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Hello and welcome to Tuesday's Look North.
Flowers for a seven-year-old girl killed in York.
A 15-year-old girl has been arrested.
A Cumbrian hospital calls in the police after bags for saline
The body in a car undiscovered for a week.
And teachers walk out on strike in protest
at the running of an academy by a controversial schools' trust.
In football, Middlesbrough's road to Wembley just got a little
more straightforward, as long as they can
The boyhood Newcastle fan helping Saturday's hosts Brentford use
A 15-year-old girl has been arrested after the death
The younger girl was found by police with life-threatening injuries
in the Woodthorpe area of the city yesterday afternoon.
She was taken to hospital but died a short time later.
Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding her death continue.
This part of the drive has still been cordoned off tonight. It is
normally a quiet and residential part of York. But today it has been
the focus of a major police investigation. In the last 30
minutes North Yorkshire police have named the Young Vic Tim as Katie
Rough, a seven-year-old girl whose death shocked the entire community.
-- young victim. The family is said to be devastated.
Residents described the road as normal and quiet but today it was
far from bad. Police continued to investigate the death of a
seven-year-old girl. -- far from that. I saw somebody running up the
street, beastly the mother of the daughter, calling help, calling for
an ambulance. -- obviously. I went up the alleyway and I was halfway up
and I saw a body lying up the field. The police were already there.
Police were called yesterday afternoon and found the child on a
footpath leading to a playing field. She died in hospital soon
afterwards. Since then a 15-year-old girl has been arrested and is now
being questioned by detectives. Specially trained officers are
supporting the Vic Tim's family at this difficult time. The
circumstances clearly require the investigation to be conducted in a
sensitive manner. -- victim. At one stage the investigation moved to an
address half a mile away. It has not confirmed if the girl lived in the
area. The one local councillor said support will be given to support --
support would be given to everybody that needed it. We were asked to
have the church open for a couple of days so local people had a place to
go to have a cup of tea and chat and if they had any problems and had
something to talk about they can get it off their chat. Friends and local
residents have left flowers at the scene. She was a very close friends
to my daughter and a truly unique and beautiful little girl. She
respected her family, beautiful family. So young and it is such a
shame because she has not really started her life, has she? It is
heartbreaking. The death of the little girl has left the community
badly shaken. A quiet residential area unexpectedly finding itself in
the media spotlight. The 15-year-old girl arrested in connection with
Katie's death is still being questioned by detectives tonight.
This evening cards and flowers continue to arrive, one card reading
"Night night my darling princess Katie, love Nanna and grandad."
Thank you, Phil. Police in Cumbria are investigating
suspicions that a small number of saline bags were tampered
with at the Cumberland The NHS Trust says security measures
have been increased. Our health reporter Sharon Barbour
is at the hospital in Carlisle now. What we know is that on Wednesday
the 4th of January, just under one week ago, a member of staff in
Carlisle suspected say line bags had been tampered with. She immediately
alerted senior coalition -- clinicians, who alerted management,
who alerted the police and an investigation was launched. What the
hospital managements did was review all medicines, increased security
procedures but they do not believe at this stage any patient has been
adversely affected. But they are monitoring all the patients closely.
We can tell you it happened on one unit alone. So what is this and what
is saline used for? It is in itself a fairly harmless salty, sugary and
watery solution used to hydrate or rehydrate patients who cannot take
water by mouth. It is a familiar sight, often patients by hospital
beds will have a bag of water beside them. It is injected intravenously.
Medicines can be mixed with it so they can go straight into the
patient's bloodstream. If this happened almost one week ago why is
this only coming to light now? That is a good question. The trust said
because they alerted the police it became a police investigation and
they were limited in what they could say. But now they want to reveal the
information in the interests of transparency. Other police saying
anything, Sharon? Very little. -- are the police. They said they are
working closely with the hospital trust. I can tell you the chief
nurse has been talking to staff here and patients today have been
reassured that if any patient has any concerns there is an information
number on the trust's website. Thank you, Sharon.
A man's appeared in court following an incident
at a bookmakers in Jarrow in which four people
It happened at Coral bookmakers in Grange Road on Sunday.
Alistair Gallow, who's 39 and from Jarrow, appeared before
South Tyneside magistrates charged with nine offences.
They include false imprisonment and possession of a firearm
with intent to cause fear or violence.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Crown Court on February the 7th.
It was an awful accident in which a man's body remained
undiscovered in a car in the middle of a busy roundabout for seven days.
It happened last August on the A68 Burtree roundabout
Today an inquest into Darren Stephenson-Bennett's
Husband and father Darren Stephenson-Bennett was last seen at
a party on Saturday the 27th of August last year.
He was reported missing the following Tuesday.
His body was discovered in his car on
this round about seven days after his disappearance.
Darren's vehicle crashed into a tree and remained
CCTV footage from passing buses was examined.
It showed just before 10pm there were
ten of these black and white chevrons and after 11pm there were
eight, so the crash happened in that hour.
Then it raised the grim question, had he
been conscious for any length of time after the accident?
Witnesses had seen Darren drink Jack Daniels
The coroner said there is a high probability he was over the
drink-drive limit at the time of the crash.
He suffered a serious brain injury as a result of the collision.
The coroner said he died in the hour soon after or possibly straightaway
A verdict of accidental death was given.
Back in August the police faced criticism at the time for not
It has been quite a difficult investigation
The car was almost perfectly concealed inside
the motorway interchange inside the junction.
It was very difficult for us to discover it.
And if Darren Stephenson-Bennett had been reported
missing a little bit earlier we potentially might have found
the vehicle and his body a little bit sooner.
But I don't necessarily think that would have affected the outcome.
At the end of the inquest Darren's family thanked the police
Darren Stephenson-Bennett leaves behind three children.
The majority of lessons at a high profile Cumbrian academy
were cancelled today as teachers took industrial action.
Members of the NASUWT went on strike at Whitehaven Academy,
a school placed in special measures by Ofsted where teachers and parents
continue to raise concerns about the charitable trust
Unhappy union members in front of a nearly empty school building.
The building they say is not up to scratch.
You go into a classroom, is it fully resourced?
Is it going to be the sort of place where you can
carry out a lesson where kids will be attentive from the beginning?
If it's cold, not well lit and not well resourced the learning is not
This dispute is not just about the teaching environment.
Staff and parents say they are frustrated by years
of mismanagement and bad communication from
the BrightTribe trust which runs the school.
In November last year 70 staff members signed a
letter calling on the government to remove the trust.
Three teaching unions have balloted on strike
action and today's picket is not expected to be the last.
Only year 11s are being taught in school today,
meaning all other pupils have had an extra day off, meaning extra
No striking teachers wanted to speak to
us directly today but the union representatives
I think the whole community, the parents, the
politicians even have spoken up about the conditions in this school.
For Whitehaven and the whole community,
this school has got to be improved.
Members from all three teaching unions are expected to discuss
concerns with the BrightTribe trust at a meeting on Friday.
Earlier I spoke to Jeremy Rowe from the BrightTribe Trust.
After six head teachers in three years and a downgrading from OFSTED,
did he agree that pupils are being let down?
That school has underperformed for years and years.
Under BrightTribe's watch things haven't improved yet but
certainly, and this was acknowledged by Ofsted,
there are green shoots finally.
Sometimes these things do take 18 months to turn around.
But you have been in charge for three years.
For a child that is three years of their education,
almost half their secondary education years.
The damage for them may already have been done and you have failed them.
I don't like the word damage but if we are talking damage,
Low expectations, outcomes well below the national
average, Ofsted said you failed too many of your
pupils, that was in the
Ofsted report from October last year.
That's right, but they also acknowledged significant
improvements which have been put in since the new
What Bright Tribe have done wrongly is not have
the last 18 months to really come in and establish the high
The children in that school should be performing a
lot better than they are and they will be, as well.
We have delivered in every other school and we will do
How do you hope to instil confidence in the
schools you wish take over in Haltwhistle,
Hadenbridge and Sunderland when at the moment you do not
We do not have a track record in Whitehaven
Academy yet but there have
been improvements in exam results this year and in terms of behaviour,
staff attendance and student attendance.
The school I have been at in Suffolk is now the most
improved school in the whole of East Anglia,
Those are just statistics but actually that is childrens' lives.
We do have that track record and we can apply that and succeed
It's six times taller than the Angel of the North and it could help
create more than 500 jobs on the banks of the Tyne.
A giant 'ringer' crane is one of three given the go-ahead
They'll be used by a firm that plans to make cladding
But as the new cranes go up, another crane, which cost
North Tyneside Council nearly a million pounds, has lain
Here's our News Correspondent Mark Denten.
The Tyne shipyard. They history is the stuff of archive films. But new
industries are here now. The Belgian owned company makes wind turbine
jackets at the Hadrian Yard in Wallsend. They are big foundations
ending up deep in the sea bed. They are vast, about 1200-1500 tonnes.
You hope to get more projects in future which can increase the
workforce here easily to 400, 500 people. Today North Tyneside
councillors gave the go-ahead for the company to put up three new
cranes at the Hadrian Yard. They are big, very big. The Angel of the
North is 20 metres high. The monument is double the height and
then there is the London Eye at a whopping 135 metres tall. The new
rigging crane which will be put down here is almost the same height. Just
down the river in the old Hunter yard, another crane. One costing
North Tyneside Council almost ?1 million four years ago. It has spent
all that time doing absolutely nothing. Brought over from Holland
in 2013, a wrangle about licensing meant the council ended up buying it
and then not a lot happened. In January 2015 the North Tyneside
Council told Look North it would be another year before the crane was up
and working. Two years on... It isn't working. Nobody from North
Tyneside Council wanted to be interviewed, but in a statement they
said they are still looking at design options for the steel key and
the location of that crane, then three new cranes and huge trains are
planned along the river front and one is still looking for a home.
Still to come, Jeff has the sport, including the FA Cup draw plus...
You might have a chimney sweep, but do you have a chimney sheep?
It's the woolly way to cut your heating bills.
Your heating could be working overtime in the next few days as
things turn windier and much colder. Join me later for the full forecast.
The Ken Loach film, I Daniel Blake, shot largely on Tyneside, has picked
Ken Loach himself has been nominated for Director,
while it's also up for Best Film, Outstanding British Film,
and Supporting Actress for Hayley Squires.
It has got to get something. Hasn't it?
Now, it was a simple idea which has turned into a burgeoning business.
The Chimney Sheep uses felted Herdwick wool to block unused
chimneys to stop heat escaping from homes.
And in the past four years the venture, based in Maryport
in Cumbria has seen sales grow six fold.
An amazing achievement for someone whose prototype was made
What started out four years ago as a simple
product manufactured with the
help of one part-time member of staff is now a business,
employing two full-time and two part-time
staff in a factory eight times the size of the first.
When we very first started we had just the three products.
We quickly developed five different sizes and we've now grown
It was the idea of Sally Phillips from Cockermouth,
touted wolfram sheep, shaped with a handle added
to block unused chimneys, stopping valuable heat
The idea has really captured the imagination
In Sally's first year of trading in 2012 she sold around 2,500.
Four years later that figure has increased by six times and in
It has been a leap of faith for Sally who invested
her own money to turn the idea into her livelihood.
It is frightening and it is hard but I always had
confidence that this was a good idea.
Just the idea that you can lose 5% of your household up the
chimney which brings in the cold, plugging the chimney just seems such
I always had confidence that had potential.
It was just a case of developing the product
As popularity has grown the design has changed as well.
The handle is just a kitchen utensil with a bar welded onto it.
This is a plastic threaded handle that
threads in nice and neatly like that and that is the finished product.
The latest incarnation has been developed with the help of a
plastics firm, Omega Plastics, in Hartlepool.
We're a relatively small company and this
is the type of customer that we want.
We can help the development and they grow as we grow.
You can see her enthusiasm for the product as well and her vision.
it is exciting to work with entrepreneurs and inventors.
Sally plans to carry out more testing on the product to prove to
the insulation industry that insulating your chimney is as
They look good, don't they? If it was online dating somebody would be
happy with their match, wouldn't they?! You have been reading this.
Very good. Middlesbrough should be happy
with last night's draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup
after being handed Aitor Karanka's side will play
League Two Accrington Stanley at the Riverside after beating
Sheffield Wednesday. They could have been paired with
Manchester city. Not bad at all. If Sunderland can overcome Burnley
in next Tuesday's replay at Turf Moor they'll also be
at home, to either Championship club Bristol City or Fleetwood
Town from League One. And a trip to League One Oxford
is Newcastle's prize if they can beat Birmingham City at the second
attempt, a week tomorrow. Well, Newcastle's Cup replay
means their Championship trip to mid-table Brentford has been
switched from next Monday night back to its original
date of this Saturday. The game gives a former United
season ticket holder and statistics graduate another chance to put one
over his boyhood club. For his family back home
on Tyneside, though, it's another Phil Giles is one of those lucky
individuals, who's managed to combine two of his passions
into one near-perfect job. But even he, a third generation
Newcastle season ticket holder for 25 years,
can't have imagined that a first-class honours degree
in maths and statistics, followed by a PHD, would lead
to the boardroom of a Championship football club owned by a man
he first met in I know a lot of football clubs use
their date of the scouting and how people are playing. I guess the
difference I try and bring to that is being a statistician I can use
the skills I have built up over the years to draw as much information
out of the date as possible. Especially when it comes to buying
and selling players. We need to use every possible tool in the box to
try and compete with clubs like Newcastle who obviously are
financially way ahead of where we are, almost bottom of the table in
terms of budget, and we do not have many commercial facilities. We
struggle to bring in any money. We have to generate that money through
player cells and other means. -- sales. Any champ chip company must
think we have a fair wind up making the play-offs. -- championship
company. As Brentford, a club who on paper
should be fighting relegation, did the season before last -
losing their semi-final against Middlesbrough before
finishing 9th back in May. But did Phil's mum predict
his current career? I always thought mathematics would
be his main theme. That was his main interest at university and school.
Football was a hobby. To get into this job he has now at Brentford is
wonderful, that he has managed to do this.
At least Phil knows what to expect at Griffin Park after the first
meeting between the two clubs at St James's.
It was a bit odd. Different seat in the ground what I am used -- used
to. It was an interesting experience. And again I am looking
forward to the game as well, which will be another interesting and
hopefully better outcome this time. A man who clearly enjoys his work.
Now, the case of the lost dentures has sent social media into a frenzy,
after they were found on the floor of a shop in the North
The half-set of false teeth has seen thousands of people take
to Twitter and Facebook, all keen to reunite the dentures
Staff at the outdoor shop where they were found say
the forgetful owner can only be eating soup at the moment!
We sent Phil Chapman in search of the tooth.
We have all lost something out shopping.
Not many of us would've left a body part behind, plastic or not.
Unlike false teeth social media is gripped by the tail of the
I went round to the front of the counter.
I thought they were probably sweets, like
When we looked down it was a proper pair of top teeth.
We went on Facebook, Helmsley in business, and it's just
I would imagine they are just going to be
having soup and soft food at the moment and no steak!
Taking a closer and even scientific look at these
forgotten dentures, we can see at the front of the plate
there is a single solitary tooth hanging down.
Are we looking for somebody with a gap
Like a slightly unsavoury version of Cinderella and
the slipper we carried out a thorough search across Helmsley
We are on the hunt for the mouth that fits these teeth.
Excuse me, I don't mean to be rude but do you
We ended the search there but rest assured the shop will hang on
to the teeth until the slightly gummy owner comes back
That is taking public service to the extreme, isn't it. I feel a bit
queasy. Can we quickly change extreme, isn't it. I feel a bit
queasy. Can we quickly change the tone with the weather? I do not
think it will make you feel much better. Think of it as the calm
before the storm. Clouds like this. This is the pick of the bunch. Alto
comeliness formed by atmospheric instability, just in case you were
wondering. Spectacular looking cloud. The calm before the storm as
I say with things set to turn very windy tomorrow and turn colder in
the next couple of days, increasing the wintry showers later in the
week. There is some cloud around tonight but it is the wind we need
to keep a watch out for. Really picking up tonight. The black arrows
indicate gust strength. Cloud and rain of moving from the North West.
Blustery showers later in the night. These values, 40, 50 mph could well
be exceeded tomorrow morning. It is a tricky rush-hour tomorrow.
Temperatures for what they are worth down to four or five Celsius
overnight. It stays very windy, especially in the morning. Blowing
right across the main roads and tricky travelling conditions
tomorrow morning, especially for the high sided vehicles. And in Trans
Pennine routes, especially difficult. It is a day of sunny
spells and scattered showers, turning increasingly wintry over the
hills will stop many places will have a dry and bright day but
temperatures peaking at seven Celsius and at the effect of the
wind and it will feel raw tomorrow. Heading to tomorrow evening and into
the night the showers continue, increasingly wintry and increasingly
a risk of snow settling and blowing and drifting around with the wind
staying very strong. Noticeably colder tomorrow night. Dan Richards
down to around freezing. Some icy patches may be to watch out for as
well. -- temperatures down to around freezing. Widespread showers come
with a warning as we head into Thursday and Friday. The wind stays
very strong, turning north-westerly and as we go to the latter part of
the week, it starts to come straight down from the Arctic with a straight
northerly wind for Friday. The balance between the showers in the
next couple of days I think, Thursday will be quite widespread,
especially over higher ground, that is where you are more likely to see
snow settling. Coming to lower levels at times. A change in the
wind direction on Friday, eastern areas more exposed and bitterly cold
adding the wind and it will really feel raw. Stay tuned for the latest
forecast. You know what that is, perfect weather for a box set! Or
the BBCi player. That is it from us tonight. Goodbye.
It's back... Let's get ready to grumble. ..with more belligerence...
Can you imagine anything more diabolical? ..moaning...
..and nonsensical items... Don't send me a curve-ball, Nigel.
Every choice you've ever made, every path you've ever taken,
the man you are today is your memory of Eurus.