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Hello and welcome to the Look East late news.

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the families of the missing who never give up hope.

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A dramatic twist in the battle for North Norfolk -

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the Green Party says it won't field a candidate

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in order to help the Lib Dem Norman Lamb.

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And I will be here with the latest on the weather into the weekend.

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Join me later. First tonight, the hidden anguish

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of families who've had a loved one Thousands of people disappear

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across the region and while most are found, Look East has discovered

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there are 313 cases where the missing person

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has not been traced. Some hit the headlines,

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like the search for the airman Corrie McKeague,

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but many more don't. Musician Anthony Stammers was 27

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when he left the family home Today, his parents Rob and Julie

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told us they'll never give up It has had a horrendous

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effect on us all. There are a few incidents

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where I have looked at people The problem is you want it

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to be him, you want these people to be him and you have got

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to rationalise it and I often say to somebody,

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"I thought you were my son, The impact you were talking about,

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you cannot imagine how it When he left the house,

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he had every intention of going He had suffered from some

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depression but we felt I often shout, "Hello,

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Anthony, I'm home." It is a habit just in the hope

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that he will reply, "Hello, Mum." You never stop searching,

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you never give up hope that Even now we sit down regularly

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and plan the next thing. We have been to North Wales,

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you go into a church, We rarely go out without a leaflet

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or two in case we bump into people. Anthony, we love you so very much

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and miss you so very much, We just love you and want you back

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in our lives and hope And just to make contact and let us

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know you are safe and well. Rob and Julie Stammers,

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talking to Kevin Burch If you want help or advice you can

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go to missingpeople.org.uk Well, Steve Gaskin is a former

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detective chief inspector with the Metropolitan Police and has

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worked on numerous I asked him how easy

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it was for someone to go missing. Last year, over 300,000 people

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went missing in England, Scotland and Wales and that has been

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measured by the charity Two thirds of those people actually

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go missing because they want to, Often these people are suffering

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from some form of mental illness or mental disorder,

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or for financial reasons, they want to go missing,

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but that leaves a third of people that are missing and that is a huge

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problem these days, especially with cuts in public service

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for the police force. How, as a detective,

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do you decide which cases of missing A lot of it is to do

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with supervision, making sure that when somebody goes missing

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that those leads are followed The Police Service in general

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are very, very good at doing that. Say, for instance, the first person

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that reports a missing person, a police officer, often

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they will spend hours, days and nights personally trying

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to find these people, but the hardest thing

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is if you can't find them, Oddly, in some ways,

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it's better to have a murder enquiry because at least you've got a body

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and you know what has gone on. It is really very

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difficult to investigate. And is there a point

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when you are investigating, say a missing person's case,

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where the chances of finding that I mean, is it after

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a certain amount of time? All criminal investigations,

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including a missing persons, are to do with fresh evidence

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and hot leads and once those leads have been exhausted

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and the trail goes cold, it is very difficult

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to know when to stop. The whole experience

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is very emotional. It's very emotional for the person

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that has gone missing, it's very emotional for parents,

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friends, particularly if it's a young person,

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and it's very frustrating and emotional for the police

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that are investigating. In the general election campaign

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there's been another dramatic twist Tonight, the Green Party said it

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wouldn't field a candidate in order to help the Liberal Democrat health

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spokesman Norman Lamb. Mr Lamb, who held the seat

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with a majority of 4,000, is under pressure after Ukip -

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which polled 8,000 votes last time - told its supporters to vote

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Conservative to try to unseat him. The Greens came fouth

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in 2015 with 1,400 votes. They say that won't endorse Mr Lamb,

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but they are encouraging their supporters to vote for him

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to try and keep out With nominations now closed,

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it means that the battle in North Norfolk will be

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between Mr Lamb, the Conservative James Wild

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and Labour's Stephen Burke. Earlier I spoke to the Green Party's

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regional organiser Martin Schmierer and asked him if it was desperate

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times, desperate measures. Well, it's a case certainly

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of politics being in flux. It's a case where the Green party

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has to look at its resources, it has to look at the constituencies

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in which it is fighting. It has to think about where it can

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best make an impact. We are trying our best to make sure

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that we have got the very best kind of Parliament on June 9th,

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making sure that environmental protection and action on climate

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change is not forgotten. This is going to be the shortest

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ballot paper in history, Yes, but it's important

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that the result is right Britain needs an opposition

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to the Conservatives. We cannot have a massive

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landslide to the Tories. We need to have other

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voices in there. You are denying your

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supporters, Green supporters, Well, it's up to the local party

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to make that decision. They decided not

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to stand a candidate. What do the Greens get

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back from the Lib Dems? This isn't some sort

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of cloak and dagger, What we get out of it is

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the assurance, hopefully, that we will get some kind

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of proportional representation if we see that large

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number of MPs elected. The last election we got

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a million votes and that We really need to change

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the voting system. That is what is fundamentally

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unfair, that is what is fundamentally undemocratic

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and that is what the voters, whether that be across Norfolk

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or whether that be across Britain, And you, as a member

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of the Green Party, will be very happy to see Norman Lamb

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retain his seat June 9th? I mean, our decision

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there was not an endorsement of Norman Lamb per se,

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it was not an endorsement What this was was a direct

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condemnation and criticism of this hardline Tory

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and Ukip almost alliance. That is something that we in

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the Green Party cannot stomach. Labour will also be standing

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in North Norfolk and for a full list of candidates in that

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seat and all the others, Finally tonight, imagine

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watching this whilst It's called a VR Playground

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and there are eight of them dotted around Norwich as part

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of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Among the highlights is a seven-hour

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long theatre performance this weekend called Summer,

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Autumn, Winter, Spring. We are trying to make something

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where the audience can really imagine themselves in and in fact,

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in Autumn, they are invited onto the stage to be part of Autumn,

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so it's about not presenting a performer as a kind of hero,

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if you like, not a heroic figure, but as people like us and that

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raises questions about how we function in the world,

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how we are with each other. And the festival runs

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until the 28th May. Coming up now the weather

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with Alex, but from the rest Some changes are underway with the

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weather over the next 24 hours or so. More cloud coming from the south

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and that could bring outbreaks of rain. It will stay very mild

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compared with last night, temperatures of eight Celsius. We

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start tomorrow with this area of low pressure moving slowly to the north.

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We may see outbreaks of rain first thing, a bit of a cloudy start, but

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brighter skies and some sunshine. Some showers could be heavy,

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possibly thundery. Temperatures of possibly thundery. Temperatures of

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18 or 19 degrees with a brisk breeze. Into the afternoon, although

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some showers are around and the odd thundery one, they will fade away

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towards the end of the day. Here is the outlook: Into the weekend a

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slightly cooler field to things. We will see good spells of sunshine on

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Saturday. The chance of an isolated shower and into Sunday, some

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scattered We want to see the economy

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work for everybody, not Now the weather.

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, yes a humid dead. We have had photographs of the

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Now, humid air is coming in hyped. This cloud will

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