27/01/2017 South Today


27/01/2017

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Hello, I'm Anjana Gadgil with the news in the South.

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Four men were jailed today for a total of more than 20 years

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as part of the ongoing investigation into the murder

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Michael Freshwater was found stabbed to death at a flat

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No one has ever been charged with his murder,

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The men who were sentenced today were members of a drugs gang

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who were working together to supply heroin and cocaine to

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22-year-old Tristan Pope and 23-year-old in Kevin Suika

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played leading roles, coming down from London

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to Southampton to deal drugs for nearly a year.

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Also involved was Dantai Thompson, who was only 17 at the time.

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Two other men from Southampton, Daniel Sadler and Daniel Ferrett,

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you can see them here outside court, they're both heroin addicts,

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Today, four of the five men were jailed, with Sadler given

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And how does this link to the murder?

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The body of Michael Freshwater was found at a flat in Westridge Road.

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Police came to realise the property was at the centre of this highly

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During their investigation, three men were arrested on suspicion

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Hampshire Police wanted to press ahead with charges,

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but the Crown Prosecution Service decided no further

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Since then, the investigation has floundered.

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There is still a ?10,000 reward offered by Crimestoppers for any

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evidence leading to a conviction, but so far no-one has actually been

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brought to trial for the murder of Michael Freshwater.

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The inquest into Michael's death is due to open in March.

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He was a father of four and today in court his partner

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spoke of her great loss, saying she misses Michael every day.

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Britain's first official spaceman, Tim Peake, touched down in his home

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city of Chichester today to meet pupils from his old schools

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and to see an exhibition in which he was the star!

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Major Tim has been back on Earth for longer

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than the six months he spent on the International Space

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Station and his fans were desperate to see him.

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It was an out of this world day for dozens of schoolchildren -

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the day Tim Peake touched down where his life journey began.

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Thank you very much, and it's fantastic to be back

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Nationally, more than a million schoolchildren were involved

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in projects as part of the six-month mission.

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Today, 60 children from Tim's former primary and senior

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schools had the chance to question him in person.

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How has, like, being in space and seeing the Earth from space

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changed your perspective of the planet and life?

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There are so many places I feel like I know very well.

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I've never set foot in those countries or those areas,

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and maybe never will set foot in them, but I do feel

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Every day I would look out and photograph them and see them.

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Tim toured a special exhibition at the city's Novium Museum,

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It was a bit surreal, actually, coming in and kind

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of seeing your own life history there on a board in front of you.

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Strange seeing sort of half your life on display here?

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It is quite strange, as well as seeing some artefacts

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here as well that I actually had with me in space, clothing

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It's seven months since Tim landed, and although he has visited

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Britain from America, where he lives and works,

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until today he had not returned to Chichester,

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which last month prompted some local children to produce a video

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We and several thousand kids want you to visit.

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Some people were frustrated You couldn't get back

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What would you say to them about that?

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The post-flight period is exceptionally busy.

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The most important thing for us is the scientific data,

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that's why we have the space station programme primarily,

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so we have to capture all of that scientific data.

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Secondly, being based over in Houston, of course,

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makes it difficult to get back to the UK.

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So everything just takes its time during that post-flight period.

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During his space trip, Tim appeared on South Today,

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and revealed one of the things he missed most was the rain.

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The feeling of nice, cold drizzle on my face right now

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You've been back a few months now, back in England, have

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I still do and always have loved the outdoors,

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and so any weather, to be outside, camping, hiking, walking, cycling,

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So for me, being on board the space station, that was one

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of the most difficult things, was just getting used to that

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Today, Tim was invited to receive the Freedom of the City.

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He hopes to return later this year and there are plans for a special

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Farmers in Sussex have launched a campaign warning dog owners

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that their pets can be shot if they attack sheep.

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Last Sunday, a dog was shot in front of its owners because they couldn't

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stop it worrying a flock of sheep on a farm near Chichester.

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The owners hadn't realised the animals were nearby

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when they let their pet off the lead.

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The Farmers Union has warned that sheep attacks are on the increase,

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with around 130 incidents in Sussex every year.

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We've got a very urban population nearby to some rural areas.

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We've got a lot of livestock in the area and there's probably

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The dog was probably playing with the sheep, but unfortunately,

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that act is causing a massive panic throughout the sheep and the dog

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was seen to be biting them and it was causing huge problems.

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A 900-year-old skeleton found in Hampshire has revealed important

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Researchers say the remains of the man, thought to be

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a religious pilgrim, were excavated at a burial

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Scientific detective work suggests he caught the highly-contagious skin

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disease on his travels to a shrine in Spain and brought it

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They are stunning images that capture the beauty and diversity

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An exhibition of the best wildlife photographs from the past

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year has gone on show at the Moors Valley

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It includes an award-winning picture called Kung Fu Puffin ,

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taken by 18-year-old Becky Bunce from Berkshire.

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That is all from the new steam this evening. We are back tomorrow at

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5:20 p.m.. Is it going to get any warmer?

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Yes, slightly milder over the next few days and temperatures tonight

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will be very similar to what they were during the day today. Hill fog

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and outbreaks of rain during the night, the region mainly light and

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patchy in the early hours. The pictures will follow way to between

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three and eight Celsius. We start off tomorrow on a damp note. It is

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slowly improving picture, with the rain clearing most places and we

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will start to see Sunny spells in the afternoon. It may take a while

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the further north and east you after the sun to arrive. Temperatures

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tomorrow will reach a height of between seven and nine Celsius.

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Through tomorrow night and into Sunday morning we will see a band of

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rain working its way from the Atlantic, with a brisk

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south-westerly winds costs on the coast of up to 40 miles an hour.

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Looking ahead to the rest of the weekend, a decent afternoon

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tomorrow, but rain on Sunday and further rain is expected on

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