15/08/2017 London News


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Welcome to BBC London News. and on BBC One we now join the BBC's

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We start with the major travel disruption commuters faced

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at the height of rush hour this morning.

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The first was with that derailment at Waterloo Station.

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Part of a passenger train came off the track hitting a freight train.

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two people were injured when a train hit the buffers at the station.

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And finally, Holborn tube station had to be evacuated after smoke

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appeared on a central line train, as our transport correspondent,

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Just outside the UK's busiest station, Waterloo, a passenger train

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this morning partially derailed after colliding with an engineering

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train. Commuters have been warned not to use the station. I was trying

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to get out of London, there were no trains, cancelled or delayed. One

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thing on top of another, signal failures, training programmes,

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derailments, half of the platforms are closed and away, chaos. I do not

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know if they have told us anything, really. Slow and taking an hour and

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a bit to get into Waterloo. No one was hurt but investigators are

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trying to find out why the passenger train went through the points and

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was shunted off the track. Elsewhere in London, at King's Cross, platform

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nine was shot after the train did not stop in time and hit the

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buffers. Holborn tube station was evacuated after a train motor caught

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fire. It later reopened, but for passengers, it was extremely

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worrying. Before the train had stopped, a massive bang,

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immediately, the carriage I was in, it filled with smoke. People rose

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from their seats and try to funnel out of the doors. It was chaotic.

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People were just manic in trying to get out. Waterloo is in the middle

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of a huge redevelopment, ten out of 24 platforms were already closed.

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Now another three cannot be used. The concern is that the planned

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reopening date of the 28th of August will now slip. We are obviously very

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concerned about the derailment at Waterloo, that has to be

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investigated, and we are very nervous, we do not want the Waterloo

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upgrade to overrun and if it does, we will be calling on Network Rail

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and the Government to actually convince eight passengers. Very few

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trains are running in and out of Waterloo at the moment -- compensate

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passengers. The disruption could carry on until tomorrow.

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The words of a mother of a woman who took her own life

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32-year-old Sarah Reed had mental health issues

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An inquest found a series of failings by staff

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Well, her mother is calling for better protection

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Sarah Reed was just 32 when she was found dead in a cell

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Her family say she should never have been there.

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If they'd have said a secure unit, hospital, whatever, I'd have said

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In 2015, she was admitted to the Maudsley Hospital

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in South London, her family claims she was sexually assaulted

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Afterwards she was transferred to Holloway

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Marilyn says her daughter needed care, not custody,

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It needs to stop, it needs to be investigated,

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we need to have things put in place, that mental health is dealt

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At her inquest last month, Peter Thornton QC raised concerns

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about the care Sarah received and highlighted

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Holloway Prison closed last year after being branded as inadequate

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Sarah's inquest revealed how some national policies

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Now campaigners say Sarah is just one example of how the system

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is failing prisoners with mental illness.

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What we need to do is invest in quality specialist

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services in the community, especially mental health services,

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given that we know the majority of women who are sent to prison have

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The Government say they take the mental health of prisoners

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extremely seriously and have launched a suicide and self harm

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Marilyn knows Sarah had a troubled past.

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This is her in 2012 being assaulted by a Metropolitan Police officer

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But despite this, she remembers her daughter with fondness,

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and hopes her death will not have been in vain.

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The Ministry of Justice says it takes the mental health

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of prisoners extremely seriously and is increasing support

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Since the Grenfell Tower fire, there's been lots of attention

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on the estimated 700,000 Londoners who live in high-rise blocks.

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BBC London's Dan Freedman has spent a week in one of the first,

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and possibly most controversial, to meet some of the residents.

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The Trellick Tower was supposed to be

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an inspirational example of streets in the sky.

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But one resident who's lived there since the '70s

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says that vision hasn't really materialised.

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My name is Chris Paulsen and I'm originally from Cape Town.

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I've lived in Trellick Tower since '77.

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One of the problems we have here is the rubbish chutes

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are not built properly, there is some kind of kink in it.

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It gets blocked up and it ends up with people dumping

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We will have to see if we can clear it up quickly

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They have way too much on their plate.

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And of course, people on your own landing, taking in, say,

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a parcel from the postman for your neighbour,

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What was it like when you first moved in?

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They expected the place to run itself, really.

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There were laundry chutes, with quite expensive equipment in it.

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That is what you expect with coin-operated machinery

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There's never really been any serious trouble.

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Just one time, a woman got raped during the carnival.

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It's one of my favourite areas in London.

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Chris Paulsen ending that report there. Now the weather. We are

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finally getting a bit of sun. We have more sunny spells on the way

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this afternoon. Already we have seen glimpses of blue sky. This was in

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Bromley. Thank you for all the weather watcher pictures from today.

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This afternoon, the cloud is moving to the east, showers also. We are

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looking at a very pleasant afternoon, lots of brightness and

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sunny spells. We could even see up to 24, 25, as we did yesterday.

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South-westerly breeze through today. Tonight, the cloud melts away and we

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are left with mainly clear skies. Feeling quite a bit cooler. We may

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see high single figures in rural spots. Across the board, lows of 12,

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13. Tomorrow, another pleasant day, looking largely dry, cloud will come

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and go, a good deal of brightness and sunshine as well. Temperatures

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tomorrow getting up to 22, 20 three. Slightly more of a south-westerly

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breeze as well. Overnight on Wednesday into Thursday, rain coming

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from the West. That takes half of Thursday to clear. By the afternoon,

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some sunny spells and a few showers left behind as well. Friday, a

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little bit cooler. Largely dry, one or two showers. Thank you very much.

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Riz will be here tonight with our 6.30pm programme.

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But for now, from all of the lunchtime team,

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A brand-new series of Fake Or Fortune.

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