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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.


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