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is all from BBC News at Six. It is goodbye from me and we can


Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight:


Watching the detectives ` the new body cameras helping police in the


fight against crime. Officers are telling me there are no downsides


and that is their word. There is an accurate capture of evidence.


There are flood alerts in place as high tides hit the east coast.


The tide will be at its highest on the banks of the Humber in 20


minutes. The Hull City Haircut that's raised


thousands for charity following a wait of more than two years. The


Royal selfie that came as a Christmas present for a 12`year`old


from Boston. There's more wet weather on the way,


but what are the next few days looking like? Join me shortly.


The trial of new body cameras by Lincolnshire Police has been


criticised by campaigners for civil liberties. 19 devices are being worn


by officers in the region which record evidence. It's hoped they'll


cut down paperwork and speed up the justice system. But "Big Brother


Watch" says it could be a threat to people's privacy. I'll be speaking


to them in a few moments, but first, this report from Philip Norton.


Caught in the act, a crime in progress. What have you got a pure C


leave? While this is a police


reconstruction, it shows what the body cameras now being used by


officers in Lincolnshire are capable of recording. It offers them


protection and it is an accurate capture of evidence. The cameras are


said to provide much better evidence than the traditional notepad and


pen. In turn, this brings faster convictions as defendants realise


the weight of the case against them. We know the technology has


accelerated and it is an opportunity to give a better service to the


public, capture stronger evidence and reduce the number of complaints


and issues with the police. Some senior officers suggest that some


scandals could have been avoided if police officers had been equipped


with cameras. Body`worn video cameras were first used in Britain


by Devon and Cornwall Police in 2006. Strathclyde and Grampian


Police have also piloted the equipment in Scotland. In 2011, the


force concluded its use may have reduced crime and assaults on


officers as well as reassuring the public. Last year saw Staffordshire


Police start issuing cameras to more than 1,000 front line officers at a


cost of ?350,000 ` the largest investment by any police force in


Europe. The cameras themselves will be switched on by the officer, but


there are strict rules on the use of the footage. If it's a minor


incident or not used for a prosecution, it will be destroyed.


But the move to using this type of recording has raised concerns over


privacy. But the government says it's a natural progression. Just


going out and talking to officers on the beat and talking to people


elsewhere in the criminal justice system, people who want evidence to


conveying `` get convictions in court, are very much in favour on


this. Just like people have become used to CCTV, so I think people will


become used to body worn videos on police officers as well. It has cost


the police and council in Lincolnshire ?2500 to rent the


cameras but if they are cost effective they could be rolled out


across the county. The Policing Minister, Damien Green,


says it's time for technology to play its part. It's cost the police


and council in Lincolnshire ?2,500 to rent the cameras, but if the time


savings mean they are cost effective, they could be rolled out


across the county. I'm joined by Nick Pickles who's from Big Brother


Watch. Presumably, you welcome the body cameras? I think this


technology should be used with a basic principle that nobody is ever


filmed talking to a police officer without being aware of it. They


should not be a secret recording. It can improve accountability of


officers and reassure members of the public about the dealings they have


with the police. If police have got nothing to hide then they have


nothing to worry about? If you talk to a police officer in the street,


it is an evidential process and they can write that down. Mike concern is


where certain situations, let us say an officer talking to someone about


a bereavement, certain situations will not be appropriate.


Particularly if you are recording the audio as well as video. There is


also the question as to whether officers can access the memory


themselves and tamper with footage. If you get those concerns right and


it is used in targeted situations, you can improve accountability of


the police and help members of the public help them know that they are


sure things are being recorded properly. The policing minister says


it will help speed up prosecutions and convictions saving the police


and court time and money. At is that a good thing? I am wary of trying to


say we should have more surveillance because it should save `` may save


paperwork. With CCTV, for example, the promised reductions in crime and


convictions have not materialised in anywhere near the order of magnitude


promised. Let us stick to first principles and make sure the


surveillance that goes on happens with everyone's knowledge and


consent and it isn't a way of police officers secretly recording people


in the street. Good to talk to you. We would like


to hear your thoughts. Are you comfortable with the idea you may be


filmed whilst talking to a police officer? Your thoughts on this one,


the subject of police body cameras being trialled in Lincolnshire.


In a moment: A brick attack on a coach in Liverpool Leeds supporters


terrified. Blocks of concrete and boulders and everything.


Unbelievable! The Environment Agency says it is


monitoring exceptionally high tides due along the east coast over the


next two days following the massive tidal surge which caused widespread


damage on the east coast four weeks ago. More than 1,000 homes were


flooded across east Yorkshire and Lincolnshire because of the surge,


which was described as the worst in 60 years. Although conditions are


not expected to be as severe this time around, the public is being


warned to be alert. Emma Massey is by the Humber tonight. How serious


is the threat of flooding there? Well, it was high tide in Skegness


ten minutes ago. This area was badly flooded about a month ago because of


the tidal surge combined with a high tide and strong winds. We're not


expecting that tonight, of course, but the water levels are very high


and take a look at this. These were the scenes in Bridlington last night


when high winds along with a high tide caused the sea to batter the


sea wall and its defences. The coastguard was on hand to ensure


pedestrians avoided the seafront. And rescue services are asking


people around East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to exercise caution


tonight. The warnings come from the Environment Agency and the weather


people. Our main concern tonight is people keep away from the edge. It


is dark here. So, they have to keep away from the edge. Last night it


was splashing onto the road and tonight it could be higher so it


will be more dangerous. Many of the defences have been shored up and


rebuilt. There is confidence the repairs are more than sufficient to


withstand the high tides. The Environment Agency says people


should still be vigilant. People need to be aware. We still have a


flood alert in plate `` in place generally around the area and that


is to make people aware of the conditions and that people need to


listen to the radio and TV and also go on to the Environment Agency


website and hook up with the flood line. This flood warning is at the


lowest level. This means flooding is possible and people should be


prepared. The alerts are on the Humber estuary and the South bank


and areas of the Wash. Also, the coast at Bridlington and the tidal


part of the River Ouse. Tides are expected to be high again tomorrow


but the Environment Agency says they are monitoring things closely.


We will continue to follow that story over the next few days.


A Lincolnshire care home has been fined ?140,000 and ordered to pay


?65,000 costs after an elderly resident spent a night locked out in


the freezing cold. Staff hadn't realised 84`year`old Dorothy Spicer


was missing from the Whitefriars Care Home in Stamford. She died six


weeks later. The Charitable trust, which runs the home, has today


insisted that procedures have been tightened up. Our health


correspondent, Vicky Johnson reports.


Dorothy Spicer had been lively, loving and much loved according to


her family. But Alzheimer's meant the 84`year`old needed


round`the`clock care. Despite this, she'd been able to walk out of the


Whitefriars Care Home in November 2009 without anyone realising. She


was found the following morning lying outside. Today, her family


gave their reaction. We found it concerning that they had gone to


such lengths to prove that they were innocent. We feel it has been a


total waste of time and money. We have had four years of heartache


whilst we listened to their futile excuses to avoid admitting the


truth. Lincoln Crown Court heard how there'd been a catalogue of


failures, from poor staff handovers to inadequate checks on residents,


and problems with door alarms. The judge said there had been corporate,


sister `` systemic and procedural failings and that the fine imposed


in no way calculated the value of Mrs Spicer 's life. Today's case was


brought by South Kesteven District Council. It sends out a message to


care homes that you must put safety of your residence absolutely at the


top of your list. It is so important. Careless practices can


lead to unfortunate events. The chief executive of the trust, which


runs Whitefriars and around 70 other care homes across the country,


insisted improvements had already been made. People like me do


unannounced checks, turn up at two in the morning and make sure


procedures are being observed. We have built more checks and balances


and supervision and more management into the system. This hadn't been an


isolated incident, the court was told. Management had failed to heed


warnings from their own staff just a month before. The home has recently


been inspected by the CQC, the health watchdog, and is now meeting


all standards required. Police believe a man who died in


Hull on New Year's Day may have been the victim of a sustained violent


assault. The man, in his 30s, was found lying in this street off


Beverley Road at six in the morning. Four men and a woman who were being


questioned as part of the murder inquiry were released on bail this


afternoon. They have released CCTV footage of Stephen Herbert before he


was attacked. We really need to talk to the people on the DVD to come


forward and talk to us. People need to tell us what they saw because it


is really important to his family. For men and women being questioned


as part of that enquiry were released bail today.


Traffic on one of the main routes into Hull has returned to normal


after a two`week closure. Spring Bank West was shut so this new


railway bridge could be installed. The bridge carries the line to the


docks in east Hull. A man is being treated for back


injuries after a bus carrying Hull City fans was set upon by a gang of


men throwing bricks. Repairing the damage to windows


smashed on a day trip to football yesterday. Children were on this bus


when it was set upon in Liverpool. Steve Simpson's 11 and 15`year`old


son were amongst them. People were talking about the game and listening


to music. We looked out of the windows and their war `` there were


15 or 20 youths with hoods up throwing bricks at `` bricks and


rocks at the bus. It would cost ?4500 to repair the damage but


people were hurt also, with one man needing hospital treatment after


being hit by a lump of concrete. As for guys got off the bus they were


attacked ` kicked and punched and got knives pulled out on them. It is


awful. We had gone to a game of football. The bus limped to a pub


but when fans felt threatened again, the driver made the decision to


leave the area despite the broken windows. No doubt he was frightened


as well so he made the decision to move them on to the first motorway


services area which was a bit nearer for our coach to collect them from


when it came from Hull. Merseyside Police has confirmed it is


investigating a report of Chris `` criminal damage to a bus here on


Townsend Avenue last night. They are trying to trace those responsible


but do not know if they had been to the football match earlier in the


day. The assumption was that hooligans associated with Liverpool


Football Club were associated with this. I have spoken to a fan today


who is convinced a whole fan provoked this. But so much more


could have been damaged here than just a few broken windows.


Still ahead: Scrambling for pennies. The east Yorkshire children


upholding a New Year tradition. A royal portrait with a difference as


Prince William shows he is king of the selfies.


Another picture tomorrow. We are back to normal, all as normal as we


ever are here! Liz says, I think Paul needs to look at Alex Deakins


dressed sense. The bank manager look is sexy, she says.


Is that another word to describe dull?


Have you been Christmas shopping, Peter? Right, let's have the


forecast. Wet and windy. Surprisingly enough,


it has been a dry month in December across our part of the region with


less than 50% of normal rainfall. That came as something of a


surprise. But there is some rain to come tonight. Today has been


beautiful, hasn't it? But here comes the next weather system piling in


from the South West. The wind will pick up and we will see outbreaks of


rains Reading north`eastwards. It is a fragmented band of rain and we'll


move fairly quickly. The wind will strengthen in the early hours


perhaps to gale force on the hills. The sun will rise in the morning at


around 8:20am. A bright and windy day with plenty


of sunshine. One or two sharp showers blowing in but they will be


fleeting. Some places will stay entirely dry but it will be very


windy and deed. The wind may touch gale force in some parts. Showers


locally heavy and prolonged on Saturday and then it turns wet and


windy through Sunday. My fingernails grew over Christmas.


I wonder why that was! We will see you tomorrow. Oh, maybe not!


One of the most famous hairstyles in Premier league football was cut


short in its prime today. Tom Huddlestone had not cut his hair is


since scoring his last goal nearly three years ago and he has raised


nearly `` thousands of pounds in the process. Today's visit to the barber


was prompted by his first goal recently.


He took his place in the barber 's chair watched by his girlfriend and


a frenzied media. Tom Huddlestone promised not to cut his hair until


he scored. He had waited nearly three years for this, his first for


the Tigers. At the site `` salon, the hairdresser got to work. The


dressing room has never seen anything like this. You raised


nearly ?12,500 towards cancer research but that stands at nearly


?40,000. On his way to the target of ?75,000. Lance took pride in his


work with an audience like this. When it happened and he scored, I


got the call and I was honoured. I jumped on the train and came down.


Then, with more styling, after nearly two hours of work, the


haircut was no more. My family would have left it as it was. They became


quite attached to it. I know I had to take a fair bit off. Thankfully


it has turned out not too bad. On the pitch, Steve Bruce had no


complaints after a 2`0 victory to Liverpool. The second goal was this


free kick. City had kept him quite a month ago but not this day. There


were a lot of tired bodies from the third game in six days. They stuck


at it but we needed to have more freshness and energy if we were


going to take anything from Liverpool today. They had to


Middlesbrough in the third round of the FA Cup but this streamlined Tom


Huddlestone is ready for selection. Scrambling has taken `` has taken


place today. Sweets and money have been thrown into the streets for


local children to pick up. It is a centuries`old tradition


still going strong. For over 250 years children have chanted the


Rhine at businesses doorways and in return they get plenty of sweets


and, if lucky, sweets. It is quite easy because you just have to look


on the ground for a penny sweets and grab it. I have got toothpaste from


the dentist and lots of coins. What will you do with all those sweets?


Share them with my brothers and sisters. It is fun because you get


free sweets and money. Will you be able to eat them all? Mum will let


us. In the crowd today where parents passing on the tradition to their


children and reminiscing on the times when they used to do this.


Very wet and sat in the snow, getting your fingers trampled on and


hot coins. I used to have a zip that could goal so I could get my money


in the front. There were 150 kids or more. They lined us up and gave us a


packet of crisps and what else? A bottle of lemonade. We were a bit


shifty some of us. We used to go back to the end of the queue. Over


30 businesses took part this year. The local dentist did not hand out


sweets. They gave toothpaste instead!


Lead as a good evening to the children there and Kathleen, the


star of the night. At 12 years old, a girl from Boston has taken the


photo of a lifetime whilst queueing to hand flowers to the Royal family


at Sandringham on Christmas Day. She asked Prince William for a selfie on


her man's mobile phone. The response meant that all her Christmases came


at once. Prince Edward and Prince William


were first out. For Madison and hammam, Christmas


day started with some royalties spotting at Sandringham. We got


there early so we get front row seats and we watched them walk to


church. This was the last time Madison would be able to hold


flowers to give to the Royals before she would be too old, but she was


not just arms with flowers. She had her man's phone and was encouraged


to use it. My man dared me to ask the Queen to have a selfie with me.


I said, see if you can get a selfie. Not thinking she would for


one minute. Because the Queen was the other side... I had to ask


William. I didn't think I would do it but in the end I did. Within a


few seconds, her mother 's phone and the story is told of meeting the


Royal family became national news. Within William came to me, I gave


him flowers and asked him for a selfie. He said, sure. I couldn't


believe it. It was surreal. She was so excited she could hardly spit her


word that. Since sending the picture into the local newspaper is then


made it into seven of the nationals. 2013 was a big year for the selfie,


which has become a widely recognised term. What will 2014 bring and how


do you top a selfie with Prince William? There are those, of course,


who think that the Royals should not be doing it at all. If you are a


member of the Royal family and that person turns out to be an unsavoury


character or something like that, it doesn't look particularly good for


the Royal family. It is not something I wouldn't necessarily say


is a good thing to do all the time. For me, I wanted a selfie with the


girl who was brave enough to ask. Madison will have to now think of


her next target. A few days ago, she got Williams and


today she got Simon! The main headlines this Thursday


night: Warnings of more flooding is in the south`west of England.


Lincolnshire Police say the use of body cameras is helping them in


their fight against crime but concerns have been raised about


privacy. Tamara, windy with occasional


showers although quite a few areas will stay dry.


The response on the subject of cameras on the bodies of the police.


Paul says, if you have not done anything wrong how can an effective


tool be an invasion of privacy? Amelia says, if you are doing


nothing wrong what have you got to be concerned about? Another says


they provide excellent recorded back`up protecting the public and


officers alike. Another says, it is not body cameras people want to see


but police officers. It is difficult to find any on the streets these


days. Another, I expect people will not complain about the cameras if it


helps them. Invasion of privacy? People need to get a grip.


Join us tomorrow. Thank you for watching and have a nice evening.


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