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Hello from Southampton and welcome to Inside Out. Here's what's coming


up tonight. The mum and 13-year-old daughter at


the centre of the teenage contraception row give their first


TV interview. I was in the lesson and she asked


me if I was sure if I wanted to go through with it and I said yes.


Then I had it put in my arm and then I went back to lesson.


For sex under 16, that's wrong. What next? Abortions in the


classroom? Booking your dream holiday home


online, but this time hundreds gets scammed.


Complete devastation, humiliating as well. They stole your money with


no intentions of letting you have the holiday.


Behind-the-scenes with Surrey police in their attempts to catch


the culprits. To be quite honest, it was just


greed. They simply just thought that they would be able to take the


money and that would be the end of And the war detective putting names


to our unknown soldiers. Two of them have now been


identified. Both were identified by artefacts, personal artefacts.


I was shocked. When I first saw that they found his body, it


suddenly brought World War I right into your front room.


I'm Jon Cuthill and this is Inside First tonight, she hit the


headlines when her mum found out she had a contraceptive implant


fitted at school. The 13-year-old girl from Southampton was at the


centre of an international debate over contraception and young


teenagers. Jane Goddard has been to meet them


for their first television interview.


I'm 13 and my boyfriend is 13 and we're both in year nine at our


school. And we're having sex so we wanted to get sorted.


She's my daughter and she's tried her best to look after her own


interests and to protect herself from pregnancy. So I'm proud of her


for doing that, but I'm not happy that she's lost her virginity,


obviously. The 13-year-old year nine


schoolgirl from Southampton had a contraceptive implant inserted in


her arm with a local anaesthetic. It's about the size of a matchstick.


Manufacturers say it's well over 99% effective and it lasts for


three years. In our school, we had discussions,


like, girl groups and they talked about different ways of


contraception and I found out about it through that and I thought it


was the best way so I asked for it. What about other methods?


Condoms are always an option for contraception, but they fail and


not in young people. I thought the implant was the most effective way.


As far as I was aware, they were doing sex education, giving out


condoms and advice and everything else. Not actually doing implants


at school. That should be down to the doctor, but what they should be


teaching kids at school is to build a relationship, build trust, but


sex is going to go on unfortunately. No, I'm not happy about it,


obviously, but what can I do? Put a chastity belt on her?


Southampton's long had a problem with teenage pregnancy, so when the


government introduced a drive to get contraception straight to


teenage girls, here in Southampton, they took the clinic's into schools.


We currently deliver sexual health services as part of the health and


well-being agenda in schools. Nine schools in Southampton. And they


come into those services and they see a specially trained


practitioner who undertakes a comprehensive risk assessment and


works with them to look at whether they're at risk in terms of the


sexual relationship that they're having.


Younger people are having sex nowadays. I know adults don't want


to think that, but they are and I know some of them want to not


jeopardise their life and they want to get sorted.


So, last June, without telling mom, the 13-year-old opted for the


implant. Legally, no-one had to inform her family or her doctor.


I was in a lesson and the lady came into my class and said, can I


borrow you? And then we went into a different room and she asked me if


I was sure I wanted to go through with it. She told me there are some


risks, but they're not major. I said yes. Then I just had it put in


my arm and then went back to lessen. All young people need to be assured


that the services they access are confidential. The law is very clear


that young people, if they're capable to do so, in consultation


with the health practitioner have the right to make their own choices


about the care they access. And it's their choice to do so. I want


to stress that, in every contact with the young person, they're


encouraged to share that they visited our services with their


parents or carers, but it's their choice or decision if they choose


not to do so. Very angry. They've done it behind


parents backs, quite meekly, actually. My daughter has done the


right thing by trying to protect herself on the advice of them, but


for actually making that life changing decision for a young child,


that should be made by a family doctor, the parent and not the


schools. Not in the classroom. Based at the University of


Southampton, Prof Roger Ingham is a world-renowned academic researching


the sexual behaviour of teenagers. Southampton has a relatively high


rate of teenage conceptions. There are big effort to reduce them. We


know that young people will respond to school-based services and we've


seen over the last 10 years, the rates have come down quite


dramatically. The guidelines were established in the House of Lords


25 years ago so they've been around for a long time. As far as I can


see, those guidelines were followed in this case to the letter, so


there's no question of criticising the health service staff, no


question of criticising the schools for making their premises available


to the health service to come in and do the job they're trained to


Mom is also concerned that it's it was so easy to get the implant,


perhaps not enough emphasis was put on compulsory after-care.


What they've done is neglect her afterwards. It's interfering with


her mind, interfering with her body development, what else?


All young people are offered follow-ups. Young people of that


age are monitored closely through the services. They would be


building relationships with the specialist practitioners. We can


offer appointments, we can't make people keep them. But those young


people are in our sites. We're aware of them and we'll be


continuing to provide them with ongoing support.


I think I regret not speaking to my mum before I had it done. I think


they should offer to come see us again and check if we're all right.


They should advise you more to speak to your parents if you can.


The health and education authorities responsible say they're


simply taking part in a government strategy. The girl in question


isn't an isolated case. Last year, across the country, 1700 girls aged


13 and 14 were fitted with the contraception implant.


They're exploiting the girls to get the pregnancy rates down. STI's are


on the increase so without these monthly checks, with chlamydia and


everything else, who's protecting my daughter? If you're doing


invasive surgery in school, in school time, then let her get on


with it knowing that there are side effects.


There's evidence that young people are having sex, no doubt about it.


The question is, should you allow them to go on having sex without


protection or should you try and protect them? Even though, strictly


peaking, it's illegal. It's a very pragmatic issue. In a sense, I was


pleased that the system seems to be working and that a young girl who


has decided to have sex had actually got herself protected


which was a very sensible and reasonable thing to do.


For sex under 16, that's wrong. They should be building more of


that on relationships at school, not doing surgical implants. What


next? Abortions in the classroom? I do have some regrets of growing


up, in a way, so young, but I wouldn't change anything, really.


So you're just happy as long as you're not going to get pregnant?


In a way, yes. When do you want kids then?


About when I'm 24 and have got a job and a house. Possibly a husband.


At this time of year, lots of us are thinking about our holidays.


Traditionally we'd be booking in places like this, but statistics


show nowadays more than half of us are braving it and booking our own


holidays online. Why not? Look at this a villa in Majorca, six


bedrooms, four bathrooms, stunning views and the private pool. It


sounds like the perfect holiday. What could possibly go wrong?


Decided to have a look at some villas on the Internet, searched


through a couple of websites trying to find a villa that was suitable


for the three families that were going.


Unfortunately, Julie fell in love with that dream Majorca villa.


We chose this particular one which was in Santa Ponsa are in Majorca.


I contacted the owner through e- mail, she then e-mail me back and


said, "yes, we can accommodate that," and this was the amounts


that was the cost of the villa. I think it was around about the total


of 5700 and something pounds. The villa was owned by Tracy and


Derren Grant. They weren't travel agents, but I tell you what, they


definitely had the knack of getting bookings.


On certain weeks, they had up to 10 parties booked into the villa. So


it wasn't just a case of making �2750 per week. On one week in


August, you can times that by 10. Your card number.


The grants seemed perfectly hospitable and reassuring. They


would answer any questions about the villa immediately via e-mail


and phone. Once they'd been paid, that good service stopped.


I actually transferred money from my bank account to the owner's bank


account. I heard nothing, nothing at all. So I sent another e-mail


and I actually said in the e-mail that I was getting worried because


she'd not responded and it had been, maybe a week since I paid the


balance. And I still got no response.


Julie had transferred money to an account at this bank in Farnham. An


account police were already investigating on behalf of another


hopeful holidaymaker who also was having trouble contacting the


Grants. We managed to establish that the


villa was being marketed on a number of websites and enquiries


with those websites by one of my colleagues established, in fact,


those websites had received a number of reports from other people


all stating that they believed there was a fraud taking place with


this villa. The Grants were overbooking the


villa to such a degree that at one point, 12 holidays were scheduled


in for the same week. What's more, the property wasn't even available.


They were advertising the villa for holiday bookings knowing that there


was a tenant in the villa and the villa was not available for hire.


I had a phone call informing me that the villa was under police


investigation with the Surrey police and they informed me that


there was maybe another 16 families that also reported the same thing


and there was people from Norway, Switzerland, France, all these


people that had up this particular villa, as well.


There are all different age ranges from young teenagers that have


their first group holiday as friends going away, there was a


party from Sweden and again, a group of girl teenagers going away


so they didn't get to go to their holiday. In fact, one of those went


out. And you can imagine, at their age going out on their first


holiday with all their friends expecting a good time to turn up at


a villa where it's no longer available.


Police learned that the money that Julie and others have taken into


the bank account had long gone. But the investigation team was not


giving up. Although the account was linked to a bogus address, upon


closer examination there was a tantalising reference to a cottage


in Dorset. So the team headed west. Colleagues and myself attended that


address and spoke to the occupants at that address who turned out to


be the parents of one of the offenders.


But the parents denied knowledge of the Grants whereabouts so the


police began to search the house for clues.


I seized two diaries from a bedside drawer. Mrs Grant, who at that time


was I believe 73, became visibly distressed at the fact that I had


seized these two diaries. In essence, I had a tug of war with


Mrs Grant over these two diaries where she forcibly tried to remove


them from my hand. Written in the back of one of the diaries was an


address. So at the time, we suspected that that was where they


were living. Meanwhile, Julie had to come to


terms with her lost holiday and break the news to the other


families who were travelling with her, that their money had gone.


Complete devastation. I felt responsible because I book this


holiday on behalf of the other parties. Humiliating, as well. You


feel that you have been taken for a ride. They stole your money with no


intentions of letting you have a holiday and it is a hard lesson to


The address the police found in the diary led them to a luxury


farmhouse in Somerset, from where the Grants were running their


business. The game was up. They must be really stupid people. To


think they can get away with such a thing. Because in this day and age,


there's a lot of things traceable. Because they were doing it through


e-mail, bank account transfers and such, I just don't know how they


thought they could get away with it. The Grants were arrested on


suspicion of fraud. Having managed to con hundreds of people out of


their holidays, they were brought to Guildford police station for


questioning. Whilst Derren and Tracey had plenty to say about


their villa to potential customers, to police it was a different matter.


You are aware, Mr Grant, aren't you, of a number of outstanding debts?


No comment. You've tried to obtain money fraudulently from these


holidaymakers, whilst knowing they would not be able to use the


services of the villa and the facilities there. No comment.


Mr and Mrs Grant maintained their not guilty plea right up to the day


of the trial. What right did either of you have


to fraudulently mislead these people that the villa was available


for rent? No comment. Mrs Grant was questioned for a number of hours


and never gave one answer to a single question. No comment.


She chose, as is her right, of course, to reply "no comment" to


all the questions put to her. December, at the Crown Court here


in Guildford, at the 11th hour, the Grants had a change of heart.


the last minute, pleaded guilty, so the actual trial did not go ahead,


and then they were sentenced in December. I am glad they didn't get


away with it in the end. They've been punished. He stated he was


responsible for sending all of those e-mails, despite them being


in Tracey's name. Because of that, Mr Grant was sentenced to 27


months' imprisonment and Tracey Grant, his wife, was sentenced to 9


months' imprisonment for their part in the fraud. I think, to be quite


honest, it was just greed. They were living far beyond their means.


They had no means of employment at the time, and their daughter was


attending a private school. While the Grants are holidaying at Her


Majesty's pleasure, it looks like their victims will only ever see a


fraction of their money back. Meanwhile, there are lessons to be


learned. To safeguard yourself, I think it is quite difficult in that


environment. However, there is insurance out there, either through


your bank account or through these companies that advertise, that


specifically cover fraud advertising. So if this case


happens, you are covered by your insurance company. Two to three


people involved in this case have received their money back through


their bank account or through this insurance scheme. I'm still in


shock and disbelief that somebody could actually do that, and to


think they can actually get away with it. I just don't think they


realise how hurtful and disappointed people can be. Some of


the websites offer an insurance policy and when people are booking


a holiday for something like this, perhaps that is something they need


to think about, to book the insurance with the website and that


hopefully will protect them. really would think twice about


using a private owner again. Although I have used private owners


previous to this and everything's been OK. I suppose now it is a big


Finally tonight, imagine getting a call to tell you that the body of


one of your distant relatives has just been found. Someone, perhaps,


who died nearly 100 years ago. Making that call is the job of a


specialist unit with the Ministry Sue Raftree is in London. She's


trying to find out about some men who died almost 100 years ago in


northern France. I've come here to see the archivist at the Honourable


Artillery Company, to discuss the remains of four soldiers that were


found in Bullecourt in August 2009. These soldiers were killed in the


First World War. Like many casualties, they were buried by


their comrades near the battlefield where they died. Identifying them


won't be easy. The identity discs were blown off the soldiers because


they were not steel, as they are today. So therefore, it is very


difficult. But we do establish - and have established in the past -


personal identification of soldiers. We are very hopeful that this will


happen in this instance. It's a typical case for Sue, who works for


the MoD in Gloucestershire. When the remains of servicemen from the


two world wars are discovered, it's her job to identify them, find


relatives and arrange a military burial. Today, she is meeting


regimental archivist Justine Taylor. We actually have a very kind


volunteer in Antwerp who's compiled a list of Second Battalion members


who died in the First World War. Justine's been very helpful and


she's provided the war diary, lots of information, lots of very


informative books. We know the heights of the four soldiers that


have been found. I'm very excited. I've got to this stage where we may


be able to identify somebody. excited, but she knows these things


take time. Remains of some of the many thousands of war heroes still


listed as missing, with no known grave, are found each year around


the world. Some can be easier to identify than others. The wreckage


of a British bomber's been found in Italy and thanks to detailed flight


records, Sue knows exactly who was on board.


BBC London 94.9. Robert Elms, weekdays from midday, and Saturday


morning. It means another trip to London, this time for a radio


appeal. Now, I know there's a case you're working on at the moment.


Tell us a bit about that. About four months ago, a Boston aircraft


BZ590 was found in Italy. Boston was on a reconnaissance


mission when it was shot down in 1945, just weeks before the end of


the war in Europe. The crew, including David Rakes and Alexander


Bostock, all died. Their relatives have come forward, but Sue needs to


find one other family. One that we need to find now is Flight Sgt


David Millard-Perkins' family. that's why you're here today,


because we might just be able to help. Sue will have to wait to see


if anyone gets in touch, but when families do, they usually want to


know much more. She's in Wiltshire, meeting relatives of a soldier


whose remains have been found in the Midlands. -- Netherlands.


to meet you. I'm June. And they've turned out in their numbers. For


them, this is all about finding out what happened to the man who was


lost but not forgotten. Right, then, well, thank you very much for


coming today. I know you've come from a long way and I appreciate it


very much. He was my gran's brother and she talked about him all the


time. I was really little then. She died when I was about 10. But


that's how I remember him. Being really important in her life,


really. But it always felt like he was... You know, like I knew him. I


still call him Uncle Lewis, you know? Even though he was my Great


Uncle Lewis. Lewis Curtis from Cornwall was a member of the


Wiltshire Regiment. He died in October 1944. His battalion had


been advancing through Holland, but met fierce resistance from the


Germans. Today, his family are learning about where he was


discovered, and plans for his burial. So we are effectively


looking at the first available opportunity being July onwards.


There is a lot to take in, and if you just slowly absorb it, that's


lovely. It certainly is a lot to take in. But for everyone, it has


been a poignant day. This whole thing has been very emotional for


all of us. Today has brought all of us together, as a family, you know?


And we were saying that we very rarely get to get together these


days. I feel very honoured to have met such a marvellous family, and


to be part of such an exciting adventure that we're going to go on


and that in the end, we can have closure for this family.


One family close to getting that final closure. But what about Sue's


other cases? It's now several weeks since her meeting with the


regimental archivist in London about those First World War


soldiers. So is there any news? Bullecourt, yes, we've done some


more research with the archivist, and two of them have now been


identified. Both were identified by artefacts - personal artefacts.


Two soldiers identified, and now begins the task of tracking down


the families. And that's not easy, as Sue is finding out on the Boston


Bomber case. Unfortunately, that radio appeal hasn't had the impact


she'd hoped. Regrettably, there were no callers regarding the


identification of the family for Perkins, however we've now gone to


the Commonwealth War Graves. They've put it on their website and


we are now trying to trace him through other means.


When Sue does manage to complete a case, it often ends a mystery that


has haunted families for years. When Edward Hartley was killed, his


loved ones knew he had died, but very little else. I think my mother


must always have wondered what happened to Edward. He would have


perhaps been the love of her life, so she must have wondered all the


rest of her life - she lived to be 86 - what has happened to him.


Lance Sgt Hartley died at Arnhem in Holland, during Operation Market


Garden, the unsuccessful attempt by the Allies to force their way into


Germany in 1944. His remains were identified seven years ago. Sue


traced his daughter and she was guest of honour at a rededication


It was really emotional. I think the kind of occasion where all the


hairs stand up on the back of your neck. And you want to cry, as well,


really. It was really very, very special. Probably one of the best


days of my life. Yes, it was one of the best days of my life.


So, Sue's work can end up meaning so much to the families these men


left behind. She's back on the road again - this time in Hampshire. The


relatives of one of the First World War soldiers has been in touch.


family actually found me through the Great War Forum. They were


looking at the website and came across that we were trying to trace


the relatives of Capt Prichard. They contacted me, because I have a


lot to do with the Great War Forum. It was very fortuitous that they


were looking at that time. Hello, nice to meet you. Come in.


We are pleased to see you. I can only remember as a very young boy...


Londoner John Prichard died in May 1917. He was defending a position


near the village of Bullecourt in northern France. His company was


almost completely wiped out in the attack. 95 years on, his family


were amazed to discover his remains had been found. I was shocked. When


I first saw that they had found his body, it was a complete shock. And


then I was ecstatic that we were very happy about that. I thought,


"I can't wait to tell the rest of the family". And, as my daughter


says, it makes it really real. It has suddenly brought World War I


right into your front room. You have a personal connection with it.


And we feel incredibly honoured, as a family. We will be the people


that finally lay this captain to rest. Another case drawing to a


close. And there's good news on the Boston Bomber crew man, too. David


Perkins' family has been in touch. Sue also hopes to start arranging


his burial soon. It's very frustrating at times, because the


work has to be very thoroughly investigated. There's only a team


of two - my colleague and I - and we both find it very rewarding.


It's an honour and a privilege to And that's just about all we've got


time for. I'll see you next week. Me, Jamie, Lexus and Caley sleep on


that dining room bit there. Children in poverty - the families


coping on the breadline in 2012. this was another part of the world,


the aid trucks would be heading out. But because it is our world, we


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