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Shaun today is believed to to have carried out the attack while on
leave from a mental health unit. She died after a fall at home, now
Dorothy's carers is believed -- per us, could parking at Leicester's
hospitals double in price? Horse-drawn hearses at a canter at
M good evening. First tonight, the police have
urged a mental health unit to hold a full investigation after patient
pleaded guilty to the attempted rape of a 10-year-old boy in
Nottinghamshire woodland. It is believed Sean today it was on
authorised leave when he attacked the boy last month. Tudor's also
pleaded guilty to sexually touching the child. Here is our chief news
reporter. On July 20th, a 10-year-old boy was
lured to woods close to Third Avenue in Rainworth. There are Sean
to De of no fixed address raped him. He is known to have Asperger's
syndrome and learning difficulties. It is believed he was on
unauthorised leave from a mental health unit at the time of an
attack. He was a patient at the St Andrew's. Sean today had been
receiving hospital care since 1988. It has included two spells at the
Rampton high-security hospital in Nottinghamshire. The police
appealed for calm in the community and issued a strongly-worded
statement. They say: We are extremely concerned that Shaun
Tudor was at large in the community when this tragic event took place.
We have formally requested St Andrews Healthcare undertake a
review of this incident to establish the full facts. St
Andrews Healthcare said inquiries would be carried out. The boy's
parents wearing court to see Tudor plead guilty via video link. The
court heard that he had been doing well since being in hospital. The
boy is understood to be recovering well but it is understood his
parents are very angry and are demanding answers. Tudor will be
sentenced next month. Quentin is with us now. We know St
Andrews is a specialist mental health unit. Can you tell us more
about that? Yes, St Andrews have described it as a secure mental
health unit. It caters for up to 70 men, either with learning
disabilities or autistic disorders. They are housed in either medium or
low risk unit. These pictures are pictures from the charity's own
website. They described it as a state-of-the-art facility,
including a cafe, a gym, courtyard and gardens. They say the aim is to
reduce treatment times to a maximum of 18 months. St Andrew's is known
as a trading charity, in other words bodies commission services
from PCTs and it mainly caters for NHS patients. Have St Andrews had
anything to say? No, they have remained pretty tight lipped about
this. They would not confirm whether or not Tudor had been given
a authorised unescorted leave. We have just heard from the Ministry
of Justice and they say any decision to allow leave is only
taken after a full risk assessment, in making such decisions, the
safety of such victims and their families is paramount and their
views are taken into account. They go on to say unescorted leave his
only authorised following extensive testing on escorted community leave.
This will now be reviewed by the local NHS Commission. Thank you.
At a grieving daughter is to take legal action after her elderly
mother died weeks after a fall at home. Dorothy Whotton was badly
injured when she rolled out of bed while being looked after by carers.
Sarah Jane Whotton said her mum never recovered from the trauma.
She has spoken to Sarah Teale. Dorothy Whotton was left black and
blue after the fall at her home in Bulwell in Nottingham in April. Two
home carers had hoisted the 81- year-old into bed but the guard
rail was not put back into place and Dorothy rolled onto the floor.
We would not be in this situation of the site had been up. Mum would
still have been here. After that she was never the same, never the
same. To see her like that every single day destroyed me, it really
did. You cannot imagine what she was going through. The Dorothy
spent five weeks in hospital before being allowed back home. She passed
away on July 5th. You used to see your mum every
single day, how are you coping without her there any more? I just
feel lost. Empty. It is horrible. I don't want anyone to ever go
through what we have. It is like a part of me has gone with my mum.
The home care assistants worked for Nottingham-based sterling home care
who held an investigation. They said today that process did not
reveal any evidence to suggest Mrs Whotton fell as a result of neglect
by the care staff. This report says it was an unfortunate accident.
What do you think about that? not worth the paper it is written
on. There were two experienced carers there on that day. How can
experience carers caused an accident? Sarah Jane is taking
legal action against the company. A meeting is under way now that
will determine how the city of Leicester is governed now it has
got a mayor with a new and wide- ranging powers. The position of
chief executive has been under threat since the mayor of Leicester
was elected in May. A special meeting has been held at the Town
Hall from where we can join our reporter Helen Astle.
Good evening. The meeting is taking place literally just behind me. It
is a closed meeting which means members of the press and public are
not allowed to be there. What is decided in that meeting could
change the political landscape of Leicester.
Leicester is the largest city outside London to have an elected
mayor. Three months ago, Sir Peter Salsbury was voted in. He currently
earns �57,000 a year. He says with him in position, there is no need
for a chief executive, claiming the council cannot afford it and the
two roles overlap. Sheila Locke is the current chief executive. She
has a salary of �174,000. She is currently on sick leave and
publicly has not spoken about the proposal to make her redundant.
Joining me now is Alastair Jones. How has it never could is this for
Leicester? This is hugely significant. We are seeing the two
most important people in the authority, the mayor and the top
civil service officer, at loggerheads with plans to remove
the chief executive. We see the mayor becoming all-powerful across
Leicester. Why should it matter to the ordinary person on the street?
The ordinary person will not see too much happening to begin with
but if this happens, the chief executive is a counterweight to the
mayor, a balance, so bent more extreme political ideas can be
blocked and by removing that barrier, we could see almost an
Americanisation of local authority politics here in Leicester.
other cities looking for -- looking to Leicester? Other cities are
looking at wanting to impose mares but we were the first. Now central
government has reined back on that. Now we could be setting a totally
different agenda for Leicester. are expecting the result later on
tonight. Thank you for joining me. No one has come out of the meeting
yet. We will bring you that result in our late bulletin at 10:25pm.
Thank you. A former care worker who abused two elderly people at the
home where she worked has been jailed for nine months. The
incidents happened two years ago at home in Leicestershire. Today, a
judge told dawn he neither what she had done was a severe abuse of
trust. Dawn Heaney, seen here arriving at
Leicester Crown Court for a previous hearing, had already been
convicted of two accounts of abusing patients in her care. It
happened at this care home during 2009. Dawn Heaney hit a woman on
the back of the head and deliberately made a man drink tea
into which she put the vinegar and excessive sugar. Today she said
this: I think it could have been Heaney was given deliberate --
additional time in jail for deliberately striking the old lady.
Heaney blamed everyone but herself, effectively accusing witnesses of
line. Sentencing Heaney to Ted of nine months in jail, the judge said
a clear message must go to those who care for the week, elderly and
otherwise vulnerable but their carers must not abuse them.
In other news, the leader of Derby City Council says he plans to
continue in the job on a longer term basis. Philip Hickson has
initially suggested his position of leader was only temporary. He took
charge in May after the arrest of his predecessor, Harvey Jennings.
Councillor Jennings will fails -- face trial on assault charges in
November, charges he he denies. Hickson says the campaign to save
Bombardier is one reason why now would not be the right time to step
aside. A police chief who is cutting
hundreds of jobs has recommended pay rises for her three assistant
chief constables. Julia Hodson is asking Nottinghamshire police
authority to award an exceptional contribution by improving the
force's performance. The police staff union, Unison, has described
the move as morally reprehensible and it has emerged that Ms Hodson's
deputy, Chris Eyre, has made it clear he will refuse a pay rise on
principle. Around 90 NHS Trust workers in
Derby and Derbyshire are taking voluntary redundancy as cuts are
made to save money. Managers say they want to avoid compulsory
redundancies but cannot guarantee there will not be any. The staff
who are leaving are mainly in administrative and managerial roles.
Hospital bosses in Leicester are considering plans to increase
parking prices for staff and patients. A move which would mean a
doubling of charges. The NHS Trust is looking at ways to reduce and �8
million deficit. The scale of the increase has angered some patients.
For patients and staff, parking at Leicester hospitals, charges could
be set to rise. Currently, the NHS Trust subsidises charges. Today, in
a board meeting, bosses considered proposals that would see that
scrapped and an increase in charges. What are the proposed charges? For
one hour it will go up from �1 to �2.30. From those -- for those
wanting to stay for three hours it will double from �2 to �4 and for
those wanting to stay for four to six hours, it will go up to �5.50.
We have to make some difficult choices when we are faced with
financial challenge us. There are only two points when their Dublin.
When the benchmark us against other trusts, we are very competitively
priced. Today, those using the car parks had a mixed reaction. The it
is disgraceful. How can people afford that? It is unfair,
especially when they are ill. would rather that they charge for
parking ban lose a service elsewhere. I accept that charges
have to go up but the level will increase is far too much. It is not
acceptable to patients. I do not think staff would be happy with the
level. The trust plans to engage with the public to get their views
and a final decision will be made Now, it is the school summer
holiday and many of you may be looking for ways to keep the
children entertained, so we have got a few ideas about what you can
get up to. You may have seen the team featured
in this week's What's On guide at shows and competitions across the
region. And if you have an energetic canine, the
Nottinghamshire Supadogs may have a place for you, too.
Most dogs Love To catch a ball, but if yours are showing special skills,
have a look at this. This is fly ball. Anybody welcome as long as
they have got a dog that is fit and healthy and looks to run. Any dog
can do it as long as it is a minimum of 10 months old to start
training. He needs a lot of encouragement. He does drop his
ball as well but he is bringing it back today so I will give him a
treat, and he knows he is going to get that treat. Good boy. Lots of
things going on for the start of the summer holidays. The Nottingham
Riverside Festival is this weekend, and don't forget the beach in the
old market square. Why not try some high-tech treasure hunting? They
are holding a taster today. I am going to take him up to the box and
now. He is one of Avenue is stocks, it is getting him confident where
the jumps are. That was a good run. Yes, that was good. Back in time
for a 1940s weekend at the peak Rail. Or head to Burghley to
explore the myths and legends in the grounds of the Lincolnshire
estate. So if you think your dog is up for this, they are looking for
new recruits. But not all canines are cut out for it. He would rather
do anything else and Still to come on the programme,
late for your own funeral? You won't be if you hitch a ride with
these high-end horse-drawn hearses, cantering into the history books at
the Bakewell Show. Time for the sport, here is Colin.
Looking forward to the start of the football season. First tonight, the
tale of two former England managers, Sven and Steve. Both re-building
their reputation in English football right here in the East
Midlands. And both getting plenty of attention as we get ready for
the season to start. Nottingham Forest boss Steve McClaren is
coming up, but first Sven-Goran Eriksson. Today he told Natalie it
is promotion or bust for him at Leicester.
Not long to go and another new signing today. PS, and a very good
one as well. I had him in Manchester City. He will be very
useful for us. 11 new players, how would you keep them all happy?
that might be a problem, but the best way is to win as many football
games as possible. When we have many good football players it might
be a problem that we have to be clever and sort it out. This is the
most eagerly awaited season for years for Leicester fans. Do you
feel the anticipation? Of course I do. The owners had invested a lot
of money and the training ground and the new players. They want to
stay in the Premier League. Because they want to be in the Premier
League, and if I am right you have a year left on your contract, for
you, is this promotion or the sack? Maybe. I don't know that, we have
never talked about it, but it is true I have a contract for the
coming season and the target is the Premier League. I think Sam
Allardyce, at West Ham, has got the same target. Do you feel the same,
do you understand the pressure? are in the same boat! But fair
enough. If the club invest a lot of money, they want to see results, so
I don't think it is that different to any other club. There are
stories every day in the paper about Leicester City, but the David
Beckham one keeps popping up, week after week. The only truth about
that is, it must be four or five months ago, I spoke to David and he
said, not for now. I have not spoken to him for four, five months.
With not long to go until the start of the season, what is your message
to the fans? We hope to make you happy, of course, as many times as
possible through the year. Please go on supporting us, we need you.
Sven, of course, not the only man with something to prove. At
Nottingham Forest, Steve McClaren has taken over from Billy Davies.
The Reds have come so close to promotion in recent seasons, so
might this be the year when things finally come good for the Forest
faithful? Here's Angela. It is a new day, it is a new dawn.
The sun is out, everything has come good again. I think he's the right
Forest have been a nearly man of the championship in recent seasons,
twice missing out in the play-offs, but it has all changed at the City
Ground and Steve McClaren has just one thing in might. I want to see
Forest in the Premier League as soon as possible. But however long
it takes to build, we will get there. Getting there will be a
major challenge, with other clubs are spending millions this summer.
They know that the prize is big, and you have to be bold, ambitious,
you have to go for it, and you cannot wait. The standstill, you go
backwards in football, and Forest, we cannot stand still. We have got
to move forward, got to be able to compete. Forest have not stood
still, but there have been just three new signings for the news is
and. We have added Andy Reid, George Boateng and Jonathan
Greening. They have been in the Premier League, they know what it
is like to get there and stay there. We still need to bring in two or
three players, sure, but when we have them we will be challenging,
said the ambition is there. Everybody wants promotion, however
that is achieved, everybody wants it. 12 years away from top-flight
football feels like a lifetime for the fans. Can Steve McClaren
succeed where so many others have A new skipper for the Reds' new
campaign, too. Luke Chambers, the fans' player of last season, is
taking over the captain's armband. We did Derby County's big preview
yesterday, of course. Perhaps we gave them a boost because they
promptly delivered a decent pre- season result by beating Premier
League Aston Villa. The visitors fielded a credible, if not stellar,
line-up, and were undone first by a handball which let Steven Davies
score from the penalty spot. And secondly by a stonking goal from
Ben Davies, who will be very keen on a good second season for Derby.
Nice work. Extraordinary events at Ilkeston
Town, where player-coach Gary Ricketts has been suspended. It is
after three Mansfield Town players ended up in hospital during a pre-
season friendly. The game had to be abandoned when Mansfield manager
Paul Cox led a walk-off because of the injuries and the way the game
was refereed. More to come from that, I'm sure.
In rugby, brilliant news for Leicester Tigers' Manu Tuilangi. He
will make his England debut in the World Cup warm-up match against
Wales this weekend. Fellow Tiger Tom Croft also plays.
Onto cricket and day three of the latest Championship matches: Hardly
any play possible in Durham, a result possible but unlikely there.
But Leicestershire look like they have more chance of making
something happen at home to Kent. Derbyshire are in 40 over action
between the showers. An even start at the County Ground.
That is it for the sport. I think Kylie is still quivering at David
Beckham's not yet! Now, competitors at country shows
are always very serious about their events. And today the Bakewell Show
in Derbyshire hosted one event even more serious than usual.
Yes, it staged what is thought to be the world's first championship
for horse-drawn hearses, as Simon Hare discovered.
They are coming into the ring now... As an event, it was actually more
fun than funereal. I would like one of those when I go. It is the
world's first championship for horse-drawn hearses. No coffins,
but plenty of spluttering from the entrance. I think they are lovely.
I would like to meet my maker in style. Something like that would be
very good. It is like a step back in time, it is very charming,
lovely. Teams from across the country took part, including one
based in Bakewell itself. We are doing a lot more of them now,
anybody who has perhaps had a flamboyant life and wants a
flamboyant funeral. It was not a race, so no chance of a dead heat,
but prices were on offer to those judged to be the best. The horses
had to be well trained, and what is also important is that the coach
man has to drive correctly and safely. The horses we are driving
today are the best, they are very regal, good for the job we do. A
completely new class, it is an absolute honour to win it, really
pleased. It is becoming popular, and it seems to be on the up.
Hopefully. So, a Victorian favourite that is back in fashion.
If they had had coffins in the back, that would have been something to
Something else that sends shivers It has been a cool day today with
all of the rain that has come through, but this morning one
It has been a very wet day to day, on and off, because it started to
fragment as it worked through. We still have heavy rain in the east
at the moment but it is clearing to the North Sea overnight and we will
see a drier night as well. Temperatures much cooler tonight,
hopefully a bit more bearable. Tomorrow morning starting dry, a
good start to the day for Friday. Early morning sunshine, but by the
afternoon we will see the cloud developing a bit more into the
afternoon, remaining dry, temperatures into the low 70 s
might as well, so quite pleasant outside tomorrow. We are going to
see low-pressure moving in for the weekend, and Saturday, during the
early hours, we have a few showers coming in, which will start to pull
to the north, so the daytime starting to improve on Saturday,
and temperatures again into the low 20s, too. Quite a nice start to the
weekend, but then we do have a band of rain getting closer by the time
we get to Sunday, and low-pressure sitting over the country by then.
Sunday morning should start dry, but the cloud will increase into
the afternoon, then we will see the rain moving in and the winds
starting to freshen up as well, which will give us a more unsettled
start to next week. Temperatures, though, remaining as they should be
for the time of year, but I think it will give us quite a few showers
for the early part of next week, and temperatures going down to what
they should be at night time, hopefully making it more bearable