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Now the news for the East Mhdlands, I'm Anne Davies.
Good evening. First tonight: A court's he`rd how a
rambler was gored to death by a bull. Roger Freeman from
Leicestershire was walking `cross a field in Nottinghamshire whdn the
animal charged him and his wife She survived, but he was killed. The
prosecution says the bull's owner, Paul Waterfall, committed
manslaughter because of gross negligence. He denies the charge.
James Roberson reports. O'Reilly at Nottingham Crown Court
today Paul Waterfall is acctsed of a gross breach of his duty of care to
walkers who used one of his fields. The court heard that in 2010 Glenys
and Roger Freeman were walkhng from wanting to `` Nottingham to
Loughborough when they arrived at the field. Halfway across they
realised their work allows `` owls and a bull in the field. Gldnys
hurried ahead of Roger and she heard a noise behind her. She turned and
Roger had been hit by the btll. It repeatedly attacked them, Goring and
stamping on Roger and tossing him in the air. The last thing she heard
him cry was, I am sorry, I just cannot get us out of this. Lrs
Freeman survived but Mr Fredman died of multiple injuries. The court also
heard there had been another incident with the bull in the same
field six months before involving electricity engineers who wdre
working on supply there. Thd two men tried to fend them off with rods
that they carry and one man`ged to escape over barbed wire and into a
hedge and the other got out of the field and ran around to where his
colleague was only to find the bull standing over both of them `s they
cowered in a ditch. They were eventually saved by Paul Waterfall
who arrived either digging lachine. It is alleged there was another
incident two weeks before Roger Freeman died. The prosecution allege
that Paul Waterfall was well aware that the bull was aggressivd and
posed a threat to walkers. Paul Waterfall belies `` denies gross
negligence leading to mansl`ughter. A murder investigation has begun
after the body of a woman w`s found in Derby. She was discovered behind
homes in Hartington Street xesterday morning. It's an area known for high
levels of crime. Police say they're keeping an open mind about how the
woman, who was in her 30s, died Train lines across the East Midlands
were targeted by vandals or trespassers more than 500 thmes last
year. Network Rail and Brithsh Transport Police are tackling the
problem by reintroducing safety trains, as Jo Healey reports.
Look at the risk they are rtnning. Trains travel up to 125 milds an
hour and can take a mile and a quarter to stop. If someone is on
the tracks train cannot stop quickly. This attack and thhs
trespassing happened locallx. These are reasons why safety trains had
returned to the East Midlands. From the outside this looks like a normal
train but it is staffed by officers from British Transport Police and
staff from British rail. If they see anything going on that should not
be, like trespassing, they will The train right away and get out and
deal with it. There were 57 reports of trespassing and vandalisl on this
line last year. On tracks across the East Midlands there were more than
500 incidents, with 14 reported just last week. The delays they caused
cost Network Rail ?1.3 millhon a year in compensation. We responded
last week two a fatality and as we were responding we had people
trespassing nearby as well. Caution, fine, jail, all penalties pdople
doing this sort of thing can be faced with. They are hoping the new
patrols. Them in their tracks. `` they are hoping that these new
patrols will stop them in their tracks.
There's a call for more bushnesses to start exporting to Brazil. A
trade mission from the East Midlands has been out to the city of Sao
Paulo to meet potential customers and partners. Here's Mike O'Sullivan
with the first in a series of special reports from South @merica.
They call the Brazilian supdr city of Sao Paulo the New York of the
tropics. It is a World Cup venue, a place for World Cup protest as
well. It is big with 30 million people and it is big on bushness.
Doing business in Sao Paulo means getting around the legendarx traffic
problem. Some Brazilians do it by helicopter. This building h`s a
helipad 24 stories up. Can our businesses get to lift off hn this
economic powerhouse to make their export ambitions take flight?
Six businesses and organisations have come here on a four`dax trade
mission from the East Midlands. This is their market briefing from UK
Trade Investment, the govdrnment trade agency that setup the trip.
Back home this man's firm elploys 11 people making specialist eqtipment
for everything from laboratories to Labour `` laser printers. Wd have to
export, the market in the UK is pretty saturated. We are dohng OK in
the States which will continue to grow but we must find growth
elsewhere as well. Many companies are not making Brazil a high
priority. We have set a target to double our exports which is
achievable but stretching. They say that this could be a city and
country that stretches the horizons of our businesses.
Tomorrow night Mike looks at how the Triumph motorcycle company hs taking
part in that Brazilian economic miracle.
That's your news, so it's goodbye from me, but with your weather now,
here's Anna Church. from me, but with
We have had some lively weather around today. We have had spually
winds and is `` squally winds and heavy rain. The active weather front
has cleared away now so things are settling down for tomorrow. It will
be drier and brighter with lore sunshine. It stays breezy and it
will be cooler. The wind will stay strong tonight. It blows in the
showers and will stay dry whth clear spells. It is a much cooler and
fresher night. Tomorrow morning will be bright and breezy with showers
first thing that they will fade away in the afternoon. The presstre will
build and a lot of sunshine later in the day. It stays windy and you will
notice the difference with Hakula feel to things. `` a cooler feel to
things. Good night. getting up to around 14 degrees.
Unsettled conditions through the next few days. A bit of rain around
on Friday but with more on that I will hand you over to Nina Ridge.
The weekend brought some mild nights. Signs of a change across
Northern Ireland and Scotland, but for England and Wales many places
began the day at ten to 13 degrees. That contrast has been cleared away
so by tomorrow morning a chillier start to the day and typical
temperatures will be five to seven degrees. An active cold front, heavy
rain and wind. We have some showers following on from behind. On the
satellite picture, a main low-pressure clearing out into the
North Sea. In between the showers through the night there will be
clearer spells and that allows the temperatures to drop away. The
westerly breeze will