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Welcome to Points West - our headlines this lunchtime.
A mother calls for a fresh investigation into her son's death.
Tracey Clayton is convinced someone took Josh's life
New claims of child abuse in the 80s against former football coach
And two older romantics who'd fallen for each other,
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A woman from Somerset calling for a fresh investigation
into the death of her son on the Isles of Scilly has met
a senior police officer in a private meeting.
Tracey Clayton is convinced someone else was responsible for the death
of her son Josh on Tresco 16 months ago.
Last week a coroner ordered Devon and Cornwall Police to investigate
Mrs Clayton has been speaking exclusively to Clinton Rogers.
Before I take my last breath, we will know what happened to my boy
without a shadow of the diet. We will find out and we will get
justice for Josh. When police on the Isles of Scilly
found the body of Josh Clayton 16 months ago, they put it down
to accidental death. The 23-year-old bar manager
vanished after attending His body was discovered
ten days later. Last week an inquest
into his death was dramatically 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 some hope
to Josh Clayton's family who remain convinced someone else
was responsible for his death. I've had a meeting with Devon and
Cornwall police, a senior officer who has assured me he will be
reviewing and hopefully look for any gaps that happened throughout the
investigation. It definitely wasn't an accident, definitely. I thought
it from day one and still believe it now.
It's not clear how long those enquiries will take or, of course,
what they will uncover, given the amount of time
His mother, who until now has said she wanted
a new force to investigate, says she will give Devon
and Cornwall a week to convince her they are serious about uncovering
Fresh allegations of child abuse during the 1980s against a former
football coach have been uncovered by the BBC.
On tonight's BBC Inside Out West, our own
Geoff Twentyman investigates claims made by three former football
players from Bristol against Bob Higgins,
who ran the Bob Higgins Soccer Academy.
A branch of the academy operated on the site
of what is now Bath Spa University at Newton St Loe.
One-day driving along, put my head down in his laugh and for an hour
and a half, drove with my head in his lap. It sounds gross but I can
still smell your in through his trousers. It is a graphic thing to
say but it is just disgusting. The BBC approached Bob Higgins
for comment but he hasn't responded. In the past he has always denied any
allegations of wrong-doing. There more on this at 6.30
on Points West and the full story is on tonight's Inside Out West
at 7.30 on BBC1. Prince Harry's in Wiltshire today
to see how former members of the Armed Forces are being helped
with their mental health. He's at the Help For Heroes
Recovery Centre in Tidworth, which supports ex-service personnel
and their families who are living Here's our Wiltshire
Reporter Will Glennon. Prince Harry is no stranger, the
home for Help For Heroes in Wiltshire. He opened the centre with
his brother, Prince William and returned a year or so later with his
involvement in the Invictus games. The games for the wounded soldiers.
He is coming here today to be shown the mental programmes, the service
they provide. With me is a former soldier and his wife. He has done a
large mambo -- number of tours with the Army with the Royal Marines.
Alan White. Thanks for joining us. You have seen a great deal of action
through your career but now you having to deal with the effects,
aren't you? I have post-traumatic stress disorder as well as lots of
physical injuries. Trying to battle through is quite hard sometimes. How
does the centre here help you? Quite a lot over the past few years both
with courses and social help. It has been a tent -- centre that I can dip
in and out with to get help and general direction. Tony Sewell,
sometimes the family members are often forgotten about that you have
to deal with it also. We have children and we saw Alan struggle
and saw him go downhill and face things he did want to see. It is
nice to come here and feel part of another family. Thanks very much.
Prince Harry will be arriving here later and will be shown the
programmes they have feared the mental health. He will meet some of
the real difference the programmes the real difference the programmes
do make to people's lives. It was a wedding with a difference
for a Gloucestershire couple Marlene Robinson-Franklin
and Ronnie Franklin are 79 and 85 They met in the village of Uley
and married in a special 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, "You're 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 Congratulations to them. We have had
some lovely clear weather. Hope you haven't had too much fog where you
are. Good afternoon, it is cold and
remaining Chile over the next few days. Where we had some earlier fog,
it is looking overcast. Where we have the clouds, it will feel cooler
this afternoon. Light winds everywhere and ties of five to eight
Celsius. Fog is also starting to reform and becoming widespread
through tonight. Freezing fog may be a problem for tomorrow morning.
Temperatures down to minus two Celsius. Tomorrow, Frost to watch
out for as well as fog patches and some freezing fog. Motivators lift
through the day and lingers in places. More cloud tomorrow
afternoon adding to the chilly feel of the weather. From Wednesday
onwards, the wind increases and the fog should become less of a problem.
Some sunshine through the day. That is it from us. Hopefully we will see
you again at 6:30pm. Have a lovely afternoon, goodbye.
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