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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight.
All prisoners on day release will wear tags after a number of
walk—outs from North Sea Camp. The open stage is a very important stage
of ensuring the book can be released Concerns about response times as a
family waits half an hour, despite living two minutes from an ambulance
station. Safely back into the community. We
have an ambulance station two minutes away. There was an ambulance
parked. I do not see why we didn't get an ambulance.
The NHS steps in to save a swimming pool from closure.
A warning about the dangers of one of the country's best—loved autumn
sights. And I will be back with the full
forecast for the weekend, and it is a wet one.
The Government says it is so horrified by crimes committed by
prisoners on day release from open jails, it's going to electronically
tag them. In one of the latest cases, a prisoner from North Sea
Camp near Boston is alleged to have carried
a nearby village. The Ministry of Justice says tags will warn
authorities if offenders travel outside restricted areas. Jessica
Lane reports. Many of us might associate open
prisons with high—profile, low—risk cases. Like Vicky Pryce, jailed for
perverting the course of justice. Or Jeffrey Archer, jail for perjury.
But what about Lee Cyrus? He absconded from an open prison last
year, was caught after a mob and charged with more than a dozen
offences. Last month, Alan Wilmot went on the run while serving life
for robbery. He was later caught and arrested in connection with a
serious sexual assault. What they both have in common is they were
being held here, at North Sea Camp near Boston. The mother of a former
inmate claims not only do some prisoners abscond, but her son heard
dangerous criminals bragging about committing crimes while on day
release. They should not be allowed to be let out into the community by
themselves, without a prison officer with them. Because they have
definitely not been rehabilitated. The Ministry of Justice says as a
result of incidents, at three prisons, an investigation has
begun. It wants to strengthen the release on temporary licence system.
In a statement, the justice minister said...
The nearby villages are just a couple of miles from North Sea Camp.
Residents in both have told me they are not really concerned about their
props —— their proximity, although others have said they are becoming
increasingly worried about the thought of prisoners abscond. You
always think, I am pleased I did not see them in my garden. Does it
concern you? Sue—mac it does, of course. You do not know who you're
going to see. You want to be able to feel safe. We do not think they
should be on day release. The Ministry of Justice says the tagging
technology should be available next summer, so every movement prisoners
make well out of dozen can be monitored. That should reduce the
risk of prisoners at scolding and breaking the law while on day
release. Mark Day is from the Prison Reform
Trust, which campaigns for prisoners' rights. I asked him if we
should stop using open prisons for serious offenders. Well, open
prisons pay a very important role in the prison estate, particularly for
people sentenced to long sentences, coming towards the end of that
sentence, in terms of preparing them for release into the community. It
is a bit like coming out from a deep sea dive, where you have spent a
long time in the system, and you need to come up for air, to
reintegrate into the community and experience work, time on the
outside, before you release. Some people would say these people are
not ready for a day out, maybe not even ready for an open prison. The
Chief Inspector is currently conducting a review into the
circumstances that happened in a few open prisons. Any crime is of course
a tragedy for the victim and it is right that person has brought to
justice. The circumstances are thoroughly investigated. But on the
whole, it does work well. We know that in the vast majority of cases,
people released on temporary licence are released safely, and are safely
supervised by the prison had by the people in the community who also
have a responsibility for oversight of that person on release. What
about the tagging? Is it more like a holiday camp? It is not much
consolation who live in the nearby villages. A lot of community groups
actually openly work with the prisons, in terms of wanting to see
people being able to look —— to lead law—abiding lives when they are
released, and the open state is a very important stage of ensuring
that people can be released safely back into the communities. So, yes
or no for the tagging? It is important that the public has
confidence in security... So is that a yes? It needs looking into. The
Chief Inspector will be doing a review into what
will be important to listen to his recommendations.
Is tagging prisoners on day release the answer to the crimes that have
been committed? Are open prisons working? Maybe you live near North
Sea Camp. Your thoughts on the subject and what you have heard, we
might have some before we finish. We look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for watching. In a moment...
Teenagers in rural areas criticise Government proposals to raise the
driving age. Two brothers from Hornsea in East
Yorkshire, whose father died on Tuesday night, believe he could have
survived if an ambulance had arrived within the target time set by the
Government. Ian and Simon Poole say they can't understand why it took 28
minutes to arrive, when they live close to an ambulance station. Their
MP, Graham Stuart, says response times in rural East Yorkshire are
appalling. Here's our health correspondent, Vicky Johnson.
Simon and Ian Poole are still struggling to understand why it took
so long for an ambulance to arrive when their father suddenly fell ill
earlier this week. We have an ambulance station two minutes away.
There was an ambulance parked, but the shot is work boarded up. I do
not see why we didn't get an ambulance from Hornsea or from
somewhere local. Coming from Hull to Hornsea, you will never make it in
more than 25 minutes. Simon, who's had first aid training, gave his
father cardiac massage while they waited for help to arrive. If they
could have been sooner, I think he would still be here. They have the
equipment to keep his heart going. They should have been here. This
family's experience isn't unusual. The Government demands that in 75%
of the most serious cases, ambulances should attend within
eight minutes. But in Hornsea, the average so far this year has been
just over 61% and in some Holderness villages, it dropped to 45%. I am
appalled at the current level of service. I met with the Chief
Executive of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service last year and he agreed it
was not good enough to stop there was a slight improvement over time
but we have now seen a deterioration. People in rural
Holderness deserve a high quality service. A paramedic, who wishes to
remain anonymous, is warning that proposed rota changes could mean
there will be even fewer ambulances on call at night. There will be less
ambulance crews at a certain time. After midnight, after 2am and after
4am, which will mean ambulances responding to emergencies or have to
travel further. It will possibly put at risk the lives of patients. The
crews can only do what they are asked to do. I do not know what the
answer is, but I am not gone to leave it here. I will move into it
further. Something needs to be fixed, if not for our family, for
other people's. The Yorkshire Ambulance Service says it will look
into the Poole family's case. Their records show that a clinician
arrived 15 minutes after the call, with an ambulance following 13
minutes later. But Graham Stuart says he'll raise these issues with
the head of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service when they meet next month.
An update on the 11—year—old boy who's been missing from his home in
Grimsby since Monday. Police said this afternoon that he had been
found safe and well. The Deputy Police and Crime
Commissioner for Humberside Police has been caught speeding. Paul
Robinson, seen here on the left, was driving at 90 miles an hour on the
M180 last month. He says he will give more attention to his driving
in future. A man arrested after an explosion at
the office of Nick Boles' Conservative Party office in Bourne
has pleaded guilty to possessing an explosive substance. Paul
Leversedge, who's 28 and from Bourne, will be sentenced at Lincoln
Crown Court at the end of November. Minor damage was caused to the
office in June. This road in Scunthorpe will stay
closed through the weekend while Anglian Water repairs a main. 14
homes were flooded when it burst on Queensway on Wednesday night.
A leisure centre in Grimsby, closed when asbestos was found in the
building, re—opened this afternoon. Campaigners fighting for the long
term future of Scartho Baths say they want to know why it took so
long to find the dangerous substance.
The NHS is giving more than £2 million to help keep open a swimming
pool in Hull for just one more year. —— more than £200,000. There were
protests when Hull City Council said it was closing Ennerdale in a move
to save money. Health experts said it was a backward step and offered
to help. Crispin Rolfe reports. This pool's been saved, but only
until April 2015. Hull's Ennerdale Leisure Centre, and the city
council, bailed out by the NHS, through a one—off £219,000 payment
from the city's Clinical Commissioning Group. What is killing
people now are things like obesity, smoking, lack of exercise. This is a
CCG saying, we think it is important and we are prepared to put some
money in, albeit on a short—term basis, because that is all we can
do. The pool had faced closure, with Hull City Council trying to get to
grips with £80 million worth of Government cuts. So, for those using
the pool today, relief. They have been saving for a year but it should
be longer. I think the pool should stay open. Especially as we are in
the larger side of the city. I just live across the road, it is so handy
for my children. I believe that people actually appreciate more a
facility, than the shock of a closure. It aims at home to people
that unless people use it, they will lose it. I'd like So, a temporary
fix of £219,000. But what happens when the money runs out in 2015?
Councillors say they're now working on a long—term plan to build more
cost—effective leisure facilities, and pull down those which aren't.
Which means the Ennerdale Swimming Pool is likely to face questions
over its future all over again in just 18 months time. For now though,
Hull's only competition sized pool stays open, though the authorities
say it's a case of use it or lose it, as they look for cost
efficiencies in 2015. Still ahead tonight...
The 80—year—old great—grandfather still working at Hull Fair.
The council warning about the dangers of horse chestnut trees.
Keep your photos coming in. Tonight's picture was taken at
Cleethorpes Pier, a double rainbow. Another picture on Monday night
around the same time. Keeley Donovan is here. She wasn't here last week,
he had loads of tweet —— tweets asking where you work. —— where you
were. You couldn't go clubbing in
Cleethorpes now, you would get mobbed! The Keeley Donovan Fanclub.
Have a nice weekend. Some councils in Yorkshire and
Lincolnshire have been criticised for not being open to social media.
Figures suggest many, including East Riding, are denying residents the
right to film, blog or tweet during council meetings. This is not the
real world, people are not bothered about recording cancel meetings or
filming cancel meetings. We are moving towards the election period.
It has started a bitterly! —— a bit early.
You can see that story in full on the Sunday Politics here on BBC One.
Teenagers who live in remote parts of East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
have criticised Government plans to raise the driving age from 17 to 18.
It's being considered because younger drivers are more likely to
be in accidents than older drivers. But some we've spoken to say raising
the age limit would stop them getting to work and college. Tolu
Adeoye reports from Boothby Graffoe. Danielle Skayman and Ben Ray, both
18, both started learning to dry as soon as they could and passed their
tests a year ago at 17. —— learning to drive to stop it means I can get
to work easier, I am a lot more independent. My family do not have
to run the around. Danielle lives in the village of Ingam and needs her
car to get to work in nearby Sturton by Stow. If I had only just been
starting, that is like a whole year of experience I have missed out on.
Just because I was 17 when I started does not mean I was any less
competent. Young people have a disproportionate amount of accidents
compared to all the people. How should the Government get that
down? Maybe they could get a more experienced out on the road with
their parents so they have some are next to them, helping them and
advising them on what to do in situations. The Government wants to
increase the age when teenagers can learn to drive from 17 to 18, to cut
accidents. Under the proposals, new drivers would also face a night time
curfew, unless a passenger aged over 30 is in the car. Like Danielle, Ben
needed his driving licence straightaway, to be able to work as
a farmer in Boothby Graffoe. If I didn't have a car, I would had to ——
have to catch the bus service. It is much easier just to jump in your
car. It has massively impacted upon me. Both in my work and my college
life. The next bus here is not due for another 30 minutes. Danielle and
then say that as part of the problem, public transport links are
not as good in rural areas as they are in major cities. The
Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership runs sessions to teach teenagers
about safe driving. They've welcomed the ambition to improve standards,
but they say this is the wrong way to go about it. Putting the age will
not necessarily make a difference. We need to see structured road
safety training in amongst the driver training, so we can include
as mandatory items motorway driving, night driving and driving in bad
weather. If it is structured, it should work and we can bring these
casualties are levels down. Although any changes in future won't affect
Danielle and Ben, they say they still feel for young people who
could be affected. The proposals will be published later this year.
We are keen to get your views on whether the driving age should be
changed. There is the e—mail address. You can text us as well.
Hull Fair, one of the largest of its kind in the country, has been opened
by the Lord Mayor. I would like to declare Hull Fair 2013 officially
open. In doing so, I wish everyone...
open. In doing so, I wish That was the opening. Phillip Norton
is at the fairground. It is very windy at the moment, how is that
affecting things? It is well underway, despite the wind and the
rain. The star attraction is not open yet, it will reopen at the end
of the weekend. It is all down to the hard work have the show men
here, the oldest is 80 years old. Gilbert Chadwick. He has been
bringing attractions here for 50 years. I will do the hydraulics now.
OK. Goodbye. 80 years old, and Showman of the
Year. Gilbert Chadwick Senior has seen huge changes at this famous
fair. I have been attending the fair for about the last 50 years, before
that I was with my mum and dad. The wall of death has gone. Now we have
fast, hydraulic white knuckle rides that spin you around. This
great—grandad shows no sign of hanging up his spanners — he built
his Fun House and still adds to it every year. I want to pull it to
pieces. I want to pollute abuses before I throw it away. Ask me how I
feel about 55, 60. There is nothing I can't do, everything still works,
I am very fortunate. I can still do push—ups, life is good. It is all
the fun of the fair, it is great. Yesterday he had a job to do on the
hydraulics and it started to blow and I said, don't tell me you're
going to go up there. I said, oh, no. I put the brakes on because he
would just keep going. I say, that is enough now, you are 80, not 28.
Have a rest. The sprawling site will welcome thousands of visitors over
the next nine days, after the huge task of setting up. It is one of
them is —— them things, it is a highlight for Hull. You have a week
to get ready, it is just a big buzz. Back in Gilbert's quarters, time to
reflect on his life on the road. I would not change it for anything. In
the winter, I have chopped firewood, I went to work in the
steelworks. I like the fairground. You go around with a smile on your
face because you know it is good to be good. You all say good morning to
each other, everyone is happy. But we do not like the wind and we do
not like the rain. We like the sunshine! It is a great life and I
enjoy it. What more can I say? Such a fantastic man, Gilbert Chadwick's
story, he is down there now, manning his fun house with all those great
characters, who help to make this fantastic fare. It is slightly windy
up here! That is why people keep coming from Hull and the surrounding
areas to support this fantastic event, year after year.
That fair is officially open, if you're going over the next week or
so, enjoy, despite the fact the forecast is not brilliant!
In local football, Grimsby Town and Lincoln City will look to move into
the Conference play off places this weekend. The Mariners visit
Salisbury with that game live on BBC Radio Humberside. Coverage starts at
2pm tomorrow afternoon. Lincoln host Aldershot with kick off at 3pm on
Saturday. Commentary on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.
Conkers are so dangerous that in recent years, children have had to
wear safety goggles while playing with them. One council stripped a
tree of conkers to prevent children throwing sticks to knock them down.
Now, City of Lincoln Council has tweeted to warn pedestrians of the
dangers of falling conkers. Simon Spark investigates. Be careful
where you what, because danger can luck from above.
When conquerors were dangerously hanging from the city of Lincoln
cancel coquetry, they tweeted an alert. If you're heading to
Hall, be aware that the conquerors are starting to fall from the trees,
suggest be careful. This is the offending tree. As you can see,
there is evidence of recently fallen conquerors, so I have come prepared
so I can stand here and speak to you safely. But if a conqueror was to
land on your head, how much damage would it actually do? To find out,
we came to this country Park, which is a number of chestnut tree
varieties, to assess the danger. I think the horse chestnut wood hurt
the most. They seem to be slightly harder. We hear have a red horse
chestnut, which is similar. We also have a lot of sweet chestnuts, which
have very hard seed cases, they are coming down in the wind. So, there
is danger there, but the reaction on Twitter was less sympathetic.
Now I know there are conquerors on it, I might give the bitterness. The
council told us the treat was light—hearted, as they would not
want their visitors to receive a bump on the head. But we advise that
you either use your head, or wear a hard hat, like me. Health and
safety, that old chestnut! Let's get a recap of the national
and regional headlines. The three main political parties
reach a deal on press regulation after months of wrangling between
politicians and the press. The Government says prisoners on day
release will be tagged after a number of them walked out of North
Sea Camp near Boston. Tomorrow's weather, cloudy with rain
and drizzle continuing in places through the day. Some heavier and
more persistent spells expected across Lincolnshire, especially
later and through the evening. Maximum temperature of 14 Celsius.
On the subject of open prisons, Daniel says, no prisoners should be
allowed out. Our penal system is a joke. Judith says, these incidents
are worrying but the consequences of visitors transferring overnight from
high security to total liberty would be worse.
This is, as a former inmate at North Sea Camp, there were a lot more
incidents with inmates released on temporary licence than those that
are reported. Inmates should be tagged for public
safety. Thanks for all the messages this week and all of our subjects,
most brutal to you. Have a good weekend, look after
yourself. See you on Monday.