16/06/2014 East Midlands Today


16/06/2014

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Good evening. look at the

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First tonight, a coroner has promised a full and

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fearless inquiry into the vholent death of a man at the hands of his

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John McGrath was killed by William Barnard at his Stapleford

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His family have been fighting for a full inquest for the last two years.

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Here's our Chief News reporter Quentin Rayner.

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On the 24th of July 2009, John McGrath was stabbed to death

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at his Stapleford home by one of his ten grandchildren.

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His wife Mabel tried to protect him but he suffered 56 wounds.

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The 81`year`old grandfather was described in court as clever, brave,

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And was a father figure to William Barnard, always looking out for him.

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William, who is now 34 had been diagnosed

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as a paranoid schizophrenic and had stopped taking his

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medication and no longer had contact with the team caring for hil.

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His family have been pushing for today's inquest for over two years.

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His mother, seen on the left, arrived with several

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John McGrath's eldest daughter Ann in the black and white top,

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She described how John was saddened by his grandson's illness and the

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John, she said fought tireldssly to get William the help he needed

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She added that her mother M`bel who is now 88 is tortured daily

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by flashbacks of what happened and wishes she hadn't survived

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and had gone with the man she had been married to for 63 years

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The coroner promised a full and fearless inquest.

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She wants to find out if William should have been detained bx the

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An earlier enquiry found vital chances were missed,

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including an assessment which was ordered to late.

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And the coroner will also bd asking if William should have been arrested

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much earlier on by the police following an alleged armed robbery

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The inquest is due to last two weeks.

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Villagers in South Derbyshire say they have serious concerns

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about plans to build a huge transport hub near their holes.

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The road and rail development is close to the Toyota factory.

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It'll be served by two major roads, a main railway line

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It doesn't flood every year in Eggington, but when it does it

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severely affects properties and access in and out of the village.

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Now a proposed development on this land a mile north

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of Eggington Common is making residents concerned.

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The site looks like lush farmland but in f`ct has

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had human waste from sewage farms spread over it for years making it

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So developers say the fact the main Derby`Stoke rail lhne runs

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across it, plus its proximity to the A38, the Toyota factory

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and the A50, make it highly attractive as a rail freight site.

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It gives the opportunity for businesses to look

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at its supply chain and movd freight from road to rail which restlts

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We are looking at the development over a ten to 15 year period.

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We are looking at around 7,000 jobs in total once

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Today, for the first time extensive plans for the site went on show

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Villagers from Repton and other local communities came to t`ke

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a look at the various plans and how a road rail freight hub might work.

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Our concern is obviously the increased traffic going through

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Noise, mostly because we've already got the A50 alongside where I live.

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We are very concerned about flooding and we've just spent a lot of money

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on a flood bank or an extension of the existing flood bank.

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The site is categorised as a low risk flood area anxway

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but we will work closely with the Environment Agency to ensure it

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In fact, we will strive to improve the flood risk issud.

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The developers are stressing this is just a consultation phasd.

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There will be another eight exhibitions of the plans

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in other local villages between now and the 28th of June.

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From today, forcing someone into marriage is a criminal offence

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and one which carries a seven`year prison sentencd.

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And Derby College has becomd the first in the country to try to

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It's joined up with the charity Karma Nirvana,

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to alert tutors to the posshble tell`tale signs in students and to

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a former student there and she too was a victim of forced marrhage

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And figures from the charitx show the extent of the problem.

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6,500 calls to its helpline from victims of forced marrhage

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The majority were women between the ages of 18 and 24.

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More than 300 calls were taken from the East Midlands,

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Derby College is the first college nationally to give commitment to

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And this is over four days across the whole of the college

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This is where we are training the lecturers

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in spotting the warning signs, what to do if you are concerned

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They are also committed to doing a poster campaign across

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That is really important, especially at this time of year when the summer

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Leicester Cathedral has revdaled the final design for the tolb

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Work is due to begin on alterations inside the C`thedral

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in late summer, ready for a re`interment ceremony next Spring.

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His wooden coffin will be m`de by Michael Ibsen,

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A fundraising appeal will help pay for the new tomb.

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We need to raise the best p`rt of another ?2 million

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and we are talking to a large number of donors nationally and locally.

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But we really do want the general public to feel they can

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The coffin is going to made by Michael Ibsen,

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whose DNA was used to identhfy the bones and is a cabinet laker

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by trade and he is really pleased to be asked to make the coffin.

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one or two showers around and with more across the UK, here is John

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Hammond. A lot of dry weather this week. Some

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important variations from day-to-day and place to place. The cloud will

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come and go and the warmth will Take today, we were shivering under

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the cloud in eastern England. . In stark contrast here, 25 Celsius

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here. The warmest day of the year

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