19/02/2017 Look North (Yorkshire)


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Residents of Chapeltown and Harehills in Leeds have held


a meeting in response to the unlawful killing


of three young people there in the last three weeks.


Two of those who died were teenagers, and parents


and community leaders have told Look North they're trying


to safeguard their children's lives after decades of failure


At Chapeltown Youth and Development Centre, Lutel James works


He's spent decades volunteering to help improve outcomes


But three local people lost their lives in recent weeks,


The generic delivery across the city does not work


in areas like Chapeltown and Harehills.


The council change, the police change, people talk the right thing


at the right time to say, well, actually, they suggest there's


If we don't see the change, and people keep promising the change,


then the only way we can deal with change is by it being


The funeral of 16-year-old Irfan Wahid was held on Thursday,


after he was fatally stabbed in Harehills eight days ago.


Another 16-year-old boy has been charged with his murder.


19-year-old Raheem Wilks was shot on January the 26th


in the neighbourhood, and died in hospital from his injuries.


And last week, in the same area, another man, as yet unnamed,


People here say that their children had been failed.


We've been sitting at a table for the best part of ten years


with police, the local authority, youth offending service,


many other agencies around the table - they've brought no resources


They continually feel that we, the community, should be doing it


But voluntary doesn't always work, you need resources.


It's about safeguarding our children, and being able to create


a safe space and being able to say that the city's version


of Child-friendly Leeds means for every child.


We want to know how we can prevent this happening


A neighbourhood in fear for its children and trying


A murder investigation has been launched after a man was shot dead


The 23-year-old has been named locally as Aseel,


and he was either in or near a black Mercedes that he had been driving


to a family gathering when he was shot in the chest


Nearly 200 people who are against the proposed new route


for HS2 attended a meeting in Leeds earlier.


Residents in the Woodlesthorpe area say they were not fully consulted


about plans for a viaduct and tunnel along the high-speed rail line.


Campaigners used drone footage to help residents


A consultation on the Government's preferred route for HS2


Let's say, for example, you don't think this


is going to effect you, because you live in


Now you see the drone footage and the maps together,


you suddenly realise just how close to your home they'll be tunnelling,


or how close to your home the viaduct's going to be.


An Iraq war veteran from Leeds has been shortlisted


Simon Brown was shot in the face and blinded


The 38-year-old was nominated for the Soldiering On award


He now works with other blind veterans and uses his experience


In sport, the FA Cup quarterfinal draw took place earlier.


If Huddersfield make it through their replay


at Manchester City a week on Tuesday, they'll


Things are looking good for the Terriers after a strong


We made sure we pressed from the front.


The midfield boys pressed, the boys are up at the back.


We can't give these top players time on the ball,


because they will pick you off and make you look stupid.


So we had to make sure that we concentrated


and was aggressive in our closing and repressing.


Abbie Dewhurst has the forecast for us.


After quite a cloudy afternoon, this evening and overnight will be


Patchy rain sinking down towards the southeast,


Temperatures not too low, around seven Celsius as the low.


It will be a mild but cloudy start to the new working week.


Misty at first, and thicker cloud for the west of the region,


In any breaks in the clouds in the lee of higher ground,


it could feel like 15 Celsius in the sun.


Air temperature in towns and cities and under that cloud and drizzle


Temperatures returning to normal at the end of the week.


That's all for now, we'll be back with the


your first Breakfast bulletin tomorrow just before 6:30am.


Good evening. It has felt more like spring and winter this weekend. We




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