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here on BBC One, it's time
for the news where you are.
I'm Asad Ahmad.
The parents of a severely disabled
boy who fought doctors
at King's College Hospital
to keep their son on life support
say they feel "pure anger"
that it was removed,
and Isaiah Haastrup
was allowed to die.
The one-year-old was born
with "catastrophic" brain damage,
after mistakes by doctors.
His parents have been speaking
to Marc Ashdown about their loss.
Isaiah Haastrup's short life came
to a tragic end yesterday evening.
While he's been fighting to live,
his parents have been
fighting his hospital,
determined he should be given
every chance to survive.
He had a little
cheekiness about him.
Especially when you come
beside him and call his name,
when he open his eyes and stuff
and turn his head towards you.
That I'm going to miss, but,
right now, all I can feel
is just pure anger and...
All I know is justice
was not served - at all.
Isaiah was born at King's College
Hospital last February.
He suffered catastrophic
After an investigation,
King's eventually apologised
for mistakes doctors made that day.
His parents originally
accepted his prognosis,
but in April they saw signs of life
and disagreed he should
simply be allowed to die.
The hospital went to the High Court
to seek legal backing.
In November, a judge
agreed to a second opinion
from an independent expert.
In January, the court ruled life
support could be removed.
After the parents' appeals to UK
and European courts failed,
yesterday, medical support
was removed and Isaiah passed away.
King's told us they have always
actively sought to involve Isaiah's
parents in his care,
and have always acted
in his best interests.
They say the decision to apply
to the courts to remove
treatment was only taken
after careful consideration.
The parents still feel let down.
They say in court, doctors claimed
Isaiah could only breathe
for a few minutes unaided -
he actually survived
yesterday for seven hours.
They'd always argued he'd
have a chance of living
if he was weaned slowly
off life support.
These are Isaiah's
last precious moments.
Parents must be listened to more
and not just saying, well,
the doctors have spoken and looking
at the parents from a prism of
they are in grief or in pain,
they don't know what they're
doing, they're delusional.
But they allowed you to
get a second opinion?
All the judges agreed
with the hospital.
The attitude of the court is,
well, we don't care.
They are doctors,
you're not a doctor.
But we are the parents,
and we see our child.
I mean, we see him every single day.
The beauty of it is Isaiah
showed us what he can do
and that he wanted to live.
As a system, we let him down again,
even at that stage.
I think we need to review our system
we need to save more kids.
King's maintain it was always
impossible to predict how long
Isaiah could breathe
on his own and their priority
was to ensure he was
comfortable with his family.
We kept talking to him,
we kept singing to him,
to encourage him, to let him know
that we're here for him.
And he fought,
he fought all the way.
Takesha Thomas, Isaiah's mother,
speaking to Marc Ashdown.
And Louisa Preston,
this is a tragic case.
Yes, extremely upsetting for the
family, but also extremely
distressing for the hospital staff
involved in this case and obviously
there are lessons to be learned from
this. I think at the centre of this
the lesson has to be learned about
trust. Any hospital manager watching
this evening will be extremely
concerned about the fundamental
breakdown in that level of trust
between the parents and their
doctors. But we've seen many cases
like this before, melody Driscoll
another young girl being treated in
Kings, we've covered her story and
of course Charlie Gard, the case of
Charlie Gard. What they all have in
common is that parents are
questioning the notion that the
doctor knows best. As we go forward
what we have to think about is
hospital staff have to think very
much about parents being involved in
all those difficult decision-making
and making sure the parents feel
they are being listened to,
otherwise we will see many more
cases like this.
thank you. -- Louisa Preston, thank
Police are warning that a social
media craze for cyclists to get
as close as they can to moving cars
before swerving out the way
will lead to deaths,
after footage emerged
of a teenager being hit.
The boy's mother is now supporting
a campaign to stop other
cyclists who do the same,
who also put drivers
at serious risk.
Here's Yvonne Hall.
This is the so-called game teenagers
are calling "swerve the car".
But 15-year-old Paul Belcher
pushes his luck too far
and doesn't swerve in time.
Incredibly, Paul only suffers
bruising in the collision
near St Albans in Hertfordshire.
I just didn't know if he was OK,
if he was dead, if he had broken any
bones, if anyone else had been hurt.
The impact of such a stupid game
could have been a loss of life
in so many situations.
For drivers, it's terrifying
and dangerous too.
A pregnant woman in this car had
to be treated for shock.
This is the roundabout
in Borehamwood and it's a popular
location for teenagers playing
the so-called swerving game.
You can see how busy it is and how
dangerous it would be to ride a bike
straight towards these vehicles.
But what a lot of these youngsters
probably don't realise
is their actions are being picked up
on the CCTV camera and it
could lead to prosecutions.
This is really dangerous, to get
as close to the car as possible,
usually to intimidate the driver
and it's often being recorded,
because it's something
to put on social media
to show their friends as a fun game.
Well, our message is it isn't a fun
game, it's a dangerous game
and people will end up getting
killed and seriously injured.
Here, a cyclist even swerves
towards a police car.
Officers say the number
of complaints they're getting
They're now planning
a campaign in schools
to stop more teenagers
risking theirs and
other people's lives.
Yvonne Hall, BBC London News.
Today is International Women's Day,
and as part of our series hearing
from women who help run London,
tonight we meet Metropolitan Police
Commissioner, Cressida Dick.
In an open and honest
conversation with Riz Lateef,
she tells us about her personal
feelings every time there's
a fatal stabbing in London.
But she began by explaining
what it was like
when she learned she was to be given
the country's top job in policing.
I was thrilled, I was humbled,
I was astonished and I thought
about my mum, no longer
with us, sadly.
What would your mum have said?
I think she'd have laughed.
I think she'd be amazed
that her little girl
had gone on to do this.
How did you cope in those early
days, with the canteen culture
and sexism in the Force?
It was a different age,
and I was prepared to challenge.
I stood up for what I believed in,
but I remember one of my bosses
taking me into an office very early
on and saying, "You know,
Cressida, if you fight every
battle at the parapets,
you'll get shot down and that
will be the end of you".
So I think I learned that
you can't take on absolutely
every battle head on,
but you should stand
up for yourself.
Do you ever show vulnerability?
I heard myself saying to my senior
officers the other day that we'd had
a terrible year and I knew that some
of them would be feeling
like crying and, actually,
sometimes it's good for a team
to see a boss making themselves kind
of vulnerable in that way.
In terms of the shooting
of Jean Charles de Menezes,
you were cleared of any wrongdoing.
You were in charge
of that operation.
Did you ever question your
judgment after that?
I don't think you can be
an effective operational
leader if you don't ask
yourself hard questions.
Did I think that I had made,
you know, a fundamental error
of judgment in the decisions that
I made based on the
information I had?
No, I didn't - but a terrible,
terrible thing happened,
an innocent man was killed.
Does it ever feel like a personal
failure, when you hear
of another stabbing?
I suppose in a way...
I feel sad, of course,
for what has happened.
I feel sorry for everybody involved,
and I know that the public and media
are kind of counting each one,
and quite right too, because they're
all cherished children.
Every death is a tragedy and we
should all feel outraged by that.
What do you want your legacy to be?
I want London to be seen as a safe
city, in which people can see
that we have really taken violence
seriously and reduced the most
pernicious sorts of violence,
and that we have done everything
we can to prevent attacks.
Cressida Dick, speaking to Riz
Lateef. Now for a very different
weather forecast to the one we had
Lateef. Now for a very different
weather forecast to the one we had
exactly a week ago?
And greatly different, a lovely end
to the day and the March sunshine is
starting to get strength to it. It's
still cold enough for a touch of
frost which we will see tonight.
Partly cloudy skies, good clear
spells and even if temperatures
don't drop below freezing there will
be close enough for a touch of grass
on the -- touch of frost on the
grass. The best part of the day
early on, some sunshine in many
areas. Quickly turning hazy as cloud
drifts up through the south and late
morning. There will be some splashes
of rain towards the south of London.
It will turn heavier as we go into
the night, temperatures peaking at 9
degrees. Saturday morning, while the
start. The best of the sunshine in a
morning. More cloud into the
afternoon with one or two showers.
It's going to be incredibly mild,
the warmest day of the year so far.
Temperatures up to around 15. It
stays mild into