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Join me now on BBC Two.
Here on BBC One, it's time
for the news where you are.
Good evening, I'm Asad Ahmad.
The widow of victim who died
in the Croydon tram crash last year,
says she's both "heartbroken"
and "angry" to learn that
a very similar incident -
just days before the fatal crash -
wasn't treated with any urgency.
She was responding to an official
report into the accident,
which is published tomorrow,
and believes the failure to act
quickly could have cost lives.
Our Transport Correspondent, Tom
Edwards, has this exclusive report.
Marilyn Logan's husband Philip died
in the Croydon tram crash.
He was on his way to work.
She's read the official
report and she says it
outlines how the driver lost
awareness on the corner
and was confused.
Who do you blames in all of this?
TfL, and the management side of it.
I mean, TfL, in effect,
employ these people.
There should be more
The report, Marilyn
says, also highlights
numerous speeding incidents and one
on the same bend just days before.
As we reported at the time,
Shantell Singh, not the driver,
reported that to the tram operator.
I think the tram tipped on one side
as we went around the bend and
everyone actually went
on the right-hand side of the tram.
Crucially, though, the report says
this incident was not
Now, had that incident
being investigated, might the one
the week later never have happened?
And how does that make you feel?
And the family says a culture
of fear meant drivers were
not reporting incidents.
Very, very angry.
Because these procedures should be
there to protect the
public, and that is not protecting
the public in the least.
This is the memorial
in New Addington to the seven
who died on the 51 who were injured.
The tram was travelling at over
three times the speed limit.
From the tram operator's point of
view, do you think they have learnt?
I mean, if drivers are frightened
to report things because
of line managers, how is that
going to make me feel better?
It's going to infuriate me.
TfL says it has enhanced
its customer complaints
process and now it, not
the operator, receives complaints.
The official report
into what happened here is published
tomorrow and there are bound to be
serious questions for transport
for London and the tram operator
as to why so many speeding
incidents weren't reported,
in particular one just a few
days before the crash.
Marilyn faces another difficult
Christmas and she still has lots
of questions as to why her husband
died on his way to work.
A former Abbot at a Catholic school
in west London has been found guilty
of a string of sexual offences
against boys - including rape.
The pensioner, Andrew Soper,
formerly known as Father Laurence
Soper, was convicted of abusing boys
at St Benedicts School in Ealing,
where he was in charge
Marc Ashdown has spoken
to one of his victims,
who waived his right to anonymity.
Respected, trusted, revered.
Andrew Soper now revealed
as a cowardly, sadistic
In addition the monks run a school.
You can see what it's capable of...
Filmed in 1980 here,
he was supposed to be caring
for young boys in his charge,
instead he was fondling,
cleaning and raping them.
Today found guilty at the Bailey
of assaulting ten former pupils.
Saint Benedict's in 1976,
in one of their favourite
games, the bundle.
One of them, Prosper,
was molested by Soper.
He gave evidence in court
and wave at his anonymity.
Today he gave us his reaction.
It shows that the defence
that was put up simply
didn't convince the jury.
I'm very pleased that this man,
who is clearly still a danger
to young people and young boys
particularly, is going to be
taken out of circulation.
We also spoke to another
man who gave evidence.
These are his words,
spoken by an actor.
I'm feeling really emotional.
I thought I was the only one.
It was such a shocking
thing to happen to me.
As a kid, you put it
away to a dark place.
Some kids made jokes about it
at school but I had no idea
there were others until recently.
Soper's long history
of abuse started
when he was a teacher
at Saint Benedict 's in 1972.
The monks elected him
headmaster of the juniors.
In 2002, he moved to Rome.
In 2010 he was arrested and charged
with nine counts of sexual
abuse against five boys.
But he skipped bail and went
on the run across Europe
with Interpol on his trail.
It's claimed he stayed
at the Vatican for a time
and withdrew £200,000
from his bank and vanished.
Four years later, he was finally
tracked in Kosovo posing
as a widowed author.
More victims came forward
and finally he was put on trial
for 19 offences against ten boys.
It's a case which involves him
using, usually using,
the opportunities that
disciplining students gave him,
to use that seclusion to abuse.
The key to the case
is victims coming forward.
Without men coming forward in this
case, we wouldn't have had a case
to present to a jury.
Jonathan West's son
attended the school.
Concerned, he started
digging into its history.
He believes this conviction
is another step towards uncovering
the full extent of the abuse.
For the victims that have come
forward I hope it gives them
closure and comfort,
seeing justice done.
I have never met Soper himself.
His name came up in comments
on the blog from time to time.
I would be astonished
if that is the sum total
of those he'd harmed.
For decades, all this
has cast a shadow over
the school and the Abbey.
They have tried to move on,
for example at the sports field
the Soper Pavilion was recently
renamed, but it has been difficult
and an independent inquiry
commissioned by senior figures
in 2011 highlighted complaints
against eight teachers and monks.
To date five men have now been
convicted, including Soper,
of child-related sexual offences.
In a statement, Ealing Abbey
apologised and said their thoughts
and prayers are with
Amdrew Soper's victims.
their courage in coming forward.
The school apologised unreservedly
and said Saint Benedict's is now
a completely different institution.
Safeguarding, they say,
is their top priority.
The independent inquiry into child
abuse is to hear evidence
about Saint Benedict's in 2019.
Some believe more
allegations could surface.
There were gasps in the dock today
as Soper, the former Ealing Abbot,
faces spending the rest of his life
in prison for hideous crimes
against defenceless young boys.
The Crown Prosecution Service has,
for the second time,
decided not to take any action
against five police officers -
even though a jury decided they'd
used "unsuitable" force
against a mentally ill black man
who then died in police custody.
Sean Rigg's family has called
the decision "shameful"
and Frankie McCamley can
tell us why.
This decision has taken nearly ten
years. Sean Rigg was 40 years old he
had mental health problems after his
arrest he was restrained in the back
of a police van for eight minutes in
the prone position he suffered a
cardiac arrest and died for together
since his family have been fighting
for the five officers involved to be
charged. In 2012 and in question we
found what they called unsuitable
force after arresting Mr Rigg. The
family cat campaigning. Year ago the
Crown Prosecution Service said they
would not be bringing further
charges because there was not enough
evidence. The family fought with the
CPS to reconsider and today reached
the same decision, that these police
officers would not be charged. This
evening, just after the decision was
made, Sean Rigg was Max is that gave
us her reaction.
Theresa May herself has made
comments on the way that...
..the treatment that
Sean received from
the police officers, and yet, still,
there's no accountability
Where do families go from here?
And what message does this
send to police officers?
And why is there no justice?
As far as the case is concerned, is
Not exactly. The officers
still could face police misconduct
proceedings. That is being discussed
by the Met and the IP CC. They
promised to come to that vision as
quickly as possible.
That's BBC London News
this Wednesday night.
Now let's get the weather from Ben.
A lot going on with our weather over
the next 24 hours. Wet and windy
weather to stop tomorrow but then
things will turn significantly
colder. The winds are picking up.
This evening at night it will stay
blustery. Outbreaks of rain pushing
in from the West. A relatively mild
night and mild start to tomorrow.
That will not last. We will see not
one but two bursts of rain. Once
that clears, the skies will brighten
but we will bring in the cold,
north-westerly winds. Temperatures
will drop away as the day goes on.
6-9 during the afternoon. Into
Thursday night, we will start to see
entry showers pushing in from the
north-west. Some places could even
have a covering of snow to start
Friday. Friday is cold and bright