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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Dominic Heale. Good
evening. First tonight: Just ten years old `
but excluded for taking a knife into school. An investigation is under
way at a primary school in Nottingham after a boy was caught
with a kitchen knife in his bag. Our with a kitchen knife in his bag. Our
chief news reporter Quentin Rayner reports.
Late on Friday afternoon a kitchen knife was spotted in a ten`year`old
knife was spotted in a ten`xear`old boy's rucksack by other pupils
knife was spotted in a ten`year`old boy's rucksack by other puphls and
reported. It is understood he did not threaten any teacher or child.
The police were called on the boy's been excluded. The trust whhch
The police were called on the boy's been excluded. The trust which runs
the academy says it has actdd the academy says it has acted
swiftly and offered support to the children.
Parents were sent a text message this morning alerting them about the
this morning alerting them `bout the incident, but many did not see it
and have been left shocked by the discovery of a knife in thehr
children's school. None of the parents were told. I am fuming about
it now. It is not very good. I have got to fetch my children now, from
this dangerous school! You should be able to take children to school and
know they will be safe. It is very concerning that it can be
It is very concerning that ht can be a ten`year`old by and it is getting
worse and worse. Ridiculous, really. It leaves you worried for your
children's safety. This happened on Friday and we get `` only gdt told
Friday and we get `` only get told today.
The danger of knives was highlighted by the fatal stabbing of Anne
McGuire last month. A 15`ye`r`old McGuire last month. A 15`ye`r`old
boy has been charged with her murder.
In Arnold, the police will finish their enquiries by the end of the
week, and the school governors will decide if the boys should bd
decide if the boys should be permanently excluded.
`` the boy. Well, a little earlier the police
inspector responsible for the area spoke to Quentin Rayner.
Whenever there is an incident like this in the school, then obviously
will be concerns. But it is very rare that anything like this
happens. And I think the fact it's so newsworthy is the fact that it is
rare. It's an isolated case, and I think that it's something pdople
need to be aware of, but I don't think it's something parents need to
be concerned sending their children to school with. You and your team go
into schools, you talk to both pupils and also staff. What do you
tell them when you go in and talk to them about knives? We highlight
tell them when you go in and talk to them about knives? We highlhght the
dangers. The dangers in terms them about knives? We highlight the
dangers. The dangers in terms of becoming a victim, and also the
knock`on offences of the actions. And the fact that people, if they
start taking weapons in, they can become a victim. Inevitably parents
are going to ask, how safe `re become a victim. Inevitably parents
are going to ask, how safe are our are going to ask, how safe `re our
kids in our schools? How do you respond to that? The pupils are as
safe as they can be. All thd schools have their safeguards and their
protection policies in placd, which protection policies in place, which
they abide with. And it's by making sure that we keep a vigilant view of
what's going on that we can make sure things like this don't happen
again. I can fully understand that parents will be concerned about
what's gone on, it is a serhous incident as far as bringing a knife
into school. But I reassure them that all the procedures are in place
to deal with this, and the school's taken really positive action as will
Nottinghamshire Police regarding it. And what happens now, in terms of
this incident? Obviously it's been investigated. The young man involved
has been interviewed by the police, and it is still subject to `
and it is still subject to a decision to make as to how we go
forward with it. The owner of an animal sanctuary
raided by the RSPCA has been found guilty of six cruelty chargds.
guilty of six cruelty charges. Lindsey Newell failed to investigate
the weight loss of some animals at the site in Derbyshire. But a judge
rejected claims by the [email protected] the site in Derbyshire. But a judge
rejected claims by the RSPCA that rejected claims by the RSPCA that
she hadn't fed the animals properly. Mike O'Sullivan reports.
Seen here at an earlier hearing animal sanctuary owner Lindsey
Newell was today found guilty of six animal cruelty charges. A judge
Newell was today found guilty of six animal cruelty charges. A jtdge said
she had failed to properly investigate the weight loss of thin
and emaciated animals, including a pig, a pony, a goat and shedp.
The judge at Burton Magistrates' The judge at Burton Magistrates'
Court who found Lindsey Newdll guilty gave her a two`year
conditional discharge. But he disqualified her from keeping sheep,
goats, pigs and horses for five years.
The court case came after an RSPCA raid on Lindsey Newell's anhmal
century in Etwall in Derbyshire in November 2012. `` sanctuary.
One of the six animals she didn t monitor properly for weight loss was
Babe the pig, which had been rescued from a council house in Derby. Babe
actually died during the RSPCA raid. The judge told Lindsey Newell, who
uses her own money to keep the animal century going, "Thesd were
animal century going, "These were not deliberate or intention`l acts.
not deliberate or intentional acts. `` the animal sanctuary.
They were a consequence of xou They were a consequence of xou
trying to do too much. Your attempts to help the animals caused you to
get into this mess. She was cleared of 25 charges of failing to feed the
animals properly. Have you met this man? Police in
Leicestershire want to speak to him about a series of alleged frauds. He
calls himself Kamal`Ji. He claims to be a "spiritual healer" who can help
with health, business and relationship problems. It's alleged
that once he's gained a victim's trust, he asks for money, defrauding
trust, he asks for money, ddfrauding many clients of tens of thousands
trust, he asks for money, defrauding many clients of tens of thotsands of
many clients of tens of thousands of pounds.
A donation of more than ?1 million A donation of more than ?1 million
from a former railway worker has been used to buy a new CT scanner
for each of Nottingham's two main hospitals.
The machines diagnose and help to treat a range of illnesses hncluding
treat a range of illnesses including cancer, heart problems and strokes.
James Redgate, who was 83, left the money to the Nottingham Hospitals
Charity when he died in 2010. Charity when he died in 2010.
He was that sort of a man. Would help anybody. He'd help anybody out.
He was that sort of a man, wasn't he? We never expected all this. It's
going to help all different people. My mum would be very proud of him.
Derby will play QPR on May the 4th Derby will play QPR on May the 24th
for a place in the Premier League ` worth tens of millions of pounds.
Tickets for the match go on sale tomorrow morning ` but for season
ticket holders only. They go on general release next weekend.
That's your news. So it's goodbye from me ` but with your weather now,
here's Kaye. from me ` but with
We have had some pretty wild weather the past couple of days. Things are
the past couple of days. Thhngs are looking a lot drier and warmer
looking a lot drier and warler towards the end of the week, but we
have some hefty showers tomorrow. Still a few showers out there at the
moment, these should fade away through tonight. Some clear spells
developing, and with light winds it will turn a little bit colder
tonight. But tomorrow morning we are going to see these showers popping
up fairly quickly. Some of these could be on the lively side as we
head into the afternoon, but I am hopeful we will see some more
sunshine in between these showers tomorrow. With lighter winds it
should not feel too bad in that sunshine, with separatist getting up
to 14 or perhaps 15 Celsius. `` temperatures. Later this wedk it is
settling down quite nicely and settling down quite nicely `nd
warming up as well. and as we head towards Friday
temperatures will pick up towards 21 degrees.
Good evening. Across the whole country today the showers have been
losing intensity, but still a cluster across North Kent,
stretching from Lincolnshire and also into western Scotland and we
will keep a few showers as we go through the night which are moving
their way into northern England. Another potential areas developing
through Wales and the South West but in between there will be dry
weather, clearer skies and the northern Scotland the clear skies
could lead to a touch of Frost the temperatures dipping away. A chilly
thing first thing on Tuesday morning and already we have a few showers
are here and they will develop as the day goes on with the possibility
of locally heavy downpours. Although some subtle change in the frequency
of the showers, and really where we are most likely to see them is on
balance, a bit more sunshine in Scotland than it should be fine and
dry. A bit warmer through the low lands. The greatest risk in Northern
Ireland is in