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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight.
Caught on camera. Claims that a PCSO slapped a teenage boy.
I am shocked and disgusted. Eight years, seven days a week I have
been doing this. All that work has gone to waste. One thing puts us
back. Among the worst in the country for
youth unemployment. Almost one in four young people aren't in
training or work. Home for the weekend. A welcome
return to Hull for the city's own warship, HMS Iron Duke.
I'm live at the Lincolnshire Showground, where this weekend's
celebrations for Bonfire Night have already begun. Will it stay drum
macro this weekend? I will be back An inquiry is under way after
allegations that a Humberside police officer slapped a teenage
boy in the face. The incident took place on Hallowe'en, as the 15 year
old was arriving at a community centre on the Nunsthorpe Estate in
Grimsby. He claims the PCSO hit him, before then walking off. An officer
has been suspended from frontline duties while an investigation takes
place. Our correspondent Paul Murphy has the story.
Court on-camera, at the moment an officer from Humberside Police is
seen allegedly slapping the teenager across the face. The
teenager claims the bloke marked his skin. The incident was recorded
in the grounds of this House on the Nunsthorpe Estate, a project which
promotes community cohesion. I was shocked, and couldn't sleep the
same night. I went to school, couldn't sleep, so I took the day
off school to get over it. I am still shocked and disgusted. Liam
has been coming to this community centre since he was nine. He was
described to us as a role model for younger children on this sometimes
troubled estate. My view of it is, just absolute disgust. I am so mad.
We do not hit our kids, why should anybody else, especially an
officer? The founder of this community project believes the
incident will place a strain on the relationship local people have with
their police force. If you turn the tables and on about kids did that
to a PCSO, I know what would happen. We have kids on the estate showing
no respect for the police. I can't blame them. Eight years I have been
doing this seven days a week. All of that work has gone to waste.
Humberside police have launched an internal investigation into this
incident and have confirmed tonight that the officer against whom these
allegations have been made has been withdrawn from any duties which
would involve personal contact with the public. The force declined to
The incident is being reported to the independent Police Complaints
Commission. It is a Halloween Liam is unlikely to forget.
We will follow that store it on Look North.
In a moment. Why a local rugby league legend could be honoured
with a memorial statue outside Wembley Stadium. The body of a
woman has been found in a drain in East Yorkshire.
The discovery was made by a member of the public in Hollym near
Withernsea. Police say it's not being treated as suspicious.
A man from Grimsby has been jailed for posting comments on Facebook
encouraging disorder during this summer's riots. Martin Hartshorn,
22, has been jailed for three years. He'd admitted encouraging an
offence and publishing racially inflammatory material.
Controversial new charges for garden waste collections in North
East Lincolnshire have been put on hold. The council had wanted to
charge �25 a year for brown bin collections. But it's been told it
needs to look at different money- saving options.
More than 40 extra trains will be re-routed through the centre of
Lincoln again this weekend. It's because of work being carried out
elsewhere on the rail network. Businesses say the time the level
crossing barriers are down is putting off shoppers and having a
big impact on their trade. If you lie, you will be caught out.
So say Humberside Police, after a Cleethorpes man who faked a
burglary at his own home, was given 200 hours community service. Andrew
Leadbetter tried to claim more than �16,000 from his insurers, saying
he'd had several electrical items stolen. Last year, insurers
uncovered 133,000 fraudulent claims, with home insurance being the most
common. The estimated cost is �2 billion a year, and it adds an
average of �44 to all of our bills. Tarah Welsh has the story.
In July, Andrew Leadbetter said burglars had broken in to his house
through a cat flap. He was lying. Today, he was sentenced to 200
hours of unpaid work for committing fraud. A penalty his insurers say
should be harsher. It is a deliberate deception, where people
are deceiving to that extent clearly we would like a custodial
sentence. When Andrew Leadbetter said he's been burgled, he alerted
his insurance company, who grew suspicious. Among the items Mr
Leadbetter claimed for were three TVs, including one 50 inch screen.
Five different types of games consoles, and two guitars. In total,
his claim came to more than �16,000. The defendant was caught through a
joint operation between his insurers and Humberside police, who
insist they are cracking down on this type of crime.
In simple terms, we check all the facts. You cannot get a 50 inch
screen through a 30 inch window. The court heard that despite
earning �26,000 a year, Mr Leadbetter staged a burglary at his
home to "get something" back from his premiums. But insurers say this
type of crime is far from victimless. Given the extent of the
problem, that money adds up, cumulatively they think �44 per a
premium. The judge said the offence was so serious he could have
sentenced him to up to five years. He said, if you had thought about
it you knew you would not get away with it. He said, you have been
lucky this time but do this again and you will go to prison.
The number of young people - who are not in work, education or
training is higher in parts of our area than anywhere else in the
country. That's according to a new study which has named Grimsby as
having some of the highest rates of youth unemployment - with Hull not
far behind. The report's been published on the same day the UK
Youth Parliament debates the issue. More now from our political editor
Tim Iredale. 20-year-old Craig spends much of his time helping out
at a charity shop in his home town of Bridlington. He says he is not
optimistic about finding a permanent job, and believes
politicians do not understand the scale of the problem facing many
young people. I think more could be done to help young people get work.
David Cameron is promising but there's nothing to show. East
Yorkshire has some of the highest rates of young people not in
education, employment or training. In howl macro, the percentage of
these is put at 18%, almost one in five. In the Grimsby, that number
is almost 25%, almost one in four young people not in a job or some
kind of training. Councillors in north east Lincolnshire have
questioned the report, and described the findings as
misleading. But the new chairman of the Humber Local Enterprise
Partnership believes there is no quick fix. We can lobby on behalf
of more training, and press government locally and nationally
to do more. Those on long-term projects, they will not solve the
short term problem we have. Youth unemployment has been a big talking
point at Westminster today where the famous green benches have been
filled with some unfamiliar faces. The UK Youth Parliament has held
its annual debate in the Chamber of the House of Commons. Members
include this 18-year-old. I know some young people who have filed a
180 job applications. Some people feel they cannot achieve. You can
be what you want to be but we need to support young people to help
them have a future. I apologise... The man who utters those words on a
daily basis says he has some sympathy. You have only to look at
how few young people by comparison with the population as a whole vote
in elections, to realise there is a problem. With youth unemployment at
a 17 year high, some are already talking about a lost generation of
young people. Joining me now is John Butterick
from the organisation The Childrens University, which works closely
with youngsters, encouraging them to learn. You work directly with
young people. Do you agree with this report that we are dealing
with a "lost generation"? These figures are demoralising. I work
with young people and I am surrounded by inspiration, hard
work, towards their studies, and added it is rather sad when they
work so very hard, that the job market is how it is. And yet there
are so many who are desperate, not in work, training or education?
is awful. We have to keep those dreams and hopes alive.
Educationalists have to rely on politicians and economists to bring
back the economy into stability. Whose responsibility is it for
these young people? I do believe that the government has a huge part
to play. It needs to be more vocational lies, -- vocationalised,
training. Some children do not know what jobs are. They can see a vast
array of opportunities out there, to give them hope to get training.
Grimsby is at the top of this list. But it will have longer term
effects on the town. There is not an instant fix. We want to keep the
adrenalin flows of these young people, keep them interested in
learning, so when hopefully the economic climate is more viable,
they will be prepared for that world of work. And met a lot of
young unemployed people, they are desperate. They don't even have the
money to get to interviews. I have young people sending out 50 CDs,
young people walking from company to company -- CVs. Young people who
are over-qualified. It is day-case of desperation. I support them
wholeheartedly. I'd like to hear from you on this one. Whose job is
it to get young people into work? Is enough being done to help them.
If not, what more could or should be done? Maybe you're young and out
We will have your thoughts on this before we finished the programme. A
reminder that there is more on this story on this week's Politics Show,
that is on BBC One on Sunday at midday.
By the way, thank you for your responses after last night's story
about the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston. Their Care Quality
Commission has raised the 11 areas of concern about patient care. The
report shows conditions have improved but says the Trust needs
improved but says the Trust needs to do more. Lot of messages. Ray in
Thank you for all the messages. It is 17 minutes to 7pm. Still
ahead... Fresh frontiers in the Gulf, that
Iron Duke comes home to Hull. He -- from jurors.
I am at the Lincolnshire Showground Tonight's photograph is of the
market raises fishery. It was taken My favourite e-mail of the week,
Jane is one of our new viewers in Jane is one of our new viewers in
Sheffield where they are enjoying the programme. Please ask Paul lot
to stand in sham -- front of to stand in sham -- front of
Sheffield, he blocks it most nights! I am getting a bit of but
that these days! I will not reveal it any more. I was going to mention
I had had an e-mail about you hanging your underpants out on your
balcony, but I will leave that until Monday it! They headlines for
the next 24 hours is a bit of a mixed one. Tomorrow looks as though
it will be cloudy, and late in the day, for the bonfires, it could be
disappointing - patchy rain, especially for Norfolk. All
associated with this troublesome weather front. A lot of cloud on
Sunday as well. After that very wet morning, it turned out to be a
lovely afternoon. I am just watching this cloud, which is
bringing up some rain from the South. Last night, the heavy rain
came across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It looks as though it
is going for Sheffield today. Elsewhere, just one or two showers.
But we should avoid the heaviest of those, some places could stay dry.
Some mist and fog early tomorrow morning, temperatures around 10
degrees Celsius. The sun will rise at seven 09 am. The high-water time
in Skegness is 25 past three -- 3:25pm. Quite a cloudy day to come
tomorrow, mist and fog, drizzle in places. The fog will lift and skies
will turn right for a time. But there is the weather fronts that
will bring wet weather in June Norfolk, Lincolnshire and possibly
up dingy East Yorkshire tomorrow evening. There could be some damp
bonfires on Saturday evening. In the North East, it will be cool -
highs of 12 or 13 degrees Celsius. Sunday looks cloudy with a little
drizzle. You were a little bit vindictive when you mention
Sheffield! I will move my head! There dr! Can you keep going a
little bit that way? That is so Have a good weekend. Prince William
famously spent six months serving on at. Today the HMS Iron Duke is
back in its home port of Hull. The vessel and its crew are fresh from
tours of duty in the Gulf and off the coast of Libya. It will
celebrate its freedom of the city tomorrow before welcoming the
public on board on Sunday. Sailing into its adopted city, the
warship HMS Iron Duke. It docked in Hull this lunchtime, ahead of a
busy weekend. Tomorrow morning, the ship's crew are being given the
freedom of the city, marching through the streets. There will be
an impressive homecoming for Matthew Wellington. It is always
nice to come back to your home town. It is a proud moment. Being from
the city and it's being the city's ship. His it an unusual way to come
back? Yes. My whole family will be turning up. We are looking forward
to it. Just four months ago, the ship was in action off Libya
fighting alongside international troops and the inside the ship,
this is where the operation was controlled. This is the operations
room, the war fighting heart of the ship. Although visitors will not
get to see this bit, they will get a full tour of the decks, and they
will even get to see the guns and missiles. They will be able to see
everything there is outside. We have service to surface missiles,
the gum, which you can see behind the at which is in action in Libya.
You will see that actually, it is a really -- it is really a small,
To ensure the ship is safe in dark, the crew practised a rescue
exercise with Humberside's fire fighters. Now, Iron Duke is ready
to welcome aboard the people of Hull. And its crew are ready to
march before them. I am sure Sunday will be a very
good day. Five he is regarded by many as a
legend. Now Clive Sullivan could be immortalised in bronze at Wembley
Stadium. He played for both Hull se at Hull KR, and is now on a short
list of 10 Rugby League players being considered for a statue.
Simon Clark has more. The Bobby Moore statue cuts and
lonely figure at the head of Wembley. Scene, he will be joined
by a figure from Rugby League. And this man is one of 10 being
considered. Scorer of more than 100 tries for Hull FC, and incredibly
for Hull KR as well, Clive Sullivan won the Challenge Cup with bows. No
wonder news of his nomination has gone down well. He was one of the
people, he always mixed well with supporters. I think people could
see a bit of themselves in him. He was very modest, always had a smile
for everyone. And he was exciting on the field. He was loved by rugby
fans in Hull, until his untimely death at the age of 42 in 1985.
Here he is talking to Look North about the resurgence of those clubs
in the late 1970s. Nobody can put their finger on what has happened,
it has just taken off and we are having a good time. He had a wide
range of friends inside and outside the game. But no one was closer
than his team-mate. You could not read at better person. Everybody
loved him, everybody. He was just a down-to-earth person. He had a good
sense of humour, he was brilliant. The only lasting memorial to his
this stretch of road named in his honour in Hull. How appropriate we
did before or the last English footballer to raise the World Cup
to be joined by the last British player to raise at the Rugby League
Let's hope it goes to him. Hull City take on West Ham in what
promises to be at Cup match at the KC Stadium tomorrow. Scunthorpe
United make the long trip to Bournemouth. Adam Wild has the
details. South Hull City's unbeaten run may
have come to an end at Barnsley, sat Nigel Pearson said his team's
performance was one of the best of the season. West Ham are the
visitors to the KC Stadium tomorrow. A win for City would move them to
just one point behind the London club. It is a good challenge for us,
the players are looking forward to it. And it is by no means a case
off us going into this game and hoping we get something out of it.
It will be a competitive game. And we are looking forward to it.
Scunthorpe United go to Bournemouth with a spring in their step after
only their third league win of the season. The 4-2 victory over
Tranmere Rovers' move them away from the relegation places,
something the manager Alan Knill says is an award for their
consistent performances. If it is good, but obviously the points do
not reflect their performances. But we are going steadily, good results
last week scoring four at home. We made it difficult for ourselves,
but the team and the players showed great character. Grimsby Town and
Lincoln City returned to leases -- action tomorrow. The Mariners are
playing at Bath City while Barrow are the visitors at Sincil Bank.
A team from Lincolnshire will be flying and replica World War One
aircraft through the French song for Remembrance Day. Today, final
checks were being made at the airfield before they begin their
journey -- the Somme. The DH2 flew over the Somme in 1916. Eight will
form part of a fly-past on the day. Pupils at one of Bridlington's
primary schools have had an unusual lesson today. Eight Tibetan monks
were in the resort to teach children some of their customs,
including music, traditional dance and meditation. Sq we came here
choosy some monks from Tibet, and we watched them prey and the
dancers - we came to see. I like the dancing. I like the long it
tubes. They were really loud. is not an opinion on the show!
There may be rain on the way, but that has not stopped thousands of
you making plans for Bonfire Night. Dozens of events are planned across
East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire this evening and tomorrow. At
Lincolnshire Showground, there is a big display tonight. Vanessa Clarke
is their. Is all going well? It is indeed. Thousands of people are
expected here tonight. Many of them have already gathered for a
children's firework display. There are basically loads off fireworks.
They were perfect for children. Earlier, but people here told me
about Bonfire Night. We always come to the first ones rather than the
ones later. It is a really nice at this year. What are you looking
forward to? The fire works! daughter has not seen fireworks,
they are expensive and we thought it would be nice to come along.
organiser of the event joins me now a. How is it going? Fine at the
moment. It is a very big crowd. Please come down and watch! Will
the bonfire go ahead? Yes. We are just trying to move people around
tonight, safety is paramount. not just this event that is taking
place. Events are taking place across East Yorkshire and
Lincolnshire and you can see them on the bottom of your screen. But
here, the crowd are enjoying themselves. And they are hoping
that the bonfire will go ahead. If you are doing anything this weekend,
please take care and enjoy yourself. Thank you very much. If you are
having fireworks or going to fireworks be very safe. But enjoy.
A recap of the name of national and regional headlines.
G20 leaders leave Cannes with out detailed plans to save the Eurozone.
Claims that a PCSO sat a teenage boy.
Tomorrow, a dry start up rain passing over later on. Temperatures
still very mild at 13 degrees Celsius.
On the subject of youth unemployment, we have some e-mails.
Dalton says I have tried and tried to get a job in Hull and I get no
reply. It is so sad. I did well at school but now I am working in a
charity shop to get some experience. Sue says never mind use
unemployment, what about the older people who do not get any chances?