing life-saving medical treatment
for those from some of the poorest parts of the world.
In sport, we've got three clubs in tonight's FA Cup draw,
but only Boro are guaranteed a place in the 4th round.
And the flying Falcons come from behind to sink
-- to pull the plug on Bach in a real thriller.
Northumbria Police have confirmed they ended an armed siege
on South Tyneside last night by shooting a man with
Four hostages were held in the Coral bookmakers in Grange Road in Jarrow,
After a tense three hours, armed police ended the siege.
Officers say they used a "non lethal weapon" in the incident
A 39-year-old man's been arrested and he's been questioned
Well, our correspondent Mark Denten is in Jarrow
Mark a very different scene 24 hours on.
It certainly is. This is the spot where the siege happened 24 hours
before. This is inside the police cordoned. We are right in the middle
of Jarrow. The Viking shopping centre is just the other side of
here. In that direction you happy historic town hall, which is the
area of the famous Jarrow March. Right in the heart of this place 24
hours ago a three hour long armed siege.
They watched and they waited, local people beyond the police
cordon trying to understand what was happening right
Because inside the Coral bookmakers last night - a siege.
Police were called shortly after a quarter to six to reports
that a man carrying a firearm had gone inside.
Imagine what it was like if you knew someone inside there.
20-year-old Nicholas Mcullough was working
His mother was absolutely traumatised when she found out. That
is when she called me and we got cut off. I came straight down because
you think, oh, shot gun, goodness me. We were just having tea. And I
saw he was distraught. He was in the bookies and it is where he works and
was being held hostage. Nicholas and two other
hostages were released. Shortly after 8.45 another hostage
reported to be an elderly And then, five minutes
later, this... That was shot. He has been shot. He
has been shot. He has shot. He's been shot.
was a less lethal weapon they used but look carefully, you can see one
of the officers calmly picking up what looks like a shotgun and place
The police say this was a textbook operation.
It was quickly apparent that there were three customers inside and one
member of staff and the man had entered with what appeared to be a
sawn off shotgun. That is now being examined by specialist people. We do
not know if it was a real weapon or a replica. We are pleased with how
it went last night. All members of the public were safe. There were no
injuries. We were very pleased. The Coral bookmakers
remained closed today while police continued
their inquiries. Meanwhile, a 39-year-old man
was arrested at the scene and a firearm was
seized by officers. More details have been emerging
about the siege today. Yes, they have, Carol. The police said they
used an AEP projectile launcher to end the siege. It sounds dramatic if
you're not in the police force. It is actually a non-lethal way of
stopping incidents like this. It is in effect a modern and safe form of
the rubber bullet system, or the bat on round system. The round 's
collapse on impact. We are told by the college of policing that trained
officers aim for the lower half of the body, the buckle area, when they
are using it. Meanwhile, a 39-year-old man arrested yesterday
is being questioned throughout today. Police have stretched they
have not ruled out further arrests, particularly on the areas of
supplying weapons. The police have also stressed what happened 24 hours
ago is very rare. Something which will no doubt give reassurance as
Jarrow gets back to normal life. Mark, thank you.
Children as young as 12 are sending sexually explicit
photographs of themselves via their mobile phones.
That's one of the findings of a report that's being discussed
Sexting, as it's known, has become a growing problem
for many of our schools and police forces and there's been an increase
This public information video shows how people have been duped
into filming sexually explicit pictures of themselves -
But now more and more schools are having to deal with children
sending naked photographs of themselves
Photographs that can then be seen by hundreds of people.
They are in a trusting relationship, they might trust their partner will
keep that to themselves and often they do not and it is sent to
friends and they forward it on and schools try to deal with the
aftermath of that in supporting students in a sensitive issue and
helping them and their families. A report by Middlesbrough
Council says the police - locally and nationally -
are being overwhelmed by the The Council of Middlesbrough carried
out some research and questioned 600 secondary school children between
the age of 13 and 14. Out of the 600, 130 admitted sending naked
pictures of themselves. The council said it was aware of some children
as young as 12 sending sexually explicit pictures.
Some politicians claim that access to new technology
is creating unprecedented risks for young children.
We are speaking about children are looking at aspects of vulnerability
with not knowing the dangers and consequences of their actions but
also we are looking to raise awareness among parents. Parents are
often not aware of these issues. Government, people in the community
responsible for taking care of young people.
the extent of sexting amongst schoolchildren in the area.
A man's appeared in court charged with murder
after a man's body was found in a house in West Cumbria
29-year-old Daniel McMullen died at the property in Workington.
Calvin Patrickson, who's 22, and from Workington appeared before
magistrates this morning and was remanded in custody.
The Great North Air Ambulance has submitted plans
for a new multimillion pound operational base.
The charity's agreed a deal in principal for the site
at Urlay Nook near Stockton and has put a planning application
This is despite the service being given less money than it had
anticipated towards the cost, by the government.
The Futurist Theatre in Scarborough is set to be knocked down
after councillors voted in favour of its demolition.
They've set aside ?4 million get rid of the seafront venue,
It was a close call, with 22 votes for demolition,
Thousands of people have campaigned to save it.
The biggest food bank in the UK says it's running out of basic supplies -
following a 25% increase in demand the week before Christmas.
The Newcastle West End Food Bank usually needs 10 trolleys
full of food every day to manage its demand.
And tonight a lorry will be heading to Epsom in Surrey
and Harrow in Middlesex to collect surplus food.
This is the warehouse of the biggest foodbank in the UK.
And 1,000 people rely on donations from here every week.
Stocks may look fairly healthy but balancing the mix of donations
We have 14 pallets of tinned vegetables. That could last one
month or maybe a little bit more. But we cannot make up a lot of boxes
with just vegetables. We need other food to build up a parcel as well.
In the week before Christmas 25% more people were given food and some
essential supplies are running low. This week the food
bank will hand out We have got enough for a couple of
days but we will run out by the end of the week. What does that mean for
people coming here? We need to substitute for things we have plenty
of which means the dietary balance goes out.
to pick up surplus food from warehouses in the south of England.
We need to take a mix from them. We can ask them, we are very short of
this and they will try their best. But we're basically clearing up the
back of their warehouse. We tend to get the things they have got the
most. And funnily enough it is what we have the most as well. So it does
not work ideally. They took their parents
by surprise when they arrived Expectant couple Rachel Davison
and Paul O'Rourke were at home in Billingham when Rachel's
waters broke early. As she was having triplets -
she needed to be transferred to a hospital on Merseyside
where specialist But the family's now been reunited
on Teesside and it all happened just in time for Christmas,
Phil Chapman reports. Lilly, Poppy and Holly arrived
weighing under two pounds each They are now back on Teesside
after a triple transfer involving an air ambulance charity
as well as the north-east and north-west ambulance services,
to get the babies reunited at James north-west ambulance service
transferred them to Chester airfield and North East Ambulance Service
transferred them from Durham Tees Valley to here and the house
charity where I stayed in Liverpool and obviously the unit
here as well at James Cook. Now the family is
reunited on Teesside. The triplets can now
start the New Year I think they are quite
bewildered by it all. It is what to expect
when you are getting some new sisters and suddenly
they are here but not close I thought I would not see them till
after Christmas which would've been really quite upsetting, because
obviously you want to be with all With them being down
Liverpool I did not know So them being down
Liverpool was just quite sad, because I only saw them
once or twice after they were born and didn't see them
till they came back. Next Christmas may be
a long way off but the family is hoping for a slightly
quieter one this year. Plenty more to come
in Monday's Look North. Jeff and Steve are here with a look
back at the weekend's action, plus: Why putting a bed
in a river has seen an increase in the number of salmon
in this Cumbrian river. Proper January weather is on the way
as the northern wind cools things down, bringing snow in places. Join
me later for the full forecast. As a charity, it funds operations
on people living in one The SVJC Trust arranges for a team
of volunteers to travel from the north east to a hospital
in Dervan on India's west coast. The first trip was 11 years ago
and now they're preparing to head back in a few days' time
with doctors and nurses Each year doctors, nurses
and technicians from the region have been volunteering at an Indian
hospital for one week. This is one of 2,000
operations they have carried In a few days a team of 22 medics
from hospitals in the north-east and from other parts
of the country will head back out to The idea came from a consultant
at South Tyneside We see the smile on the patients
at the other end and basically the patients had
recovered, like getting and being able to see,
being able to walk and getting function back,
so All the NHS staff involved give up
their own time to take one week of It is funded by ourselves,
all the medical staff pay for their own trip out
there and we take time off Other staff make contributions
and also do Diane, an orthopaedic theatre
sister, has been there twice. We had a child with a deformed
foot and we straightened the foot and that
was massive for me. The parents could not
afford it and it would really have impacted
on Generally there are people
who are working on their knees on hard floors and by giving
them a hip replacement you allow them to bend and move so they can
carry on with their lives. It is hoped more life changing
operations will take place Meanwhile the charity
hopes to start working in The restoration of a Cumbria river
which was straightened around 200 years ago is already showing
positive results for fish breeding. Swindale Beck, near Haweswater,
was straightened to clear land for grazing, but the fast river flow
made it difficult for salmon Last summer the bends were put back
into the beck and now Somewhere in amongst the bubbling
flow at Swindale Beck are spawning salmon,
the return of the unfortunately camera shy fish comes
after months of work returning the river
to its There were reports of significant
salmon seen in the newly This is fantastic news
because originally it was very straight
and it conveyed the water
at high velocity through Salmon need that
material to spawn on it. But thanks to the bends,
the river's slowed and the gravel that's built up is perfect
for salmon breeding. Along the river banks thousands
of trees have been planted the way the farm land is used has also
changed, all part of of a river restoration programme happening
right across the county. In doing the project and putting
bends back into the river along with other features such
as backwaters, we have created that habitat diversity which allows more
species to come in to use the channel and also to use
the surrounding flood plain. Heavy rain here in the last few days
has caused the valley floor While that might not seem
like a good thing it is another benefit to the restoration works
here which should have a positive By keeping as much water up at this
part as we possibly can it means when we have big flood events not
all of the flood peaks will be hitting
the pinch points of the river If each of the other
upper catchments can do projects like this and slow the flow
into the valley it will make a positive contribution
to protecting properties downstream. And its hoped the
positive results under water and down the valley
here will encourage similar It is good to see the scenery again.
Now it is time for team talk with Jeff and Steve.
"the magic of the FA Cup" - not sure there was too much of that
around at the weekend, although our three survivors WILL be
I think that is the only constant -- consolation. Dave Nugent were sold
to Derby County. By the way that was Middlesbrough the only
ones definitely through, with a bit of help from Sheffield
Wednesday goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith. Wednesday nicknamed "the Owls",
just to explain that one! that is not a great backpass but
credit to the spot -- striker Paul taking the opportunity. He got a bit
of a half-time rocket. The half-time hairdryer can certainly work. You
can see that winning the free kick leading to the goal. The keeper
should have got it? Well taken but he will be disappointed to get
beaten. A red card? Not for me. Not very clear scoring opportunity,
especially with George friend covering back here. I think they
might win that one. This player on loan and managed to get this finish.
Who would be a goalkeeper? You made the move. This is what Aitor Karanka
said about it. I told them at half-time
that the game looked If they played the second
half in the same way, Even with ten men we were better
than them and we showed For me it is a really important
competition, the FA Cup. On to Newcastle, still
in the competition, after a 1-1 draw with Championship rivals,
Birmingham City. Much debate about the team
Rafa Benitez would put out. Now Murphy's Law says if anything
can go wrong, it will go wrong. Not for Daryl Murphy -
scoring his first Bit of a scramble. The keeper
desperate to keep the ball out of the net. He came flying in had left
him with a nasty cut but Murphy does not know that. Should he have been
in the team all this season? Not for me. I think with his record, they
are in good hands and sadly they are without him for a month. And I'm not
sure how he missed this chance. Looks like he should have tapped
back in. We will give him the benefit of the doubt with the camera
angle, it is probably wider than you think. This is difficult mark in the
middle of the goal. And the striker...
Sunderland drew a crowd of just under 18,000
for their goalless draw with Burnley.
Those fans who stayed away didn't miss much.
Let's hope next week's replay at Turf Moor doesn't turn
Joey Barton, pantomime villain. What is the like as a team-mate? He would
certainly have played upward. How does the half empty stadium affects
the players? A flat stadium can produce a flat performance. But the
fans respond to what they see on the pitch and if the atmosphere is flat,
the game is going to be the same. Coming into a bit of form. That'll
be pleasing for David Moyes. But in general a tough game at almost lost
at the end. Might have been a blessing for Sunderland. It is a
team of both -- game both teams could have done without. For me this
is just outside. It is definitely a foul. Incredible to see what it
isn't, a free kick for Burnley for handball. As we can see from the
reaction by Jermain Defoe. Indeed! I think we used up all
of our energy in the We probably looked better
in the first half than round draw by switching over
to BBC2, straight after Look North! Into League Two, and Carlisle United
manager Keith Curle says he won't panic,
despite the fact the Cumbrians have now lost two in a row,
having previously been beaten only They are going to have problems on
the way. They have done very well. The man of the goals have been
disappointing. A poor goal here, no man's land. Not that he would say
that anyway. It is just the ease of it as well, seven goals in two
games. But still three defeats in 25. Still very well-placed in third
position. But the pack got a bit closer to them. I think 19 games
about a clean sheet which will be a worry, Bisley. Still in the
promotion race. Hartlepool losing possession once again. -- obviously.
They have had a couple of decent points away from home but that is
five home games they have lost. Solid away. Need to be better at
home. Indeed. You're 4-2 up, against 10-men,
eight minutes left in a Cup tie at the home of one of your biggest
rivals - and the floodlights fail. It has to be. It is harsh on Morpeth
with the way the rules are. Well that's what happened
to Morpeth Town, holders of the FA Vase and defending their title
at South Shields, who've been going great guns
in the Northern League. Shields had former Sunderland
and Middlesbrough star Keith Graydon scored a cracker
and Liam Henderson had just curled in a beauty for Town's fourth goal
when the lights went out. Morpeth, not surprisingly,
are not amused! Tough one to go back and win again.
It is, very much so. Thank you very much. I will see you next week.
Changing sports - Newcastle Falcons' dramatic late win over Bath
on Friday saw them climb to sixth in rugby union's Premiership.
And the fact they've fallen back to ninth -
after the three teams below them all won - shouldn't detract
For the second week running The Falcons stormed
after three minutes converted by converted by man of the match
Bath offered little in the first half.
George Ford missed two kickable penalties before nailing a third
to cut Newcastle's half time lead to four points.
It was a completely different Bath side that came out
Ford converting his own try to put his
side ahead before the ever-dangerous Semesa Rokoduguni touched down twice
to leave the Falcons trailing by 12 points
But the indomitable Mark Wilson inspired a comeback forcing his way
over for his second try in two weeks.
Replacement prop Ben Harris did the same four minutes later
to level things up, while Hodgson's cool conversion gave
them a two point lead, which they held on to to make it
Great stuff. It has been a good game. I like the sound of the
half-time hairdryer! Don't say a word! Colder later in
the week, he said, moving swiftly on! Some raise here, looking at it
from Penrith, thank you, John. A calm and reflective picture of water
here, thanks, Trevor. And some are Northumbria raise as well from
Susan. Quite a calm theme to these weather pictures. It is all change
in the wind goes more in a northerly direction. Much colder and some snow
on the way for some of us. Some showers around this evening. Some
winter conditions over the hill tops, nothing much more than that.
Many showers will die away in eastern areas. But keeping a fair
amount of them from the Pennines westwards. Temperatures down to
three or four and it is too windy for any frost that former. Tomorrow
morning, showers moving from West to East. Running out moving eastwards.
More rain coming from western parts through the afternoon. That again
tends to die out moving further east. Middlesbrough and York will
probably stay dry through the day. Highs of nine or ten tomorrow. Ten
is 50 Fahrenheit. Westerly winds will be quite brisk at times. We are
keeping our eyes on the second half of the week as the wind changes
direction and comes from the cold north-westerly. That means
temperatures are set to drop. Some showers brought down with it as
well, turning increasingly wintry and even down to lower levels in
places, heading to the tail end of the week. Showery and gaps in
between. Some sunshine by day and clear spells overnight. You will
notice it turning colder. Not for the next couple of days. Rain at
times tomorrow, temperatures nudging double figures. Only a shade cool on
Wednesday and turning more wintry on the hills. But as we head to
Thursday and Friday the snow will become more of an issue. Initially
on higher ground and eventually snow showers down to lower levels giving
a dusting in places and temperatures cold enough for overnight frost.
Feeling much colder as we head to the end of the week. We will keep
you updated on the weather for the week ahead on the late programme and
on local BBC radio stations. That is my New Year resolution out of the
window already. All that jogging I was planning to do at the end of the
week! You can do plenty indoors. No! Good night.
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we've run at almost completely 100% capacity.
We've got lots of patients now competing. There's no beds.
I do the right thing all the time in this job,
but it's not always the right thing for one person.
I do the right thing for the hospital.
Sometimes I stop things happening, yeah.
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