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Hello and welcome to Look East, with Susie and me.


The headlines tonight from Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.


A prison is held partly to blame tonight for the death


of a suicidal prisoner, who killed himself while on remand


In a special report we talk to those on the inside.


I wouldn't even say there was a proper medical unit.


There is one nurse, who walks around with a trolley.


A hospital goes to court to evict a patient, after he refuses to give


A week after a tidal surge threatened the region's sea


defences, we assess the scale of the damage to the coastline.


And what they think about President Donald Trump


in this corner of America...in Essex!


Chelmsford Prison was today held partly responsible


for the death of a young inmate, who killed himself while being cared


Dean Saunders was remanded to the jail after being accused


of the attempted murder of his father.


His family say he was mentally ill and suicidal,


But at the end of a two-week inquest, jurors decided Mr Saunders


had been the victim of neglect and serious failings by the private


company which provided medical care at the prison.


Dean Saunders family leaving the court after the hearing. He said he


should have been in hospital, not caged in a Victorian prison. I do


not want another family to go through this. Do you think they will


if nothing changes? Definitely. It will happen again. There were gasps


when the foreman read out that his death was contributed to by neglect.


They were failings by Chelmsford prison. Including complacency about


his state of mind and circumstances. The family said they were let down


by studious feelings by both the police system and the mental health


people have a lesson to us. It is people have a lesson to us. It is


much too late in the day, but the whole thing away wasn't. Words


cannot describe how much we miss him. A little bit of home remains in


his son, who will grow up knowing his father was a very proud dad.


They will also know the injustice against them. They are now urging


the coroner to prepare a report highlighting the feelings in order


to prevent another needless death. So, just how serious were


the problem at Chelmsford Prison? We have been speaking to some


of Dean's friends and people who have seen inside the prison


medical wing, to find out more. Dean Saunders was


a stay-at-home dad. His friends remembered


him as a generous man He did not have a bad


bone in his body. There is nothing bad


to say about him. How it was and how it ended up,


it wasn't fair, was it? And this is where he ended


up - the medical wing Dean Saunders was


paranoid and delusional. It was here he was taken off


constant watch and put The prison medical wing is run


by a private company, Care UK. Martin Huggins spent five weeks


inside the prison last year. I wouldn't even say there


was a proper medical unit in there. He described his experiences


of the healthcare system There was a little hole in the wall,


like that, obviously, with glass or bars on,


to protect the nurse. From there, the queue


sometimes went as far back People queuing back up the stairs.


It was ridiculous. And they were all looking


for medical help? Yeah, and all the people


waiting, by this time, their dinner is going cold.


They are getting angry, cos no one likes waiting


around in long queues. And then, you have people


trying to jump in. At the inquest questions were raised


about Care UK's practices. None of the people who took


the dedicion to take Dean off constant monitoring


were medically qualified. One of them was Amanda De La


Bruyere, the Care UK One prison officer quoted


her as once saying: The prison governor was also made


aware of these concerns. We have obtained an anonymous


whistle-blower letter, sent to him. Again, alleging cost cutting


and staff reductions At the inquest,


Amanda De La Bruyere denied that cost was a factor


in the decision to alter The inquest heard about a string


of failures to do with Dean's care. He could not call his family


because the numbers His mother walked out


of the hearing several times, "Dean Saunders should


never have been inside. But that is wher he ended up


and that was where vhe was left alone, out of sight from the people


who could have saved him." Care UK, the company


which runs the medical wing, issued a statement offering


its condolences to the family. It has decided to end its contract


with Chelmsford Prison, saying there were insufficient


resources available The company says it has developed


a plan to help prevent future tragedies and this


will now be reviewed, It has emerged today


that a hospital in Norfolk went to court


to evict a patient who refused to leave


his hospital bed. The patient had been on the ward


at the James Paget Hospital Another patient claimed the man


treated the ward like a hotel. Let's get the details


now, from Debbie Tubby. The manners to believe to from


Portugal. They say his two-year


stay was unnecessary. He was deemed fit to be discharged,


but despite offers of care Because he would not give his


consent, they could not make him go. The hospital did not take


the decision lightly, They went to court in December


to get a court order to enforce his removal


from the hospital, so they could use He was eventually


evicted ten days ago. Earlier, I spoke to a woman


who was also a patient on the She did not want to be


identified, but told me she was disgusted it had been allowed


to go on for so long. It makes me frustrated that it


stopped someone else being treated. It's just as simple as that.


He was getting all the X-rays, he was getting all the treatment,


the care, the attention. And there's probably


an old lady stuck at home, trying to get over a broken hip,


a broken knee. And she's not getting


that treatment. Patrick has been representing


patients for 39 years and he says the system has to change. Discharge


has to be considered before the patient actually goes in the


hospital. Unless that is in place, we are going to have situations like


this cropping up over and over again. A solicitor said the hospital


was in a difficult position. Without the consent of the patient, they


cannot be discharged. It is a very difficult position for hospital.


They have had to go to eat up in a They have had to go to eat up in a


court ordered that seems to be the only really could force him to


vacate the bed. The local MP praises the police the -- the manner the


hospital deal was a temper was very critical of the patient. This was a


case where the rubber opportunities for this person evenly refused to


take it. That is feeling the local community, taxpayers and other


people who could be using the facility. It is also in favour the


hospital themselves. The patient is no believed to be living in Suffolk.


He was not available for comment. The hospital would not go on camera


today, but they did issue a statement saying they had


to consider all the needs of their patients with their


limited resources and pressures. We understand the man is living


back in the community. Experts are predicting


that this man's two-year stay in the hospital could have cost


the NHS up to ?200,000. One person has died


after an incident in the boiler room of a ship as it came in to dock


at the Port of Felixstowe. Suffolk Police were called


to the Japanese ship, the Manhattan Bridge,


just before midnight. Witnesses reported hearing a loud


bang, like an explosion. Another person was injured


and is being treated in hospital. The death is not being


treated as suspicious. The ship's owner said there had


been a boiler backfire. There will be a joint investigation


between the police and the Maritime A week ago, the region


held its breath as a major sea surge threatened


many of our coastal communities. but in the event, there were no


serious breaches of sea walls. In the past week, the Environment


Agency has carried out a thorough Our chief reporter Kim Riley has


spent the day with them. Each catchment engineer and his team


of inspectors have been busy serving the coastline. Behind those, the


river estuary and just across the road, the North Sea. What is keeping


the two apart? The huge shingle pet, but the bad weather has taken a huge


chunk out of it. There has been major punishment from their waves


hitting either side. This is the first line of defence. Really I want


to keep it built up and we will endeavour to do that. Follow up the


coast, the pumping station installed two years ago takes water and


delivers it into the sea. It protects a vast area of open land.


But no, that is a problem. The sand But no, that is a problem. The sand


dunes have been eroded. We are getting attacked from the north. It


is urgent. These things happen overnight and we did not want


another overnight occurrence. The sooner we can get this protected,


the better. Meanwhile, in North Norfolk, 50 volunteers were out


shopping replace sections of boardwalk damaged in the storms.


There is a fair amount of damage being caused. We have got volunteers


today to clean them out. There's a lot of search just lying around. The


Environment Agency said most of the defence stood up well to the latest


challenge and they will be ready for the next one.


You are watching Look East, with Susie and me.


Stay with us for your weekend weather forecast.


We have an interview with under-pressure


And we go to an American diner in Essex, to find out


what they think about President Trump.


You would be forgiven for thinking that MPs at Westminster have got


just one thing on their minds at the moment - Brexit -


particularly after the events of this week.


None of them know where they will be working in a few years' time.


The Houses of Parliament are in desperate need of repair


and officials want to move everyone out of the building for up to


six years, while the work takes place.


Some of our MPs are resigned to the idea,


but others are kicking up a fuss. Our political correspondent


Andrew Sinclair has been listening to both sides of the argument.


Pretty much directly under the Central Lobby.


This is the bit of the Houses of Parliament which the public


Deep underground are corridors stuffed with pipework and wiring,


Physically, there is not enough room to fit any more pipework.


My guide is Andy Piper, who is drawing up the renovation plans.


He points out the crumbling brickwork and some of


We know what type of cables they are, but what we don't


know is where they run, what they serve and what they do.


This is the current telephone system here.


That is the current telephone system?!


That is the current telephone system for Westminster.


MPs say it is a problem which cannot be ignored any longer.


We are talking about the possibility that,


at any stage, we could have part of the building,


We know there has been dozens of potential


The building has really not been properly maintained


And when you get up on the roof, the wear and tear is clear to see.


Everyone is agreed that extensive work is needed.


The big question is, how do you do it?


Do you move everyone away from this building for six years and do


Or allow MPs and their staff to stay here, but let


And that option would also be more expensive.


The recommendation is to move out altogether.


The safest option, as well as the cheapest option,


is to get out of it and let the workers get on with it.


Then, we will have, I think, the best result.


At this time of Brexit, I think it is crucial we make best


use of this iconic building, the Houses of Parliament.


The alternative will be, at a time when we are trying to make


international friends and secure favourable trade agreements,


are we going to be operating from the courtyard of


the Department of Health? What message does that send?


The MP has become the unofficial leader of the campaign


A decision is needed soon, because this work will not wait.


And Shailesh Vara will be one of the guests this week


So, too, will Julian Huppert, from the Liberal Democrats.


We will be talking about the problems facing Parliament


and the latest funding crisis to hit students.


That is on Sunday at 11am on BBC One.


As you may have seen, Donald Trump has been sworn


in as the 45th President of the United States.


Almost one million people thronged Washington for


Of course, the event was followed across the world


and it was the big talking point at the Bungalow Diner in Colchester -


a little corner of America in Essex. Dawn Gerber was there.


It is a slice of America, but in the county of Essex.


And it has got everything you would want from an American diner.


People come from far and wide to visit, because


they obviously like to taste our American food.


A good old-fashioned jukebox and a range of classic burgers,


And my breakfast favourite, pancakes with maple syrup.


Pancakes aside, today is all about the man who is


going to be in charge of the USA for the next four years.


American businessman Donald Trump is the 45th


He is a man that controversy seems to follow and one who uses Twitter,


instead of press conferences, to speak to the public.


Today at the Capitol Building in Washington, he took the Oath


of Office, where he promised to protect America and its people


and to be a good leader, which his fans embrace.


But that is something that some of the US ex-pats


I don't think he's going to protect our daily lives,


things like the cost of healthcare, the cost of food.


They are stocking the government with people


I think the idea of protecting the American people is the one thing


that he is committed to doing. He will do it through the enhancement


of national security and through putting a lot of money into the


defence sector. We all need to be watching him. As global citizens and


Americans. The president says he wants to make America great again,


create more jobs and be tough on terrorism and immigration. As the


billionaire takes office, supporters will mark today is a great day.


Those against them, they are more likely to be anxiously watching his


every move over the next four years. Yes, and after a wretched week


for Ipswich, Town boss Mick McCarthy said he is in no mood to quit.


Here is Tom. He remains focused on tomorrow's


trip to Huddersfield. Mick McCarthy told me he has no


intention of walking away. He has been in charge at Ipswich


for more than four years. He saved them from relegation.


Nearly took them up. But this week,


Town were knocked out of the Cup. Humiliated by non-league Lincoln,


live on television, leading to some fans


urging him to quit. It was an awful result,


it was an awful performance, and all the things people


said about it. Embarrassing,


humiliating, yeah, it is. But I think we should


give Lincoln credit, I thought they were excellent in


both games and deserved to win it. I have been the giantslayer


before and it's great You bask in the glory and everyone


is patting you on the back. And, of course, whether we are


giants or not, I guess we are, in terms of the comparison,


then, it's horrible. It's dreadful.


Yesterday was awful. But do you know what, there's


nothing I can do about that now. The last three league


performances have been good. The last result was good, so that's


what we want to get back to. Sad as it may be, as humbling as it


may be, and humiliating as it might We've got to go to Huddersfield


and gather our feathers No doubt you have felt the brunt


of fans' wrath on many occasions. I've also felt the glory on a number


of occasions, as well. I've probably had more


of that since being here Pats on the back.


It's been good. This season has been different.


Does it bother me? I prefer to have nice things said


about me and not to have people giving me stick and the team stick,


but you know, they come to watch us win, they want to


watch us play well. And we didn't do that,


so I accept it. Would you ever walk away


from Ipswich, Mick? No, I've no intentions


of doing that. I don't know if I can be


any more determined. If I could, that suggests that I'm


not being as determined It's as far away from


the truth as can be. No, I remain as focused and as


determined to be a success here. As you said, a hugely-encouraging


display in the league last week. Huddersfield away.


That's a tough one, though. Of course it is.


And so is Preston and so is Derby when they come here.


We've not had an easy one yet. Mick McCarthy is the longest-serving


manager in the Championship. Appointed in November 2012.


Simon Grayson at Preston is second. Then, former Norwich


boss, Chris Hughton. Fourth on the list is the current


Norwich manager Alex Neil, whose under-pressure side


play Wolves tomorrow, who are now managed by another


former City boss, Paul Lambert. Everyone connected with Norwich


is wanting Norwich to win the game, so the best opportunity and the best


chance for us to win the game is if the fans support the players


and, hopefully, be very vocal in getting behind them.


But I fully appreciate and understand that we have to give


them a performance to shout about. At Northampton,


it is Justin Edinburgh's Tomorrow, that will mean a short


trip down the M1 to play MK Dons. The new Cobblers' manager has been


promised money to spend and has already made


his first signing, with Crystal Palace striker


Keshi Anderson arriving on loan. We are going to play


off the front foot. My teams have always


been set up to do that. And that is what this team


will be set up to do. So, we have got to raise


the morale, the confidence, but I saw very good signs this


morning in training. And as we are in the football


transfer window, how about this? Manchester City have forked out


a staggering ?175,000, to buy Southend's 13-year-old


defender, Finley Burns. Apparently, Liverpool, Chelsea


and Arsenal were all interested. He had been playing


for the under-16s. Southend have said it is a huge


compliment for their academy. Rugby union now and England head


coach Eddie Jones has named four Northampton players


in his Six Nations squad. Courtney Lawes, Teimana Harrison,


Dylan Hartley and Tom Wood Next week, Jones will confirm


whether Hartley will lead the side. His team mates certainly think


he should continue as captain. He is working as hard


as I have ever seen him work He can only hope that Eddie


gives him another shot at skipping the side.


I think he deserves it. He has been fantastic for us


in the last 12 months. And European action for Northampton


tonight at Montpellier. Saints are bottom of the group


and cannot qualify. In the British Irish Cup tomorrow,


Bedford's final group game Finally, Huntingdon's Olympic


gymnast Dan Keatings has announced his retirement,


at the of 27. A former European Champion, Dan also


won Commonwealth gold in Glasgow. He says he has many great memories,


"but now needs to kick back, "drink some beers and spend


time with the wife!" Well done to Mick McCarthy for


giving us that interview. Most people will remember K-9


in Doctor Who or maybe has become the latest


robot in space. It was helped on its way


by 800 school children and is programmed to speak messages


from children across the world. It was launched in


Royston this morning. Named Peakey, after


astronaut Tim Peake, this small blue robot is about to


boldly go into near space. His mission - to teach


children all about space There is a lot of excitement


around robotics, interest in robotics and a lot of talk


about a robotic revolution. This is really all about enabling


children to explore the difficulties of getting robots


to do real-world jobs. Over 800 children from around


the globe entered a competition to come up with messages for Peaky


to relay back down to Earth. 12 have been selected and,


as soon as the robot reaches 20,000 metres,


he should spring into action. This is a tracker,


so this senses height. The GPS device there.


Height and location. But with the launch imminent,


I'm not sure Peaky is convinced. However, now is not the time


for seconds thoughts. Yes, cos if it is afraid of heights,


it might be really scared! You do not get to see that sort


of thing every day and it was just a very good opportunity for us


to have that opportunity. Back at mission control,


there were concerns that Peaky might be making a splash landing


in the sea. The other robot left behind


just glad it wasn't him! I wanted to go myself,


but did not make it through robot astronaut training.


The truth is, heights make me dizzy. The good news is that Peaky landed


safely on land in Lincolnshire, allowing a giant leap


in understanding for his fans here. Now, we can catch up


on the weather forecast Lastly, it was fairly cold. Many


places below freezing. A beautiful winter day today. Thank you very


much for this wonderful photograph. This was a beautiful sunset near


Great Yarmouth a little while ago. Norfolk did see some sunshine today.


Some areas of cloud the South Dublin. Moreover the feeding during


the next few hours. But overnight, clear sky and that could mean along


a sharp frost. Again, temperatures could drop down to minus 5-6 C. High


pressure in charge tomorrow, but it shifts position slightly, so it


means we could have a bit more in the way of cloud. The frost will


eventually disappear and that will be helped by the increase in cloud


expected from the North Sea. For most of us, a dry day and the


further south you are, the more likely you are to enjoy some


sunshine. Temperatures tomorrow, like today, a rise of around 5-6 C.


Moderate wind. We finished the be fine and dry. Sunday, high-pressure


steam in charge. Most and fog to clear first thing, but I better


chance of all those getting some sunshine during the day. For the


start of the working week, much the same pattern, but mist and fog could


linger in many products. It could actually Steve Withers wrote the day


in some parts. Thank you very much. Have a good weekend.


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