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You're watching East Midlands Today. so it's goodbye from me,
Tonight - a man gets 15 years for the sexual
Matthew Salmon was found guilty of nine child sex offences. It's been
the most horrific catalogue of sexual abuse I've ever investigated
on a child. Fears for hundreds of jobs at a Derbyshire distribution
company. Everybody is worried about it because there's not many jobs
going nowadays. We just don't know. A big rise in type two diabetes, one
in 14 now has the condition. And we catch up with the Nottingham
Panthers, fresh from their victory in Europe.
Good evening and welcome to the programme with Anne Davies
First tonight, a man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison
for the sexual abuse of a young girl in Derbyshire.
Matthew Salmon was found guilty of nine child sex offences,
The case only came to light after the NSPCC held a special
The lesson encouraged her to come forward and ended
This is Geraldine. It was in a classroom like this where a girl
finally plucked up the courage to tell her teachers about the sexual
abuse she'd been suffering. This week the NSPCC's visiting
schoolchildren in Nottingham, but it was three years ago in Derbyshire
where concerns were raised about a ten-year-old pupil. The
investigation led to the sentencing of this man, 29-year-old Matthew
Salmon. Today he was given 15 years in jail and a further year on
licence for nine sexual offences against a child. It's been the most
horrific catalogue of sexual abuse I've ever had to investigate on a
child. Hopefully this will go some way to giving her closure and help
the family move on and build for the future. Today the court heard how
Matthew Salmon carried out multiple sexual assaults from kissing to the
repeated rape of the girl over a two-year period. The abuse started
when she was just eight years old. The judge said she had suffered the
full spectrum of sexual abuse and that given her age clearly couldn't
have understood how serious it was. The NSPCC team which helped to
uncover this abuse says cases like this highlight the need to raise
awareness. Sometimes people who are abused don't actually realise what's
happened to them is wrong because to them it's normal. That's what
happens in their life, but they need to understand it's wrong. Parents
support it because they know it's important all children can speak out
if they are feeling unsafe. They want their children to feel they can
do that. Now because they've told us we can spread it to other children.
They know what to do. Not many people knew about ChildLine, but now
they are coming to different schools, a lot more children know.
If we get worried and it's getting too big for us, we can always turn
to someone. Today has been a bittersweet moment for the team who
say the horrendous nature of cases like this remind them how important
their work is. Police have confirmed that a woman's
body found in an alleyway in Leicester was hidden
in a suitcase. Officers were called
to Cromer Street yesterday morning. A 50-year-old man is currently
in custody being questioned In a quiet residential street
in the Stoneygate area of Leicester, police continued their investigation
today on Cromer Street They searched under cars,
on the pathway and in doorways. Officers were called to this area
at just after 9:30am yesterday. A member of the public had
discovered a body in a suitcase. Today, police confirmed
that it was a woman who died. People living nearby say they're
shocked by what's happened. Normally in the evening time,
nine o'clock, ten o'clock, we go freely because we've got
takeaways on Evington Road so we go I don't know what has
happened, but it's worrying Since yesterday, we've made sure
we've been locking our doors properly at the back,
the alleyway we check out, and the front doors, we make double
sure it's locked properly. You don't want anything
like this happening. I don't know who this person
was or anything like that. But initially, I was agitated
and felt a bit upset. Detectives say they want to hear
from anyone who may have seen someone pulling a suitcase
in Lyme Street and on the alleyway behind Cromer Street late on Monday
afternoon or early evening. Emily Anderson is on Cromer
Street this evening. Emily, what's the latest
on the investigation? Well, detectives are still
questioning a 50-year-old man He was arrested yesterday
after the discovery of a woman's body in a suitcase not
far from here. Police have until tonight
to charge or release him. There's still a police presence
tonight on Cromer Street while the investigation continues
into the circumstances We'll bring you any
updates in our late news. Still to come -
in sport: They did it. Victory in Europe for
the Nottingham Panthers. And the team - or five of them -
will be in our studio Unions claim hundreds of jobs
are at risk at a Derbyshire warehouse which distributes
pharmaceuticals and beauty products. Usdaw says up to 300 jobs could go
at Alliance Healthcare It comes as the latest unemployment
figures show the number of people out of work in the East Midlands
fell by 1,000 between September Yes, this distribution centre comes
under the Alliance Healthcare badge, but it's actually part of the wider
Wallgreens Boots Alliance business, which of course includes
Boots in Nottingham. We've been told by Usdaw -
the shop workers' union - that the firm's told them that up
to 300 jobs could be lost. This is one of the company's biggest
distribution warehouses, sending pharmaceutics and beauty
products all over the country. This site used to be
owned by Unichem - absorbed some years ago
by Walgreens Boots Alliance - and these staff say they've worked
here for both firms for decades. Just shutting the central bay
and shutting unit two down there and moving everything up
into unit one. It'll be a few months
to do it all so... Everyone's worried about it
cost there's not many James, are these 300
jobs definitely going? Well, Alliance Healthcare have
sent us a statement. They say that in order to ensure
business growth and meet the needs of customers,
they need to make improvements So they're making changes -
mainly here in South Normanton They want to keep the impact on jobs
as small as possible, but until they finish a consultation
process with staff, they can't If jobs are lost, they could be
moved elsewhere in the Midlands. In the meantime, Alliance health care
say it's business as usual here. Meanwhile in Nottingham,
union leaders have been meeting bosses from the Pizza Factory this
afternoon where hundreds of workers The 2 Sisters Group says the loss
of a major contract means they're having to consider cutting
down their current workforce. The Unite union claims 280 jobs
are at risk and any redundancies could start at the end of this
month. Next tonight, new figures show that
one in every 14 people in the East Midlands now
has type 2 diabetes. The condition can lead to major
health complications and costs But it can be prevented through
changes to diet and lifestyle. Now mobile diabetes units
are touring various locations around the region to offer
advice and tests. Despite the chill, people queued up
in Loughborough's market square today to find out what their risk
of developing type 2 diabetes is and For Fiona, from East Leake,
she's glad she came. They are very helpful,
they explain everything. Basically I've got to lose some
weight, which I thought anyway. Anyone found to have a high risk
of type 2 diabetes is referred One person who knows
all about the implications of having We tend to see illness as something
that happens to you so you can't do anything about it,
it just happens. Whereas this is an example
of something that is very much about what you do,
or what you don't do. If you don't exercise and if you
don't look at your weight. It's estimated that one in every 14
people across the East Midlands has type 2 diabetes -
an increase over almost 25% over In the last ten years the increases
have been over what we've predicted and so I would expect
that we will continue to see this rapid rise in the number of people
with type 2 diabetes, which is why it's really important
we identify people early and put strategies in place to prevent
people getting type 2 diabetes. The NHS predicts that one
in eight people in Leicester Health bosses say they need
to tackle the diabetes ticking time The family of the former Leicester
MP Greville Janner is meeting the independent inquiry into child
sexual abuse, asking to take part His son and two daughters had
previously refused to be involved, because they felt the inquiry
was wrong to take on the case since They deny all allegations
against him. We will state our outrage to this
enquiry that our late father is the only individual singled out for
separate treatment. As long as there is a strand in his name there is an
assumption of guilt. Our late father gave a lifetime's service to the
public and he is dead and cannot defend his reputation.
Derby's Market Hall remains closed after a man fell to his death
He'd been working high up inside the hall, and was taken
to the Royal Derby Hospital but died of his injuries.
The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
Derby City Council, which owns the building, says the hall
A new traffic camera in the centre of Leicester has caught more
New signs have been put up at the bottom of Horsefair Gate
to stop regular traffic using what is actually a bus lane.
Everyone so far has been sent a warning note, but in future,
The man in charge of resettling vulnerable Syrian families
in the East Midlands says they've been so "overwhelmed" by public
offers of help that they've had to turn some of the offers down.
However, some refugees are struggling to get
English tuition or places at local primary schools.
Our social affairs correspondent, Jeremy Ball, is here.
They're refugees from the war who've been flown here directly
The Government's trying to help them get jobs,
and to integrate, by spreading them around the country.
You might remember the Salehs, who arrived in Mansfield a year ago.
They're among almost 300 Syrians who've been resettled
And at this meeting in Leicester, councils from across the region
heard that some refugees are traumatised, and how some local
communities have given them a welcome that's been too
No sooner has a family stepped off a plane than other families,
local families, have wanted to approach them, cook
On occasions we've just had to say to people,
It's not a question of never, it's really just about giving people
But isn't this resettlement scheme a challenge for local councils?
Because while they're funded by the foreign aid budget,
we heard there's been a big problem getting school places.
That's left different children, from the same families, scattered
We also heard complaints about repeated cuts to English
language classes, and how that's making it harder for
If money is invested in refugees when they arrive in this country,
they will soon become independent of the state.
They'll be able to seek jobs, their children
So it's part of the package and it's an important part that really
Because of that, almost 100 volunteers in Leicester are teaching
And in a few weeks time, our councils are being asked to take
Children from across Derbyshire have been taking part in a campaign
The Bishop of Derby held a summit to raise awareness of the issue
at the city's cathedral with ten primary schools involved.
I felt sad because I've got things that I want,
Children like me should be able to play and get a good education,
but they're not, they're doing hard work.
It makes me feel sad and lucky at the same time.
According to a report last year, there are 45 million people
across the world living in modern slavery.
It's a difficult and challenging subject to talk
So how do you begin explaining it to children?
I began the session by saying, "How many of you always
Most admitted they don't because to be a person,
you have your own ideas, you negotiate with your
Here are people, children included, who never have a choice what to do
or how to spend their time, or the resources to
So I hope they're getting a sense of that.
Several schools from across Derbyshire are taking
part in this campaign, led by the Bishop of Derby,
They've been here to learn, but the aim is that they will
teach their schoolmates about it, too.
Modern slavery is a bad thing because they don't
It really inspires me to tell people that modern slavery
is still going around the UK and other places.
Today's event marks the start of six months of awareness-raising
Still to come this evening - the rise of the community cafe.
It's an eatery that ticks all the right boxes,
from cutting down on food waste to helping people with
Sorry that isn't the right picture. Moving swiftly on. We'll have the
right pictures later. Time now for sport -
when we will be mainly Held by Davy Clarke, assistant
manager for the Panthers. How does it feel to be holding that?
Fantastic, to bring it back to Nottingham is important and we are
pleased to be the first team in Britain to do so. Such a brilliant
thing to do. It's not just you, there are lots of other Panthers
over there as well. We've got the entire Nottingham Panthers British
contingent here. What they did was make history, the first British club
ever to win a European trophy. Welcome to the studio. Let's talk
about the scale of this achievement. Rob, Nottingham boy, how does it
feel to have done this? Huge. The one thing we need over here for
British ice hockey is exposure and winning this trophy is one of the
things that will do that. It has done that. Rob, you scored the two
final goals of the tournament. We can look at them now on the screen.
This is used scoring. As they are going in, are you getting that
feeling? Do you feel the history? Yeah, the last one we knew we'd won
it when it went in. It was a good feeling to score and it's a huge
achievement for the team and British hockey as a whole. How long do the
celebrations go on for? A couple of days! You earned it! The final
person we saw on the glass was Nicky, who had to come home because
his wife had given birth, then he flew back out again. What does it do
for the team? It gives huge energy to the team. He is well rested and
it shows huge commitment to every person in the room. Coming back
after having a newborn baby, it definitely shows commitment and it
was great to get him back. Ollie, you're from down south but you've
been in Nottingham for some time. In terms of junior development, what
does it do in terms of selling the sport? It's huge, it gives the kids
something to aspire to. We all started young in Britain. The
exposure is really good and I hope a lot of kids get involved and it's
given them something to aspire to. Ollie has a fat lip from an
injection, not from anything that happened on the ice! Rop, the rest
of the season, league play-offs, Challenge Cup, what can it do for
you? A lot. Confidence is a big thing in any sport and you can't get
more confident than winning this trophy. We didn't get much time off,
we played in Belfast on Friday as at home on Sunday. We are on a roll and
we will look to keep that going. Fantastic, thank you for coming in.
Great to be out there with you and watching you do it. Thank you very
much indeed. Some other sports news -
Leicester's three time Masters snooker champion Mark Selby had
a real fight to get past his first round opponent this
year, Mark Williams. The world number one kept taking
the lead, but kept finding Selby finally won in
the deciding frame. And a career-best performance
for Nottingham-based tennis It came at the Australian Open
where Evans was able to beat the world number seven
Marin Cilic 3-1. It was even better because early
in the match Evans was Especially the circumstances,
how I did it. It was tough and I had to fight
quite hard to get through. The situation and the rankings,
definitely the best. Whatever he does now will be making
history, just like the Panthers. Fantastic, congratulations.
Next, have you heard of a community cafe?
Well, some use surplus food from supermarkets,
but all offer a good meal and a chance to meet other people.
By the end of this year, the local authority in Nottingham
aims to have a community cafe in every part of the city -
not least because these sort of eateries can also help people
Howard is definitely part of the community here.
The Crocus cafe in Nottingham is a not-for-profit cafe
Howard was a professional musician before poor health took its toll.
I'm rehabilitating from illness, hepatitis C, and I come
Currently, there are 20 similar community cafes,
or "superkitchens", that operate in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Chris volunteers here and it's improving his life.
I suffer from bipolar, which obviously is a mental
One of the main things it does is take away a lot of your stability
I've been volunteering here for the past few years,
and I don't think it's a coincidence that it's coincided with me
People have the option of giving some extra money,
or paying it forward, so that another customer
You can pay for your own meal and then you add on a certain amount
of money and then that will go towards somebody who
It's just nice to relax and support your local facilities.
The kind of social enterprise element of all of this,
which seeks to give something back to the community, really.
The Crocus cafe does make some use of surplus food.
If there is any way we can stop food waste, it's amazing.
We get things from Fair Share, the supermarket scheme,
so we get food from them and make things out of those.
The city council says it is supporting an increase
in social eating and community cafes throughout 2017.
I hope you've eaten at home because my stomach is going mad!
Amazing idea. Now it's time for the weather. Not
so amazing. Quite boring, I'm afraid. Hello.
Quite great, misty and murky. It's been like that for a good few days.
Really misty and murky in Derbyshire today. The same for Leicestershire
and Nottinghamshire. Cloudy, grey and outbreaks of light rain and
drizzle. That is how it will stay as we head through the evening and
overnight. What's the bigger picture? High pressure is firmly in
charge so it's settled. This little front is giving us outbreaks of
patchy rain and drizzle, and cloud as well. Wind is light and
temperatures aren't doing badly. It's quite calm, but you have to
ignore the cloud. Patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle for the hills
and in the West. Mist and fog forming. Like wins, but because of
the cloud blanket, we won't get a frost. Temperatures of six or seven
Celsius. That was the high for today. Tomorrow morning, cloudy,
misty and murky. You get the theme. Groundhog Day. It will be drizzly
for some of us. Light winds and temperatures not doing so badly.
Around seven or eight Celsius in the afternoon. Again, settled, it
remains the same for Friday. High-pressure still in charge so
still a lot of cloud and drizzle. Temperatures not bad on Friday, but
as we get into the weekend, we start to see it becoming colder. At the
minute it looks like possibly on Saturday it will start brightening
and there is hope for a little bit of sunshine! Hopefully!
We are now going to make you cry. We are mean. It's your last East
Midlands today weather. I am leaving. I am off to York radio. I
have faced the radio! During breakfast. See you tonight so!
Hello. I hope you're well. I really do.
Because if you're not, then chances are the NHS won't be able to
look after you as well as it should. And that's wrong.