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It's almost 6:30pm, you're watching East Midlands Today.
Tonight - Derby based Rolls Royce is to pay hundreds of millions
of pounds to settle claims of bribery and corruption.
But with no-one being prosecuted, has someone got away with it?
Awarded Prime Minister regards who says she will stand up. Plus the
campaign against knife crime. My card is breaking for my son. It's
big and I cant help it and I have to live with this for the rest of my
life. And one of Derbyshire's finest comedy boxing legends he retired to
run a chip shop. Welcome to Tuesday's
programme with Dominic Heale it was carefully planned
and went on for 24 years. And it was carried out by one
of this region's flagship For four years, the Derby
aero-engine maker's been the subject of the biggest investigation
in the history of the Serious Fraud Office and will now have to pay
a record amount to settle the case. But, tonight, we'll be asking why
nobody is facing jail. First, though, Navtej Johal
has the background. Grey skies of a Rolls-Royce in Derby
today, but the cloud of the corruption and bribery prosecution
hanging over the firm has now lifted. The cost, a ?671 million
settlement. The aero firm is set to pay ?479 million plus costs of the
Serious Fraud Office. They cited investigating claims of wrongdoing
overseas in 2012. Rolls-Royce will also pay ?141 million to the US
Justice Department and 21.5 million to Brazilian regulators. This type
of settlement is known as a deferred Grecian agreement. They allow
organisations to pay huge penalties, but avoid prosecution, it is freely
admits to economic crimes such as fraud or bribery. The scale of the
settlement is unprecedented. In these years fraud office's 28 year
history, this is the largest penalty it has ever issued. The court heard
that the case against Rolls-Royce involves bravery of senior foreign
officials and senior staff. Stretching across the globe and its
businesses from 1989 to 2013. Lawyers said the conduct was
carefully planned and led to large contracts earning as much as a
quarter of ?1 billion. Countries including India, Russia, Nigeria and
China were named as places where there was either conspiracy to
corrupt or failure to prevent bribery. Rolls-Royce told as nobody
was available for an interview today, but instead releases video
which the firm recorded itself. The behaviour uncovered in the course of
the investigations by the Serious Fraud Office and other parties is
completely unacceptable and we apologise. Unreservedly for it. 'S
rise is a very large, international company and it is financially very
well served. It is quite in order to pay theirs. It can do so over a
period of four years. It is a large amount, but it is a manageable.
It is a large amount, but it is a manageable.
This is only the third deferred prosecution
since the agreements became law three years ago.
In a moment we'll hear from the Serious Fraud Office,
but first Quentin Rayner's been getting reaction
There was urgency in the High Court today to resolve this settlement
both here and in the States, before Donald Trump's inauguaration.
It's thought the opportunities to secure these deals in the US may
By entering this voluntary agreement, Rolls Royce has
But this has been condemned by an organisation called
Corruption Watch, who's stated mission is to expose corruption
By not prosecuting Rolls-Royce, the Serious Fraud Office is
unfortunately giving the impression that some companies are just too big
and too politically important to prosecute.
These deals that are made, deferred prosecution agreements,
are actually a pretty good deal for the company.
They don't get convicted, they don't have
to plead guilty to anything and not all of the wrongdoing that
they've been involved in will necessarily get
So, this is why companies like these deals.
Since the investigation, Rolls Royce has declared on its website
that, "High standards of ethical behaviour
are essential to protecting the reputation and long-term
We are committed to conducting our activities in a wholly ethical
manner and have zero-tolerance to bribery and corruption.
We have put in place the people, the processes and the support
network needed to live up to our promise to be trusted
City commentators say investors will be shocked by the scale
Pre-tax profits are forecast to halve when they're
reported next month, and it's thought Rolls Royce's
reputation will have taken quite a hit.
The man in charge of the investigation with David Green, the
director of the Serious Fraud Office. I caught up with him a while
ago. Why do you cut deals that let guilty
people get off scot free? A deferred prosecution agreement
today deals only with the company. We will now focus our attention on
them as our priority and in due course, decide which if any of them
should be charged based on the evidence. And this could be people
currently employed by Rolls-Royce? It will be those to whom the
evidence points. Could you give us an idea of how many people? No. How
big was this as an investigation for you? I opened this investigation in
2012. It has involved 70 employees from us. It has concerned 30 million
documents that have been examined. It dealt with conduct stretching
back for decades. It also concerned seven jurisdictions, seven different
countries and in three divisions of Rolls-Royce business. A huge
investigation, but then the serious fraud offered is used to such
investigations such as libel. Is any trip in the perception that big
companies around the world get away with the sort of thing they do? Is
it just the way the world is run in high finance? I don't think have ?1
billion can be described as getting away with it. What it reflects is
they have had to discourage their illicit profits may have paid a very
significant financial penalty, which has been discounted, because of what
the court called their exemplary cooperation with the S F O
investigation. We will leave it there, thank you very much indeed.
Thank you. Next - today's big
story about Brexit. The Prime Minister has now made
clear we cannot remain a member of the single market when we leave
the European Union. How has that gone down
here in the East Midlands? We've been to the constituency
of one of those rebellious Tory MPs, who have openly disagreed
with their leader on Brexit ever From Loughborough, here's our
political editor Tony Roe. While the Prime Minister made her
speech to the diplomats in London, we watched in a cafe
near Loughborough town Hall. We are leaving the
European Union, but were This is the seat of the former
Education Secretary She wants us to stay
in the single market and said it would be destructive
to have a hard Brexit. She is, though, encouraged
by the Prime Minister's speech. And there's clearly
been a huge amount of work going on across Government
to think about what that future There are clearly much
for details, much more negotiations, but I thought the tone
of the speech and the awareness of the magnitude of the important
new relationship was very welcome. We know that Nicky
Morgan picked great importance on what people
in Loughborough marketplace say. Well, there is no market
today, but plenty of people around
to get reaction from. I think any strong Prime Minister
should have said, this was We should take the fact that some
people are unhappy with being in the EU and use that
to press for reforms within the EU. Well, I'm fed up of
the European market. The Government are in Brussels
or wherever they are. They say we've got
to do this, we've got We should be in charge
of our own money, we should be in I just don't think we
should be tied to the Anna Soubry is in the same
camp as Nick Morgan. For her, the PM's speech did not
indicate a hard Brexit. We are going to be out
of the single market. Her critics for too long have been
saying that she has not been specific about what our aims
of negotiations are. Our new relationship
with the European Union The Prime Minister
has been very clear. Well, she hasn't said anything today
that she has not said She spelt it out
rather more clearly. It was more accepting that this has
got to be in everybody's And tonight, the Labour
leader in the European Parliament,
the East Midlands' the Prime Minister of giving up
on the single market before A woman accused of the manslaughter
of her niece has told the jury at Leicester Crown Court she treated
the baby like her own child. Chaunfang Zheng denies violently
shaking seven-month-old Phoebe Guo to stop her crying
at her flat in Lutterworth. Giving evidence at the second day in
her defence, she was cross-examined about the events leading up to the
death of her knee is Phoebe. The 31-year-old had been looking after
the baby at her flat on Linden dies in Lutterworth in March 2000 15. Her
parents were working nearby at the family takeaway. The prosecution
alleges within half an hour in her saltier, CB suffered eight
catastrophic brain injury. Cost examining her, the prosecution said
you had for young children all in a very small flat. Phoebe was crying
and refusing to eat. You were feeling very stressed, weren't you?
She replied, I did not feel stressed. The prosecution continued,
you pick up Phoebe into your arms and you violently shake her to stop
crying. She replied, no. Phoebe died four hours later having never be
gained consciousness. The prosecution claim she lost control
and shook the baby. She says her knees went pale and lost
consciousness as she tried to feed her. The prosecuting barrister asked
would you tell her mum and dad what you did to her. I tried to
resuscitate her, I tried to save her, she replied. You're simply not
telling the truth, are you? All I say is fact, she replied. She denies
manslaughter, the trial continues. She denies manslaughter,
the trial continues. Police have begun a murder
investigation after a body was found Officers were called
to Cromer Street just after 9:30am this morning and forensic teams
are still there tonight. There are also cordons in place
on Mayfield Road and Lyme Street. A 50-year-old man has been arrested
on suspicion of murder A man's been arrested after tonnes
of dirt were dumped on the steps The front of the court was taped
off this morning while A passer-by alerted
police at around 7am, spotting a tractor and a muck
spreader abandoned outside. When police arrived,
they arrested a 49-year-old You're watching East Midlands today
here in the East Midlands. Next tonight, the profoundly moving
accounts from three parents They've come together with
a powerful message, Today, the three parents
were given knives, which Nottinghamshire Police had
seized in covert operations. The parents in turn presented
the knives to an artist. He's using them to help create
a huge and extraordinary monument The chap pulled out a kitchen knife
and stabbed him eight times. In the heart, in the face, straight through
the heart. You do get a ten inch knife and plunged it in his neck.
One stab wound in his neck. A single knife wound to the chest. He didn't
have a chance. He bled to death, literally. They didn't stop their
sons being murdered. Their mission now to save other parents their
pain. Dealing with the fact that your child is no longer with you and
taking away in such a horrible way. If you lay what lot of emotions. My
life is over. It's been a hard five years and it's not getting any
easier. My heart is breaking for my son. It's breaking. How dangerous a
knife is. A danger highlighted by this, created out of 100,000 knives
gathered together from police for knife amnesty is across the country.
It's called the night angel. Today, they handed its crater at three
knives was received by Nottinghamshire Police who used
targeted operations rather than amnesties to fight knife crime. Is
about the individual to have a propensity for violence and to feel
the need to carry this type of weapon and targeting those people to
take them off the streets. It was those people that were in possession
of these knives. That is correct, yes. It is hoped when finished, this
will occupy the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. Hugely important,
usually. If we can raise awareness and just one person from going
outside with the knife and taking another persons life. It's not just
a statue, it's a work of art and its lives, its salts. My son will never,
ever be forgotten. When I'm dead and gone, it will still be there for
people to see. Celtic money programme tonight,
Derbyshire town remembers its most famous son. The former heavyweight
boxing champion Heald from Swadlincote and never forgot his
Swadlincote and never forgot his roots.
The chair of a Nottinghamshire parish council has resigned,
along with three other councillors, because of threats made over plans
to hire private security guards for their village.
Selston councillor Robert Sears-Piccavey says
he and his colleagues had been subject to what he calls a negative
The idea of private security has been mooted to combat anti-social
The issue has divided opinion in Selston, with opposition
There's going to be a new visitor's centre in Sherwood Forest.
A planning application's been approved
for the site at Forest Coner in Edwinstowe.
The project was created by a consortium, led by the RSPB.
The new site will mean the current visitor's centre and car park,
which dates back to the 70s,will be removed.
A charity, which has trained more than 16,000 Leicestershire
schoolchildren in first aid skills, is now expanding its
Heartwize was at Leicestershire Cricket Club last night teaching
young cricketers what to do if someone has a cardiac arrest.
Our health correspondent Rob Sissons has more.
After going in the water, I don't remember anything until I woke up
Mark was running in Derbyshire, Sylvia in the sea on holiday
Two hulking great lifeguards came over and worked on
Are just remember coming to the top of a slight hill
and just feeling a little bit out of breath and then all of a
Inspiring stories for young cricketers.
30 chest compression and then 30 rescue breaths.
Once you sit down and learn the fundamentals on the
basics, it's quite a simple task that anyone can do and it's
They don't know whether, when or where
they may witness a cardiac arrest, but this should help them know
Sadly, in this country, the majority of people don't get dudes
early resuscitation, so instead of getting survival
rates of perhaps 40%, its under 10% in the UK.
It's quite easy, like if you narrow it down
Anything is better than nothing, I guess.
At Loughborough town Cricket club, they've got a defibrillator.
Backed by the Joe Humphrey's Memorial trust, they want
to train as many cricketers as possible.
We want to be as equipped as we can be, in order to deal with that.
Both in terms of the professional game, but also, the
recreational game and the scores of clubs and recreational players
that are out there at the weekend playing the sport.
Originally, Leicester City's ambassador Alan Birchenall was
going to be there, but he is recovering
His life saved by one of these, a defibrillator.
I think he is doing quite well. If you're watching, keep on going. Here
Rugby and Leicester Tigers head coach Aaron Mauger has
confirmed he's is looking to bolster his squad.
The Tigers haven't won in four games and need injury cover
One name in the frame is experienced French
international centre Maxime Mermoz from Toulon.
As well as being a rugby union star, the 30-year-old he is a model.
Mauger told BBC Leicester Sports Martin Ballard
We've been searching for a replacement for Manu Tuilagi.
Obviously, the guy has long-term injuries, but nothing
So, is he amongst those players that you are looking at?
He's definitely one of those players we're looking at.
Football and one that Nottingham Forest News, Tyler Walker has gone
out alone again to Port Vale. Meanwhile, the club continue to hunt
for a new manager and is moving closer to appointing a senior member
of staff in the finance department. Now, we have features on two
different sport for you tonight. Table tennis coming up, but first,
Britain has become the first country in the world to recognise Parkour
as a sport. To most people, doing a back-flip
off a wall seems like a crazy idea, but this extreme sport has really
taken off here in the East Midlands. Now table tennis is a sport
that's played by many. The East Midlands is playing a big
part in its resurgence. And the national championships
are being held for the first time This is Britain's top player
and Britain was Michael This is Britain's top
player and Britain's These sessions at the new
table tennis centre at Carlton the Willows
Academy in Nottingham. I think it is a great sport
to watch at high level when It's on TV, you can't
connect yourself to it. It opens your eyes to
what table tennis really is. The East Midlands has a reputation
for developing players. Two of the four strong Olympic
team were from here. They finished fifth in the event,
Britain's best ever Mostly a lot of table
tennis going on in Nottingham in general these days
at the universities. Great to come to a school
like this, we got a And to see so many kids
that actually do play The future of the sport
is in younger hands, like Giorgio,
for whom today was so special. It's probably the best
thing ever written. At a session like this,
40 years ago, a young Derbyshire schoolboy was inspired
to take up the sport. The coach that started us
playing that day, he sat all of us down after we'd had this
big session of table tennis and he said, "One day, one of you guys
could be next English champion." For now, Paul Drinkhall
is number one, the five times national champion
is looking to make it six and join his coach as second
on the all-time list to the University of
Nottingham in March. And those championships take place
over the first weekend in March. Giorgio was great there, wasn't he?
He could be the next champion. In his day, he was one of the most
famous boxers in Britain. Jack Bodell, the former
British Heavyweight champion, is said to have put his home town
of Swadlincote on the world map. In the 70's, Jack retired
to run a chip shop, but never forgot his
South Derbyshire roots. After his death last November,
a new exhibition has opened in Swadlincote
to celebrate his life. I think it's an opportunity
to celebrate the life, the sporting life, of one of South Derbyshire
and Swadlincote's most famous sons, Inside Sharpes pottery
Museum in Swadlincote, the new exhibition on the life
of the boxing legend. Born in 1940, Bodell went
into the call industry, Ken Land's father ran
amateur boxing for So, Jack was at my father's house
regularly and we became big friends. We got to know him very well
and he was always there. It was typical, real
South Derbyshire. Very difficult
sometimes even for me. I'm South Derbyshire,
but it was difficult for me sometimes even
understand we were saying. When he turned professional,
he trained at the Royal Oak boxing George Balfour is still
a member of that club, which has contributed
to the exhibition. The first time I ever walked
in there was when I was 12, Jack was by the bag
there in the ring. The biggest thing that ever,
to Swadlincote for boxing. Jack's greatest triumph
was to beat Joe Bugner in 1971, to become British
heavyweight champion. Graham and Jackie,
volunteers with the magic Attic charity, but the exhibition
together to celebrate The Bodell family have
donated or loaned us other items belonging to Jack,
including his shorts, And I think what we've
done has done him proud. Jack retired in 1972
and his old sparring partner, Muhammad Ali, came to open the chip
shop Jack set up in Coventry. Even when he retired
to Coventry, Jack Every Friday, he used
a come back for a pint and people would stop him
on Swadlincote high Street Jack died in Coventry last
November, but his hometown Anywhere you go in
this country, when he mentioned Swadlincote,
nine times out of ten, somebody will follow it up
by saying Jack Bodell. And Jack, during his
career, put some of the And he put Swadlincote
and South Derbyshire on the map. That's just one of our stories on
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I have returned to cloudy skies. We got up this morning debuted. It.
Gorgeous in east bridge for it. Thank you to David for sending that
end. A lovely start, but only cloud did increase and it has been quite
benign. Pictures like this as we head through the afternoon. A little
bit damp as well. As we head into tonight, a little change. We hold on
to be cloud, patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle as well, all
courtesy of the weak front. High pressure in charge. A lot of
moisture in the year, that weak front as well, eg bits and pieces of
light rain and is all. Because of the cloud as well, it does mean that
might be said of the UK, we should be mostly frost free. Temperatures
will vary between three and 6 degrees as we had through the early
hours of the morning. Patches of mist and fog forming. A little bit
like Groundhog Day for tomorrow. Again another cloudy day on the
cards. Thick enough at times very few spots of rain. Some of us will
stay dry and much like today, the winds will stay fairly gentle.
Temperatures back up again. Not doing too bad for January. Highs of
seven. I wish I could tell you something else other than it says
the same. High pressure still firmly in charge. Repeat the process but
Thursday and Friday as well. Light winds, it was acquired out and
about. Most of us will be dry and for the overnight period, it should
be largely frost free as well. We started up was tempered as a little
bit as we head towards the weekend, but still a lot of settled weather.
Tonight, tomorrow, after Wednesday, but there is a common for Friday,
settled. Driver most of us, if you spot of light rain. Staying with us
into the weekend. There are only some anyways you can say is settled,
dry, cloudy, light winds. You're doing wearing well very a lot of
time by saying the same thing over and over. It's very, very dull.
Never mind, you're here to cheer us up.
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