22/08/2014 East Midlands Today


22/08/2014

The latest news, sport and weather for the East Midlands.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 22/08/2014. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

coming up shortly, after this bulletin. I think that really is

:00:00.:00:16.

With your news now for the East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn.

:00:17.:00:19.

Members of a drug gang from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

:00:20.:00:22.

were jailed today for 100 years between them.

:00:23.:00:24.

They'd used a health food shop as a front for

:00:25.:00:26.

Our social affairs correspondent, Jeremy Ball, saw them sentenced

:00:27.:00:31.

The judge said the men in the dock were trading

:00:32.:00:36.

in pernicious drugs that destroyed families and blighted lives.

:00:37.:00:40.

At the heart of it all was this innocuous`looking health food shop

:00:41.:00:43.

at Sutton`in`Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, where

:00:44.:00:46.

Inside, the police found this mixing equipment and these tubs

:00:47.:00:51.

of sulphuric acid, ready to mix with amphetamine oil.

:00:52.:00:54.

Elsewhere, these drugs were found in three vehicle checks

:00:55.:00:57.

Drugs valued by the police at well over ?2 million.

:00:58.:01:03.

It was one of those finds that prompted detectives to

:01:04.:01:05.

On entering the shop, we discovered individuals trying to describe

:01:06.:01:13.

They were destroying them by putting them down the drains etc.

:01:14.:01:18.

And the amount of drugs there and the amount

:01:19.:01:20.

of drugs recovered clearly identify to us that these were major players

:01:21.:01:23.

in the distribution of drugs in the East Midlands.

:01:24.:01:25.

Most of the men sentenced today come from Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire.

:01:26.:01:30.

We heard the gang's leader was a man who owned the shop in Sutton.

:01:31.:01:34.

He has been jailed for 12 years for supplying amphetamines.

:01:35.:01:39.

Donnelly is one of ten men beginning prison sentences tonight

:01:40.:01:42.

The judge said the gang were peddling misery.

:01:43.:01:51.

A young gay woman from Oakham has been beaten unconscious

:01:52.:01:53.

by thugs who taunted her about her sexuality before attacking her.

:01:54.:01:58.

The police are treating the attack on supermarket worker

:01:59.:02:00.

I headed towards home and that's when I saw two guys

:02:01.:02:09.

You know, it was just two more people walking home.

:02:10.:02:17.

Obviously, as they got nearer, I heard them say, that's the lesbian.

:02:18.:02:25.

And then all I remember was a fist in my face

:02:26.:02:29.

And everything else after that is just one big blur.

:02:30.:02:34.

These are dark times for Kerry Byrnes.

:02:35.:02:36.

Photographs show her injuries just hours after the assault.

:02:37.:02:44.

I haven't left the house since it happened.

:02:45.:02:49.

It is just fear at the minute that they will come back.

:02:50.:03:01.

The police are treating it as a hate crime and are urging anyone

:03:02.:03:04.

It feels like it was a homophobic attack just

:03:05.:03:10.

You know, they didn't steal anything.

:03:11.:03:13.

I had my phone on me, I had money on me.

:03:14.:03:16.

If it was obviously a robbery or mugging, they would

:03:17.:03:22.

It was just the comment and then obviously I hit the floor.

:03:23.:03:33.

It has had a massive impact on my life.

:03:34.:03:35.

I've never, never had anything like this happen to me before.

:03:36.:03:39.

You know, you just don't expect homophobic crime 21st century.

:03:40.:03:44.

All I had running through my head at time was,

:03:45.:03:46.

The day`to`day running of two of the region's most popular

:03:47.:03:55.

council`run visitor destinations could be changing hands.

:03:56.:04:00.

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre looks set to be run by a private company,

:04:01.:04:03.

and nearby Rufford Abbey park could be run by an independent trust.

:04:04.:04:06.

As our political editor John Hess reports, it is to do with pressure

:04:07.:04:09.

Tourists visiting Sherwood Forest today.

:04:10.:04:12.

Last year, almost 345,000 visitors came here.

:04:13.:04:16.

But Nottinghamshire County Council, which runs the attraction,

:04:17.:04:24.

says it cannot afford the ?300,000 annual cost

:04:25.:04:27.

Council leader Alan Rhodes wants a private firm to do it instead.

:04:28.:04:35.

It gives us an opportunity to reduce our costs

:04:36.:04:37.

whilst at the same time providing the public of Nottinghamshire and

:04:38.:04:40.

visitors into the county with a much more positive visitors' attraction

:04:41.:04:45.

Nearby Rufford Abbey last year attracted almost half

:04:46.:04:50.

It is also run by the County Council and could end up being taken over

:04:51.:04:55.

by an independent trust to take the pressure off council budgets.

:04:56.:05:02.

Alan Rhodes accepts these proposals may be controversial.

:05:03.:05:08.

He now has his party and the public to win over.

:05:09.:05:13.

It possibly could be better but we do not want to turn it

:05:14.:05:16.

It needs some money putting into it, definitely.

:05:17.:05:27.

Yeah, it needs money putting into it.

:05:28.:05:28.

Well, we're not necessarily talking about a sell`off here.

:05:29.:05:30.

Rufford and Sherwood Forest last year generated almost ?3

:05:31.:05:38.

But that is no longer enough to balance the County Hall books.

:05:39.:05:44.

East Midlands Airport is expecting its busiest weekend of the year

:05:45.:05:46.

as families jet off for the Bank Holiday.

:05:47.:05:49.

Bosses predict an 8% increase in passenger numbers on last year.

:05:50.:05:51.

Over 80,000 people will use the airport, with many choosing

:05:52.:05:54.

It is easy to get into, easy to get out of, the staff are always great.

:05:55.:06:06.

We have indeed come to East Midlands because it is slightly cheaper than

:06:07.:06:09.

flying out of Manchester, which was our nearest airport.

:06:10.:06:13.

Sport, and Derby swimmer Adam Peaty continues to make a name

:06:14.:06:16.

After two golds and a silver at the Commonwealth Games, this

:06:17.:06:19.

evening he set a new world record for the 50 metres breaststroke

:06:20.:06:22.

Once he gets over the apparent shock,

:06:23.:06:26.

That's it from me, I'll have more for you across the weekend.

:06:27.:06:33.

But here's Anna now with your weather.

:06:34.:06:36.

The bank holiday weekend is with us and I am sure you want to know what

:06:37.:06:43.

the forecast is looking like. It isn't looking too bad. 20 of dry

:06:44.:06:47.

weather on Saturday and Sunday. There could be windy conditions at

:06:48.:06:52.

times on bank holiday Monday itself. If you was this `` a view shows this

:06:53.:07:00.

evening. One to pushing into the Peak District. A largely dry night.

:07:01.:07:05.

Chilly, with temperatures of nine in towns and cities and law in rural

:07:06.:07:09.

areas. Tomorrow, showers continuing to feed him but it looks mostly dry

:07:10.:07:13.

in the morning with broken clouds and sunny spells. Showers becoming

:07:14.:07:18.

more widespread in the afternoon. A lot of dry weather in between where

:07:19.:07:21.

we have this sunshine and highs of 17 Celsius. Sunday is not too bad, a

:07:22.:07:31.

dry, bright and find fine day. Here is your outlook for the next

:07:32.:07:32.

cloudier with outbreaks of rain on Bank Holiday Monday.

:07:33.:07:37.

Good evening. The weekend is upon us. For many, it is an extended

:07:38.:07:45.

weekend w a bank holiday on Monday. The weekend itself not looking too

:07:46.:07:50.

bad weather wieds. A good deal of -- weather wise. A good deal of dry

:07:51.:07:54.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS