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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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