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In tonight's programme, killed in her car by a lorry driver


Jodie Moss from Swindon had broken down on the A34


but Dariusz Tokarczyk didn't see her.


Also, an appeal on Crimewatch after the death of a 64-year-old


Why parents of children with mental health problems often


A lorry driver from Yorkshire has been sentenced to four and a half


years in prison today, after admitting causing death


by dangerous driving on the A34 last March.


Dariusz Tokarczyk was driving on the southbound carriageway


of the A34 near the M4 junction when his lorry collided


with a broken-down car, killing the 21-year-old sitting inside.


Tokarczyk failed to see the car's flashing hazard


lights because he was using his mobile phone.


Jeremy Stern was in Reading Crown Court today.


This footage was taken from the lorry driven by Dariusz Tokarczyk on


the A34 near Chieveley in March last year. Ahead is a Vauxhall Corsa


driven by Jodie Moss. A 21-year-old from Swindon. She put the hazard


lights on because of engine problems. The lorry didn't slow down


as it neared her car. Redding Crown Court heard 47-year-old Tokarczyk,


who was from Yorkshire, was using a hand-held device, probably a mobile


phone, too to change his music. Speaking through an interpreter, he


admitted causing death by dangerous driving. Her family said she died


after some of the happiest months of her life. They condemned the lorry


driver. She was a happy student who love nature, was very caring of


others. She was taken from us too early by a very selfish ten second


act. The driver had time to see her hazard lights. The damage caused


continues to be immeasurable and we will never forget all the pleasure


she gave us. Sentencing Tokarczyk, the judge said he had taken a


cavalier attitude to using a mobile phone while driving. She said, you


did not react to the stationary vehicle until it was too late. She


also described him as a responsible, reckless and thoughtless. He was


sentenced to four and a half years in prison and he was banned from


driving for 51 months. Detectives investigating the murder


of a woman from Milton Keynes are due to release new CCTV images


on the BBC's Crimewatch Hang Lin Leung died 11 days


after she was attacked at home during a burglary


at the end of January. Police are searching for six men


involved in the break-in. A former police officer,


wife and mother. 64-year-old Hang Lin Leung left


Hong Kong in the early '90s and settled here,


in Milton Keynes, where she ran a Chinese takeaway


business with her husband. At around six o'clock on 31st


January she was home alone When she went to answer it,


the man and five others forced their way into her home,


before stealing cash Mrs Leung was pinned down


while they ransacked the house. Police released this image to show


the extent of the damage. The next day, still traumatised,


Mrs Leung was taken She died from her injuries 11


days after the ordeal. For me, when I think of burglary,


I think of someone stealing material possessions,


money, objects, things But for my family, this burglary has


meant we had a life taken from us. Police are trying to track down


several personal items, including this gold Rolex Oyster


watch and Mrs Leung's long-service Detectives have described this


as a despicable crime on a frail Some of her neighbours have


spoken to me off camera and expressed their shock


and sadness at what happened in Detectives are particularly keen


to speak to anyone who saw six men acting suspiciously in a car


travelling between Milton Keynes and Aylesbury on the evening


of Tuesday 31st January. Also on BBC's Crimewatch tonight,


Wiltshire detectives will reveal new evidence


in the Sally Ann John Sally Ann was 23 years


old when she disappeared She was a sex worker in the


Manchester Road area of the town. Her disappearance sparked a huge


police investigation, and tonight's episode features


a new line of inquiry - a postcard allegedly sent


by Sally Ann shortly Crimewatch is on at 9pm


on BBC One tonight. Every major town in Oxfordshire


will be connected by cycle paths if plans costing


?120 million win support. The Oxfordshire Cycling Network has


launched its vision for 366 The group says the interconnecting


paths would have enormous benefits for people's health and the local


road network, and would rival routes in places


like the Netherlands and Denmark. There's a lot of painted cycle lanes


but they're often right at the edge Wiltshire Police has had


to apologise for releasing figures suggesting that crimes against women


in the county had gone up The actual increase is just over


100%, but the mistake only came to light after the original figures


were used by the Liberal Democrats in an election newsletter


and the party was accused of scaremongering by


the Conservative Police Earlier I spoke to our political


editor Peter Henley to find In this era of fake news, we are


checking things much more carefully. This starts with an election leaflet


from the Lib Dems, crime shock, crimes against women in Wiltshire


are 500% up. The creator of the leaflet tried to say, I don't get


involved in politics. I've tried to serve the people of Wiltshire. The


500% figure is wrong and doesn't do justice to the work of Yorkshire


Police. Which would be all very well except the figure came from the


police, from a superintendent, to be exact, from an article, where she


said the increase is down to women having more confidence to report


crimes. They both can't be right, though? Yes. It seems the error came


from the police, who had the starting figures for the first three


months of year rather than the whole year and they have apologised for


that. They say, we would like to apologise the newspapers, which is


why they put out the error, as a result of our incorrect information.


But the confidence of victims is said to be key. Alarmist articles


and political newsletters will not help. The Lib Dems say this is


outrageous. Somebody should have looked at it and either said, my


goodness, that's wrong, we need some help, but nobody did I do, so it


suggests the commissioner isn't familiar for the crime figures in


his area, which is frightening. We asked him for interview but he


didn't want to give one. He put out a third statement saying he stood by


the word alarmist with regard to what the Lib Dems were saying,


saying there was no reassurance or mitigation in the leaflet they had


been putting through the door. I suppose you could say this is the


usual source of politics but now that some politicians are talking


about fake news, we have to be a lot more careful about what comes


through your door! Calls are growing for one of


the main routes in and out of Oxford It's after a nine-year-old boy


was injured at a crossing Our political reporter


Bethan Phillips has the story. The centre of Oxford's been


a 20mph zone since 2009. But start to head out of the city


and you get to Botley Road, a long, straight road that campaigners say


many motorists are They say something needs to be done


about road safety here. Enough is enough. There's a lot of


accidents along here, near misses, and everybody reports those on a


daily basis. And people are scared on this road.


Since an accident involving a nine-year-old boy on the road last


month, calls are growing for the speed limit to be reduced.


It's a campaign being supported by Tom Imre, who runs


I myself have been a witness to many, many near misses on various


crossings on this road. Literally milli seconds, cars passing on the


red light, mainly. Hundreds have now signed


a petition calling for But there is skepticism from some


motoring groups about whether or not 20 mile an hour limits can work in


some places in some circumstances, but if the problem is that people


are already breaking a 30 mile an hour speed limit, there's no reason


to start to think they will obey a 20 mile an hour limit. If the


problem is they drive through red traffic lights and disobey


pedestrian crossings and things, changing the speed limit is unlikely


to affect that behaviour. Oxfordshire County Council says it's


received the petition and is looking Now more of today's


stories with Sally Taylor. Sheltering the homeless


on the island. The bus idea that's now


being rolled out elsewhere. Many parents of children


with mental health problems are not asking for help,


because they feel blamed Researchers at Reading University,


who've highlighted the seriousness of the issue, say more needs to be


done to remove the stigma parents feel, so more youngsters


get the help they need. Nikki Mitchell has been finding out


more about the difficulties some When I tried to get


to sleep, I always thought somebody was going to come


in and murder me. Luke's years of extreme


anxiety exhausted and upset his family just as


much as it did him. When I was worried I just thought


of bad stuff and I couldn't I was fine at school but just


when I had to go to sleep, I just felt like something


was going to happen That could go on in till two


or three o'clock in the morning and it just made this


spiral of awful effects with his tiredness the next day,


our own tiredness the next day. It was a volcano just


bubbling the whole time. Many parents in her


situation feel a sense of hopelessness and guilt but


researchers at Reading University have found it is a fear


of being blamed which stops There is quite a lot


of work surrounding stigma associated with mental health


but what this work does is highlight the stigma specifically


for parents and the blame the parents can feel for having a child


with mental health difficulties. Both blame that they put on


themselves but also they are seeing other people blaming them


for their child's problems. I blamed myself because


I had a child that, My job as a parent is


to make sure my child For some parents that


can put them off seeking help and make it harder


for them to seek help and perhaps wait until problems have got worse


and really at crisis point I was so lucky, I had


the family support, I had my family telling me, you are not a bad


parent, you are great. But if you haven't got someone


there to tell you then you need Then you are going to be in a better


place and you are going to be in a better place


to help your child With help from children


and adolescent and mental health services, Luke has now overcome


much in his anxiety. But frustratingly the waiting


list is an extremely long one, two to three


years for many families. Hampshire County Council has today


decided to press ahead with plans Although there'll now


be a further four week consultation, it looks likely


Fort Hill Community School will close at the end


of the academic year to join forces with Cranborne Business


and Enterprise College. Let's get more from Jo Kent who's


at Fort Hill school tonight, Jo, Yes, any big decision affecting


a child's education is going What we're talking about here


is a decision to effectively close this school, a school parents


were fighting to protect. They put forward arguments


as to why it should stay open but the decision went against them


leading to some angry outbursts. You didn't tell the community before


that the school was going to close. You didn't tell us, if you had told


us before we could have The parents I spoke to said


they felt they hadn't been listened They're devastated and worried


about their children. I can honestly say I've got too well


performing children at that school and it is really, really sad


that they now are going to face She feels that because of the


decisions made by an organisation in Winchester her education has now


been, in her words, screwed up. Like so many things it


comes down to money. The schools watchdog Ofsted said


Fort Hill requires improvement, For this September the council says


the school received only 38 first Schools funding is worked


out on pupil numbers, to keep it open even for another


year as the parents had asked would result in a defecit


of half a million pounds. Meanwhile Cranborne also has


surplus places but it's on a bigger site so pupils


from here could be The council said it looked at other


options but at the end of the day that funding shortfall is something


it simply can't afford. It was difficult to assess certain


aspects of the consultation. They kept coming back to the same thing,


how can we make the school viable and give the quality curriculum we


want in Fort Hill for the next school year honours? Nobody came up


with an answer. Well there's another four week


consultation period. The council says it will


consider viable options which must only mean some sort


of outside funding. The parents say they'll fight


on to save this school. Next an update on a story you may


remember from before Christmas. Kevin Newton, himself


a former rough sleeper, wanted to do something to help


the homeless on the Isle of Wight. So he converted a double decker bus


into a night shelter. Four months on, it's


so successful more buses Inside Out's Jon Cuthill has


been finding out more. Kevin Newton is providing shelter


for homeless people with nowhere There is no excuse for


anybody being hungry. The bus will always be


needed because there are people who lose their jobs,


they lose where they're living, there are people whose relationships


will break up. So far, he has had 22 people on


board and managed to get 11 of them When they first come,


people arrive at the bus with A young lady came along and insisted


to take me out and buy She bought me a lovely


pair of boots which are A lot better than the


shoes I was wearing. Until three years ago,


Jonathan was a successful Due to depression, alcoholism


and divorce, he found himself I had a beautiful five bedroom home


overlooking the Solent. Now, five more buses


are being launched on the They have just been donated a bus


and should be up and running around It is just a great idea


and it is a really cheap solution It provides safety and shelter


and food and support. It will help people


back into society Following the success


on the Isle of Wight, Kevin's plan is to have a bus


in every major city in the UK within You can see more on this story


on Inside Out tonight On to sport now. Some interesting


talking going on about seven developments at Portsmouth.


Portsmouth say they have a robust process in place to deal with any


potential offers of investment the club issued a statement this


afternoon after reports emerged that former Walt Disney boss


Michael Eisner had been linked with buying the club.


South Today understands Eisner has been actively pursuing football


interests for several months though his Tornante investment firm.


Among other clubs under consideration was Reading but more


recently it's thought Portsmouth has been on his radar.


Any takeover would have to be approved by shareholders.


Bournemouth's second consecutive premier league win has put the club


on course for a third season in the top flight


The stage was set under the lights on Saturday night


Benik Afobe's deflected shot put them into the lead at the break,


Alfie Mawson credited with an own goal.


No one could deny Afobe a second to seal the three points


so after seven points from nine, what's changed?


I don't think anything's turned around.


I think the players stuck with it and didn't get too low and


didn't get negative, managed to ride out a mini period


where we weren't getting things as we wanted them to.


That meant the result has always been key.


The manager has been talking to us and


saying we need to look for that and get that back-to-back wins


We've got a good momentum and hopefully that can


continue until the end of the season.


Reading had a big win in the championship on Friday


night, so here's the rest of the weekend's talking points.


With Huddersfield losing and Newcastle drawing, Brighton could


have gone back to the top of the Championship if they had won at


Garry Monk's side are promotion contenders to.


They had much of the better of this game.


A familiar face would return to haunt the Albion.


Chris Wood starred on loan in their league promotion he put


With five minutes to play come Albion gave away a spot kick and


The gap to third is still six points.


Southampton couldn't quite recover from conceding twice in the opening


45 minutes of their game at White Hart Lane.


Christian Eriksen's low driver beating Forster.


A sterling second hole saw them pull one back. And equaliser was beyond


them. Portsmouth remain third but they had a date against Stevenage


and lost 3-0. It was 2-0 by half-time and Paul Cook's three-man


defence was found wanting. They Portsmouth were down to ten men by


the time they got this spot kick. Congratulations tonight


to the Thomas Hardye Their Under-15's reached


the National Schools Cup Vase They beat Bridgewater High School


48-5 this weekend. An incredible second half


performance saw Thomas Hardye score They'll now meet dr


Challoner's School from Team Solent's women's


basketball team secured The Hampshire team needed a win


from this weekend's game to be sure of the title,


and defeated Bristol Storm Meanwhile Reading Rockets long


unbeaten run in the men's national league came to an end


as they suffered defeats at new league champions Northumbria


and yesterday against Loughborough, A win on Saturday and they'll


guarantee runners up spot. Worthing Thunder are safe from


the drop after beating Westminster. Can playing 'light games' with make


believe bubbles and flowers help Well, a group of care home residents


from the Isle of Wight have They've been using a device that


projects interactive images onto a table top


to help people communicate Our Health Correspondent David


Fenton has been along to find out. There are many things that people


with dementia can't do. But they can do this. And this. And this. These


projected images are part game and part therapy. The clever thing is,


they move when you touch them. There is an infrared sensor that allows


people playing with the games to move the right. As it might it is a


safe environment. The projector is attached to a ceiling. It promotes


independent activity which is difficult to achieve with people


with late stage dementia. These care home residents have problems with


memory and communicating. But within minutes of sitting down, they were


laughingly talking enjoying themselves. They are engaging. He


can see the laughter. Social stimulation side of it. I'd better


keep quiet! I have been here for about an hour


and they are still playing the games. Some of them are getting


quite competitive. This is about more than just having fun. I think


it is so important to live well with dementia. What tends to happen is we


assume it can't be done but actually it can be dead if we know how to do


it and this is one of the tools we can use to help others.


This event was held at a local church but the device is finding its


way into care homes and NHS hospitals. It is a simple idea but


it makes people smile and it seems to work.


That is such a good idea. Sam Fraser is here where theirs this Monday.


Let's look ahead to the weather. These sheep in Askerswell


are wondering where spring went. The winds were good news for these


windsurfers in Mudeford. And the skies frowned over


the River Dunn in Hungerford, It is the spring equinox but things


didn't feel springlike today. These guys were leaden and we had some


rain. Let's look at the weather for the week ahead. It is a real mixed


bag. We will start to draw in some cold polar air so it will be chilly.


We will see spells of rain but the winds should ease from midweek.


Tonight is a chilly affair. Lowes dropping to two Celsius. That means


that tomorrow will dawn bright but chilly and breezy as well. Some good


spells of sunshine across the sunshine pity we'll see showers


moving in fairly quickly and though showers could fall as hail, perhaps


accompanied by thunder. Anything is possible. Nine Celsius is our top


temperature. It will feel colder than that in the winter. Tomorrow


evening, further showers make their way in ahead of an organised band of


rain. Under the cloudy skies, temperatures a little bit warmer,


perhaps six Celsius. Looking at Wednesday morning, the remnants of


that rain starts to make its way east so though should clear by the


afternoon and we will see is a bright or sunny spells developing


for most places. The odd shower knocking around. Highs of nine


Celsius but the wind will have dropped. Looking ahead to Thursday,


the area of low pressure as over northern France means we could see


some more rain for Southern counties as you go through the day. Some


bright spells as well and that is how the story continues as we head


into Friday. Some cloudy skies with breaks in the cloud. Temperatures


just creeping up to 10 Celsius. A little bit of rain around. As we


head into the weekend, it is an improving picture. If you've got


Mothering Sunday plans it will be good. Some sentient, chilly by night


and temperatures on I have been told it is international


happiness day-to-day. How did we do? We will leave you smiling. We will


be back at eight o'clock. Good night.


The 24-year-old man has been charged with murder.


You made sure an innocent man is charged!


What gives you the right to say that he's innocent?


If police wrongdoing is part of this, I want to know.


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