09/05/2014 East Midlands Today


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shop floor ahead of a key by`election in Newark.

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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Jim Davis. First

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tonight, Reece Theison wanted to Midlands, I'm Jim Davis. First

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tonight, Reece Theison wantdd to die tonight, Reece Theison wanted to die

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by being shot by the police. So he went into a snooker club with a fake

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handgun and sparked off a tdn`hour handgun and sparked off a ten`hour

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armed siege. Our cameras exclusively captured the dramatic moment the

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police ended the stand`off by shooting him with a baton round. And

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shooting him with a baton round And today, he got five years in jail.

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Simon Hare reports. I promise you, you will be `rrested

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I promise you, you will be arrested properly, or we get you. Thd siege

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at the snooker club in Nottinghamshire finally comes to an

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Nottinghamshire finally comds to an end in the early hours of March

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Nottinghamshire finally comes to an end in the early hours of M`rch 14.

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20`year`old Reece Theison h`s been stunned with a non`lethal round. Ten

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stunned with a non`lethal round Ten hours earlier, he threatened police

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with what was initially thotght to with what was initially thought to

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be a sawn`off shotgun, but turned out to be an air pistol. Nottingham

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Crown Court heard that Reecd out to be an air pistol. Nottingham

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Crown Court heard that Reece Theison Crown Court heard that Reecd Theison

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had wanted to commit suicide Crown Court heard that Reece Theison

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had wanted to commit suicide by being shot by the police. Dtring the

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being shot by the police. During the siege he told officers, I w`nt

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being shot by the police. Dtring the siege he told officers, I want you

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to hurt me. After they had stunned him, he said, wide and you shoot me

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with a real gun? `` why didn't you shoot me? He didn't know that two

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women had locked themselves in an office in the club during the

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siege. They were trapped thdrefore six hours before being rescued.

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six hours before being rescted. Today they both came to court to see

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Reece Theison jailed for five years, after earlier admitting

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years, after earlier admitthng possessing an imitation gun. I can't

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let him destroy my life all I feel that he has. But I have been

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diagnosed with post`traumatic diagnosed with post`traumathc

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stress, something that to be diagnosed with post`traumatic

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stress, something that to bd honest with you up until now I didn't

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believe that existed, because I am a tough person. He has robbed me,

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Reece Theison has robbed me of my happiness. He had already pointed

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his gun at three under armed police officers who initially arrived to

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arrest him after he had been reported as acting suspiciotsly The

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reported as acting suspiciously. The judge said it was only thanks to the

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skill and restraint of the `rmed skill and restraint of the armed

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police called to the scene that Reece Theison was not shot dead.

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police called to the scene that Reece Theison was not shot dead He

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Reece Theison was not shot dead. He was described as a disturbed

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character. He will serve at least half of his sentence before being

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considered for release. He has been banned from contacting the two women

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for life. Two boys have been lured into cars

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in Leicester and sexually assaulted in two separate incidents which

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police say could be linked. Both assaults happened in the Spinney

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Hill Park area. The first boy, who was 12, was assaulted in Constance

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Road in March. An eight`year`old boy was then enticed into a car on Mere

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Road last Saturday. Both offenders are described as Asian men. Police

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say they're taking the reports very seriously. We have done is huge

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amount of work in local schools and with local parents, pushing the

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stranger danger message, and asking communities for information about

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who they suspect could be responsible for this. Whethdr they

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responsible for this. Whether they have seen any suspicious behaviour.

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Clearly it was a busy locathon have seen any suspicious behaviour.

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Clearly it was a busy location and a busy time of the day.

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Plans have been released for a new housing development in the place

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where six children were killed in a house fire. The former Philpott

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family home on Victory Road in Derby was demolished last year. Mhck and

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Mairead Philpott were both jailed for the manslaughter of their

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for the manslaughter of thehr children. Five new houses are to be

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built and will be managed by children. Five new houses are to be

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built and will be managed by Derby Homes. Work begins later thhs month.

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Two high`profile events due to take place in Derby's Assembly Rooms will

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go ahead despite a huge fire at the go ahead despite a huge fird at the

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venue two months ago. It's been confirmed that the Derby Folk

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Festival will now mostly be held in the Market Place and the Derby

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Comedy Festival has found alternative venues for most of its

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acts. The blaze above the theatre's car park means the Assembly Rooms

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will be closed for at least 18 months.

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Many cases of prostate cancdr in Many cases of prostate cancer in

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Leicestershire are going undiagnosed. That's according to

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health officials. Every year, around 380 men are diagnosed with prostate

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cancer in Leicestershire and Rutland. Doctors are encouraging men

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to look out for symptoms and get tested early.

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Now, elections are looming, but in Newark there's an extra twist with a

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Parliamentary by`election ndxt month Parliamentary by`election next month

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following the resignation of Patrick Mercer. The Conservatives are

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defending the seat and the party today wheeled out its biggest gun,

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the Prime Minister, to lend support. Here's our chief news reporter

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Quentin Rayner. Newark's Conservatives chosd

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Quentin Rayner. Newark's Conservatives chose one

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Quentin Rayner. Newark's Conservatives chosd one of

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Newark's Conservatives chose one of the Tone's most prominent locations

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to parade their candidate alongside the party leader. The sugar factory

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has been operating for almost a century, employing up to 150 people

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and producing a quarter of ` million tonnes of sugar every year. A

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spoonful is meant to make the medicine go down, but how do the

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Tories ensured voters are not sweet topped instead by UKIP, splhtting

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the vote and allowing Labour in? For Labour this is about notching

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something up before the gendral something up before the gendral

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election. For UKIP this is `bout making a national point. For us it

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is about representing local people. Our UKIP a threat? There is a threat

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from either side. It is important to win votes, win people over `nd

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convince people that our candidate is the candidate that can stand up

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for local people. UKIP needdd 2 % for local people. UKIP needdd 2 %

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swing to take the away from the Tories. Do the Tories fear a

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Tories. Do the Tories fear ` backlash against the resignation

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Tories. Do the Tories fear a backlash against the resign`tion of

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their former disgraced MP? Ht has been a distressing episode.

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Something that should not h`ve Something that should not have

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happened. The right thing h`s happened. The right thing has

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happened, he has resigned, and no Newark and the surrounding villages

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have a chance to choose a ndw member have a chance to choose a new member

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of Parliament `` Newark havd the of Parliament `` Newark have the

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chance. Expect a big push from all the parties.

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And there's a by`election special on the Sunday Politics for the East

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Midlands this weekend. Join Marie Ashby and Andrew Neil from 11am here

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on BBC One. That's your news for now from the

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East Midlands. Join me for BBC Radio Leicester's Breakfast show on Monday

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with Jo Hayward. Thanks for watching and I'll leave you with Charlie

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Slater and a look ahead to the weekend's weather.

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Slater and a look ahead to Good evening. Things are promising

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to turn wet in the next few hours, unfortunately. As for tomorrow, a

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day of show resigned quite windy, potentially up to 40 mph. Tonight,

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into the early hours, this rain will push on from the West. It whll turn

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heavy at times and potentially thundery. That is what that yellow

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and green flashes about. Because of the wind and rain, it will be

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inconsequential in the end. Saturday morning, there will be standing

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water around. Things will brighten up a time, but into the aftdrnoon,

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Maureen starts to pile in. It up a time, but into the afternoon,

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Maureen starts to pile in. Ht will Maureen starts to pile in. It will

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be another windy day. `` more rain. The combination of show resigned

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The combination of show reshgned wind will make temperatures around

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15 Celsius. `` showers and wind. It 15 Celsius. `` showers and wind It

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is not a nice weekend. Lots of wet weather around.

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forecast, where things are looking pretty unsettled for the next couple

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of days. Good evening. In this country, no

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two days of whether are stacked in this country, no two days of whether

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are Saky the same. But this weekend, it will feel like no two hours are

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the same. This area of low pressure is pushing in from the south-west,

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already bringing some pretty wet weather to southern and western

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parts of the UK. The rain will move northwards and eastwards, quite a

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lot of rain in places. Technically

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