17/01/2017 Look North (Yorkshire)


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Good evening and welcome to the late Look North.

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Tributes to the teenager found dead near Rotherham.

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as police question a man on suspicion of murder.

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And a former Leeds' heart surgeon is found guilty of misconduct

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Dry weather to come over the next few days,

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but I'm afraid there will also be a lot of cloud.

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I'll be back later in the programme with your full live forecast.

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Tributes have been paid to a teenage girl who was found dead

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The girl - named locally as 16-year-old Leonne Weeks -

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was discovered on a path in Dinnington yesterday.

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An 18-year-old man is still being held by police

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after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

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This is Leonne Weeks, named locally as the girl who was found here.

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Police have yet to formally identify the body they discovered

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in an alleyway on Lordens Hill, but are working with the family

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of a teenage girl who had been reported missing.

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and, as you can see, we're working very, very hard

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to gather as much evidence as we can.

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Unfortunately, and it is difficult for the family,

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It's really, really important we do it methodically, in a slow manner.

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We have got specialist people that you can see,

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who are working and helping us do that.

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Through the day, those who knew Leonne have laid flowers here,

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and left messages paying tribute and social media.

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Police have been at the scene again today.

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and they've used a drone to capture aerial images of the site.

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The principal of Dinnington High Cchool,

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Police have arrested an 18-year-old man from the Dinnington area

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Let's get the latest on this story now -

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Abi is at South Yorkshire Police headquarters in Sheffield.

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Any updates tonight? So far this evening, no updates from

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South Yorkshire Police. They have been at the scene again today they

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have also been conducting house-to-house enquiries as well and

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increasing patrols to reassure the divinity. They are questioning as a

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local 18-year-old man on suspicion of murder. They have do decide

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whether to charge him. They are appealing for anyone with any

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information to contact them. There are also the results of a postmortem

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information about her injuries and information about her injuries and

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how she died. There has been a barn raising page setup as well for the

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family, and we know that has raised around ?2000 so far. Thank you.

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A former heart surgeon at the Leeds General Infirmary

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has been found guilty of misconduct by a fitness to practice tribunal.

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In a case brought by the General Medical Council,

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Nihal Weerasena was shown to have committed various failings

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The tribunal will now decide whether his fitness

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Our health correspondent, Jamie Coulson, reports.

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For more than a decade, Nihal Weerasena,

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seen here on the left, operated and children and adults

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In March 2013, he agreed to stop operating while the trust

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began investigating concerns about his work.

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A referral to the General Medical Council followed.

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For the last week, a tribunal in Manchester has been

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hearing allegations that, between 2008 and 2012,

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there were various failings in the care Mr Weerasena gave

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to six children and one adult here the Leeds General Infirmary.

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Today, the Medical Practitioners' Tribunal Service found

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that eight out of 14 allegations of misconduct

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relating to six of the patients were proved.

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In one case, an expert witness said the surgeon was guilty

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of substandard practice for failing to decompress part of the heart

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In another, Mr Weerasena's typed operation notes made no reference

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to a major bleed and significant period of low blood pressure.

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The tribunal will now decide if Mr Weerasena's

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But the surgeon has faced accusations

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In 2015, Leeds Teaching hospitals apologised

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to the family of 11-year-old Bradley Brough,

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who died after undergoing three operations in two days.

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The trust later admitted errors were made

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His mother has previously spoken of her anguish.

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I get that people feel sorry for me and things like that.

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He couldn't wait for this operation to make him better,

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to make him be able to get on with his life.

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Mr Weerasena stop operating in Leeds just four days before

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the children's heart unit hit the headlines.

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First, campaigners won a High Court battle to keep the unit open

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but, within 24 hours, it had to stop operating in a row over death rates,

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in which the unit was eventually declared safe.

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Mr Weerasena has not been at the hearing,

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but sent a letter stating he was being made a scapegoat

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The Leeds Trust did not want to comment on his case,

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but said it had absolute faith in the staff

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The police investigation into the case of missing York

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woman Claudia Lawrence is being scaled down.

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disappeared on her way to work in March 2009.

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Police believe she was murdered but they've found no trace of her

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and no charges have ever been brought.

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Their review of the case has cost ?1 million.

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An inquest has ruled that a woman who was found stabbed to death

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in her burning home in Garforth was unlawfully killed.

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Susan Ashworth was discovered alongside

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Wakefield Coroners Court heard that days earlier he'd had been released

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from a mental health unit because they "needed beds".

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The coroner recorded an open verdict on his death.

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A West Yorkshire bridge which was severely damaged

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by the Boxing Day floods in 2015 has been reopened.

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Pedestrians and cyclists are now allowed to use Elland Bridge.

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It will re-open for cars later this month.

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Repairs have cost about ?5 million and taken more than a year.

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A pioneering scheme set up in Leeds to reduce the number of offenders

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returning to prison has been hailed as a huge success.

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New Wortley Offender Support Team was launched last summer

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and has dealt with 97 prisoners released form Armley.

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So far only three have returned to jail.

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Our home affairs correspondent, Spencer Stokes, reports.

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A fresh start for former prisoner Ian.

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he was released from Armley last August.

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I had no place to go, there was nothing for me

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you know what I mean, I had a purpose.

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I know it sounds stupid but I had a purpose -

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I had a job in there, I got paid for it.

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And I even, a couple of days before my release date,

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I was begging the governor if I could stay in there.

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In the past, Ian committed crime so he could go back to prison.

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A revolving door of release, reoffend, return to jail.

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thanks to New Wortley Offender Support Team,

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who have found him voluntary work in a local community centre.

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but spearheaded by another former prisoner,

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the scheme is helping to keep people out of jail.

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What is unique with our project is that we've got me myself

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as an ex-offender, and we've got other ex-offenders

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and we can see where people are coming from.

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the team have helped 97 former prisoners released from Armley.

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Whereas West Yorkshire's overall reoffending rate

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The next stage is to find ex-offenders work.

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Colin is one of the first to gain employment through the scheme,

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I've got a future, it's amazing, I love it.

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Just earning my money, there's no feeling like it.

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I can go and buy something from a shop now, when I've grafted,

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worked and earned the money, it's an amazing feeling.

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With this scheme, the release-reoffend cycle

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Because former prisoners have found a new role.

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Onto football and Barnsley were in FA Cup action tonight.

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They lost their third round replay 2-1 at home

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Meanwhile, Leeds will travel to non-league opponents

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in round four after Sutton won their replay against Wimbledon.

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Very dreary. A lot of cloud in the forecast this week and over the next

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couple of days, a little bit of dampness around as well. Tomorrow,

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predominantly cloudy. In other places to produce the odd spot of

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drizzle. A settled week largely, a cloudy high. Next to Defour house

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so, this week weather front will bring some dampness in places. It is

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certainly camp out there tonight in some places. Some hill fog over the

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Pennine chain. A little bit of light rain or drizzle is possible in

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pockets out there. But that blanket of cloud will hold temperatures in

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the countryside, reaching 45 degrees. A great start to the day

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tomorrow, hill fog across the Pennines. Damp, drizzly conditions

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in places. Having said that, there will be white a lot of dry weather.

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Just barely grey. The best chance of the brightness, seeing some breaks

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in the cloud, will be across parts of North Yorkshire. Relatively mild

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for the time of year, getting up to around 10 degrees, although it may

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not feel like it and about cloud. We will do it all again on Thursday.

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Similar into the weekend, but cooler. That is it from us. I will

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leave you with the summary at from time to time. Staying settled

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still. Nick has the national forecast this evening.

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Hello. If you are watching the football earlier it turned out to be

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an evening for football fans in Lincolnshire. This is how it looked

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at the start of the day. No idea whether this weather watcher is a

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football fan, it's a fan of weather that matters here. All sorts of

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weather, from 13 in Aberdeenshire to two, despite the sunshine in Kent. I

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wonder if this six in the cloud across the Midlands into northern

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England and parts of Wales felt colder, particularly in these misty

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and foggy conditions in this weather watcher view. Some drizzly rain

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around at times still from the thicker cloud into parts of England

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and Wales overnight, hill fog too. Cloud for Scotland and Northern

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Ireland, although a few breaks in eastern Scotland and close to

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freezing, but the coldest weather overnight is where the skies are

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clearest, that's parts of the south-east. A hard frost setting in

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for some in the countryside, already close to minus four in a couple of

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spots. Minus seven is possible in the morning because this

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