20/02/2014 Look East - West


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And that is all from us for this evening. Now on BBC

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Good evening. A gang that raped and sexually assaulted five vulnerable

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girls in Peterborough have been jailed at the Old Bailey. The girls,

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aged just 13 and 14, underwent horrific sexual abuse. These are the

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faces of the gang responsible. We can't show you the face of the

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youngest gang member because he s youngest gang member because he's

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just 14. This report from Louise Hubball.

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The Crown Prosecution Service described it as one of the worst

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cases of child sex abuse it had ever seen. And it happened here in

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Peterboro, where five vulnerable young girls were groomed and

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abused. This is one of the rapists, claiming, in his police interview,

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that he is still a virgin. But in reality, he was the boss of

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the gang. He sold a 13`year`old girl with severe learning difficulties

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for ?20 a time. In this public park, she was tied to a playhouse bench

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and abused by groups of men and boys. 32`year`old man was the oldest

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member of the gang, and during police questioning, speaking through

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a translator, he denied everything. There were other members. For the

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first time, we can reveal the 18 and 17`year`olds. The fifth boy is just

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14 years old. Back at the beginning of 2013, we topped with police

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officers from our community, social workers, and we said give us a list

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of young people who might be vulnerable to exploitation. We have

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taught the young people, we have said, you might want to speak to us

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today or in a few weeks or months, but what we want to do is share your

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experiences, what you have heard, seen, experienced, and let us take

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that. The police praised the bravery of the young girls who came

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forward. To protect her identity, this girl's words are spoken by an

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actor. After I left court, I thought the boys were going to get out and

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get me. I am still frightened they will kill me if they get out. In the

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future if I have a boyfriend with a child, it will be very hard to live

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with someone. This will be in my heart and head. The girls deserve

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the best support for the future. heart and head. The girls deserve

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the best support for the future We the best support for the future We

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will be with them on the journey to recovery step`by`step and ensure

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they can recover in the best way they can. But they have been through

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a lot, you heard today, but we're there with them and they deserve the

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best. The judge told four of the men they had brought discredit. One of

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them said he had betrayed his debt to his country `` to this country.

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And on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire s Breakfast Show they'll be asking:

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Should we regard sex offenders themselves as victims? That's

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tomorrow at 6am. Four teenagers have gone on trial

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today accused of murdering a pensioner. Luton Crown Court heard

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how 65`year`old Sharif Demirsay was held down and stabbed 11 times while

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his home in Kempston was burgled last May. All four defendants deny

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murder. The trial is expected to last six weeks.

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Medical trials to treat prostate cancer at Bedford Hospital are

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attracting international recognition. The trials focus on

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diet and food supplements. Prostate cancer is the most common form of

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cancer for men, with more than 40,000 diagnosed every year in the

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UK. Just over 80% survive for five years or more. But more than 10,000

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men die of the disease every year. Stuart Ratcliffe reports.

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We all know that healthy eating is important, and that a good diet can

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reduce and even prevent some diseases. But the research being

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carried out at Bedford Hospital seems to suggest that concentrated

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solutions are things such as broccoli, or even green tea, and

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they could help in the fight against prostate cancer. This is an MRI

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image of a prostate gland. You can see the tumour within it. Doctors

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have been looking at the effect these foods have on a patient's PSA.

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The higher this reading, the more likely it is that a man has prostate

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cancer. They have all been shown in laboratory studies already to have

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anti`cancer properties, either by reducing the growth rate of cancer

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cells or stopping them spreading, or making them die when they ought to.

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So the basic science is already there. What hasn't been proven is if

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you combine them, would there be a clinical effect in humans? That is

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what we set out to achieve with this study. This man was diagnosed with

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prostate cancer over three years ago, he is one of the patients who

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has taken part in this trial, and he has seen his PSA reading dropped by

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40%. Initially I was having urine and the tract problems, bladder

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problems. I know do not have any of those problems. I do not have to get

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up in tonight, people who have got enlarged prostate will know what I

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am talking about. I can go out and have a few pints of beer and not

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worry that I'm going to be up three times in tonight. The findings of

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this research are attracting worldwide attention is.

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Huntingdon Gymnastic Club celebrated the opening of its new extension

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today. It cost almost ?1.5 million and was officially unveiled by the

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former Prime Minister and Huntingdon MP Sir John Major, the patron of

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British Gymnastics. Olympic medallist Louis Smith impressed the

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crowds performing his London 20 2 routine.

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That's all from Look East but let's finish with the weather and Alex

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Dolan. finish with the weather and Alex

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Good evening. The last of any showers have cleared away eastwards,

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and the rest of the night looks largely dry and quite chilly. With

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those winds easing off, temperatures could get close to freezing, ringing

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the risk of a touch of frost. It's a chilly start the day tomorrow, but

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not a bad day. It will feel cooler and fresher, but there will be a

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good deal of sunshine through the morning. More cloud for the

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afternoon might produce an isolated shower, but for many of us it will

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be dry, highs of eight or nine Celsius. Quite a brisk breeze coming

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from the south`west, making it feel quite chilly. In a moment, the

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National forecast, but I will leave you with words about the weekend as

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Saturday looks like the best of the two days. The winds pick up a bit

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more for Sunday, the outlook. On Sunday, we have grey

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skies and a bit of drizzle, too. Good evening. You may have had the

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latest from the Met Office about the rainfall we have had this winter,

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the wettest winter on record. It is sometimes difficult to visualise the

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numbers. Let me explain how much rain we had. If you think about a

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stretch of land across the UK, we had about half a metre of rainfall

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falling so far this winter. That is, if the water didn't sleep into the

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ground. We have a huge amount of water brought in by areas of low

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pressure. 15 of them have been big storms, causing lots of

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