tv BBC News at One BBC News March 28, 2018 1:00pm-1:30pm BST
a decision to release the black cab rapistjohn worboys is overturned at the high court. two of his victims challenged the parole board's plans to let him out ofjail after serving ten years of his sentence. the head of the parole board has resigned. the prime minister says the case gives rise to serious concerns, as she praises the brave victims who brought the legal action. also this lunchtime: north korea's leader travels to beijing for talks with the chinese president — his first foreign trip since coming to power seven years ago. upping the price for recycling drinks bottles and cans — how consumers in england may soon be charged a refundable deposit. the hatton garden heist — three years after the £14 million burglary, a man is arrested in london. banned for a year — australia's cricket captain steve smith and vice captain david warner are stripped of their titles over the ball tampering scandal. and coming up on bbc news — captain steph horton says manchester city women will go all guns blazing, as they look to seal a semifinal spot in the champions league later. good afternoon and welcome
to the bbc news at one. the parole board's decision to release the serial sex offender john worboys has been quashed after two of his victims challenged it at the high court. the former black cab driver has served 10 years for offences against 12 women. but officers suspect he may have attacked more than 100. the head of the parole board resigned this morning, as high court judges said further inquiry should have been taken into the circumstances of worboys‘ offending. 0ur correspondentjune kelly is at the high court. this has been described as an
exceptional case. this was the first time victims had taken on the parole board in this way, and ahead of the board has gone, with some bitterness, this morning. at the centre of all of this, john worboys, the black cab rapist, for the time being, will remain behind bars. for years, john worboys was the master manipulator, as he cruised the streets, targeting, sexually abusing and humiliating women. with this court victory, his victims have taken control of this case, and his immediate future. two women brought this case, but standing behind and supporting them were the scores of others he had abused over the years. this was the reaction from one of the two women at the heart of the case. just so happy thatjustice was served today, and they realised they'd made a mistake, and thejudge made the right decision. i think a
lot of women will be sleeping a lot easier tonight knowing the results of this. during the court hearings, questions were raised about the scale ofjohn worboys' offending, and whether he had truly shown remorse for what he did. in their ruling, thejudges said, overall, the possibility exists that mrjohn ra dford, the possibility exists that mrjohn radford, as he is commonly known, has provided an accurate account, steering between admitting to much. even before the decision was made public, there came the news that nick hardwick, head of the parole board, had been forced to resign, a result of what is now seen as a terrible decision by the board. that is disappointing. it looks as though he's been scapegoated the something that's not the sole responsibility of the parole board, and even to the
extent the parole board went wrong, it was the failure of an individual panel that didn't have the benefit of illegal chairman. and once again, questions as to why worboys was only prosecuted for a fraction of his crimes, and revelations of previously unreported allegations against him. i've been approached by numerous other victims of worboys. in excess of ten women who were attacked by him, many of whom never reported it before, and i really hope this is an opportunity to learn lessons. three months ago, john worboys, the serial six attacker, was looking forward to life on the outside. now, for the immediate future at least, he will be staying in prison. in his letter of resignation, nick hardwick said he had no role in the decision of the panel, and he also said he believed he was capable of moving the parole board through the
many changes which he had advocated, such as greater transparency in pa role such as greater transparency in parole board decisions. this was a letter to the justice secretary. parole board decisions. this was a letter to thejustice secretary. but it was felt in whitehall that nick hardwick had to go, because he oversaw the process which said that john worboys was eligible for release. now this process will go back to a new parole board, who will decide whether this man is safe to be released into the community, and is safe to be outside in the community. thank you. let's talk now to our home editor, mark easton. all kinds of repercussions. absolutely. the most important one is that worboys remains in jail, which will be a huge relief to his victims. the second is that the pa role victims. the second is that the parole board will have to rethink the way they come to these decisions. in exceptional cases like this one, they will have to consider
allegations that have not been tested in court, something for which no one has been prosecuted. in exceptional cases, the high court ruled they should take that into account. they have also said that a judge or a retired judge should sit on panels where you have complex cases like this one. the parole board as it's currently constituted is not good enough to deal with this kind of thing, in other words. and the longer term thing, rule 25, that says that the parole board cannot says that the parole board cannot say anything about the decisions it has taken and why it has released somebody, that has been deemed effectively an lawful. as far as the head of the parole board goes, he did not want to go. why did he have to? david gauke, justice secretary, said he had to go. but people have been asking whether he has been scapegoated. it was the ministry of
justice who put together the dossier that was missing key items. it was the secretary of state who said that there was no reasonable prospect of overturning the decision. now we see the victims being praised by the prime minister, and it was the secretary of state who should have been there to defend the rule 25, his rule, that was the blanket ban on information. david gauke will a nswer on information. david gauke will answer questions in the commons this afternoon. thank you. north korea's leader, kim jong—un, has travelled to beijing to hold talks with the chinese president. it's his first known foreign trip since he took office in 2011 and comes ahead of planned summits with south korea next month — and with donald trump in may. president trump says he received a message from the chinese president saying the meeting had gone "very well". from beijing, robin brant reports. this was the last we saw of the mysterious, unmarked motorcade that had been spotted around beijing on tuesday, taking its heavily guarded vip passenger back to the train station. and then the journey home, east. now we know it was kim jong—un.
now we know this is what was happening behind closed doors. their wives were there as well for this first face—to—face meeting. china's elder statesman leader, xijinping, and the 30—something little brother. kim jong—un was given a substantial ceremonial welcome. we usually see pictures of others taking notes as kim speaks, but this time it was different. china is north korea's only big benefactor, but the relationship has soured significantly over kim's nuclear weapons programme. this was about telling the world, including donald trump, that they're friends again. in recent years, the divide has got wider and wider, because china appears to have lost its patience with its neighbour, and that's mainly because of the type of reckless language it thinks north korea has been using in those very public spats with donald trump. but now there's a real chance of talks on the table, china wants to reassert its influence.
0nly china can provide him with a certain level of security. and, of course, if china can persuade others also to provide this kind of security, then so much the better. if denuclearisation is something that he believes he has to do, then to persuade china to be on his side is of critical importance. kim reiterated that he is committed to denuclearisation, although that's an ambiguous statement, and it's not new. the white house says china conveyed a message to it after the meeting. one thing, though, is very clear — china wants to be front and centre as those nuclear talks get closer. robin brant, bbc news, beijing. let's talk to our seoul correspondent, laura bicker. so this visit very much kept under
wraps, but a hugely significant moment. kim jong-un has stepped out of the hermit kingdom and onto the global stage, and he's now ensured that he has china as a key ally as we head to two potentially key summits. president trump has treated within the last few hours welcoming the developments, saying he very much looks forward to his meeting with kim jong—un, and much looks forward to his meeting with kimjong—un, and saying he hopes he will do the right thing for the peninsular. here, they are trying to figure out what kim jong—un means when he says he's willing to denuclearise. what exactly willing to denuclearise. what exa ctly d oes willing to denuclearise. what exactly does he want in return for giving up his nuclear weapons? by aligning himself with china, north korea and china both want the same thing. they want us troops of this peninsular including us weapons. an the us willing to do this? it is like opening pandora's box, as one
a nalyst like opening pandora's box, as one analyst put it to me this afternoon. we are not sure what will happen next. thank you. if you buy drinks in bottles or cans in england, you may soon have to pay a deposit — which you'll then get back if you return the cans and bottles for recycling. the government's plans to tackle plastic water will mean higher prices in the shops. the scheme's expected to cover single—use glass and plastic bottles, and steel and aluminium cans. scotland has already committed to deposits, and wales is examining the idea. 0ur environment analyst, roger harrabin, reports. here is a global problem. plastic throughout the oceans. the amount of floating garbage could treble if we don't halt the flow. part of the uk's answer will be to go back to the future. bottle return and reuse schemes like this were everywhere in the uk until the advent of disposable plastic bottles. norway offers a glimpse of how the uk might go now. there, you buy your
drink, drain the bottle, and post it into a machine that identifies it. the machine gives you a coupon to spendin the machine gives you a coupon to spend in the shop. this sort of scheme works across northern europe and many states in the usa. the uk is about to follow. taking action to deal with the tide of plastic that's in ouroceans, deal with the tide of plastic that's in our oceans, the only way we can do this effectively is by acting on a series of fronts, and a critical pa rt a series of fronts, and a critical part of that is having a deposit return scheme, which makes sure that bottles, which contributes so much to marine litter and rubbish in our countryside, is effectively dealt with. as plastic builds up in waterways, many environmentalists have welcomed the government's decision. we are absolutely delighted that michael gove has decided to introduce a deposit syste m decided to introduce a deposit system in england. we are going to see so many system in england. we are going to see so many less bottles and cans in
our parks, countryside and bidders. how will a deposit return scheme affect the way we shop and deal with our bottles? that is a single use plastic bottle. that will face a deposit. a beer can will also attract a deposit. the question is, how much? would a family size bottle like this be considered to be a single use bottle? in a cramped shop like this, could you really find room for a big, bottle eating machine? we would possibly make a space for that, and then maybe another option, to put like a machine outside. exactly how this scheme works will be sorted out in the government's consultation later this year, but every bottle
adds to waste already in the sea, so the pressure is on. the green party said the deposit scheme must be the start point for government action, not the end point. families of three boys killed by a drunk driver in west london have described living "every parent's worst nightmare". they were speaking at the old bailey during the sentencing of jaynesh chudasama, who admitted causing their children's deaths by dangerous driving in hayes earlier this year. 0ur correspondent tom burridge was in court. sentencing is expected soon, but the court has been hearing these heartbreaking statements from the boies' families? we heard three very powerful, at times harrowing state m e nts powerful, at times harrowing statements from the parents of the three boys who were killed when jaynesh chudasama drove at 2.5 times the legal alcohol limit over the speed limit in hayes in west london earlier this year. the parents of harry rice, george wilkinson and josh mcguinness. we first heard from george's mother, sarah baker, who described a happy, cheeky boy. she said his last words that might work, i love you, ma'am. she said the impact of this would haunt the
family for the rest of their lives. we then heard from josh's mother. she said she could only describe what had happened as murder. she said her boy was a caring person, a ha rd said her boy was a caring person, a hard worker, and she was now a broken mother. we also heard from harry rice's father, who said that his handsome boy, who had been signed by two clubs to play semiprofessional football, signed by two clubs to play semiprofessionalfootball, had had his future taken from him. he said the impact of his redacted statement had been taken away from the court. the court is to sentence jaynesh chudasama. the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving is 1a yea rs, death by dangerous driving is 1a years, so what ever the sentence passed this afternoon, the families of the three boys, who are protesting down the road here, will be disappointed. thank you. detectives investigating the hatton garden heist three years ago have arrested a 57—year—old man on suspicion of burglary.
the £14 million heist — the biggest burglary in legal history — was carried out over a bank holiday weekend. our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford, is here. police have been searching since then for one member of the gang who got away? that's right. the burglary took place three years ago, and two years ago in january, place three years ago, and two years ago injanuary, four men were convicted of the burglary itself, and two men convicted essentially of assisting them with the burglary. during the trial, there was this mystery figure, the basil figure that was mentioned when the men were being secretly recorded by the police, and a mystery figure who appears on the cctv, so it's always been known there was at least one other person involved in what was the biggest burglary in british legal history. yesterday morning in islington, at 7:30am, police arrested a 57—year—old man, notjust on suspicion of assisting these men, but suspicion of being involved in the burglary itself.
our top story this lunchtime: a decision to release the serial sex offender, john worboys — who's served ten years of an indeterminate sentence — has been overturned by the high court. and still to come... the plans to restore an historic part of grimsby — once britain's busiest fishing port. in sport on bbc news. the fallout from the ball tampering scandal continues. captain steve smith and vice captain david warner are banned for 12 months with cameron bancroft banned for nine months by cricket australia. a national memorial service has taken place in france, in honour of the police officer who died saving the lives of hostages in the supermarket siege last week. lieutena nt—colonel arnaud beltrame was killed after he traded places with one of the captives held by an islamist gunman. after a funeral procession which crossed paris, president macron led a ceremony of remembrance for a man who has become a national hero.
0ur correspondent hugh schofield was watching. in sombre, funereal weather, the coffin of lieutenant colonel arnaud beltrame began itsjourney from the pantheon, the mausoleum for french heroes. with full honour guard the cortege passed through the latin quarter and along the quays to the invalides military museum. all relayed by live television to a country still staggered by the story of his sacrifice. french leaders of the past, politicians and senior officers, were at the ceremony. but members of the public, too. and the family notjust of arnaud beltrame but of the three other victims of friday's terrorist attack in the south. and it was emmanuel macron who put a voice to what the nation is feeling.
when news first came in both what arnaud beltrame had done, he said, trading himself as a hostage to save another‘s life, the whole country felt a frisson. someone had answered the call. translation: despite the sadness, in spite of the injustice, the light in us is not extinguished. 0n the contrary. the light is spreading. the name of this killer is already forgotten. whilst the name of arnaud beltrame has become a symbol of french heroism, the bearer of the spirit of resistance that we are. among the french, respect for what arnaud beltrame did is touched with sadness but also with pride. translation: i'm here as a frenchman because i was moved by this act which was done for france. and it is as a military person that he gave his life for all of the nation. france has plenty of stories from the past of romantic heroes dying
for each other and the country. now here is another, the noblest of deeds. and it happened today. hugh schofield, bbc news, paris. the first funerals have taken place in siberia for some of the 64 people who lost their lives in a shopping centre fire on sunday. most of the people who died in the city of kemerovo were children. relatives claim dozens of other people are still missing. moscow has declared a national day of mourning from where paul adams reports. in kemerovo, outrage has today given way to mostly silent grief. in this stricken siberian town, they've started saying farewell to those who died. among them, so many children. at the church of the holy trinity, one of 1a funerals taking place today. this for three members of the same family. ten—year—old masha, her eight—year—old brother kostya, and their grandmother, nadezhda. the children's parents
sergei and natalia. sergei's mother, visiting for the weekend, had offered to take the children out for a spring holiday treat. they all died in a cinema investigators say was locked when the fire broke out. the cinema was on one of the upper floors. in the smoke and the chaos, with the building collapsing around them, the children had little chance of escape. in moscow flags are at half—mast. it is a day of national mourning across this vast country. it's the fire, not russia's diplomatic isolation, that's dominating the headlines. translation: we shall overcome, though it is very difficult. translation: let us keep together. we won't listen to anyone, just be together and support each other. that in kemerovo, the first person to appear in court. nadezhda suddenok was
detained on monday. her company runs the shopping centre. she expresses her condolences, says she hasn't committed any crime. sergei and natalia agarkov have laid a mother, daughter and a son to rest. the city has lost at least 39 other children. across russia, checks have been ordered on similar shopping malls in order to prevent another disaster. pauladams, bbc news, moscow. two ireland and ulster rugby players have been found not guilty of rape charges. a jury in belfast acquitted paddyjackson and stuart olding in just under four hours, after a nine week trial. their lawyers say their careers have been "blighted" by the accusations. our ireland correspondent, chris page, is in belfast. two of the most high profile sportsman in northern ireland have beenin sportsman in northern ireland have been in court over the last nine weeks. eddiejackson was the island
leading points scorer in the six nations last year and stuart olding, with older rugby for the woman accused them of raping her in an u psta i rs accused them of raping her in an upstairs bedroom at the house of paddy jackson after a night upstairs bedroom at the house of paddyjackson after a night out in belfast back injune 2016th of the time she was 19. but the pair strongly denied the charges jury in the past hour or so has found them not guilty of rape. eddiejackson has also been acquitted of another charge of sexual sword. two friends we re charge of sexual sword. two friends were charged in connection with the case, the michael were acquitted of exposure and rory harrison acquitted of perverting the course ofjustice. it took the jury three hours and 45 minutes to unanimously decides to clear a ll minutes to unanimously decides to clear all the dependence of all charges. the three cricketers at the centre of the ball tampering scandal have been banned from playing for australia for up to a year. former captain steve smith and the vice captain david warner have each been handed 12 month bans. batsman cameron bancroft is banned for nine months.
smith and warner have also lost their lucrative contacts in this year's indian premier league tournament. joe wilson has the latest. a cricket ball in cape town, australia, roughed up with sandpaper. that was officially confirmed today. and so steve smith, the captain, is banned by australia for 12 months. david warner, his deputy, maybe the instigator, also banned for a year. cameron bancroft, the inexperienced player who carried out the tampering plan, given a nine—month ban. i think, under the code, it particularly refers to these practices in which we have made the charges and offered the sanctions as cheating, so i think people will want to use their own words, but cheating is certainly one of them that is probably appropriate in these circumstances. yes, well, australia's most famous sportsmen pursued through the airport,
cheating it is, certainly in the eyes of many around the world. cricket australia felt compelled to act. commercial partners have already withdrawn. david warner was the face of television sets in australia. lg will not be renewing its sponsorship. but if these players are toxic, they are not the first to bend and break the spirit of cricket. i think the reputational damage is bad because of how bad it looked on camera, and those are some of the big concerns about why the bans are there. i think a year is a very long time out of an international career. six months would have been fine for me. and there are global implications. smith and warner were paid riches by india's premier league, hundreds of thousands of dollars for a few weeks cricket each season — no more. they have been banned in india, too. steve smith was the clean cut kid, the breakfast cereal endorser, the embodiment of the astralian dream, the captain whose batting earned