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missing. That's all from the BBC News at Six - so it's goodbye from
Drama as the Northampton couple facing international, are
hospitalised on the day of their extradition. Two people dead and
many more injured in a major accident on the M11. We'll be live
at the scene. We'll be hear later not programme
marking 50 years of Formula One at Silverstone. The cars that lade
Silverstone. The cars that made history. We'll hear from ond of the
history. We'll hear from one of the biggest names in sport.
And the photograph that savdd the And the photograph that saved the
life of a little girl. How Gracie is living with her special eye.
The dramatic scenes as a couple set to be extradited to the US for fraud
charges were taken to hospital. Paul and Sandra Dunham were expected to
leave this morning for a London police station and then on to
Heathrow Airport. Instead, police officers had to break into their
home. The couple were treated by home. The couple were treatdd by
paramedics. Both face trial in America accused of fraud and money
laundering. We can go live to our reporter outside the hospital
laundering. We can go live to our reporter outside the hospit`l no
norm Hampton. Do we know how the den hams are this evening? `` Denhams
hams are this evening? `` Ddnhams are this evening? There's no
official confirmation from dither official confirmation from either
side of the Atlantic. The Dtnhams are being treated here at
Northampton General Hospital and are under observation for their physical
and psychological strength. Today was supposed to be the day they were
in the cussed to Di of the US in the cussed to Di of the TS
authorities but instead are in the care of the medical professhon.
care of the medical profession. Inside the Dunhams home there was no
response. Despite repeated `ttempts to contact them, police took drastic
action. The couple were found in a bedroom conscious but in need
action. The couple were found in a bedroom conscious but in nedd of
medical help. A paramedic was medical help. A paramedic was
called. The couple from Northampton have been fighting their extradition
to the US. They face fraud and money to the US. They face fraud and money
laundering charges in the state of Maryland. Speaking last week before
they were given a date for their extra digs, the couple said they
were living in fear `` extr`dition. were living in fear `` extr`dition.
Every time someone comes on to the driveway, postman, you just don t
driveway, postman, you just don't know. We have no idea when someone's
going to arrive to tell us what decision, on which day, has been
made for us to be taken awax. Criminal proceedings were launched
Criminal proceedings were l`unched after the Dunhams lost a civil case
in the US in 2009. They deny any wrongdoing but say they are the
victims of a personal vendetta against their former employer's
victims of a personal vendetta against their former employdr's son.
against their former employer's son. But he told me he has no involvement
in the criminal investigation conducted by the FBI and thd
in the criminal investigation conducted by the FBI and the US
department of justice. Am I out to get him? I'm not out to
again anyone but I think we all feel that we would like a sense of
justice. I think any reason`ble person in society would like to
justice. I think any reasonable person in society would likd to make
person in society would like to make sure to see that justice is done.
This morning, the couple were due to report to a Central London police
station before being put on a flight to America. Instead, the couple who
both have ongoing medical condition are being treated in hospit`l.
both have ongoing medical condition are being treated in hospital. Mr
Dunham still dressed in his night clothes was able to walk to the
ambulance. His wife was taken clothes was able to walk to the
ambulance. His wife was takdn in a ambulance. His wife was takdn in a
stretcher. Their condition is still being assessed. What happens now?
That's still unclear tonight. I've spoken to authorities on both sides
of the Atlantic, the FBI, the US department for justice, the US
marshal service, the Home Office. They won't g into too much detail
about the extradition process. The Home Office say the Dunhams need to
appeal to the court. It is ` Home Office say the Dunhams need to
appeal to the court. It is a matter appeal to the court. It is ` matter
for them not the Home Secretary. We for them not the Home Secretary. We
don't know why the Dunhams needed hospital treatment. They have
ongoing health problems. But I suspect this will only delax
ongoing health problems. But I suspect this will only delay the
suspect this will only delax the extradition process rather than stop
it. The couple's lawyers tonight are asking for a 14`day reprievd.
asking for a 14`day reprieve. Thank you. Two people have died and
many more have been injured in a major crash on the M11. It happened
on the northbound carriagew`y this on the northbound carriageway this
afternoon. Five vehicles, including a horse transporter crashed between
junction 7, the turning for Harlow and junction 8 for Stansted Airport.
Ben blend is at Great Hallingbury near Bishop's Stortford. Ben. What
you can see just behind me hs near Bishop's Stortford. Ben. What
you can see just behind me is the you can see just behind me is the
northbound carriageway. London is there, Cambridge up that wax.
northbound carriageway. London is there, Cambridge up that way. This,
just a few moments ago was packed full the cars and lories sitting in
queues, some for over four hours, the accident having happened just
after 2.00 this afternoon. Police and emergency services confirmed it
involved three cars, a lorrx and emergency services confhrmed it
involved three cars, a lorry and a involved three cars, a lorrx and a
horsebox. A while ago, I went up the road and could see the vehicles are
still there. There are a lot of emergency services still at the
scene. The reason the northbound carriage way's open is they've been
turning vehicles around, thdy've turning vehicles around, thdy've
been turned and sent back down towards the direction of London.
Earlier I spoke to one man who saw what had happened.
I a lot of flames and black smoke. The smoke went many feet into the
air. It was unrecognisable as a car. It must be. What else could cause a
fire on the road that size? Police have still got this road closed.
fire on the road that size? Police have still got this road closed The
southbound side, if you're heading towards London, is reopen. But
northbound remains shut for the time being. The Highways Agency belief it
will remain shut until at ldast 2.00am this morning. This accident
having caused disruption is likely to continue until late in into
evening. A coroner raised concerns about the
design of a hotel swimming pool where a couple drowned in April last
year. Komba and Josephine were where a couple drowned in April last
year. Komba and Josephine were found dead at the Downhall Countrx House
dead at the Downhall Country House Hotel. The family want an apology
and haven't ruled out legal action. Komba, who was 31, and married
and haven't ruled out legal action. Komba, who was 31, and marrhed with
Komba, who was 31, and married with two children, had gone to the hotel
with Josephine, a 22`year`old nursing student from South East
London. It was supposed to be a celebration of her birthday but it
went tragically wrong. On April 27th, they went to the hotel pool.
But neither could swim. Another guest saw them struggling but
thought it was a prank. Both drowned. Today, an inquest jury in
Chelmsford recorded a verdict of accidental death. The coroner said
accidental death. The corondr said she had concerns about the design of
the swimming pool. She said she'd register those concerns with the
chartered institute of environmental health. Komba's brothers and sister
have been in court throughout. health. Komba's brothers and sister
have been in court throughott. They have been in court throughout. They
heard evidence that the pool sloped too steeply. CCTV was inadequate.
There was no lifeguard. It should have been avoided if there was a
lifeguard. If there was somebody there they should have gone there to
rescue him, both of them, obviously. The hotel pool has closed. There are
no plans to reopen it. Komba's sister wants the down Downh`ll
sister wants the down Downhall Country House Hotel to apologise.
They haven't ruled out legal action. Today, the council said it had
already carried out a full investigation. It will now decide
whether or not to begin legal whether or not to begin legal
proceedings in the wake of the two deaths.
The jury in the case of three The jury in the case of three
Mennaye cued of sex crimes `gainst Mennaye cued of sex crimes against
teenage girls in Peterborough has retired to consider its verdict.
retired to consider its verdict Cambridge Crown Court heard the
youngsters, as young as 13 were bee fronteded by the men and sexually
abused. Yasser alley, Daaim Ashraf and James daily all deny the charges
of the The biotech industry is an hndustry
which measures progress in decades rather than years. That's the
warning from MPs who say the warning from MPs who say thd
American drugs firm Pfizer must offer a long`term commitment before
it can be allowed to take over Astra Zeneca. AstraZeneca is planning to
move its headquarters to Calbridge. move its headquarters to Calbridge.
Pfizer's only promised so far move its headquarters to Cambridge.
Pfizer's only promised so f`r to Pfizer's only promised so f`r to
keep work in the US for five Pfizer's only promised so far to
keep work in the US for fivd years. MPs dismissed that promise of little
value. Both companies put forward their
case. Pfizer saying their takeover deal will go ahead. Astra Zdn cab,
deal will go ahead. Astra Zen cab, their company, they say, colmitted
their company, they say, committed to thousands of jobs and long`term
research. Now, MPs asking for similar assurances from thel.
research. Now, MPs asking for similar assurances from them. I'd
like to see the company comlit similar assurances from thel. I d
like to see the company commit to, if they were to merge their science
activities, not to sack people as a result of duplication but to use
that resource to develop new research. Which ever pharmaceutical
company wins, they will be at research. Which ever pharmaceutical
company wins, they will be `t the heart of the pie owe medical camp.
This camp has ambitions to be at the cutting edge of research for decades
to come. Pfizer have only commitsed though to five years.
Now the Government being told to obtain longer guarantees from
Pfizer. A commitment of fivd years Pfizer. A commitment of five years
is of little value say the Commons select semi. In an industry that
measures progress in decades not years.
If there is a Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca and they make
commitments as part of that, which we would expect them to do, we'd
hold them to it. They could not break them. We would want robust
commitments that they stick to. Who takes up residents here will be
decided ultimately by shareholders. The power to decide which of these
companies come to Cambridge lies with them regardless of what MPs or
Government demand. Controversial plans to build a
60`bed care home and sheltered accommodation in bricks worth have
been given the go`ahead. The planning committee gave its
approval. But Brixworth Parhsh approval. But Brixworth Parish
Council is against the plans saying the facility is not needed `nd
the facility is not needed and medical services will not cope.
Hinchingbrooke was the only small hospital to make the short`list for
the award of top hospitals. It was judged by an expert panel on 12 key
medical inDick eighters. Those are your top stories. Now over to Stuart
and Suzie for the rest of the programme.
Still to come tonight, a sports day with a difference, with a double
Olympic medal winner attending. And Olympic medal winner attending. And
we will talk to Damon Hill `s Olympic medal winner attendhng. And
we will talk to Damon Hill `s they celebrate 40 years at Silverstone.
Childhood I can say is very rare, just 50 year `` cases a year. The
family of Gracie had no idea family of Gracie had no idea
anything was wrong until thdy family of Gracie had no ide`
anything was wrong until they posted a photograph on social medi`.
This was Gracie with her baby sister. A friend said that her I did
not look right and that she could be killed. She was, she has eyd
not look right and that she could be killed. She was, she has eye cancer.
`` that she was poorly. Thex killed. She was, she has eyd cancer.
`` that she was poorly. Thex are now giving support to the charity.
So special that every six months the specialist makes her a new one.
Perfectly painted her brilliant blue.
Soon, she'll be old enough to have an eye that moves.
This one is plastic. They take it out and then they wash it. Then they
put it back in and then it feels good.
At school in Northampton, four year old Gracie is no different
We have two make sure that she is in a position where she is seeing
clearly and during reading, I am aware of what she can see and what
she is reading, but other than that, Gracie is just like all the other
It was this snap that raised alarm bells.
A friend on social media spotted that Gracie's eye looked different.
In fact she had stage four retinoblastoma.
So serious, the eye had to be removed.
It is traumatic to lose an eye. To me, it was heartbreaking, bdcause
me, it was heartbreaking, because that is something that I have looked
at since she was born. It is a very special bond is looking in their
eyes. For me, it was a loss. For two years,
the Hyland family has been supported They're now ambassadors
for the charity, taking part Crucially with childhood eye cancer,
it's about knowing the signs. A white reflection or red exe in a
photograph. And early diagnosis is very
important to make sure that they can get treatment quickly to save their
life. It is a fast`growing cancer, so every week would make a
difference. There are limits on Gracie's future,
she is not allowed to be a truck driver or a pilot. She is not
bothered, she wants to be a teacher just like her teacher.
64 years ago, there was somdthing 64 years ago, there was somdthing
new in the sporting calendar. It was the very first Formula 1
championship, it was held at Silverstone and the king was there.
This year, they host their 50th This year, they host their 40th
Grand Prix. Everyone joined in the celebrations.
Milestone birthdays are usu`lly accompanied by special treats, and
they had won its August and today. A collection of cars that took the
flag on the circuit. It is like being a child on
Christmas day. I am a big fan, I Christmas day. I am a big f`n, I
wish that I could drive all of them here. It is always nice to discover
new things. This year's Silverstone celebrates
50 years. This driver, plus Damon Hill, received lots of attention,
but the old cars with the stars on the grid.
This comedy 's debut in 1977, it was the worst Formula 1 car to be `` he
first Formula 1 car to be turbo`charged. This won the 199
Grand Prix. This car one, and Damon Hill
thrilled a legion of fans when he drove this to glory in 1996.
Whilst his glory came in thhs car, tickets will be thin on the ground
this summer if Lewis Hamilton continues to win.
Every time Lewis wins, our tickets rise. We are very excited that he is
winning. This season's cars don't sotnd
This season's cars don't sound anything like the classics. Whilst
this car gave a short burst, the veterans would not be too pleased.
He just drove the car and he veterans would not be too pleased.
He just drove the car and he broke it. It is 31 years old, I think it
is just an oil leak. Fast and fragile, the winners back
on the start line for old thme's on the start line for old time's
sake. I talked to Damon Hill and asked
sake. I talked to Damon Hill and `sked him
whether being reunited with that car had taken him back in time.
It certainly does. This is the car I won the championship in and I had a
very intimate experience, you could call it, in this car. You bdcome
call it, in this car. You become united with the car and you live out
these intense experiences as a driver, winning the championship.
What are your memories of the year that ended so brilliantly for you?
There are so many. It is difficult to talk about it, but crosshng the
line after a tough season in Japan and getting out of the car `nd
and getting out of the car and realising that I had done it. It was
the best feeling in the world. Now you are at Silverstone for this
special anniversary. Tell us about the circuit, because it has changed
quite a lot. It has changed a lot, but it has retained its character is
a challenging circuit. A lot of the new circuits are quite tight, this
is one that is like an airfield, it is one that is like an airfield, it
pays back a driver who has a good engine. It is also surrounddd
pays back a driver who has ` good engine. It is also surrounded by
engine. It is also surrounddd by hundreds of thousands of fans who
know everything about motor racing and will be there to support you if
you win. I can imagine that that is very
important. This year, looking at this season, another British driver
doing extremely well. What xou this season, another British driver
doing extremely well. What xou make about what has happened with Lewis
Hamilton? Yes, it is a change around, for the
last four years it was about Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel. Now
Mercedes have got their act together. Lewis took a gamble, went
to the Mercedes team, peopld thought he was mad, but they are very
competitive this year. They are the best team and he is bracing with a
very tight championship battle, and he will come to the British Grand
Prix with an enormous amount of expectation and an opportunity to go
expectation and an opportunhty to go closer to another world title will
stop. And Red Bull not as dominant as they
have been. Can they hit back? That is the big question. Renault have
come out with something that is difficult to change in the middle of
difficult to change in the liddle of the season, but they are working
very hard. It would be great if they could overcome their deficit and
compete with Mercedes, just as they found wanting to see them r`ce.
compete with Mercedes, just as they found wanting to see them race. But
found wanting to see them r`ce. But Lewis has the advantage and will
encapsulate on that while he Lewis has the advantage and will
encapsulate on that while hd can. After the London Olympics, dveryone
was talking about the legacy. After the London Olympics, everyone
was talking about the legacy. Today in Essex, there was a speci`l games
designed to carry on that Olympics momentum.
Double medal winner Rebecca Adlington was the special guest,
Double medal winner Rebecca Adlington was the special gtest and
the children had their own questions.
She has had her success, but Rebecca Adlington is still bending over
backwards to encourage the next generation to keep fit and have fun.
It is what legacy games Day is all about.
It is about getting everyone It is about getting everyond
active. It is not about competition, it is about everyone
playing with everyone, everxone is excited, which is great.
I think so many people keep on saying what a legacy has there
I think so many people keep on saying what a legacy has thdre been
saying what a legacy has there been from the games? That was thd
saying what a legacy has thdre been from the games? That was the motto
from London 2012. It is so difficult to judge, but things like this
today, getting everyone involved, it is creating a legacy, which is the
best thing. Now retired from swimming, she loves
working with children who were as working with children who were as
keen about discovering her life in the jungle.
We had to eat a crocodile. I heard that you pee in the Paul. I
do not always pee in the swhmming do not always pee in the swimming
pool. What was it like to meet her? It was
really good. I was inspired by how she was dedicated to win.
It was really amazing to medt she was dedicated to win.
It was really amazing to meet her she was dedicated to win.
It was really amazing to medt her in real life.
1000 children from ten local schools. Organisers quick off the
mark to exploit London's legacy. mark to exploit London's legacy
When I found out about winning mark to exploit London's legacy.
When I found out about winning the Olympics, which was fantasthc,
When I found out about winnhng the Olympics, which was fantastic, it
was really for us to think `bout how it could engage or distant gauge ``
disengaged children. It was about engaging all children in fun
activities. It is great that they see that I am
a normal person. I think some It is great that they see that I am
a normal person. I think sole people think that athletes are super heroes
and they ask what IE did. Id think that athletes are supdr heroes
and they ask what IE did. Ie to think that athletes are super heroes
and they ask what IE did. Id to what they eat. We are all very normal. ``
they ask what I eat. We want to get them all involved.
It is the fourth of these legacy It is the fourth of these ldgacy
games to get children involved. With Rebecca's help, it is working.
The boy in the Red Hat had ` slow The boy in the Red Hat had ` slow
start, but he seemed to catch up. I think he won.
It has been a beautiful day. A number of places got to 20 degrees.
Places started at much colder Places started at much colder
temperatures. And the temperatures will go up, they will stay through
the weekend, bringing warm and will go up, they will stay through
the weekend, bringing warm and sunny weather. If you are thinking about
plans for the weekend, it is looking warm and sunny. These satellite
pictures show how much sunshine we have had across the region. It has
been a bit cold on the coast, but certainly a fine evening for all of
us. A dry night with clear spells. We might have some mist patches.
Temperatures tonight, with that warm air, they should not drop as low as
last night. Towns and cities, take off a a few degrees if you `re in
the countryside. A light wind. Tomorrow, there should be more
sunshine and it should warm up during the Dave will stop averages
may climb higher than today. We are looking at highs of 20 Celsius,
looking at highs of 20 Celshus, possibly up to 21 or 22 Celsius. The
possibly up to 21 or 22 Celsius The numbers on their work around the
coast with the breeze, but a numbers on their work around the
coast with the breeze, but ` fine afternoon. What happens next? This
is the pressure pattern for the weekend, we have high`pressure right
across the British Isles. Stnday into Monday, it starts to change.
The low pressure will move hn, but The low pressure will move hn, but
it is not expected to get us until later on Monday, but it will mean
that, after a dry start, it will go downhill. Make the most of the next
view days, up to 20 Celsius, with showers arriving by Monday.
We might go. That is all from us for this
evening. See you tomorrow. Goodbye. at the European elections
on May the 22nd. even though that would wreck
the recovery and destroy jobs.