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Tanis Bhandari was killed in 2015, but his family say they still
haven't seen a full report on what happened.
The emotional feeling that they are keeping information from you that
should be out there for everybody to know.
Also on the programme tonight: Three years in jail for a Devon doctor.
This consultant paediatrician made and distributed indecent
images of children - a senior officer says
they were amongst some of the worst she'd ever seen.
A trail of illegal flytipping across the countryside -
now the man responsible has been sentenced to 20 months in prison
as young and old celebrate International Happiness Day.
There are calls tonight for urgent action from the government
by families of people murdered by offenders on probation.
A BBC investigation has found new evidence of relatives of such
crimes being kept in the dark over reports which they
The investigation by tonight's Inside Out programme follows
the murder of Tanis Bandhari from Plymouth.
He was stabbed to death on New Year's Day 2015.
One of his killers was, at the time, being supervised
His mother is fighting to obtain the full official
Now a similar case has emerged - also in Devon.
In 2015, Sarah's brother was beaten to death by an offender on parole.
The BBC has established an internal review was carried out
by the probation service, but that is news to Sarah.
It was only when I got a phone call from the BBC that it was the first
I had ever heard of the family having any access to the probation
report, or indeed that there was a probation report
It doesn't let us get on with our lives in the way that you need to.
It was a similar story for the family of Plymouth
He was murdered two years ago by knife obsessive Donald Pemberton.
A report was also carried out into the killing.
The family were only given a summary after more than a year
It's just totally, totally frustrating and upsetting.
The emotional feeling that they're keeping information from you that
should be out there for everybody to know, it's just totally unfair.
Mrs Sharpe has now asked the Justice Secretary to intervene
and help get the full report released into Pemberton's
The Minister has said she will review the matter.
You've just got this strong desire to know why it happened,
You know, that something so bad should happen.
In the south-west, most probation services are run
Working Links told us that they never withhold summary
reports and that it is the job of Devon and Cornwall Police
to liaise with families over that information.
However, in the case of Sarah's brother, the police told us they had
no record of being notified that a report existed.
Sarah says that lack of clarity has added to her suffering.
She remains determined to find out why her brother died.
And Inside Out is on tonight at 7.30 here on BBC One.
A consultant paediatrician from Devon is tonight beginning
a three-year jail term for viewing and sharing child sex images
which a senior police officer says are amongst the worst
47-year-old Jonathan Walsh, who'd worked at North
Devon District Hospital, admitted 17 charges of making
None of the charges relate to patients in his care.
The hospital says it was shaken when it learnt of the case
Not keen on being photographed as he went into court today,
but Dr Jonathan Walsh, in the red jacket, was very keen
to see indecent images of young children on his home computer.
When officers raided Walsh's family home in Barnstaple,
they found 27 computer files which showed the most serious types
Over a four-month period, 24 of them had been distributed
This was the equivalent of 18 hours of viewing.
Walsh had also tried to cover his tracks by using
These are our grade A images which are at the highest end
of the spectrum on indecent images and in fact the investigating
officer has said that they were some of the worst images she has ever
It is not a victimless crime, there are real children at the end
of this that are suffering every day to satisfy the desires of the people
The court was told Walsh's wife was standing by him and he now
In a statement, North Devon District Hospital said:
a senior national police protection officer said paedophiles who view
indecent images but go no further should not be jailed as forces can't
But a leading children's charity welcomed today's prosecution.
Clearly there needs to be something done to prevent people committing
these offences in the future and we would want to see far more
in terms of prevention to ensure children are not abused in this way
and these images are not available to be downloaded by anybody.
As he jailed Walsh for three years, the judge told him, "You went
to considerable lengths to disguise what you were doing.
To state that your sexual interest in children which underlies these
offences causes concern with regard to the position you held
Walsh has already had to move from North Devon due
Now a round up of some of the other news tonight.
Police have launched a murder investigation in Exeter.
A 47-year-old man, originally from Liverpool, died in hospital
on Friday after a disturbance last Thursday in Colleton Crescent.
Police are questioning a 19-year-old man.
It is thought Charlie told we may have travelled to Yorkshire. Police
are appealing for sightings. The only care home on the Isles
of Scilly is closing. The islands' council says recruiting
difficulties means it is unable to ensure a minimum safe level
of staffing at Park Relatives have two months
to move their loved ones. Cornwall Council is calling
for a minister or senior civil servant to be appointed
to champion the Cornish. It's made the call to the
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid. The Council of Europe has criticised
the way the government is meeting its obligations
to the Cornish as a newly The Queens Theatre in Barnstaple
and the Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe have been returned
to the control of North Devon The council says it will now look
for a short-term caretaker operator before putting running
the theatres out to tender. Some schools say they are facing
cuts to the A-level curriculum, a reduction in the number
of teaching staff and bigger class sizes as they struggle
to balance the books. The leader of Devon County Council
says the situation has got so bad, he's launching a petition to get
the issue of school funding raised A government consultation
to change the way schools are funded ends on Wednesday,
but local authorities in Devon and Cornwall claim the new fairer
funding formula does not The government wants to change the
way schools are funded to make it fairer and to hold the most
disadvantaged children. For Devon, 62% of children in secondary and
primary schools will be worse off under the new fairer funding. We are
having to cover subjects, increase class sizes and we are not replacing
staff and the increasing workload on staff means we are losing staff. We
have an opportunity to sign and make a very large petition which we can
present to Parliament. The government gives schools in the
south-west less money than other parts in the country. Devon is
particularly badly hit. This might education really worth 50% less?
This is why a petition is being launched to get the issue debated
again in the Commons. Let us for once stand up and say to government,
enough is enough. We would like fair funding. Members of Parliament are
talking about it. Let's give them the support to talk further in
London. A move welcomed by teachers. I am pleased he doing it. I would
question why it was not done earlier because we have had to make cuts
already within the budget. The government says its new funding
formula will make the system fairer, but some schools are already running
on reserves whilst cutting staff, subjects and increasing class sizes.
I had to staff saying they are leaving the profession, they cannot
cope with the workload and we are talking about talented staff.
Despite widespread concern over funding pressures, there no extra
money earmarked for schools in the budget but that has not stopped
those like John Hart hoping that his petition will make a difference.
A double-decker bus is to be used as a new shelter
It follows a similar move on the Isle of Wight.
The Dorset bus will be based in Weymouth and volunteers have now
collected the vehicle which has been donated to the project.
It will sleep 20 and should be converted and ready for use
The idea is to give a group of people somewhere temporary
to stay while they find more permanent accommodation.
It is a really cheap solution to a bigger, growing problem and it
provides safety and shelter and food and support and will just tell
people back into society and into their own homes.
Natalie will be here in a moment with a full sports round up
and although Exeter Chiefs had a near miss...
There was major disappointment for the Plymouth Raiders
And creating crates of art - how graffiti is being being used
A man who cruised residential areas of Devon looking for items
to illegally flytip has been jailed for 20 months.
Martin McDonagh would approach homeowners uninvited and offer
to take away their waste for a cash sum.
Instead he left a trail of debris, including hazardous asbestos waste
in some of the most sensitive rural sites in the county.
McDonagh failed to turn up to Plymouth Crown Court
and a European Arrest Warrant has been issued to bring back
the offender from the Republic of Ireland, so that justice
It is now a familiar sight in our countryside.
The beauty spots were fly-tippers can illegally dump rubbish
But look at how much devastation one man can cause.
18 separate sites across three local authorities were used
by Martin McDonagh over more than a year.
One victim who was ripped off by the serial fly-tipper also faced
a fixed penalty notice served by the local authority
I was heavily pregnant, I was moving out of my dad's flat
and trying to start a new, fresh life, new home, new family
I wanted everything gone, sorted and I couldn't do that.
He knows how to work people to get what he wants. He can come across as
the most friendliest person in the world. He knows what he is doing.
In sentencing, the charge said Martin McDonagh would pester home
owners who were then charged money and then he was in a habit of coming
back and pestering for more money. He said his manner was persistent
and threatening. Tanis Bandhari Martin McDonagh showed their regard
for the customers. He showed no regard for the environment and he
showed no regard for the land owners, local authorities who have
had to clear up the massed. Martin McDonagh's van has been crushed and
recycled. If only he had taken this approach with his work.
It was a massive weekend of sport, but it's fair to say there weren't
Natalie's here with good news and bad news.
Shall we get the bad news out of the way?
The Exeter Chiefs just failed in their bid to win the first trophy
They lost 16-12 to Leicester Tigers in the final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
Charlie Price watched the game in London.
It was another big day for fans of the Exeter Chiefs.
More than a thousand of them travelled from Devon to London
We will win quite handsomely, probably by about 25 points.
I think we will play really well and if we have a good squad
performance, then we'll bring home the cup - brilliant.
At the Twickenham stoop, a young Chiefs side was aiming
to win the Anglo-Welsh Trophy for a second time and they enjoyed
the first try of the match, with James Short on the end
of a good passing move and his pace gave the Leicester defence no
But the Tigers responded and took control of the game.
Tom Brady intercepted another Exeter passing move and he scored.
It was converted and another two penalties from Freddie Burns saw
the Chiefs trail by 11 points at the break.
No points were scored in the second half until the 77th minute,
when after 39 phases of play, Sam Simmonds finally breached
the Tigers' defence, but there wasn't enough time
So it was defeat in the final of this competition
There was also disappointment for the Plymouth Raiders
as they lost in the BBL Trophy final to a slick Leicester Riders team.
A 1,000-mile round trip to and from Glasgow saw
The Raiders were always the underdogs and Leicester showed
why they were favourites with a strong start.
Of their 19 attempts in the first quarter,
Plymouth only managed to score three times, meaning the writing
Despite a valiant fightback by the Raiders in the second
quarter, when they tried to stay in touch with their opposition,
it soon became obvious that the Riders were too good
and they started to run away with it.
Plymouth did well to make it to the final,
their first in ten years, but yesterday just wasn't their day.
The Riders reigned supreme and it finished 91-58.
At the end of the day, it's a make or miss sport.
You miss the shots, you lose and we had, overall,
four more shots than them, and we lost by 30,
We're going to have to go back to the drawing board,
see where we're taking our shots from and why we're missing so many
shots, because that has hurt us over the last six or seven weeks.
The long trip back from Glasgow was a disappointing
Eight games left of the season and Plymouth Argyle maintained
their automatic promotion push with a win over Morecambe
It finished 1-0, which might not sound that exciting,
but by all accounts it was a humdinger of a game.
Graham Carey was the scorer with a superb effort.
Argyle were unlucky not have have had more.
Exeter City are still in the play-off zone in seventh place
The Grecians took the lead just before the hour mark
Luton, who are currently fifth, equalised a few minutes later.
Exeter are just one point ahead of eighth-placed Blackpool.
On Saturday they're against Yeovil, who also drew
They were hosting Accrington Stanley who had ten men
Francois Zoko scored Yeovil's equaliser.
The Glovers are 17th with their opponents one place
And if you're wondering where Torquay are, well,
They're in action tomorrow at home to Eastleigh.
Are you aware it is International Day of Happiness with that bulletin?
Sorry! But didn't they do well to get there? The top two teams. There
is always next year. A wooden crate may not be the first thing you think
of as a work of art but left it in the hands of a graffiti artist in
Exeter they have been transformed. The artists have used their skills
to turn the crates into colourful and eye-catching pieces which will
now be auctioned off for charity. The crates were truly,
truly extraordinary. People can be as wild
and as wacky as they want to be. The spare time of 22 graffiti
artists combined with a donation of 22 blank crates and this
is what you get. It really is extraordinary,
absolutely extraordinary. I know the work of all
of the artists involved because I was the one to approach
them, but it was so surprising that the depth and range
of results that we got. The struggle is now where to display
these pieces of art. Because the idea is we are going
to have an auction to make as much money as we can to give to a charity
cause and that charity cause is the homeless that I see
all the time in Exeter. I don't understand why somebody
is not ringing me up straightaway and saying,
"Martin, do you know what? "I will have your crates,
I will display them It is a cause really close
to my heart right now. I cannot ever be more amazed
of people's individual attention to things,
so a central location The search continues
for a place on the high street Working with you, just
think Peshmerga Justin! made you smile today,
because it's International Day of Happiness and one woman has been
on a mission to help spread Sally Crabtree enlisted the help
of school children to launch a postal service delivering
parcels of happiness. Johnny Rutherford joined
them as they stopped off to at a residential
home in Plymouth. Here is your parcel of happiness.
Packages containing happy poems and gets too warm the heart. It is all
about young people delivering a little cheer to the elderly. One of
the kids, I said to him, what is happiness? He said, happiness is a
rocket ship that won't stop flying. I am aiming to inspire them to have
the confidence to find their voice and understand that literacy can be
fun and once you get that going, you can create things that have a
genuine joy within them and then it is that thing of giving that to
somebody else. If you give to people, it makes you happy. Parkwood
residential home accepted the deliveries with open arms. Some gets
contained poems. The universe is one big door of love, here is your key
to open it. It makes I Pella our day to have them here singing. It was
lovely. That is what we need here. A bit of happiness. One of the ladies
got given a gold watch and instead of the time it said, now. That thing
about happiness is about living in the moment. With children they live
in the moment. What do you think of today? Smashing! Remember today is
International Day of Happiness so that means smiles.
We had loads of happy callers on the radio today as well saying that
things that made them happy work" that cheese sconce, the open road
and one person said talking to me made them happy. Let's see if the
weather will make us happy. The weather is not great but I will do
it with a smile. We have had a bit of a mixed bag today. Drive but
cloudy weather to begin with, and then we had a weather front moving
in so we had a spell of rain. That has cleared. Behind it is much
colder air. This week it will be cold particularly over the next few
days. Rather breezy all week and towards the end it should settle
down with more dry weather. You can see the extent of the cloud. Behind
this front we have a lot of clear skies. Initially tonight we will see
the clear skies and then shower was behind. It has been a breezy day and
we can expect a fairly breezy few days. Tomorrow we will see a mixture
of sunshine and heavy downpours. Some with the risk of hail and heavy
thunder. Much lighter winds on Wednesday. Thursday a mixture of
sunshine and showers. After Thursday it should settle down as we head
towards the weekend. We have a bit of cloud still left but tonight, a
lot of the cloud will lift and break. Initially clear skies, a few
showers. It is going to be breezy and that will stop us getting a
frost because it is very cold air that is starting to push across us.
Temperatures close to freezing even with that breeze. Down to one or 2
degrees. The potential of a frost roaringly tomorrow. Shower was
speeding in as he go through the day. Heavy with the risk of hail and
thunder, merging into longer spells of rain. With the strength of those
winds it will feel colder than today, highs of around ten or 11
degrees. For the Isles of Scilly we will see Sunny spells but then
showers will work their way in and they will be heavy with the risk of
hail and thunder. Winds will pick up as we go through the day. Here are
your times of high water. In terms of our surfing, fairly big waves
along the north coast. Slightly lesser waves along the south coast.
Our winds will start off south-westerly, gradually become
more westerly through the day. Many fair with some showers. Some fog
developing and the visibility moderate or good. A bit of a mixed
bag this week. Much colder air starting to push in. Tonight will be
a chilly night, that breeze keeping us mostly frost free. Tomorrow more
sunshine than today. In the afternoon clouds will clump
together, heavy with the risk of hail and Sunday. Wednesday will be
fairly cloudy, a spell of rain, drier in the afternoon. Jabba Riaz
we had towards the tail end of the week we will seek temperatures
climbing. A ridge of high pressure climbing. Friday into the weekend we
should see a lot more dry weather with spells of sunshine. Sarah on
Facebook says, see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.
Lovely! From all of us here, 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.