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shop floor ahead of a key by`election in Newark.
And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Jim Davis. First
tonight, Reece Theison wanted to Midlands, I'm Jim Davis. First
tonight, Reece Theison wantdd to die tonight, Reece Theison wanted to die
by being shot by the police. So he went into a snooker club with a fake
handgun and sparked off a tdn`hour handgun and sparked off a ten`hour
armed siege. Our cameras exclusively captured the dramatic moment the
police ended the stand`off by shooting him with a baton round. And
shooting him with a baton round And today, he got five years in jail.
Simon Hare reports. I promise you, you will be `rrested
I promise you, you will be arrested properly, or we get you. Thd siege
at the snooker club in Nottinghamshire finally comes to an
Nottinghamshire finally comds to an end in the early hours of March
Nottinghamshire finally comes to an end in the early hours of M`rch 14.
20`year`old Reece Theison h`s been stunned with a non`lethal round. Ten
stunned with a non`lethal round Ten hours earlier, he threatened police
with what was initially thotght to with what was initially thought to
be a sawn`off shotgun, but turned out to be an air pistol. Nottingham
Crown Court heard that Reecd out to be an air pistol. Nottingham
Crown Court heard that Reece Theison Crown Court heard that Reecd Theison
had wanted to commit suicide Crown Court heard that Reece Theison
had wanted to commit suicide by being shot by the police. Dtring the
being shot by the police. During the siege he told officers, I w`nt
being shot by the police. Dtring the siege he told officers, I want you
to hurt me. After they had stunned him, he said, wide and you shoot me
with a real gun? `` why didn't you shoot me? He didn't know that two
women had locked themselves in an office in the club during the
siege. They were trapped thdrefore six hours before being rescued.
six hours before being rescted. Today they both came to court to see
Reece Theison jailed for five years, after earlier admitting
years, after earlier admitthng possessing an imitation gun. I can't
let him destroy my life all I feel that he has. But I have been
diagnosed with post`traumatic diagnosed with post`traumathc
stress, something that to be diagnosed with post`traumatic
stress, something that to bd honest with you up until now I didn't
believe that existed, because I am a tough person. He has robbed me,
Reece Theison has robbed me of my happiness. He had already pointed
his gun at three under armed police officers who initially arrived to
arrest him after he had been reported as acting suspiciotsly The
reported as acting suspiciously. The judge said it was only thanks to the
skill and restraint of the `rmed skill and restraint of the armed
police called to the scene that Reece Theison was not shot dead.
police called to the scene that Reece Theison was not shot dead He
Reece Theison was not shot dead. He was described as a disturbed
character. He will serve at least half of his sentence before being
considered for release. He has been banned from contacting the two women
for life. Two boys have been lured into cars
in Leicester and sexually assaulted in two separate incidents which
police say could be linked. Both assaults happened in the Spinney
Hill Park area. The first boy, who was 12, was assaulted in Constance
Road in March. An eight`year`old boy was then enticed into a car on Mere
Road last Saturday. Both offenders are described as Asian men. Police
say they're taking the reports very seriously. We have done is huge
amount of work in local schools and with local parents, pushing the
stranger danger message, and asking communities for information about
who they suspect could be responsible for this. Whethdr they
responsible for this. Whether they have seen any suspicious behaviour.
Clearly it was a busy locathon have seen any suspicious behaviour.
Clearly it was a busy location and a busy time of the day.
Plans have been released for a new housing development in the place
where six children were killed in a house fire. The former Philpott
family home on Victory Road in Derby was demolished last year. Mhck and
Mairead Philpott were both jailed for the manslaughter of their
for the manslaughter of thehr children. Five new houses are to be
built and will be managed by children. Five new houses are to be
built and will be managed by Derby Homes. Work begins later thhs month.
Two high`profile events due to take place in Derby's Assembly Rooms will
go ahead despite a huge fire at the go ahead despite a huge fird at the
venue two months ago. It's been confirmed that the Derby Folk
Festival will now mostly be held in the Market Place and the Derby
Comedy Festival has found alternative venues for most of its
acts. The blaze above the theatre's car park means the Assembly Rooms
will be closed for at least 18 months.
Many cases of prostate cancdr in Many cases of prostate cancer in
Leicestershire are going undiagnosed. That's according to
health officials. Every year, around 380 men are diagnosed with prostate
cancer in Leicestershire and Rutland. Doctors are encouraging men
to look out for symptoms and get tested early.
Now, elections are looming, but in Newark there's an extra twist with a
Parliamentary by`election ndxt month Parliamentary by`election next month
following the resignation of Patrick Mercer. The Conservatives are
defending the seat and the party today wheeled out its biggest gun,
the Prime Minister, to lend support. Here's our chief news reporter
Quentin Rayner. Newark's Conservatives chosd
Quentin Rayner. Newark's Conservatives chose one
Quentin Rayner. Newark's Conservatives chosd one of
Newark's Conservatives chose one of the Tone's most prominent locations
to parade their candidate alongside the party leader. The sugar factory
has been operating for almost a century, employing up to 150 people
and producing a quarter of ` million tonnes of sugar every year. A
spoonful is meant to make the medicine go down, but how do the
Tories ensured voters are not sweet topped instead by UKIP, splhtting
the vote and allowing Labour in? For Labour this is about notching
something up before the gendral something up before the gendral
election. For UKIP this is `bout making a national point. For us it
is about representing local people. Our UKIP a threat? There is a threat
from either side. It is important to win votes, win people over `nd
convince people that our candidate is the candidate that can stand up
for local people. UKIP needdd 2 % for local people. UKIP needdd 2 %
swing to take the away from the Tories. Do the Tories fear a
Tories. Do the Tories fear ` backlash against the resignation
Tories. Do the Tories fear a backlash against the resign`tion of
their former disgraced MP? Ht has been a distressing episode.
Something that should not h`ve Something that should not have
happened. The right thing h`s happened. The right thing has
happened, he has resigned, and no Newark and the surrounding villages
have a chance to choose a ndw member have a chance to choose a new member
of Parliament `` Newark havd the of Parliament `` Newark have the
chance. Expect a big push from all the parties.
And there's a by`election special on the Sunday Politics for the East
Midlands this weekend. Join Marie Ashby and Andrew Neil from 11am here
on BBC One. That's your news for now from the
East Midlands. Join me for BBC Radio Leicester's Breakfast show on Monday
with Jo Hayward. Thanks for watching and I'll leave you with Charlie
Slater and a look ahead to the weekend's weather.
Slater and a look ahead to Good evening. Things are promising
to turn wet in the next few hours, unfortunately. As for tomorrow, a
day of show resigned quite windy, potentially up to 40 mph. Tonight,
into the early hours, this rain will push on from the West. It whll turn
heavy at times and potentially thundery. That is what that yellow
and green flashes about. Because of the wind and rain, it will be
inconsequential in the end. Saturday morning, there will be standing
water around. Things will brighten up a time, but into the aftdrnoon,
Maureen starts to pile in. It up a time, but into the afternoon,
Maureen starts to pile in. Ht will Maureen starts to pile in. It will
be another windy day. `` more rain. The combination of show resigned
The combination of show reshgned wind will make temperatures around
15 Celsius. `` showers and wind. It 15 Celsius. `` showers and wind It
is not a nice weekend. Lots of wet weather around.
forecast, where things are looking pretty unsettled for the next couple
of days. Good evening. In this country, no
two days of whether are stacked in this country, no two days of whether
are Saky the same. But this weekend, it will feel like no two hours are
the same. This area of low pressure is pushing in from the south-west,
already bringing some pretty wet weather to southern and western
parts of the UK. The rain will move northwards and eastwards, quite a
lot of rain in places. Technically