05/01/2017 Look North (Yorkshire)


05/01/2017

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Good evening and welcome to the late Look North.

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Tonight: A man is charged with firearms offences

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following the police shooting of Yassar Yaqub near

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A hefty fine for the man who illegally demolished his house

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and wrecked his neighbours' home in the process.

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There was a lot of windscreen scraping across Yorkshire this

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morning. But the temperatures are going up. Stay tuned for the

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A man has been charged with firearms offences

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following the police shooting near Huddersfield on Monday.

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A post mortem showed that Yassar Yaqub was shot by a police

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officer after two vehicles were stopped near

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Meanwhile the Independent Police Complaints Commission,

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which is investigating the incident, is calling for more

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Tonight a man's been charged in relation to the incident which

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happened here at Ainley Top three days ago.

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30-year-old Moshin Amin from Dewsbury is facing firearms

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charges, relating to a loaded semiautomatic handgun,

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capable of firing nine millimetre ammunition.

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Two other men arrested at the same time have been

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Meanwhile earlier today a postmortem examination revealed that

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Yassar Yaqub died from gunshot wounds to the chest.

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He was shot by one West Yorkshire firearms officer.

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Investigators at the Independent Police Complaints Commission

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So far they have no footage of the incident and want

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The IPCC wants to reassure the community that the investigation

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will be thorough, detailed and independent.

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The dead man's parents want to know why their son was killed.

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Family and friends attended the mosque

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Some local people have spoken of Yassar Yaqub's

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He was not involved in anything, he has no convictions

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of anything whatsoever, no drug convictions, no firearms

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So he was not a bad lad in any way then?

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No, he was a very kind lad and he helped all

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communitiess, people around here, whatever race they were,

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He was shot in a planned operation when four unmarked

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police vehicles stopped two cars on a slip road off

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Mr Yaqub was in a white Audi and a non police issue firearm

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was found in the car which is now undergoing forensic tests.

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The police involved were not wearing body video cameras.

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Don't let's read into this something that is not there to read.

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This isn't America, it's not Chicago, and I get very irritated

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when a small minority would like to make it

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What we need here is a period of calm reflection.

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The funeral for Yassar Yaqub will be held at Crosland Moor mosque

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in Huddersfield tomorrow and the inquest into his death

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Meanwhile it's emerged that West Yorkshire has the highest crime

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Police figures analysed by Look North show that there's

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a growing trend of violent and serious crime in the region.

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They show that there were over 200,000 recorded crimes

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in West Yorkshire last year, and a quarter of these

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Now the crime rate for England and Wales stands at 68 crimes

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The crime rate in West Yorkshire is 90 crimes for every 1,000 people,

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and the offences being committed in our region are

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Our data journalist David Rhodes has this.

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West Yorkshire has a history of being the scene of some of

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It was the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, during the 1970s,

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whilst recently the murders of the teacher Anne Maguire in Leeds

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and the death of MP, Jo Cox in Birstall,

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are crimes which have captured the world's attention.

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We turn overseas to England now, that nation mourning

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Shot dead on the street, a case of gun violence, so rare there.

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She was a rising star in British politics.

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Clement Desmier was murdered in Bradford in 2012

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and the police found 70 different injuries on his body.

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Every serious crime leaves a huge impact on those left behind.

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At one point we were constantly looking over our shoulders, seeing

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if anyone was following us, thinking, or have they done it?

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It's changed absolutely everyone in the family.

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The nature of crime both locally and nationally is becoming

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more serious and in some cases more violent.

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That is because every crime recorded by the police is now being scored

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for severity so if you're caught with cannabis, that crime

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receives a low score, but possessing a gun or a weapon,

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And this is why West Yorkshire is statistically the crime

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The crimes being committed in this region are more severe.

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For academics there is a link between the regions level of

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poverty and the rising tally of serious offences.

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The level of violence crime more recently has started

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There is a body of evidence, an outstanding body of evidence,

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criminological evidence, that essentially always finds

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an association between deprivation and violent behaviour

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and so it is quite possible that in an increasingly unequal society

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we are seeing more violence as a result of that.

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West Yorkshire Police say although crime

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levels are rising, the chance of the victim of crime is still low.

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We do have a number of challenges in various communities across this

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large urban force but we need to also be mindful that we have lost

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?140 million out of our budget over the last few years and we have 2,000

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less officers and staff working for us.

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As demand increases the force says it is going to recruit an extra 500

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A transgender prisoner, who was on remand for attempted

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murder, has been found dead in a cell at Doncaster Prison.

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49-year-old Jenny Swift, who was previously known

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as Jonathan, was charged with attempting to murder

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An independent investigation will now be carried out

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by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.

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A man who illegally demolished his house near Skipton,

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taking part of his neighbour's property with it, has

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Joan and Geoff Peel returned from holiday to find holes in a wall

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David Eckersall had permission to make alterations to his home,

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but instead pulled it down completely.

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Alasdair Gill was at Bradford Crown Court.

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When Geoff Peel and his wife Joan went on holiday in May last year,

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their home was as resistant to the elements as ever.

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When they came back, however, it wasn't.

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You can watch through the gaps, and see the cars going past.

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Their new neighbour, David Eckersall, had told them

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Instead, his whole house, once attached to theirs, had gone.

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Today, he was fined ?17,500 at Bradford Crown Court.

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The court heard that Eckersall had listed building consent

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for an extension to the property but while work was

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it became structurally unsound and he decided to demolish it.

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The judge called that a catastrophic decision.

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He said it was a drastic step while the Peel's

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were away on holiday, without speaking to anyone

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Eckersall, on the right here in the hood, hadn't set out

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to demolish his home, his lawyer told the court,

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it had simply related from a lack of care.

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But that will be of little comfort to the Peels who now require

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listed building consent of their own to repair their property,

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which has damage to the tune of some ?10,000.

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For their neighbour, he may have avoided jail,

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mortgage payments on a house that no longer exists and he has been

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Campaigners hoping to save Scarborough's Futurist theatre have

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submitted last-ditch proposals to the council.

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Scarborough Council will decide on Monday whether to demolish it,

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so Flamingo Land can build an attraction on the site.

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Hundreds of people attended a meeting organised by The Save

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It says scores of local businesses have pledged their services free

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of charge to help bring the theatre back to its former glory.

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Football now, and Doncaster Rover's terrific form continued

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with a 3-1 victory against Portsmouth.

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Great start for the League Two leaders.

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John Marquis with a close range header.

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Portsmouth equalised just before half time,

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Bennett providing the assist for Cal Naysmith to score.

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Rovers cemented top spot and a vital win when Tommy Row scored.

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Great work in the build up from James Copinger.

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The third on 80 minutes just underlined how good

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I know you were watching the affable commune of bitter football.

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Absolutely community. I don't play football though. Unfortunately. It's

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been pretty cold in the past few days but we're in for a bit of a

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change. Tonight across Yorkshire it is still going to be pretty cold.

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The map is bathed in blue colours. Darker colours move across from the

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West. That is cloud ahead of a weather front which is behind me. It

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is chilly tonight and we see more cloud building and temperatures will

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fall close to freezing. It will get down to about -2 in North Yorkshire.

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Tomorrow morning the further east to you will catch brightness first

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thing and it will not last. The weather front comes in and

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introduced outbreaks of rain with thicker cloud and rain coats on

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stand-by. Heavy spells of rain on high ground further west. The air

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temperature is interesting because we are looking at five or six at

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three in the afternoon but the air behind this is a bit milder so as

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the weather front moves across to us it will lose that and we get a bit

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of a breather as the high pressure builds. As we look towards Saturday

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a few things to mention. High pressure generally means that things

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stay settled and mostly dry. We will see that that there was a lot of

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cloud trapped under this area and we do not like that. A lot of us will

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like this milder air. It moves up from the south-west. It looks very

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dramatic with the yellows and oranges and we're looking at highs

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of eight or nine or ten, but still, not as bitterly cold least. I leave

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you with the creeping up by a notch or two, 10,

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maybe nine Celsius. Here is Louise with the national picture.

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Won't it cold and frosty this morning? The coldest night of

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