19/02/2017 Points West


19/02/2017

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Bristol Rovers' chairman has called for a full investigation

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into the conduct of police and stewards at the match

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At least two fans ended up in hospital, as Lee Madan reports.

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Violence in the away end at Vale Park.

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I think it's disgraceful that a steward is punching supporters.

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These images were filmed by Bristol Rovers fans.

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It just got more and more aggressive and hostile as the game went on.

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What started as a row over a lack of a seating soon escalated.

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By the 60th minute of the match several had been hurt,

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Stewards are meant to be there to act safely and in a safe

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manner protecting the fans, but when you're throwing punches

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and headbutting a woman, I think that's totally unacceptable.

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After the match problems continued outside.

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This is Andy Williams - who has MS - and got caught up in the chaos.

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I came out the ground and policeman swung this person round and hit me

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in the chest and I went down and cracked my head

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People have been sprayed with pepper spray and they were their eyes

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St John's Ambulance were rinsing their eyes out with water.

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Tonight Bristol Rovers chairman called for a full investigation

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into the conduct of stewards and the police.

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We'll do our damnedest to make sure it never happens again.

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You don't go on a Saturday to watch a game of football

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and support your team and end up being pushed

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to the floor and punched and headbutted and pepper-sprayed.

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So it's something you never want to hear.

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The BBC has asked Staffordshire Police and Port Vale Football Club

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Steve Hamer wants a full report from them on his desk by Thursday.

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There's been criticism of the government for delays

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in creating the role of our local metro-mayor.

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Voters in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath

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and North East Somerset go to the polls in May.

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But legislation has only just gone through Parliament.

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On the streets of the West, campaigning's under way.

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Labour brought in Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell,

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to help their candidate Lesley Mansel.

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It came days after Parliament formally approved the creation of a

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Powers will include transport, with the

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Liberal Dems keen to focus on railways.

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But they've got little time to get their message across.

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For the individual candidates, whether it's

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me as a Liberal Democrat, or the other party candidates,

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this will be the biggest challenge that any individual

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has faced in the whole history of west country politics.

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Voters know little, some confuse it with the new Metro bus system.

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Metro-mayor. Not metro-mayer.

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Just made a real mess at the moment about metro-mayor.

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The candidates have ten weeks to enlighten voters.

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It's a very large region, covers over 900,000 people,

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nine constituencies, three major councils,

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so when we look at like that it shows how significant and

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All parties are stepping up their campaigns to tell people what's

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happening, but perhaps what will make the biggest impact is the

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information booklet being planned by local councils.

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It will include details of who is standing and

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It will go out to all voters a few weeks before polling day in May.

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Paul Barltrop, BBC Points West, Bristol.

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There were a fair few extra dogs on the Bristol to Bath cycle path

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this weekend where a charity fundraiser was in training

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to walk a hundred miles with a hundred different dogs.

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Marc Aplin begins his non-stop dogwalk

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It's to raise money for dog rescue centres, where he says 20 dogs

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a day are put to sleep in the UK because there are not enough

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And he's still looking for would-be companions!

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It's already rather murky out there, we've got widespread mist,

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low cloud, hill fog and I think we'll see a bit of light rain

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and drizzle over the next few hours, too.

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So a murky night but a very mild night.

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These are the values we'd expect by day.

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Temperatures tonight getting down to eight or nine degrees.

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That sets us up for another grey start to the day tomorrow again.

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Cloud will be thick enough, mainly over the higher ground,

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There should be some breaks, partiuclarly

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into the afternoon we should see some decent bright spells.

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A very mild day, one or two spots could well hit 14 degrees.

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I think it will stay mild, certainly for the first part of this week.

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A lot of cloud, though, and those winds tend to pick up

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with some outbreaks of light rain at times.

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Thanks for watching, have a great week.

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

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had 14 Celsius in North Yorkshire today, purely down to the wind

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direction. The south-westerly will continue to bring in mild there on

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Monday. If anything, temperatures will be a little higher. It does

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come with a lot of cloud, and already, it is misty out

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