12/05/2017 Midlands Today


12/05/2017

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Breaking News first tonight, and a rail passenger has

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lost an arm after falling between the platform and a train

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as it was pulling out of a station in Worcestershire.

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The man was airlifted to hospital after the accident in Droitwich

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The train from Hereford to Birmingham was delayed for over

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an hour while the emergency services attended the scene.

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London Midland Trains, which operates the service,

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says a full investigation has been launched.

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A judge has described a paedophile from Leomington Spa as "a clear

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Andrew Pykett was today sentenced to 15-years in jail

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for abusing 10 teenagers, the youngest was just 13.

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Pykett groomed children online - and travelled across

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He was eventually stopped after he was reported to the NSPCC.

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Police warn there could be hundreds more victims.

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You may find Sarah Bishop's report upsetting:

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38 year old Andrew Pykett, he ran his own IT business.

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And used technology to find his victims then

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Flirty and complementary, that was how his

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youngest victim, who was just 13, described him.

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Another, who was 14 at the time, came to court to see

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The court heard how Andrew Pykett, who used the name

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English daddy online, would groom his young victims

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by taking them out for lunch, or a walk in the country

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with his chocolate Labrador and drives in his red BMW.

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Inevitably, he would want sex with them, sometimes

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it instigated after just a few hours of meeting them.

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Several of his victims were virgins, often he

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I've got 16 years service this year, and having viewed all of the

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material that we built this case upon, it's absolutely horrific.

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It's probably the worst case I've ever seen.

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His victims came from up and down the country.

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One he persuaded to film indecent images

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It happened while he was on police bail.

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As well travelling as the country to meet his young items

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Andrew Pykett brought several of them here to his home in

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One of them, who was just 14, recalls how he took her to

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the bedroom, tied her up and on one occasion refused to release her.

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She had to cut herself free, she said.

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She told police she thought the got the older she

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got the less interested Andrew Pykett was in her.

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She approached her 16th birthday he stopped talking

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It has just sort of made me depart from people in my life so I don't

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really have the close relationship I used

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to help with my family because

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The judge told Andrew Pykett no sentence of

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this Court can reflect the misery you're selfish conduct has caused.

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He ordered that he serve a minimum eight and a half years of his 15

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Well, in response to this case Warwickshire Police has set up

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a Major Investigation hotline and if you have concerns you can

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call them with any information on 01788 853981.

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Drayton Manor theme park is to reopen tomorrow -

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four days after a girl died on a water ride.

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The Staffordshire amusement was closed

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after 11-year-old Eva Jannath, from Leicester, fell

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from the Splash Canyon rapids while on a school trip.

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While the park will be open, the ride itself is to remain shut.

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A convicted sex offender has been jailed for life

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for murdering a nurse at her home in Bilston near Wolverhampton.

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Lisa Skidmore was strangled by Leroy Campbell from Birmingham.

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He'd recently been released from a 17-year prison sentence.

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Campbell tried to cover-up the attack by setting

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Hospitals across the region are dealing with a large scale

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cyber attacks tonight - which as you may have

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heard are causing chaos across the country.

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Nurses and doctors are finding they're unable to access

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Our reporter Lindsay Doyle has the latest.

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Lindsay - how has the West Midlands been affected?

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Well, it's put our hospitals on high alert tonight.

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As we've heard this is a malicious software which blocks access

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to a computer or data, and demands money to release it.

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Earlier I spoke to Mark Lomas a Cyber Security Expert

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from Probrand an IT company in Birmingham who explained

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The light of all the viruses that might have simply slowed a computer

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down all made it crashed, this type of virus actually locks your files

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and data and prevent you from accessing it. They demand a ransom.

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It actually requires you to pay some money in order to give you access to

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your day-to-day gain and it uses an encryption so it is buried got to

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We've spoken to several hospitals across the region today,

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the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton has for example

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cancelled a number of out patient appointments The Royal Stoke is one

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of many who have disabled their own systems to try and stop

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What they will want to do is try and quarantine and contain this

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infection. To ensure that it does not spread further and then they

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will be looking to find ways to clean their systems, remove this

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infection and of course restore access to the data that they have

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lost access to. In most cases I would expect that they would have

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good back-ups that they could call upon but could take some time before

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All of our hospitals are asking people to try and avoid A

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unless its life threatening, instead dial 111 for advice

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on what is likely to be a busy Friday night.

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A Black Country school has been placed into special

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measures by Ofsted - Inspectors say pupils pelted them

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Willenhall E-Act Academy has been ordered to improve

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after a highly critical report highlighted a catalogue of issues

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including a third of pupils being persistently absent.

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Onto the rugby and there was disappointment for Gloucester

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tonight as they lost in the final of the European Challenge Cup.

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They were beaten by Stade Francais by points to in Edinburgh.

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And in the football West Bromwich Albion have

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The defeat means the London club have now been crowned

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Midlands Today is back tomorrow tea time.

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The weather's next with Rebecca Wood, bye for now.

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A bit of a mixed picture to come through this week. We have had rain.

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Good news for the gardens. There should be some sunshine as well.

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Through tonight we should see some showers following on. Some clear

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spells developing as well but we keep a breeze so agriculture attempt

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to shoot at far. Quite muddy as we had to tonight. Lows of between nine

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and 11 Celsius. As we start the day tomorrow, pressure changes a little

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bit for Docklands coming from the south and west. There is a risk of a

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bit of an odd shower through the day stop good spells of sunshine. A very

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different picture to how we have been today. Fewer showers. Lots of

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lovely sunshine and are at average is back up to between 16 and 17

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Celsius for stock more information on that and a look ahead

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A bit of a mixed bag earlier on today, some of us were cloudy with

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rain. This is the view from one of our weather watchers in Cornwall.

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But in the Highlands of Scotland, it was completely different, find,

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sunny and warm. The satellite and radar picture shows the variety of

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weather we have had. It brightened up into the afternoon, early

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evening. The north-east of Scotland and England have extensive

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