25/04/2017 Spotlight


25/04/2017

The latest news, sport, weather and features from the South West of England.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 25/04/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

The words today of the Assistant for the news where you are.

:00:13.:00:16.

Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police.

:00:17.:00:19.

It's over the force's failure to adopt a scheme that was started

:00:20.:00:22.

within its own area to help children exposed

:00:23.:00:24.

In the past year Operation Encompass has been adopted by 19 other police

:00:25.:00:31.

forces across the UK, as well as being rolled

:00:32.:00:33.

Devon and Cornwall Police say a new computer system five years ago

:00:34.:00:51.

I don't remember anything for three days.

:00:52.:00:56.

I had lumps at the back of my head like I'd never felt or seen.

:00:57.:00:59.

Blood in my hair, on my ear, it was just awful.

:01:00.:01:02.

Out of all of that that is the worst part.

:01:03.:01:04.

Hard for a parent and more importantly really hard for the

:01:05.:01:08.

This victim's son was one of the first in the UK to have the

:01:09.:01:15.

It's a simple scheme where if the police attend a case

:01:16.:01:19.

of domestic violence involving children the

:01:20.:01:22.

school is contacted by nine the next day and can give that child support.

:01:23.:01:28.

Today's presentation by the charity to high level members of the Devon

:01:29.:01:31.

and Cornwall force had a commitment from them

:01:32.:01:33.

to relaunch the scheme in

:01:34.:01:34.

Professional embarrassment is a difficult thing

:01:35.:01:38.

to admit sometimes because we all want to be seen as professionals

:01:39.:01:41.

On this issue we haven't been on top of our

:01:42.:01:45.

Fixing that is really important for us but it's not

:01:46.:01:50.

important because I need to stand in front of teachers and hold my head

:01:51.:01:53.

up high, it's important because I need to look

:01:54.:01:55.

at communities and know that children's welfare is being

:01:56.:01:58.

promoted through what we are doing, not that

:01:59.:02:00.

it's being neglected through

:02:01.:02:01.

Five years ago Devon and Cornwall police joined

:02:02.:02:03.

forces with all the Plymouth headteachers.

:02:04.:02:06.

But when a new computer system was brought in the

:02:07.:02:08.

This journalist has covered plenty of

:02:09.:02:13.

There wasn't the will at the top table.

:02:14.:02:19.

There were people who thought it was not a bad

:02:20.:02:21.

idea but I think there were people who just dismissed it.

:02:22.:02:25.

And when the computer glitches came in, because

:02:26.:02:29.

effectively Devon and Cornwall Police bought a duff computer system

:02:30.:02:32.

that didn't do what it was promised to do, they were able to lean back

:02:33.:02:36.

and say that was the reason it has fallen apart.

:02:37.:02:41.

Obviously we are sad that it hasn't happened earlier than

:02:42.:02:45.

this but happening now is better than it not happening at all.

:02:46.:02:48.

And we really are looking forward to working with the police in Cornwall

:02:49.:02:51.

to get it rolled out here as soon as we can in the new autumn term.

:02:52.:02:55.

While 19 other police forces are already

:02:56.:02:57.

part of Operation Encompass, Devon and Cornwall's Chief Constable says

:02:58.:02:59.

he is committed to adopting the scheme.

:03:00.:03:08.

Road and rail services in Plymouth were brought to a standstill in this

:03:09.:03:11.

evening's rush hour after a 30-tonne juggernaut got stuck

:03:12.:03:13.

It's not the first time the bridge has been hit by a truck

:03:14.:03:19.

and as our reporter Scott Bingham explains, there are now calls

:03:20.:03:22.

for improvements to signs and markings to give

:03:23.:03:24.

Free at last after a three hour operation to extract it.

:03:25.:03:34.

The articulated lorry was finally hauled

:03:35.:03:38.

from the bridge outside Plymouth's main railway station just after 7.15

:03:39.:03:41.

Unfortunately the truck at 16 foot has gone under the

:03:42.:03:47.

Clearly there is a six inch difference.

:03:48.:03:53.

It has got part of the way under and then

:03:54.:03:56.

There was widespread disruption as roads and railways were closed.

:03:57.:04:07.

Network Rail apologised for any delays and alternative transport was

:04:08.:04:10.

laid on to get these Cornwall-bound passengers home.

:04:11.:04:11.

They said there has been a vehicle stuck on the bridge again.

:04:12.:04:14.

There was a similar incident a couple of weeks

:04:15.:04:17.

ago on the 10.45 train, which meant I was not back until

:04:18.:04:19.

It's been a very long day for me today at work.

:04:20.:04:26.

But hopefully I'll get the next taxi,

:04:27.:04:30.

The lines were reopened after engineers had

:04:31.:04:34.

Tonight it was declared structurally sound.

:04:35.:04:36.

There is a warning sign on the bridge up

:04:37.:04:40.

there and there is another one on the approach to this road.

:04:41.:04:43.

But police have told me today they plan

:04:44.:04:46.

to speak to the council about improving the signage and giving

:04:47.:04:48.

Police say the driver of the lorry has been

:04:49.:04:52.

There are calls tonight for the consultation on a blueprint

:04:53.:05:02.

for future housing needs to be extended because people have

:05:03.:05:05.

struggled to use the website to express their views.

:05:06.:05:08.

Some residents in Modbury fear their concerns won't be heard

:05:09.:05:11.

Where new homes should be built will never be without controversy

:05:12.:05:25.

Concerns have been raised about the difficulty of submitting

:05:26.:05:29.

comments about developments in Plymouth and South Devon

:05:30.:05:31.

These people in Modbury say it is time-consuming and unnecessarily

:05:32.:05:36.

complex to enter views to the council's consultation.

:05:37.:05:37.

The consultation as it stands now is not fit for purpose

:05:38.:05:40.

We have got increasing numbers of reports coming

:05:41.:05:49.

saying they are extremely frustrated and incensed that they cannot

:05:50.:05:52.

To submit comments to the online portal you need

:05:53.:05:57.

It is asking for my name, e-mail address, username, password,

:05:58.:06:01.

But residents say this is not the difficult part.

:06:02.:06:10.

That is posed by the next stage in the process when they start

:06:11.:06:13.

Once you have registered then you can log on and start

:06:14.:06:18.

Once you have saved it in draft form you can't go back to revisit it,

:06:19.:06:28.

you cannot find where you have drafted it.

:06:29.:06:30.

You are either back to square one, or giving up.

:06:31.:06:32.

We are concerned that people will be giving up

:06:33.:06:35.

but we need their views to be heard because they all have strong views.

:06:36.:06:38.

Plymouth City, South Hams District and West Devon borough council told

:06:39.:06:41.

They want to reassure people they can also e-mail their views

:06:42.:06:50.

or send in a letter by the deadline tomorrow.

:06:51.:06:53.

Any late comments will still be passed to the planning inspector

:06:54.:06:55.

and will be considered at their discretion.

:06:56.:06:57.

There are now calls for an extension to the deadline.

:06:58.:07:02.

People in the South Hams need more time to make a comment.

:07:03.:07:14.

In order to do this we need an immediate extension

:07:15.:07:16.

of the deadline on Wednesday the 26th, to allow those people

:07:17.:07:19.

The ball is now in the council's court.

:07:20.:07:26.

Now, they are the elite, but two Royal Marines have started

:07:27.:07:28.

a challenge that'll see them run 16.64 miles every day,

:07:29.:07:31.

The all-important team photo before the challenge gets under way,

:07:32.:07:46.

but for these two corporals, today is the start of 100

:07:47.:07:49.

consecutive days running a very precise 16.64 miles.

:07:50.:07:58.

Aiming to run at the right pace, at a reasonably slow

:07:59.:08:00.

Just been resting the last week or so, trying to stay injury free.

:08:01.:08:04.

I am going to take each day at a time.

:08:05.:08:07.

Hopefully that's how I will get on until the end.

:08:08.:08:14.

Although getting across to the start line was their first hurdle.

:08:15.:08:18.

We have set off from the Mayflower steps, we are now en route

:08:19.:08:21.

Once on dry land it was time to start running.

:08:22.:08:28.

1664, it's nothing to do with the beer, it is the year

:08:29.:08:37.

We'll be going round every unit in the corps and Army units that

:08:38.:08:42.

So they will be the face of the corps for the next 100 days.

:08:43.:08:48.

They will get support from everyone they meet and they will be sort

:08:49.:08:51.

of dragged along and pushed uphill if they need to be.

:08:52.:08:54.

Their journey will take them across the region over the next

:08:55.:08:56.

few days raising funds for the Royal Marines charity.

:08:57.:08:58.

At Exeter Chiefs they will run the match ball

:08:59.:09:07.

After Honiton to Lyme Regis on Sunday, they will start heading

:09:08.:09:14.

north before hopefully ending at Buckingham Palace in August.

:09:15.:09:19.

But tonight they will be enjoying a well earned rest in Looe.

:09:20.:09:28.

Time for the weather. It has been cold. But it is not often we see

:09:29.:09:38.

Plymouth has had the highest temperature of any around the

:09:39.:09:41.

country, but that happened today. But that was not everywhere. The

:09:42.:09:46.

other feature of the weather is just total year and clean the air is.

:09:47.:09:50.

Fantastic visibility in many locations. In excess of 30

:09:51.:09:56.

kilometres in some places. Tomorrow, more showers to come. Tonight

:09:57.:10:01.

showers will fade away and become isolated by the morning. Mostly

:10:02.:10:04.

confined to the far West of Cornwall. Where the sky is clear

:10:05.:10:11.

that is where we will see the lowest temperatures. Another frost is

:10:12.:10:14.

possible tonight with temperatures close to freezing tomorrow morning.

:10:15.:10:19.

Tomorrow, some morning sunshine. Showers at the start of the day in

:10:20.:10:24.

West Cornwall. For the rest of us, for half a day, it is fine and dry

:10:25.:10:30.

and perhaps less windy. A view showers in the afternoon with

:10:31.:10:36.

similar temperatures. Thursday, slightly less cold are arriving. A

:10:37.:10:43.

few spots of rain and chisel. Temperatures start to rise as we

:10:44.:10:47.

head towards the end of the week. It is also a later right then as well.

:10:48.:10:55.

Thank you. That is all for now. Join us for our breakfast bulletins

:10:56.:10:56.

tomorrow morning. Good night. Good evening. Another cold night

:10:57.:11:12.

lies ahead after what was a chilly day for swathes of the UK. This is

:11:13.:11:18.

the Highlands of Scotland. 25th of April and lying snow.

:11:19.:11:21.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS