11/05/2017 South East Today


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Today's main headlines in the South East: The Kent murder

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victim whose case was mishandled - her family reject an apology

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We will not rest until we get justice.

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Celebrating a remarkable recovery from cancer -

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the seven year old boy who was given a ten percent chance of survival.

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And after a pretty humid day with heavy showers tomorrow promises more

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on the way of sunny spells but also further rain in the forecast.

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The family of a woman who was stabbed to death

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in Canterbury last year have received an apology

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from the country's top lawyer for the way the case was handled.

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The Attorney General says he was "deeply troubled"

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by a series of mistakes made by the Crown Prosecution Service

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during the sentencing of two women involved in Natasha Sadler's murder.

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Her family have rejected the apology - and are now

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considering a private prosecution - as Claudia Sermbezis reports.

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Samantha Groombridge jailed for 12 weeks, Naomi James -- jailed for 12

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months, both women health concealed knife used to kill Joon Sadler 's

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daughter. June wanted to appeal the legs of the sentences but did not

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know she had only 28 days to do it. She feels let down by the Crown

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Prosecution Service and the Attorney General agrees. It is a travesty of

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justice. Shocking. Absolutely shocking. Somebody must be made

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accountable for this. We will take out a private prosecution. We will

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definitely do that. Those two should be behind bars where they belong.

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Natasha and a friend were savagely attacked last year. The killer was

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this man, foster Christian, who was sentenced to a minimum tariff of 30

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years. The two were sentenced last October, November the Crown

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sentences were not too lenient but sentences were not too lenient but

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did not tell Natasha's family that there was a strict 28 day time limit

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to appeal the decision and refer the case to the Attorney General

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themselves so by the end of December it would have been too late. In a

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letter the Attorney General has said:

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it is unusual I think for the attorney to speak in such strong

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terms, clearly the family concerned were not well served by the Crown

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Prosecution Service and it is appropriate isn't it that he should

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apologise on their behalf. Natasha's mother said they will fight on as

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best they can. Sorry is just not good enough. It is not. And we want

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rest until we get justice. -- and we won't rest until we get justice. The

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families are now hoping for a judicial review.

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Tributes have been paid to a 1 million man who is body was found.

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He was remembered today as he happy young man his smiling nature belied

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his predicament. He had come to this place for meals

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and two charges phone. When we met him he was such a young happy boy,

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21 years old, really happy, always smiling and always positive. Has

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badly beaten body was discovered here in woodland on Sunday. He had

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only come to this spot around a day or so before his death, choosing to

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pit his tenth year presumably for the peace and the tranquillity of

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this place provides. Detectives have described the attack on him as

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vicious. This woman believe she could have been one of the last

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people to see him alive. She said she saw him in the village as she

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drove home from a night shift. I said are you OK and he said I am

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fine, thank you. He sat up for a second and he stood up straightaway

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and I said are you sure, and he said yes, thanks. When you found out that

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he had been murdered just a few hours later. Back I am trying my

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best to do is give my tears away now but I can't stop crying. I feel

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guilty. I should have done something different, maybe, handled it

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differently, I should not give up. Because he said I am right, maybe I

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had to make sure he was read. Detectives are hunting for clues

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that might lead them to his killer. Piers joins us now -

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so what more have we learned Detectives are trying to build up a

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picture of his life, we know he came here from Rumania in October and

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that he has family, we believe his mother lives in the Gravesend area.

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He had been working in and around great scent and made them in

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warehouses, he had blood times been sleeping rough and he ended up

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living in a tent in the novel. Police continue to appeal for

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witnesses as they search for a motive for his murder.

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A teenager accused of killing his stepfather with a single punch

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in a row over pocket money is no longer facing a murder charge.

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18-year-old Douglas Herridge is still charged with the manslaughter

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of the former national squash champion Colin Payne at their home

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The teenager claims he acted in self-defence -

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Two leaders of the political party Britain First have been arrested

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by Kent Police on suspicion of inciting religious hatred.

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Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen were arrested

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yesterday evening in the Tonbridge area - in connection with leaflets

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and videos posted online which relate to an ongoing trial

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Both have been released on bail pending further

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A large plinth could soon be built on Hove seafront.

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The project - to showcase sculptures by contemporary artists -

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has secured ?16,000 from Arts council England.

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But the money will only be released if forty thousand pounds can be

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Blue Tobin is an eight year old boy from East Kent who's being hailed

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When he was two, he was diagnosed with cancer and the known

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His family were then told the NHS could offer a very risky,

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pioneering treatment - with only a ten percent

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Today, he was been declared free of the disease -

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It's the sound that says there's no cancer inside his body.

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Today seven-year-old Blue Tobin was given the all-clear.

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Without the Royal Marsden, without his donor, Andreas,

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without the people that raised money for research into these drugs

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which saved my son's life, he wouldn't be here today.

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But thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses...

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Blue's mother thanks one of the many medics who helped

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For her it had been a tortuous journey.

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Blue was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer

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called myeloid leukaemia when he was two years' old.

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The family was told nothing more could be done.

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Doctors suggested using two drugs trials in adult cancer,

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but never used in a child of Blue's age.

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There was only a 10 to 15% chance the drugs would lead to remission.

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Blue was well enough to receive a bone marrow transplant.

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I cannot remember in 25 years of haematology,

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many patients having such a bad leukaemia, who we managed

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So many people to thank but how do you thank anybody

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Blue will need regular checks on his physical development for years to

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come but the fact that he was able to withstand adult cancer treatment

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and survive is already helping to save the lives of other young

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children. Ian Palmer BBC South

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East Today at the royal Now, before next month's

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General Election, we're hosting a special Question Time style debate

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in St Leonards, near Hastings, on So if you live

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or work in the South East, and you'd like to be

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in the audience, send an email to SE Vote at bbc.co.uk

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with your name, address and daytime phone number

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and you could be part Let's move on to the weather. We had

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some really heavy downpours and thunderstorms, power cut reported as

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well. Much-needed rainfall, modified over the next couple of days. He was

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the scene earlier today, taking in the -- taken in secret. Dramatic

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shower clouds and earlier this evening. Most of the showers

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receives this evening and we lose the risk of thunder and lightning

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overnight. For most of us by the time it gets to the early hours of

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temperatures around 1215 degrees so temperatures around 1215 degrees so

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frost free and not as muddy as it was today but Friday will be another

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fairly human feeling day. Some spells of sunshine, again the chance

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of the odd shower passing through. In the middle of the day some of the

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showers could be heavy and potentially Sunday but most of the

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more clearly and cabbages we up to 1718 degrees. A pleasant day on

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Friday. It will be largely dry as he moved to do the early hours of

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Saturday but then again Saturday could bring us the chance of some

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passing showers. We could do with heavy rainfall, that will not be in

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the heavy -- in the forecast for the next few days. Temperatures up to 16

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or 17 degrees in the sunshine. We will see rain overnight and early on

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on Sunday but that it clear towards the east. Sunday will be another dry

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day with sunshine but it will feel quite a bit fresher than it has over

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degrees or so. I leave you with an degrees or so. I leave you with an

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outlook of the weather, here in the south-east that the next few days

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and I pass you to We want to see the economy

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work for everybody, not Now the weather.

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, yes a humid dead. We have had photographs of

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