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Drink fuelled offenders, alcohol's revealed as the biggest
cause of referrals to Jersey Probation.
There is no secret we have a big drink or drug problem on the island
and I believe that this report highlights that we are actually
doing the best we can to deal with the problem.
Plus - 50 years on from the UK's worst environmental disaster
Guernsey wildlife is still suffering.
And Jersey's new Lieutenant Governor says the island will have
Alcohol misuse is the leading cause of referrals to
A new report reveals that drinking contributed to nearly half
of all community service sentences last year, but the cases are
shifting away from social incidents as Julie Flanagan reports.
Alcohol is the single biggest contributory factor to offending.
One that Jersey Probation Service has been tackling for decades.
But where alcohol related offences are being committed is changing.
The Chief Probation Officer says they are seeing
a shift away from incidents connected to socialising.
We see less of that work than we used to.
We're still seeing drink-driving and we only see people when they're
repeat offenders or when the level is at a high reading
and where custody is a possibility so that's a big worry.
It's quite often a factor in domestic violence
I wouldn't say that alcohol was the cause of the offending
by any means but it's certainly often present in those offences too.
In their latest report, alcohol contributed to 42%
of referrals to the Probation Service.
Overshadowing the other factors related to offending
including aggression, emotional instability and drugs.
Probation staff work with people to help them develop the skills
and confidence they need to control their addictions.
They are also working with other support agencies
It's no secret we have a big drink or drug problem in the island
and I believe that this report highlights that we are actually
doing the best we can to deal with the problem
and with that is a lot more collaborative working which is,
I believe, is a contributing factor to the success of this report
and if we carry on doing that then I think we're making a big dent
While problems connected to alcohol abuse won't go away,
agencies hope that by working together they can control it.
Guernsey Police say the public's help is crucial in fighting child
I did not know that I was at risk. I thought he cared for me.
This is part of a video that will be posted online over the weekend
by the force as part of a national awareness day.
People are being asked to be on the lookout for inappropriate
relationships between adults and children.
The child is brought into a relationship where they can confuse
the relationship with love and attention, the perpetrator will
often give them guess. Items, expensive items such as bones and
tablets, they can give them cigarettes and alcohol, that sort of
thing. -- balloons. -- phones. It's 50 years since the Torrey
Canyon disaster crippled wildlife in the Channel Islands
and its impact is still It was an oil tanker
that struck a reef off More than 30 million gallons
of oil polluted the sea. It was the world's
first major oil spill. his report contains
some upsetting images. It has moved a grant, the Torrey
Canyon. More than 40,000 tonnes of crude oil. A colourful men nets to
beaches. -- a colossal menace. And that menace was heading
towards the Channel Islands. In a last-ditch attempt to send
the supertanker to the bottom of the sea and burn off the oil,
the RAF and Royal Navy dropped Thousands of birds
and marine life were killed Further damage was caused
by the heavy use of detergents Decades later and Guernsey's
wildlife was still suffering. A lot of the oil was scooped up
and dumped in this quarry. Guernsey Police even sent a diver
below the oil to investigate. Just over seven years ago I filmed
this quiet corner of shame For these birds who landed
in the quarry where oil Since then this toxic quarry of oil
has been transformed by a process known as 'bio remediation',
where organisms feed off the oil turning it into carbon
dioxide and water. late, with dead birds still floating
face down on its deadly surface. And the government says
they're having to adapt An unknown quantity is still in the
sediment at the base which continues to come up to the service. We're not
change the method of dealing with it, we are not using bio remediation
any more because the quantities are so low, we can gather things up
using booms and that keeps the surface clear.
These guillemots were found coated in oil last week.
It's extremely sad to see oil affecting birds in this modern age.
There is so much regulation and so many rules to prevent oil being
dubbed over the side of boats or tax being cleaned, these things
potentially still happen. It is heartbreaking for us here at the
animal shelter. Around all the coastal areas of the British Isles,
the animals being affected by things gone on decades gone by.
catastrophe and many hope nothing like it will ever happen again.
Jersey's new Lieutenant Governor says the island is in a good
position as it takes part in talks over the UK's exit from the EU.
Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Dalton took up his role
as the Queen's personal representative earlier this week.
Our political reporter Chris Rayner spoke to him at Government House
and started by asking how his position as the commanding
officer of the Royal Air Force paved the way to his new job here.
I'm not sure I would describe as a natural fit but certainly one I hope
I am going to bring some value and be able to conduct the role and the
job and to be that conduit here that is so important to life for the
Crown dependency that is the stew of Jersey. How do prepare for taking on
this role? A lot of proper study as to what the issues facing the
island. It is all very well to visit somewhere as a tourist that actually
do find the opportunity to understand the issues, to understand
the history which is of course any proper sense of this word, unique
for the island and to understand what those things that are going to
face the island and its community over the next five to ten years. I
suppose that is particularly important at the moment given the
negotiations the UK are going with the EU. Very much so. I was
heartened to hear just how strongly the Department of Justice in London
as the Crown agents for the discussions are very much heartened
by and taking confidence of the important role and position that the
Crown dependencies such as Jersey house. I think we should have
confidence that they are very much alive to the importance and the
needs. We will have to make sure they keep reminded. In both ways,
this is important junction and one that is going to require patience,
understanding and absolute focus on what is critical to the island
community. You been thrilled when you were appointed. Absolutely
delighted. I was really very taken when Her Majesty asked me if I would
do the job here. It is great, absolutely wonderful opportunity and
I'm looking forward to it enormously.
Should you go down to Waterworks Valley in Jersey,
This huge willow sculpture of a Jersey Crapaud,
It's been made to highlight the iconic local amphibian.
The National Trust for Jersey is creating a sculpture trail along
a woodland path to show the different stages
The group hopes it'll raise awareness of the animal.
This time of year, toads are breeding and some of the research
found that small garden ponds are really important to toads. Just by
having one in your garden, you are doing their bit to help them breed
and doing a bit for the conservation.
I love a good sculpture trail, it's like going for a walk
and to an art exhibition at the same time.
But the question is, will this weekend's weather be good
David, will we need brollies with us if we're out and about this weekend?
I think my picture gives it away. There will be some washed around.
This Bluestein is not the colour we are going to get used to this
weekend. It is going to be grey. The Maestro is going to be around.
Rather cloudy, the risk of some drizzle on both days, was quite
windy. The wind is coming in from the west throughout the weekend
ahead. Most of the weather fronts will be to the north of us across
the British Isles and northern parts of Ireland and Scotland. We are
further south of those but still plenty of cloud around. Why Tabriz,
windy this evening. Windy tomorrow and throughout the day on Sunday. --
windy. It'll take all day is about to go through Monday, introduces
colder air, coming from quite a cold direction. We will see lower
temperatures to start next week. The wind is good to be a feature,
straight down the English Channel, coming off the Atlantic. Bringing
with it the cloud and some patchy drizzle or light rain. That will
arrive through the night to come. Quite a dumb start to the date
across the islands. Notice the breeze, a strong one. -- a damp
start. Tomorrow is a rather grey day. Some are big sovereign
possible. The reservoirs and the farmers and growers appreciating a
little bit of rain. Check the details for the ferry crossings
because the wind will whip up the sea. 11 Celsius is the maximum.
Times of high water. Most beaches quite messy, onshore winds that some
of our best beaches are going to churn the waves over. Coastal waters
forecast. Westerly force, five to six. Occasional drizzle with mainly
good visibility out at sea. Here is the forecast the Sunday. Spot the
difference. A very similar day, Monday we will see some showery at
Briggs of rain do the afternoon into the evening. That will go through
colder but largely brighter on Tuesday. Have a nice weekend. Next
on Spotlight, more coverage on the Torrey Canyon anniversary. Good
night. I'm joined now by one man
who remembers it well, Good evening, you were one
of the people ordered to drop 1,000lb bombs on the stricken
tanker? Yes, very pleased to be able to
have. I'm quite sure it was a great help. We came in on the morning of
the 28th, ten days after the tanker had gone aground. They were moving
thousand pound bombs out there. This is your logbook. Just pointers...
You can see it, can't you? Somewhere down here, it says bombing be Torrey
Canyon. Right at the bottom of the page. Then I went out on the 29th is
doing the same thing. It must be tricky, that smoke would be rising
from the burning oil. There was a lot of smoke around, but we must
remember that once we had set the thing on fire, because all of the
bottom had been ripped out, naturally, what happened was the
tide would come in and put out the fire. So down would go the tide
again, and back we would go and bomb again. Then the smoke would start.
Smoke was one of the interesting things. I was stationed in the far
north of Scotland, and flying south after we cross the Scottish border
we could see this great plume of black smoke coming up, 200, 250
miles away. The smoke was going up to about 30,000 feet. It was a
perfect spring day, absolutely clear with hardly wind at all.
Did you ever expect this is what you would do in your career? Certainly
in wartime one would consider something like that, but not in this
case, where one was hoping a community and is trying to save the
disaster that all this oil was causing.
It's difficult because some of the bombs would have missed their
target. Those days we bombed differently, and some didn't
explode, is that right? I don't understand the word missed,
of course, we didn't do anything like that! But the technology we had
at that stage, you could put a bomb down within about 100 feet of where
you really wanted to be. But if you dropped for you could get a
struggle. A fighting chance. Was it the right
action? There is no doubt in my mind it was. They looked at how they
could actually get rid of the oil, could they bring in a smaller tanker
alongside it and promptly idle across, but I'm afraid but was just
too hard, and it was too shallow. They had tried all of the detergent
is type of thing, but they couldn't deal with this treacle like oil that
they had. We had to get rid of that from the ship itself, and the only
way of doing that is to get something down inside each and every
tank. They were 16 tanks and we had to get ?1000 bombs into each and
every tank. That bomb generated enough feat in itself to be able to
set fire to the oil that was in there.
We know it's changed our view of marine life, and obviously has a
lasting impact on your life as well. Thank you very much for joining us
tonight. It's time for the sport now
and you wait all year for a final What a busy weekend we've got
coming up are you tired On the last day of the Cheltenham
Festival, Devon jockey Bryony Frost was all smiles as she celebrated
the biggest win of her career holding on to win
the Foxhunters Chase in a tight The 21-year-old from Buckfastleigh
was on Pacha du Polder which was the horse ridden
by Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton last year in what's seen
as the amateur's Gold Cup. Bryony was cheered on to victory
by her Grand National winning father Jimmy Frost who nearly completed
the course himself, on foot. In the biggest race of the day,
Lizzie Kelly's bid to become the first female jockey to finish
the Cheltenham Gold Cup The 23-year-old who's
based in north Devon, seen here in orange,
was unseated from Tea for Two at the second fence
to end her dream of making history. Somerset trainer Colin
Tizzard had better luck. Despite seeing one of his two horses
fall at the third to last, his other, Native River,
finished the race in third. Exeter Chiefs' winger
Jack Nowell has had to settle for a place on the bench
for England's Six Nations Grand Slam And there'll be more drama on Sunday
when the south west takes The Chiefs are in their third
consecutive Anglo-Welsh Cup final against the Tigers
and the Plymouth Raiders face the Riders in basketball's
BBL Trophy final. When you're a 6ft 7" basketball
player, Sandy Park is a good place to find someone you can talk to eye
to eye, about the I'm from Sydney Australia. I'm from
Detroit, Michigan. And I'll be playing against Leicester Tigers in
the Anglo Welsh cup. I'll be playing for the Plymouth Raiders against the
Leicester Tigers. What's going on, man? It's a crazy place. It's pretty
cool. With the final coming up with pretty excited.
Likewise, man. Will your boys be nervous? You know
how it is, big game but we are ready for it. How have they been going
this season? Leicester? They've been pretty good. Top of the table right
now. We took it into overtime. An awesome game on Sunday? Yeah, you've
got Leicester to? Yeah, the boys are pretty excited. A tough match.
Everyone is pumped. We're looking forward to it. Nervous but excited.
How are you mentally preparing for it yourself? I take it easy, to be
honest. All systems go, hopefully. Absolutely, man. When you were in
New Zealand did you get a chance to play? Lets see what I've got, man.
All right. You've been practising! On the other side. No, no, let's see
what you got with this. Let me see you move. I'll!
And don't forget you can watch the basketball live
on the BBC website - tip off is at half
Looking back at the rugby and our Championship teams are both
in action on Saturday but the big match is obviously that cup final
If you can't get there don't worry, Radio Devon will have
all the build up and full match commentary from 2:30.
Plymouth Argyle can move a step closer to automatic promotion
to League One when they welcome Morecambe to Home Park tomorrow.
With just nine games left the Pilgrims are ten points clear
Exeter City and Luton Town are two of teams in that chasing
pack and they face each other in Bedfordshire.
Yeovil host Accrington in the other game in League Two.
And before I go, just a quick update on 13-year-old Siam Juntakeret,
from Bodmin, who's trying to become the fastest child to cycle almost
He's nearly half way there as he starts his third week
and about to hit the hardest part of the challenge,
We're hoping to speak to him soon to see how he's doing.
They have been flying the skies of the South West for decades
but today the Royal Navy's Lynx helicopters began saying goodbye.
They were based on Portland in Dorset before moving to Yeovilton
Today the aircraft, which saw action in the Falklands in both Gulf Wars,
retraced their history flying between some of their former bases
before they're decommissioned at the end of the month.
Laurence Herdman watched from Portland.
Airborne for one final time, a diamond formation matching a
polished history. Everything meticulous, just as it always has
been. To Portland, than a hop to Hampshire. The joy of this aircraft,
it does a little bit of everything. Load lifting, winching, it's got
weaponry, anti-submarine weapons, anti surface weapons. It's PIE in
the sky, search and rescue, troop movement. It's one of the fastest
helicopters in the world, it's very, very capable. It's so manoeuvrable.
Every responses fell to do the aircraft.
It manoeuvres just how you wanted to. Defence cuts in the 90s prompted
a move to Yeovil town in Somerset, away from Portland, but the Lynx
response remained undeterred. From the waters of the South Atlantic to
the sands of the Persian Gulf, the Lynx has flown its colours in three
modern-day wars, for many bringing memories flooding back including one
useful person. It seemed everyone wanted to stray the milestone.
Most had a story to tell. Some of the memories I've got our fun
memories. Fun memories. Of working with the boys, the aircrew, and it
was brilliant. It really was good. It's a wonderful
helicopter that served the country for 41 years. You have to say
farewell to it. It's so sad we don't have anything to replace it. It's a
special day. Portland is only a station with a family atmosphere
anyway because of its heritage with the wasp. There was always that
community. But small is station. This high-speed multirole here to
helicopter rose to all its challenges. It made the goodbye to
be Lynx from Portland, but exciting new adventures beckon.
And still some signs of those Lynx helicopters on Portland. The end of
any row. Some grey skies there, but David, a gorgeous sunrise behind
you? Is it getting better? You are so optimistic! No, it's not.
Hello, good evening. This was this morning in Dorset. A glorious
sunrise in Dorset. Some nice blue skies in Lyme Regis. Actually, it's
worked out quite well, a decent bit of sunshine. These guys have been
greyer further west. In court while these cloud arrived swiftly. That's
what's going to happen this weekend. The cloud sticks with us. Limited
blues guys. Not much opportunity for sunrises or sunsets. Cloudy, breezy,
rain at times. Some of the rain heavy tomorrow morning. It will ease
away. Dried on Sunday. A great train of cloud stretches from us right
across the Atlantic as far as the eastern seaboard of the United
States, and its of cloud that is being steered towards us over the
weekend. A couple of weather fronts trickle in and out across the United
Kingdom, sometimes Kingdom, sometimes north, sometimes sounds,
all the while keeping as cloudy. Eventually, this weather front will
clear the south coast. How quickly that happens on Monday is uncertain.
Behind it, from the north-west, is colder air. Mild air and fake cover
of cloud across the South West of England. It's starting to introduce
outbreaks of rain. This was Central Park where our cameraman was trying
to catch a glimpse up towards Plymouth Sound. If you hold in that
cloud but it's become quite extensive. If you find spots of
drizzle arriving in this part of Devon. At least the fly are about,
and a bit of moisture want to the farms all farmers any harm at all.
It is going to be breezy, westerly winds. Some more persistent rain at
times overnight and do tomorrow. It will be mild, temperature of
overnight between eight and 10 degrees. Tomorrow, an overcast day,
outbreaks of rain, the rain begins to move away in the afternoon. Drier
conditions in the second half of the day. Westerly winds, temperatures
shouldn't fall below ten or 11 degrees. Around Torbay, quite across
the Somerset levels being quite mild despite the rain and wind. That's
the forecast for the Isles of Scilly. It may brighten up a little
bit, windy with she was in the morning, brighter still the
afternoon. There's times of high water along the south coast, 749 and
2009. And for servers, earlier this week we had some lovely serve, now
the winds are strong, limited opportunities for anything clean.
Most of the beaches along the north coast will be messy, big waves,
between six and eight feet. Here is the coastal waters forecast: Outlook
is little change. Sunday, the cloud not quite so dark, still a lot of
cloud for much of the weekend. Winds aren't quite so strong on Sunday.
Then Matt weather front I talked about on Monday will arrive in the
morning, more persistent and widespread rain, that will go
through at some point later in the day and introduces colder air. Next
week it's somewhat fresher. But also brighter. Have a nice weekend.
We'll cling on to what hope we can. We are back as part of the News At
Ten. Join Us Then. Be good goodbye. It was the most beautiful view
I've ever been through. For one second, I was swimming on my
back, and I was looking to the sky. I was swimming across
the Aegean Sea. I was a refugee,
going from Syria to Germany. This is my life, my career!
I did not frame him. This is my life, my career!
I did not frame him.