20/02/2012 Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire


The door locks fitted in millions of homes that are easily cracked by burglars. And the story of one of the greatest cyclists never to have competed in the Olympics.

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How safe is your house - we investigate the locks fitted to


millions of homes. Burglars and West Yorkshire have known them for


years. I won by other using them. He just break the lock. Also denied,


grave digger. We need a man who is on call 24


hours a day as a funeral director for Bradford's Asian communities.


The family really do appreciate what you're doing. And the cycling


legend. We discover Beryl Burton, the greater say, that -- the


greatest cyclist never to compete West Yorkshire has the highest


burglary rate in the country and there is a particular type of


Brechin has started in Bradford that is on the increase. -- of


break-in. There is a lot fitter to millions of houses up and down the


country that can be broken in seconds. -- a lock. They still sell


these in DIY stores. The laptop a has gone, the mobile phones have


gone, everything that was sellable. Believe it or not, it will only


take two minutes to go through a Wodehouse in Leeds. This is an


increasingly familiar had -- side for scenes of criminal


investigators. I walk up because I heard a loud bang. I went to wake


up my boyfriend. He got up and went downstairs. We looked outside but


we could not see anyone around. We went back to bed and did not think


much more of it. When we got up this morning to go to work, we open


the front door and found that the outside of the front door lock had


been prised open, sort of forced open. Rebecca is by no means alone.


Locksmiths working for the security firm think they have been called


out almost every day to security break-ins whether lock has been


smashed. He explained that it was there different type of Locke, an


old fashioned type, and he recommended a new type of lock.


This is a a Europrofile lock. They are fitted to millions of homes


across the country. The problem is that some burglars have found that


it is very easy to break them and then just walk in through your


front door. It first started in the Bradford area and no more of a


quarter of all burglar's -- of all burglaries in West Yorkshire use


this method. Peter Finlay as a career burglar. He is now going


straight, but reckons he has burgled literally thousands of


homes. What does he make of the locks? I would just snap along.


is simpler, quicker. -- I would just snapped the lock. Figures for


this type of burglary have risen steadily in West Yorkshire. What


can be done about it? If you're not sure about the standard and quality


of the locks, contact your local crime prevention officer. Think


about getting in touch with a not- for-profit organisation, of which


there are a number in West George and alone. -- in West Yorkshire. At


the moment, there are no locks on the market which cannot in a new


standard. They are vulnerable to a specific type of attack. It can


take anything between 50 seconds and two minutes to force the locks.


We want to ensure that the new British Standard locks are a lot


stronger than that and can resist attack. I would not want to put a


time frame on it, but the testing is extensive and the new locks are


in the process of being tested. Between 50 seconds and two minutes.


We have been told that many of these locks can be broken a lot


quicker than that. To demonstrate just how easy it is to break in


using one of these locks, we are meeting with a formal -- of former


burglar who is now a security expert. A member of the public as a


it allowed us to test the theory on their front door. You're happy with


what you're doing. The door is locked. Ready when you are. Off you


Michael, that was 42 seconds. That was slow. Very slow for will stop


how easy was that to get in? I was very surprised how easy it was.


That broke off very easily and all I had to do then is take the


mechanism out. That really shows just how easy it is. It is amazing,


absolutely amazing. When you look at the security on the Lochend, --


on the lock, you gain get through that so easy. 42 seconds. You're


not doing this every day. Someone who knows what they're doing, who


knows how fast that could have been? I reckon you could cut that


down to 15 seconds. Really? That is quite worrying, isn't it? It is. A


big worry. We have arranged for a security company to fix the broken


lock. The security officer was not surprised by how quickly he broken.


There does not surprise me. It was the first time he attempted to do


it. If he took this kind of lock out of circulation, we that are


long way to helping? Yes. That is easier said than done. Many


councils and housing associations have lock replacement programmes,


there are still hundreds of thousands of these cylinder locks


on homes across Yorkshire. Was to be done? We have come to the Master


locksmiths Association to find out. At this testing facility, the great


new locks through a series of tests. Typically, that would be operated


either 30,000, 50,000 or 100,000 times. So this is about testing new


locks? It is about durability. After you have done a number of


operations you want, you could to key in at any Judita still


operating. What is this? This is a torture machine. It twists things -


- torsion machine. We have set this one up to deal protest. -- to do up


test. At parties moving that way, trying to remove the plug. This is


testing what is happening of someone is trying to pull the


locker part? Absolutely. So you're taking the same approach that a


burglar might take? Yes. We replicated using certain tools. We


want to see that that performs to a certain level. The idea behind that


is to delay any kind of burglar who wants to get into that property. We


want to slow them down as much as we can. Unfortunately, there are


still plenty of the cylinder locks out there. All the couple of days


after Rebecca was burglar, -- was burgled, another burglary has


happened. I did not realise the extent of it. My husband said, or


laptops have gone, the mobile phones have gone. Everything that


was down here that the sellable. Christine had thought her locks


were secured but she certainly does not now. I was advised this morning


at a fight to get through my insurance company, they would


probably do like for like and I was not happy at the thought of that. I


would not feel safe in this house of the pit the same kind of locks


back on. I made some enquiries and the police advised me and that is


why we have got these in. With so many walks on the market, I can be


confusing. If you're not sure about how good they are, the best advice


is to talk to your local climate crime reduction officer. -- crime


reduction officer. Coming up - freewheeling.


We celebrate the life of a And Bradford, a unique relationship


has developed between the Muslim community and of white working-


class builder who is responsible for burying their dead. Graham is


on call 24 hours a day should he be needed, and over the last 20 years,


has cemented his position as a key member of the community. We have


Grief is universal. There are few places where that is more evident


than this Bradford cemetery. Opened in 1860, this was Bradford's first


municipal cemetery. Now, Scholemoor is open to thousands of graves,


Christian, Jew and, for the latter part of the century, -- a last


It's rare to be invited to glimpse the rituals of other cultures and


watching from the sidelines as these Shia Muslims lay a loved one


to rest, I'm struck by many things. Can you stand out of the way,


please? But none are more surprising to me than the man at


the centre of proceedings. I didn't go to school to be a gravedigger.


It happened about 17 years ago, I was asked to help out and won a


grave tending to around two a month, -- turned into. Then, I'm for all


six. This year has been 98. -- four. The day starts early. No-one wants


to see the mechanics of grave digging and this section of the


cemetery will have many visitors before morning has fully


established its hazy light. I had assumed Graham's job was simply


digging a hole, but in fact the job is more about building than digging.


For a Muslim burial, they believe that the body sits up. Not


physically, spiritually. That it sits up. Different people believe


different things. So what we do here is put it three blocks high,


so that when the body goes into the grave, the angel of death can come


along. We very people 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a


year. So no holidays for you? holidays for me.


One faith with two sects, but there are many different communities in


Bradford, each with different requirements - and Graham has


learnt them all. There is a lot of job satisfaction in this. You are


helping a family in need, are due, really? -- are due. And the family


really do appreciate what you are doing. Bad weather families start


coming, you get to know the family and they tell you about the person


-- and when the families start to come. You don't know what they are


like when you bury them, but a few days later you find out all about


them. What started as an economic


decision became a cultural and emotional journey that has


surprised him as much as the people who depend on him.


People like Ghulam Rasool, who oversees burials in this section of


Scholemoor. He will listen to you and he will help you the best way


that he can do. The Asian people, whoever is involved in the


Secretary, they just love him. Most people will ring him even before


they ring the funeral director. "Graham, so-and-so has died". He


knows and he will try and help people. Graham, obviously, is not


Muslim. No. Did you ever have a problem with people saying we don't


like...? I think it 15 years, three or four people made that comment.


He is not a Muslim, is he? No, he is not. Countrified a Muslim?


Probably can, but I like him the way he has -- can't you find.


Even outside the cemetery, Graham's popularity is inescapable. His main


trade as a builder has come in handy for little jobs like mosque


extensions. Today he's digging out the entire floor of an old Bradford


nightclub, which will eventually become a new madrassa for young


Asian women. Everywhere he goes, someone wants something. Which is


why for one hour a day, he heads to the other side of the city for


lunch. Been there is a breakaway. I need a break for about an hour away


-- been areas. Sometimes I have been with people who are quite


emotional and it is not the most pleasant of jobs sometimes,


especially in winter. You need to sometimes get away from it.


ever want to say no when the phone rings? When it is snowing, and you


are in the cemetery at 8pm, you do think a little bit like that. But


no, I just go home and have a bath and start again.


Today is quiet - no burials. Instead of taking the day off,


Graham's moved to a different part of the cemetery - where he's


working for free. This terribly sad corner of


Scholemoor is the snow drop garden - a memorial for the tiniest of


babies. As you can see, it's a work in progress driven by Graham, who


has first-hand understanding of this kind of grief. We had a child


that have died, so I do understand the feelings of the parents in the


cemetery. It is part of a grieving process that a lot of people have


to go through and it is a difficult time for a lot of people.


His efforts haven't gone unnoticed by the families affected. It wasn't


a nice place to go, it was a place where we knew we had to go and take


things, to honour our babies, but now to see it and go and the work


that had -- Graham has done, it is almost a pleasure to go and sit


there and while away a bit of time and talk to them. A I am not the


only one who has been doing it, a lot of people have contributed. The


parents have contributed, the council has contributed.


Always on call. Even while I'm talking to him, he's summoned back


to work. From death to burial is swift in the Muslim world, with


everything being completed within 24 hours.


In what seems like the blink of an eye, the cemetery is suddenly full


of men. Women are not permitted at the graveside. To the untrained eye,


it seems chaotic. Listen, slowed down. Below are the


tapes down. Mourners swarm around the open casket. Slowdown,


everybody. A slowdown. A son weeps and prayers are said.


The void Graham spoke of earlier is covered with blocks and earth - or


mitty - is thrown in as a final act. Two angels coming, when they


questioned to you, you should be giving them the answer. Afterwards,


we pray for him, to Almighty our, please forgive his sins. Anything


he did good, please make more good things.


Then as quickly as the crowd arrived, they are gone, leaving the


Imam alone for final prayers. organised chaos. Well organised


chaos. Sometimes it does get a little bit emotional and people are


a little bit upset. People want to be as close as they can.


Chaotic, constant, cold. Graham's is an unusual life. On the quiet,


over 20 years, he's broken down as many cultural walls as he's built


from brick and stone. It is nice that people do actually respect you.


Everywhere I go, I get "Hello, Graham". I get extra per chorus,


extra samosas, or people knock 50p In all the history of Yorkshire's


Sport men and women, few people compared to Beryl Burton. She is


considered to be one of the greatest cyclists who ever lived


and she made the Morley Cycle Club famous around the world. And yet


few people would even recognise that name. Now the cycling


journalist Phil Liggett believes it is about time she was given the


recognition that she deserves. It's a stirring site for sure - the


cream of the Great Britain cycling team speeding round the Velodrome


in Manchester as they prepare for glory at this summer's Olympics.


But you know, however Clyde -- higher they climb in the medal


table, there is one cyclist in whose shadow they will struggle to


escape. A Yorkshirewoman who dominated the sport for more than a


quarter of a century, but now whose exploits have largely been


forgotten. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Beryl


Burton reigned supreme. Beryl Burton set a scorching place. It


wasn't long before she leaves the Russian Trading. -- pace.


Best British All-Rounder 25 years in a row, seven times world


champion. MBE. Promoted to OBE. was well ahead of her time. She


could win malty championship on the road and on the track which has


only just been replicated by Mark Cavandish. I don't think any other


Brit has done that. And despite reaching the pinnacle


of her sport, none of it ever went to her head. I did feel personally


that I have got something that they haven't, because I don't feel I


have anything special about me. I just have two legs, two arms, a


body and a heart and lungs. For Beryl's relatives, her will to


win dominated family life. Washing she could immediately?


quite. A -- was she good. The first year, we actually pushed her around


and the second year, she rode out the side of us. And the third year,


we saw the back wheel. Because she just rode away. She did like to be


the best in everything. everything, yes. She put her role


effort into being the best -- her whole effort. She didn't expect it


could be easy. She really tried, whether it was cleaning the house


or racing bike, everything was a challenge. A game, really.


Growing up as a sickly child, Beryl was determined her fitness was


never again in question. She would go out and do 100 miles, no messing.


That was her fault of trading. I don't think many women could do it


and that was what made her great -- that was her form of a training.


For Charlie, who gave up his own cycling career to coach Beryl,


success brought its own reward. was nice to know that the person


you felt so much about what actually winning. I was lucky


enough to know Beryl and in all my years as a cyclist and a journalist


I never met anyone quite like her. Although it was 40 years ago, one


memory that will never leave me is when I dance with Beryl and -- at


the Sports Writers' Association dinner. She nearly threw me off the


floor. She was simply that strong. Her strength came through sheer


hard graft. As an amateur, she couldn't afford to race full-time


and had to balance her cycling career with a series of physical


jobs on local farms. When you go training, I feel I am working my


body to 90%. The other 10% has to come when you're racing. You cannot


train your body 100% all the time or you would burn yourself into the


ground. Meanwhile, her no-nonsense approach


to diet and training would have shocked today's coaching elite.


eat a lot of liver and fish and chicken. I am not one for having


stakes every meal because they are far too expensive. -- stake. I bake


each week, home-made fruitcake and flap Jack, all that sort of thing.


But I obviously verdict of, because I don't put weight on. -- burned it


off. But in a nation where cycling was


seen as recreation not a sport, she was always facing an uphill


struggle. Why did she never become an icon


after all of her achievements? think it was because of the


standing of cycle sports in the eyes of the general public at the


time. Now we know it is massive. At that time, a bit of a Cinderella


sport. Her performances were big, the sport wasn't.


But while cycling had a small following in Britain, in the rest


of Europe it was huge. And Beryl was its star.


Perhaps her crowning achievement was a double World Championship in


East Germany in 1960. Today, Charlie and Denise are about to be


shown film of the event for the first time.


It was shot by a documentary team from the Germany Democratic


Republic the year before the Iron Curtain came down. There is my


mother. In the play in Jersey, that is the British Jersey. -- plane.


This is amazing. This is the pursuit world final. She sticks to


That Stadium is packed. 60,000. There is not a spare seat. Just


amazing. After the championships in Germany, it was back to work with a


bump. There was barely a ripple of interest in her fantastic


achievement. I think she summed it up in her autobiography when she


said, "I was a double world champion in an international sport


and it might as well have been the ladies' darts final than at the


local as far as Britain was concerned". In France or Germany,


she would have probably been paraded in an open-top bus. You


certainly get the feeling she had a point.


And it's a complaint she might still have today. Even in her


adopted home town of Morley, who's cycle club she made famous around


the world, she's hardly a household name. Beryl Burton? Actress. Never


heard of her. Beryl Burton? No idea. Something to do with cycling? I am


not quite sure, it was years ago. But among the Morley Club veterans


and colleagues from National Cycling Championship team who raced


with and against Beryl, there's still a huge wealth of affection.


You represented her team mate for a first time -- for her time in the


sixties, and then you came along and that is Beryl's bike you have


got. It fitted to by sheer coincidence. We must have been the


same size. Does it go as fast as when Beryl Roddik? No. -- Rd it.


To her team-mates, she was both an inspiration and a friend. She was


demanding a certain way that she was very kind and easy to get on


with. You did your best and that was all she asked Dobbie. I can


remember once upon a time feeling absolutely awful and I just thought,


no, everyone is feeling as bad and we can win this, because she


encouraged you to do that. Beryl died as she had lived -


suddenly, and in Yorkshire while riding her bike.


And the cycling world flocked to honour one of its favourite stars.


She really did, with her team mate, make them more his cycle club the


best in Britain. She did, and when she died and we ran at the Memorial,


we had donations from all over the world. East Germany, Australia,


America, Canada. She was probably better known on the Continent that


she was in this country. Today, a memorial cabinet here at


the National Cycling Centre in Manchester contains most of her


cherished trophies. Pride of place in the centre of the Cabinet is the


rainbow jersey. Only a world champion can wear it. In Beryl's


day, it was virtually unknown in Britain and she won the 7th. Under


cross two disciplines. That is up - - something that every young kid


should come and look at and aspire to, the rainbow jersey.


But during her glittering career, one coveted prize eluded her. Beryl


missed out on Olympic gold simply because she was a woman - ladies


cycling events weren't included until 1984. And she'd be relishing


the prospect of lining up in London. Do you think she would have won an


Olympic medal? Without a doubt. If we could design a course for Beryl,


she would be a Olympic Women's time-trial champion in London.


Beryl legacy of medals speaks for itself -- Beryl's. They were


memorial garden and a mural showing her in full flow -- a memorial


Gordon. Yorkshire will not forget one of the their unsung heroes.


Beryl Burton really did take on the If you want to contact us about any


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Twitter. That is all from Bradford, make sure you join us for next


week's programme. We will be following a teenage girl as she


Jamie Coulson investigates the door locks fitted to millions of homes that burglars can break in seconds. Danni Hewson meets a Bradford grave digger and Tour de France commentator Phil Liggett rediscovers one of the greatest ever cyclists who never competed in the Olympics.

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