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This is East Midlands today. Tonight, police prepare for the
worst, after last night's riots. In Nottingham, police stations were
attacked, and almost 90 arrested. In Leicester, police in riot gear
tried to stop you taking control the city centre. Even charities
were hit. We just can not believe what has
happened, devastated. Also tonight, behind and is on for this man as
victims of sexual assault face up to their ordeal.
I have not come to terms with it. I will be finding out why a more and
more people are using be PDSA Good evening. Police officers
across the East Midlands are again preparing to spend the night on the
streets to prevent gangs of youths causing damage and destruction. In
the worst outbreak of violence so far, police arrested more than 100
people last night. The vast majority were in Nottingham, where
89 people were taken into custody. In Leicester, 14 arrests were made
for public order, damage and burglary offences. In Derbyshire,
two 15 year-old youths are under arrest.
The worst outbreak of violence was in the City of Nottingham, where
five police stations came under attack, a college was firebombed,
gangs tried to break into three pubs, and cars across the city were
set on fire and destroyed. There were also reports of children
setting fire to trees. Our chief news reporter was out on
the streets of Nottingham last night and joins us now from the
headquarters of Nottingham police at Sherwood Lodge.
Good evening Quentin. Good evening. It is here, of course, much of the
effort to control and co-ordinate the operation against the violence
and rioting is being co-ordinated. For the third night, running. Last
night, this force had to deal with thousands of calls as well as
hundreds of incidents. It left three officers injured and so far,
more than 90 people arrested. I spent all of last night on the
streets of Nottingham, keeping up with some of the events as they
unfolded. Captured on a foam, the moment when
Canning Circus police station was hit by fire bombs.
-- a phone. The damage from the petrol bomb attack can be clearly
seen outside the police station. At the time of the attack there
were still officers inside the building. The man who filmed the
attack from his rooftop just could not believe his eyes. I was scared,
making sure they did not see me. When they started throwing bombs at
the police station, I was utterly disgusted with what was going on.
It was quite scary. I put it was safe, living close to a police
station, but apparently not. 20 utes later attacked another
police station. It was all over him a couple of minutes. -- youths. The
attack here is typical of the type of attacks throughout the night in
Nottingham. Quick and sporadic examples of hit-and-run vandalism.
Officers here expressed frustration that they could not chase the
vandals because they would lose them in the alleyways. By 3am there
were 90 arrests, and although there was little looting, officers were
alarmed by how many young people were found carrying weapons.
Some of the damage was apparent in the darkness last night, but the
full extent is only revealed in daylight. Car owners came out to
survey the damage to their vehicles on Moorgate Street and Holden
Street, close to Canning Circus, where last night's firebombing took
place. Residents said between 30 and 40 youths went on the rampage,
throwing bricks, smashing windows and jumping on rooves. For some,
the cost of repairs has cost them in other ways.
I have enough money to get to Portugal, but not enough to get
back. I cannot pay it for my holiday. An insurance company would
right of the car. After last night's violence in Leicester,
twice as many police officers will be on the streets tonight. The
force also reveal that it has refused to send staff to help out
in other areas of the country. The night the centre of Leicester was
locked down as groups of masked troublemakers played cat and mouse
with police, attacking shopfronts over several hours. We saw lads on
bikes with golf clubs, they started smashing in windows, taking
everything. Money has gone, phones gone, Juri... Everything. They have
no reason, they are not fighting for the man he got shot in London.
There was looting of shops, even Poundstretcher. Children as young
as 12 were taking part. What do their parents think they are doing?
Do those parents take no responsibility for their kids? Did
not ask what they are doing and try to stop them? As tensions rose, the
police tried to clear the streets. Nightclub bouncers even found
themselves having to stop people leaving, because it was not safe
outside. It was a long night. Things are finally under control
here, just after 2am. Now we have to think about clearing up the
damage. The clean-up has already started
but it will take some time. In Leicester, daylight revealed the
random nature of the rioting. It seems it is not just the likes of
shoe shops and electrical shops which are targets, but even a
charity ambulance. Hours after the rioting finished, there were still
masked men in the streets of the city.
Another day, another city, another riot.
Here is part of the aftermath, a burned out minibus for Age Concern.
The youngsters who have done the damage are hitting as are their own
community, the oldest and most frail members of that community.
All of us are devastated and cannot believe what has happened.
A new minibus will cost �45,000. The charity says during these tough
times, it simply cannot afford it. In the centre of Leicester, more
damage. People had been telling me a gang of youths came running down
this street, they smashed this window and then ran down here,
smashing this door as they went. They smashed another window, and
then carried on by attacking one of the oldest businesses in Leicester.
I am the grandson of the founder of the company and it is disappointing
that this has happened in Leicester. I am saddened that it has happened
on our doorstep. Young men Wearing masks and concealing their faces
were stopped by the police, one of them told me what happened last
night. It kicked off and that was it.
lot of people are saying why? not doing it, everybody else is. It
is because of London. It is a sad day for Leicester. We
are proud of the city and it is a small number of people, less than
150, he decided to get involved in criminal damage to our businesses.
This is local people damaging local properties.
We should not let these hooligans run our lives. As members of the
faith communities, we ask people for calm.
Beat in the operation is still under way as costs mount. There is
a sense of disbelief. -- v clean up operation.
I saw a number of police vans heading South to Nottingham earlier.
We are also getting reports that the force has drafted in extra
officers from other forces around the country. I will be asking an
Assistant Chief Constable about that later in the programme. I am
joined in the studio by the Bishop of Sherwood, Tony Porter. He
prefers to be called Bishop Tony, or Bishop, but not Your Grace.
What thoughts went through your mind when you saw those pictures?
was disappointed and depressed. were a policeman for some time in
Manchester. He worked in areas, poor areas, many people we have
spoken to have no idea why this has happened. The UK having taken
matador? -- do you have any taken this? I work with the police
closely in Moss Side for many years. This is a continuation of family
breakdown. It is sad to say. But when young people have no adult
role models, when their role models are elder siblings, who put two
fingers up at teachers and the police... They learn from them. We,
as a generation, have to take some responsibility. We have not been
great role models as parents. single mother on radio this morning
said, she tried everything she could with her son but he still got
into trouble. She went to court and said, do what you will with him.
And the court did not give him a sentence and she had to pay a fine.
She said it is not my fault, I do not give any support from the
authorities. I understand the frustration. I think that parenting
courses are very important. People need to be taught parenting skills.
We pray that people will learn from be teaching to be good parents.
Some people think, I am a parent, do I need outside interference
telling me had to look after my children? And think what we are
seeing on the streets, the answer to that is yes. We do not want to
force people to do it, we want them to wanted. The hunger to be a good
parent means good teaching. Very briefly, as a senior member of the
Church, do you ever despair when you see the scenes on our streets?
I never despair because we worked together in Moss Side for the good
of the community. I have been with the come -- the police in St Anns
today and seen wonderful things. I never despair.
Thank you. You are watching East Midlands today. A 34-year-old man
has appeared in court charged with murdering a woman in Derby.
Danielle Thompson, who was 22, was found injured at a house in
Chaddesden, early on Saturday morning. She had stab wounds and
died in hospital. Martin Shaw was remanded in custody until October,
when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court.
Derby City Council has paid out 60% more to people who have had their
vehicles damaged by potholes compared to the previous year. More
than �4,600 has been handed out, almost sixty claims for
compensation remain unresolved. The council say it is partly down to
compensation culture. A woman has described how she tried to fight
off an attacker in Leicester as he sexually assaulted her. Today,
police released a new image of the suspect who they want to speak to
about three indecent assaults that happened on the same day.
This is the suspect, walking through Leicester on the morning of
Saturday, 8th January, this year. Between 7 and 9 m that day, three
women aged 25, 74 and 56 were assaulted. -- 7 and 9 am. I went
into survival mode. I knew I would never go down without a fight. I
had thought, previously, I would have laid down and thought of
England of his had happened. But I fought back. Victims have helped to
generate his image of the suspect, who is described as a mid-twenties
and over six foot tall. One victim says she cannot come to terms what
has happened until he is caught. Every time you close your eyes, he
is there, in your head. He is just scanning, his face in your head.
Every time you go out, you scan the crowds, looking it and hoping to
see him. We are concerned, this man has committed three offences,
within a short space of time. I am concerned there are more victims to
have not come forward. If there are, I urge them to come forward.
This afternoon, officers handed out leaflets of the man. Seven months
after these crimes were committed, the police hope this latest appeal
for information will finally lead them to the person responsible.
More and more people are using an animal charity. The PDSA says
people should be more careful what animals they use, so they know they
can look after them properly. Oscar, a Cocker spaniel, visits the
People's Dispensary for Sick animals. Be PDSA is a charity and
people on means tested in order to benefit from its services. Oscar's
owners both lost their jobs. It is now more difficult to pay for
treatment. These days you cannot visit the set without a hundred
pounds in your pocket. Over the last five years, the
demand for PDSA services has increased by over 60%. Be PDSA has
just introduced limits on pedigree pets. Owners can now only register
one new pedigree animal instead of three. Specially bred animals can
tend to suffer more health problems. Vets Citybus should take more care
in choosing their pets. You have to think carefully about
what pets you have. We tried to help people. We are not a finger
wagging organisation, we are here to help people.
The charity relies on public donations. Pedigree animals are
expensive. Unemployed people will have a mongrel. It is a good idea.
Private debt build a so extortionate.
It is a value service, had pleaded all benefit.
Hopefully people will benefit. Time for sport. 16 goals and seven
penalties coming up after just one night of football.
Yes, a goal-tastic sport for you this evening, starting with one of
the best cup-ties Nottingham Forest manager Steve McLaren says he has
ever seen. Last night's game with Notts County was a belter. Six
goals and seven penalties flew into the back of the net on a memorable
night. It was the shortest away drive for the best game some had
ever seen. A crowd of over 21,000 were there, dizzy chance after
chance, right from the off. A truly unforgettable Nottingham derby.
County, the underdogs, started of better. Mike Edwards poked them
into the lead. Then, it was Forest's Turner, in his classic
cup-tie. Nottingham born Louis McGugan scored with a spectacular
free-kick. After half-time, good work set-up Robert Feng Li to score
his first goal for Forest. -- Finley. 15 minutes to full-time and
former Forest man Craig West car announced his arrival in perfect
fashion. So, the game went into extra-time. Not so went ahead again
with a goal from Hughes. 6,000 not fans thought they were heading for
a famous victory, but with seconds to go, wears Morgan, a man born and
raised within walking distance of both grounds, spanked the ball at
the top corner. -- West Morgan. This took the tie into a remarkable
penalty shoot-out. The crucial kick fell to Captain looked Chambers,
who scored the vital penalty, which secured the win. Then Neil Bishop
lifted the final kick of the It it has been a roller-coaster.
Our players were fantastic, I thought we had more chances.
reminded me of a boxing match, standing toe-to-toe, exchanging
blows. We were lucky denied that we stayed on our feet.
There were no arrests before, during or after the game, which has
prompted great praise for the fans. At Leicester, the only way is
Schlup! What a night for youngster Jeffrey
Schlup. Sorry about that. He scored a hat-trick on his competitive
debut in the Cup win at Rotherham, and he is just 18. Leicester are
are the big spenders of the championship, but they may just
have found a priceless gem among their own ranks.
It took Jeffrey Schlup just 18 second half minutes to notch his
three goals and turn the tide -- vitae with Rotherham on its head.
It was one-all at the time and Jeffrey Schlup showed real
confidence. -- half-time. The other two goals were striker's efforts,
have been to put the tie beyond Rotherham's reach. For the record,
Leicester scored all of The Gulls last night, despite it being a 4 -
1 win. -- the goals. Paul Gallacher levelled things up with a rare
header. So, not a bad way to make your debut and prove you do not
always have to spend millions to bring success.
On to Derby, and former defender and local lad Chris Riggott has
signed a one-year deal with the club. Some good news for the Rams
then, after last night's humbling by League Two Shrewsbury. First-
round exits are becoming the norm for Derby. Beaten for the third
time in a row by a league two side. Derby were down by half-time and it
was a former Derby man who did with them. Lionel Ainsworth only played
a few games, but he said that all three of Shrewsbury's goals. Nigel
Clough thought some of his players did not put enough effort. They
were booed off at half-time with Clough facing a tricky team-talk.
It was an embarrassing one. I'm embarrassed for us and some of the
first-half performances. We got an early goal and the second half.
That goal was a first for Chris Maguire, who has moved from
Aberdeen. Derby were on the front foot again but Shrewsbury nearly
scored a 4th on the break. Theo Robinson finished off a neat move
to makes things close but it was not enough. Hoping to get some have
his injured players back for Saturday's game at Watford, he
might need them. In cricket, Nottinghamshire's
Stuart Broad has continued his good form for England in the third Test
against India at Edgbaston. He took a wicket with his first ball and
added three more victims as India were bowled out for just 224 on the
first day. This was star man Sachin Tendulkar going cheaply. Broad's
other key wicket was that of MS Dhoni, who went for 77. And England
ended the day on 84 To Nothing. Back now to a Allam may store we,
the fall-out from a second evening of rioting.
-- to our main story. We returned to the outside of Nottinghamshire
force headquarters. Hello again. Of course, we do not know if we are
in for a third night of rioting. One man is closely involved with
contingency plans, Assistant Chief Constable Paul Broadbent, who joins
us now. Is it true you are one of six forces in the country who have
drafted in extra officers from other forces?
Yes. We have drafted in officers to make sure we can manage and keep
topside of what is a difficult and challenging situation. How many?
have asked for 150 and hopefully we will be able to maintain order in
Nottingham and the wider area. it true retired officers are also
reporting for duty? That is true, many people, special constables on
holiday and so forth, have turned up to offer assistance. Does this
suggest you do not have enough officers to cope? What it shows is,
public-spirited people still want to do a cracking job for the public
even if they have left the organisation.
What is your intelligence telling you about tonight? Will we see more
riots and violence? Real-time intelligence is giving us a bit of
information about where we need to be, we are trying to pre-empt any
situation which may flare up. you feel it will not be as bad as
last night? We feel it is not but we are prepared to bid get worse.
We will continue to protect the people of Nottingham, your property
and your law abiding citizens. Those who want to break the law,
get ready. Thank you. This force has called
for tough sentences for offenders and speeded up justice. The courts
will be opening early tomorrow. I have just heard that the Chief
Constable of Nottinghamshire, Julia Hodgson, is returning early from
holiday. She will be back at her desk tomorrow.
For thank you. I think we need a bit of cheering up and I hope the
We have with your unsettled days ahead but things are set to improve
for the weekend, something to look forward to there. Into the evening
and overnight, we continue to have to outbreaks of rain, heavy at
times. The unsettled conditions are all than to this area of low
pressure moving in from the Atlantic, bringing with it heavy
pulses of rain. It is mostly sitting across the North of the
East Midlands, bringing heavier rain across North Nottinghamshire.
Anywhere could see if you add breaks during the night, they will
be dry spells for a time before more rain moves in as part of a
cold front pushing him during the early hours. It is expected to be
humid and muggy tonight with minimum temperatures of 14. The
rain is with us tomorrow morning, heavy five-time across
Leicestershire and Derby. It will then clear away, leaving spells of
light and patchy rain into the afternoon. There will also be long,
dry spells, and the chance of sun. It will feel at warmer than we were
expecting with highs of 22 Celsius tomorrow, but with a fresh south-
westerly wind. A dry day to start off on Friday, sunny spells, but