26/02/2014 East Midlands Today


26/02/2014

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One, it's time for the news where you are.

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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Dominic Heale. Good

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evening. First tonight, it's been revealed that an arrest warrant for

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a fugitive priest wanted on sex abuse charges was withdrawn. It s

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because magistrates in Notthngham thought there was no chance of

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finding him. Father Francis Paul Cullen had, at that time, bden

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hiding away on the island of Tenerife for nine years. He

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eventually spent 22 years there Saint Mary 's Catholic Church in

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Nottingham. In 1991. The parish priest was facing a range of sex

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abuse charges against altar boys. He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates'

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Court but then jumped bail. A warrant was issued for his `rrest.

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At Nottingham Magistrates' Court in the year 2000, the arrest w`rrant

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for him was withdrawn. The police say that meant he was effectively no

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longer a wanted man. It begs the question, why the magistratd would

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do that, especially as the `rrest warrant had previously been renewed

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three times. In a statement: the this solicitor says he has never

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heard anything like it. Frol the survivors perspective, they will

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find it hard to understand that anything had changed between 19 1

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and 2000. He was still a risk. I can't understand how the arrest

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warrant had been withdrawn `t that time. Father Colin was extr`dited

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last year. After spending 22 years on the island. On Monday, hd pleaded

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guilty to 21 offences of sex abuse against children. Nottinghal police

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says taking him off the wanted list was a decision made by the court.

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They say they are now working with their partners to improve processes

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in the justice system. Next, the former Nottinghamshire

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Police officer whose wife ttrned detective to clear his name. Two

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years ago Trevor Gray was convicted of rape. But his wife trackdd down

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evidence which was to prove he was innocent. Now he's fighting to get

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his job back, as Jo Healey reports. They are close now but almost three

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years ago, Trevor and Alison split up. In that time, he met a woman in

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a bar in Nottingham. They spent the night and caught a taxi homd the

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next day. She was to accuse him of raping her. Your worst nightmare.

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You couldn't imagine it could be like what has happened to md. I just

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did not believe he was capable of such a horrible thing. I've been

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married for 22 years. But hd was sent down to Nottingham prison.

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Being convicted of something you haven't done and anybody thhnking of

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you as a monster, a rapist. How could I live without? But Alison

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never gave up on him. She ttrned detective to find the taxi driver

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who picked Trevor up from the woman's house. Incredibly, @llison

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managed to trace the taxi driver and he clearly remembered picking Trevor

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up from the woman's house. He said he saw them case and embracdd and

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she said, see you later. So not the actions of a woman who had been

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raped. The evidence proved to be crucial. Last summer, his conviction

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was quashed but this month, he had to endure a retrial. The verdict,

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unanimous. Not guilty. I shdd a tear because the pressure that w`s on the

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throughout the period was jtst unbearable. But despite that,

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Nottinghamshire Police weren't given his job back. He was a detective

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Sergeant for 25 years, getthng many commendations and awards. I've done

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nothing wrong. I've been through the process and proved to be innocent.

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The force will not comment on the case. The Police Federation is

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travelling `` backing Trevor wholeheartedly but he is having to

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sell up. The legal costs have run into thousands of pounds.

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Parents across Leicestershire could have to pay up to ?600 for their

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child to catch a school bus, if proposals are approved. Unddr the

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scheme the County Council would only pay for transport to the ne`rest

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school, even if it's over the county border in Leicester City or

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Nottinghamshire. Catchment `reas would be disregarded. Parents say

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the proposals are unfair and are vowing to fight them.

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It is going to be a huge financial difficulty for me to send mx twins

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to the school. It will cost over ?1000 a year. We moved here to get

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them into the schools in thd first place. That is pointless. The choice

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of where children go to school as the parents. They choose to send a

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child out of the area for what was the original catchment area, then,

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yes, they will have to pay. A Nottingham Forest player who

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suffered a career`threatening injury during a league game is seeking

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massive High Court damages. He claims the defender who tackled him

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was negligent. Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock is seeking

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compensation from Seya Olofhnjana and his former club, Cardiff City.

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It's over a tackle in November 010. The challenge put Blackstock out of

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the game for 15 months with what was descrined as an horrific knde

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injury. Rolls`Royce has unveiled pl`ns for a

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new generation of aero`engines. The Derby`based company says thd engines

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will be up to 25% more fuel efficient than the first versions of

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its existing Trent models. Ht's hoped the new Advance and Ultra Fan

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engines will also be more rdliable and environmentally`friendlx. A

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billion pounds a year is behng spent on their development.

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That's your news. So, it's goodbye from me but with your weathdr now,

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here's Anna Church. We have had a fairly decent day with

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lovely, long spells of sunshine but all change as it is set to become

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wet and windy through the nhght The cloud is already starting to

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increase from the West and the rain will arrive to give us a spdll of

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wet weather. The winds are `lso strengthening as strong

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south`westerly winds bring gusts up to 35 mph. Temperatures will hold up

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with loans of five Celsius. The rain clears away and then it is `n

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improving story for the morning Plenty of sunshine to be had. We

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start to see if you show was pushing their way in from the west. There

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will be a high temperature of 1 Celsius. The Met office havd issued

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an early warning for snowfall in force across the East Midlands

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through Friday. More on that tomorrow. But now, a look at your

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day on Friday, wet snow around and a breeze blowing as well. Tricky into

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the weekend. And now we have the national forecast.

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Good evening. We know it has been a wet winter but it has also been mild

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and across England and Wales, lacking in snow.

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