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The parents of a baby who died shortly after his birth criticise
20 years for the gang who blew up a cash machine at a post office.
Tomorrow we will start with a lot of cloud across the region but there's
a fair chance some will see the sunshine before the day is through.
And we'll bring you all the sports results from tonight's games.
An NHS Trust has been reported to the police
following the death of a baby whose delivery was delayed.
Benjamin King died five days after his birth at the RUH in Bath.
Tonight there's concern about the hospital records
surrounding the birth, and the coroner has reported
the trust to the police after it admitted evidence was altered.
Once again he'd come looking for answers.
Well-known actor Jamie King wanting to know the truth about what had
But once again, he left court today disappointed and disillusioned.
We came to this inquest hoping the hospital would acknowledge
the mistakes that they made that led to our son's death.
But rather than hearing the truth, we've had to listen to misremembered
stories, altered accounts, deflection and diversion.
Benjamin was born at the Royal United Hospital in Bath
in May last year with severe brain damage after he was deprived
The inquest heard how his mother, Canadian actor Tamara Podemski,
had been rushed into hospital following concerns about
A Caesarean section was planned for later that day but was delayed
By then, though, it was too late, and Benjamin was ater born
By then, though, it was too late, and Benjamin was later born
in what was described as a very poor condition.
The inquest into Benjamin's death began two months ago in November
of last year and would normally have only lasted for a couple of days,
but it was dramatically halted halfway through when it emerged that
evidence had been removed from a witness's statement by a member
At the time, coroner Maria Voisin said it was a very serious matter
Today it emerged that she has taken the highly unusual step of referring
the case to the police, something the RUH Trust
We have co-operated fully with the coroner's directions
following the adjournment of the initial inquest.
We would like to provide further assurance that the Trust has taken
the matter very seriously and continues to address
We are unable to comment further on this matter.
The inquest heard that lessons had been learned
We've been given exclusive access to this report called
a root cause analysis, which highlights some
Amongst them, it states quite clearly that the operation
to deliver Benjamin should not have been postponed, and that if it
hadn't been, it is highly likely that Benjamin would have been born
alive and in good condition, something the coroner
Referring this matter to the police is of course a very serious step.
Lawyers I've been speaking to who work in this field day in,
day out say they simply don't remember a similar case.
At the same time as the police carry out their investigation,
there are also two separate investigations ongoing - one
internal, one external to the RUH - and they have promised today that
when those investigations report, the findings will be shared both
with the coroner and, crucially, with the family,
who tonight of course are still looking for answers.
A former Bristol Rugby player has been suspended by his current
club after being accused of leaking confidential information.
Tom Arscott, who now plays for Sale and whose brother
Luke plays for Bristol, is being investigated by the RFU.
It is over claims he leaked team tactics to Bristol before
a Premiership match on New Year's Day.
Bristol Rugby say neither they or Luke Arscott have
Extra security has been installed at some cash machines in the West
Today three men were sentenced to more than 20 years in prison
for one such attack when the post office in Long Ashton was blown up.
Our home affairs correspondent Charlotte Callen reports.
Blown up for its cash, this, the twisted, charred wreck left
Take a look at the fire that ripped through the building
A mum and her two children were asleep upstairs,
This was far from a victimless crime.
It is hard to believe no-one was injured.
And it's just one of a number of attacks on cash points
It literally knocked four years' growth off the business.
So I think 50% of the time we've been here is lost and we've
We'll do it, we're stubborn and we won't let them beat us.
I came up for an afternoon and helped them shovel the remains
It cost nearly ?200,000 to rebuild the post office and the thieves got
away with nearly ?60,000 from the cash point, so now they've
beefed up security to make sure it couldn't happen again.
We've got gas suppression systems on it, we've got DNA packs,
there's more CCTV, there's alarms, there's seismic sensors.
Pretty much every security device they could put on it,
Whilst the owners were rebuilding, they claim the three thieves had
been boasting on social media about spending the cash.
But they were soon caught by the police.
41-year-old Patrick Duggan, 25-year-old Nicholas Mann
and 22-year-old Shane Dennis sentenced today and yesterday
I think the sentences send out a very clear message that court
won't tolerate this kind of violent offending.
I think we've got to remember that the violence of this explosion
completely destroyed the post office, it disrupted that business
for over six months and it endangered the lives of the people
living above the post office and living in
Some of the other cashpoint thefts are due in court over the coming
weeks but owners David and Andrew hope the new forms of security
will make this kind of crime impossible in the future.
Clive Nation works for a firm that provides security for high-street
banks and independent traders who have cash machines.
I asked him if these attacks were getting more dangerous.
The thieves are now more commonly using explosives.
It's something that started in Eastern Europe and has now
migrated through northern Europe into the UK and we've seen a 50%
rise just year-on-year in the number of attacks using explosives.
And it seems that smaller shops are more vulnerable
They are if the thieves get inside the shop,
like a smash-and-grab, where they'll use a JCB-type
vehicle to get in and take the whole ATM away.
But sometimes they're also vulnerable because thieves think
that there's money left overnight inside the ATM, where small
convenience stores will typically move the cash overnight.
It's the larger machines, the larger chains, that tend to have
ATMs that store a lot more cash that's left in overnight.
My company is involved in various forms of protection against ATM
theft, and tracking should the actual ATM be removed.
But the biggest fear at the moment is the explosives and the damage
that that causes not just to the store, which can take
a store out for a week, but the potential danger
And what you can do to prevent that, and a number of operators are now
using it, is a neutralising gas, so when the thieves try to insert
gas into the ATM and then explode it, our sensors will determine
when that happens and put a neutralising gas in to prevent
Politicians in Bath are a step closer to picking where a new Park
After years of debate, Banes Council has narrowed
down its options to two preferred locations to the east of the city.
Both options use greenbelt land around Bathampton Meadows.
Football now, and Bristol City will face Premier League side
Burnley in the next round of the FA Cup.
They beat Fleetwood 1-0 in their third-round
replay this evening, with Jamie Paterson
City will now face Burnley away on the weekend of January the 28th.
In the Checkatrade Trophy it was a different story
for Cheltenham, who lost 1-0 at home to Bradford.
Good evening. As we head into tomorrow, we will face some of the
same forecasting difficulties as we had today, which is the balance
between areas that stay cloudy and those which will brighten up. Those
are certainly in the minority today. Moreover you will see something in
the way of bright and sunny but whether tomorrow. For the rest of
tonight, for the majority, a lot of cloud round and temperatures keeping
above freezing, somewhere in the range of 1 degrees up to 5 degrees.
Clear skies could mean we drop the other way, below freezing, so at
least the risk of some frost. Tomorrow, you'll notice a
distinction between the cloudier zones to the north and sunshine to
the south. I suspect that might be further north than perhaps the map
suggests. So it may well be that parts of Fulcher, Somerset, up into
Baines and even up to Bristol could brighten up into the afternoon but
some uncertainty into that regard. Either way, it should be a largely
dry day bar the odd spot of drizzle and temperatures not dissimilar, so
somewhere around for- six Celsius. A lot of dry weather
from time to time. Staying settled still. Nick has the national
forecast this evening. Hello. If you are watching the
football earlier it turned out to be an evening for football fans in
Lincolnshire. This is how it looked at the start of the day. No idea
whether this weather watcher is a football fan, it's a fan of weather
that matters here. All sorts of weather, from 13 in Aberdeenshire to
two, despite the sunshine in Kent. I wonder if this six in the cloud
across the Midlands into northern