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Good evening and welcome to Look North. The headlines: a danger to
children for the rest of his life. The East Yorkshire man the jailed
for violent actions. He convinced that two women that he
was a caring and loving partner when in actual fact he was harming
their children. The region's first eating disorder
clinic opens its doors. The teenager who stole thousands
from the reality TV star, Katie Price.
And it hours of work and painstaking detail - find out what
100,000 matchsticks can be turned into.
And join me in 15 minutes for the Good evening. A man from East
Yorkshire who fractured the skull of one child and left another with
permanent brain damage has been jailed for five years. Hull Crown
Court found out that Adam Hewitt from Bridlington lost his temper
and caused the injuries. Two social workers lost their jobs for failing
to protect one of the children. The results of an investigation will be
revealed next week. Adam Hewitt was described in court as being a
danger to all young children. A low tolerance for their behaviour and
an inability to control his temper. He was sentenced to five the years
in prison at Hull Crown Court for causing serious injuries to two
children, both are just one you all. The first attack took place in 2007.
-- Botha were just one year old. He fractured at the baby's skull. He
was not prosecuted for VAT and one a year later moved in with a new
partner. He then was responsible for a more serious assault on her
baby. The child suffered severe brain damage, broken ribs, and a
broken leg. The police officer in charge of the investigation said
significant force had been used and leave -- and it left the kind of
injuries consistent with a car accident.
He convinced that these women he was a caring and loving partner. In
fact he went on to harm the children. And he did so with no
witnesses and nobody there to defend the children.
An inquiry has already seen two social workers lose their jobs. It
is now the subject of a serious case review. The finding of the
children's board will be released next week. Today a council
spokesperson welcomed the sentence and said the protection of children
in East Yorkshire remained their priority. The investigating officer
believes that Adam Hewitt will remain at danger to young people
for the rest of his life. The children year attacked meanwhile
have been removed from their mothers. One is in the care of the
local authority. Coming up, the Speaker of the House
encourages young people to take more of an interest in politics.
The family of an elderly woman who died after being left outside a
care home and freezing temperatures say that failings at the home have
been exposed. 84-year-old Dorothy Spicer from Market Deeping was
living at the warm and Stanford when she died in November 2009. --
living at the home. Our reporter is in Stamford. What is the background
to the case? You can see the care home behind me.
This is where in November 2009 Dorothy Spicer, and 84-year-old
with Alzheimer's, was somehow allowed to remain outside all night
in freezing temperatures. She died of pneumonia. The coroner said the
systems in place supporter Protector were not applied. For
example, a door alarm what apparently went off but it is not
clear if staff checked to was outside or undertook a head count.
What has been the family's reaction?
They have been waiting for two years to find out exactly what
happened and today the totter said that she was happy the truth was
finally out there. -- the daughter. We listened to three harrowing days
at an inquest. There are no words to express how I feel about the
home and the people that allowed this to go on. That allowed that
night to happen. A catalogue of errors.
What has the Care Homes said? They're -- be released the
The family say that they now want to draw a line under these
distressing events and they are happy now in the knowledge that
their perseverance should prevent a 600 jobs could be lost from North
Lincolnshire Council over the next few years. The Conservative
controlled authority has now agreed its budget plans. It is hoped that
many posts will disappear through natural wastage.
Police in in Lincolnshire will cost council tax payers an extra �7 per
year. -- policing. It is aimed at saving 60 uniformed posts. 70 have
already been cut. Just days after an alleged brawl
between MPs in the House of Commons bar a young people have been told
that they should take more interest in politics. That is according to
John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, talking to
students at Hull University and calling on politicians to work
harder to improve their reputation. The Speaker speaks out. John Bercow
came to Hull as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the
University's politics and International Studies Department.
Many of the students take a keen interest in politics. The speaker
feels that what happens at Westminster is not seen as relevant
to many other young people. My message to these youngsters as,
OK, even if it does not fascinate you, let me try to convention. Let
me try to engage you can win you over to the merits of a voting.
It is estimated that 44% of 18 year olds voted compared with 65% of the
general population at the most recent election. I have been out on
the streets with pictures of two prominent local politicians. Alan
Johnson and David Davis. Do you know who these men are?
I don't have a clue. Have I guess.
Is his name Richard? He is the President of the country.
Not quite, at no. Alan Sugar?
No, Alan Johnson. Oh, I have met him before!
This follows news of a brawl between two politicians in the
House of Commons bar. We do not do ourselves any favours
with excessive, noisy, apparently disrespectful comments. We have to
move away from that. So, a plea from the Speaker for MPs
to set a better example. What do you think? Let me know. You
can contact us using the details on The Sunday politics is back this
weekend, looking at a deal that Lincolnshire police have just
signed for the first of a privately owned police station in the United
Kingdom. BBC One, made day, Sunday. The Pilgrim Hospital in Boston is
reviewing the supervision of junior doctors after concerns were raised
by staff. Junior doctors claim they do not get enough support Pike --
from consultants. The hospital's trust says it will seek reassurance
that the learning environment is effective.
A women from Cleethorpes who suffer from an eating disorder says that a
new unit open today will help hundreds like her. The centre is
the only one of its kind in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and is
designed specifically for people with eating disorders. Our reporter
has been speaking to Kate Thomson, who once weighed less than a for
stone and knows how important a treatment centre like this. She was
just 11 years old when she became obsessed with what she was eating.
Kate was later diagnosed with an eating disorder and at one point
her weight plummeted to a life threatening level.
I could not allow myself any other happiness. It is upsetting. You do
not allow yourself any pleasure at whatsoever. I dropped to three
stones �10. My head was heavier than my body, I could not lift my
head. A new centre open that the Diana
Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby today. It is estimated that
14,000 people in the region have eating disorders and many are
already lining up to use the centre. I wanted people to walk in without
thinking, oh, I am in a hospital. We want them to come in and say,
wow, this looks lovely. This is one of the five bedrooms
designed to help people recover. But in every room you step into
there are quotes on the wall. The idea is to give people help. -- to
give people hope. Support groups are behind the move.
Young people are developing the condition at an early age. Some as
young as eight or nine. It is frightening.
The Cape is now well on the road to recovery.
-- Kate. I am just trying to gradually get
it back more, and just smile more. She just had -- she had to travel
to Leeds for treatment but is thrilled that others can get it in
It is 6:41pm. Thank you for watching. Still to come - the rugby
players of the future packing up tips from Hull's finest.
And a tribute to a feat of engineering, made out of
First though, this sort to have taken over leggings Danes Dyke.
Another photograph on the programme John says, Peter seems to be
uncomfortable when you get the weather spot on, he prefers to see
you look at Phil! And your point is? It is the only thing that keeps
me going! The headline for the next 24 hours
is a fine one with quite a bit of sunshine and it looks as if we are
in for a nice weekend right across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and
North Norfolk with high pressure coming in from the south so it
looks very pleasant. Quite cool at night with a widespread ground fast.
There's the cold front which is taking away the milder air behind
it. It is cooler, fresher, not particularly cold but we are still
in February so it means a touch of frost for some. A fairly clear
evening apart are part of the world. On the whole, it is dry, clear
periods with temperatures down to one degrees. The summarise in the
morning at 7:00am. We're off to a bright start in the morning. Quite
cool but there should be a fair amount sunshine around. Dry and
bright. Some patchy cloud but there will be a decent amount of sunshine.
The breeze, white and moderate. Temperatures are still above
average. It will feel cooler than today at these levels are not to be
snapped up for February, nine or ten degrees. A touch of frost again
on Saturday night. Sunday looks fine but Monday, a bit damp and
dreary and there were back into the very mild weather for Tuesday and
Wednesday. Chris says, can we have a mention
for our society? He is chairperson of the poll huts and appreciation
She's a teenager from Lincolnshire but somehow she walked into a bank
and convince them that she was the model Katie Price, stealing
thousands of pounds from her account. A court heard that 18
year-old Kerry Marshall from Sleaford had developed a dangerous
obsession with the reality TV star before buying expensive jewellery
and a sports car in her name. This report contains some flash
photography. Dressed like the model she is
obsessed with, Kerry Marshall hid her face from cameras as she left
Lincoln Crown Court. The 18 year- old had admitted six charges of
fraud after trying to empty Katie Price's bank account of �25,000.
The court heard Kerry Marshall had been born a man. After she began
dressing as a woman, she became obsessed with reality TV star Katie
Price. She even was arrested for posing as a security guard and
conning in her way into the star's home. After that, Kerry Marshall
somehow got hold of Katie Price's bank details. She pretended to be
the model and asked the HSBC to send her a replacement bank card.
Then she went on a spending spree. Marshall withdrew �1,000. Then
bought a �600 bracelet, a �9000 sports car and spent �400 online.
Then she took another �1500 before failing to move money to her own
account. The deception was uncovered when Katie Price's own
bank card stop working. The court was told the model was extremely
upset. The judge told Marshall it almost beggars belief. The public
would be completely shocked at how easy it was to be Miss Price. The
teenager was given a two-year supervision and community order and
told never to approach Katie Price ever again.
A little earlier I spoke to Neil Munro who is a fraud expert who
says in many ways, this is a typical fraud. What has happened
here is a case of somebody has got hold of information about Katie
Price, I'm not too certain where that has come from, maybe credit
card details that were obtained. They will then work that
information to add other information to then go and do
exactly what this lady did. You say that but walking into a bank with a
blonde wig and sunglasses saying your Katie Price, as the judge says,
it almost beggars belief. Yes, obviously there was an attempt to
look like Katie Price but of course what banks are doing these days is
looking at information about the individual and I suppose if that
individual looked like Katie Price and presented enough facts about
Katie Price that the bank thought were genuine and valid, I suppose
they probably would move forward on that basis. If someone cannot
impersonate one of the country's most famous celebrities, this can
happen to anyone? This is an obvious case but it does happen
more and more. This account to Dover, as it is told, is one of the
fastest growing areas of fraud because getting a new credit is
difficult for genuine people so it is even more difficult for
fraudsters so they are now attacking a current tax -- current
accounts. What can the rest of us do to make sure that somebody else
doesn't become last and get our money? The first thing is to
recognise information about you is worth more than the gold credit
cards to a for Ulster. So, look after it, make sure you only give
it out when you need to would also make sure you are checking
everything you've got on a regular basis, checking back accounts
regularly to make sure of the payments are going out and are
genuine and Schneider Show that you check your credit history on a
regular basis as well so you going to as many sources as possible to
identify potential activities so you can stop it as soon as possible.
If you have a story for us, contact us. We had a really mixed response
from you after our story about the Cat Zero project based in Hull.
Launched three years ago, it was hailed as a new way of getting
young people into jobs, education or training. One of its most
controversial aspects involved spending �500,000 of taxpayers'
money on a yacht, training young people to sail. But managers behind
the scheme says it has been a huge success, saving millions in the
One of Hull FC's top stars has been passing on his expertise to
children in the city. England player Tom Briscoe was at Hull's
half-term training camp giving tips to the potential stars of the
future. Their dreams are crystal clear,
they want to emulate their heroes and start for Hull FC. Today this
academy is their KC Stadium. Watching their every move is Tom
Briscoe and his team-mate. Tom's words are listened to intended.
main thing is just the enjoyment. Time out to play rugby is a very
important. I did it when I was younger and I enjoyed every minute
of it and that is what I want to do so hopefully we can see some of
these in the future playing. After time on the field executing those
drills, it is back to the sports hall to receive well earned
commendations. While the immediate future of Hull FC rests on people
like Tom Briscoe, it seems the long-term future is in good hands.
Tom Briscoe told us that when you on the wing and it is a windy day,
always keep your eye on the ball and get under it. When you're on
the wing, if you don't want to get wiped out, keep down low so you can
score in the corner. What did you think of him as a player?
brilliant player, I hope he stays with us. Tonight Hull plays at
Salford. There's full commentary on Hull
FC's game at Salford on BBC Radio Humberside tonight. The build-up
has started with Sportstalk which is on now.
Football - Scunthorpe United will be hoping to put their midweek
disappointment behind them when they play Brentford at Glandford
Park tomorrow. You can hear commentary of that keen on BBC
Radio Humberside on FM from 1:30pm. On medium wave and DAB, you'll be
able to hear Grimsby Town's FA Trophy match against York City.
Coverage starts at 1:30pm and both matches kick-off at 3pm. BBC
Lincolnshire will have coverage of Lincoln City's Conference game
against Telford from 2pm. It's a bridge you might recognise,
but made entirely from Matchsticks - over one hundred and twenty-five
thousand of them. It's the painstaking result of 16 months
work by George Brown. Now he's given it away to his daughter's
school. A Humber bridge that is a marvel in
structural engineering, or inspiring in its majestic design
and the painstaking time it took to complete. But for all its splendour,
I wasn't actually talking about this Humber Bridge, I was talking
about this one. 9 ft wide, 2 ft tall and made out of over 125,000
matchsticks. People look at it in a different way, some people say it
is a form of art, others say it is a sculpture, some say it is a model,
some say in a feat of engineering. I am still overwhelmed with that,
even though I have done it to, but rich and I see it, it is amazing.
He I needed to get the curve and I realised that I'd build it on glass,
the PVA glue would not stick to the glue. In total, it has taken 16
months to complete but within that time, there was a three-year gap
while George recovered from a stroke. It has left him unable to
continue working with his hands so his daughter finished it for him.
When Dad had his stroke, we decided that I would finish it off and
repair it by finishing off the walkway and repairing any broken
railings to that were damaged. It is really hard to make two gates,
never mind the whole bridge. Important questions - first of all,
it is there any debt associated with the structure? No, there has
been political issues but only with me and the wife! He has now had a
bridge over to his daughter's school where it will soon be on
permanent display but if you look closely, the whole family,
including the dog, will always be part of it.
Let's get a recap of the headlines. A 65 year-old former businessman is
on his way to America accused of selling missiles to Iran. He denies
the charge. A danger to children for the rest
of his life, the East Yorkshire man jailed for his violent actions.
Tomorrow's weather - dry and bright with sunny spells. Top temperatures,
ten degrees. We were asking if young people are
interested in politics. One says we don't listen because you don't care.
Another says, I don't care because they are only care about rich
people. This is an interesting one - he says I am shocked that kids
are not taking more of an interest in politics although I am only 13,
I still find politics interesting and I have my own opinions about
what is going on. Mark says the youngsters are only interested in