06/12/2017 London News


Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS


06/12/2017

The latest news, sport and weather from London.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 06/12/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Israel's capital. It is a move, he

said, was long overdue.

0:00:000:00:04

On the programme this evening:

0:00:040:00:05

On the eve of the official report

into the Croydon tram crash,

0:00:050:00:08

families tell us they're angry

a similar speeding incident just

0:00:080:00:11

days before wasn't investigated.

0:00:110:00:17

Had that incident been investigated,

might the one the week later

0:00:170:00:20

never have happened?

0:00:200:00:26

And how does that make you feel?

0:00:260:00:27

Heartbroken.

0:00:270:00:30

There are bound to be serious

questions for Transport for London

0:00:300:00:33

and the tram operator,

as to why so many speeding incidents

0:00:330:00:35

weren't reported.

0:00:350:00:43

Also ahead this evening:

0:00:430:00:44

A former priest is found guilty

of historic sex abuse

0:00:440:00:47

at a Catholic School in Ealing.

0:00:470:00:48

Plus, a very personal

journey for the Mayor -

0:00:480:00:53

crossing the border during his trade

visit to India and Pakistan...

0:00:530:00:55

What does it feel like coming home?

0:00:550:00:57

Home's south London,

mate, but, you know,

0:00:570:00:59

it's good to be in Pakistan.

0:00:590:01:02

And he's big in Hollywood -

we catch up with Hackney's Idris

0:01:020:01:05

Elba about his latest film

and his message to young Londoners.

0:01:050:01:09

Welcome to BBC London News.

0:01:190:01:23

A very good evening to you.

0:01:230:01:26

Families of those who died

in the Croydon tram crash say

0:01:260:01:29

they're outraged an official report

has found a similar speeding

0:01:290:01:31

incident took place on the same

corner just days before.

0:01:310:01:35

It wasn't reported by the driver

or acted upon quickly.

0:01:350:01:38

They believe if there

hadn't been a 'culture

0:01:380:01:40

of fear' among drivers,

the disaster may

0:01:400:01:41

have been prevented.

0:01:410:01:44

The final report, due out tomorrow,

which they have seen,

0:01:440:01:47

suggests the driver had been

confused and could have

0:01:470:01:49

momentarily fallen asleep.

0:01:490:01:50

Our Transport Correspondent Tom

Edwards has this exclusive report.

0:01:500:01:55

Marilyn Logan's husband Philip died

in the Croydon tram crash.

0:01:570:01:59

He was on his way to work.

0:01:590:02:04

She's read the official

report and she says it

0:02:040:02:10

outlines how the driver lost

awareness on the corner

0:02:100:02:12

and was confused.

0:02:120:02:13

Who do you all of this?

0:02:130:02:16

TFL, and the management side of it.

0:02:160:02:24

I mean, TFL, in effect,

improve these people.

0:02:240:02:30

-- employ these people.

0:02:300:02:31

There should be more

stringent testing.

0:02:310:02:34

The report, Marilyn

says, also highlights

0:02:340:02:37

numerous speeding incidents and one

on the same bend just days before.

0:02:370:02:42

As we reported at the time,

Shantell Singh, not the driver,

0:02:420:02:47

reported that to the tram operator.

0:02:470:02:51

I think the tram tipped on one side

as we went around the bend and

0:02:510:02:57

everyone actually went

on the right-hand side of the tram.

0:02:570:03:02

Crucially, though, the report says

this incident was not

0:03:020:03:05

investigated quickly.

0:03:050:03:06

Now, had that incident

being investigated, might the one

0:03:060:03:08

the week later never have happened?

0:03:080:03:12

And how does that make you feel?

0:03:120:03:14

Heartbroken.

0:03:140:03:18

And the family says a culture

of fear meant drivers were

0:03:180:03:21

not reporting incidents.

0:03:210:03:23

Very, very angry.

0:03:230:03:27

Because these procedures should be

there to protect the

0:03:270:03:32

public, and that is not protecting

the public in the least.

0:03:320:03:40

This is the memorial

in New Addington to the seven

0:03:400:03:43

who died on the 51 who were injured.

0:03:430:03:45

The tram was travelling at over

three times the speed limit.

0:03:450:03:47

From the tram operator's point

of view, do you think

0:03:470:03:51

they have learnt?

0:03:510:03:54

No.

0:03:540:03:56

I mean, if drivers are frightened

to report things because

0:03:560:03:59

of line managers, how is that

going to make me feel better?

0:03:590:04:03

It's not.

0:04:030:04:04

It's going to infuriate me.

0:04:040:04:13

TFL says it has enhanced

its customer complaints

0:04:130:04:15

process and now it, not

the operator, receives complaints.

0:04:150:04:17

The official report

into what happened here is published

0:04:170:04:22

tomorrow and there are bound to be

serious questions for transport

0:04:220:04:28

for London and the tram operator

as to why so many speeding

0:04:280:04:34

incidents weren't reported,

in particular one just a few

0:04:340:04:37

days before the crash.

0:04:370:04:39

Marilyn faces another difficult

Christmas and she still has lots

0:04:390:04:41

of questions as to why her husband

died on his way to work.

0:04:410:04:51

A former Priest who raped

and abused boys at a Catholic

0:04:560:04:59

school in west London,

has been found guilty

0:04:590:05:01

of a string of sexual offences

against ten former pupils.

0:05:010:05:03

Andrew Soper, known

as Father Laurence Soper,

0:05:030:05:05

fled the country following his

arrest, leading to a 5-year

0:05:050:05:07

police hunt in Kosovo.

0:05:070:05:08

Today, one of his victims

at St Benedict's School in Ealing

0:05:080:05:11

welcomed the verdict,

saying he hadn't realised

0:05:110:05:13

there were so many other victims.

0:05:130:05:14

Marc Ashdown reports.

0:05:140:05:19

Respected, trusted, revered. Andrew

Soper now revealed as a sadistic

0:05:190:05:28

paedophile.

You can see what it's

capable of...

Filmed in 1980 here,

0:05:280:05:38

he was supposed to be caring for

young boys in his charge, instead he

0:05:380:05:43

was fondling, cleaning and raping

them. Today found guilty at the

0:05:430:05:48

Bailey of assaulting ten former

pupils. Saint Benedict 's in 1976,

0:05:480:05:54

schoolboys indulged in one of their

favourite games, the bundle. One of

0:05:540:06:00

them, Prosper, was molested by

Soper. He gave testimony in court

0:06:000:06:03

and wave at his anonymity. He gave

us his reaction.

0:06:030:06:07

It shows that the defence that was

put up simply didn't convince the

0:06:070:06:14

jury. I'm very pleased that this man

who is clearly still a danger to

0:06:140:06:20

young people and young boys

particularly, is going to be taken

0:06:200:06:25

out of circulation.

We also spoke to

another man who gave evidence. These

0:06:250:06:29

are his words, spoken by an actor.

It's fantastic, I'm feeling really

0:06:290:06:34

emotional. I thought I was the only

one. It was such a shocking thing to

0:06:340:06:38

happen to me. As a kid, you put it

away to a dark place. Some kids made

0:06:380:06:42

jokes about it at school but I had

no idea there were others until

0:06:420:06:47

recently stopped by the abuse

started when he was a teacher at

0:06:470:06:50

Saint Benedict 's in 1972. The monks

nominated him headmaster. In 2002,

0:06:500:06:57

moved to Rome. In 2010 he was

arrested and charged with nine

0:06:570:07:01

counts of sexual abuse against five

boys.

But he skipped bail and went

0:07:010:07:05

on the run across Europe with

Interpol on his trail. It's claimed

0:07:050:07:09

he stayed at the Vatican for a time

and withdrew £200,000 from his bank

0:07:090:07:14

and vanished. Four years later, he

was finally tracked in Kosovo pacing

0:07:140:07:19

posing as a widowed author. More

victims came forward and finally he

0:07:190:07:23

was put on trial for 19 offences

against ten boys.

It's a which

0:07:230:07:27

involves him using, usually using

the opportunities that disciplining

0:07:270:07:33

students gave him, to use that

seclusion to abuse. The key to the

0:07:330:07:42

case is victims coming forward.

Without men coming forward in this

0:07:420:07:46

case, we wouldn't have had a case to

present to a jury.

Jonathan West's

0:07:460:07:51

son attended the school. Concerned,

he started digging into its history.

0:07:510:07:55

He believes this conviction is

another step towards uncovering the

0:07:550:08:00

full extent of the abuse.

For the

victims that have come forward I

0:08:000:08:04

hope it gives them closure and

comfort, seeing justice done. I have

0:08:040:08:09

never met Soper himself. His name

came up in comments on the blog from

0:08:090:08:14

time to time. I would be astonished

if that is the sum total of those he

0:08:140:08:19

harmed.

For decades, all this has cast a

0:08:190:08:21

shadow over the school and the

Abbey. They have tried to move on,

0:08:210:08:24

for example at the sports field the

Soper pavilion was recently renamed

0:08:240:08:29

but it has been difficult and an

independent inquiry commissioned by

0:08:290:08:33

senior figures in 2011 highlighted

complaints against eight teachers

0:08:330:08:38

and monks. To date five men have now

been convicted, including Soper, a

0:08:380:08:44

child related sexual offences. In a

statement, Ealing Abbey apologised

0:08:440:08:52

and said their thoughts and prayers

are with Soper's victims was that

0:08:520:08:54

they admire their courage in coming

forward. The school apologised

0:08:540:08:56

unreservedly and said Saint Benedict

is now a completely different

0:08:560:09:00

institution. Safeguarding, they say,

is their top priority. The

0:09:000:09:05

independent inquiry into child abuse

is to hear evidence about Saint

0:09:050:09:09

Benedict 's in 2019. Some believe

more allegations could surface.

0:09:090:09:13

There were blasts in the dock today

as Soper, the former Ealing Abbott,

0:09:130:09:18

faces spending the rest of his life

in prison for hideous crimes against

0:09:180:09:22

defenceless young boys.

0:09:220:09:24

Coming up later in the programme...

0:09:240:09:26

Preventing acid attacks:

0:09:260:09:27

How shop owners in Tower Hamlets

are being asked to help stop

0:09:270:09:30

corrosive substances falling

into the wrong hands.

0:09:300:09:35

The family of a man who died

in custody at Brixton police station

0:09:390:09:42

nearly a decade ago say it's

"shameful" that no police

0:09:420:09:45

officers will be charged

in connection with his death.

0:09:450:09:49

Sean Rigg died after

being restrained.

0:09:490:09:54

Today, the Crown Prosecution Service

said it was standing by its original

0:09:540:09:57

decision not to prosecute

five officers involved.

0:09:570:09:59

Katharine Carpenter has been

following the story,

0:09:590:10:03

which has been the long journey

for the family.

0:10:030:10:07

Yes, nearly a decade. Shaun rate was

40 and had mental health problems.

0:10:070:10:13

There has long been criticism of how

his arrest has dealt with in 2008.

0:10:130:10:18

He was put in a van and restrained

in what is called a prone position

0:10:180:10:22

for a Bennetts. He suffered a

cardiac arrest and then he died.

0:10:220:10:26

Ever since then, his family have

been campaigning for someone to be

0:10:260:10:30

held accountable. In particular they

wanted to see charges brought

0:10:300:10:34

against five officers who Sean came

into contact with that day. This has

0:10:340:10:39

always been controversial. At the

initial inquest into Sean Rigg's

0:10:390:10:43

death, the Met was criticised. The

IPCC has come to under fire over

0:10:430:10:49

this also. One of the officers

involved has stood trial for

0:10:490:10:52

perjury, although he was acquitted.

The CPS then said about a year ago

0:10:520:10:57

they were going to charge any of

these officers. The family appealed

0:10:570:11:00

again. The CPS review to that and

today have come back once more and

0:11:000:11:04

that there will not be criminal

charges. The family says it is

0:11:040:11:08

absolutely crushed. It says, we

spoke a short while ago to Sean's

0:11:080:11:14

sister, Marcia Rigg.

After vigorous

campaigning, damaging inquest jury

0:11:140:11:21

verdict, a coroner's report, CCTV

evidence, audio evidence, various

0:11:210:11:27

reports, including recent role by

Andrew Delaney and even Theresa May

0:11:270:11:34

has made comments about the

treatment Sean received from the

0:11:340:11:41

police office, and yet still there

is no accountability whatsoever.

0:11:410:11:44

Where do families go from here?

On

that note, where does this go from

0:11:440:11:48

here?

The officers could still face

police misconduct proceedings. That

0:11:480:11:54

is being discussed by the Met and

IPCC at the moment. They promise to

0:11:540:11:58

try and reach a decision on that as

quickly as possible.

Thank you very

0:11:580:12:00

much.

0:12:000:12:02

The police watchdog - the IPCC -

is investigating after an on-duty

0:12:020:12:05

officer and an elderly woman died

in a crash in Berkshire yesterday.

0:12:050:12:08

The officer was on a training

exercise at the time.

0:12:080:12:10

Today the Prime Minister paid

tribute to both victims.

0:12:100:12:12

Frankie McCamley reports.

0:12:120:12:17

The star police officer,

not only on the beat

0:12:200:12:22

but on the television too.

0:12:220:12:25

Nicknamed Dixie, PC James Dixon

appearing on the series Road Wars

0:12:250:12:28

following the work of Thames Valley

Police.

0:12:280:12:31

He's been filming you

and we've got here.

0:12:310:12:36

-- got you.

0:12:360:12:37

But in the early hours of Tuesday

morning, the officer was killed

0:12:370:12:40

when his police motorbike collided

with a car.

0:12:400:12:42

The driver of the car was taken

to hospital, but the 91-year-old

0:12:420:12:45

female passenger died.

0:12:450:12:46

Today, the Independent Police

Complaints Commission said PC Dixon

0:12:460:12:48

was on a training exercise

and was not responding

0:12:480:12:55

to an emergency or pursuing

the vehicle he collided with.

0:12:550:12:58

The crash happened on the A4

in Berkshire in the Prime Minister

0:12:580:13:01

Theresa May's constituency.

0:13:010:13:02

Mr Speaker, I'm sure the whole House

will wish to join me in offering

0:13:020:13:07

condolences to the family,

friends and colleagues of Police

0:13:070:13:11

Constable James Dixon

from Thames Valley Police,

0:13:110:13:12

who was killed while on motorcycle

duty yesterday, and also

0:13:120:13:15

to the family and friends

of the passenger in the car

0:13:150:13:17

involved in the collision.

0:13:170:13:19

Thames Valley Police Chief

Constable Francis Hapgood

0:13:190:13:20

in a statement said...

0:13:200:13:22

And online, dozens of tributes have

been paid to the officer

0:13:390:13:42

by colleagues and fans of the show.

0:13:420:13:45

The IPCC is now carrying

out its investigation

0:14:030:14:05

into what happened to the officer

due to become a father

0:14:050:14:09

for the first time.

0:14:090:14:10

Frankie McCamley, BBC London News.

0:14:100:14:17

Do stay with us.

0:14:170:14:18

Still to come before 7pm...

0:14:180:14:22

Join me in Leicester Square for the

premiere of this film who stars in

0:14:220:14:26

the East End Cockney boy playing an

American lawyer. Join and your for

0:14:260:14:33

wintry weather forecast, a very

wintry feeling at Somerset house.

0:14:330:14:41

As the Mayor continues his week-long

trade visit to India and Pakistan,

0:14:450:14:49

he made a very personal journey

crossing the border, accompanied

0:14:490:14:51

by a huge security convoy.

0:14:510:14:54

This on the 70th year

anniversary of Partition.

0:14:540:14:58

But the day started with a visit

to the Golden Temple in Amritsar,

0:14:580:15:01

where he surprised a few Londoners.

0:15:010:15:02

Our Political Correspondent,

Karl Mercer, sent this report.

0:15:020:15:06

It is Sikhism's holiest place -

the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

0:15:090:15:13

A place of worship, of pilgrimage.

0:15:130:15:15

A place of devotion.

0:15:150:15:19

A place for visiting politicians

to pay their respects.

0:15:190:15:21

The Mayor getting plenty of

attention as he did so this morning.

0:15:210:15:25

My family are from this

part of the world,

0:15:250:15:27

from the Indian subcontinent.

0:15:270:15:29

My grandparents, great-grandparents

and my forefathers and foremothers

0:15:290:15:32

are from this part of the world.

0:15:320:15:36

Literally, my grandparents probably

came to the Golden Temple

0:15:360:15:38

in previews years.

0:15:380:15:41

But for me, personally,

it's important to me.

0:15:410:15:43

It's quite emotional for me as well

to be back to the country

0:15:430:15:46

of my forefathers and foremothers.

0:15:460:15:48

Thousands of London Sikhs

come here every year.

0:15:490:15:52

This family from West

London surprised to see

0:15:520:15:54

their mayor in town.

0:15:540:15:55

I think it's really good

for building bridges

0:15:550:15:58

between the two countries,

and just showing his awareness

0:15:580:16:00

and his interest in India.

0:16:000:16:03

Yeah, same.

0:16:030:16:06

I mean, I know it's partition,

but still it's the same.

0:16:060:16:08

I think it's brilliant.

0:16:080:16:11

When I saw him, I was

excited more than her.

0:16:110:16:13

I said, we will go

and say hello to him.

0:16:130:16:16

Sadiq Khan's last stop in India

was Jallianwala Bagh,

0:16:170:16:19

the site of a massacre by British

troops in 1919.

0:16:190:16:23

I mean, you can see still how

raw it is to the people

0:16:230:16:26

who are describing it.

0:16:260:16:34

In relation to what British

soldiers did in 1919.

0:16:340:16:36

As he lay flowers, the Mayor said

that the British Government should

0:16:360:16:39

apologise for the massacre.

0:16:390:16:40

He was then off to Pakistan.

0:16:400:16:41

A decision made to walk

across the border.

0:16:410:16:46

When we were organising this trip,

we were told that it's not the done

0:16:460:16:49

thing to go to India and Pakistan

on the same trip.

0:16:490:16:52

But when I said that I wanted

to actually cross from India

0:16:520:16:55

to Pakistan directly by foot,

it was frowned upon.

0:16:550:16:58

It's not the sort of

thing that is done.

0:16:580:17:00

I think it is important, though.

0:17:000:17:05

The symbolism, but also

there are many people like me, whose

0:17:050:17:08

family come from India and Pakistan.

0:17:080:17:09

The hospitality with which I've been

received in India is phenominal.

0:17:090:17:12

It will stay with me forever.

0:17:120:17:13

Now I'm going to go to Pakistan,

and hopefully that sort of warmth

0:17:130:17:16

will carry over to Pakistan as well.

0:17:170:17:19

Then a crossing like the one his

grandparents and parents

0:17:260:17:28

made during partition.

0:17:280:17:29

TRUMPETS PLAY.

0:17:290:17:33

Indian Muslims fleeing to Pakistan.

0:17:340:17:36

Does it feel like coming home?

0:17:360:17:44

Home is south London!

0:17:440:17:49

But you know, it's good

to be in Pakistan.

0:17:490:17:51

It's good to come from India,

like my parents and grandparents.

0:17:510:17:54

Obviously, it's an emotional

connection for me, bearing

0:17:540:17:56

in mind my connections to this great

part of the world.

0:17:560:17:59

In Soutbh London, though,

he doesn't get security like this.

0:17:590:18:01

A convoy of heavily armed soldiers.

0:18:010:18:02

30 vehicles, including a fire

engine and an ambulance.

0:18:020:18:05

Even at the historic

Badshahi Mosque in Lahore,

0:18:050:18:06

where the Mayor went

to pay his respects and to pray,

0:18:060:18:09

security was all too evident.

0:18:090:18:14

This level of security is likely

to last throughout his time

0:18:160:18:19

in Pakistan, despite senior

politicians here saying

0:18:190:18:21

they see his visit as a homecoming.

0:18:210:18:25

People are obviously nice,

they like to meet him,

0:18:250:18:27

chat with him and know who he is.

0:18:270:18:33

-- people are obviously galvanised.

0:18:330:18:38

He's a good mayor.

0:18:380:18:39

You thought it was symbolic too that

he walked across the border today?

0:18:390:18:42

Yes.

0:18:420:18:43

It's symbolic in the sense that

Britain can always play an important

0:18:430:18:46

role to build bidges

between Pakistan and India.

0:18:460:18:48

That's part of the Mayor's ambition.

0:18:480:18:49

He will also hope that

bridges will be built

0:18:490:18:52

between London and both countries.

0:18:520:18:53

Karl Mercer, BBC

London News, Lahore.

0:18:530:18:56

Shop owners in an east London

borough are being urged not to sell

0:19:000:19:03

corrosive substances like powerful

drain cleaner to teenagers,

0:19:030:19:05

or to anyone they suspect might

use it to harm others.

0:19:050:19:08

Businesses are asked to join

a voluntary scheme which would see

0:19:080:19:11

them carrying out ID

checks on customers.

0:19:110:19:14

It comes as acid attacks

in the capital are on the rise.

0:19:140:19:17

Tarah Welsh reports

from Tower Hamlets.

0:19:170:19:23

Just a warning, it does begin with

pictures of injuries some of you

0:19:230:19:26

might find upsetting.

0:19:260:19:29

Can't hear from this ear.

0:19:290:19:30

This arm is a mess.

0:19:300:19:31

This part of my wrist, my front

chest, my belly, my back, my legs.

0:19:310:19:36

I touched my neck, and skin was just

coming off in my hands.

0:19:360:19:39

I was just screaming like crazy.

0:19:390:19:40

I never cried like that in my life.

0:19:400:19:42

You know, I was sitting

on the pavement, hopeless,

0:19:420:19:45

crying and screaming.

0:19:450:19:53

We need to try and get water in your

eyes.

0:19:530:19:56

This is Javid, straight

after a substance was thrown

0:19:560:19:59

in his face in July.

0:19:590:20:00

He has no physical scars,

but is still traumatised.

0:20:000:20:02

I don't go anywhere without my

brother or my friends

0:20:020:20:04

or anyone who I trust.

0:20:040:20:06

I feel like something

could happen again.

0:20:060:20:08

In Tower Hamlets alone,

there have been more than 100

0:20:080:20:11

acid attacks since 2012,

and there were several

0:20:110:20:13

in East London over the summer.

0:20:130:20:16

Now, that's made the council

here introduce a new scheme

0:20:160:20:18

where shopkeepers opt in to question

anyone that they think

0:20:180:20:21

is underage or not using

the substances legitimately.

0:20:210:20:26

Could it be putting

shopkeepers at risk,

0:20:260:20:27

asking them to challenge people

who could be criminals, ultimately?

0:20:270:20:31

Well, I think it's unlikely

that that's the case.

0:20:310:20:34

Because it's on a similar spectrum

to a newsagent not selling

0:20:340:20:37

cigarettes to a minor.

0:20:370:20:39

It's about people acting responsibly

and making sure they are not placing

0:20:390:20:42

in the hands of people things

that they shouldn't have.

0:20:420:20:47

Along with about 20 other

businesses, Paul's signed up.

0:20:470:20:50

But he'd already started to take

precautions after recent attacks.

0:20:500:20:54

You do get people

get confrontational.

0:20:540:20:57

I haven't got a driving licence,

I haven't got a passport.

0:20:570:21:00

It is awkward, again.

0:21:000:21:01

Some people might feel

intimidated and just turn

0:21:010:21:03

a blind eye and let it go.

0:21:030:21:05

But we've used numerous things,

to say that we're out of stock.

0:21:050:21:11

The Goverment's also proposed

strengthening sentencing around

0:21:110:21:13

selling and carrying corrosive

substances - which are increasingly

0:21:130:21:16

being used as weapons,

with life-changing effects.

0:21:160:21:25

Tarah Welsh, BBC London news.

0:21:250:21:31

He always looks pretty cool, doesn't

he?

0:21:310:21:34

He's the East-End Londoner who's

made it big in Hollywood

0:21:340:21:36

as well as the music business.

0:21:360:21:38

Idris Elba is back in London tonight

for the premiere of his new film.

0:21:380:21:41

Molly's Game is based on a true

story, with the actor playing a top

0:21:410:21:45

American lawyer with a tough case

on his hands.

0:21:450:21:47

Asad Ahmad caught up with him

and his co-star in Leicester Square.

0:21:470:21:50

Let me tell you a bit about the

film, it's about a woman who runs

0:21:500:21:55

the highest state gambling tables in

the world before she is targeted by

0:21:550:22:02

the FBI. The lawyer who represents

her is played by Cockney London Eye

0:22:020:22:09

Idris Elba.

That's an introduction!

You are playing an American lawyer.

0:22:090:22:16

Are we losing a bit of you, or are

you still very much one of us?

Of

0:22:160:22:22

course I am! It's my country, my

heritage and where I come from. It's

0:22:220:22:26

great playing different characters

from all over the world, it's what

0:22:260:22:29

an actor is supposed to do. A large

part of my career is rebooted in

0:22:290:22:34

America. I feel like I've got

licensed to have a passport in both,

0:22:340:22:38

a little bit.

You are anti-crime

ambassador for the Prince's Trust, a

0:22:380:22:42

really important role in a year that

has seen so much knife crime and

0:22:420:22:51

acid attacks in London. What is your

message to young people out there

0:22:510:22:54

who look to you as a role model and

say, he's done a fantastic job,

0:22:540:22:57

those opportunities and open me, I

can only turn to crime.

I can

0:22:570:22:59

understand that turning to crime is

an easy option. But crime in

0:22:590:23:03

whatever capacity is a stopgap,

because eventually if you've got

0:23:030:23:06

good health you are going to move

forward and live for a long time and

0:23:060:23:09

regret crime. I'd rather spend that

time just building myself into a

0:23:090:23:14

better place, to get opportunities

that aren't available to now, rather

0:23:140:23:17

than turning to crime. It's so easy

to turn to crime, it's the easiest

0:23:170:23:27

thing in the world. Stepping the

other way is harder, getting an

0:23:270:23:29

education, is betting up with other

friends, other people. Perhaps you

0:23:290:23:31

could alleviate their whole life of

misery for you and your family by

0:23:310:23:34

just not doing crime. I was 16, 17,

18 once. I could have got into

0:23:340:23:38

fights and use knives and all about,

but I chose a different direction,

0:23:380:23:42

and I sit here in my hometown

celebrating something that I love

0:23:420:23:47

doing. Young people could take a bit

out of my book and says, crime, no,

0:23:470:23:52

I'll go the other way.

That's a

really powerful message to similar

0:23:520:23:56

young people. A pleasure to meet

you. The link you for speaking to

0:23:560:23:59

us. All the best. What a role model!

0:23:590:24:03

Time now for a check on the weather.

0:24:030:24:05

Let's join Elizabeth, who's

at the Somerset House ice rink.

0:24:050:24:11

A safe distance, I believe,

Elizabeth!

0:24:110:24:15

A safe distance, I believe,

Elizabeth! Yes, it's feeling very

0:24:150:24:17

Christmassy indeed here at Somerset

house tonight. Lots of people out on

0:24:170:24:22

the ice rink, skating away. I was

throwing a few shapes around NB-IoT

0:24:220:24:26

earlier on myself, I have come off

because of the pressures of life TV

0:24:260:24:31

and all that! You can smell the

mould wine, there's lots of children

0:24:310:24:35

here fishing around the plastic

polymers, and we have got a live DJ

0:24:350:24:40

as well. -- plastic polar bears. It

looks, feels and sounds like

0:24:400:24:46

Christmas as well. But will the

weather be feeling Christmassy?

0:24:460:24:49

Certainly it is going to be feeling

a lot colder as we head through the

0:24:490:24:53

rest of this week. We could even be

talking about winter showers at the

0:24:530:24:58

end of the week, too. You wouldn't

know it at the moment. It has been a

0:24:580:25:02

mild and dull day of weather with

cloud around. Tomorrow we will start

0:25:020:25:07

to see the changes. Tomorrow it is

going to be very windy indeed

0:25:070:25:10

through the morning, wet and windy

start, but while start, turning

0:25:100:25:15

bright and cool as we head into the

afternoon. Overnight tonight it is

0:25:150:25:19

still rather cloudy, of course the

wind is dotting to pick up and there

0:25:190:25:24

will be outbreaks of rain through

the small hours of tomorrow morning.

0:25:240:25:26

Still remaining mild. We start of

the day tomorrow at around 8 degrees

0:25:260:25:30

or 9 degrees. Tomorrow morning, wet

and windy commute into work. Very

0:25:300:25:37

windy, gusts of wind is as high as

40 mph, not enough to cause alarm.

0:25:370:25:43

Not unusual for this time of year,

but a very windy day. Gradually

0:25:430:25:47

turning cooler as we head into the

afternoon. Look at the temperatures

0:25:470:25:51

dropping away. We will end the

afternoon tomorrow perhaps as high

0:25:510:25:56

as 9 degrees of years. There will be

a lot of sunshine around to enjoy.

0:25:560:25:59

We get into the really cold as we

head into Thursday night, that is

0:25:590:26:05

when the cold stuff starts to dig

in. It should be a dry night, but if

0:26:050:26:10

we do get showers they could turn

out to be wintry. We more likely to

0:26:100:26:14

see wintry showers on Friday. There

could be something white falling out

0:26:140:26:18

of the sky. Don't get too excited,

it's not enough to build a snowman

0:26:180:26:23

with. Perhaps a little sleet and

snow. Probably rain or maybe snow on

0:26:230:26:30

Sunday. Until then, keep skating.

STUDIO: From a very festive Somerset

0:26:300:26:37

House, Elizabeth, thank you.

0:26:370:26:39

STUDIO: From a very festive Somerset

House, Elizabeth, thank you.

0:26:390:26:39

A reminder of the headlines...

0:26:400:26:43

President Trump has reversed decades

of foreign policy and recognised

0:26:430:26:51

Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,

despite warnings that it could

0:26:510:26:56

disrupt the Middle East peace

process.

0:26:560:26:58

Brexit Secretary David Davis has

told MPs that the Government has

0:26:580:27:01

made no impact assessments

of the economic impact

0:27:010:27:03

of leaving the EU.

0:27:030:27:04

A man has appeared in court accused

of plotting to assassinate

0:27:040:27:06

the Prime Minister.

0:27:060:27:07

The 20-year-old is alleged to have

planned to bomb the security gates

0:27:070:27:10

before attacking Number Ten

with a knife and suicide vest.

0:27:100:27:13

A former priest has been found

guilty of historic sex abuse

0:27:130:27:15

at a Catholic school in Ealing.

0:27:150:27:17

74-year-old Andrew Soper targeted

young boys in the 1970s and 80s.

0:27:170:27:26

That's it for now.

0:27:260:27:27

Thanks for joining us.

0:27:270:27:28

Plenty more on our website

and Facebook page.

0:27:280:27:30

And Asad will be back

with our late news.

0:27:300:27:32

So from me and the team here,

do have a lovely evening.

0:27:320:27:37

Bye bye.

0:27:370:27:40