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Kris Wade murdered his neighbour in a sexually-motivated attack.
It's now emerged he'd been previously sacked from his job over
allegations of sex assaults - but no prosecution was brought.
In the last half an hour 20-year-old Andrew Saunders has been charged
with the murder of Zoe Morgan and Lee Simmons in Cardiff
Their family and friends have been paying tribute.
They were in a relationship which I thought was lovely and she was his
Tinkerbell. It was so nice to see them happy.
?65,000 for this wall - two bogus builders are jailed
and branded inhuman after conning vulnerable, elderly homeowners.
Good evening, a party to welcome home our Olympians and Paralympians,
who returned home from Rio with more medals than ever before.
30 years after Wales' first guide dog training centre opened,
how its recruits have helped those who need them.
It's emerged that a killer - jailed for the sexually-motivated
murder of his neighbour in Cardiff Bay - had been previously
sacked from his job over allegations of sex assaults.
Three people with learning difficulties accused Kris Wade
of assaulting them while employed as a support worker,
though no prosecution was ever brought.
Disability campaigners say those with learning difficulties often
In the waterside apartment she had lived in for just a few months,
Christine James was brutally murdered by the neighbour who lived
upstairs. The 65-year-old grandmother died from a cut-throat
in February and was discovered a few days later in her Cardiff Bay flat.
Kris Wade admitted the murder and last week the judge at Cardiff Crown
Court said he'd targeted Mrs James because of his sexual desire. Now
it's emerged he'd already be investigated for a series of alleged
sexual assaults. Those incidents were when Kris Wade was employed as
a health care support worker at this special centre in Ely district of
Cardiff. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board complaint -- confirmed
complaints about Kris Wade's conduct here at Rowan House first managed in
January 20 12. Eventually there were allegations he had sexually
assaulted three patients with learning difficulties. In October
2012 he was suspended while a multi-agency protection of
vulnerable adults review was carried out including a criminal
investigation by South Wales Police. Although no prosecution followed,
the health board's and disciplinary procedures resulted in Wade being
sacked for Joe -- gross misconduct. But that wasn't until earlier this
year, nearly four years after the first allegations were reported.
South Wales Police say the allegations surrounding Rowan House
were fully investigated but in each case no further action was taken
following advice from the Crown Prosecution Service. Campaigners
working for those with learning difficulties say such people often
feel they are denied justice. I think there is a stigma associated
often with being a person with a learning disability, in that your
opinions, your comments, your views and -- are not valuable taken
seriously and it's well documented that have been a number of instances
where Crown Prosecution Service is have looked at issues of serious
allegations of abuse or other offences, but have felt there wasn't
enough evidence to proceed. We need to know how they were communicated
with when evidence was being gathered and what credibility was
given to the concerns that they raised, very serious concerns,
people who said they had been sexually assaulted by somebody we
now know who has subsequently been convicted for murder. Christine
James' family are painfully aware that had there been enough evidence
for prosecuting Kris Wade for the sexual assaults when he first --
when they'd first arose in 2012, he wouldn't have been living in these
flats next to the grandmother he went on to murder.
They preyed on elderly, vulnerable people right
across South Wales - conning them out of more
Now, father and son Jeffrey and James Tawse, from
Cardiff, are behind bars - the judge labelling them "inhuman".
They charged one disabled pensioner ?65,000 to build
Preying on elderly home owners across south Wales.
Their oldest victim was 97.This an example of their "shoddy" work.
It may not look like much - a garden wall.
But the Tawses charged a 71-year-old disabled man nearly
The price of a small house in some places.
The man - referred to in court as "Mr P" -
had suffered a brain injury in a cycling accident.
Police were alerted to the fraud by his bank manager
after he withdrew ?100,000 over the course of a year.
Damp inside the home of another 84-year-old victim
The Tawses were paid ?1000 to weatherproof
The men were aggressive and intimidating.
This victim doesn't want to be identified -
His words are spoken by someone else.
I should have been wiser, but I was conned. He had no intention of doing
the job properly because if he had done it properly they would be no
need to come back. He was creating a situation where he could return and
possibly get more work. This weed-proof drive another one
of their jobs. They simply threw sand
into the cracks - which blew away. They were caught after a two-year
investigation by trading standards. We see people who have been taken
advantage of and we see the effect it has on those people, and to bring
the perpetrators before a court gives some satisfaction and them
some closure on what has happened to them.
Jeffrey and James Tawse conned their way across the country.
From Carmarthenshire to Monmouthshire.
They'd been convicted several times before.
Jeffrey Tawse used the bank account of a young relative to "hide"
In court today the judge described Jeffrey Tawse as inhuman.
He said the men preyed on people in a cold-blooded way.
He sentenced this father and son to a total of eight years in prison.
Jordan Davies, BBC Wales Today, Cardiff Crown Court.
In the past half hour, police have charged 20-year-old
Andrew Saunders from Castleton near Newport with the murder of two
21-year-old Zoe Morgan and 33-year-old Lee Simmons
were found stabbed to death on Queen Street
Zoe's family have described her as "a beautiful daughter, sister,
granddaughter and auntie who had a heart of gold and would do
Floral tributes have been left at the Matalan store
where they both worked, and friends have set up a Go Fund Me
page to raise money for the funerals.
He was very quiet, kept himself to himself. He wouldn't hurt a fly. I
only saw them last week of the couple. I saw a few months ago
they'd put on Facebook they were in a relationship, which I thought was
lovely and she was his Tinkerbell. It was so sweet, it was so nice to
see them happy. A man from Cardiff who stabbed
a neighbour on his doorstep in March has been jailed for a minimum
of 20 years. Stephen Pike from Ely
denied murder, claiming 39-year-old father of five
Clint Simms had allegedly woken Mr Pike by kicking his front door,
but was stabbed in the chest as soon A 24-year-old kayaker who died
following an incident on a river near Beddgelert in Snowdonia has
been named as Thomas Lloyd The Bangor University student
was reported missing His body was recovered yesterday
following a major search operation. He's been described
as an experienced outdoor pursuits Celebrations are taking place
tonight to mark the success of Team GB's Welsh athletes
at the Rio Olympic They won a record ten Olympic
medals, Welsh Tonight they're gathering
at a special ceremony at the Senedd. sunshine of Copacabana Beach is a
world away from Cardiff Bay tonight on this cold, crisp September
evening fans have come out to welcome back their heroes. The
crowds are not as impressive as organisers would have hoped, but
they are here to welcome their heroes, Welsh athletes were welcomed
by the First Minister inside the Senedd earlier today and they were
welcomed onto the stage one by one so the crowd could share they were a
priest -- could show their appreciation. Make no mistake, this
summer our athletes broke right records and brought home more medals
than ever before. It was an unforgettable summer of sport. Rio
lit up the Games and with a backdrop of colour and music our athletes
didn't disappoint either. The medals kept coming. Ten in all four Team
GB's Welsh Olympians are surpassing the seven won in London. So tonight
a chance to meet our sporting heroes and get close to those medals.
Between them cyclist Becky James and Vela Hannah Mills returned home with
two silvers and years of hard work and sacrifice paid off. -- sailor
Hannah Mills. You have one chance every four years to do it on the
biggest stage in the world. There's a lot of pressure, time and
commitment. You just pray it comes together on the day. That smile says
you are happy, take is back. For you it was a great family moment. You
are sharing in your success. Yes, it was incredible. My foot whole family
had never been to watch a race together, there was ten of them
there. It was amazing. I told them don't book it, you don't have to
come and watch, I don't expect anyone to come and support me, but
I'm so glad there because I could see them in the crowd and it made me
think Win or lose, they are there to support me. Team GB's 67 medals
surpassed the hall of four years ago, but could the Paralympians do
the same? The pressure didn't seem to affect Aled Sion Davies, the shot
put from Bridgend broke the world record three times on the way to
winning goal. He'd broke the world record three times but you were not
entirely happy question might no, I went in to execute and we had
distances in our head. I have worked so hard over the last two or three
years. After London it hard to get back, I worked hard to get in shape
for this. I wanted to get close if not over 17 metres, but it didn't
happen. I'm over it now but at the time I was a bit frustrated. A great
Games for you and for Paralympics GB. How do you think history will
judge the Games, considering Russia were not there? I think it's
something that is greater success as it has been you really have to take
it with a pinch of salt because as Paralympics GB we won a lot of
medals and Russia were there, so it's hard to beat that medal tally
ever again. We'll see in the athletics World Championships next
year when Russia are back in how much of a presence they have,
because their team is so strong, so big, so it's going to be interesting
going forward. I hope that our medal target may not be set too high. And
this is what it means to win on the biggest stage. Gold for Rob Davies
on the table tennis and Hollie Arnold in the javelin helped
Paralympics GB bring home 147 medals, more than they won in 2012.
The crowd has been treated to more highlights on the big screen here
tonight. Tonight's event is part of a series held right across the UK.
Scotland have their party last night and next month special parades will
be held in Manchester and London. It looks like a great atmosphere, thank
you. There are calls tonight
for an investigation into how a Flintshire man on trial for rape
managed to flee to Turkey Syrian-born Sultan Amari picked up
a woman from Chester He had been due in court on Monday -
but flew to Istanbul on Sunday. He was jailed for eleven
years in his absence. Now his local MP is demanding
to know how he escaped justice. Warrington Crown Court was told that
in July last year taxi driver Sultan Amari,
who owned properties in Flint as well as Cheshire, picked up
a student from Chester city centre. She was obviously intoxicated
and he took her to a house on this road, where he raped her twice over
an eight-hour period. The student initially had no memory
of what happened to her after waking up naked and confused. She got
dressed, left the house and asked a passer-by to use their phone. The
jury was blamed on 999 recording in which she tearfully told police I
don't know where I am, I woke up in a house with no furniture and my bag
has gone -- the jury was played the 999 recording.
She later remembered more details of the attack.
But just as he was about to complete giving evidence at his trial,
Sultan Amari emailed the court to say he wouldn't be returning
Born in Damascus in Syria, he's also alleged to have
His local MP wants to know how it was allowed to happen.
Justice for the victim has not been achieved. An individual appears to
have left the country and I'll be asking the Justice Secretary to
investigate, to look quite a watch was not put on his passport, why his
passport was confiscated and what risk assessment was taken.
The Crown Prosecution Service says Sultan Amari wasn't considered
He was convicted of two counts of rape and given an 11-year
Cheshire Police say a warrant has been issued for his arrest
and efforts are being made to locate him.
Wales Manager Chris Coleman gives a big fat no to the England job -
as he attacks corruption in football.
And they give independence and friendship.
If the evidence is there and they are called, get rid of them.
And they give independence and friendship.
It's 30 years since the opening of Wales' first guide
More than ?1 million of public money was spent keeping it
But with falling passenger numbers - a review into the North South air
link between Cardiff and Anglesey has been ordered by
Our Political Correspondent, Daniel Davies, has more on this
This service took off in 2007, with twice daily flights
Various companies have run it - part funded by the Welsh government.
Passenger numbers peaked early, with more than 14,000
people a year flying in the first two years.
Figures obtained by the Conservatives show in the twelve
months to August 2015, there were just over eleven
In the following next twelve months, there fewer than 9000.
Last year AMs said it was difficult to assess value for money.
But critics on the opposition benches say the more
than ?1 million spent by the government last year raises
questions about whether the taxpayer is getting a good deal.
Today came confirmation the air-link is under review.
And the Tories say if that review doesn't prove
the subsidy is good value, funding should stop.
We have seen passenger numbers plummeting, subsidies going up, and
this is a route that has cost taxpayers millions of pounds over
the past decade. I think if the Welsh government can't demonstrate
that it adding value for money from this Airlink they need to scrap it
all together. Mr Millar thinks the only people
benefiting from this service are civil servants and politicians -
something the Welsh government has always denied, saying it's good
for business and tourism. But money is tight -
and we're told Economy Secretary Ken Skates will look
at the viability of these flights. Meaning he could soon be deciding
whether the air-link The former Economy Minister -
Edwina Hart - has been accused by the Welsh Conservatives
of breaking the ministerial code. She approved more than ?3 million
to support the firm Kancoat - near her Gower constituency -
despite a warning that The Welsh Government says
the code wasn't broken, as the firm was outside
her constituency. Tributes have been paid to former
union leader Terry Thomas - He was Vice President of the South
Wales National Union of Miners, during the miners' strike,
and was instrumental Beauty parlours and clinics offering
laser treatment for clinics that Chas -- need significant
improvements according to a report. Despite being given four weeks'
notice before inspection, six of the 19 premises visited last year were
asked to stop providing treatment until improvements had been made.
Cosmetic treatments using lasers and intense -- intense pulsed light are
used for skin treatments and to remove hair and tattoos. If you
offer the service you have to register. This clinic in Gowerton
complies with all regulations and is one of 73 that are registered. While
procedures here are safe, HIW found some clinics were potentially
putting patients at risk. They may not be following guidelines, they
may not have suitable people using the equipment which poses a risk of
burns to the client. The effects of not administering laser treatment
correctly can be devastating. This is what happened to one patient when
attempts to remove a small birthmark from her cheek went wrong. Health
care Inspectorate Wales looked at 19 premises last year. Despite being
given four weeks' notice many of them didn't comply with the
regulations. In fact HIW said many were not even aware of all the
regulations. Those places were asked to improve and also to update staff
training. Of the 19, five have since stopped carrying out the procedures.
There's a strong message coming out from is, part of it goes through the
report we're publishing. That's a message to providers of these
services, which is that you must take your response ability
seriously, you must understand regulations. We will inspect you and
if you are not meeting the regulations we will take action. But
the problems are not just with some of the register premises. Last year
BBC Wales revealed there had been an increase in business is offering
cosmetic laser services but not registering with HIW. Today's report
shows following in enquiries by HIW, 14 places are now registering. A
further 11 are still being investigated. What we don't know is
how big the unregistered industry is. Those people who see an
opportunity to say for example get involved in removing tattoos get
hold of a laser and just start doing it themselves. We don't know who
they are, we don't know where they are, and that's the area of concern.
Registered practitioners like Jodie echo these concerns. She and her
colleagues support HIW's work to find those that don't comply with
the rules. Back to the party in Cardiff Bay now
- where hundreds have gathered to celebrate our athletes
who competed in Rio. We have had the Olympic highlights,
now we are watching the highlights of the Paralympic Games and Aled
Sion Davies on the screen at the moment, who won gold in the shot
put. Let me bring you some of the other sports news.
Starting with football - and the Wales Manager
Chris Coleman says anyone found guilty of corruption in football
The Daily Telegraph alleges that eight current or former
Premier League Managers have taken bribes for player transfers.
Coleman was speaking as he announced his squad
for the World Cup qualifiers with Austria and Georgia next week.
As expected Aaron Ramsey and Jonny Williams are both
We all belong to an industry where there is corruption, at the lower
level, right at the top, and it's disappointing. It is unforgivable.
But what we're going to do if we find out who the perpetrators are,
what is the punishment? Is it a little rap on the knuckles, or is it
being banished? I know what it should be.
Swansea City head coach - Francesco Guidolin -
has admitted he could lose his job - if his side
does not beat Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
The Swans have won just once in the Premier League this season.
Ryan Giggs and former USA manager Bob Bradley have been
It's understood Steve Cotterill - the bookmakers' favourite to be
Newport County's next manager - doesn't want the job.
County are searching for their sixth boss in the last 21
months - after sacking Warren Feeney yesterday.
A taste of Brazil expected on stage soon - a local samba band
It's 30 years since the official opening of Wales's first guide dog
The centre meant prospective guide dog owners no longer had to make
long journeys into England to complete training
Meet Teasel, a 12-week-old Labrador. She's living with this Brownings
near Cowbridge and once vaccinated will be taken anywhere that a guide
dog will go, like the butchers, the doctors. I've taken her on the bus,
for the sake of the poppy's needs it's good. We've been to places
where we haven't been before simply because it's a good place to go for
the dog to learn and to experience the noises and the people. When
Teasel is about 13 months she will hopefully come here, to the Cardiff
dock training centre. Today, big Dave and big Bob ER men mastering
one of the greatest obstacles, the stairs. Bobby is learning to find
the top step and come to a stop. The we have 260 owners that we provide a
service to with 33 or 34 on our waiting list and new guide dog
owners come into was all the time, old guide dog owners need that dogs
retiring and retraining, so there's a constant need. It was in 1986 that
Wales got its own dog training centre. Until guide dogs owners,
like Eva Rich, who is with his sixth guide dog, Oyster, and to go to
England for residential training. I could satisfactorily exceed the high
street but coming back here was a different story. So having a
training centre in Cardiff has made a world of difference. And for Sean
Healy, a residential stay in England wasn't an option but the centre has
meant a new start for her and her family -- Sian Healy. They are
calmer and me at my side, otherwise they would be ringing and checking
what was going on. Now they just think you have Arnie, you don't need
help. Even doing simple tasks like getting to the shops for bread and
milk, I didn't want to face doing that. It takes around 20 months of
specialised training to become a confident guide doglike ceilidh
here. As for Fiske, she's retired and enjoying a well-deserved rest.
For the rest of the team a slice of cake to celebrate the last 30 years
and the guide dogs who have made a difference to people's lives here.
It's time for the weather now. We got to see some sunshine today,
didn't we? Certainly, much brighter today. With
sunny spells and a few passing showers. Some blue sky and cumulus
cloud here today, the temperature around 16 Celsius with a gusty wind.
This evening and tonight some dry, clear weather but a few showers
dotted around as well. Heavy in places and a cooler, fresh and last
night. Temperatures in mid Wales falling as low as 7-8 Celsius.
There's a chance to night of seeing the Northern lights especially in
the north. So look out for those. So what about tomorrow? At 8am it's a
bit of a mixed picture. There will be a few showers about, one or two
heavy ones. The chance of hailstones. Some parts will be dry
and bright. Some sunshine in Carmarthen and the wind lighter than
today. A mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers tomorrow. Sharp
showers in places, but they will be hit and miss. That means you may be
lucky and get away with a dry afternoon. Temperatures will be a
little lower than today, 14-17 Celsius and less breezy. In Merthyr
Tydfil tomorrow, a mixture of sunny spells and showers, feeling cool and
fresh, 14 Celsius. Similar in Montgomeryshire, showers in places,
some dry weather and sunshine as well. Tomorrow evening scattered
showers, dry for a while, but then more rain and showers will spread
from the west after midnight. That doesn't bode well, really, for
Saturday because we will have low pressure over the UK. The
waterproofs will come in handy on Saturday with heavy showers or
longer spells of rain circulating around the low. A few bright sunny
intervals in the mix with temperature of the cool side.
Saturday night will become dry and chilly. On Sunday we are between
weather systems with high pressure over France. So much nicer on
Sunday. One or two mist and fog patches in the morning, otherwise
dry, some sunshine and light winds. If you are taking part or watching
the Cardiff half Marathon on Sunday the weather should be ideal. Sunday
is the best day of the weekend. Monday as dry as well with the
south-easterly breeze. That's Wales Today. We have a quick
update at 8pm and more after the BBC News at Ten PM. For now, thanks for
your company and have a really good evening. Goodbye.