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Hello and welcome to the Look East late news.

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In the programme tonight: The patient evicted from his

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hospital bed after two and a half years speaks for the first time

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A Suffolk widow describes the moment she pretended to be dead,

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as a gunman massacred holidaymakers in Tunisia.

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And we meet the school pupils who played a starring role

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First tonight, the NHS patient who refused to leave his hospital

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bed in Suffolk for almost two and a half years has given his side

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Adriano Gurdish moved from Portugal to work in the UK 15 years ago.

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In 2008, a stroke left him paralysed from the chest down.

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And in August 2014, he was admitted to the James Paget

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During the months that followed, he repeatedly turned down offers

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The hospital went to court in December 2016 and Mr Gurdish

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He is now in a council flat in Suffolk but says he is so unhappy

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Tonight social services say they have "explored

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all options available, but they were declined by him."

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This exclusive report from Debbie Tubby.

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Adriano Guedes is paralysed from the chest down.

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He spends his day locked in a council flat in Suffolk.

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There's no carpet, curtains or central heating.

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A stroke eight years ago meant he lost the use of his arm and legs.

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He says he was admitted to the James Paget hospital

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in August 2014 for mental health not medical reasons.

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Did you want to stay in the hospital?

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At the beginning, I went on hunger strike.

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With no help at all, I decided to stop my life.

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What is it you wanted to be given to leave the hospital?

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A place that was wheelchair friendly that my family

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It has cost nearly ?300,000 for you to stay in the hospital

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which you say you didn't want to be in.

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Someone else could have used that bed.

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It's very bad to occupy a place that should be used by someone in need.

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But, at the same time, I didn't cause the situation.

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Do you feel guilty that someone else could've used that bed?

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The hospital and other agencies have repeatedly offered him care

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In December the hospital went to court to get him

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If you assault someone, who can defend themselves, it is one thing.

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But when you abuse a disabled, it is something else.

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Since he was evicted from hospital two weeks ago, the 63-year-old

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Either things work out or I pass away.

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The James Paget Hospital says it has acted compassionately

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Adriano Guedes says he doesn't want to rely on benefits.

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He just wants to live independently with the help of carers.

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Patrick Thompson has been representing patients

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Sitting on various health and hospital boards across the region.

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I asked him whether he thought Mr Gurdish was representative

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of a broken system or whether he is refusing help that is there.

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It is all very well getting summoned into hospital and then finding out

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when the are due out that the house is not right, there is no carers

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or there is something wrong with the discharge,

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and then of course the discharge is delayed.

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I have been in the patient and Public involvement industry,

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so to speak, for many years, and this has always been high

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But over those years have you seen the problem get worse?

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I don't think it's getting worse, I think it's getting exasperated

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The demographics are completely different.

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And I think none of that has been taken into consideration since

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District nurses, pedometer lists, social care, private

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or within the county council, opticians, dentists, the whole raft.

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When you pile money into one, you unfortunately are

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When you pile money into one, you unfortunately are

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And if that better integration doesn't happen, what do

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You can have all the pieces there, but of the don't join up

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properly, you don't get the full picture.

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And I think now we have determined and see it will continue to fail

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unless we get proper integrated services, and that

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It's a pleasure, thank you very much.

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A coroner was told today that a holidaymaker from Suffolk

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pretended to be dead, as a gunman opened fire

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Allison Heathcote, who lives in Felixstowe, was hit several

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Her husband Philip was one of 38 people who were shot dead.

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Our chief reporter Kim Riley has sent this

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The coroner said he can understood why they Allison, and import-

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export manager, did not choose to come to London to give

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In a written statement to the court, she told of her pure

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As the gunman brought terror to the idyllic beach, she heard

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The Metropolitan Police have recorded where all the 30 British

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She and her husband were on sunbeds some 30 metres from the shore.

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She says she was aware of being shot in the upper arm and felt

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But not aware of the full extent of her injuries.

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She hadn't realised she had been shot in the abdomen.

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The gunshots were getting closer, she said.

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I was fearing for my life and lay still in the sand.

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I thought my best chance was to play dead.

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I wasn't sure if my husband had been shot.

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A postmortum revealed death was caused due to bullet wounds

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She was carried off the beach to be rushed to hospital.

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She spent three weeks in an induced coma.

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When we eventually got to do the funeral, it started to hit home.

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She told the inquest her husband shared her love of cricket and had

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A straightforward, honest man, taken from her on a holiday

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to celebrate 30 years of happy marriage.

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The Lord Chancellor says she will visit Chelmsford Prison

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following the suicide of a man who was mentally ill.

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On Friday, an inquest jury found that Dean Saunders had been let down

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Elizabeth Truss has agreed to visit the prison with the local

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Ed Sheeran's latest video has been viewed more than 7 million times

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Castle on the Hill is described as a love letter to his

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Sixth formers at Ed Sheeran's old school, Thomas Mills

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in Framlingham, star in the video which is all about

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The directors needed actors who would just gel naturally.

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You just literally did what you do on a normal day, I with friends,

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or whether you are in the pub, whether you are out watching races

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or just walking around chatting, having a laugh.

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As looking normal and doing what we normally do.

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Because it was just an image of what he did when he was

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It takes a while to work out that 7 million people will be watching

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It is quite a cool thing to think about.

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Gives us something awesome to look back on in a few years.

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Coming up now the weather with Alex, but from the rest

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Freezing fog will be widespread through the great. Extensive through

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the region. Another hazard to content with is ice on untreated

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surfaces. Temperatures will get a few degrees below freezing. Cold and

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frosty start tomorrow. High-pressure keeping things settled. Foggy start,

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so there could be some disruption to travel. Mist and fog will lift to

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low-level Cloud. Quite a cold they. Three or 4 degrees is possible.

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Quite a bit colder than today. Here is the outlook. Colder still on

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Thursday. A blast of cold continental air

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For all of us, it'll get colder and then milder again come the weekend.

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This shot taken earlier by a weather watcher in East Anglia. The fog

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becoming extensive over the next few hours in many south-eastern parts of

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England. Much, much milder, further north and

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west. Let's concentrate on that fog. I think it is going to be a problem

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again tomorrow morning. There are warnings in force T could be

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disruptive. Allow extra time for your journey. Some icy surfaces,

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too. Further north and west across gales, fogp won't be an issue. Early

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brightness at 8.00am through parts of the south-west and Wales. And

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northern counties. A reasonable day here. More cloud in Northern Ireland

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and Scotland. Quite a gusty wind which will be a feature of the

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weather tomorrow. Mild, technically, nine or ten. But the wind will be in

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evidence throughout the day. The odd spot of rain out west but in great

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amounts. Further south and east the fog will spread into parts of the

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Midlands and lift into low cloud. A includier day in south-eastern parts

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of England and East Anglia and the Midlands. A slice of sunshine across

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more central areas. Mild across the north-west, distinctly chilly

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further south and east. Chillier than today for sure. The bigger

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picture shows high pressure in the east and winds continue to evolve

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around the high pressure. Dragging in colder air from a breezing near

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continent. You'll notice an edge to the wind on Thursday. A shock to the

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system and for some the coldest-feeling day of the winter so

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far a brisk south-easterly. Plenty of dry and bright weather. The odd

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flake of snow perhaps but boy is it going to be cold. Some places

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struggling to get above freezing. Add on the wind and it'll feel very

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raw. Stays chilly on Friday across more northern and eastern areas.

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Something milder pushing in towards the south-west. Mild but also more

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unsettled. Some splashes of rain around as we head towards the

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weekend. Weekend is not nailed on. There will be sunshine to push in

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off the Atlantic but the progress of the fronts still uncertain but

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expect a fair bit of cloud and some showery rain for a time but it will

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be milder for all of us. Watch out for the showers. There will

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