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top story tonight: Arrested at gunpoint. The innocent
passer-by mistaken for a bank robber. Neil Evans spent 16 hours
and a cell after being held by armed police. They handcuffed me,
dropped into my knees, went through my pockets. Then there taser, a
policeman shuddered, if you move again, I will put 10,000 volts
through your body. Also tonight, law and disorder.
Young people debate the cause of the riots. You talking about
engaging with young people and asking them to give you the answers.
But you're the ones that want �80,000 a year driving about with
your four-by-fours. Deal with the problem.
A last weekend at home as our soldiers head back to Helmand.
nervous and worried. You can't say you're not worried because you've
got the chance of dying. What about that for an entrance?
Joined the later one of the live from the Chatsworth show. -- joined
me later from the live Chatsworth show.
Welcome to Friday's programme. I'm Dominic Heale. And first tonight, a
man who was wrongfully arrested at gunpoint on a city street has been
talking about his ordeal. Neil Evans was surrounded by armed
police, threatened with a taser and spent 16 hours in a cell. Police in
Leicester thought Mr Evans had robbed a bank. He's been speaking
to Helen Astle. This was the moment when Neil Evans
was arrested by armed officers on Tuesday. Neil, from Wales, had been
taking a break from working in Leicester. Two police cars were
parked down the bottom, drove up towards me and parked right by the
side of me. So I stood there and looked. It must have been 30
seconds before they got out. They got out of the van. They started
screaming, hands on your head. I took one look around, to see if it
was me they were dropping to. They handcuffed me, dropped me to my
knees, went through my pockets. Then a police officer with a taser
shouted, if you move again, I will put 10,000 volts through your body,
so by that time I was starting to get really worried. I just thought
it was a big joke. I was expecting Jeremy Beadle to come out! Go was
down on my knees asking them what I have done. -- I was dominies. They
were shouting at me, you have rocked the National Building
Society. That is when it started. - - you have dropped. Neil spent 16
hours in a sale. They opened the cell door. They said pick up your
stuff. They gave me a lift back to the hotel, but there wasn't an
apology. Neil is now looking to go back home to recover from the
experience. And tonight Leicestershire Police
have told us they have since apologised to Mr Evans and say no
further action will be taken against him.
Last month's riots were a sign of 'moral collapse', according to
David Cameron. He told the BBC this morning that those responsible need
to be shown some 'tough love'. But in Nottingham, there's a different
approach. There, young people have been invited to put officials on
the spot to talk about the cause of the troubles and to question the
opportunities available to teenagers and young adults. Simon
Rhetoric was replaced with a rapid not to impose my council chamber
today. Young people aged 13-25 came to question major decision-makers.
And make their voice -- and make their voice heard about the debate
about the riots. There is not a lot to do. People are not being
listened to. It is a number of things that have come together.
people that I saw in the riots felt powerless before. I got quite a few
messages on Facebook being invited down to it. Those people are still
walking about free on the streets. I was on Victoria Centre. I shook
my friends hand. I was accused of try to sell him drugs. If you don't
know about hip-hop, you're not gonna get access. Martin Glynn is a
criminologist who has worked with one of the world's toughest games.
Listen to the voices of these young people, whether right or wrong.
There is not the issue. The voice is -- the issue is they must be
The PM repeated his view that of the riots were pure criminality but
this debate as says that many people in Nottingham believe that
cuts in education and youth services and a sense of social
inequality also played a role. are hoping that decision-makers
will make pledges as a result of today's event. They will promise to
make even a small change in relation to how they work with or
involve young people in the decisions made.
A man will appear in court tomorrow morning, accused of murdering a
three-year-old boy in Leicestershire. Dylan Crean from
Albert Village near Swadlincote was airlifted to hospital with serious
injuries, but died on Wednesday. The man, who's 21, also faces two
counts of actual bodily harm. He'll appear before Loughborough
Magistrates. Police civilian staff in
Nottinghamshire walked out today for the second time this week. The
24-hour strike by some Unison members follows a row about how
redundancies are being handled. Police managers say Tuesday's
action had a minimal effect on services. But the union disputes
this and says it's had more support today. Several hundred East
Midlands soldiers are heading off to Afghanistan from next week. The
Mercian regiment 1st Battalion The Rifles is beat gaining its 4th tour
of duty -- is beginning his 4th tour of duty in a country are
reporting of the, is have died. For many of their soldiers this is
their last weekend at home with friends and family. Our social
affairs correspondent reports. In towns and villages across the
East Midlands, boys next door are heading off to war. Pat Ford is
taking a secret weapon. Pat's guitar is being sent to hell man to
help boost morale. He was training as a music teacher before joining
the Army. I will see change if there are schools opening. I will
Of course I'm worried. I'm worried when he goes out on a night out in
Leicester! But, you know, I'm bound to be worried. I'm his mother.
man will be one of the younger soldiers in Helmand, he has just
turned 18. He is preparing to leave his little brother and sister in
Derbyshire. We have done pash to language. I know how to say what's
your name? And how to say my name. I am excited but worried. You can't
say you're not worried. Because you've got the chance of dying.
Kyle Smith from Nottinghamshire lost one of his best friends and
Afghanistan. Last year, Prince Charles awarded him a top military
honour for braving heavy gunfire to rescue two injured comrades. And he
was second-in-command at this team as they trained for the latest
deployment. Just having a conversation with the lads helps a
lot, it takes it off your mind and it changed me. I look at things in
a different way. Perspectives, you realise what you've got at home,
and how they live and what you've got. You respect everything you've
got and you grow up a lot as well. I got back home more of a man.
Jamie Mumby is preparing for his first tour of duty. His mum is
supporting the Mercian regiment, too, by selling these wristbands
for charity. Anyone can work in a shop, pull a pint behind the bar.
But they don't really experience the thrill and adrenalin pumping
through you. Friends come to me and says to me, were you devastated
he's going to Afghanistan? SA, no, this is what he wants to do. This
is positive, he wants to be a soldier. These are the faces behind
the uniform. Neighbours, schoolmates and sons, young men
putting their lives on the line. Still to come on the programme.
Five games into the new season and there's high drama at the City
ground. The word is Forest boss Steve McClaren will quit this
weekend. Our sports team will have the very latest on that, so don't
It's one of the biggest events in the Chatsworth calendar. This
weekend's Country Fair will attract thousands of people to the heart of
Derbyshire, including our very own Kylie Pentelow.
Hello! You join me at this, the 30th Chatsworth Country Fair and as
you can see there are plenty of people enjoying the evening
sunshine. For many, the highlight of the show was the first public
display by the Red Arrows. That is since the death of Flight
Lieutenant Jon Egging. He died in a crash in Bournemouth. The team paid
tribute to their fellow pilot and friend. It was a fantastic display
and an emotional one, too, not only for those watching, but, of course,
those remaining eight pilots. Earlier, I spoke to their squadron
leader, red Ed 10 of the Red Arrows. It was extremely moving and more so
than I thought was going to be because the crowd were amazing. It
is significant for us because this is our way to honour Flight
Lieutenant Jon Egging. We were eager to do this display. It seemed
to me that people were emotional to see you as well. What has the
response be Micras make the response has been overwhelming and
we could not have imagined the outpouring of support and
condolence. We are all bowled over at the Red Arrows in many ways by
the support we have had but just from the British community, but
also the international community. And the squadron leader was
inundated with people asking for his autograph or simply wanting to
shake his hand. They have been thousands of people here today. So,
is this a good sign for the tourism industry here in the East Midlands?
People are apparently staying at home rather than going abroad and
campsite owners are trying to attract people by combining camping
with a bit of glamour. They call it glamping.
Camping never used to be like this. Welcome to glamping, the glamour
end of the camping market. There are proper beds with duvets. Over
here, there is almost a fitted kitchen. Decking on the floor as
well. All aimed at people who just fancy a little bit more... Luxury.
The tents already waiting for you and it is aimed at people who do do
do it don't want the hassle of bringing their tent putting up,
taking it home words, bringing all the gear with them. They can shove
their duvet in the car and off they go. This site in Nottinghamshire
car part of the camping and caravanning Club, has been busy all
year. And figures suggest more of us are holidaying in England, but
spending less. In 2010, nearly 8 million people holidayed here.
400,000 up on 2008. Spending was around �1 billion. That is down by
around �31 million in two years. At this B&B in Leicestershire, last
year was its best ever for guest numbers. We fit the bill. We are
less expensive but provide all the lovely facilities that they would
expect from a country house hotel. Back here, it is thought glamping
in safari tents could make the great outdoors even more attractive.
The safari tents offer floor beds, it is a bit more luxury, and you
don't have to pack everything. people that want to test it out and
see if they like it, it is great facilities. Fantastic. And if you
are a glamping, what about this why five-star toilet block? Black
marble on the walls, and even underfloor heating. Thousands of
people have come to the Country Fair and they are still here.
Nobody wants to go home. It is a critical show in the Chatsworth
diary and, earlier, I asked the Duke of Devonshire just how
important it really is. Well, it is the biggest event we have in a year.
So to see the sunshine, it was great. How does it seem to you in
terms of visitor numbers? This has been the busiest Friday we have had.
It is exciting. The highlight for many people will have been the Red
Arrows show. How was that for you? I think the Red Arrows have been
unbelievably professional, not surprisingly, because that is what
they are. It was a very moving performance, as always.
Particularly moving today, for obvious and. Reasons. It seemed to
me that the crowd, although they enjoyed it, there was an element of
people being emotional about it. did want to have a thing, and we
wanted complete silence over the Showground. Tell me about the next
few days of the show. I am looking forward to it. It is non-stop fun.
That was the Duke of Devonshire. That is all from need for now, but
later I will be back with a real flavour of the country fair and,
Dominic, I might get close to one of those balloons over there...
You take care. Time for sport with Colin. Winnie
the transfer date had been dramatic in its inactivity. But it was a
shock what appeared on the back pages. Only one place to start. The
club have released a set -- statement saying that Steve McLaren
will not be leaving after that widespread speculation that he was
to quit. We have been far in their day's events.
It has been an eventful day at the city Ground. These are the stories
that fans were cut too. They say, Steve McClaren is to quit. We
understand they are not without foundation. Apparently, the
manager's agent leaked the stories to the paper's.
McLaren had gone up North to consider his future and today,
sources told us that he's -- his representatives were in a meeting
with the board. The problem seemed McLaren was disappointed with the
club's refusal to provide him with the tools he was promised when he
arrived. After Sunday's defeat, he even hinted at this. We will know
the ambitions of this club over the next few days. I think for to make
years a lot of people have been frustrated. I now understand why.
His complaints were not unfamiliar to fans who voiced their concerns
on the message boards all day. criticised Billy Davies for the way
he used to say about the lack of signings, but there might be some
truth in that. Then, this afternoon, the club released a statement.
Steve McClaren says it has never been my intention to consider
leaving. The chief executive went on to say, as with all new
relationships, there are teething problems. What this highlights is
there has been internal wranglings and problems at the city Ground.
Would the fans will now be hoping is that this draws a line under a
tall and the club can go on to have a good season in the Championship.
Much less drama at Notts County. For once. They play host to
Bournemouth at Meadow Lane tomorrow afternoon. If you can't make it,
there's full commentary on BBC Radio Nottingham.
Rather more harmony at Leicester Tigers who will get their season
underway on Saturday without 11 of their biggest names. They're
heading to the World Cup, away for eight weeks. It means the Tigers
face a real challenge to win back the Premiership title, starting
with Exeter at home. Here's Ross Fletcher.
There are one of the most powerful rugby clubs in Europe. Even
Leicester Tigers will find it hard to cope without a battery of their
best players. The World Cup has claimed the likes of a rising
England start to a L&G. Ben Youngs and Tony Flood. And even the
Italian maestro. We're used to having goes away. It is hard at the
start of the year when you want points on the board and the
majority of your best players are missing, but that is life. We don't
say we need to win 22 games and that's it. That is not how it works.
The reality is we have to deal with it. Seven new signings have soften
the blow, including England international Matthew Tait. After
losing in last year's Premiership final, the pressure is on to
deliver, and deliver only. You've got either retain or win something.
I don't think that changes. That is driven by the players, the coaches,
and expectations of the supporters as well. Those players have to be
at our standard. We need to be good. They have to be up to our level. We
are not dropping to their level for. So, 11 Tigers players missing
because of the World Cup. The pressure to wrestle back the
Premiership title remains. Not just the Tigers whose season is
starting tomorrow. Nottingham Panthers are hitting their first
pucks in anger too. And for two of the Nottingham new boys, the game
which is a historic family affair. They like to say they are a family
but the two of the lads getting out, it really is true. Jordan Fox and
Brock Williams are cousins. These North American boys have a family
and in Nottingham connection. This is the team at 58 and amongst this
cheery bunch is Jordan and Brock's granddad. He loves the fact we are
here. He likes to get in touch with his alumni. He is a little more
excited about it than we are. is not a lot of players can say
that they have what we have. never had these sorts of gym
workouts but he and his family is certainly knew their hockey and not
just through their grandson's. On the right is broke's dad. He is an
NHL legend. You are born with skids in your crib and if you're not a
guy in the family, you're not really spoken to. Is it ostracism?
If you don't skate, you're not part of the family. Some of the younger
ones, they are a lot better than we were at their age. As for the boys,
well, they've now seen the support of over 1,500 people turning out to
see them train. They know what is expected. The fans have always
expected a lot. We know. We need a big one. Granddad will be coming to
visit, they promise. Maybe he will see a new Championship.
Cricket finally, and, as expected, Leicestershire soundly beaten at
Lords by Middlesex. Thanks, Colin. Apart from the sport, there are two
other big events on this weekend. I'll be presenting prizes for the
best vegetables at the Sutton Bonnington show on Sunday. And, of
course, on a slightly grander scale, we have the Chatsworth Country Fair
which started today. Time to go back to Kylie.
Hello. We are in the main ring now and with some lovely hot-air
balloons. It is very hard, which is nice. We have seen all sorts today.
Thuggery, parachute jumps and, of course, the BBC's Midlands Today
team are also here, too. But to give you a real flavour of the show,
we sent our correspondent to have a look a round.
You can't escape them. Dogs in the country there are inseparable. The
dog displays attract canine and human fans. This is the 30th
Country Fair and it all goes like clockwork. There is an electric
point there... You can spot the organiser and the other stewards by
their trademark red socks. Chris told me it has two weeks of frenzy
to set the fare up right up to this morning's open ing. It is the 4th
road bridge. We never stop. We are preparing bits and bobs of work for
next year. Thousands of people are getting the traditional country
look. And not so traditional. Getting those old-fashioned
fairground experiences. Whatever their age. The Fair draws people
into Derbyshire from all the surrounding counties. I am from
Manchester. Just come down to see it. See what it is about. We are
from Solihull. It is not busier. I've come to see the Red Arrows and
the Household Cavalry. With all those thousands, you need the
emergency services on hand. Police, ambulance, fire... We tell it!
is a serious one fire engine. I go to schools, big shows... And big
It is impressive when they do that, isn't it? Earlier today, I stumbled
over cricketer Michael Vaughan who has some involvement with
Chatsworth. I asked him why he is here. I live in the village. I
would have been here anyway. Mostly in the wine-tasting tent. I have
got official duties like cooking. Do like being in -- involve? I like
it. It is a good thing for the area. I generally spend my time with my
mates in the wine tasting table... No drinks yet? Later on. 5 o'clock.
In here, what have you got? Talk me through it. This is my up 10. I am
patron of the Children's Hospital. The art is produced by cricket
balls being hit, skimmed across the canvas, creating these images.
slightly unusual change of profession. Once I retired, I
wanted to kind of continue to hit the oddball. People would have
thought I would have taken up a game of cricket on a charity
occasion, but I went into a studio and smashed balls that canvases and
caused chaos. Who buys them? They have been bought for around the
country. A lot of people in London. A lot of cricket fans. The news --
the new stuff, the splats and skims, and not a great deal to do with
cricket, they are becoming trendy with modern art collectors. What
else have had planned this weekend? I am here today and I've got to do
a cricket match for England tomorrow at Durham car to
commentate on that, but I am back on Sunday, which should be more
relaxed. So, that was Michael Vaughan. As you can see, I am in
this hot air balloon, and I have to say, don't try to get him a hot air
balloon in a summer dress! But I am in here now. Now it is time for the
Thanks. We have had a beautiful day here at Chatsworth. In fairness,
the cloud was stubborn this morning. Eventually, I'd cleared. Perfect
timing for the Red Arrows. We are in for a fine but September evening,
right across the East Midlands. Tomorrow, on a whole will be dry
with rain pushing and later on into the evening. First, thank you very
much to fill up for sending and Looking at the pressure chart, we
have got a weather front in the Atlantic expecting to bring the
rain Sunday evening, Sunday morning. Before that, a nice end to our
Friday. Temperatures down to 13 set -- 13. A milder light than usual.
Most of the cloud will always be across the West. The best of any
sunshine during Saturday or whizz across the East. Where we see the
sunshine, it is going to be another one day, reaching 22, maybe even 23.
We have also got pleasant, light winds. Saturday evening, that
weather front routes through into Derbyshire first whiff some rain
getting heavy into Sunday morning. Sunday morning, the afternoon
especially, will be dry. Always a fair amount of cloud. It will be a
cooler Sunday afternoon. As we go into the new week, you see it will
turn unsettled with heavy rain on Tuesday. It will get windy and
chilly. It is time to go back to kylie. How is she getting on with
those balloons? Well, it has been a fantastic day
here. I was hoping to go up and the Berlin but it is windy. I am trying
to keep my feet on the ground as much as they can. It has been a