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Welcome to BBC Points West with Alex Lovell and David Garmston.
Our main story tonight: Missing for more than a week:
Deacon Wilkins vanished after leaving a nightclub
and hasn't been since - his family is frantic with worry.
I don't know. We are at our wits end.
Josh Clayton from Somerset was found his mother fears he was murdered.
dead on a holiday island - his mother fears he was murdered.
Will the owner of Bristol City run out
of patience with the manager after eight defeats?
- we'll be talking to Stephen Lansdown.
the vintage wedding of a couple who have found love, once more.
The family of a 24-year-old from Weston-Super-Mare who hasn't
been seen for nine days say they're desperate to know where he is.
Deakon Wilkins was last seen at Motion nightclub, where
But his family haven't heard anything since.
Police are looking into Deakon's disappearance.
Liz Beacon is outside Motion nightclub now:
It was Friday 13th when he was last seen by his family. He had been out
for a couple of drinks with friends and caught the train on his own here
to Bristol and two Motion Nightclub where him at the friends. He left
his club on his own at 4:30am. That moment was captured on CCTV but
there has been nothing from him since. Earlier on I went to meet his
family at their home. After nine days of waiting, Marcella
and Andy are desperate for answers. Every time we have some friends come
over, somebody hugs me. We are at our wits end and we don't
know what to do now. I mean we're trying to keep busy
doing this social media and I spend four or five hours a day
just thanking everybody. Facebook has played a massive part
in this as people spread the message A few reported sightings
but they haven't been on him Every day is a long day
and if you hear the phone go or a knock on the door,
you just hope. Deakon lives with his grandad
just round the corner Not because this family is not
close, quite the opposite. He chose to move in with his grandad
to keep him company He's lovely, everybody
likes him, he's friendly, he's easy to get on with,
he's a laugh, he's All this couple can
do now is search. They'll be back out tomorrow
leafleting in the area We did the CCTV, we pointed him out
so we can narrow down. We know what he was wearing
so they can narrow down the search. We have CCTV of him leaving
the club, turning right about 4:30am and that's the last we've got
at the moment. They are still working on that
but they're doing a brilliant And their wait goes
on for answers from the police Tomorrow at the family will continue
their search. The police are trawling through their CCTV that
they have banned if they do find any evidence, they may start to deploy
police divers in the canal behind me.
Police have launched a murder investigation into the death
Her body was found in a house on Pilgrims way last Thursday.
Police say they are linking the incident to the fatal accident
on Kewstoke Road which happened on the same day.
A 70-year-old man died at the scene after his car crashed into a tree.
The Police Federation's backing two of its officers after an incident
when a former race relations champion was tasered
after being mistaken for a dangerous, wanted man.
The union, which represents rank and file officers,
says Ras Adunbi would not say who he was.
Mr Adunbi claims the attack was racist.
The matter's been referred to the Independent Police
A young man who was found dead on a holiday island where crime
is almost unheard of may have been murdered, according to his mother.
Josh Clayton from Somerset disappeared on Tresco
in the Scilly Isles but there was never a criminal investigation.
But now the coroner has ordered the police
Before I take my last breath, we will know what happened to my boy
without a shadow of the doubt. We will find out and we will get
justice for Josh. The final resting
place of Josh Clayton. But was his death just a terrible
accident or was he murdered? I believe it was done through
third-party involvement. His family have now spent the best
part of ?70,000 trying They are convinced
the police got it wrong. I have had a meeting with Devon and
Cornwall police, a senior officer who has assured me he will be
reviewing and hopefully will look for any gaps that happened
throughout the investigation. It definitely wasn't an accident. I
thought it from day one and still believe it now.
When police on the Isles of Scilly found the body of Josh Clayton 16
months ago they put it down to accidental death.
He'd been attending a private party on Tresco where he'd been
His body was discovered ten days later.
Last week an inquest into his death was dramatically halted
This man Leroy Thomas told the hearing that he'd witnessed Josh
arguing with a group of men after leaving the party.
The coroner said the police needed to reinvestigate.
Which has given his family some hope.
Up until now they've been asking for a new force to take
They just had tunnel vision as far as they were concerned. He was a
drugged up drunk that had been washed out to sea and didn't think
of anything else. The family say they want the truth
and will not stop until they get it. As a family, we can't. There is a
broken arm in our family and we want to know the reasons why.
A little earlier the former Chief Constable of Gloucestershire,
Dr Tim Brain, told me just how unusual it is for an inquest to be
It is not unusual for inquests to be adjourned. Normally because the
inquest is formally convened, police officers attend to give evidence and
they ask for more time to complete the inquiry. Best is a standard
process. It is unusual to get into the hearing of the inquest and get
some days into it and pours in for the coroner to say new evidence has
come to light, go back and find out what is going on here. This happened
16 months ago so what are the chances of the evidence being fresh?
Devon Malcolm police will have to go back to the witness who has added
this new information at a late stage and interview him again and see
whether he has something different to say in writing and how that
differs from the account. It seems to differ. There was a party and
there are people at that party. They may want to interview them again
they will have to sift through the connections and that is what police
are there to do and they have the facilities to do it. There was
famously no crime there and people leave their doors open and about.
Will be expertise have been taken seriously? There would have been a
difficulty in understanding what this incident was. It was only later
when the body turned up that they had a certain death to explain and
they have treated it on the evidence they have got not as a suspicious
death. Those steps that you would go through normally in an inquiry and I
guess the fact that you have quite a few miles between the mainland and
the islands making it logistically difficult, Devon, have a wide
responsibility for a large force area and they have the equipment to
deal with these incidents. You. -- thank you.
It's David and Alex with you on this Monday evening.
Thank you for starting your week with us.
Stay tuned, we've got lots more still ahead before
we leave you at seven, including...
Join me as Prince Harry joins recovering servicemen in Wiltshire
and why they have built this Iron Age roundhouse. We have a Met Office
warning for fog through tonight and it do tomorrow morning. Some of it
is dense in places. But first, we've been looking
into allegations of historical child sexual abuse in football
here in the West. Last week the National Police
Chief's Council revealed number of alleged victims nationally now
stands at 526, with 184 On Tonight's BBC Inside Out West,
Geoff Twentyman investigates claims made by three football players
from the West against Bob Higgins, who ran a youth academy
near Bath in the 1980s. Earlier I asked Geoff's
about the allegations. Bob Higgins was the man in charge.
He was the youth development officer.
A this is how it works. It was in Southampton and they allege Bob
Higgins put pressure on him to stay at his house.
Bob was there, the really bizarre thing is he's got two young boys sat
He's got one leg across his front and one across his back.
Again at my age, 12 or 13 at the time, I just accepted it
for being a that's what you do sort of thing.
I went and sat down on the floor and cuddled into his
He did ask me to sit on his lap, which is not
So Geoff what else do you find out in this programme?
Well, all three of them tell me that as boys they were ordered
to take part in naked soap and water massages.
Here's what Jason Upshall, from Street in Somerset,
tells me about an incident at the Gothia Cup in Sweden in 1988.
We were told, get naked, one of your fellow man will do one leg and your
team-mates will do the other. I didn't feel comfortable. I said I
wasn't doing it. I left the area and he followed me down and said this is
about team-building, bonding and relief forcibly told me to get back
up there and do it. Dean Radford alleges that when on a car journey,
he would touch him going to and from football. I remember one day driving
along and he got my head and put my head down in his lap and for an hour
and a half, drove with his head -- with my head in his left. It smells
-- it is gross but there was the smell of your written through his
trousers. It is graphic I know but it is disgusting. It is important to
say that Inside Out West have put these allegations to Mr Higgins but
he has not responded. He has always denied wrongdoing. The
investigations is one of the stories to feature on Inside Out West. They
will be looking at the role Bristol played in Kenny Everett's lie. That
is here tonight at 7:30pm. Prince Harry has been in Wiltshire
today to see how former members of the Armed Forces are being helped
with their mental health. The Prince spent the afternoon
at the Help For Heroes Recovery Centre in Tidworth,
which supports ex-service personnel and their families
who are living with anxiety, depression or stress.Our
Wiltshire reporter No stranger to Help For Heroes
Recovery Centre. He came to learn about the field of mental health.
They call it the hidden wound service where men and women, injured
or not, find themselves dealing with depression, stress, anxiety,
sometimes turning to alcohol. The service has already helped over 1000
people. There is a risk that people get used to experiencing low mood
and anxiety and think they don't need that to sport. The more we can
raise awareness and say there is things we can do, we can help you,
if you can recognise those symptoms in yourself. He was shown the things
they do come introduced to people they have helped. He talked to
people who have had a tough time and in the process of rebuilding
themselves. They found lots of ways to help people stop here they are
building an Iron Age roundhouse and it gives them space to think but
also there in the outdoors and using tools, using their hands and working
as part of a team. For former servicemen, that can sometimes be
just what they need. I've got physical and mental issues that I
need to address. I am no longer the person I was. It is very therapeutic
environment and we enjoyed being out and enjoy the company of our
comrades learning new skills and defining ourselves by what we can do
but not what we can do because of our injuries. Of my friends are
still battling through what they need to but they haven't pointed in
the direction of here like myself. It is invaluable. With Prince Harry
highlighting the issue, Help For Heroes helps to remove any stigma of
mental health problems. Service personnel know they can find the
help they need to heal and not just the injuries you can see.
Two friends of a student who is blind, have designed
a unique map to help him find his way around college.
Elliott Roberts goes to the National Star College
He's using a special 3D printed map that helps him feel where he is.
His friends hope it'll help make Elliott more independent.
Here's our Gloucestershire reporter, Steve Knibbs.
Elliott needs help to make even a short journey from A to B.
He's blind and has limited sensitivity so can't read braille -
he also finds it difficult to remember his way around.
So his friends at college decided to make him a map,
Using a 3D printer they've created tactile map of his
With different shaped raised areas represent different rooms,
And it's ultimate aim is to help Elliott achieve something that
I can be more independent when I leave college.
The map has gone through several designs - with feedback from Elliott
There is quite a lot of failures we have had along the way and their
students have made a lot of changes through Elliott's guidance so he can
recognise certain rooms and certain shapes and feel the doorways,
different bumps along the way. It's thought that this might be
the first time a 3D map has been And something Elliott's friends
feel rightly proud of. I am really excited about the
project and I can help others. Happy it is being used and hard work has
paid off. We hope it will make his life a bit more easier.
The students are so pleased with their idea that they're taking
it to a big educational technology exhibition in London this week.
To maybe help others like Elliott to really feel their way around.
Bristol City's head coach Lee Johnson says he's ashamed
Their latest defeat set an unwanted club record.
Our sports editor Alistair Durden is here - how bad has it got?
Eight league defeats in a row - the worst run in City's history.
Growing discontent amongst the supporters.
What does this all mean for head coach Lee Johnson.
Only one man can really answer that - owner Stephen Lansdown,
Eight defeats is not what we want. I am not happy with that and don't
expect any supporter or anyone associated with the club is either.
We have to turn it around and I'm looking to the management team and
players to do that for us. Is his job face? I will not discuss that as
I do not discuss this in the public media. He has my full support of the
board and my support and the support of the majority of the supporters
and the players. We look forward to turning the situation around and
climbing back up the league. Dursley need to get something from the next
two home games, Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham? -- does Lee. We need
to get points quickly to restore the confidence of the supporters and the
players because they will be filling it as well. It is not going the way
they wanted to. We have brought in some very good players who have
played at high level and have got that experience and can help the
younger ones through. I don't feel panicked situation here. I feel
disappointed that we have been using these games by the odd goal and I'm
not trying to kid anybody. We need to win games and win them quickly.
You have confidence you have a good squad of players. What has gone
wrong? Some of these games, we think we have got them and they slip away.
When you are struggling, it is difficult to turn it around. I feel
very confident that we have the right infrastructure in the club and
the right playing staff and management staff to make that
happen. Have you got a message that the supporters who have perhaps lost
faith? I understand the frustration. I hate people -- hate losing
football matches. You could be pushing for the top six but we are
not. What I would ask everybody to do is all the frustration they are
suffering, gather it together, turn it into strong support for the
management, players and help us turn it around. We need to get behind the
team. Don't let anything sway us from doing that and work harder
together to get the results we need. They have an FA Cup game on Saturday
and that is a free hit. No one expects them to win that. Two home
league games against Sheffield Wednesday a week tomorrow and bottom
club rather on Saturday after that. You feel they have to get something
from that. Lee Johnson will need something.
Leah Johnson has his full support. Things can change. Thank you.
A couple who found love second time around tied the knot this weekend
and chose a bygone era for the theme of their big day.
Marlene Robinson-Franklin and Ronnie Franklin are 79 and 85.
They met in the village of Uley and got married
in Cam at the weekend - in a special vintage
Marlene and Ronnie believe they're meant to be.
Ronnie was married to his first wife, Barbara for almost 60 years.
She told him before she died he should find love again.
She said to me, "You must find someone else.
She said, "I want you to do it for me."
Marlene also lost her husband, Austin, three years ago.
They'd been married since she was 17.
What I'm getting from my family and many overs is,
"Your husband, Austin, wouldn't want to see you unhappy.
He'd be up there now looking down on you saying, Ronnie,
But she's still taking her style from the fabulous fifties.
It was all about dreamcoats and petticoats.
My skirts were very, very short and when you twirled round,
We liked to show what we had underneath which used
And her favourite dress from all those years ago
Now they are married, what are they hoping for? We had long and happy
marriages and we've got to emulate them. By looking to their past, the
club a lot also looking forward to their new lives together.
Every happiness to you both. Let us catch up with the weather. It is
going to be foggy, I think. Good evening. The risk of fog looks
very likely. Expect by tomorrow morning there will be some districts
which will be in some murky conditions. Where we are free of
that, we will be in for a day not dissimilar to the one we have had.
Remaining dry. Our focus is on the fog. It is a case of a Met Office
warning which will run through to 11 o'clock tomorrow and will cater to
the likelihood that some areas, visibility could be to 50 metres
below. That will having publications the transport and it will take some
time to clear tomorrow, if indeed it does. We have seen some areas of
southern England where the fog has not cleared. You can see the
footprint further westwards. Hence as being in the thick of it. It is a
fairly benign pattern leaving us through towards Wednesday with the
breeze picking up. The fog should not be an issue by Wednesday
morning. We have seen in southern parts fog has not clear that all you
and as we run through this evening into tonight, it would be our
district that will likely see fog first and it footprint will move to
other areas as the night wears on. For all of us where temperatures
dropping between zero and -4-macro, there will be freezing fog first
light and it is not inconceivable that the some areas, it will stay
right through the day. It is looking a reasonable day and it will be a
dry one with variable amounts of cloud and brighter spells.
Temperatures under the fog, no better than seven Celsius. There
should be the last of the fog problems. An opportunity for all
those weather watchers out there. If you take a picture of it and send it
into us and put on your -- our Facebook page, that would be good.
You wouldn't see very much with the fog. Not sure that is a brilliant