14/07/2017 Victoria Derbyshire


14/07/2017

After five acid attacks in the space of one evening in London, Joanna Gosling talks to a criminologist about why this kind of crime is increasing.


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Hello it's Friday July 14th, it's 9am.

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I'm Joanna Gosling, welcome to the programme.

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More acid attacks in London - police are investigating five

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attacks overnight which involved corrosive substances

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This was a shocking attack last night.

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Somebody's left with life-changing injuries, and this is something

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we've been concerned about in the Home

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As the Government launches a fresh crackdown on drug use,

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we speak exclusively to a woman whose son was groomed

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I would ask where he's been, he wouldn't say anything.

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Just literally his manner towards me wasn't very nice.

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What I would call from an angel child turned into a monster.

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You can hear the full interview shortly.

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And, they wanted their wedding dance to be knock-out.

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We'll talk to the couple whose Dirty Dancing routine didn't go

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exactly as planned when they started to practice for the big day.

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I was told, and I've seen a text since, that I ended up

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Then they put me through a CT scan to make sure I never did

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any damage to my brain, if I had one.

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Hello, welcome to the programme - we're live until 11am this morning.

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We want to hear about your embarrassing moments on the dance

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Do get in touch on all the stories we're talking about this morning -

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Police in East London are investigating five attacks

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which involved corrosive substances being thrown in people's faces.

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One of the victims has suffered what's been described

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The incidents all happened within 90 minutes in Hackney

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One teenager has been arrested on suspicion of grievous

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Andy Moore's report contains some distressing images.

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This was the scene of the most serious attack last night,

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the victim was apparently delivering takeaway food when a pair of men

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Police say a corrosive substance was thrown in his face.

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He was taken to hospital with what they described

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In the space of just over an hour, police were alerted to five

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very similar attacks, the motive on each occasion

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The Government says it is keen to crack down on this type of crime.

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This was a shocking attack last night.

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Somebody is left with life-changing injuries,

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and this is something that we've been concerned

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about in the Home Office for some time.

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We've been working very closely with our colleagues in law

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enforcement to get a better picture of actually what is happening,

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as you quite rightly say it's happening in pockets

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Acid attacks in England have doubled since 2012.

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21-year-old Resham Khan and her cousin Jameel Mukhtar

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were attacked shortly after they had been celebrating her 21st

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Acid was thrown through the window of their car.

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My face started melting, my clothes started to burn,

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my shorts started sticking to me, there was smoke coming

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Moped crime is also on the increase, especially in London.

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Delivery drivers in east London say they've been faced

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by an escalating crime wave from knife-wielding gangs.

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Annita McVeigh is in the BBC Newsroom with a summary

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The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has launched a new strategy

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to tackle illegal drug use, after what the Home Office calls

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a dramatic increase in the number of deaths from drugs in England

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The strategy focuses on helping addicts to recover and makes clear

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there'll be no legal changes to decriminalise the use of drugs.

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Our home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw reports.

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Police raids against dealers have been the traditional way of clamping

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It's estimated to cost the UK ?10.7 billion a year.

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And the new Government drug strategy says that approach will continue

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along with renewed efforts to get people off drugs.

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That's what they do at the Harbour Centre in London.

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Support people affected by drugs and help them rebuild their lives.

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The Home Secretary Amber Rudd visited the centre this week.

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She said her drugs strategy will focus on recovery.

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People who are recovering from drugs often need help with housing,

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they need help with employment, they might have mental health

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difficulties, and in this strategy we've acknowledged that,

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we've embraced that, I've set out clear expectations

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for local authorities about working with recovery to make sure

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that these additional elements are supplied.

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The 2017 drug strategy is the first for seven years.

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It says there should be treatment tailored to the needs of drug users.

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A new national recovery champion will help co-ordinate services.

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And there will be measures to deal with new drug threats,

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including substances intended to enhance the experience of having

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Amber Rudd's involvement in a new cross-Government drug

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strategy board will give the plans political impetus, but she's set

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to disappoint people who say drug possession should no longer

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Children and teenagers from middle-class families

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are being groomed to sell drugs by criminal gangs, according

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The report from the Parliamentary Group on Runaway and Missing

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Children and Adults warns that children from better-off

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backgrounds are being used in a drug distribution model

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known as county lines, which typically involves city gangs

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branching out into county or coastal towns to sell heroin

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A mother whose child was groomed in this way says it was a living

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nightmare. I didn't know who to cool, I knew something was happening

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but to find out he was being exploited in such a way was

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devastating. I would ask where he has been, he wouldn't say anything.

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Just literally his manner towards me wasn't very nice. What I would call

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from an angel child turned into a monster. Because that came with

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abuse, verbal and physical. The BBC has learned

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that the Government is preparing a review of building regulations

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in England, following As results of checks on tall

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buildings have come in, civil servants have expressed shock

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at how the official rule books They remain unclear

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whether the problem is the rules President Trump will be the guest

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of honour at the Bastille Day He was invited to mark

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France's National Day by the country's President,

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Emmanuel Macron. The two leaders will watch

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the traditional military parade which, this year,

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has US troops marching alongside French soldiers to mark

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the centenary of America's Crowds are expected to line

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the streets for the funeral The six-year-old Sunderland fan won

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a legion of supporters across the country, including

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the footballer Jermain Defoe, who has left training in Spain to be

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at the funeral. Bradley died last Friday

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after suffering from a rare cancer. Two police forces have become

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the first in the UK to set up A helicopter can cost

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hundreds of pounds per hour but the remote-controlled

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miniature alternative provides an eye-in-the-sky

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for a fraction of the price to help with searches for missing people,

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responding to road crashes Beyonce has shared the first picture

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of herself with her twins to celebrate them turning

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one month old. The US singer confirmed

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they are called Sir Carter and Rumi, which had been rumoured

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after she and husband Jay-Z filed The post clocked up more

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than 2 million likes That's a summary of the latest BBC

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News - more at 9:30am. Let's catch up with the sport now

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with Jessica. Hello, good morning to you. Tennis

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fans would have wanted to be talking about the first British woman into a

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Wimbledon final for 40 years this morning but it was a step to bar for

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Johanna Konta who came up against Venus Williams, five-time champion,

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who is playing some of her best tennis at the moment. She won the

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match in straight sets but content remains upbeat, saying she believes

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she can win Wimbledon in the future. Centre Court favourite Roger Federer

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will be back there later today as he bids to win an eighth Wimbledon

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singles title, he faces Tomas Berdych in the semifinals. Sam

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Querrey take Sunil Narine Cilic ahead of that.

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Wayne Rooney is impressing back in an Everton shirt, he has already

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scored his first goal, a brilliant long-range effort on his debut

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during their pre-season tour of Tanzania. Rooney back at Everton

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after signing from Manchester United.

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And the three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has lost the

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leaders' yellow jersey in this year's race after a gruelling day in

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the mountains on stage 12. The finished in seventh.

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That is all from me for now, Mike Bushell will be back at Wimbledon at

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9:30am and I will be back at around 10am.

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Thank you, see you later. We have got a text from you to read out

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about embarrassing moment at weddings, you may have seen the

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couple who wanted to do the Dirty Dancing At lift at their wedding and

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not themselves out rehearsing, we will speak to them later. This text

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is, I fell during a ceilidh, my dress got caught under my shoes. I

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have always been a fall so it is no surprise I fell on my wedding day!

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Thank you for that, let us know if you have any experiences you would

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like to share this morning. On the programme this meaning there

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are two stories about the effects of drug use in the UK and what can be

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done to tackle the problem. As we reported in the news,

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the Government is launching a new drugs strategy

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which will specifically target psychoactive substances,

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once known as legal highs, performance-enhancing drugs

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and prescription medicines. Ministers are concerned

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because there has been a spike in deaths amongst people

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using those substances. There's also a focus this morning

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on people who sell drugs, with a new warning from MPs that

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children and teenagers from all backgrounds,

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including affluent ones, are in danger of grooming

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by criminal gangs. We'll speak to guests on both

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stories in a moment. First, our reporter Simon Cox has

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spoken exclusively to a mother who's child was groomed

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by a criminal gang He's done very well at school,

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he's had good academic achievement, very good,

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never had any problems He supported the school,

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he was involved in sports to the point where he was involved

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in football, hockey, basketball. He was a very key player,

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and was actually featured in the local newspaper

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for very good work. When did you realise

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that there were problems? It was in 2012, he was exploited

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to sell class A drugs and what came with that was him going missing

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for quite a long time. When did you find out

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that he was selling drugs? There was one occasion when he came

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home and I heard a rustling at the door, and to my horror

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he was actually dealing from my home so effectively he was getting calls

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on his mobile phone and asking whoever it was, who was willing

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to purchase, to come to my gate. And then it progressed to him

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being out on the street most of the time, which was more or less

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what he was doing when he was Nowhere to be heard,

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nowhere to be seen. How did you cope with that,

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when he was away and you have I didn't know what

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to do, who to call. I knew obviously something

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was happening but to find out that he had been exploited in such

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a way was devastating. I would ask where he has been,

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he wouldn't say anything. Just literally his manner

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towards me wasn't very nice. What I would call from an angel

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child turned into a monster. Because that came with abuse,

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verbal and physical. I was basically at a loss, I didn't

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know who to call, what to do. Initially, as any parent would do,

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I was going out there But obviously I found

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that there was more to it than that. When I had exhausted that,

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I was a nervous wreck by the time It could be that one of his peers

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that had family members that are into criminal activity

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asked their brother or sister There's also the other side

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where you could literally be I think personally he has gone

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through all of those stages. What about police

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and social services? I had quite a journey

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with all of those services, because unfortunately, with every

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service that I was trying, to prevent this, I was always told

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that my son would have to have worse problems in order to get

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the support that I needed. I have screamed, I have shouted,

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I have done everything possible to try and prevent my son

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from getting deeper and this was before I knew how complex

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being involved in this was. I was trying to stop that,

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but every which way I turned He's OK, but I'm very

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fortunate to have him here. He nearly passed away

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after being stabbed. As much as, OK, he's alive

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and he's in a hospital bed, when I saw him I just broke

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down, I just thought, His words to me were,

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"It's all right, Mum, I'm OK, What would help for people

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like you and other families There has to be a response team

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that is working together because I had to be dealing

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with so many services Unfortunately they were not

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talking to each other, so there was always something that

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hadn't been done or that could've been done or should've been done,

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or that was done that There was never anybody that could

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see what the other person was doing. What would you say to a parent

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who ends up in your situation? I really truly say reach out for any

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help that you can get. That is the mother of one teenage

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boy who was groomed to deal drugs. Let's talk now to Labour MP

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Ann Coffey, who chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group

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who produced the report on the dangers of children

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being groomed to sell drugs. Thank you very much for joining us.

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How common do you think that story is? I think it is difficult to know

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how extensive the grooming of children and young people by

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criminal gangs is. Certainly I think it is very underreported.

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Interestingly enough, 80% of police forces reported some activity in

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their area and it is clear those gangs who currently operate in the

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big cities are looking to extend their drug operations into quieter

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Townsend seaside resorts outside those cities, particularly targeting

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children and young people to run drugs to their new business

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operations. Tell us more about the evidence heard by your committee

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about who is being specifically targeted, and how? We had a Round

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Table in which we had lots of the agencies that are involved with

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this, who talked and gave evidence. It is not clear the extent to which

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children are targeted. Part of the difficulty is that when children go

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missing, they have a return interview. If you are not aware that

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children are being exploited in this way you may not take that up at the

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return interview. And children being exploited to run drugs are very

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reluctant to disclose that because they have committed a criminal

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offence and of course are worried about repercussions from the

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organised crime behind them which has recruited them to run drugs in

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the first place. Your report specifically talks about concerns

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that children and young people from middle-class families are being

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groomed. Why are you highlighting bat and what is the evidence? We are

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drawing concerns about the fact that all children... And sometimes what

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happens is when you talk about exploitation of children, people

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think it is children from a particular group that are vulnerable

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to this, and they are vulnerable, but we forget that it is all

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children and we have a duty to protect all children, including

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those from better off backgrounds who we might not think are

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vulnerable, and they go unnoticed. This was exactly the problem with a

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parent you interviewed, she is effectively a middle-class parent.

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Her son's missing episodes were perhaps not seen in the way that

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they should have been because perhaps maybe the agencies did not

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connect the risk to him in the way they might have done with a child

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from a different type of background. And you mentioned the reluctance for

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kids to say what is going on because they have done something illegal.

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How should they be treated? If they have done something illegal, the law

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sees it in terms of punishment? That is the problem. We need to

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understand this is another form of ruthless exploitation of children

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and we should not make the same mistakes that were made in Rotherham

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and Rochdale of starting by blaming children for what they do, and we

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should look at them as children that need to be protected, children that

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are exploited, we should look to bring to justice the people hiding

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behind these children and look at them as children that need to be

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safeguarded, not criminalised. Ann Coffey, thank you very much.

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Well let's turn now to the Government's new plans

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of psychoactive substances, once known as legal highs,

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as well as performance-enhancing drugs and prescription medicines.

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Cut the fear of being labelled a criminal being prosecuted be a

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barrier in preventing people from coming forward to seek help? Here is

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the Home Office Minister Sarah Newton. We have consulted very

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carefully on the strategy involving a wide range of stakeholders. It is

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really important that we send out a very clear message to people that

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these drugs are very harmful. That is why we make them illegal and that

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is why we put every effort into reducing demand, by educating about

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the harm is, by reducing supply, by taking really world leading

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international efforts to prevent the drugs coming into the country. It is

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quite right that we have new powers to the Psychoactive Substance Act

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which came in last year to crackdown on new drugs coming through, like

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legal highs, chemsex drugs and the appalling zombie spice that we saw

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last year. It is right that we try to prevent people from taking it.

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But there are many vulnerable people who take drugs, that is why we have

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recovery at the centre of what we are doing so if people started to

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take drugs there are really good services for them to help them break

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that habit and leading meaningful full life in society.

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Lets get some reaction from Michael O'Toole, chief executive

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He helped draw up the Government's strategy.

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Thank you for joining us, two words sound conflicting, one talks about

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crackdown, the other recovery. How would you summarise this approach? I

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think what we like about the new strategy is, as you hint at, it

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recognises that the single approach will not work. There is no silver

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bullet which will tackle the drugs problem, it is about different

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approaches at different stages. The strategy picked up four key themes,

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one is about the criminal approach, which is to disrupt and stop the

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supply, the second is to focus on recovery, try to build recovery to

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help those people that have drug misuse problems. Thirdly they

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recognise it is a global thing, so acting in the UK alone will not stop

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the drug problem. It is about the global system of drugs. I think the

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final element which, for us, it's really exciting, is it really

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recognises that trying to prevent people getting into problems with

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drugs in the first place makes the most sense. Having an approach to

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try to prevent drug use, particularly working with young

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people and educating them about the risks of drugs and helping young

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people be more resistant to drugs has to makes sense. What is the

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picture with drugs in this country at the moment, if you look at the

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statistics the number of 15 to 16-year-olds has fallen from 10.5%

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to 8%, but the number of deaths has increased quite dramatically. That

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is true. Obviously we should welcome that. We cannot be complacent. Drug

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trends are always changing and the minister in the piece before talks

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about the Psychoactive Substances Act and the need to try to cut up

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the risks of new and emerging drugs all the time, there are new trends

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taking place all the time. The reason for the difference between an

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overall decline in drug use and an increase in deaths is quite complex

:23:55.:24:01.

but it is around an old cohorts of opiate users coming to a point

:24:02.:24:08.

where, tragically, many are dying. In terms of use by young people in

:24:09.:24:12.

particular, there is definitely quite a strong decline. That is

:24:13.:24:17.

really good. But we need to build upon that and be watchful of these

:24:18.:24:21.

trends around new and emerging drugs. That is very interesting to

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look at why drug use among the young is decreasing. What would you put it

:24:27.:24:32.

down to? There is a real combination of factors. Part of it is about

:24:33.:24:37.

culture, youth culture changes and there are different trends around

:24:38.:24:43.

music and clubs and festivals etc. Part of it is about young people

:24:44.:24:47.

gaining some skills to be more resilient, to want to make more

:24:48.:24:53.

informed and healthier choices. What is really fundamental to that is

:24:54.:24:57.

about building young people's resilience, which you do through

:24:58.:25:01.

giving them confidence, helping them have healthy relationships with

:25:02.:25:06.

peers, having ambition and being able to think critically through the

:25:07.:25:09.

risks that they may face as they grow up. There is a lot of evidence

:25:10.:25:13.

to show that you can really develop those skills and attributes in young

:25:14.:25:18.

people but it has to be done in the right way. Just trying to scare

:25:19.:25:23.

young person about drugs is proven not to work. We had to be really

:25:24.:25:28.

careful about how we work with young people through schools and through

:25:29.:25:30.

the role that parents and carers can play. There are definitely some

:25:31.:25:36.

things we can do to help young people gain that resilience to these

:25:37.:25:40.

risks as they get older. Thank you very much, Michael O'Toole.

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Now, many couples planning to tie the knot spend

:25:44.:25:45.

a lot of time planning, and indeed practising,

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We're going to talk in a moment to one couple for whom that process

:25:48.:25:51.

Sharon Price and her fiance Andy Price were trying to recreate

:25:52.:25:55.

the scene from the classic 1980s film Dirty Dancing.

:25:56.:25:57.

Let's first of all take a look at what they were aiming for.

:25:58.:26:07.

# This could be love # Because I had the time of my life

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# And I never felt this way before # Yes, I swear

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# It's the truth... Now let's look at what actually

:26:22.:26:32.

happened. This is them wrapping up to make

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that famous jump from the film Dirty Dancing, about to get there, and

:26:39.:26:47.

then that. Oh, my gosh, you two. What a shame! What happened? Were

:26:48.:26:55.

not really sure, to be honest. I can remember her running up to me, me

:26:56.:27:00.

putting my hands on her hips, the rest of it is blank. Were you just

:27:01.:27:08.

both out cold after you collided? Andy was, I was just badly winded.

:27:09.:27:14.

And he was unconscious. Tell us about it. Why did you want to do

:27:15.:27:19.

that? This was part of your wedding rehearsals, you wanted to do this at

:27:20.:27:26.

your wedding? We are getting married next year, I love the film and we

:27:27.:27:30.

thought we could re-enact it, it did not go to plan. What is it about it

:27:31.:27:38.

that made you think you wanted to do that, rather than the traditional

:27:39.:27:43.

slow dance? Everybody does a slow dance, we just thought we would try

:27:44.:27:48.

something different. My niece and nephew were on the grass, doing it

:27:49.:27:53.

themselves. All they said, Sharon turned around and said why don't we

:27:54.:28:00.

give it a go now? That was your first crack at it? And the last!

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Have you decided you definitely won't be doing it for the wedding?

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Yes! Two feet on the ground. You were taken to hospital? What

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happened? I was concussed, I was in and out. I was not aware of what was

:28:23.:28:28.

going on anyway. I was told and I had seen a text since that I ended

:28:29.:28:34.

up with a neck brace on. They put me through a CT scan to make sure I

:28:35.:28:43.

didn't do any damage to my brain, if I had one. They just checked me over

:28:44.:28:46.

on an ECG as well. They were being there. As for Sharon, you would have

:28:47.:28:53.

to ask her. I was breathless, I couldn't catch my breath. Obviously

:28:54.:28:58.

I ended up with a sore back and neck. Obviously I landed on my back.

:28:59.:29:05.

Did the doctors know what had happened? You were having serious

:29:06.:29:13.

treatments, when you had to say why you were in hospital, what was it

:29:14.:29:19.

like? To be fair, I was not as that. I was in and out and it happened for

:29:20.:29:27.

quite a while. Sharon said when they spoke to her they had a bit of a

:29:28.:29:36.

laugh about it. What did they say? They could not believe it. They told

:29:37.:29:41.

us to keep two feet on the ground! What did your friends and family

:29:42.:29:46.

say? They were killing themselves with laughter. They can't believe

:29:47.:29:52.

all this is happening to us. We have had 12-macro comments that we are

:29:53.:29:58.

too old for this sort of thing. -- one or two comments. But we have had

:29:59.:30:03.

a laugh. Did you see the funny side straightaway? Not at the time, no.

:30:04.:30:08.

Once it was Sunday we started laughing at it. I think the pain was

:30:09.:30:14.

still there at the time. We were in quite a bit of pain at the time.

:30:15.:30:21.

Still a little bit tender but all right now. Is it mainly heard bride?

:30:22.:30:31.

Yeah! -- is it mainly hurt pride. I hate to say it but it is a shame no

:30:32.:30:35.

one had filmed it, do you wish it was caught on film? We have been

:30:36.:30:40.

asked so many times for the video, but we did not dare dream it would

:30:41.:30:46.

end up like this. It is certainly giving you a story to talk about

:30:47.:30:50.

forever. Are you sure you won't be tempted to try this on the wedding

:30:51.:30:55.

day? It is going to be the scene that people want to see, you

:30:56.:30:59.

successfully being able to capture the dream that you had for so long,

:31:00.:31:04.

to perform this on your wedding day? Never say never! Just make sure

:31:05.:31:09.

there are mattresses around if you practice it again! Good luck. It is

:31:10.:31:15.

really great to speak to you, good luck with the wedding. Thank you.

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Thank you. Sharon and Andy. In a moment we will have the latest

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news but first, the latest from Wimbledon.

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No dancing here, I promise! Centre Court is just about ready, they had

:31:37.:31:39.

the covers on in the last hour, there was a quick shower, but we are

:31:40.:31:43.

told it will be dry by the time the men's semifinals start at 1pm. The

:31:44.:31:48.

favourite very much Roger Federer, second of on court against Tomas

:31:49.:31:53.

Berdych, before that Marin Cilic against Sam Querrey. Let's bring you

:31:54.:31:57.

the 2015 women's champion, Marion Bartoli. You are playing soon in the

:31:58.:32:05.

presentation doubles, let's talk about Jo Konta first of all, she

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couldn't quite make it to the final, beaten by the five-time champion

:32:11.:32:14.

Venus Williams, but you were not too surprised? No, I think it was normal

:32:15.:32:19.

but she lost to Venus yesterday because of many factors but mainly

:32:20.:32:23.

is the experience of venous, five-time champion, she put so much

:32:24.:32:27.

pressure on Jo from the word go that it was difficult for her to keep it

:32:28.:32:36.

up. She did it extremely well up until the momentum switch when

:32:37.:32:39.

venous was able to put so much pressure on Jo. After that point, I

:32:40.:32:46.

think Jo really suffered from the pressure coming in and she went a

:32:47.:32:51.

bit inside her shell, and if you go inside your shell with Venus

:32:52.:32:54.

Williams you don't have a chance to come back in the match. But I think

:32:55.:32:58.

it will be great experience for her, she will learn the process, being in

:32:59.:33:03.

the quarterfinal is great, a bit of pressure, the semifinal is amazing

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but the pressure is just so tremendous and I don't even think

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about the final because that is another story! It is about small

:33:11.:33:14.

baby steps when you are learning but she is definitely in the right

:33:15.:33:21.

place. It is harnessing the pressure from the crowd because if you are

:33:22.:33:24.

not used to it it can be a negative with the home support for someone

:33:25.:33:28.

like Jo? Yes, the crowd went a little bit flat when Jo got broken

:33:29.:33:32.

early on in the second set and I think they lost their hopes a little

:33:33.:33:36.

bit, and it is something you have to remember, when the crowd is starting

:33:37.:33:40.

to go a little bit flat, you have to find them, and playing those tough

:33:41.:33:49.

matches, a tough one against Simona Halep as well, I think she arrived a

:33:50.:33:55.

bit fatigued and it is hard to mentally bounce back and get the

:33:56.:34:00.

crowd going as well, I think she was a little bit drained. As for Venus

:34:01.:34:06.

Williams, Jo will be back, but Venus Williams in a night final, she has

:34:07.:34:09.

won it five times already, did you think you would see this again? At

:34:10.:34:15.

the first time was in 2000. Loving her, I'm not surprised. I know how

:34:16.:34:18.

motivated she is a Wimbledon, I think because Serena is not there

:34:19.:34:22.

she feels she is on a mission, doing it for the Williams family! She was

:34:23.:34:28.

so sweet with me yesterday, I wrote her a good luck note at the

:34:29.:34:31.

beginning of the event and she carried it in her bag and said,

:34:32.:34:35.

look, you have to do this at every tournament now! She's really nice

:34:36.:34:39.

and such a competitor, yesterday she was speaking about the matches she

:34:40.:34:43.

lost at the French Open, tellingly, this will never happen again! I

:34:44.:34:47.

said, Venus, just enjoy the moment! She just wants to win everything

:34:48.:34:51.

when Serena is not there and that is why she is in the final once again.

:34:52.:35:00.

And she will do everything against Garbine Muguruza, who faced the

:35:01.:35:06.

other Williams sister before. I think she will feel free on the

:35:07.:35:14.

court, the help of Martinez has been a plus for her in this tournament,

:35:15.:35:17.

but that said I think venous will have maybe a bit too efficient on

:35:18.:35:26.

grass. We have to hand back to the studio

:35:27.:35:30.

now, oh, here we go, they are testing out the fire alarm!

:35:31.:35:37.

INAUDIBLE. I don't see anyone being able to

:35:38.:35:43.

challenge him. I think the way he plays right now, I dream to play

:35:44.:35:49.

tennis one day like that! Maybe you will play like it today in your

:35:50.:35:53.

doubles match! I haven't done it, but I will try! As the alarms go

:35:54.:35:58.

off, it is probably time to Andy back to Joanna!

:35:59.:36:00.

You battled valiantly against the background noise! Thank you both.

:36:01.:36:06.

A wedding dance fiasco following is from Sharon and Andy's experience,

:36:07.:36:11.

one person has addicted, no name, my middle-aged man dancing back-to-back

:36:12.:36:14.

with a big solid guy, she had seen him do the same routine with others,

:36:15.:36:18.

holding hands and surprising by lifting them off their feet, she

:36:19.:36:25.

thought she felt intense so she bent forward to manoeuvre, the next

:36:26.:36:31.

moment he went right over her head and everybody was stunned, how

:36:32.:36:34.

embarrassing! Keep those coming in, we love

:36:35.:36:38.

hearing those stories. Let's catch up with Annita McVeigh

:36:39.:36:40.

in the newsroom. Police in east London

:36:41.:36:42.

are investigating five attacks which involved corrosive substances

:36:43.:36:44.

being thrown in people's faces. The incidents happened

:36:45.:36:46.

within 90 minutes in Hackney One of the victims has what's been

:36:47.:36:51.

described as life-changing injuries. The Home Secretary has

:36:52.:36:55.

launched a new strategy to tackle illegal drug use,

:36:56.:37:00.

after what the Home Office calls a "dramatic" increase in the number

:37:01.:37:03.

of deaths from drugs in England It follows a rise in

:37:04.:37:06.

drug-related deaths in England and Wales and targets

:37:07.:37:11.

new psychoactive substances. The Home Secretary Amber Rudd said

:37:12.:37:15.

the plan will focus on recovery. The BBC has learned

:37:16.:37:20.

that the Government is preparing a review of building regulations

:37:21.:37:22.

in England, following As results of checks on tall

:37:23.:37:24.

buildings have come in, civil servants have expressed shock

:37:25.:37:31.

at how the official rulebooks They remain unclear

:37:32.:37:34.

whether the problem is the rules President Trump is guest of honour

:37:35.:37:37.

at the Bastille Day celebrations He was invited to mark

:37:38.:37:44.

France's National Day by the country's President,

:37:45.:37:48.

Emmanuel Macron. The two leaders will watch

:37:49.:37:50.

the traditional military parade which this year

:37:51.:37:55.

has US troops marching alongside French soldiers to mark

:37:56.:37:57.

the centenary of America's Crowds are expected to line

:37:58.:37:59.

the streets for the funeral The six-year-old Sunderland fan won

:38:00.:38:04.

a legion of supporters across the country, including

:38:05.:38:10.

the footballer Jermain Defoe, who has left training in Spain

:38:11.:38:13.

to be at the funeral. Bradley died last Friday

:38:14.:38:15.

after suffering from a rare cancer. That's a summary of the latest BBC

:38:16.:38:25.

News - more at 10am. A highly-anticipated

:38:26.:38:32.

and controversial new film about a young woman who has anorexia

:38:33.:38:34.

is being released on Netflix today. To The Bone's director Marti Noxon

:38:35.:38:38.

and its lead, Lily Collins, have both experienced eating

:38:39.:38:40.

disorders and say they want the film to "start a conversation",

:38:41.:38:45.

but some charities and medical It comes months after Netflix

:38:46.:38:48.

released the teen suicide series 13 Reasons Why,

:38:49.:38:53.

which also caused concern amongst The trailer which we're

:38:54.:38:55.

about to show does contain 280 for the pork,

:38:56.:38:59.

350 for the buttered It looks like you have

:39:00.:39:20.

calorie Asperger's. You do a lot of sit-ups, I am not

:39:21.:39:23.

going to treat you if you are not Joining us in the studio

:39:24.:39:30.

are 20-year-old Abigail Steadman, who lived with anorexia

:39:31.:39:59.

throughout her teens. And Laura Hearn, who has also lived

:40:00.:40:00.

with anorexia and is the founder Laura is also a BBC producer,

:40:01.:40:03.

but is speaking to us today And from the Royal College

:40:04.:40:07.

of Psychiatrists, we have And finally joining us

:40:08.:40:12.

via webcam from New York Laura and Abigail, I know you have

:40:13.:40:33.

seen the movie, what do you think? It was interesting to watch, it

:40:34.:40:37.

addresses a lot of issues that do need to be talked about, the

:40:38.:40:42.

underlying conditions, like the thoughts and feelings that are

:40:43.:40:45.

behind the eating disorders, but at the same time it was disappointing

:40:46.:40:50.

and plays into stereotypes about what people with eating disorders

:40:51.:40:54.

are like, so I think more can be done. What sort of stereotypes? The

:40:55.:40:59.

stereotype of the overachiever, the very, very thin white young woman,

:41:00.:41:04.

and it is a shame to see that kind of continual image being shown

:41:05.:41:10.

again, that seems to be all we see when we talk about eating disorders.

:41:11.:41:15.

What did you think, Laura? I was disappointed, I thought it missed an

:41:16.:41:19.

opportunity to show eating disorders in a broader light. It showed the

:41:20.:41:22.

likes of me, white middle-class, typical person with anorexia, it was

:41:23.:41:28.

filtered with Hollywood cliches, the love story, the whole treatment

:41:29.:41:36.

setting. It has in a broader context highlighted anorexia and eating

:41:37.:41:38.

disorders and ported to the forefront but I think for a

:41:39.:41:42.

Hollywood film to have such a great wide audience it missed an

:41:43.:41:45.

opportunity to reach so many more communities. When you talk about the

:41:46.:41:49.

cliches, the love story element, is there a sense that it glamorises,

:41:50.:41:55.

because that is one of concerns? I think glamorising it, I think

:41:56.:42:00.

anorexia and eating disorders are glamorised all over social media

:42:01.:42:04.

right now, you only have to go on Instagram to find unhealthy

:42:05.:42:07.

accounts. If you want to learn how to become anorexic you don't need to

:42:08.:42:11.

watch the film for it. I do think they could have tapped into more of

:42:12.:42:15.

the reasons why Allen, the character, developed anorexia, it

:42:16.:42:19.

was very much, it seemed to me, very much about food and my recovery and

:42:20.:42:22.

the reason I got anorexia was completely to do with my feelings

:42:23.:42:31.

and emotions, and I think it kind of filter back in but there was a whole

:42:32.:42:34.

element to do with her father, you never saw him, glamorising it, no,

:42:35.:42:37.

but there were some humorous aspects to it, I won't talk about the tip

:42:38.:42:41.

because they could be triggering but there were particular tips that I

:42:42.:42:43.

thought were completely unnecessary to show what it is like to have an

:42:44.:42:48.

eating disorder I think it was humour raised in a way that was

:42:49.:42:54.

unnecessary. Liana, you are from Project Heal, you had screenings of

:42:55.:42:58.

this movie, why did you decide to do that? Do you feel like it is an

:42:59.:43:05.

informative, helpful movie? I do, I think that this is the first major

:43:06.:43:14.

film that is about eating disorders, and I think this is a great starting

:43:15.:43:26.

place. Look, there was diversity, it was a semiautobiographical film

:43:27.:43:29.

about her experience, I know many people struggle with eating

:43:30.:43:34.

disorders, they come in all shapes and sizes, genders, ethnicities, no

:43:35.:43:39.

one is immune, and they do capture that in the film through the

:43:40.:43:41.

different people staying at the treatment centre. But, that said, I

:43:42.:43:47.

think again this is a great starting point. They had to start somewhere.

:43:48.:43:52.

And I think that this is the beginning of many conversations to

:43:53.:43:56.

come and more stories to be spoken about. Project Heal decided to post

:43:57.:44:01.

one screening in New York and one screening in LA for our audience,

:44:02.:44:09.

and we partnered with this film so that as Christine and I, the

:44:10.:44:13.

co-founders of Project Heal, recovered and we are the voices of

:44:14.:44:17.

recovery and we wanted to partner with this film in order to put the

:44:18.:44:23.

conversation and make sure that it is going given the right place, and

:44:24.:44:29.

we think that this film doesn't really have the ability -- does have

:44:30.:44:37.

the ability to not only debunk these options but it is a starting point.

:44:38.:44:42.

Sandeep, what impact do you think the film will have? Good morning,

:44:43.:44:48.

everybody. I think that Abigail, Laura and, apologies, I did not get

:44:49.:44:52.

the name of our colleague from the States, have captured a lot of the

:44:53.:44:55.

issues really well. I think it has opened a debate, it has started

:44:56.:45:01.

people talking and I think that has got to be good, because this is such

:45:02.:45:05.

a serious illness, a very serious illness that we must not trivialise.

:45:06.:45:10.

Some of what you have said is important, listening to the people

:45:11.:45:12.

who have suffered and who have recovered from illness, that has got

:45:13.:45:19.

to be key. I think some of the concerns of professionals in the

:45:20.:45:23.

field are that it could potentially glamorise anorexia, but I think

:45:24.:45:27.

Laura captured that very well, it is everywhere. We are also concerned

:45:28.:45:32.

that it could potentially trivialise what is a devastating and serious

:45:33.:45:36.

illness for many young people and families. However, that said, it

:45:37.:45:38.

does start the conversation. Laura, we are talking about starting

:45:39.:45:49.

a conversation but if you are ready and potentially vulnerable girl or

:45:50.:45:53.

boy at home, what impact do you think it might have? There are

:45:54.:45:56.

certain content you said you did not want to mention because might be

:45:57.:46:01.

triggering? I am not a parent, but if I was a parent and had seen signs

:46:02.:46:05.

of my child potentially developing an eating disorder I would not let

:46:06.:46:09.

them watch it, personally. I do not think we need to give young people

:46:10.:46:21.

any more influence or ideas as to how to do things. The tricks of the

:46:22.:46:24.

trade, as we call them. Isn't quite explicit on things like that? In

:46:25.:46:26.

parts, you see an aspect on the trailer when she is counting the

:46:27.:46:29.

calories. I got into recovery because I was sick of counting

:46:30.:46:34.

calories, I did not want to do it any more. I respect that it has been

:46:35.:46:39.

an adventurous project and it has brought it into a wider audience and

:46:40.:46:43.

it is the first film of its type, but I personally feel it missed a

:46:44.:46:50.

few tricks and it could have done more for the opportunity available

:46:51.:46:55.

to it. What do you think, Abigail, it could have done? Would it have

:46:56.:47:01.

had to be more hard hitting and therefore more unpalatable to watch?

:47:02.:47:06.

I think it is difficult, in a sense it is very hard-hitting as it is.

:47:07.:47:11.

Watching it, I would consider myself recovered, and watching it for me is

:47:12.:47:15.

very, very hard, because it takes me back to a place that was traumatic.

:47:16.:47:20.

I think my family would find a traumatic, it is hard-hitting enough

:47:21.:47:23.

in that sense. It could have been less focused on the physical

:47:24.:47:28.

aspects, less focused on the food. I spoke to a friend who I went to a

:47:29.:47:37.

treatment similar to the one that Alan did with, in America. My friend

:47:38.:47:41.

is from California and is Ladino, she said there is not a hope in hell

:47:42.:47:45.

I will watch that film because it will not reflect me at all in that

:47:46.:47:54.

community -- she is Latino. There are many people suffering with

:47:55.:47:58.

eating disorders who are not emaciated, from various religious

:47:59.:48:03.

groups and communities, I feel they are possibly left out. Liana, we're

:48:04.:48:10.

talking about starting a conversation, but anorexia is not

:48:11.:48:12.

something that parents and families are not aware of. The difficulty is

:48:13.:48:19.

obviously around if there are issues how to handle something with your

:48:20.:48:23.

child in the best possible way for them. What comes out of this that

:48:24.:48:34.

can help in that regard? For sure. I think that the film does show how

:48:35.:48:37.

families are in bold through the recovery process or some not

:48:38.:48:45.

involved. My parents went to the screening, it was incredible to

:48:46.:48:50.

watch them watch it. I think honestly, one of the things that

:48:51.:48:54.

really stuck with me throughout the film was how much it impacts the

:48:55.:48:58.

family. When you are suffering with an eating disorder it feels like a

:48:59.:49:03.

lonely battle, you don't realise it affects your whole family. That is

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one of the reasons why when I was in recovery and trying to recover that

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it was such a big motivator for me, that I realised I was not only

:49:15.:49:18.

destroying my life but those around me that I love. For parents, we

:49:19.:49:23.

actually just released a discussion guide and advise which has a bunch

:49:24.:49:33.

of resources for parents. Laura and Abigail, could it potentially... It

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is such a complex thing, anorexia, so when you say put people off it is

:49:38.:49:40.

not like people are attracted to something like this, it is complex,

:49:41.:49:45.

but might it make somebody potentially who might be struggling

:49:46.:49:49.

at the beginning perhaps think about family issues and perhaps take a

:49:50.:49:55.

different approach? Could it be helpful in that way? For me

:49:56.:50:00.

personally there was a lot of similar information around when I

:50:01.:50:04.

was descending into the illness and none of it put me off. The problem

:50:05.:50:08.

with anorexia and eating disorders in general is that lots of denial is

:50:09.:50:11.

in bold, you think it'll never happen to me, I am not that sick,

:50:12.:50:16.

you think that until the very end. I think the film is more for people

:50:17.:50:20.

who do not have eating disorders than those who could.

:50:21.:50:26.

I think that is correct to say that it explores the family dynamics,

:50:27.:50:30.

which was very much part of my illness. And my family and friends

:50:31.:50:35.

have been very much part of my recovery, so it explores those

:50:36.:50:41.

issues. I don't know, I don't think it is something that I would

:50:42.:50:48.

recommend perhaps too somebody at the moment to personally. Sandeep,

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we are talking about a conversation, but do you think there are people

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who should not watch this? What would you say to parents and kids

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about whether it should be watched or not? There is a lot more

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awareness but there are still many more communities not aware,

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particularly from different cultural backgrounds. That is one thing. I

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don't think we can tell people to watch it or not to watch, what is

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important is that professionals, parents and schools are equipped

:51:23.:51:25.

with the knowledge that this film is out, it has been given a rating of

:51:26.:51:30.

15, that there is advice around that in terms of the images seen, and I

:51:31.:51:35.

think somebody said it before, it could potentially trigger for those

:51:36.:51:40.

people suffering or those at risk or recovering. It is important, I

:51:41.:51:46.

think, very important for specialists working with young

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people, families and young adults that they are aware of the film and

:51:51.:51:55.

the content so that they can support people should they access this and

:51:56.:52:01.

watch it. It is not something we will ban all say you cannot see, but

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I think it is about the advisory information around it. Also it is an

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opportunity, it could have told a different story, this is one

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person's story, one person's journey, there are lots of different

:52:18.:52:23.

journeys for young people and families. I have not seen all of the

:52:24.:52:30.

film and I am not sure if at the end of the film there will be

:52:31.:52:35.

information. It has been mentioned that there was a resource booklet. I

:52:36.:52:39.

think that is a great idea to have information so that there is a

:52:40.:52:43.

message to people that if you are worried, if you are concerned, if

:52:44.:52:47.

you or a loved one or somebody you know has an eating disorder, and

:52:48.:52:51.

let's remember that anorexia nervosa is only one of many eating disorders

:52:52.:52:58.

that we see, but there is help out there, specialist help, there is

:52:59.:53:01.

support from a whole system and here in England's over the last few years

:53:02.:53:07.

lots of work has been done. We have a long way to go. Sorry to interrupt

:53:08.:53:14.

but we need to go live to Paris, we will see what is happening right

:53:15.:53:20.

now. Thank you for joining us and there are organisations which offer

:53:21.:53:23.

advice and support with eating disorders, you can find them online

:53:24.:53:25.

at the BBC action line website. President Trump is visiting France,

:53:26.:53:43.

American and French soldiers are marching in a double celebration to

:53:44.:53:48.

mark 100 years since United States entered World War I, and the annual

:53:49.:53:52.

Bastille Day holiday in France. Quite impressive scenes along the

:53:53.:53:55.

Champs-Elysees in the centre of Paris. There will also be a

:53:56.:54:03.

binational fly-past of fighter jets to symbolise present-day military

:54:04.:54:05.

cooperation in the Middle East and elsewhere. The talks yesterday, you

:54:06.:54:13.

probably saw Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron meeting along with

:54:14.:54:19.

their wives in Paris yesterday. The four of them died in the restaurant

:54:20.:54:25.

at the top of the Eiffel Tower. This visit was an invitation by a

:54:26.:54:36.

Emmanuel Macron to Donald Trump. It is culminating in these scenes along

:54:37.:54:41.

the Champs-Elysees is the two countries mark 100 years since the

:54:42.:54:50.

United States entered World War I. What would you do if you saw family

:54:51.:54:56.

drowning in the sea? In a testament to the human spirit, 80 beach-goers

:54:57.:55:00.

formed a human chain in Florida to help save the family who were pulled

:55:01.:55:06.

into the sea by strong tides. Roberto hold -- Roberta heard her

:55:07.:55:12.

two son is calling for help, she went in to rescue them, along with

:55:13.:55:16.

her husband, mother and nephew. Two swimmers came to their rescue by

:55:17.:55:21.

encouraging people to hold hands and former human chain, bringing the

:55:22.:55:25.

family back to safety. Roberto spoke from Florida about what happened. I

:55:26.:55:31.

running after them, once I hit the water I got about waist deep and

:55:32.:55:35.

realised people passing me, telling me, don't go in there. They were

:55:36.:55:41.

already coming out. They said the tide was bad. I told them I didn't

:55:42.:55:45.

care, they were my kids and I kept going.

:55:46.:55:49.

I passed one couple who had already gotten caught trying to get to them.

:55:50.:55:52.

It was an Asian couple and then I got to Tabatha,

:55:53.:55:55.

who was actually out there with Noah and Stephen, so them three

:55:56.:55:58.

And Tabatha kept saying, I tried to get them out,

:55:59.:56:05.

So, I was like, OK, well I'm going to get you all out,

:56:06.:56:11.

thinking it would be simple to get them out because I thought of myself

:56:12.:56:15.

as a fairly good swimmer and I found out it was a lot harder

:56:16.:56:18.

than what I thought and I wasn't able to get nobody out.

:56:19.:56:22.

It was a riptide that was causing the issues?

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It was like mother nature was playing tug of war with us.

:56:30.:56:37.

We would go a little bit, get a little ways, and then

:56:38.:56:40.

the water and the waves were such that it would suck

:56:41.:56:43.

So, you went in and then other family members came

:56:44.:56:54.

in and you were effectively all stuck in the water.

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Did you feel like you would ever not get out at all?

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Even my boys thought we weren't going to get out of it.

:57:04.:57:09.

I thought, you know, I was going to be out

:57:10.:57:14.

there and we were all going to go together, we just weren't

:57:15.:57:19.

going to come out of it, because it was very scary.

:57:20.:57:22.

We had the water coming from every direction, knocking me under.

:57:23.:57:27.

The waves were coming over and hitting the boys.

:57:28.:57:31.

It was scary and not something that I ever want to have

:57:32.:57:34.

And then all of a sudden, people on the shoreline came along

:57:35.:57:41.

to help and effectively formed a human chain to get you out.

:57:42.:57:48.

Describe the moment when that help first came forward.

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Um, I was on the beach and we kept hearing that help's

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And, you know, it just seemed like it never got there and it

:57:59.:58:06.

seemed like all of a sudden, everybody on the beach took it

:58:07.:58:09.

amongst themselves to start forming this chain into the water

:58:10.:58:12.

and at first I was like, I'm never going to be able to reach

:58:13.:58:16.

this because it was only a couple of people at the time and then it

:58:17.:58:20.

just progressively got larger and larger and larger

:58:21.:58:23.

and in the end, Jessica come out and she reached me and Stephen,

:58:24.:58:30.

which is my eight-year-old-son, and got to us and got us

:58:31.:58:33.

to the chain and we were the first ones to get out.

:58:34.:58:43.

And once I got out, I blacked out actually being pulled,

:58:44.:58:47.

and once I come around, I was out for about two minutes,

:58:48.:58:52.

they said, once I came around, I wake up to hearing,

:58:53.:58:56.

she's having a heart attack, and my mom's out in the middle

:58:57.:58:59.

of the ocean, in the tide, having a massive heart attack.

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Jessica, who you mentioned, was a complete stranger

:59:06.:59:07.

who was passing by on the beach and just realised what was going on?

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Yes, I'd never met her up until that day.

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She took it upon herself to come in and her husband come

:59:17.:59:19.

in and they worked with the chain to get us all out.

:59:20.:59:26.

If they hadn't have come along, what do you think

:59:27.:59:28.

I honestly think we wouldn't have made it that day, because it was,

:59:29.:59:35.

from my understanding, it was them and one other person

:59:36.:59:42.

that was pushing everybody to come together to start the chain and once

:59:43.:59:47.

the chain got started, you know, she come into the water,

:59:48.:59:49.

I'm just thankful that they were there and that God's angels

:59:50.:59:55.

was on the beach that day to all come together to get us out.

:59:56.:00:13.

Roberta and that amazing effort by 80 people to get her and her family

:00:14.:00:17.

out safe. Let's get the latest weather

:00:18.:00:19.

update with Korsa Quama. The cloud will thin and break

:00:20.:00:27.

through the afternoon and it will become mainly dry, just the risk of

:00:28.:00:31.

12-macro isolated showers but more sunshine, especially through the

:00:32.:00:35.

afternoon. Across the north-west, from Northern Ireland, western

:00:36.:00:40.

fringes of Scotland, outbreaks of rain. The rain will continue to make

:00:41.:00:50.

progress south eastwards overnight tonight, patchy as it spreads

:00:51.:00:53.

towards the south-east. Some mist and murk, temperatures staying in

:00:54.:00:58.

double figures tonight, 13 or 14 Celsius at best. For the start of

:00:59.:01:02.

the weekend will be cloudy, quite damp, persistent rain to Western

:01:03.:01:06.

slopes of the Highlands, islands and north-western England. By the time

:01:07.:01:09.

we reach Sunday it will become drier, but with the risk of some

:01:10.:01:13.

rain possibly for Wimbledon for the men's final, but mostly quite humid

:01:14.:01:15.

and one for all. Five acid attacks in

:01:16.:01:25.

London within the space As a teenager is been arrested,

:01:26.:01:28.

we'll ask what's behind the increase We are concerned because the numbers

:01:29.:01:41.

appear to be going up. We will arrest people, we will enforce the

:01:42.:01:44.

law as we can, we are working very closely with the Home Office to see

:01:45.:01:49.

whether any changes in law are required.

:01:50.:01:50.

The funeral of the six old Sunderland fan who died of cancer,

:01:51.:01:54.

Bradley Lowry, is taking place this morning. We will talk to his

:01:55.:01:59.

headteacher about how schools are paying tribute to him.

:02:00.:02:01.

As the Government launches a fresh crackdown on drug use,

:02:02.:02:03.

we speak exclusively to a woman whose son was groomed

:02:04.:02:06.

I would ask where he has been, he wouldn't say anything. Just

:02:07.:02:12.

literally his manner towards me wasn't very nice. What I would call

:02:13.:02:16.

from an angel child turned into a monster.

:02:17.:02:16.

We'll be speaking to a former gang member about the problem.

:02:17.:02:23.

And they wanted their wedding dance to be knock-out.

:02:24.:02:26.

We'll hear from the couple whose Dirty Dancing routine didn't go

:02:27.:02:29.

exactly as planned when they started to practice for the big day.

:02:30.:02:33.

I was told, and I've seen a text since, that I ended up

:02:34.:02:36.

Then they put me through a CT scan to make sure I never did

:02:37.:02:41.

any damage to my brain, if I had one.

:02:42.:02:51.

Here's Annita McVeigh in the BBC Newsroom

:02:52.:02:52.

Police in East London are investigating five attacks

:02:53.:02:58.

which involved corrosive substances being thrown in people's faces.

:02:59.:03:04.

The incidents all happened within 90 minutes in Hackney

:03:05.:03:06.

One of the victims has suffered what's been described

:03:07.:03:12.

Children and teenagers from middle-class families

:03:13.:03:26.

are being groomed to sell drugs by criminal gangs, according

:03:27.:03:28.

The report from the Parliamentary Group on Runaway and Missing

:03:29.:03:32.

Children and Adults warns that children from "stable

:03:33.:03:34.

and economically better-off" backgrounds are being used in a drug

:03:35.:03:36.

distribution model known as county lines, which typically involves city

:03:37.:03:38.

gangs branching out into county or coastal towns to sell

:03:39.:03:41.

A mother whose child was groomed by a criminal gang in his early

:03:42.:03:48.

teens tells this programme it was 'a living nightmare'.

:03:49.:03:57.

Detective from counterterrorism police have charged a 17-year-old

:03:58.:04:07.

male with terrorism offences, with three counts of disseminating

:04:08.:04:10.

terrorist publications, contrary to section two of the terrorism act,

:04:11.:04:15.

and one count of preparation of terrorist acts, contrary to section

:04:16.:04:16.

five of the Terrorism Act. The BBC has learned

:04:17.:04:17.

that the Government is preparing a review of building regulations

:04:18.:04:19.

in England, following As results of checks on tall

:04:20.:04:22.

buildings have come in, civil servants have expressed shock

:04:23.:04:31.

at how the official rule books They remain unclear

:04:32.:04:34.

whether the problem is the rules President Trump is the guest

:04:35.:04:37.

of honour at the Bastille Day He was invited to mark

:04:38.:04:45.

France's National Day by the country's President,

:04:46.:04:48.

Emmanuel Macron. The two leaders are watching

:04:49.:04:53.

the traditional military parade which this year has US

:04:54.:04:57.

troops marching alongside French soldiers to mark

:04:58.:04:59.

the centenary of America's entry Crowds are expected to line

:05:00.:05:01.

the streets for the funeral The six-year-old Sunderland fan won

:05:02.:05:05.

a legion of supporters across the country, including

:05:06.:05:10.

the footballer Jermain Defoe, who has left training in Spain

:05:11.:05:11.

to be at the funeral. Bradley died last Friday

:05:12.:05:21.

after suffering from a rare cancer. Two men have died in a light

:05:22.:05:24.

aircraft crash in Wiltshire. The incident happened in a field

:05:25.:05:26.

in Brimslade near Police were called to the scene

:05:27.:05:30.

early this morning, both men The Air Accidents Investigation

:05:31.:05:34.

Branch are leading the investigation That's a summary of the latest BBC

:05:35.:05:38.

News - more at 10:30am. A couple of comments about the film

:05:39.:05:53.

anorexia, Fiona says, it is dangerous to make anorexia into a

:05:54.:05:57.

film, I had anorexia and any new tips to reduce further weight and

:05:58.:06:00.

normalise the condition is not the way to help young, impressionable

:06:01.:06:03.

teens. DJ says, another film from America,

:06:04.:06:07.

nothing like what we'll anorexia is about.

:06:08.:06:11.

Keep your comments coming again, the usual ways of getting in touch.

:06:12.:06:15.

Johanna Konta says there is no reason she cannot win Wimbledon one

:06:16.:06:26.

day after her brilliant run came to an end in the semifinals.

:06:27.:06:27.

The British number one lost her semi-final to 5-times

:06:28.:06:29.

champion Venus Williams in straight sets.

:06:30.:06:31.

Williams' experience really told in this one,

:06:32.:06:33.

as she dictated the pace for much of the match.

:06:34.:06:36.

At 37 years of age, Williams becomes the oldest Grand Slam singles

:06:37.:06:39.

finalist since Martina Navratilova finished runner-up

:06:40.:06:41.

But for Konta, she'll break into the world's top five

:06:42.:06:48.

I've definitely enjoyed every single moment I've been

:06:49.:06:53.

So I don't think I need too much time for that to sink

:06:54.:07:00.

in or me to analyse that, I've made sure that I've been very

:07:01.:07:04.

present with everything I've done to make sure I have enjoyed

:07:05.:07:07.

and taken the most out of every opportunity and experience I've had.

:07:08.:07:15.

Men's semi-final day at Wimbledon today, and in previous years we'd

:07:16.:07:17.

He, of course, is out of the tournament but Centre Court

:07:18.:07:23.

favourite Roger Federer will be bidding for a record eighth men's

:07:24.:07:26.

Wimbledon title by securing a place in Sunday's showpiece.

:07:27.:07:35.

He takes on Tomas Berdych later today.

:07:36.:07:37.

Federer missed the entire clay court season after injury

:07:38.:07:44.

but, at the age, of 35 he hasn't dropped a set here yet

:07:45.:07:47.

Wayne Rooney doesn't seem to have had too much trouble settling back

:07:48.:07:52.

They're on a pre-season tour in Tanzania and on his debut,

:07:53.:07:55.

Rooney let rip with this long-range goal.

:07:56.:07:58.

Rooney has moved back to Everton, his boyhood club, after signing

:07:59.:08:02.

I just want to take it back to Wimbledon for a moment, unlike other

:08:03.:08:12.

grand slams we all know there is a very strict dress code at the

:08:13.:08:15.

All-England Club with that insistence on everyone wearing white

:08:16.:08:20.

clothes. But I didn't realise that extends to everything including

:08:21.:08:24.

underwear! Clearly the message didn't quite hit home to these top

:08:25.:08:28.

seats in the boys double tournament. They were wearing pants over that

:08:29.:08:32.

quite so they had to leave the court and then come back once they had

:08:33.:08:38.

changed into something a little bit more appropriate! That will teach

:08:39.:08:42.

them at! That is all Gosport Borough now...

:08:43.:08:46.

No way! That is so weird, I had no idea! Thank you so much.

:08:47.:08:54.

A teenager has been arrested in connection with five acid attacks

:08:55.:09:00.

in east London within 90 minutes last night.

:09:01.:09:02.

Police say the attacks were carried out by two men on a moped.

:09:03.:09:05.

Two of the victims had their mopeds stolen, while one of them suffered

:09:06.:09:08.

what have been described as life-changing injuries.

:09:09.:09:09.

Let's get the latest now with our correspondent Dan Johnson,

:09:10.:09:12.

Police are linking the attacks, it looks like the same group involved

:09:13.:09:23.

in all of them. One teenager arrested but they believe there were

:09:24.:09:28.

at least two young men involved in the attacks, the pattern seems to

:09:29.:09:32.

have been two young men on a mopeds pull up alongside somebody walking

:09:33.:09:36.

on the pavement or alongside another mopeds driver and then throw acid

:09:37.:09:41.

into that person's face and use the opportunity to steal the mopeds in

:09:42.:09:44.

some instances. That is what happened late last night between

:09:45.:09:51.

10pm and 11:30pm across this part of north-east London, police saying

:09:52.:09:55.

they believe that these five attacks are linked. Five men who were the

:09:56.:10:00.

victims of these acid attacks having been treated in hospital, police

:10:01.:10:03.

using the term life changing injuries for one of those men, I

:10:04.:10:07.

guess that means an injury that has got serious effects and is going to

:10:08.:10:11.

last a long time, and with the sort of attack with acid being thrown in

:10:12.:10:15.

the face you would suspect that might involve at least temporarily

:10:16.:10:19.

loss of sight. There has been concerns raised about increases in

:10:20.:10:21.

this sort of attack not just here after this spate of attack but more

:10:22.:10:50.

widely. One of the MPs in east London already has a debate in

:10:51.:10:52.

Parliament next week about the issue, he is calling for tougher

:10:53.:10:54.

controls on the sale of acid because he reckons there has been a doubling

:10:55.:10:57.

in the number of these attacks in London in the last two years. We

:10:58.:11:00.

know the numbers have increased and the Met Police Commissioner Cressida

:11:01.:11:02.

Dick was on the radio this morning saying she recognised there had been

:11:03.:11:05.

an increase and that was cause for some concern, though she wanted to

:11:06.:11:07.

iterate that these attacks are not happening every day but she say she

:11:08.:11:10.

will work with the Home Office to look at tougher controls on the sale

:11:11.:11:13.

of acid, but the reality is these are household projects that are

:11:14.:11:15.

easily bored, for sale very freely and would be difficult to control so

:11:16.:11:17.

difficult challenge for politicians to address, and shock and concern in

:11:18.:11:20.

this community at the number of people suffering as a result of this

:11:21.:11:22.

series of attacks late last night. Thank you very much. As Dan

:11:23.:11:24.

mentioned, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has been

:11:25.:11:30.

this morning on LBC, and said the attacks were barbaric but not

:11:31.:11:30.

widespread. I don't want people

:11:31.:11:34.

to think this is happening all over London all the time,

:11:35.:11:37.

it's really not, but we are concerned because the numbers

:11:38.:11:40.

appear to be going up. We will arrest people,

:11:41.:11:42.

we will enforce the law as we can, and we are working very closely

:11:43.:11:45.

with the Home Office to try to see if there is any changes

:11:46.:11:48.

in the law required. And meanwhile all of us need to make

:11:49.:11:50.

sure that if somebody in our family appears to be purchasing such

:11:51.:11:54.

a substance, we challenge them. Just like if you've got a child

:11:55.:11:56.

in your family who takes a knife as they go out the door,

:11:57.:12:00.

you know, I think people We can speak now

:12:01.:12:02.

to Dr Simon Harding, a Senior Lecturer in Criminology

:12:03.:12:12.

at Middlesex University. They are being reported with

:12:13.:12:21.

increasing regularity, there have been 1800 reports since 2010? Yes,

:12:22.:12:26.

we seem to be seeing a rise in these kind of attacks, something seems to

:12:27.:12:30.

have changed over the last couple of years. It seems that gang affiliated

:12:31.:12:35.

young people, people who are involved in street gangs, have begun

:12:36.:12:41.

to adopt throwing acid as a weapon of first choice, rather than perhaps

:12:42.:12:46.

as a weapon of last choice. We have seen this before, we have seen this

:12:47.:12:51.

back in Victorian times when gangs and young people were involved in

:12:52.:12:56.

throwing acid, but it seems to have come back rather surprisingly this

:12:57.:13:01.

year. As we were hearing it is something that is very easy to get

:13:02.:13:08.

hold of and looking again at statistics, since 2014 74% of

:13:09.:13:12.

investigations have been wound down because it is very difficult to

:13:13.:13:16.

identify the attackers and victims are often unwilling to press

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charges? That is true and one of the reasons, one of the motivations, if

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you like, for throwing acid is to create fear, and I think anyone who

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has been a victim is suffering from trauma, post-traumatic stress

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disorder, they are very, very frightened, and that is one of the

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reasons perhaps why they don't want to press charges, or the trial is

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cracked. You mentioned acid being used by gangs, are there any other

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trends to identify within who is using it and who is being targeted?

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The issue with acid throwing is it is used in a very wide range of

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criminal activity, drug deals that have gone wrong, business deals that

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have gone wrong, intimidation of court witnesses. It can be used for

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incapacitating evicting before another physical assault or theft or

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robbery takes place, so in actual fact it is quite a wide array of

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criminal activity that it can be used in, and that again is part of

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the reason why we are seeing an increase here, because it is being

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used in such a wide range of criminal activities. What do you

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think could be done to try to get a grip on this? We are hearing about

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the difficulties of cracking down on sales of acid, but that is

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increasingly talked about is something that needs to be looked

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at? Indeed, and the Government and police on top of this, they are

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looking at amendments to the poison that for example, but I think we

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need to act quite quickly around the ease of access and ease of purchase

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of these materials. It is possible for example to buy acid online, have

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it delivered to your home, you can buy it in a range of quantities and

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strengths from various retail outlets all DIY stores, so I think

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all that has to be looked at, perhaps cracking down on cash

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purchases so that it can only be purchased via credit card, maybe

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signing a register, possibly looking at licensing, and also possibly

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looking at how acid can be transferred or transported. Those

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are two issues which I think need further attention. Thank you.

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Children and teenagers from middle class backgrounds are in danger

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of being groomed by criminal gangs to sell drugs.

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That is the message from a report out today by the all-party

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Parliamentary group. Largely it involves vulnerable

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children being groomed to carry drugs from major cities into small

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towns and rural areas. We'll speak to two people who work

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directly on this issue in a moment. First though our reporter Simon Cox

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has spoken exclusively to a mother whose child was groomed by a drugs

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gang, we played his full interview He has done very well at school, he

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has had good academic achievement, very good. Never any problems with

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his behaviour. He supported the school, was involved in sports to

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the point where he was involved in football, hockey, basketball. He was

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a very keen player and was actually featured in the local newspaper for

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very good work. When did you realise there were problems? It was in 2012,

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he was exploited to sell Class A drugs. What came with that was him

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going missing for quite a long time. When did you find out he was selling

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drugs? When he was coming home late. There was one occasion when he came

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home and I heard wrestling at the door, to my horror he was actually

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dealing from my home. So effectively. He was getting calls on

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his mobile phone and asking whoever it was who was willing to purchase

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to come to my gate. Then it progressed to him being out on the

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street most of the time. Which is more or less what he was doing when

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he was away for three months, nowhere to be heard, nowhere to be

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seen. How did you cope with that when he is away and you have no idea

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where he is? It is an absolute nightmare, I did not know what to do

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or who to call. I knew something was happening, but to find out he had

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been exploited such a way was devastating. I would ask where he

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has been, he would not say anything. Just literally his manner towards me

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wasn't very nice. What I would call from an angel child turned into a

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monster. Because that came with abuse, verbal and physical. What

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help was there for you? Nothing at all. I was basically at a loss. I

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did not know who to call, what to do. Initially, as any parent would,

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I was going out and looking for him myself. But obviously I found out

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there was more to it than that. When I had exhausted that, I was a

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nervous wreck by the time I had done that journey. Why do you think they

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recruited him? A few reasons. It could be that one of his peers that

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had family members into criminal activity that asked their brother or

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sister to recruit within their mates. There is also the other side

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where you could literally be approached outside the school. I

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think, personally, he has gone through all of those stages. What

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about police and social services, were they much help? I had quite a

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journey with all those services. Unfortunately, with every service

:18:47.:18:51.

that I tried to prevent this, I was always told that my son would have

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to have worse problems in order to get the support I needed. I have

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screamed, I have shouted. I have done everything possible to try and

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prevent my son from getting deeper. This was before I knew how complex

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being involved in this was. I was trying to stop that but every which

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way I turned I was backed up into a corner. What is the future for him?

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Not too bad. He is OK. But I am very fortunate to have him here. He

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nearly passed away after being stabbed. As much as, OK, he is alive

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and he is in a hospital bed, when I saw him I just broke down. I just

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thought, this has got to stop. His words to me was, it's all right,

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Mum, I am OK, it could have been worse.

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What help for people like you and their families could be used in this

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situation? Has to be response team working together, I dealt with so

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many services just for one child. Unfortunately they did not talk to

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each other so there was always something that had not been done or

:20:06.:20:09.

could have been done or should have been done. All that was stunned that

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created more problems. There was never any body that could see what

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the other person was doing. What would you say to a parent who

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ends up in your situation? Any advice? Reach out. I really, truly

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say reach out for any help you can get. That is the mother of one

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teenager groomed by a gang to sell drugs. Earlier I spoke to and

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coffee, the chairman of the committee looking into these issues

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and which produce this report -- earlier I spoke to Ann Coffey. When

:20:50.:20:56.

you talk about child expectation, people think it is children from a

:20:57.:21:00.

particular group who are vulnerable, and of course they are vulnerable to

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this but we have a duty to protect all children, including children

:21:06.:21:08.

from better off backgrounds who we may not think our vulnerable to this

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kind of exploitation and might go unnoticed. This was the problem with

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the parent you interviewed, she is effectively a middle-class parent.

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Her son's missing episodes were perhaps not seen in the way they

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should have been because maybe the agencies did not connect the risk to

:21:30.:21:33.

him in the way that they might have done to another child.

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Let's talk now to Junior Smart, a former gang member who set up

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the SOS gang network at the St Giles Trust, which works

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And Helen Rosenthal in Bristol, who is the unit manager of Catch 22,

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an organisation that supports those impacted by gangs.

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Thank you both very much for joining us. Junior, tell us more about what

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you think of this, when you hear about kids from all areas being

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groomed to sell drugs? The reality is for us what we have been saying

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is exactly that. We have been aware of this for awhile. People tend to

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think it is one specific group, the most single-parent households, those

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on the cusp of society that our most disadvantaged, most likely to be

:22:21.:22:23.

drawn into gangs, but we have known for a while it includes middle-class

:22:24.:22:29.

families, better off kids. They go under the radar. Both parents might

:22:30.:22:33.

be working, but they are not present because they are both always

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working. The way that the gangs recruit, they base themselves on

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whatever is missing from that young person's life. If that young person

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is OK financially, they focus on the other assets such as sense of

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identity and sense of belonging. With females as well, we see it

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often, it is the relationship aspect. I think it is really

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important that we do not ignore certain sections of society because

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the problem affects everyone. It is important that all agencies work

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together because the way the gangs recruit, it is exploitation and

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grooming. It really requires a tailor-made solution and it requires

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people with first-hand experience. Helen, are you seeing the same

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pattern? We have seen a variety of vulnerable children who are being

:23:28.:23:31.

exploited by these gangs. In Bristol we have a unit that can work

:23:32.:23:36.

directly with young people and their families. We would look at the

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issues are that have brought the children to be vulnerable. One of

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the greatest things to highlight is to recognise the risk to a young

:23:48.:23:51.

person and child at the time of going missing. Unfortunately lots of

:23:52.:23:56.

missing episodes are not reported. The questioning and the statutory

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interviews of young people when they return from a missing periods is not

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consistent across areas. We have been looking to work with families

:24:09.:24:14.

and children and finding out why they have gone missing, educating

:24:15.:24:18.

them on keeping themselves safe and making the right choices and

:24:19.:24:22.

educating them about some of the coercive methods used by gangs to

:24:23.:24:27.

groom and exploit them into the criminal world. Junior, what do you

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feel is the most effective way of dealing with this? The mother of one

:24:32.:24:36.

teenage boy who was groomed said she was describing a complete nightmare

:24:37.:24:40.

where she could not reach out to her son and was not getting enough help

:24:41.:24:45.

to deal with it. In our experience it requires a three pronged

:24:46.:24:49.

approach, you need enforcement to take out the networks of people who

:24:50.:24:52.

are really embedded who will not stop what they are doing for the

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sake of it, they have everything to gain and nothing to lose. You need

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intervention for the people who have been more involved than just on the

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periphery. It is easy to get drawn in, the stuff that is that the

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social media, they are proliferating the image that they are untouchable,

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there is big money to be made through running these drug line

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networks. The next thing you need is prevention, things like going into

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schools. We do some stuff with SOS which goes into schools, and former

:25:27.:25:32.

gang members to demystify and show people the other side of the

:25:33.:25:36.

reality. How much money can you realistically make? The reality is a

:25:37.:25:40.

young person might be set up by their own friends to create a debt.

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That is another way the middle-class families are being brought in, the

:25:45.:25:49.

young person has been set up, they have created a debtor and the gang

:25:50.:25:52.

members or the collective know that the parents are in a better position

:25:53.:25:58.

to pay that debt. The debt is repaid, the debt just goes on and on

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and on. Through that we need the support for the families. We really

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need that help. Someone with cultural competence to get through

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to these young people and break down the reality for them.

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Thank you both very much. A gay Muslim man who shared photos

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and videos of his wedding publicly He and his husband say they wanted

:26:16.:26:18.

to encourage other gay Muslims to come out to family and friends

:26:19.:26:22.

and show it's ok to practise Now we can speak to Jahed - or Jay -

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Rogan and Sean Choudhury. Thank you both very much. Jay, you

:26:28.:26:40.

put the pictures out because as a gay Muslim you wanted to say to the

:26:41.:26:47.

Game of Thrones it is OK, to show some solidarity -- you wanted to say

:26:48.:26:54.

to other gay Muslims. It is not just for Muslims, it is for all religious

:26:55.:26:59.

backgrounds. I feel like most religions need to be more educated

:27:00.:27:04.

on homosexuals. My family comes from a traditional backgrounds, from

:27:05.:27:08.

their country, they have not been educated on homosexuals. When I came

:27:09.:27:12.

out to my parents, they did not know what it was. We will talk more about

:27:13.:27:17.

that. What reaction did you have when you put this stuff online? It

:27:18.:27:22.

was your happy day, your wedding pictures. We got death threats.

:27:23.:27:29.

Really bad. Tell us what it was like? The worst one was when

:27:30.:27:32.

somebody said, next time I see you in the street, I will throw acid in

:27:33.:27:39.

your face. Sean? It has been horrible, how people can say things

:27:40.:27:44.

like that. Have people been nice? What proportion of comments have

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been like that? We have had death threats but also support. It must be

:27:49.:27:52.

quite shocking when you put something out there because you feel

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like it is the good and right thing to do? Yes. How has it left you

:27:57.:28:03.

feeling? Mixed feelings at the moment. Jay, you said when you came

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out to your family, what was that like? You knew from an early age

:28:13.:28:17.

that you were gay? From the age of six or seven, in junior school. I

:28:18.:28:20.

had these feelings and I did not know what it was. And when I came

:28:21.:28:26.

out, no one understood. I did not understand myself. What this was.

:28:27.:28:33.

How did you tell your family? When I tried to commit suicide. And after

:28:34.:28:39.

that one of my really good friends told me, you need to tell your

:28:40.:28:44.

parents. She came with me and she encouraged me to tell my mum. When I

:28:45.:28:49.

told my mum she had no idea what this is. How old were you when this

:28:50.:28:57.

happened? I was about 18, 19. What was going on in your head in terms

:28:58.:29:03.

of the conflict that led you to search a bleak situation? I have

:29:04.:29:10.

been brought up Muslim, and as far as I know... It is a fact that the

:29:11.:29:14.

Koran mentions that you cannot be gay and Muslim. It is prohibit it. I

:29:15.:29:22.

just want to apologise to anyone who may be offended, I respect that.

:29:23.:29:26.

They say in the Koran you can't be gay, but this is how I chose to live

:29:27.:29:31.

my life. I would never get rid of my faith. What led you down the path of

:29:32.:29:41.

being able to reconcile the two? It is when I had my second suicide

:29:42.:29:46.

attempt, that is when I just thought, enough is enough, I had to

:29:47.:29:51.

do something about it. In my head I had been battling for so long, 15 or

:29:52.:29:57.

16 years, whether I am gay or a Muslim, why am I battling all the

:29:58.:30:02.

time? Because of that I have had severe mental health problems. How

:30:03.:30:07.

have your family been? My family has been really supportive. They have

:30:08.:30:13.

been very supportive. Sean, how have you found helping Jay through this?

:30:14.:30:22.

I know it... What it is like to come out to your parents, I have been

:30:23.:30:28.

through that myself. Luckily my mum understood and she helped me in her

:30:29.:30:32.

arms and let me in and said she would stand by me every step of the

:30:33.:30:38.

way. The story we want to get out is just to let people know that there

:30:39.:30:43.

is support everywhere for them. When the right time is, they should come

:30:44.:30:44.

out and not be scared. Have you spoken to people who have

:30:45.:30:56.

felt that you two talking openly has been a help? Yes, we went home

:30:57.:31:00.

yesterday and had an e-mail from this guy who said he watched our

:31:01.:31:04.

story yesterday and he said it touched his heart, and he said he is

:31:05.:31:11.

going to plan to tell his parents that he is gay, so step by step

:31:12.:31:17.

people are taking our advice and helping us to help them to come out

:31:18.:31:20.

of their parents. How important is that for both of you? Amazing. Jay,

:31:21.:31:28.

am I right in thinking that when you were younger you went and had

:31:29.:31:35.

therapy to try... Oh, I tried everything because I didn't want to

:31:36.:31:39.

be gay, in my head I didn't want to be dead. You put yourself on a

:31:40.:31:45.

terribly forward for that? Yes, I went to pilgrimage, I prayed, I left

:31:46.:31:48.

some friends that were gay because I thought I was influenced by them, so

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I left them and went abroad, stayed there for six months trying to

:31:53.:31:59.

cleanse my soul. I saw mosque teacher after mosque teacher, they

:32:00.:32:04.

gave me prayers, medication to give me hallucinations, I tried

:32:05.:32:08.

everything. What was it like when you were going through one of that?

:32:09.:32:12.

I was desperate, I would go through it because I know I don't want to be

:32:13.:32:19.

gay, but now I just can't do it any more. So you went through all of

:32:20.:32:24.

that and at the end of that treatment you must have been in a

:32:25.:32:30.

pretty vulnerable, difficult... Yes, that led to my second attempt. So

:32:31.:32:37.

now your family is supportive, your family have always been supportive,

:32:38.:32:45.

as you say, though, you have had difficulties online. Is it mainly

:32:46.:32:50.

online, is that where the abuse is coming? It is more around my

:32:51.:32:56.

community. And mine as well. What has happened? I have had people

:32:57.:33:05.

spitting on me, calling the pig, just nasty stuff. How are you coping

:33:06.:33:11.

with that? I'm getting there, but... Yeah. What do you say, do you say

:33:12.:33:20.

anything bad or just keep walking? Just keep walking. It has obviously

:33:21.:33:27.

been a really, really upsetting time for you both, I hope it all is fine

:33:28.:33:31.

but obviously what you are both doing in terms of talking, as you

:33:32.:33:35.

say, reaching out to people, that is why you are doing it. Thank you,

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thank you very much. The funeral of six-year-old

:33:37.:33:42.

Bradley Lowery, who died of neuroblastoma, takes

:33:43.:33:43.

place this morning. Bradley became well-known

:33:44.:33:47.

through his relationship with former Here's a look back at how he touched

:33:48.:33:49.

the nation's hearts. Because its joint goal of the month,

:33:50.:34:07.

we've put the graphics on it. He gives Asmir Begovic the eyes,

:34:08.:34:34.

Begovic goes that way and Bradley From sort of like that

:34:35.:34:37.

first moment I met him, I just couldn't believe

:34:38.:34:52.

that he was actually the young kid that was ill,

:34:53.:34:55.

because he sort of like ran I think from that moment,

:34:56.:34:59.

it was just like... I was with him a few days ago

:35:00.:35:08.

and it was tough to see him He will always be in my heart,

:35:09.:35:11.

for the rest of my life, because his love is genuine

:35:12.:35:16.

and I can see it in his eyes # If you smile through

:35:17.:35:19.

your fear and sorrow... I just see him as my little

:35:20.:35:32.

boy and I'm biased, so I think he's special,

:35:33.:35:35.

but I think maybe his smile. He's got a fantastic

:35:36.:35:37.

personality and everyone's kind We can talk to the head teacher of

:35:38.:35:39.

Bradley's School, Joanna Clark. Paul Dobson from Sunderland AFC

:35:40.:35:59.

fanzine A Love Supreme, Alastair Whitington,

:36:00.:36:01.

from Neuroblastoma UK, and Sarah Elliott whose child's

:36:02.:36:02.

school, like many today, Also our correspondent Danny Savage,

:36:03.:36:10.

who is at the funeral in County Durham. Thank you all for joining

:36:11.:36:15.

us. Joanna, you were Bradley's headteacher, tell us more about him.

:36:16.:36:25.

Bradley came to us in nursery, he is a year one people now, so he has

:36:26.:36:30.

been at our school for three years. Obviously today is an incredibly sad

:36:31.:36:37.

day for his family in particular with the funeral, and today we are

:36:38.:36:41.

marking it in school and we are trying to mark it in as positive a

:36:42.:36:48.

way as we can, and we are doing a day of celebration of Bradley's life

:36:49.:36:53.

today at school. He is somebody who really touched a lot of people's

:36:54.:36:58.

hearts, tell us what it was about him that was... A little boy

:36:59.:37:05.

suffering from cancer, devastating situation, but he had such spirit?

:37:06.:37:11.

Tell us more about him. Absolutely, really happy, popular little boy, he

:37:12.:37:18.

made friendships so easily here at school, and his illness, he tried to

:37:19.:37:23.

hide, he was a real little fighter, you just wanted to be like every

:37:24.:37:26.

other child and be treated like every other child. So here at school

:37:27.:37:37.

we also touched by the level of support his family has been given,

:37:38.:37:41.

it has been incredible at such an national and local way. And does

:37:42.:37:47.

that help with talking to the other kids about it? They are young

:37:48.:37:51.

children to be dealing with this, aren't they? They are, they are very

:37:52.:37:55.

young children and we are trying to be sensitive to that and use

:37:56.:37:59.

language children will understand so we more recently talked about

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Bradley being very poorly and very sick, so we tried to build the

:38:04.:38:07.

children up to that understanding, and we've also tried to let them

:38:08.:38:15.

know how they can help Bradley and how they can help other children

:38:16.:38:19.

that are as poorly as Bradley, so we have been trying to talk in that

:38:20.:38:27.

way, and in terms of that song, Smile, that you paid earlier, that

:38:28.:38:31.

has helped our children because they enjoyed the verse where the words

:38:32.:38:33.

were changed for Bradley and we talked about how money raised for

:38:34.:38:39.

that will go towards children as poorly as Bradley and we can help

:38:40.:38:42.

other children as well and aren't we lucky to be able to help other

:38:43.:38:47.

children? So we talked in that way to the children. Thank you for

:38:48.:38:50.

talking to us, I know that you are heading to the funeral now, so thank

:38:51.:38:53.

you for your time. Let's go to Danny Savage, who is

:38:54.:38:58.

there with a large group of people gathered. Tell us what will be

:38:59.:39:03.

happening? This is Blackhall colliery, midway

:39:04.:39:06.

between Middlesbrough and Sunderland, and this is the main

:39:07.:39:10.

street, normally fairly busy but has been completely closed off Bradley's

:39:11.:39:13.

funeral, many hundreds of people have turned out today to pay their

:39:14.:39:18.

respects. Look at the top shot from our camera here, you can see how

:39:19.:39:22.

many people are lining the main street here, all of them, well, many

:39:23.:39:27.

of them, in their football shirts, Sunderland shirts, Everton shirts,

:39:28.:39:30.

Bradley was a mascot for Everton at one point, he was a mascot for

:39:31.:39:42.

England, some Manchester United shirts, and the family have said to

:39:43.:39:45.

people coming along, where bright shirts, Waigel football shirts, that

:39:46.:39:47.

is what they have turned out to do, some people have driven up from

:39:48.:39:49.

Robert run this morning after raising money there for the appeal.

:39:50.:39:52.

The funeral is taking place this morning, people have been moved and

:39:53.:39:54.

inspired by the fight he put up against cancer and also the way that

:39:55.:39:58.

Sunderland football club took into their hearts, they did so much for

:39:59.:40:01.

him, Jermain Defoe especially became a close friend of him and the

:40:02.:40:06.

family, Jermain Defoe will be here today, and the funeral will start at

:40:07.:40:11.

around 11:15am this morning, an hour-long service at the Catholic

:40:12.:40:14.

Church, Saint Joseph's, just a way to my right, a large community get

:40:15.:40:21.

together afterwards. But people here in this village and way beyond have

:40:22.:40:24.

been very moved by Bradley's pride, what happened to him, the fight he

:40:25.:40:29.

put up and the smile he had, that is what a lot of people mentioned,

:40:30.:40:33.

Bradley's smile and spirit, reflected by the great deal people

:40:34.:40:36.

thought of him and the great number of people that have turned out here

:40:37.:40:38.

today. Thank you, Danny. Let's bring in

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Paul Dobson from the fanzine A Love Supreme. That reaction that he had

:40:45.:40:48.

from the team at Sunderland must have been amazing for the little

:40:49.:40:54.

boy, mustn't it? Yes, I imagine if I had been that age and met my

:40:55.:40:59.

footballing heroes, it is great the way Everton took into the heart as

:41:00.:41:06.

well, Chelsea gave him support, even Diego Costa, who has a reputation as

:41:07.:41:09.

a pantomime villain, they were posing for photographs with the lad,

:41:10.:41:15.

so it bought his plight to the football world and the world in

:41:16.:41:19.

general with the number of people who had responded, a quarter of a

:41:20.:41:23.

million Christmas cards, that sort of thing, and everybody has been

:41:24.:41:26.

made aware of the awful disease he suffered, there are other kids out

:41:27.:41:31.

there who will probably benefit from Bradley's legacy in terms of the

:41:32.:41:36.

fund his parents have set up. Let's bring in Alistair Whittington

:41:37.:41:39.

Bromley robust in the UK, in terms of the condition and raising

:41:40.:41:42.

awareness and raising financial support, what impact? I think

:41:43.:41:52.

Bradley's story has brought more awareness of the disease of people

:41:53.:41:56.

may not have heard before Bradley and how his family coped with what

:41:57.:42:00.

is a dreadful disease which affects 100 children each year, two per week

:42:01.:42:05.

diagnosed, of which sadly 35, like Bradley, will die each year, and

:42:06.:42:09.

therefore I think the awareness has been great. Hopefully that will

:42:10.:42:14.

translate into funding for research, organisations like Neuroblastoma UK

:42:15.:42:18.

do because all of the research happening in this disease is

:42:19.:42:21.

dependent on charity such as ourselves in making the right

:42:22.:42:33.

decisions to invest in new treatments and we are starting to

:42:34.:42:37.

make progress in that but we need to make further progress to get along

:42:38.:42:39.

the same lines as leukaemia has, which 20 years ago the same position

:42:40.:42:42.

was wet neuroblastoma is but is now getting 90% survival rates as

:42:43.:42:44.

opposed to the 35 that we are getting for high risk disease at the

:42:45.:42:47.

moment. Sarah, you are amongst those who have been touched by Bradley and

:42:48.:42:52.

your child's School is paying tribute to Bradley like so many

:42:53.:42:55.

others today. Tell us what is happening. Yes, we actually did it

:42:56.:42:59.

yesterday as some of the children are on school trips today. We

:43:00.:43:05.

arranged the football shirt Day for yesterday so everybody got a chance

:43:06.:43:10.

to take part. And how have the children reacted? To see their faces

:43:11.:43:14.

yesterday morning, it was amazing, so excited they got a chance to wear

:43:15.:43:18.

their football shirt or a colour of their choice shirt if they didn't

:43:19.:43:23.

have a football shirt, some children Walbrook be shirts, they all took

:43:24.:43:31.

part, and the teachers -- some children wore rugby shirts. Paul,

:43:32.:43:36.

will there be a legacy at the club? We like to think so, somebody

:43:37.:43:39.

started a petition to have part of the ground named in Bradley's

:43:40.:43:43.

honour, whether it is a whole stand or the family section seems quite

:43:44.:43:46.

appropriate but I'm sure we will do something along those lines, even if

:43:47.:43:50.

it is one of those wonderful pictures alongside -- pictures

:43:51.:43:55.

Bradley alongside the players in the main entrance, perhaps. Alistair,

:43:56.:43:59.

just going back to the prognosis for children with this, and the

:44:00.:44:04.

treatments available, you are saying obviously it is not great at the

:44:05.:44:07.

moment, do you think that comes down to the fact that it is one of the

:44:08.:44:11.

lesser-known cancers and there just has not been the funding for it as a

:44:12.:44:16.

result? I think that is probably one of the problems, and obviously

:44:17.:44:19.

raising the profile will hopefully alleviate that. The treatment itself

:44:20.:44:29.

involves a high dose of chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy

:44:30.:44:31.

and stem cell transplant but we are also getting new emerging treatments

:44:32.:44:33.

in terms of immunotherapy which is starting to show some promise, and

:44:34.:44:36.

we have just completed a trial on that, hopefully the result of that,

:44:37.:44:39.

the drug developed from that, will be funded by Nice, I think the

:44:40.:44:45.

application is going in in August and that will be important and we

:44:46.:44:52.

also investing in other immunotherapy, a trial we are doing

:44:53.:44:57.

in connection with Cancer Research UK, to look at how the T-cells, the

:44:58.:45:06.

cells that go through the body looking for rogue cells, how we can

:45:07.:45:11.

harness the power of the T-cells to actually treat neuroblastoma, and

:45:12.:45:17.

that, we think, will start showing some promise. But, as I mentioned,

:45:18.:45:21.

all the funding for research into this disease is wholly dependent on

:45:22.:45:26.

charity such as Neuroblastoma UK, and I would hope the legacy for

:45:27.:45:30.

Bradley is that we can move forward and certainly over the next 15, 20

:45:31.:45:36.

years find a cure for this disease so that 100 families don't have

:45:37.:45:39.

defaced this worry and 35 families don't have to go through what

:45:40.:45:43.

Bradley Lowery's family are going through today.

:45:44.:45:47.

Thank you. There will be a vigil and a medic's -- a minute's applause in

:45:48.:45:57.

Newcastle today and balloons will be released at the Stadium of Light.

:45:58.:46:02.

The world Para athletics Championships are due to start

:46:03.:46:04.

today, we will speak about the President Trump is the guest

:46:05.:46:10.

of honour at the Bastille Day military parade in Paris today,

:46:11.:46:13.

a century after the US came to the aid of France

:46:14.:46:15.

in the First World War. He was invited to mark

:46:16.:46:18.

France's national day by the country's President,

:46:19.:46:19.

Emmanuel Macron. David, what has been happening?

:46:20.:46:33.

Well, we have just had a never-ending parade of French

:46:34.:46:38.

military might, really. The French do their military pageantry very

:46:39.:46:43.

well. Bastille Day is the greatest platform, the greatest opportunity

:46:44.:46:47.

to show that. As you mentioned, something rather special about this

:46:48.:46:50.

occasion because President Trump is there. President Macron celebrated

:46:51.:46:56.

his first Bastille Day as president, it is a very bold move to have

:46:57.:47:02.

invited Mr Trump to join in this moment of celebration. There is a

:47:03.:47:06.

good reason, a rationale behind this. It is 100 years since American

:47:07.:47:13.

troops arrived on French soil in 1917, in the latter stages of the

:47:14.:47:19.

Great War, the First World War, to cement victory, ultimately. 125, 120

:47:20.:47:26.

6000 Americans lost their lives in the process. This has been an

:47:27.:47:31.

opportunity to remember the ties that bind these countries together.

:47:32.:47:36.

We have had a small contingent of American troops on display as well

:47:37.:47:41.

in this parade, some wearing First World War uniforms to boot. At the

:47:42.:47:45.

moment it is all the heavy gear, the Miller vehicles passing through.

:47:46.:47:51.

They will be followed by those on horseback and, as I say, great signs

:47:52.:47:55.

of regalia for a visit which has been seen as an opportunity to show

:47:56.:48:02.

that America is not alone and the French at the very least stand side

:48:03.:48:06.

by side with the new American president. More on this still to

:48:07.:48:12.

come, we are sticking across it. Thank you, David.

:48:13.:48:15.

Now, many couples planning to tie the knot spend

:48:16.:48:17.

a lot of time planning - and indeed practising -

:48:18.:48:20.

Sharon Price and her fiance Andy Price were trying to recreate

:48:21.:48:23.

the scene from the classic 1980s film, Dirty Dancing.

:48:24.:48:26.

Let's first of all take a look at what they were aiming for.

:48:27.:48:29.

Let's take a look at what actually happened.

:48:30.:49:01.

This is down revving up to make the famous jump from the film Dirty

:49:02.:49:08.

Dancing, about to get there, and then that. Oh, my gosh. What a

:49:09.:49:17.

shame. What happened? We are not really sure, to be honest. I can

:49:18.:49:21.

remember her running up to me, me putting my hands on her hips, the

:49:22.:49:29.

rest is blank. Were you both out cold after you collided? Andy was, I

:49:30.:49:35.

was just badly winded. He was unconscious. Why was it that you

:49:36.:49:43.

wanted to do that? This was part of your wedding rehearsals? You wanted

:49:44.:49:46.

to be able to do this at your wedding? We are getting married next

:49:47.:49:51.

year, I love the film and I thought we could re-enact it. Obviously it

:49:52.:49:58.

did not go to plan. What is it about it that made you think you wanted to

:49:59.:50:03.

do that, rather than the traditional slow dance? Everybody does a slow

:50:04.:50:08.

dance, we just thought we would try something different. It was on the

:50:09.:50:13.

plans, my niece and nephew were up on the grass doing it themselves,

:50:14.:50:18.

all of eight Sharon turned around and said why don't we give it a go

:50:19.:50:25.

now? So we did. That was your first crack at it? And the last. Have you

:50:26.:50:31.

decided you definitely will not do it at the wedding? Yes. Two feet on

:50:32.:50:38.

the ground. You were taken to hospital? What happened? I was

:50:39.:50:46.

concussed, I was in and out so I was not quite aware of what was going

:50:47.:50:51.

on. I was told and I have seen a text since that I ended up with a

:50:52.:50:57.

neck brace on, then they put me through a CT scan to make sure I

:50:58.:51:01.

never did any damage to my brain, if I had one, and they just checked me

:51:02.:51:10.

over on the ECG as well. They were just being there. As for Sharon, you

:51:11.:51:16.

would have to ask her. I was breathless, I could not catch my

:51:17.:51:21.

breath. Obviously I ended up with a sore back and neck.

:51:22.:51:31.

Did the doctors know what happened? Obviously they were treating, as you

:51:32.:51:35.

say, you are having serious treatment, but when you had to say

:51:36.:51:39.

why you were in hospital, what was it like? To be fair, I was not asked

:51:40.:51:47.

that, because at the time I was in and out and that happened for quite

:51:48.:51:52.

a while. But Sharon said when they spoke to her they had a bit of a

:51:53.:51:58.

laugh about it. What did they say? They could not believe it. They told

:51:59.:52:04.

us to keep two feet on the ground from now. What have your friends and

:52:05.:52:09.

family said? Killing themselves with laughter. They can't believe this is

:52:10.:52:15.

happening to us. We have had 12-macro comments that we are too

:52:16.:52:19.

old for this sort of thing. Everyone has had a laugh. Did you see the

:52:20.:52:31.

funny side straightaway? Not straightaway, by Sunday we started

:52:32.:52:41.

laughing at it. There was pain at the time. We were still in agony.

:52:42.:52:48.

Are you find now? Is still a bit tender. Is it mainly heard bride?

:52:49.:52:56.

Yes. We have the pictures, I hate to say it but it is a shame no one film

:52:57.:53:01.

dead. Do you wish it was caught on film? We did not dare dream it would

:53:02.:53:08.

end up like this. We have been asked about the bid you are so many times.

:53:09.:53:13.

It has certainly given you a story to talk about for ever, are you sure

:53:14.:53:17.

you will not be tempted to try this on the wedding day, it will be the

:53:18.:53:22.

scene that people want to see, you successfully being able to capture

:53:23.:53:26.

the dream that you had for so long, to perform this on your wedding day?

:53:27.:53:33.

Never say never. Just make sure there are mattresses around if you

:53:34.:53:38.

practice again! Good luck. It is really great to talk to you, good

:53:39.:53:42.

luck with the wedding and everything else. Thank you very much.

:53:43.:53:49.

Sharon and Andy, love them. You have been getting in touch on the

:53:50.:53:58.

interview with Jay on Sean on their wedding. Jay is Muslim and gay and

:53:59.:54:03.

put out wedding pictures because he wanted to basically show people how

:54:04.:54:08.

important it is to tolerate who you are. Charlotte says heartbreaking

:54:09.:54:12.

that we live in such an intolerant society where gay people are being

:54:13.:54:16.

abused because they are Muslim and gay. Peter says heartbreaking

:54:17.:54:20.

interview with the couple who had the first Muslim gay wedding. I am

:54:21.:54:23.

not sure it is the first Muslim gay wedding, but they were coming out to

:54:24.:54:28.

talk about it. Suffering horrendous hate from the community. Audrey,

:54:29.:54:33.

respectively two guides for speaking out, every person deserves love and

:54:34.:54:39.

religions need to stop judgments. -- Audrey says respect for these two

:54:40.:54:43.

guides. Let's go to Paris, Donald Trump is

:54:44.:54:47.

visiting as a guest of a Emmanuel Macron to Mark Bastille Day and 100

:54:48.:54:59.

years since American troops helped French troops in the First World

:55:00.:55:07.

War. American and French soldiers have marched together in Paris in a

:55:08.:55:15.

double celebration which marks 100 years since the United States

:55:16.:55:19.

entered World War I and it is, of course, the annual Bastille Day all

:55:20.:55:24.

holiday in France. There has been a flight 's past jests -- a fly-past

:55:25.:55:34.

of fighter jets. There is the Emmanuel Macron. Away from the

:55:35.:55:38.

displays, talks between Donald Trump under Emmanuel Macron.

:55:39.:55:42.

The biggest names in para-athletics are in London to compete

:55:43.:55:44.

at the world championships which start today.

:55:45.:55:46.

More than 1000 athletes from 91 nations will be competing.

:55:47.:55:48.

Familiar faces taking to the field for Team GB include sprint stars

:55:49.:55:51.

Meanwhile, Hannah Cockcroft competes in the wheelchair

:55:52.:55:55.

We can speak now to Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson,

:55:56.:56:04.

former wheelchair racer, who holds 11 Paralympic gold medals.

:56:05.:56:11.

Thank you for joining us. What are you most looking forward to? The

:56:12.:56:17.

good thing about being the host nation is you get to determine the

:56:18.:56:22.

timetable. Every single night there really strong hopes for British

:56:23.:56:28.

medals. Jonnie Peacock has had a really tough few years, he won in

:56:29.:56:33.

London and Rio, he really performs at World Championships but has had a

:56:34.:56:36.

lot of injuries. A massive crowd pleaser. Hannah Cockroft could

:56:37.:56:44.

potentially win three gold medals. Richard Whitehead, double Parham --

:56:45.:56:49.

double Paralympic medallist. There is a team of 50 and 27 have already

:56:50.:56:55.

won medals at major championships. It is a very interesting mix of

:56:56.:56:59.

people who have already performed, some younger athletes coming

:57:00.:57:03.

through, this might be their first step onto the stage.

:57:04.:57:09.

How much of a boost as a team get when they are competing on home

:57:10.:57:15.

turf? It is huge. Athletics crowds are generally really fair. They will

:57:16.:57:22.

cheer good performances. But there is something special about competing

:57:23.:57:26.

in London. For the Paralympics it was the first time there was a total

:57:27.:57:31.

sell-out of tickets, these World Championships are the most

:57:32.:57:35.

successful in terms of six -- in terms of ticket sales. They have

:57:36.:57:40.

sold 250,000 tickets. There are some places available, if you can come

:57:41.:57:45.

then definitely do. It is better for every country when you have really

:57:46.:57:49.

good crowd support. Anyone who will have competed here for the

:57:50.:57:53.

Paralympics will have massive expectations for what the crowds

:57:54.:57:56.

will be like. You have said there are still some

:57:57.:58:00.

tickets left, but I think more tickets have been sold already than

:58:01.:58:04.

for all of the eight previous championships combined. That is

:58:05.:58:09.

extraordinary. It is amazing. In the early World Championships I competed

:58:10.:58:13.

in, you had days when you could name the crowd because you knew them. I

:58:14.:58:17.

am glad we are not at that stage any more. There have been challenges in

:58:18.:58:26.

terms of some of the countries that have hosted the games, they do not

:58:27.:58:28.

have the knowledge and understanding of Paralympic sport. That is totally

:58:29.:58:31.

different in the UK. I am so sorry to cut you short, we are right out

:58:32.:58:33.

of time. We Madonna has launched her own range

:58:34.:58:38.

of booted orphans.

:58:39.:58:41.

After five acid attacks in the space of one evening in London, Joanna Gosling talks to a criminologist about why this kind of crime is increasing.

An exclusive interview with a mum whose son was groomed by a criminal gang and started dealing drugs, as a new report says children from middle class backgrounds are being targeted.

Plus Joanna talks to the couple who ended up in A&E after attempting the classic lift from Dirty Dancing as they practised their wedding dance.