16/02/2017 Look East


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Hello and welcome to the Look East late news.

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In the programme tonight: Why the Police and Crime Commissioner

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for Essex is bidding to head up the fire and rescue service too.

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A man has died after being arrested at a holiday camp in Suffolk -

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And an exclusive television interview with Newmarket

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jockey Freddy Tylicki, who was paralysed from

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Essex could be the first county in the country

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to have its own Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

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Roger Hirst, the current Police and Crime Commissioner,

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wants to take on responsibility for the Fire Service as well.

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He would control budgets and strategy for both,

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but critics say he would have too much power and be

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It's a five-year logo that within eight months could be out

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Essex's police and crime commissioner thinks an even closer

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collaboration between the police and fire service will be more

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More can be done, especially since the demands on both

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Today, his office launched a 12-week public consultation on the proposal.

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Of the three options on the table, the one he favours

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If we can align the services and look at doing things

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like workshops together, doing IT better together,

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so we don't get duplication, using the assets best where they can

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be used, if we can look at all of that, we reckon the work

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we have done with the support of both the fire and rescue service

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and the police service says that they should be saving

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It doesn't mean you would have a police officer turn up

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to help put out a fire or fire crews to help tackle crime,

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but the two services would be more joined up.

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These elected representatives, the Essex Fire Authority,

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It was an idea first mooted by Roger Hirst's predecessor.

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Today, the Fire authority would not go on camera, but a year ago,

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It will provide an improving service across Essex,

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whichever blue light service the public come in contact with.

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A closer alliance with the police, they say, could erode

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Norfolk's PCC says his police are looking at closer collaboration

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with Fire Service colleagues and Suffolk's Police Commissioner

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says he has no definite plans for a similar merger yet.

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In Essex, people will have until May to have their say

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on whether they would want an even closer marriage between their

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Stephen Robinson is a Liberal Democrat councillor

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on Essex County Council who is opposed to the plan.

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Concentrating the power in one person's hands, last year in terms

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of the oversight of the police and combining that with fire is a

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mistake because they are not accountable. Once elected for

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four-year is, they are a law unto themselves. What you're saying is

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you don't object to these services working closely together, you just

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don't want Roger Hurst in charge of them? It is not about the individual

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but if the post of Police Commissioner having their role

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extended to include fire. The Lib Dems were opposed to the creation of

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police commissioners and directly elected mayors because they are not

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as accountable as having local elected councillors. How would you

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like to see it run? The current Essex Fire authority is a reasonably

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effective mechanism for oversight because it involves more people. It

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involves councillors who are elected in their districts and they have

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oversight of the Fire Service. That will all go and be replaced by one

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individual. There is no accountability for that one

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individual. Roger Hurst says doing it his way, you are looking at

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savings, between 15 and 23 million. The savings have nothing to do with

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the governance, the way it is one. The savings are to do with the

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operational between the police officers, firefighters and their

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operational side, which is operational side, which is

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absolutely a good thing and would potentially be a good thing with the

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Ambulance Service as well. The key thing is Public accountability and

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putting all the power in one person's hands removes

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accountability. The Independent Police Complaints

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Commission has launched an investigation into the death

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of a man after he was arrested Paul Gladwell, who was 38

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and from Colchester, was detained by staff at Pontins

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in Pakefield on Tuesday night The investigation was launched by

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the IP CC after Paul Gladwell was arrested here on Tuesday following

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what people claim was an altercation. It has been reported

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that he had Asperger's and he was arrested on suspicion of assault.

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His family say he got in a dispute over one of his children and they

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claim he was head-butted by another man. He was arrested by police, put

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into a police van and taken to the investigation Centre in Great

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Yarmouth and while on the way to that centre, the officers became

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concerned for his welfare. He was treated at the scene and taken to

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hospital in a serious condition and this afternoon it was confirmed he

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died in hospital. What has the IP CC said today? It has issued a

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statement today. It has offered its condolences to Mr Gladwell's family

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at this extremely difficult time, but it has told us about the

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investigation and teams have been on site today, there have been

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door-to-door enquiries as well as CCTV being looked at. All of this

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information will be gathered to work out what happened surrounding Vista

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Gladwell's death and the interaction he had with police.

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The cull of 23,000 chickens affected by an outbreak of bird flu

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in Suffolk is expected to finish shortly.

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The outbreak is the first case of birdflu in this

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The chickens are at a poultry farm at Redgrave near Diss.

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Tomorrow, once the birds are removed, the farm will be

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The East of England Ambulance Service has been issued

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with two official warnings, which accuse it of failing to ensure

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The notices were imposed by the Health and Safety Executive.

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They relate to staff working more than 48 hours a week.

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The ambulance service says it has now "agreed a way

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All staff must now complete an opt out form if they want to work more

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Next tonight, the Newmarket jockey Freddy Tylicki has given his first

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television interview since a terrible fall left him

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It was during a race at Kempton in October that Freddy was involved

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Today, he told our reporter Tom Williams that riding horses

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is "like a drug" and getting back on one will help him

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So how are you coping with learning to adapt to a new way of living?

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You get good days and you get bad days obviously.

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Freddy had been an emerging force in the saddle.

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A former champion apprentice, last year his best season yet.

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At 30 years old he was tipped for the top before tragedy struck,

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falling in a four horse pile-up at Kempton in October.

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Worse still a T7 paralysis, meaning he has no movement

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in the lower half of his body. To be honest a couple of lads

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watched the race again and they said to me that I was very lucky

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Apparently it was a horrible fall, I have not seen it.

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I was there, so there is no point in looking at it again.

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In some ways I am lucky to be here, yes.

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After weeks in intensive care, Freddy's rehabilitation

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Experts at the London spinal cord unit keep him busy.

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Specialist equipment keeps his muscles moving.

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I would never regret being a jockey, I love my job,

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I live for the industry, I live for my job.

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I started riding racehorses when I was 11 or 12 years of age

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and it is like a drug, once you start wth

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Do you think there might be a chance you could ride again?

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Most definitely, I have a riding lesson next Wednesday.

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So you really are getting straight back on a horse?

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It will not be a racehorse, something slower, but life goes

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on and you have to make the most of it.

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That's all from me, coming up now the weather with Alex,

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Good evening. There was some rain earlier and fairly cloudy

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conditions. Most of that rain has cleared into the North Sea, so it

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will be a largely dry night and quite misty as well in places.

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Temperatures down to six or seven Celsius. Tomorrow morning we have

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this weather system quite close by. It will bring quite a lot of cloud

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first thing, possibly rain as well but high pressure building so a

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fairly settled forecast for the next few days. We might have more cloud

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around generally but there should be some brighter spells. Into the

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afternoon, a good chance of seeing some sunshine and temperatures of

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ten or 11 Celsius with a light and variable wind. The National weather

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is coming up but here is the outlook and for the weekend the temperatures

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are staying miles. Cloudy

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