26/06/2014 Look East - West


26/06/2014

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First tonight, the dramatic CCTV footage which shows the momdnt

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a man was injured in a violdnt hit and run attack in Luton.

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The police are treating it as attempted murder and are linking

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it to another attack last month in which a man was shot in the back.

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Fae Southwell's report contains footage some

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A car hits a pedestrian, carrying him on the bonnet before

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Stunned, he crawls towards the kerb and tries to stand up.

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The driver pauses for a momdnt, then turns and speeds off.

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This is a hit and run that police are treating as attempted mtrder.

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It follows another offence `lmost three weeks earlier

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In that attack a man was shot in Addington Way

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He'd been leaving a party when he was ambushed

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by two masked men who blastdd him in the back with pellets.

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The information we have got is that both of these

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were targeted attacks and that they were attempted murders.

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It is a miracle that both of them have got such minor injuries.

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Anyone else may have died from these injuries.

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Being hit in the back with a shotgun, it is very lucky.

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Also the car incident, with the way the victim has fallen,

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it has been fortunate he has not landed on his head and been killed.

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In all, police are investigating three incidents.

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The first, on May 25th, is the shooting in Addington Way.

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This was followed on June 12th by the hit and run near Radnor Road

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Then later that same night a car crashed in Raven Hill.

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Detectives want to trace a blonde man seen running away.

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These people probably have a reputation.

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People may be frightened of speaking to the police

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But these are such serious latters that I would urge them to come

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forward and talk to us in confidence.

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Police believe the same people are responshble

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Anyone with information is `sked to contact Crimestoppers or

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The British Horseracing Authority has announced a zero`tolerance

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approach to the use of anabolic steroids in the industry.

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It's in response to horse r`cing's biggest ever doping scandal,

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involving Godolphin Stables in Newmarket a year ago.

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The authority is also introducing new rules on the registration

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This was a controversy that shook racing to the core.

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Godolphin, a global brand ilmersed in the biggest doping scand`l

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Today, in response, more th`n one year later, British Horseracing

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Authority announced its toughest policy yet on illegal sterohds.

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It presented an opportunity for us to build on regulations and we have

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We have committed more resotrces to it.

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Now we have got one of the strongest anti`doping and

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They have introduced a complete ban on steroids, with no excepthons

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Testing can be carried out at any time and if steroids are

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given to a horse there will be a 12 month ban from training

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Two Newmarket trainers paying the price for illegal doping.

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Mohammed al Zarooni was the first banned, for eight years.

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And then Gerard Butler, banned for five years.

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Jon has trained horses in Newmarket since 1995.

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He welcomes today's ruling with open arls.

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It is very important that r`cing is seen to have a zero tolerance

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We have seen in athletics, cycling, that a sport which allows that

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to happen shoots itself in the foot with public opinion,

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It means that the testers c`n knock on your door any time,

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day or night, and say they want to test your horses.

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These rules come into force on the 1st of January next xear

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They are designed to make British racing the cleanest in the world.

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Drug addiction charities have been meeting

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in Northampton today to discuss ways to tackle the use of legal highs.

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Often sold as plant food, b`th crystals or pond cleaner, they use

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ingredients that can be dangerous to humans but are easily accessible.

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The effect ` similar to illegal drugs

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The Kettering charity 'Solvd It says one in 12

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And last year nearly 6,500 people were treated in hosphtal

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And there have been dozens of deaths.

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Today's conference was the first of its kind in the country.

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Experts were joined by police, Trading Standards

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and the health service to formulate a report to take to Westminster

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Earlier I spoke to Kevin Sh`pland from Solve It.

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I asked him how the charity was planning to tackle the issud.

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Obviously this is a debate that is still going on but

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from a charity prospective, we believe

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the only long`term effectivd way to deal with it is through education.

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Education starting as young as in primary schools and conthnuing

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This week, we have seen the drug Kat, which was a legal high,

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Can you see that happening with others in the future?

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The trouble is with the nattre of new psychoactive substances that

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it is very easy to change a chemical mixture

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and you might ban it one minute and the next minute it is legal again.

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You are compiling a report that you are hoping to take to Westmhnster

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What we wanted to achieve today is that we brought together ne`rly 60

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organisations from around the UK to get different perspectivds on it.

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All that will be brought together in a report and anything that

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assists the decision`making process at central government

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An investigation is underwax after a gas explosion ripped through

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a cul`de`sac in Milton Keynes this morning.

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Four homes were damaged but no one was hurt.

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A number of families were evacuated from their homes

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and a garage containing gas cylinders was completely destroyed.

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Time to get the weather now with Alex Dolan

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We'll be back with our Breakfast bulletins first thing

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We've got a shift in weather pattern and and already a bit of rahn.

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It will be light and patchy with some heavy bursts

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and should have cleared out of the way

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by the early hours of tomorrow morning.

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There will be some patchy r`in first thing and some brighter spells

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and then we will see these really heavy, thundery showers devdloping

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There could be some particularly heavy downpours.

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It will take a while for these showers to clear.

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They will be quite slow movhng, producing a lot of rain

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the outlook, hopefully by Sunday most of us will be dry. Alex has

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more detail now. If you have a barometer wowily have

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seen the pre low pressure moving in. There will be some sunny spells

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tomorrow but more downpours. There is a greater risk of seeing

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thunder and lightening. Here is the low pressure. Most of the showers

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have been on this wet weather

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