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That's all from the BBC News at Six - so it's goodbye from me -
Good evening. On Look North tonight:
Calls for calm - protestors attack a police car
and block roads after armed officers shot dead a man in Huddersfield.
We'll be talking to MP Naz Shah, who says tensions are running high.
Also tonight: Why Sheffield council plans to chop down trees planted
Paralympic gold medallist Kadeena Cox has her funding
suspended while she takes part in a controversial TV show.
Grabbing centre stage, the two entrepreneurs
helping you find the best - and cheapest - seats in the house.
A widespread frost to come tonight, sunny tomorrow,
but big changes as we head into Friday.
Footage has emerged of a group of men surrounding and attacking
It happened during a protest about the death of Yassar Yaqub,
who was shot by police on a slip road off the M62 near
Tonight a vigil is planned at the scene of the shooting at Ainley Top.
Bradford city centre last night - a police car is surrounded.
Banners are draped over the windscreen as protesters film
Kicks are aimed at the side of the car.
For several hours, people blocked routes and waved signs
carrying phrases including "police, don't murder".
No-one was injured or arrested during the protest.
It was a reaction to the death of Yassar Yaqub, shot dead by police
on Monday evening at J24 of the M62 in what they have called
The Independent Police Complaints Commission says a gun
A postmortem examination on Mr Yaqub's body was due
Yesterday, police were at the family home in Huddersfield,
where up to ten CCTV cameras dot the walls, perhaps in response
to an incident in 2015 when a shotgun was fired
Yassar Yaqub's father Mohammed didn't want to speak on camera
today, but he told us that the death of his son
was like something that would have happened in America.
He said he couldn't believe that Yassar would have pulled a gun
on someone or even have had one in his possession.
Inside the house, you could hear the sound of crying up the stairs.
Yassar's father Mohammed said he himself had no
Yassar Yaqub was a fan of fast cars like this yellow Lamborghini.
His dad bought them for his only son, who he admits he spoiled.
In 2010, Yassar Yaqub was cleared of attempted murder
and a firearms offence because of insufficient evidence.
What happened in the moments before he was shot dead on Monday
night at Ainley Top, we don't yet know.
Where there is a person who has actually lost a life, you know,
that has had an impact on the family, community,
irrespective of what other people think.
And the point is there has got to be a line of accountability,
and what the people want now is the police force to actually
be up for it in terms of what's happened.
In an attempt to improve transparency, West Yorkshire Police
has been introducing body-worn cameras, but none of the firearms
officers involved in the shooting was wearing them.
Firearms officers need a bespoke solution for body-worn video.
The current cameras that are available to the general police
officer are not suitable for firearms usage,
and that is purely down to where they are worn on the body
and the blocked views that they get because of
the nature of the equipment, the firearms carried.
Three men remain in police custody tonight while another
All five or arrested on suspicion of having a firearm.
The IPCC's own probe into West Yorkshire Police's actions
Alistair Gill, BBC Look North, Huddersfield.
Well, our reporter Ian White joins us now live from the scene
Good evening. This is a place familiar to you because you were
here last night, but I am at this road from the M62 up to the Ainley
Top area where the incident happened 48 hours ago. It is hard to imagine
what it was like 48 hours ago when the shooting took place. The road
has been reopened. It has been business as usual. The traffic is
flowing and there is not much to tell you what happened here apart
from some flowers left at roadside in tribute. Other tributes on social
media and Facebook, various pages paying respects to the dead man.
They want to know what happened exactly, asking West Yorkshire
Police to explain what happened and what were the circumstances to
Yassar Yaqub's death? We expect a gathering there are
later this evening. Tell us about that.
Through social media, there has been a momentum gathering throughout the
day, saying that people want to get together to pay their respects. It
is believed that later this evening a group of family and friends will
gather here at Ainley Top, at the spot where Yassar was killed on the
night. They will gather here to pay respects and there is talk of
balloons being let off as a mark of respect. That is likely to happen
later this evening and we will bring you more on our latest news at
10:30pm. Naz Shah is the MP
for Bradford West. She's called for calm
following those protests last night, It was supposed to be a peaceful
protest last night. No, we had a small number of
individuals who decided to take it upon themselves to attack police
cars and brought traffic to a standstill. That has been condemned
by the community and it... I condemn that kind of behaviour and I would
like to see the police make some arrests and make sure there is no
place for that behaviour. We saw masked men vandalising a
police car in the footage. The police... When I spoke to a
Chief Superintendent, on numerous occasions yesterday, and I spoke to
them today, and they said it was a relatively peaceful protest. We must
take the lead from the police because they are experts on policing
these demonstrations. Racial Justice campaign group Just
Yorkshire said they do not want another situation where a protest
escalated into a riot. Is that a concern?
It is not a concern because the police complaints commission are
investigating. That tragedy then leads to questions... Rightly so,
because people need reassurance. But the police cannot issue a statement
while the high PCC are investigating, but the police must
maintain strong links with the committee. That creates the
suspicion of police not being transparent, but actually what then
it is the responsibility of people like me, committee leaders to step
up and have conversations with communities to say, actually, the
purpose of my statement was to appeal for calm because there is an
investigation ongoing and we will see what transpires and pans out.
What are your main concerns? I am pleased that following
yesterday, having spoken to people in Liverpool and Bradford, tensions
have simmered down. Things have moved on and progressed and the IPCC
have released a statement and that has gone a long wait in reassuring
the committee. The police commission says that
confidence in West Yorkshire Police is good. Do you endorse this?
I have confidence in West Yorkshire Police but we must address the
concerns. This does not abdicate our responsibility to hold police to
account but in this instance we must respect the process. It must take
its course and that is what I would like to see.
When community leaders have to take responsibility and MPs as well, is
that something you are happy to embrace?
It is what we are elected to do. We must hold the police to account and
services to account. And we must go to communities and offer
reassurance, it is part of what we do.
Thank you. And we'll have more on our
late programme as part Next tonight - controversy
in Sheffield over plans to chop down 23 trees planted as a memorial
to soldiers killed in World War One. A large crowd of protesters held
a rally outside the Town Hall before the issue was debated by the City
Council. As our correspondent John Cundy
reports, the campaign on just one historic road in Sheffield is part
of a city-wide row involving Objectors say Sheffield
councillors can't see More than 5,000 campaigners
have signed a petition to save the special trees on one
street in the Crookes district. All the trees here on Western Road
are a registered war memorial, in honour of the 400 pupils who went
from the school here to fight Now the council save 23 of these
trees must come down, because they are considered
dangerous. 100 years on, they remember
their war heroes here. It's about to come after
the centenary of the dedication. This is highly inappropriate that
nearly half of them would be taken down and replaced
with shrubs, basically. The trees have got another
100 years left in them. The City Council have awarded
the ?2 billion contract to the construction firm Amey
to prepare Sheffield's roads and pavements,
and look after roadside trees. The root of the problem -
trees deemed dangerous or decayed. Across the city, 4000 trees have
already been felled, 3000 new ones planted,
and plans for 50,000 more But already in November
there was community outrage when contractors moved in at 5am
in the morning. They felled trees at Rustlings Road
in the Endcliffe area of the city. And so, to the town hall this
afternoon for the big debate. I can certainly tell
you what I am hoping for, and that is that the council see
sense and are big enough to admit they have got this
one very badly wrong. The councillor at the head
of the controversy says he does Now he wants to work with them
to find solutions that can preserve the memories
of the First World War heroes. What we want to do is maintain that
memorial going forward, so we went to replace trees that
have already disappeared and have been felled or have died
and we want to look and bring a sustainable solution for that,
so we have got a war memorial going forward
for the next 100 years. Tonight, there does seem to be
an olive branch between campaigners and council like to remember
properly the young men from Western Road who fought
so bravely for their country. John Cundy,
BBC Look North, Sheffield. Later on Look North: Open wide -
the Leeds dentist helping A coroner looking into the death
of an 11-year-old boy, who drowned in a canal in Rotherham,
has told South Yorkshire Police she needs more information
about their investigation. Subhaan Ali's body was found in
the water near Parkgate last July. His mother told the inquest
she believed he was pushed in, but other witnesses said
he got in himself. The coroner now wants to know why,
given the inconsistencies in the evidence, the investigation
into Subhaan's death A toddler has been killed
after being hit by a car in the Lofthouse area
of Wakefield this afternoon. Emergency services were sent
to the incident at a residential address at 2.15, but the young boy
died at the scene. Police are investigating
the circumstances leading The RMT rail union is to ballot
its members at Arriva Rail North, who run Northern trains,
for strike action. It's over what they say
is an unacceptable pay offer. Northern say they're disappointed
with the news and that employees have been offered a guaranteed,
above inflation pay rise over Nearly 140 people were arrested
by North Yorkshire Police for drink- and drug-driving between one
December and New Year s Day. 93 people were arrested
for drink-driving and 44 for driving That's a 10% increase
on the same period in 2015. In contrast, West Yorkshire Police
charged two fewer people this You may not have felt it,
but there was an earthquake off It was detected just
before 7pm, 150km east The British Geological Survey say it
had a magnitude of 3.8. A dentist from Leeds has been giving
up his time and money to volunteer in war-torn Iraq
in what he describes as the worst Dr Mohammad Mozaffari treats
hundreds of patients, including orphans and widows
of victims of the so-called Islamic State, through the charity
A World Without Barriers. Dr Mohammad Mozaffari is back
in his day job at treating He's been to Iraq for times
in the last 12 months, treating orphans, widows
and the homeless, who, after suffering years
of conflict in their country, have had to prioritise
just getting by. That's rather than things
like going to the dentist. Some of his patients were victims
of the so-called Islamic State, who fled to the city of Najaf
where he volunteers. They had the worst general
health and oral health They were conditions that
would normally be picked up when children are born,
like cleft lip and palate, like having a hole inside the lip
and a hole inside the mouth, which would normally have been
picked up and treated. There were four or five-year-olds
that were still suffering to eat, Outside of work, Mohammad spends
much of his time in the mosque It is his faith which motivates him
to give up his time and spent thousands of pounds a year
travelling to Iraq to volunteer with the charity
A World Without Barriers. What Islam teaches me
is that the other person in society has as much value as I do,
and so by equalising the other in your own I,
you move away from egotism, you move away from monocentrism,
and you move away from being selfish and you move towards a realist
standpoint of caring and loving and compassion,
and ultimately altruism. Mohammed hopes to be back in Iraq
soon, putting a smile on faces Leeds United have confirmed today
that Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani has bought a 50%
stake in the club. For the time being, Radrizzani
will oversee the club's activities The Italian has pledged
long-term commitment to Leeds United and "stability
through ongoing investment". He added that he won't do
anything that will put The Rugby Football League say
there have already been ten expressions of interest
in re-forming the Bradford Bulls. It follows the club's liquidation
which was announced yesterday - a deadline for prospective
new owners has been Former Bulls Head Coach Francis
Cummins, nowadays in Rugby Union with Doncaster Knights,
has told Look North that whoever does take over the Bulls in future,
needs to learn lessons I think if you're going to buy
a sports club, no matter if it is rugby league,
rugby union or football, I don't think you are there
to turn a massive profit. You're in it for giving a little bit
back to the community, is probably where generally people
come in to help the club... But it's bigger picture -
where do you want Bradford to be? And the timescales, I don't think
it is going to happen Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox
from Leeds has had her funding suspended while she takes part
in the winter sports show The Jump. British Athletics says it will stop
supporting her until she returns A number of celebrities have been
seriously injured while taking part in the Channel 4 programme,
as Dave Edwards reports. She was one of Britain's biggest
sporting stars of 2016 - Kadeena Cox won two golds,
a silver and a bronze at the real Paralympics,
competing in athletics and cycling. She's quickly earned a celebrity
status, taking part in the BBC's Robot Wars over the weekend,
and now she's in Austria, getting The controversial programme sees
celebrities take part in a range of winter sports,
but several competitors have Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington
dislocated her shoulder, while gymnast Beth Tweddle crashed
in training and spent She needed surgery to have two
fractured vertebrae fused together. Channel 4 says there's been
a thorough review of safety procedures before this year's
series, but medical teams from British Athletics
and British Cycling are believed to have advised
Kadeena not to take part. In a statement,
British Athletics says: She'll hope to do that in time
for the World ParaAthletics where she is likely to be
a medal favourite once again. For now, though, she'll see
what happens on the snow. She is more brave than me. All of
that jumping. They say the best ideas
are the most simple, and when our next guests
took their business proposal onto the BBC programme Dragon's Den,
the Dragons couldn't believe no one They've created TickX -
a price comparison website It's now hoped the site will become
as big as Go Compare or Skyscanner. Steve Pearce from Ilkley
and his business partner Sam Coley featured on Dragon's Den
on New Year's Day. They were given offers from three
Dragons but they turned them down. Since then, they've raised ten times
the amount they asked for from private investors including
music company Ministry Of Sound. Steve and Sam join us
in the studio now. Let's see the moment
you turned the Dragons down! Two bids have now been
tendered, both at a much greater equity stake than
the entrepreneurs were offering, which poses a dilemma
for the young businessmen. So thank you, all three
of you, for the offer. The problem is we just
couldn't drop our valuation. I don't know if there's any movement
but we couldn't go to those They do not look happy.
I felt nervous. Were you nervous? It was intense there was an hour and
a half of filming. You are excited to get the offer and then we had to
turn around and say no, so it was nerve-racking.
How long do you get to whisper in Deeside?
We were in the back of the room for about one minute. We have watched
the programme for our whole lives since we were kids.
You sound just like Yorkshire lads. You have accepted the bid from
somebody else and got more money. How much did you get together?
We have raised ?175,000 in our first round of funding. We have just gone
on to raise ?750,000. How did you manage that?
A combination of finding people excited by our vision, working hard,
and trying to find the right type of people to invest.
The vision, as the Dragons said, they could not believe it had not
been done before. Who came up with the idea?
Steve did. The idea came out of spending too
much time going out in Leeds and Manchester and we found out what
events were happening, and when I contacted some of the initial idea,
we were amazed not been one place where event goers could see the
information, so that is how the idea happened.
A perfect combination. Sam, you are an expert at setting up this kind of
thing. I started a software company at 16
years old, and develop skills with that. That is how Steve knew me, and
we use those skills... I bet your conversations are
amazing. What do you talk about when you get home? Do you talk about, I
have a new fantastic idea for a website?
Universe which. I would like to talk to you further
about that. How many people have you got working for you? Has the company
developed? A team of seven but we will grow to
12 people over the next three or four months. Then we are looking to
raise a substantial amount of funding in about one year, and then
we should have 40 or 50 team members.
You are so young. 24 years old. The average age for our team are
also 24 years old like us. There are younger people as well.
I the it rules that out because we are both too old.
How are you making money? It is a great idea because people want the
best and cheapest tickets. How do you get money?
It is free to use for users and the way we make money is receiving a
small commission from ticket marketers to drive force behind
cells. No added these to users and a small reward for driving up sales.
No added fee. Not getting hold of tickets and
sound than at inflated prices... Will you help prevent ticket touts?
We offer transparency in the market so prices include the fees. By
having all the tickets in one place you see the best deal.
The key is to go around and convince people to give you the tickets to
sell in the first place. Erm...
Ticketmaster and see tickets and London theatre director, we have the
major players on board and we are a platform to help them drive
additional sales. They reach a new audience... They are happy to work
with us to sell tickets. The best of luck. We know where to
go when we want cheap tickets. Thank you.
Somebody who likes a cheap ticket... Always.
I do not like a free ticket but I like a free ticket.
Rather than a cheap ticket. These are pictures from Weather Watchers.
Not taking today but a beautiful view up to Castle Hill.
The second picture is clear skies this evening. Look at the wind
turbine. Keep the pictures coming in.
It will be pretty cold over the next 24-hour sanity is all change as wet
weather spreads back from the Atlantic on Friday. Tomorrow is a
frosty start. Mainly sunny skies. Thursday chart... Watch what happens
when the high-pressure gives way and moves the continent and pressure
balls and we end up this weather system coming across. On Friday
morning in particular it could pretty wet with outbreaks of rain.
Eventually, milder air comes in from the Atlantic. The weekend is looking
reasonable. Temperatures could reach double figures. No prizes for seeing
where the wind is coming from, straight down from the north. That
went moves a bit more cloud into coastal areas and the cloud picking
up perhaps for one or two showers. I suspect it is cold enough for
showers to turn wintry, perhaps a slight covering of snow on the
eastern side of the North York Moors, with sleet and hill towards
the coast. In that it is dry and clear. A straightforward forecast. I
am sure the gritters are out already because minus four Celsius is
expected, 25 Fahrenheit in the West. One or two Celsius on the coast and
down to about minus three Celsius in other places. Perhaps a slight
covering of snow. The sun rises at 8:23am and set at 4:01pm. Next I
want times here... -- high water times. Tomorrow, one or two showers
in Whitby, Scarborough and other places. They will fizzle out
elsewhere and a cold and frosty start. Certainly some places will
see frost lingering all day and long. Sunshine should lift
temperatures eventually to about three or four Celsius, so you might
imagine it will feel fairly chilly out of doors. They light and
variable breeze, with three or four Celsius, five Celsius in
Scarborough. Over the cup, settling nearer two Celsius, and a queue
tomorrow evening, that frost really read develops. As we head through
Friday, I think the frost has gone, as cloud and rain spread in from the
West. The wind will strengthen as well. A miserable day on Friday. A
lot of rain coming through Friday morning, heading towards Brady
afternoon. Saturday and Sunday looks rather cloudy and some drizzle over
the Pennines on Saturday morning. Otherwise Saturday is fine. Sunday
not bad, with Brian variable amounts of sunshine with temperatures
ranging nine - 11 Sultan 's. -- nine to 11 Celsius.
A bottle of whiskey at Christmas... How did you get out of the
supermarket with a tag on? That is it from us, back at 10:30pm.
as he explores Naples, Venice and Florence.
It's like we're walking through a giant's armpit.
We can follow the escape route of Michelangelo.