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Good evening. now time for the news where you are.
More than 350 men have now contacted the police to say they were abused
by staff at a former North East detention centre.
The men say the abuse took place between the 1960s and 1990s
at Kirklevington near Yarm.
Cleveland Police has described the investigation
as complex and extensive.
Stuart Whincup reports.
Many of the men sent to Kirklevington said
they expected punishment - but not brutality.
Some say they were sexually abused, while others claim
they were regularly beaten.
You accept punishment.
You accept punishment, because that's why you're there.
But not like that.
Not like that.
Being beaten, beaten by a grown man when you're a teenager, is...
Kirklevington is now a prison, but these allegations date back
to when it was a detention centre.
The abuse is said to cover a 30-year period
from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Cleveland Police says 355 men have now contacted them
to say they were abused at the detention centre here.
It says it is now offering help and support to those men
who have come forward.
It says this is a complex and extensive investigation
and its enquiries are continuing.
This solicitor says her firm is representing 80 men who say
they were abused at Kirklevington.
Often, you get people contacting you and you are the first person
that they've told.
Sometimes they've not even disclosed
the full extent of what happened to family members and other people
that are close to them.
Cleveland Police say two men previously arrested
as part of its investigation
have now been released without charge.
But it says its enquiries are continuing and high numbers
of people are still coming forward to report abuse.
Stuart Whincup, BBC Look North, Kirklevington.
A 77-year-old man had his life savings stolen by three men
in a robbery at his County Durham home last night.
He went to get some coal from his coal shed in Coronation,
near Bishop Auckland at about 8.30,
when the attackers hit him over the head with his coal shovel.
He was then pinned down in his house whilst his belongings were searched.
The victim was treated in hospital, then released.
A young County Durham vet who left everything behind to care
for neglected street dogs abroad is hoping to raise extra funds
to get generously donated equipment from the North East
to Southeast Asia.
Janey Lowes' inspirational work with some of the world's most
unloved dogs is featured on tomorrow night's Inside Out.
It was whilst holidaying in Sri Lanka that Janey was struck
by the plight of the millions of street dogs and decided
she had to do something.
Badger, as he became known, was typical.
He had really bad skin and he had started to chew his foot off.
He actually hated us right at the start, and wouldn't
come close to us at all.
Janey has a local team and is joined by UK volunteer nurses and vets
to treat the animals on the street.
But equipment is basic.
We don't have x-ray, we don't have ultrasound,
we don't have gas anaesthetic.
We have to sort of piece everything together.
Her inspirational work has led to some generous donations
of veterinary equipment, but it is piling up
in a Tyneside lock-up.
It is amazing to have all this stuff.
However, we've got it stuck in England, because it costs us
about ?2,500 to ship it over there.
Back in Sri Lanka, Badger is still wearing his bandage
and has learned to trust Janey and the volunteers.
You can see how he is completely transformed
with a little love and care, on Inside Out tomorrow night.
And that's here on BBC One at 7.30.
Let's have the weather forecast for the start of the new week now -
here's Owain Wyn Evans.
A chilly night to come across the North East and Cumbria,
we'll see some fog patches forming and some frost as well,
and we'll be off to a pretty cold start to the day tomorrow morning.
You can see some blue colours here on the map,
those temperatures dipping close to, or below freezing,
and that's even around town.
Some dense patches of fog, especially across parts
of North Yorkshire, and you can see the overnight lows here on the map.
So, tomorrow morning, there is a lot of brightness around.
Cumbria seeing some lovely blue sky first thing,
Northumberland, Teesside, County Durham and
North Yorkshire enjoying this.
Just getting a bit cloudy across Western parts later.
Highs of about 7 Celsius tomorrow.
So, some frosty mornings to come over the next few days,
and do watch out for those fog patches as well.
That's the forecast, see you soon.
And that's all from us this weekend.
We're back with more in Breakfast tomorrow morning.
Have a good night.