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Good evening, welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight: A man


whose son was murdered says he'll fight to change compensation laws,


after being told he won't get a penny. Why should I be punished for


what he's done? I didn't ask to become a victim, but I am a victim.


Preparing to protect London 2012. RAF fighters from Lincolnshire in


training. A photographer gets an honorary


degree for her worldwide achievements. And, before he was


famous, Oscar winner Jim Broadbent in a previously unseen film.


A changeable few days, the very latest weather later in the


A man whose son was murdered by a drugs gang says he'll fight a


ruling that he won't get a penny in compensation for his son's death.


Adam Vincent was tortured and killed last year. But, because he


had a drugs conviction, his father Keith has been told he can't get


Criminal Injuries Compensation. But Keith Vincent says the family


shouldn't be punished for crimes from Adam's past, as Anne-Marie


Tasker reports. All Keith Vincent has now is


memories of his son Adam. But he'd hoped he'd get criminal


compensation to pay for Adam's burial. But that hope's been dashed,


because his son had a criminal record. And government rules say


that means he's not entitled to a penny.


And why should I be punished for what they have done? I did not ask


them to murder my son, I did not ask to be a victim. Dear authority


will say they cannot do anything about this? I tried to teach him


right from wrong but he got lost from drugs. But, the thing is, I


did not ask them to kill my son. So why should I be punished? Adam


Vincent was tortured and murdered by a drugs gang, a gang he dealt


drugs for to pay for his own heroin addiction. Over the following three


months, police found parts of his body in waterways across Northern


Lincolnshire CSO. For Adam Vincent's family, and all others,


there are strict rules about compensating victims of crime. The


awards only compensate "a crime of violence". Their levels aren't


discretionary. They're set in stone to reflect specific injuries and


circumstances. And they range from �1,000 to �500,000, if you include


expenses like loss of earnings. But people in the Vincents' home town


of Grimsby say their case should be an exception. They are going


through the same as any other family would do, particularly with


that crime, if anybody is to compensation, it is them. A I think


it depends on each individual and the circumstances. What he has done


in his past has nothing to do with him being murdered and his family


suffering. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority says: But


Keith Vincent says this. Keith's appeal is being backed by his MP


Austin Mitchell, who says the family may have to challenge the


law itself. If I can change that the laws or other families do not


have to suffer and feel, what have I done wrong, I have done nothing.


The law should be changed. Joining me live from our studio in Salford


is Neil Sugarman, a solicitor who specialises in compensation cases


for victims of crime. Why should the government make a payment to


relatives when someone is murdered? For the difficulty is these scheme


is devised to compensate all sorts of victims of crime, and sadly


where there is a homicide and a top ten who goes on to die, the family


left behind often want to have their financial dependency look


dafter, there are various expenses associated with the death. One can


have the greatest of sympathy. The difficulty is the scheme has always


had an in-built ability to turn people around for reasons. If the


murder victim had been convicted of a drugs offence, in your view,


should compensation be paid? think composition should be paid.


The people affected here are the survivors, the family close to the


victim who have to cope with the aftermath. Should this be paid at


the full level? What chance do the family have? There is a discretion


in the scheme and the ability to refuse a payment is discretionary.


They laid down their own internal guidelines as to the severity of


the offence which will be taken into account. It is a sensitive


subject as one can see by public opinion. Some feel because this is


a taxpayer-funded scheme, it is not right for people who have committed


a crime to benefit. Others feel the victims left behind a not guilty


and should not be penalised. In this case, a father whose son was


murdered says he shouldn't be punished for the past crimes of his


There may be young people left behind, dependent on the person who


has died. They will suffer because of the rules of the scheme. They


may have no convicted of offences themselves but they have suffered


from the crimes committed by a parent. Many will think that is


unfair. It is a contentious aspect of the scheme which many think will


need to be changed. How much weight should be given to convictions when


the authorities decide victims' compensation? Is it fair that


relatives can end up with nothing? You can get in contact in the


In a moment: How thousands of heroin users could get therapy to


Police in Boston have started a murder investigation. A man's body


was found in the river in the Wyberton West Road area of the town


yesterday afternoon. Our reporter Jake Zuckerman is live at the scene.


What are police saying? Gawk at the moment, details of


pretty sparse. I am that the industrial estate just away from


these balding road in the middle of Boston. Yesterday, police divers


recovered the body of a man from this water away. A call had been


made by a member of the public. Today, police confirmed they are


treating the man's death as suspicious, and a murder inquiry


has been launched. What do we know about the dead man? Police are not


yet confirming how the man died but they believe the man is a Polish


National. Efforts are under way to locate his family. At the moment,


they are still trying to confirm his identity.


Police searching for the killers of a teenager found murdered near


Sandringham have moved their search away from the royal estate. Alisa


Dmitrijeva's body was found at Anmer, on New Year's Day. Today,


officers have been searching the seaside village of Snettisham. The


local newspaper has produced a video in Russian appealing for help


from the area's Eastern European community.


She visited the beach car park during the evening of the 30th, and


return there in the early hours of the morning. We understand there


was a party going on involving members from the Eastern European


Community, and she was present at that party. We are obviously keen,


anyone in that area who may have seen her, should contact us.


GCSE results in Hull are continuing to improve, according to league


tables released today. However, the city is still sixth from the bottom.


The Department for Education figures show that 46% of students


in the city achieved five good GCSEs including English and maths


last year. In Lincolnshire, the figure was 62%, well above the


national average. It's hoped that thousands of long-


term heroin addicts in Hull can be weaned-off drugs by giving them


therapy and voluntary work. It's already worked for a hundred people,


in a city with a well known drugs problem. Here's our communities


David Lawson is a changed man. 18 months ago, he was a heroin addict,


homeless and constantly in and out of prison. For I was actually


living in a shed, with no family, no direction, no job prospects.


Physically, very poorly. But the drugs intervention programme in


Hull is now helping him and other ex-offending addicts, by offering


them a treatment programme, including a home and voluntary work.


It's this holistic approach which has got David drug free, and even


weaned off methadone, the heroin substitute. I have my own flat, I


pay my bills. I am in contact with all of my family which is amazing.


I have a 15-year-old daughter who is back in my life. Recovering


addicts take methadone under medical supervision because it


reduces their withdrawal symptoms. But even this legal drug can cause


serious harm, and users can become dependant. This new programme


combines group therapy with a gradual methadone detox, leading


eventually to complete abstinence. More than 100 users in Hull have


now come off drugs using this new approach. The move is towards


recovery, to help sustainable change, to be drug three, to live a


normal and productive life. We look at people's family situation,


housing, benefits, personal confidence and self-esteem. All the


pieces of the jigsaw they need to put together. Crack and heroin use


here it is double the national average but it has been calculated


for every �1 spent on drug prevention, it says around �6, on


the crime reduction and on the improvement in health. As well as


saving taxpayers' money in the long run, these new projects are also


cutting reoffending rates. And it's hoped to detox hundreds more drug


addicts in the coming months. The row over the Humber Bridge debt


reached the House of Commons today. Earlier this week, the government


urged the four councils on the banks of the Humber, to reach


agreement on the debt to pave the way for the tolls to be halved. But


today, the Conservative MP for Brigg and Goole, Andrew Percy,


warned motorists using the bridge not to expect a price fall anytime


soon. The Chancellor provided �150


million so tolls could be cut. Sadly a Labour council has rejected


that offer of meaning our tolls will save -- will remain. What is


happening on this matter? I will raise the issue with the Secretary


of State for Transport to see whether there is any action he can


Owners of a tip near the M62 in East Yorkshire have been given a


deadline to reduce its height. Local councillors say the company's


been given until early February to reduce its height by ten metres,


after residents living near the site, close to Gilberdyke,


complained about its size and the smell of the rubbish. The company's


asked for a reduction of just four A company which wants to expand its


centre for breeding beagles for research near Withernsea in East


Yorkshire has been refused permission. The government's upheld


an earlier decision by planning councillors. Earlier this month,


protestors marched through the centre of Hull to show their


opposition to the plans by B&K The time is 6:43pm. Still ahead


tonight: Before he was famous: we meet the man who starred with Jim


Broadbent four decades ago. And the performers who are hoping to get


Tonight's picture is of stranded boats at Stone Creek, taken by a


key for Batty. If you have a picture you are proud of, send it


This is a nice text in your favour, they say there should be a statue


There will be some sunshine tomorrow. One or two showers could


be on the heavy side. An area of low pressure driving the cold


weather across us. A band of showers later on, as for the


weekend, Saturday looks straight forward with some sunshine. Sunday


will see cloud increasing from the West and there is an increased risk


of a patch of sleet or some patchy snow. Details remain elusive at


this stage. Hopefully I can confirm that tomorrow. In the short term it


is looking a bit more straightforward. Largely dry across


our part of the world. A risk of one or two showers, particularly


later. An emphasis on fine weather though. Temperatures will drop down


to around one degree Celsius. Watch out for icy patches more especially


in rural parts. The sun rises at 7:56am tomorrow, the dock starting


at 8:35am. Some showers around from the word go but some bright weather


none the less. The main showers will be in the afternoon, some


could be heavy with hail and sleet. Mixing in for good measure. Cold


and fresh south-westerly wind as well. Generally feeling quite


chilly with highs in a hole and Lincoln of around six Celsius or 43


Fahrenheit. Saturday the best day, Sunday maybe drive but the Sunday


We wore the same show at the other night, it was so embarrassing. This


e-mail asked if they were buy one Typhoon Eurofighters from RAF


Coningsby in Lincolnshire will be on standby throughout the Olympics.


It's six months until the opening ceremony takes place and the RAF


has been training above Yorkshire today to prepare for any security


threat from the skies this summer. Simon Spark reports from RAF


Coningsby. A photographer who has travelled to more than 50 countries


to help teach photography to women has received an honorary degree


from the University of Hull. Over the last days typhoon jets from RAF


Coningsby have been just one of the sort used in the exercise over the


Yorkshire skies to prepare for security regarding this year's


Olympics. Paul Godfrey is experienced in quick response


drills, but this latest exercise is about co-ordinating with a book


will there force and navy aircraft. We are practising the scenarios


which could occur at a large events such as the Olympics. It is no


different to the work the tie things do on a daily basis anyway.


We are just integrating it with the Army and Navy. Having been


responsible the Home Office and police. Behind the build up and


excitement, 13 and a half 1000 military personnel are involved in


a security operation with a spend The threat lies with terrorism. We


have been planning the Olympics Games security on the basis of that


threat being at a severe level. I believe it is right to make


preparations on that basis. Today, RAF Coningsby is home to around 40


typhoons. Each one can be prepared at a moment's notice if a threat to


UK airspace occurs during the Olympics. Now they will use this


further co-ordinated training as part of the key role to insure a


A photographer who has travelled to more than 50 countries has received


an honorary degree. You may not have heard of her, but her work has


been published in many leading newspapers and magazines. She talks


proudly of her upbringing on a Hull Council Estate. But Lee Karen


Stow's photography has taken her around the world. Her most


exhibited project features forty two images of women in Sierra Leone


- who have a life expectancy of just forty two years old. Today,


Lee Karen had an honorary doctorate bestowed on her at the University


of Hull. Her work has been used by Amnesty International. I was very


curious, I did not know anything about the country, the City or the


people on the ground. Today she had an honorary doctorate bestowed on


her at the University of Hull. was told if it was not documented


then in the eyes of the world it is senseless. Her roots may be firmly


in Hull, but it is her work abroad which has won acclaim. Her work has


been used by Amnesty International, as well as taking the photographs


she has spent time passing on skills to them. I travelled mostly


alone. It has been dangerous and insecure. Receiving this report


recognises the hard work I have put in and the work I have done.


Working freelance for many newspapers, she never knows where


she will be signed to next, but she hopes she will always return to her


home town. Also on the list of honour was yachtsman Sir Robin


Knox-Johnston, he was the first man to make a solo trip around the


world in 1969. Rugby league legend Johnny Whitely joined him in


receiving an honorary degree from Hull University this week. Thanks


for your response to the story that the Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust


has defended a decision to send three of its managers including


chief executive Phil Morley to the United States for a three day


The event, on improving corporate culture and leadership took place


last week at this hotel in Florida. Michael got in touch to say,' If


they were serious about their jobs then they would understand that


there is technology like video conferencing. There is no need to


leave the desk at all.' David in Lincoln says, 'It seems to


me the health authority has it right. The people who use the NHS


want the best service from the best trained staff.'


Daniel asks, "How dare councils send anyone to Florida at tax


payers' expense? It is shocking considering the way they are


cutting our essential services.' He's the Lincolnshire actor who's


been in Bridget Jones, Harry Potter and now the Iron Lady. But now a


film has resurfaced from four decades ago showing a Jim Broadbent


before he was famous. The 18 minute film was all shot in Lincolnshire


and also features a former Lincolnshire farm worker who Phil


Connell has been to meet. They were filming from off the road. This is


the last thing Bill Franklyn had expected, a film about farming in


the Lincolnshire has stirred golden memories. He features in several


scenes, and alongside him is an unknown kid -- Jim Broadbent. 26


years old and given just a few lines to deliver. Well, I thought


he was one of the workers to tell you the truth. He was just dressed


like one. Nothing special about him but a great fellow. His first


official film was in 1978, but this was filmed two years earlier. Up


till now it has only been seen by a handful of people. Since then Jim


Broadbent has become an A-list Hollywood actor, but is current


film sees him play Denis Thatcher. It is his performance in


Lincolnshire which has now got people talking. In provides a piece


in the jigsaw where you find out about someone's career. Starting


off predominantly on stage, now we can actually see him in an early


part of his career in a film. all his early co-starred there has


been recent fame and recognition to. He thought I was famous. He asked


for my autograph. I signed for him. For 36 years since their


extraordinary meeting, a staff from his -- a card from his famous co-


star arrived on his birthday. A co- star from a time when Oscar's


ambassadors were still just dreams. A great story. Some of the stars of


Radio 1 and talent from this area are about to take to the air for


four nights of special programmes being broadcast from Hull. The


first event is about to start at the Adelphi club in the city and


Leanne Brown has been to meet one of the acts. I make the music using


compete -- computers, lots of time spent over a computer. He has got a


big day, -- coming up on BBC Radio 1. An amazing opportunity, I want


to put Hull on the map and be a part of it and do my best. Try not


to get too worried. Just do what I do. The same low, Nick Grimshaw and


others will be broadcasting live from across the city. Starting


right here. 20th January 12 has been all about new music, this is


our grand finale, but there is a long history of music. For local


people. Giving great opportunities for an international line-up. All


of the events are free. In it is thanks to a BBC programme focused


on Humberside that some bans have been put forward. The weekend in it


airplay, a live session. We can then recommend it goes to a


festival. They will follow in the footsteps of bands like pop, Oasis


and Franz Ferdinand to have all played here. -- pop. Radio 1 is a


worldwide thing, for Hall to get this is brilliant. Who knows, next


time we could see this lot playing a much bigger stage. And you can


hear Radio 1 Live in Hull for the next four evenings. And videos of


some of the events will be streamed live on bbc.co.uk/radio1 BBC Radio


1 Live in Hull 97-99 FM bbc.co.uk/radio1.


Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines. A


"sickening" catalogue of abuse by a teacher, a new report blames the


school for failing to act on warnings.


A man whose son was murdered says he'll fight to change compensation


laws, after being told he won't get a penny.


Tomorrow's weather: Sunny intervals and scattered, wintry showers. Top


temperature 6 degrees Celsius, that's 43 Fahrenheit. Lots of


response on the compensation story. 1 St "I can see the point when


thumb I left behind, but I don't see when it should be for parents


with financial responsibility." it will not bring them back. Sarah


says, "he should not get compensation as Adam broke the law.


It was wrong to murder him but the money will not bring him back." and


other says, "why should they pay the family whose son was involved


in criminality." another says, "My Brother George was murdered in 1995


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