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into Good evening.
Tensions were running high in Luton tonight as 100 people gathered to
voice their concerns over policing in the town. These were the scenes
at the community centre. It comes amid claims that a man with severe
autism was beaten up by police. Two officers have been put on restricted
duties while Bedfordshire Police investigate the claims. Our Home
Affairs Correspondent, Sally Childzoy, met Farukh Ali, the man at
the centre of these allegations Farukh Ali, severely autistic and
with the mental capacity of a five`year`old returns home from his
time being cared for at a day centre. He is in shock after
allegedly being beaten by police in an unprovoked attack outside his own
home. They dragged him, they punched him, they held him hard and try to
get a grip of him by his coat. It was outrageous the way they
approached him. Within one second it happened. Because of his severe
autism, Farukh Ali likes routine, he likes to help the bin men every
Thursday by moving his neighbour's winds. It is while he was doing this
that two police officers sat in a police car nearby spotted him. One
allegedly climbed out and attack him. Since the incident about a
fortnight ago, his family say he has closed in on himself. Inside the
house, he has close the door on the world. He is more incoherence,
scared, worried and agitated. He cannot communicate as well as we
do, and it is more guessing about how he is getting angry and anyone
he sees, like a camera dressed in black. He will think that is someone
from the police force. These are some of the injuries it is claimed
he suffered at the hands of Well at tonight's meeting in Luton, there
were calls for the police officers alleged to have been involved in the
incident to be suspended. The officer. The decision has been
made at this time to suspend the officers and not dismiss them. But
you have powers to do that? The decision on this occasion has been
to restrict the officers and not suspend them. That decision will be
reviewed as this progresses. A mother has been describing the
chaos that surrounded the last moments of her teenager daughter's
life. Elouise Keeling collapsed with breathing problems during a cadet's
day at an RAF base in Cambridgeshire last summer. She'd suffered an
asthma attack. An ambulance was called but went to the wrong
location. But by the time it arrived it was too late. Struggling to
breathe, Ellie Keeling, aged 14 said she was going to die. People
with her told her not to panic, an ambulance was on the way. It wasn't.
In the middle is her mum, who moments before, she had called for
help. "I can't breathe, I can't walk," she told her. When Karen
Keeling saw her daughter, she was gasping for air, lying on her back.
"No, that's Wyton," she heard someone say. "This is Brampton"
That was Michael Smith, the cadet leader, then 18, who dialled 99 .
"They asked me for a postcode," he told the inquest. "I looked it up on
my phone". "That shows RAF Brampton and RAF Wyton," he said they told
him. "We're at RAF Brampton," he said, "in the village of Brampton".
At 7:48, he called for an ambulance, but it was sent to Wyton, ten miles
away. At 8:10, the second ambulance arrives at the right location, but
at 9:13, the inquest was told, Ellie Keeling was pronounced dead. Behind
her colleague is Suzanne Truston, who took the emergency call. She was
based in Norfolk, and didn't know that area, she told the inquest
"Would identifying a road name have been better"? She was asked. "In
hindsight, definitely," she said. An ambulance was first sent from
Huntington, a couple of miles or so from where Ellie was, but when the
crew queried if they were going to Brampton or Wyton, they were stood
down. The coroner said sadly another crew, closer to Wyton, were sent
instead. Ellie Keeling was described today as popular and bubbly, a young
lady with everything to live for. Tomorrow, at her inquest, more
evidence will be heard how she died. Bosses at Northampton General
Hospital have met today to discuss ways to ease pressure on its A
department. All non`emergency operations have been cancelled and
the Chief Executive says it's having a knock`on effect on other services
too. Our reporter Waseem Mirza joins me now with the latest. What is the
hospital saying tonight? Northampton General Hospital has told us it has
cancelled all nonemergency operations, things like knee and hip
replacements and hernia repairs This is because of the amount of
people coming in for emergency treatment. In the past week, more
than 1800 people have attended A, that is up more than 7% on last
year. The hospital is now warning of the possibility of further
cancellations in the coming days. How have the hospital found
themselves in this position? The chief executive told us it is down
to an increase OnDemand on its services which is affecting their
ability to see, treat and discharge patients as quickly as possible
More patients are being admitted because they are struggling to find
medical services in their own communities. What is the advice to
patients? If you are waiting for an operation, you will be contacted by
the hospital if there are any changes. Meanwhile they are urging
people to call their GP, pharmacists or the nonemergency helpline, 1 1.
In football ` just two of our teams were in action tonight. In League
One, Stevenage drew 1`1 game away to Crawley. Elsewhere Peterborough
faced Sheffield at Brammell Lane. Final score was 2`0.
That's all from the late team, now let's get the weather.
We had a frost last night and we are likely to have a frost tonight as
temperatures are diving under clear skies. Many places will get close to
freezing if not low as we get towards tomorrow morning. If you
wake up early you may experience mist and fog patches first thing.
But they should clear fairly quickly and then there should be sunny
spells. For the afternoon there will be patchy cloud at times, but it
should stay dry. In a moment, we will have the National forecast but
I will leave you with my out look. Thursday is dry with sunny spells.
By Friday, a week will stay miles into the weekend.
And with more on that, here is the National forecast.
Good evening. The skies across England and Wales are clearing. It
will turn cold once again. A different story for Scotland and
Northern Ireland. But ahead of that, the skies are clearing for England
and Wales. It will turn cold, so we will start tomorrow with a frost and
will also be some fog around. The frost will set in, getting down to
three below in rural spots. It is not until the latter part of the
night where we will see the fog thickening up. All while, the wind
is increasing. And