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That's all from the BBC News at Six.
Hello, welcome to South
today, I'm Sally Taylor.
Police say it is unfortunate
they did not catch
this Shoreham man before he beat
a man to death over an unpaid bill.
She has spent 600 days
in an Iranian prison.
Now Nazanin's husband says
they will continue the campaign to
set her free.
One of the world's top classical
orchestras joins children
in Southampton for a very
It is the first time
I have seen them play,
and playing altogether.
I'm really happy about it.
and the Bournemouth beach volleyball
players who got the call to
represent England at the
At the meeting, I was like,
Vicks, we've done it.
We didn't really
believe it at the time.
It still is, really.
Tonight, questions have been raised
about whether Sussex police
could have stopped a violent drunk
from murdering a man
in a row over £40.
The force is reviewing its handling
of the case, after Duncan Hearsey
was jailed for a minimum of 21 years
for beating Alan Creasey to death
in Lancing last year.
But it's emerged that,
not only had Mr Creasey called 999
worried for his safety,
but a pub and a kebab shop
in the town had also called
999 the same evening,
because of Hearsey's
Sussex Police said it is
they failed to catch him.
Piers Hopkirk reports.
Holding his jeans splattered
in blood from the brutal
assault on his victim,
CCTV shows Duncan Hearsey walking
around his neighbourhood
in Shoreham, at one point
shadow-boxing in the street.
Minutes before, he had
attacked Alan Creasey,
kicking him to death
after apparently demanding £40
for a gardening job.
It's emerged police had received
a series of calls that evening
from two pubs and a kebab shop
reporting Hearsey's hostility.
On the night of the fatal
attack on Alan Creasey,
police were called on three separate
occasions by people concerned over
Duncan Hearsey's behaviour.
Then, at 8:15pm, Creasey
himself called police
after an altercation with Hearsey.
Police attended, but left at 8:30pm
to pursue leads, advising
Mr Creasey to lock his doors.
They returned to Mr Creasey's
home at 9:10pm to find
him seriously injured.
CCTV shows how Hearsey had returned
to Mr Creasey's home
after the police had left,
and kicked him to death.
Sussex Police is now
carrying out an internal
investigation into what happened,
and to examine whether
lessons can be learned.
We do need to investigate the matter
to see if the police
have erred in any way,
and as you've mentioned,
it is a local investigation
so they will be looking to see
whether we did everything
we could and everything
reasonable at the time.
Mr Creasey's neighbours
described him as a troubled man.
He has been a nuisance
to the neighbourhood in general.
Everywhere he went,
he created chaos.
He wasn't a quiet man,
he was a man looking
for a fight all the time.
I can't see the police
have got any blame.
They were trying to do their job.
They were looking for Duncan.
They did tell Alan
to lock the doors.
But Duncan got back in.
David Simmons is a councillor
in Shoreham and a retired policeman.
The nature of the call,
the gravity of the call,
if that was seen as a high priority,
and it clearly was, they will look
at a time it took police to respond,
and whether the police could have
done anything more effectively
to prevent this crime
in the first place.
Hearsey was jailed for
21 years for murder.
Detectives described it
as tragically unfortunate
that he wasn't arrested sooner.
The force's professional
will make its own judgment.
Piers Hopkirk, BBC South Today.
Jo Kent spent the day
in Lancing, and we can
cross live to her now.
Jo, why is it that
Sussex Police are carrying
out their own investigation?
So, they've now referred it back
to Sussex Police's professional
and asked them to carry
out their own investigation
into what happened.
the IPC has looked into the case in
an assessment phase and has decided
it did not warrant a full
investigation, so it has said to the
professional standards department to
carry out an internal investigation.
They will examine the force their
Before coming back with conclusions.
They'll be looking to see
if anything could or should have
been done differently
and whether any lessons can be
learned following what
happened here back in May.
The jury at the trial of an Army
sergeant, accused of trying
to murder his wife by tampering
with her parachute,
has been discharged,
after failing to reach verdicts.
Emile Cilliers had
denied all charges.
The Crown Prosecution Service says
it will seek a retrial.
Helena Lee was at
Winchester Crown Court.
The seven women and three
men confirmed to the
court through the jury
foreman that there was no realistic
prospect, they said, of them
reaching a unanimous or majority
verdict on any of the three charges
that the Army sergeant,
Emile Cilliers, was facing
during this trial.
Now, the first charge he was facing
what he was accused of
tampering with a gas fixture
at the family home in 2015.
The second charge was
linked to that first
charge, and he was accused
of endangering the lives of two
children who were in the house
at the time of that gas leak.
And the third charge
Emile Cilliers was facing was he
was accused of sabotaging his
wife's parachute in 2015.
The prosecution has said
that he had hoped his wife
would fall to her death.
She fell 4,000 feet to the ground.
It was a near miracle,
the court heard, that
she managed to survive
that incident, although
she did suffer from
Here at Winchester Crown
Court, the jury has
failed to reach majority or
unanimous verdicts on all of those
The judge, Mr Justice Sweeney,
thanked the jury, and he
discharged them earlier
on this afternoon.
We know also from the CPS
that they are seeking a retrial.
The judge did say that he hoped
a retrial, if it took place, would
take place sooner rather than later,
given these alleged offence took
place in 2015.
It's been 600 days since
Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe
was first imprisoned in Iran
accused of spying.
Today, her husband,
Richard, who's from Fleet,
told us she's due back in court next
month on a second charge
of "spreading propaganda".
In March last year, Nazanin
travelled to Iran for a holiday.
She took her daughter with her.
It was a month later,
as Nazanin prepared to fly home,
that she was arrested
at an airport in Tehran.
Details of her arrest began
to emerge a few weeks later,
with claims that she was involved
in plans for regime change
In the summer, the Prime
Minister raised concerns
about a number of cases involving
dual nationals, with the Iranian
At the end of the summer,
Nazanin was sentenced to five years
in prison for allegedly plotting
to topple the Iranian regime.
An appeal failed.
This month, Nazanin
found out she could face
an extra 16 years in jail.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Secretary
Boris Johnson held talks
with Mr Radcliffe, and said
he would consider a trip to Iran.
As her family back in the UK
continue to fight for her release,
what hope is there for
David Allard reports.
It's an anniversary no
one is celebrating.
600 days since this family was torn
apart, and now another
Neither did yesterday was met by the
deputy prosecutor in prison who told
her in December she will be taken
back to court, he said it would be
for the charge of raising and
But, under Iranian law,
600 days in prison, a third
of her original sentence,
also makes Nazanin eligible
for early release.
She has this application for early
release. We have this news about a
new court case which gets in the way
It's a legal tangle which Richard
hopes the Foreign Secretary
Boris Johnson can cut
through with some
What I said to the Government is it
would be great if he could visit
mezzanine or get to Iran in time for
the court case and hopefully I can
go with him. It is important for me
that I stand up and whenever she is
in trouble that I am alongside her.
That is why I want to go there.
The Foreign Office isn't saying
anything about a potential visit,
but others are putting
pressure on Iran.
This weekend, the actress
Emma Thompson will lead a march
of Nazanin's supporters in London.
A letter will be sent
to Iran's supreme leader
urging him to free her.
After 600 days, Richard hopes
there won't be many more unwelcome
anniversaries before he,
Nazanin and their daughter Gabriella
are finally reunited.
David Allard, BBC South Today.
It's the festive truck that rolls
into town every Christmas.
But it seems not everyone is sharing
the joy with Coca Cola this season.
The Coke team were in Bournemouth
today handing out cans
of the soft drink but,
alongside them, was another group
handing out toothbrushes.
Steve Humphrey has
been finding out why.
It is a festive road show promoting
a soft drink. Those arriving for
some fears and photos were greeted
by campaigners with toothbrushes,
urging people to consider the impact
on their dental health and
She doesn't have them, it is only
We don't drink a lot of it
ourselves, we agree.
Special occasions. You have chosen
the zero sugar option.
I would never give full sugar Coke.
These sustainable food partnership
says the message is clear.
A lot more people are aware of the
impact of what you eat and drink on
your health and well-being.
No one from Coca-Cola was available
for interview. The company said in a
statement this road show is
pre-Christmas fun and it points out
only small cans of drink are being
given away and two of the three
drinks choices are sugar free.
We have a policy not to market our
products to under trials and will
not be providing drinks to under
trials unless their parent or
guardian is happy for us to do so.
In a twist, Bournemouth council
which backs the sustainable food
city polish it told campaigners they
couldn't give out toothbrushes as
Coca-Cola had booked the space for
We are not actively being aggressive
to Coca-Cola or anyone else, it is
to get a message out there.
It is disappointing. The council
says the Coca-Cola truck is very
popular but it says through sports,
recreation and well-being services,
it is encouraging everyone to
maintain a balanced healthy
lifestyle over the Christmas
Later, Europe's first majority black
and ethnic minority orchestra
comes to Southampton,
to share a stage with 270 children.
I bet you are feeling peckish
looking at that!
Reading University scientists have
found cooking in fat is helping
to keep the planet cooler.
Fatty acids from cooking create
little molecules that end up
in the atmosphere, and then
have an effect on cloud formation.
But researchers have dismissed
the idea that cooking fats
could be used as a way
to reduce global warming.
Allen Sinclair has been
finding out how more.
Fish and chips, we love them, and
nearly 400 billion meals are served
up by the UK's 10,000 chippies each
year. But as if we needed any
excuse, there could be another
reason to indulge in the nation's
Chips can prevent global warming.
New research is underway at wedding
and they have made a discovery, deep
frying foods sends tiny molecules of
cooking fat into the atmosphere. It
hangs around hoping they can clouds
and it helps keeps temperatures
These molecules in large quantities
in urban areas make it easier for
clouds to form.
Clouds have a massive impact
on climate change because clouds
are generally believed to cool.
If you have more clouds,
it could potentially
lead to increased cooling,
so, a lower temperature
counteracting global warming.
Here in Redding there is every hope
their new-found eco-status will
encourage more of us to opt for some
There's some good news
for coffee drinkers.
in the British Medical Journal
suggests that drinking three to four
mugs of coffee a day,
compared to drinking none,
is "more likely to benefit your
health than cause harm".
The findings come from researchers
at the University of Southampton.
They say it's linked to a lower
likelihood of developing
If you're drinking three or four,
you can carry on as usual.
What I should mention
is that we are talking
about healthy coffee.
This research is about coffee,
it's not about sugar and syrup
and some of the things we might eat
at the same time as drinking coffee
which we know aren't necessarily
good for us, and have standard
health messages around.
If you're drinking coffee,
enjoy it, try and make it
There is the advice.
Children from schools in Southampton
had the chance to make music
with some of the world's top
classical musicians today.
Formed two years ago,
Chineke is the first majority
black and ethnic minority
orchestra in Europe.
As Briony Leyland reports,
its members are passionate
about inspiring people of all creeds
and colour to get involved
in the music they love.
the Chineke Orchestra in action
at this year's BBC Proms,
showcasing the talent of black
and minority ethnic musicians
who haven't always been fairly
represented on the classical scene.
Chineke comes from the Nigerian
for a guardian spirit
which creates good things.
Part of the orchestra's
mission is to take that
spirit into the community.
Today's workshop in Southampton
brought together 270 children
to play alongside Chineke.
In recent weeks, many have
been getting to grips
with instruments for the first time.
Can everyone point to someone
standing up here playing the same
Loads of clarinets.
Trumpets? Anyone got a trumpet?
The thing I love is the music, it
lighters your heart, you feel really
good even if you have had a stressed
day at school which you always have.
What is it like seeing those
professional musicians on stage?
I am really happy, this is the first
time I have seen them playing and
altogether, I am really happy about
The members of Chineke,
very happy to provide
the role models for the next
generation of musicians.
It is important classical music can
reach out to all types of community
and by bringing an orchestra of
people who are black and Hispanic
and Indian descent, it is going to
be easier to access those
communities, ethnic communities.
If we show it is possible for
everyone, any creed and colour to do
it, there might be more incentive
Today's event was organised
by the publicly-funded Southampton
Music Hub which is offering
pupils follow-up lessons
to build on the happy
sounds of new beginnings.
Those children had fun.
Looks like the children had a great
time at today's workshop.
Well, tonight, the full Chineke
orchestra is performing
at the Turner Sims Concert
Hall in Southampton.
Briony Leyland is there
with the founder member
of what is an inspirational
group of musicians.
The stage is set for the concert
tonight, most of the musicians have
nipped off for a bite to eat but not
our bassist, the founder member.
Why is the orchestra needed?
classical music industry looks like
the last bastion of the arts which
is underrepresented by our
community. In towns and in cities,
like with any industry, the greater
diversity there is, it just adds
more to the mix.
I want to be in a profession that
truly represents the community I
It is not just who plays in your
orchestra but what you play?
Here, we have up to 40 nationalities
now. It is not interesting for me to
put an interesting arrangement of
every shade of brown on stage but it
is so important from the back of the
stage to the front is represented,
including the music.
Every single concert we will play a
piece music written by a range of
There are some tickets still
available, the concert begins at
Thank you. Sorry we lost a little
bit of a sound at the beginning.
The orchestra is on tour. You may
see them somewhere else. Fabulous.
Time now for the sport.
Tony Husband is here.
The build-up to the Ashes and a
A pretty good start. This is the
second day. We were at Hampshire
last night and the Catrin, James
Vincent, nearly wrote his name in
the record books. His first big
innings in Test cricket, nearly a
Vince found himself at the crease
inside the first half-hour
of the Ashes series at the Gabba,
and he took his opportunity.
The 26-year-old Hampshire skipper
faced 170 deliveries, as he dug
in for a first Test
50 of his career,
scoring 12 boundaries.
He was dropped in the 60s.
But then, with a memorable
century in sight,
he was brilliantly run out
by Nathan Lyon for 83.
England finished the day on 196-4.
It was good.
I think the anthem is a nice
start to the day, it gets
shivers going down the spine.
I was out there pretty early,
so I didn't have too much to
The support from the
Barmy Army was amazing.
You try to take a
bit of it in while you are batting,
but maintain focus at the same time.
Lots of people watching and
Last night, Kris Temple was settling
down for a night under the covers,
watching the cricket, as Hampshire
staged a special screening
of the first day's play.
It was a long night,
as play started at the Gabba
at midnight our time,
but they had a comfortable view,
and were entertained by former
England internationals Nick Knight
and Marcus Trescothick.
Kris didn't last the first session.
We can carry on if you like!
to both beach volleyball
pairings based in our region,
after Commonwealth Games England
confirmed the selections
of Bournemouth-based Jake Scheaf
and Chris Gregory in the men's event
at the Gold Coast next year.
It'll be the first time the sport
features in a Games.
There was also good news
for Bournemouth's Victoria Palmer
and Worthing's Jess Grimson.
They're on the way too,
and I went to meet them
on a sunny day in Boscombe.
It's not always as glorious
as this when Jess Grimson
and Victoria Palmer train,
but it seemed fitting this was one
of their first full sessions
on Boscombe Beach since discovering
they were going to the Commonwealth
The news came while they
were competing in China.
We were literally
bouncing around the room.
We found out, and it
all depended on points.
For us, that night,
we didn't have any sleep.
We didn't believe it.
We had to check about ten
times, can this be?
We had to wait for the next day
to officially find out.
Even on the day, we got to
the meeting, Vicks, we've done it.
We didn't believe it at the time.
Training here on Boscombe Beach
on a sunny morning is one part
of Vicky and Jess's lifestyle.
They are unfunded which means
they have to raise all the money
they can find for competition.
they are off to work.
I am a Dorset Police
community support officer.
So, I go around in communities
and help them out
with lower level crime.
At the weekends, we are here
training three times a day trying
to get as much as we can
in when our coach comes down.
We have to be really
dedicated to make it work.
We never had funding,
and so it is not like we feel
disgruntled because it
was taken away.
We have always self-funded.
If we got funding,
it would be amazing.
Jess doubles up with work
as a sports therapist.
Despite splitting their time,
they have forced themselves
into the world top 50 in 2017.
And now the pair have their
sights set a lot higher
at the Games next April.
We've come up against most
of the teams we will be playing.
It is a case of getting the real
hard work in to give ourselves that
opportunity to get that medal.
Already making history
by representing England in beach
volleyball in a Commonwealth Games.
Their ambitions don't end there.
Good luck to them.
Now, it's time to
talk pints and paws,
as we reveal the Berkshire pub that
has been voted Britain's
most dog-friendly pub.
The Fox And Hounds in Theale
has regular visits from
and it seems they're
more than welcome.
One of the regulars
is Rodney the dog.
I truly believe that a dog
is part of your family,
and we are very family-orientated.
We feature a woofer
of the week on Facebook.
And, at the moment,
we have just met a St
Bernard puppy who is to die for.
He's only 11 weeks old.
Seriously melt your heart.
They definitely get
loads of cuddles and
lots of attention.
We also do dog treats that
are free to have on the bar.
Dog beds, dog towels.
And we do have doggy ice cream.
So, we are perfect for
every aspect of a dog
If you don't have a dog,
you can borrow Rodney, he's fine.
I think I'm a little bit quirky.
If you have a doggie, get down
there. If you haven't, get down
there. If you are a doggie, get down
Time now for the weather.
Wintry showers, maybe snow on the
Jeff Daish photographed
the Kelvin Helmholtz clouds over
Woodley in Berkshire,
which occur when there
is a strong vertical
shear between two air streams,
causing winds to blow faster
at the upper level than
at the lower levels.
A simpler one here.
Martin Dolan photographed the cloudy
skies at Sandbanks this morning.
And Colin Lennox-Gordon took this
picture of the blue skies
We had some lovely, sunny conditions
today but it is all change. We are
seeing a band of rain from the
south. Not everyone will see rain.
It will be chilly with the lowest
temperatures in the first part of
North of this, you won't see much
rain. Elsewhere, heavy bursts which
will clear in the morning. A low of
Tomorrow, the risk of a shower along
the south coast and Isle of Wight.
Elsewhere, decent amount of
sunshine. Lighter winds band today.
Temperatures reaching 10 Celsius.
Feeling more pleasant with lighter
winds in sheltered spots.
A lovely day tomorrow but tomorrow
night the skies were clear and the
risk of a wintry shower. There may
be a dusting of snow over the
Chilterns, Cotswolds and downs.
Elsewhere, a widespread frost. The
chance of ice on untreated surfaces
on Saturday morning.
A mainly dry day on Saturday but a
slim chance of the odd isolated
wintry shower. A dusting here and
there. Mainly dry, plenty of
sunshine, the winds increasing. A
high of just seven Celsius in the
In the weekend, some sunny spells
and wintry showers, a northerly wind
and frosty nights on Saturday. The
winds will pick up on Sunday which
will prevent a frost.
A good deal of cloud tomorrow. It
will brighten, a sunny day. Stronger
winds on Saturday, bitterly cold,
just seven. A shower risk over the
weekend. Rain on Monday.
That is getting colder. That's all
from us. Chris was a bit of a
lightweight not staying up for the
Ayew staying up? Yes. Headphones at
There'll be a news summary at 8pm.
And we'll be back at 10.30pm.
Have a good evening.