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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight.
A major rescue operation's tnder way ` as a helicopter crashes off the
East Yorkshire coast, killing two men.
I am alive here is the investigation begins.
Also on tonight's programme: Humberside Police is critichsed for
telling victims of crime thdy shouldn't always expect homd visits.
Hull City fans divided, as they boo each other over the club's name
change. And on a visit to Lincoln, Professor
Brian Cox tells us why getthng kids interested in science is good for
Join later father weather. ``Join me later for the weather.
Two men have died after a hdlicopter crashed into the sea off thd East
Yorkshire coast. A major emdrgency operation is still underway tonight
to recover the privately owned jet ranger aircraft. The accident
happened around lunchtime close to the cliffs at Flamborough, north of
Bridlington. The emergency services have recovered two bodies. Nobody
else was on board the private charter helicopter which had taken
off from an airfield near Edinburgh on its way to Retford. Well, our
correspondent Paul Murphy is on the cliffs at Flamborough now.
This rescue and recovery opdration has been going on all afternoon and
is now slowly winding down. Two bodies have been recovered from the
wreckage about 250 feet below the clifftop here. The police and no
securing the scene and making the wreckage safe and away that it can
be investigated properly by the air accident investigation Branch were
no `` who are now on their way. The call to the emergency services came
just after half past one and it became clear that a helicopter
flying just a few hundred y`rds of this coast was in serious
difficulty. Some eyewitnessds had a change in the engine tone while
others said it was more dralatic. We had a crack and then saw thdir
helicopter descending almost like an aircraft. At the nearby golf club
the crash was witnessed by several players. Many ran to the clhff edge
to see if they could help the Touraine made that impossible.
``terrain. It went behind the cliff and did not reappear. By
mid`afternoon that this was clear dash it was an operation to recover
bodies and not to rescue thdm. Efforts are being made to identify
the men who died. What else do we know about the helicopter and the
two men who were on board? Hn terms of the journey, we understand that
this aircraft took off from an airport close to Livingston in
Scotland. The helicopter is a Bell jet Ranger. . It flew south through
dilemma airspace and was on its way to Humberside airport. It w`s going
there to refuel before conthnuing its journey down to rectify it in
Nottinghamshire ``to Retford. We do not yet know the circumstances of
the crash. We hope to establish that within the coming hours.
who reports a crime should dxpect a police officer to turn up at their
home. The force says it recdived 160,000 calls last year and of those
almost half were unnecessarx and could have been dealt with over the
phone or at the front desk of a police station. The force s`ys it
has to prioritise its response to save ?31 million over the
next five years. Our political editor Tim Iredale reports.
Long gone are the days when a family doctor would turn up at our homes to
treat the mildest of ailments. So should we expect the polhce to
guarantee a home response for every call they receive?
That's the question being posed by Humberside's Chief Constabld Justine
Scunthorpe's Westcliff Estate feel about not being guaranteed ` home
Then heated to send the polhce out and it is no good speaking of oil
the phone. ``They need to sdnd four. The report on the future of
Humberside Police published in full today, says we're ringing the police
for the wrong reasons, like parking According to the report, out of
600,000 calls to the switchboard Whilst
the public's being asked to change its expectations, thd force
says it needs to reorganise to go where the demand and not have
officers stationed by geogr`phy Some feel that rural policing could
suffer under the changes. I want the assurance that residents in the East
Riding also get a decent service from the police.
Police and Crime Commissiondr, Matthew Grove, has defended
I asked if police had previously made home visits were not absolutely
necessary. Yes last year. The first thing the forested last year when we
got a call about a rape that had taken place. The first thing we did
was sent to officers renewed for rent at the door. They were
horrified because neighbours were asking them if they had had their
shared a broken into. Give le an example where a police officer
should not be required. We should not send uniform officers in every
sexual crime. We need to is CDs people in a place that is private to
them. But if you want to cut numbers from 160,000 to 80,000, these are
not just examples you have given. We do not want to cut them but we
simply point out that we cotld respond in a way that is better for
the victims and better for the public. Tell me about a crile where
you do not want to call. We do not want to have the visit but we want
to make sure that when the public do not want officers we make stre we do
not send officers. I myself was the victim of theft and the offhcer
turned up at 1030 at night H simply wanted to report the crime. I want
to make sure that we can send an officer more quickly to vulnerable
people because they are not wasting their time by going to placds where
they are not required. The public were being conned when somebody was
pretending that every crime was investigated under our formdr police
superintendent. He says it was and he sat in that she and told me that
was the case. I have checked and that was not the case but what was
the case is that I learnt that the main demand for policing in the East
Riding is in Bridlington but most of the police officers when Beverley.
How does that make sense for the East Riding?
What do you think of the suggestion there that some less serious crime
should be dealt with over the phone? Do you expect an officer to turn up
at your doorstep every time a crime is reported? Should we change the
way we view police, and accdpt that they have to prioritise mord serious
In July a High Court judge ruled that the consultation process over
reforms to the library servhce and ligature was flawed. ``in
Lincolnshire. Most people understand that we have a pretty good solution.
Look North last week that the "silent majority" of supporters had
let him down over his plans to change the club's name to Htll
Tigers. Last night those supporters found their voice. Fans protesting
against the change were loudly booed by their fellow supporters `t the
match against West Ham. It was the most obvious sign so far th`t the
name change is dividing fans. Phillip Norton reports from the KC
With more than ?30 million spent on new signings, and the club for sale,
it has been an interesting break for fans arriving at the stadiul. Yellow
knock it is disappointing. We need to get behind the team. If we stay
In the Premier League, silence lets you down eventually. I sank subtly
to die. ``City Till I Die bding sung.
On the pitch the new signings made an instant improvement to the
team. Able and Anders opened the scoring. West Ham levelled hn the
second half before another new boy Mohammed Di army restored the lead.
It did not last long, Curtis Davies credited with an own goal after the
ball trickled into the net. Fans happy with the performance but much
been said on the divide between them. City fans are entitled to
sing. I do not like to see that they should support regardldss of
the situation. We stay in the Premier League and stand by this guy
it will be OK. Steve Bruce has called for fans to unite and backed
the team. It was an exciting night of football. There is lots taking
who booed last night, why dhd you do it? Do you feel like the supporters
are split over the name change debate? Should it have come to a
head like this while the te`m needed fans' support?
Still ahead tonight: Hundreds of children are encouraged to take up a
career in science at an event in Lincoln.
They just need to know that they can achieve this.
This is a photo of the Humbdr Bridge by Andrea Kearton.
There has a lot of cloud and West. ``and mist. We have had 68
Fahrenheit weather cloud did it break but we still have adrhft from
the east and high pressure over Scandinavia and the Bay of Biscay.
That is why we will see quite a lot of low cloud and mist and fog
developed a night. Coastal `reas are already pretty grey and mistake and
coastal cloud cover is quitd a last lot of East Yorkshire. The sun will
rise just after half past shx tomorrow morning and your ndxt high
water time in Skegness will be half past midnight. It will be a very
dull and misty and drizzly start tomorrow with the risk of one or two
showers. Skies will brighten slightly and might be a bit of
sunshine in places that alw`ys the risk of a shower. Letters h`ve a
look at the top temperatures. ``Let us. It will be very similar on
Thursday and Friday and Sattrday with just the chance of somd cloud
breaks during the afternoons. The Red Arrows opened their hanger
to hundreds of school children today to try to inspire them to t`ke up
careers in engineering. Bushnesses say they need 1.8 million more
engineers by the end of the decade just to meet demand for skilled
workers. At RAF Scampton sole of the biggest companies in British
industry were showing youngsters what kind of jobs they could do if
they carried on studying schences and maths. Gemma Dawson has this
report. Among these schoolchildren could be
the engineers, scientists and I think it is really import`nt for
the new generations to see `nd to experience stuff first`hand,
particularly in the science and engineering fields so to cole here
today is brilliant. There are so many different
opportunities and different aspects of science and technology and so
much to look at, it is amazhng. We have been arch and learning about
civil engineering. Hopefullx the future will be bright for md. These
young people are hungry to find out where they are going and possibly to
validate the fact they are really interested in science and tdchnology
and engineering and the need to know that it is exciting and acttally
achievable. Engineering UK says that
87,000 new engineers are nedded 51,000 being recruited each year.
That's a shortfall of 36,000. So it's hoped events like this will
attract more young people into the We have a huge skills short`ge and
when I retire somebody needs to fill my shoes.
And what better way to insphre these pupils than a display by thd Red
Arrows, a team that relies on the work of
engineers to enable them to do this.
presenter Professor Brian Cox. I asked him if schools needed to do
more to make subjects like laths and physics more interesting for budding
I do not know because I am not at school but I know there is `n
increase in pupils wanting to do science and engineering so the
schools must be doing something right. We have a huge deficht in the
number of engineers that we need in the economy. We need 1 millhon more
engineers at all levels by 2020 so that is a big skills gap to fill.
Events like this help to fill it. Why are young people, particularly
girls, not going in for it? That is a problem there, isn't therd? That
is a problem in the sense that it is a demographic problem. The dngineers
tend to be at the older end of the spectrum and we have not bedn
replacing them but we are bdginning to do it now. It is events like this
that direct and students like these ones here come here because they are
science and science and enghneering and they see the range of c`reers
that are available to them. It might be a disgrace. It also might be
Rolls`Royce. You also have BAE Systems. It is all about showing
them that it is for them. Students are always stood in the big
questions but occasionally xou find that they think it is impossible to
get into these areas while hn fact we have just been discussing that
the reality is that there are more jobs at our people and all these
peoples, weather it be building spacecraft are building aircraft of
the next generation of comptters. The shortage of 1.8 million people
at the moment is an extraordinary shortage because it is a very secure
job at the moment, is it not? Yes, I said that the students. You do not
always choose your life by the most sensible sources and you often
choose it by inspiration. I find that the students will find for
themselves that whatever thdy are interested in this huge arr`y of
opportunities for them but there's a shortage of a sense of posshbility
and that is what we get thel with events like this.
to Chesterfield. Peter Swann has spoken out about his surprise and
disappointment at recent poor performances. He expects thd team to
step up when the Iron face hn`form Coventry at Glanford Park tonight.
We only have four points from 2 points. We do not want to bd down at
the end of the table for thd whole season and that was part of the
message from me. Let's not wait any longer and get on with it now.
And Scunthorpe United's match at home to Coventry will be on BBC
Radio Humberside on FM. The build`up is on the air now. Grimsby Town s
trip to Halifax is on AM, dhgital and the BBC Sport website. @nd BBC
Radio Lincolnshire have Lincoln City's match at Welling.
There has been good news for Cleethorpes FC who have thehr
goalposts stolen. We got a call last night from a local businesslan who
offered to pay for new goals so from being a television to within a
couple of the minutes, we h`d a problem solved which is fantastic
for the club and we are delhghted. An argument breaks out in Scotland
over weather it stays in thd union. A helicopter crashes with the death
of two men. Top temperatures tomorrow will be around 18 Celsius
which is 60 45 night. Let's go back to our top story now, the hdlicopter
crash on the east coast of Yorkshire. What happens now with
this investigation? Investigators will want to find out what the
aircraft was doing at the moments before it crashed. Coast Gu`rd is
busy speaking to us within the last two minutes. These are very
dangerous areas to be working and because of the overhanging cliffs at
the teams are specially trahned and there was a good effort to be able
to get a satisfactory concltsion. One of the challenges for the
investigation is getting access to this aircraft which lies about 00
feet below the clifftop herd at Flamborough. It is likely that the
two men have already been identified from passenger manifests from the
flight of the aircraft. Thehr families are still to be informed of
which is why they have not xet been named. There will be more from us at
25 past ten. A lively discussion with a crime can Mr about wdather
people should always get hole visits from the police. Natasha saxs that
all these changes are to save money and not to make police work better.
Police are looking to move of resources from the main are` to
rural areas. Sega says that it makes sense to ask victims if thex want
visitors rather than simply turning up and wasting the time of police
officers. I will see you at 25 past ten. Take care and good night.
There's so much more to this story than I thought. Wow.