09/01/2017 Look East


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Hello and welcome to the Look East late news.

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The girlfriend of missing airman Corrie McKeague tells Look East

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she's pregnant and just wishes he'd come home.

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Being a mum is something I've always wanted to be,

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but it's just a horrible time, isn't it, really?

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An inquest in Chelmsford hears how a prisoner electrocuted himself

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Well, I'll have all the details in your weather for the week ahead.

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First tonight, Corrie McKeague's girlfriend has told Look East

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April Oliver, who's a personal trainer in Norfolk, has been talking

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about her relationship with the airman, who's been missing

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She discovered she was pregnant just a couple of weeks

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We'll hear from her, and from Corrie's mother,

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She's always wanted to be a mother, but looking at the scan

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of her and Corrie Mckeague's unborn child, April Oliver wishes

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the circumstances could have been different.

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Their baby is due late spring, early summer.

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The 21-year-old personal trainer, who lives in West Norfolk,

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first met Corrie on an online dating website last summer.

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She only discovered she was pregnant a fortnight after

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You know when the lady showed its foot?

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Yes. That was really, really good.

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Corrie's mother, Nicola Urquhart, and April's parents have known

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about the pregnancy since the outset and are supporting her.

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Corrie, who was based at RAF Honington in Suffolk,

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was last caught on CCTV in the early hours of Saturday 24 September

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The 23-year-old had been enjoying a night out with friends before

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he left this nightclub alone in the early hours.

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After entering an area behind some shops, he disappeared.

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As this home video shows, Corrie Mckeague is an extrovert

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and happy to perform for both family and friends.

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His family say he would talk to anyone.

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Every week Nicola flies to Suffolk from Scotland to coordinate

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Last week she brought in a team of private

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Preparations are in place for the birth of Corrie and April's baby.

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April now hopes for some personal privacy for her and her baby's

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health, both families now determined that efforts are now

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focused on finding Corrie, this unborn baby's father.

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Earlier today, Susie Fowler-Watt sat down with April Oliver

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Corrie's mother Nicola Urquhart was there too.

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They invited the Look East cameras along now so that April can focus

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on her unborn baby for the rest of her pregnancy.

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April started by talking about her relationship with Corrie.

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We started seeing each other, and it was quite casual.

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We were both seeing other people at the time, and then we led

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on to have conversations whereby we thought it was getting serious,

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and what we were going to do and what plans we had.

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So, yes, we were sort of getting on our way to being just us

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and happy and seeing what we wanted out of each other.

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We'd had conversations about children and what

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It was something I hoped he would be here to help me make

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And you say you've had to go through it alone -

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did you have any doubts about whether you wanted to keep the baby?

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There is the element of, what if he did not come back,

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Again I had to think about it and take a sensible approach.

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Being a mum is something I've always wanted to be,

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right from when I was younger, but it is just

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And you're still hopeful Corrie will come home?

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There's nothing I would love more, is for him to walk through the door

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Yes, I would probably cry, that would be the first thing.

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But my only concern is getting him home and how we can

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And, Nicola, for you, this is another twist in

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I've known from the beginning, but April is 21,

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she's pregnant and there are exceptional circumstances behind it,

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so it is something that somebody would normally want to keep quiet

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but that's only thing she's had to deal with just now.

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We have been trying to keep it quiet -

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hopefully by doing this it will draw a line under it and April

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to get the chance to try and enjoy her pregnancy as best

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she can, but safely, without any additional stress.

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And this will be your first grandchild.

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It should be a joyous occasion for you.

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I was at the scan with April the other day

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and I don't think any one could see that and not be affected by it.

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But it is incredibly difficult to bounce my head,

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as it is for April as well, from the excitement of a new baby

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to what we are actually trying to focus on just now,

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This is a difficult thing to think about,

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but I guess, potentially, you're looking at the possibility of having

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It is something all of us are thinking about, but again, as I've

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said so many times before, I won't accept Corrie isn't coming back

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It's not constructive - it doesn't help me find him.

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While we have no news, they're still the chance he could come back,

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so I will just keep thinking that way.

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Nicola and April, thank you both very much.

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And for more information on the search for Corrie Mckeague go

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Other news now, and an inquest in Chelmsford has heard how

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a prisoner who was under observation electrocuted himself with wires

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25-year-old Dean Saunders died a year ago at Chelmsford Prison.

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The inquest heard his electrocution was only the third recorded

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in a prison in England and Wales since records began.

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Dean Saunders' parents, Mark and Donna,

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arriving at the coroner's court in Chelmsford this morning.

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Mark Saunders gave evidence today and, his voice breaking

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with emotion, he said he believed his son had

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This inquest is expected to last at least a week.

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The evidence is being heard by a jury.

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Caroline Beasley-Murray, the senior coroner,

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told them, we will be looking into whether the state authorities

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did or did not do everything they could to prevent

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The 25-year-old from Winsford in Essex, seen here with his partner

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Claire and son Teddy, electrocuted himself using wires

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from a TV set in his cell at Chelmsford prison,

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only the third electrocution recorded in prisons in England

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He was in prison because, during a suicide attempt

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at the family home, he'd stabbed his father,

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who'd been trying to stop him, and had been charged

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His family say signs he was acutely mentally ill were ignored,

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and they say he should have been under constant supervision

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Instead, an officer checked on him every half an hour.

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Dean's partner said a nurse at the prison had assured

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She told the jury Dean was never given the opportunity to get help.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found

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The woman in her 20s, named locally as Kerri McAuley,

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was found at Southalls Way in the City late last night.

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A JustGiving page, set up to help the family pay for funeral costs,

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In the draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup,

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made this evening, Norwich will play Arsenal if they can beat Southampton

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Ipswich also have a replay against Lincoln.

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If they win that, Town will play Championship leaders Brighton

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at Portman Road at the end of the month.

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Thank you. We will have patchy rain from the North West moving down

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tonight, but dry weather as well with long and clear spells. The

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strength of wind should prevent frost foremost, but under clear

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skies, temperatures as low as one Celsius, and we may see frost in

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sheltered spots. Tomorrow a bit of overnight rain, but for many of us a

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dry start with some brightness and sunshine. Temperatures tomorrow

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around eight Celsius, and as we head into the afternoon, cloud thickens

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from the West and some rain the East, with most light

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and sporadic. On Wednesday, a cold front pushes down from the North

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West than behind it colder air following in. After a mild start to

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Wednesday, cloud and patchy rain, and it will become brighter with

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showers and feeling colder. Initially we will have temperatures

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around nine or 10 Celsius, but as the Caldaire feeds them,

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temperatures fall away to seven Celsius. On Wednesday, isobars are

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close together because it will be windy and bitterly cold. Sunny

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spells and showers, so could be wintry. A yellow warning for Norfolk

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for occasional snow showers which could cause disruption to travel. A

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lot of uncertainty still but that weather front morning stays in place

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on Friday for Norfolk. After a cold and frosty start, a wintry showers

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anywhere and height of three or four Celsius. Feeling chilly and the

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other thing for Friday, went developing in the North Sea and

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springtime stock market the risk of coastal flooding in Norfolk, Suffolk

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and Essex. A low risk. Any concerns, contact the Environment Agency

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website. Now the National forecast that I leave you with the outlook

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for next weekend. precipitation we get will be of a

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wintry nation and Thursday is one

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