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Sentenced to life in prison,

the man who kidnapped,

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raped and murdered his niece,

putting her body in a deep freezer.

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Celine Dookhran was 20.

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She was found dead in

an empty house in London.

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Her family, in a statement,

said "she fell victim to pure evil".

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Celine was our beautiful, caring,

funny and intelligent daughter.

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No words will never be able

to describe the devastation

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and heartache we feel about what has

happened to her.

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Her killer, her uncle,

Mujahid Arshid, was also convicted

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of attempting to murder

a second woman.

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His surviving victim told the court

that the flashbacks and nightmares

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prevented her from moving on.

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Also tonight:

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The Foreign Secretary says Brexit

is a cause for hope not fear,

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but supporters have to get

the positive agenda across.

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How the system for assessing

disability benefits is repeatedly

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letting claimants down.

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In Northern Ireland,

the leader of the DUP says there's

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"no current prospect" of a deal

to restore power-sharing.

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And the official seal of approval

for Team GB's skeleton

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competition skinsuits.

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And coming up on Sportsday on BBC

News:

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Curling is back at the Winter

Olympics as Team GB's men's

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and women's teams secure victory

in their opening match.

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Good evening.

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A man has been sentenced to life

in prison, with a minimum of 40

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years, for kidnapping,

raping and murdering his 20-year-old

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neice, Celine Dookhran.

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Mujahid Arshid, who is 33,

was also found guilty of kidnapping,

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raping and attempting to murder

a second woman, who can't be named.

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The pair were attacked at a house

in Kingston Upon Thames

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in south London last summer.

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in south west London last summer.

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A second man was found

not guilty of kidnap.

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Our Home Affairs correspondent

June Kelly reports.

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It contains some distressing

details.

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Celine Dookhran was 20 years old.

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She worked in a bank

and had a boyfriend.

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She also had a jealous uncle,

who was a savage sexual predator.

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He kidnapped Celine and then

raped and murdered her.

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Mujahid Arshid also tried

to kill another young woman

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in what he intended to be a double

rape and murder.

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As a rape survivor, his second

victim can't be identified.

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Celine Dookhran's mother

and stepfather were in court to see

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a man who'd married

into their family jailed

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for a minimum of 40 years.

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A police officer read

a statement on their behalf.

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We are pleased with

the verdict and the sentence.

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But we would like our final words

to be about our wonderful Celine.

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We love you, we miss you,

we thank you for being an amazing,

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brilliant, funny, intelligent

and caring daughter,

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sister, cousin and friend.

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Arshid's blue pick-up

truck was caught on CCTV.

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He was transporting a freezer,

which was part of his plot.

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Two days later, he was captured

again in his truck,

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the kidnapping was underway.

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An hour afterwards,

he was ready to leave.

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He had bundled his two victims,

bound and gagged,

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into the open boot

and covered them with a tarpaulin.

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He checked it before he set off.

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Arshid was a builder

and he brought his captives

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to a then-empty house he was working

on in Kingston,

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in south-west London.

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Once inside, one after another,

he forced the women

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upstairs and raped them.

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He killed his niece, Celine,

by cutting her throat with a knife

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and stuffing her mouth with a sock.

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He then locked her body

in the freezer he'd

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installed two days earlier.

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When it came to the second victim,

he slashed her throat

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and wrists and told her,

"You've got ten minutes to live".

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Astonishingly, she survived.

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Then, desperate to try to find

a way out, she convinced

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Arshid that from here

they could run away together.

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Arshid later went

on the run and headed

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for the Port of Folkestone.

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He checked into a hotel and this

is where he was arrested.

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It emerged that down the years,

opportunities were missed to stop

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Mujahid Arshid's sexual offending.

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It was in 2008 that he first

abused his surviving victim,

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this went on for a year.

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In 2011, she finally

told some of her family

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but her story wasn't accepted.

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In 2013, Arshid was caught

in an online sting, inviting

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an undercover police officer to drug

and rape her.

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an undercover police officer to drug

and rape her.

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The following year,

he was interviewed by detectives.

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Prosecutors decided they couldn't

bring a case because the police

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hadn't found key evidence.

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hadn't found key evidence.

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A full domestic homicide review,

an independent review will take

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place and we will review every

single incident that the police have

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been involved in and any other

agency for that matter.

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Arshid's controlling

behaviour culminated

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in the killing of Celine Dookhran.

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Today, her mother said her daughter

had fallen victim to pure evil.

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And June is with me now.

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It seems that Mujahid Arshid could

have been stopped earlier.

Five

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years ago he was caught in this

police trap, they were looking for

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paedophiles and they found Mujahid

Arshid. The Crown Prosecution

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Service have told us that a case was

sent to them, they looked at it and

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decided they could charge him. That

was on the basis that he was the

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only one who had had access to his

laptop. But they went back to the

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police and the police said they

couldn't find the laptop or a key

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witness. The Crown Prosecution

Service said they simply couldn't

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matter

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matter per as. We've spoken to one

former senior Scotland Yard officer

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-- couldn't mount a prosecution. He

questioned the rigour that

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investigation. As we had from the

police, that investigation will now

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form part of a review. It should be

said that Mujahid Arshid Oregon to

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the end refused to accept his guilt

at the end. He said his second

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victim was responsible for the

killing in court. She read a

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statement to the court and she said,

"The flashback and nightmares" were

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preventing her from moving on.

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The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

has called on the country

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to unite behind Brexit,

saying that Britain's departure

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from the European Union

was not "a great V-sign

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from the cliffs of Dover."

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In the first of a series

of speeches by ministers ahead

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of key talks with the EU,

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tat they are calling the Road

to Brexit, Mr Johnson

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said Brexit could result

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in an "outward-looking,

confident" UK.

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Labour called his words

"empty rhetoric."

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Our politicalcorrespondent

Vicki Young reports.

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We're on the road to Brexit.

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But Cabinet ministers are still

arguing about which route to take.

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Do we stay close to the European

Union and all its rules, or take off

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in a completely different direction?

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Many are anxious about

the journey ahead.

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Including Liberal Democrats,

who laid on this less-than-friendly

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welcome for the Foreign Secretary.

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He's trying to reach out to soothe

concerns and convince them that

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Brexit is grounds for much more

hope than fear.

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It's not good enough for us now

to say to Remainers,

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"You lost, get over it".

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Because we must accept the vast

majority are actuated

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by entirely noble sentiments.

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Brexit's not about shutting

Britain off, he said,

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it's about going global.

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I absolutely refuse to accept

the suggestion that it is some

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un-British spasm of bad manners.

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It's not some great V sign

from the cliffs of Dover.

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It is the expression

of a legitimate and natural desire

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for self-government of the people,

by the people, for the people.

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At times, this speech felt

like a return to the heat

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of the referendum debate.

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And Mr Johnson certainly hasn't

changed his mind about the need

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to diverge from EU rules.

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The British people should not have

new EU laws affecting their everyday

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lives imposed from abroad

when they have no power to elect

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or remove those who make those laws.

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That would be intolerable,

it would be undemocratic,

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and it would make it

all but impossible for us to do

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serious free trade deals.

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So a familiar theme of taking back

control, which puts him at odds

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with some cabinet colleagues.

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with some Cabinet colleagues.

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As the face of the Leave campaign,

some question whether Boris Johnson

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is really the right person

to try to heal the

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divisions of Brexit.

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But he acknowledges today that that

positive case for leaving the EU

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still needs to be made and says

that he has to try to make it.

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But what about the obstacles

that could lie ahead?

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Some want more practical answers.

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Boris is really good

at the broad brush strokes.

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But I think what's really needed

now are the details.

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You know, we're just over 14

months away from the UK

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leaving the European Union.

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And details on things

like customs and borders,

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how the really difficult

issue of the Irish border

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is going to be delivered,

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how EU citizens will be able

to stay here, the position

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that they will be in -

all that is needed now.

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More flesh on the bones

is what critics want.

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Downing Street insists they will get

that in the coming days

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when the spotlight turns

to Theresa May and what is billed

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as a significant speech on security.

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Vicki Young, BBC News, Westminster.

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Oxfam's regional director in Asia

has said she's aware of past abuse

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cases involving the charity's

workers in the Philippines,

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Bangladesh and Nepal.

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Lan Mercardo says people

in positions of power can intimidate

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and silence whistle blowers.

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Officials from Oxfam have been

talking to the Charity Commission

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to discuss their handling of sexual

misconduct claims

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involving staff in Haiti.

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Here's Angus Crawford.

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A scandal made in the poverty

of Haiti's shantytowns.

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Where a small number of aid

workers became exploiters.

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It continues to send shock waves

through the entire sector.

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And today, new revelations

from Oxfam about other

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under-reported cases

involving its workers.

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There were cases in the Philippines,

there were also cases in Bangladesh,

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there were whistle-blowers coming

forward in Bangladesh

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as far as I know.

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There was also a case,

I think, in Nepal.

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Abusers exploit the chaos

and confusion of natural disasters,

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like here in 2013 during tropical

storm Yolande in the Philippines.

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And Lan Mercardo says even if they

are caught and disciplined,

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charities are not warning each other

about unsuitable staff.

Not yet. But

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that's a practice that we need to

start. Because... You know, the

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funny thing about cases like this is

we always see them as reputational

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risks, no? But the way to manage

reputational risk is not to keep

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silent.

So comment problem for the

whole sector. Underlined today by

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the International Development

Secretary at an AIDS conference in

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Sweden.

No organisation is too big

or our work with them too complex

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for me to hesitate to remove

funding. -- at an aid organisation.

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If we cannot trust them to put the

beneficiaries of aid first.

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Something he failed to tell them

when he applied for the job.

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South Africa's President Jacob

Zuma has defied calls

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by his party to resign.

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He's has come under increasing

pressure to step down amid numerous

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allegations of corruption.

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But in a TV interview,

he said efforts

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to force him out were unfair.

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The ruling party, the ANC, says

he will now face a parliamentary

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motion of no confidence tomorrow,

if he doesn't relinquish power.

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Our Africa Editor, Fergal Keane,

sent this report from Pretoria.

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In Pretoria, seat of the presidency,

rumours rippled all morning.

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The president might

be about to resign.

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But when he did speak to the state

broadcaster it was a defiant,

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defensive appearance.

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Zuma, the victim.

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What have I done?

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I have explained many

times that this process,

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there is nothing I have done wrong.

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This is policy.

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What people are suggesting

is the youth phenomenon.

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What is the problem?

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And there was some

unsettling language.

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A warning to those

who were ousting him.

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The leadership of the ANC,

if it is not careful,

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they might actually cause a bigger

problem than we think.

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At the same time in Cape Town,

ANC MPs were meeting to decide

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whether they'd support a motion

of no-confidence to drive

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Jacob Zuma from power.

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The decision came quickly

and was decisive.

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We are now proceeding,

we have asked the Chief Whip

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to proceed with a motion

of no-confidence tomorrow.

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So that President Zuma is then

removed,

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so that we can proceed

to elect President Ramaphosa.

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Pressure had been growing

on the President from early morning.

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This was a police raid

on the compound of his friends,

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the Gupta family, who are accused

of acquiring billions in state

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assets through their connections

with the president and his family.

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Seemingly untouchable until now,

criminal charges may be imminent.

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If ever you wanted proof

of the changed political

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temperature, this is it.

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The police seem at last to have

found their courage.

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So straight on, down here.

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This neighbour giving

police the address of

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another Gupta property.

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People are angry.

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This is the headquarters

of South Africa's executive branch,

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the place from which Jacob Zuma has

ruled the country for

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the last nine years.

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But by tomorrow night,

in all likelihood, South Africa

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will have a new president.

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These are the dying hours

of the age of Zuma.

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Fergal Keane, BBC News, Pretoria.

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Our top story this evening:

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The uncle of Celine Dookhran has

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been found guilty of kidnapping,

raping and murdering his niece,

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before putting her body

in a deep freeze.

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And still to come...

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On the eve of the skeleton

competition, the Team GB suits get

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the seal of approval.

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Coming up on Sportsday

on BBC News...

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Another British club

looks to make their mark

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on the Champions League knockout

stages, as Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool

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travel to Portugal to face Porto.

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There is a "pervasive lack of trust"

among people with disabilities

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in how their welfare claims

are assessed, according to MPs

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on the Work and Pensions Committee.

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They said one claimant

was asked when they had

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"caught" Down's Syndrome.

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The Government insists

the system works well

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for the majority of claimants.

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Here's our disability

correspondent, Nikki Fox.

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Anastasia is having a good day.

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But most of the time

she is in constant pain

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and struggles to leave the house.

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The 24-year-old has

multiple sclerosis and used

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to work full-time.

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Now she relies on

disability benefits.

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But applying for those

benefits has taken its toll.

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I don't know how other

people can cope with it.

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Why do I feel so crushed

and not believed?

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When she was assessed

at home by a health

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care professional from a private

company, Anastasia told her assessor

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she could only walk 20 metres.

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But when the report came back,

it said she could walk further.

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As a result she lost

part of benefits.

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She didn't give me

a physical assessment.

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I was sat down the entire time.

I was very, very upset about that.

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The committee heard evidence

to suggest that Anastasia's

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experience is far from a one-off.

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One of the assessors wrote down

things which didn't even happen.

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The lady assessing me

was very unprofessional.

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I looked at it and just

cried, basically.

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They received an unprecedented

number of responses

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detailing failings in the system.

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The report says the government's low

bar for what is considered

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acceptable, leaves room

for assessments to be riddled with

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obvious errors and omissions.

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It also says assessors risk

being viewed as, at best,

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lacking in confidence,

and at worst, actively deceitful.

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-- competence.

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Some parents were asked

when exactly their children had

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caught Down's Syndrome.

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Another claimant said,

"Apparently I walk my dog daily,

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which is baffling, because I can

barely walk

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and they don't have a dog."

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But this former nurse,

who worked as an assessor for

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a few weeks before quitting, has

today anonymously told the BBC she

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was disgusted with the system.

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When I made my report,

my observations,

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it was sent back and the auditor

made me change it.

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We have asked the government

to record these key assessments so

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there can't be a dispute

of, "I said that", "No,

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you didn't", "Yes, you did".

There is a record there.

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The government says it is exploring

options to promote greater

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transparency, and the majority

of claimants are happy with their

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overall experience.

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But with current contracts

up for a review and

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targets being consistently missed,

it is not certain who will carry out

0:17:400:17:43

these assessment in the future.

0:17:430:17:45

Nikki Fox, BBC News.

0:17:450:17:48

The leader of the Democractic

Unionist Party, Arlene Foster, has

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said there is no prospect

of restoring Northern Ireland's

0:17:510:17:53

devolved government.

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Mrs Foster said

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attempts to find a stable

and sustainable resolution

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had been unsuccessful.

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Her statement has effectively

torpedoed the power-sharing

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executive.

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On Monday, the Prime Minister,

Theresa May, travelled to Stormont

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to try and seek an end

to the deadlock.

0:18:150:18:17

Our Ireland correspondent,

Chris Page, is at Stormont now

0:18:170:18:20

What on earth happened next?

Yes,

just a few days ago a breakthrough

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did seem like it was likely for the

first time in more than a year.

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Theresa May and the Irish Prime

Minister Cain Murtagh Stormont and

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met the parties and said they

thought the deal was doable. The

0:18:340:18:37

process has fallen apart over the

past 48 hours. Arlene Foster said

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there is currently no prospect of

the power-sharing executive being

0:18:420:18:45

restored. Sinn Fein, the former

partners in government, said

0:18:450:18:49

unionists had failed to close a

deal. The highly symbolic issue

0:18:490:18:53

which has scuppered Stormont again

is the disagreement over whether

0:18:530:18:56

they should be a new law to protect

and promote the Irish language.

0:18:560:19:02

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen

Bradley, announcing the latest phase

0:19:020:19:05

of negotiations a few weeks ago,

said there was one last opportunity

0:19:050:19:09

to bring back devolution. Now that

process is over, the Westminster

0:19:090:19:13

government will have to decide

whether direct rule from London is

0:19:130:19:16

the only option left.

Chris Page.

0:19:160:19:18

A coroner in the case

of a 21-year-old woman who died

0:19:180:19:21

overdosing on diet pills,

says the purchase, use and sale of

0:19:210:19:23

a toxic substance found in

the tablets, should be made illegal.

0:19:230:19:27

Bethany Shipsey ordered the pills

containing DNP online.

0:19:270:19:33

It's usually found in

pesticides and explosives,

0:19:330:19:35

not meant for human consumption.

0:19:350:19:37

The coroner also said

that Worcestershire Royal Hospital

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gave Bethany significantly

substandard care in the hours

0:19:400:19:43

before her death.

0:19:430:19:46

Our health correspondent

Adina Campbell, reports.

0:19:460:19:50

Bethany Shipsey had been

battling a long history

0:19:500:19:52

of mental health problems.

0:19:520:19:56

Plagued with dark thoughts,

she'd already taken 14 overdoses.

0:19:560:20:01

After being raped by

an ex-boyfriend, and for

0:20:010:20:03

an ongoing eating disorder.

0:20:030:20:05

In February, last year,

she took another overdose.

0:20:050:20:08

Using diet pills she'd

ordered the internet.

0:20:080:20:12

The tablets contained

the toxic substance DNP,

0:20:120:20:16

a chemical not fit for human

consumption, which causes

0:20:160:20:18

the body to overheat.

0:20:180:20:24

We can't obtain this DNP, like,

so easily, as people do,

0:20:240:20:26

because I just don't want

there to be any more deaths.

0:20:260:20:29

Despite reaching a narrative

verdict including suicide,

0:20:290:20:33

the coroner said there

was a critical failed

0:20:330:20:36

opportunity to provide care

by staff at the hospital.

0:20:360:20:40

And that the harmful effects of DNP

suggests the deterioration

0:20:400:20:43

is a rapid and often means

it's too late.

0:20:430:20:47

The inquest heard that the amount

of DNP in Bethany's blood was one

0:20:470:20:52

of the lowest ever recordings

compared to other patients who had

0:20:520:20:55

survived high doses.

0:20:550:20:59

But the coroner said the care

provided by Worcestershire Royal

0:20:590:21:01

Hospital was substandard.

0:21:010:21:04

A hospital that's been in special

measures since 2015.

0:21:040:21:11

Worcestershire Acute Hospital Trust

has apologised Says it's made

0:21:110:21:14

a series of improvements including

more nurses and doctors in A&E.

0:21:140:21:18

Nobody ever, sort of,

said to us that this is serious.

0:21:180:21:22

Nobody said that she

could potentially die.

0:21:220:21:24

There was no plan of care.

0:21:240:21:28

So, then, to, a few hours later,

having witnessed Bethany's

0:21:280:21:33

deterioration, nobody assists

with her care.

0:21:330:21:35

It was just one big

disbelief, shock.

0:21:350:21:38

There have been 14 deaths in the UK

linked to DNP since 2007.

0:21:380:21:46

The Food Standards Agency says it

proactively targets those suspected

0:21:500:21:53

of selling the substance,

but the coroner said he would be

0:21:530:21:55

writing to the government,

calling for the sale of DNP

0:21:550:21:58

to be made illegal.

0:21:580:22:01

Life without Bethany is just empty.

0:22:010:22:03

Beth's heart was massive

and we miss it.

0:22:030:22:07

Adina Campbell, BBC News.

0:22:070:22:08

Team GB's cutting edge equipment

for the Winter Olympics has been

0:22:080:22:12

given the green light,

after an international row had

0:22:120:22:15

threatened to break out over

the legality of their kit.

0:22:150:22:17

On the eve of the skeleton

competition, which includes 2014

0:22:170:22:20

gold medal winner Lizzie Yarnold,

some opponents had complained

0:22:200:22:22

that the technology used in Team

GB's skinsuits gave them

0:22:220:22:27

an unfair advantage.

0:22:270:22:29

From Pyeongchang,

Andy Swiss reports.

0:22:290:22:35

It contains some flashing images.

0:22:350:22:38

Sliding into controversy.

0:22:380:22:39

The skeleton is Britain's

winter sport speciality.

0:22:390:22:44

But now the team's speed

is under scrutiny.

0:22:440:22:48

After being no more than solid this

season, here in Pyeongchang

0:22:480:22:51

they are suddenly looking

spectacular, setting

0:22:510:22:54

the pace in final training.

0:22:540:22:57

So why the improvement?

0:22:570:22:58

Well, they're wearing

brand-new skinsuits,

0:22:580:23:01

specially designed for the games.

0:23:010:23:04

And in a sport of the finest

margins, they have found an edge.

0:23:040:23:07

Of course, we push the boundaries.

It is the Winter Olympic Games.

0:23:070:23:10

No one sleeps.

0:23:100:23:11

Every nation will be getting,

you know, the best kit they can.

0:23:110:23:14

And we are exactly the same.

0:23:140:23:18

But the skinsuit, developed

by scientist in Northampton,

0:23:180:23:20

and which has special drag-resistant

ridges, has raised eyebrows.

0:23:200:23:25

The rules stipulate no

aerodynamic elements

0:23:250:23:28

can be attached to kit,

and some are questioning

0:23:280:23:31

its legality.

0:23:310:23:32

I was notified this morning

about the speed suits.

0:23:320:23:37

So yeah, that's interesting.

0:23:370:23:39

I'm just curious to

know if that is legal.

0:23:390:23:42

Do you think there

is a question there?

0:23:420:23:44

I do, yeah.

0:23:440:23:45

A frosty reception then.

0:23:450:23:51

But tonight, the controversial

skinsuit was cleared by the

0:23:510:23:53

authorities. When Britain's sliders

hurtle round this track

0:23:530:23:55

in the next few days,

they will be hoping the new kit

0:23:550:23:58

could make that vital difference.

0:23:580:24:00

And British sport knows

all about making the most

0:24:000:24:02

of cutting edge clothing.

0:24:020:24:04

Skinsuit technology has been the key

to British track cycling

0:24:040:24:10

success over the past decade.

And skeleton has also led the way.

0:24:100:24:14

COMMENTATOR: Oh, yes!

Amy Williams is the queen of speed!

0:24:140:24:19

In 2010, there were questions

about Amy Williams' helmet

0:24:190:24:21

before she won gold.

0:24:210:24:26

From me in Vancouver, we sent them

off to the jury months beforehand.

0:24:260:24:29

They got checked and

okayed by the jury.

0:24:290:24:31

So we you 100% they work legal.

So I have no worries whatsoever.

0:24:310:24:35

I would just say, people just don't

want you winning, do they?

0:24:350:24:43

And winning is what Britain has done

now to games running.

0:24:430:24:47

A hat-trick here, it

seems, would be a triumph

0:24:470:24:49

of technology as well as talent.

0:24:490:24:56

Andy Swiss, BBC News, Pyeongchang.

0:24:560:24:57

Time for a look at the weather

with Chris Fawkes.

0:24:570:24:59

Time for a look at the weather

with Chris Fawkes.

0:24:590:25:03

The weather has started off on such

a beautiful and promising note with

0:25:030:25:07

some spectacular Sunrise pictures

being sent to us by our Weather

0:25:070:25:10

Watchers. This was from the Isle of

Wight. The weather front that has

0:25:100:25:16

since moved and has brought rain and

hail snow. You can see that front.

0:25:160:25:22

Out in the Atlantic is has developed

a bump on the front. That will

0:25:220:25:30

prevent it from completely moving

out of the way. Blustery showers in

0:25:300:25:35

the north-west. Although it will be

a cold night, not quite as cold as

0:25:350:25:38

it was last night. Nevertheless, a

touch of frost in the countryside.

0:25:380:25:44

Icy stretches. Tomorrow will be a

day of temperature contrasts. A

0:25:440:25:49

ridge of high pressure across

England dragging in milder air. For

0:25:490:25:52

most of the UK, still under this

colder air. Weather-wise, blustery

0:25:520:26:00

showers for Scotland and Northern

Ireland. Snow on high ground.

0:26:000:26:03

Further south, cloudy in southern

England. That cloud will thin, with

0:26:030:26:09

sunshine coming through. Most of

England and Wales should have a

0:26:090:26:14

largely dry day with sunny spells.

Mild in the South. Quite a contrast

0:26:140:26:18

further north. Still into colder

air. What about Friday? As that

0:26:180:26:22

ridge five pressure builds in more,

a lot of dry weather. High

0:26:220:26:28

temperatures across northern England

into Scotland. At the same time a

0:26:280:26:32

weather front will approach from the

Atlantic, bringing late day rain to

0:26:320:26:36

Northern Ireland and Scotland. Snow

over the highest parts of Scotland.

0:26:360:26:41

Generally there is a trend for the

weather did become drier and milder.

0:26:410:26:44

That is the

0:26:440:26:45

weather did become drier and milder.

That is the forecast.

0:26:450:26:46

Thank you.

0:26:460:26:49

A reminder of our main story...

0:26:490:26:50

The uncle of Celine Dookhran has

been convicted of kidnapping,

0:26:500:26:52

raping and murdering his niece,

before putting her body

0:26:520:26:55

in a deep freezer.

0:26:550:26:57

That's all from the BBC News at

Six, so it's goodbye from me -

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