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hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm shaun ley. today at 2pm. a police officer is killed while on duty in berkshire — a murder investigation is launched. ten people have been arrested. the prime minister says he's deeply shocked by the death well, the murder of pc andrew harper is mindless and a brutal crime and obviously all our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his colleagues. and we are still here where police are doing a detailed investigation to find out more details. as you can see behind me on the murder of pc
andrew harper. hope for 4,500 british steel workers, after a tentative deal to rescue the company from insolvency. coming up on afternoon live all the sport with gavin. england take early wickets but it is looking like an... second ashes test in australia. second ashes test in australia. thanks, gavin, and chris has all the weather. yes it looks pretty tricky for their cricket but we are looking ahead to the weather forecast for the weekend. and will be looking back at the infamous flood in cornwall. and will be looking back at the infamous flood in cornwall. thanks, chris. also coming up — the peculiar story of the abandoned wiltshire village evacuated 50 years ago, and that's remained uninhabited ever since.
hello, everyone, this is afternoon live. a police officer has been killed as he was investigating a reported burglary in berkshire. thames valley police say pc andrew harper died following a serious incident on a road near the village of ufton nervet. ten people have been arrested. borisjohnson has said he is deeply shocked and appalled by the death. a police cordon and behind it, a forensic tent, are all that can be seen this morning of what is now a murder scene in west berkshire. late last night, pc andrew harper lost his life here. he was part of thames valley roads policing proactive unit.
a local reporter, charlotte winfield, explains what we know so far. we know that pc andrew harper sadly was killed when he was attending a reported burglary. he was actually based at the abingdon police station. he was here, attending, as i said, a reported burglary. at the moment, there's a scene watch still in place and both of the roads opposite the a4 are closed and the a4 itself has reopened. the incident happened at the crossroads of ufton lane and lambdens hill, near the village of ufton nervet. details are sketchy but one unconfirmed report suggests the officer may have been hit by a vehicle. ten males has been arrested, between the ages of 13 and 30. in a statement from thames valley police, deputy chief constable jason hogg said:
the prime minister, borisjohnson, also offered his condolences on twitter. it is the most my condolences to andrew harper's family and his colleagues, who must be absolutely devastated. he was doing his duty, examining apparently what had happened at a burglary, and was killed in the line of duty. i am pleased that ten arrests have
apparently already been made, but we have to remember there is a human being here and a family involved and colleagues involved, and this is the danger that police officers face. as the tributes pour in, police are appealing for witnesses. this was near a busy stretch of road between reading and newbury, so they want drivers who were passing through the area last night to come forward. naomi grimley, bbc news. chi chi izundu is at the scene. and still a lot of police activity by the look is fit. indeed there are two police sites of activity here. the one you can see just beyond me is where the police tents have been erected. the forces are still doing detailed investigations to find out exactly what happened and how pc andrew harper died. behind me, just
the hunt beyond the camera, we can see police officers searching the house. and police officers and forensic officers are in the middle of the road taking photographs and measurements. what we know so far is that last night a pc andrew harper was here attending to reports of a burglary. we know there are reports that he may have been hit by a car, but that has not been confirmed by the police. thames valley police are due to give a press conference shortly over the next hour. we are hoping that we also know that ten people have been arrested. there are ages of 13 to the age of 30 and they are all male. thank you very much. and we hope to have more on that story as the afternoon goes on. we
are expecting a full response from thames valley police in the next hour or so. there is hope for around 5,000 workers employed by british steel, after the announcement of a tentative deal to buy the firm. the investment division of turkey's military pension fund — 0yak — has been given time to carry out detailed inspections, before potentially completing the purchase later this year. british steel, whose largest manufacturing site is in scunthorpe, went into insolvency in may after rescue talks between the government and the company's owner, greybull capital, broke down. our business correspondent emma simpson reports. greybull capital, broke down. our business correspondent emma simpson reports. greybull capital, broke down. our business correspondent emma simpson reports. for nearly four months, the future of british steel has been greybull capital, broke down. for nearly four months, the future of british steel has been hanging in the balance. here in scunthorpe, its main plant dominates the landscape and provides most of the work. today, news of a tentative deal to rescue the business.
it's a move forward from may when we were in a period of extreme uncertainty and obviously concern, to now where we have a preferred bidder and an announcement from the official receiver that they are entering into more detailed discussions with the hope of a purchase by the end of october, is extremely positive. the scunthorpe steelworks and its other assets in the north—east, are an important strategic asset for the uk. british steel employs around 11,500 workers, the vast another 800 on teeside. 20,000 jobs in the supply chain also depend on it. steel production in an industry that's been feeling the heat. this loss—making business was bought by greybull capital for a pound three years ago, but it collapsed. the government's official receiver took control and the search for a buyer began. ataer, the investment arm of turkey's military pension fund, has now clinched a provisional deal. sources told the bbc it was the best offer, saving morejobs. the next stage of the process
from our perspective is we now expect ataer to engage with us, present their plans for proper scrutiny. right from the beginning we've always said that this business needs to be kept together. the long—term future of steel—making in scunthorpe needs to be secured, and there needs to be an investment plan which takes the business forward and secures steel—making in scunthorpe and the north—east of england for generations to come. there is some way to go though before this deal is complete. and it's clear government financial support will be crucial to getting it over the line in the coming weeks. emma simpson, bbc news. well let's discuss this with the economist and financial journalist, laurie laird. good morning. it is afternoon here. what do you make of this news. good morning. it is afternoon here. what do you make of this newslj think it needs a lot more scrutiny. it isa think it needs a lot more scrutiny. it is a bit ofa think it needs a lot more scrutiny. it is a bit of a shock that this is a turkish state company. there are a lot more questions than answers. why... this is a business that
grable capital bought for a pound. the steel industry is worse than it was when it was bought. the interesting thing other car company manufactories. back industry is not doing too well. the prospects for british steel are worse than they we re british steel are worse than they were when grable bought this for a pound. so what are the turks buying? what are they hoping to do? they wa nt to what are they hoping to do? they want to double production but does the world need any more steel? we have to ask the question about how much the government is putting into this. there have been reports that the government is putting as much as £300 million into this. why are we doing this? on the question of steel capacity we know there is too much steel production worldwide. we also have this statement from resident from's security advisor earlier in
the week if we leave the european union and we do not have a deal may be mrtrump will union and we do not have a deal may be mr trump will lift the terrace applied to the eu and then turkey sees that in a sense the uk has a good investment for that reason. you have hit the nail on the head with there is too much steel capacity in there is too much steel capacity in the world. i would be very worried about getting into bed with donald trump. he has spoken about free trade deal but i think the uk needs to be very worried about entering into a trade deal with the us. 0ne of the reasons that the steel production lines are so distorted is because americans have but i have those tariffs on steel step inputs from its allies in the eu japan mexico and canada although they had been lifted there. i think the key to this deal would be what does turkey get out of this? remember turkey get out of this? remember turkey as a partner with the eu in
protecting migrants from going into the greater eu so turkey may be buying not so much a business but some kind of political ally. it could be a very useful ally post the eu. presumably there is room for some kind of synergy between british steel operation and the turkish operation. perhaps although cross—border... it operation. perhaps although cross—border. .. it is operation. perhaps although cross—border... it is not like they can advertise costs from turkey to the uk. i think that turkey really is buying a political ally here. i think the future of the steel industry is bleak in the uk and that is why people only paid a pound for the stuff. at the end of the day, the stuff. at the end of the day, the steelers like agriculture. it is a very emotive industry. we all feel a very emotive industry. we all feel a link with steel makers but at the end of the day this is only for to 5000 jobs. i do not want to downplay
that for the people who may lose theirjobs in the future but if we look at retail in the uk, that includes one in nine people. it is a much bigger industry. for steelmakers, it is not that in the uk any more. lets hope there is some positive news out of this when they do their investigations. but to speak to you again. have a lovely weekend. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has said he is "disappointed" injo swinson‘s response to his appeal to form a caretaker government to stop a no—deal brexit. the liberal democrat leader had said the conservative's ken clarke or labour's harriet harman are both prepared to lead an emergency government, but that mr corbyn would be too divisive. let's get more on this with our political correspondent, helena wilkinson. afternoon. corbyn getting the answer that he might have expected. do we
have a clear idea about what sort of conversations have taken place? we don't and it is important to point out that we have not had any confirmation as to whether they would agree to stepping as an emergency government if that vote of no confidence is successful. we know aboutjeremy no confidence is successful. we know about jeremy corbyn‘s plans. no confidence is successful. we know aboutjeremy corbyn‘s plans. what he says he wants a vote of no confidence in the government. if successful he says that he is the man to be the caretaker prime minister until a general election is called. however, joe swinson the leader of the liberal democrats has said that his plans is a nonsense. he would not get a majority other support to be able to step up to that role. she has suggested that two seniorfigures, harriet that role. she has suggested that two senior figures, harriet harman and ken clarke for the conservatives
who have been the longest continuous serving mps. joe swinson says they are very well experienced and established and would get the support of the house if the vote of no confidence is successful. they would be leaders, if you like, of this emergency government internal and election takes place. joe swinson said that she had talks with both of them and that they would be prepared to step into that role if that situation arose, but we heard earlier on from jeremy corbyn. he is in wales today and he said that he had hoped that she would have supported him. well, i am disappointed injo swinson's response. we are going to put a motion of no confidence in this government in order to bring about a general election so the british people have a chance the site on their own future and prevent a no—deal exit from the european union. i thoughtjo swinson supported that solution,
and i hope she will come round to it. he was also asked about the idea of ken clarke and harriet harman being the ones i suggested who would be the ones i suggested who would be the ones i suggested who would be the ones to lead the emergency government. jeremy corbyn was adamant that he should be the one to ta ke adamant that he should be the one to take the lead if the government colla pses. i'm the leader of the opposition, i'm the leader of the labour party, and under the normal constitutional processes in britain, when the government collapses the leader of the main opposition party is called upon to form a government and we are ready to do that. if principle is more important than the personality, then agreements can be reached around someone else, surely there is someone you could go with, or is there a cast—iron ‘no'? the principle is that the labour party is the main opposition party with an aspiration to go into government. i have been elected to lead this party by over 300,000 members and supporters of the party — we are ready to serve.
so we left of the situation where we have the leader of the labour party and the leader of the liberal democrats clearly not wanting a no—deal brexit to happen, however they cannot agree amongst themselves if that vote of no confidence is successful, how exactly they are going to be able to stop it. they are at risk, we are in the middle of august, not long to go until october 31 deadline, which is when boris johnson said the uk will leave the eu no matter what, that deadline is fast approaching and these two leaders are at risk of continuing these conversations unable to reach a compromise and being left on a situation where a no matter what, that deadline is fast approaching and these two leaders are at risk of continuing these conversations unable to reach a compromise and being left in a situation where an ideal exit from it sort of feels like the story of the last few months. people are unable to agree on something. thank you very much.
let me to bring you to breaking news from the united states. the us congresswoman who hope to visit israel who were banned by the israeli government. today they have said that they would allow the representative we can see here who had been subject to the van to to visit. she will be hoping to visit her elderly grandmother who lives in the occupied west bank. she has said that she is not prepared to visit the occupied west bank under what she considered to be impressive —— oppressive conditions imposed by israel. so she will not be visiting despite the government saying that they would allow her to go. making dispensation because her elderly grandmother is there.
you're watching afternoon live, these are our headlines. a police officer is killed while on duty in berkshire — a murder investigation is launched. ten people have been arrested. hope for around 5,000 british steel workers, after a tentative deal to rescue the company from insolvency. jeremy corbyn dismisses plans for a caretaker government put forward by the lib dem leader jo swinson as being too divisive. and in support they attempted to bowl australia out at lord's, taking three wickets in the latest on the way. ign is injured for liverpool. the 27—year—old was set to make his test debuting in cardiff but will now be incest on friday. more
stories in around 15 minutes' time. a man has admitted trying to murder a bulgarian teenager, in what prosecutors say was a far right terrorist incident. vincent fuller has pleaded guilty to four charges in relation to the attack in surrey, in march, the day after the christchurch mosque attacks in new zealand. richard galpin reports. hey, hello everybody, how are you doing? vincent fuller has admitted the attempted murder of a bulgarian teenager in what the prosecution say was a far right terrorist incident. the attack came the day after the fatal shooting of 51 muslims in new zealand by a white supremacist. shortly before vincent fuller started his attack in stanwell, he posted a message on facebook, saying, "i agree with what that he also wrote, "i am english, no matter what the government say.
kill all the non—english, get them all out of our england." he then went out onto the streets of stanwell carrying a baseball bat. at first, he tried to break into the house of a south asian neighbour. then he hit cars. he soon moved into a tesco car park, armed with a knife. he approached a bmw car with a bulgarian teenager at the wheel. he said to him, "you are going to die", and thrust his knife through the open car window, injuring the man in the neck and hand. but the teenager was able to drive away and get help. shortly afterwards, fuller was arrested. richard galpin, bbc news, at kingston crown court. a group of women who've been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer linked to breast implants are seeking compensation, by taking legal action against pharmaceutical companies and surgeons. worldwide there have been more than 500 confirmed cases of breast implant associated—anaplastic large cell lymphoma —
including 57 in the uk. 33 women around the world have died. 0ne leading plastic surgeon says that women are almost being used as ‘human guinea pigs'. lauren moss reports. ijust wanted to feel a little bit more womanly after... when mum of two linzy bromfield paid thousands of pounds for a breast enlargement, she hoped to feel more confident about her body image, but the boost it gave her later turned into a nightmare. i took my bra off and looked and it was massive. i mean, i couldn't get it into the bra. fluid had built up inside one of linzy‘s breasts. she had it drained twice, and tests then discovered she had a new and rare type of lymphoma. i cried, really cried. i was angry, i was hurt, i was worried i was going to die. i said to him, am i going to die? linzy‘s surgeon says her case is the first hecome across but it's not known how common the cancer is or exactly how it's caused. in 2012, the americans were coming out and saying it was one in a million. the australians are now coming
in and saying it is one in 3000. somewhere between the two obviously is the truth. i think if you look through the literature, there's been a huge amount of underreporting or misdiagnosis. tens of thousands of successful breast augmentations and reconstructions are performed each year, using silicone or saline inside smooth or textured outer shells. there are some theories that the cancer could be caused by a reaction to a textured surface or a bacteria. she was diagnosed with lymphoma... charlie's mother, kim phillips, was 48 when she died just months after one of her breasts became swollen. she was devastated. i mean, we all were, and i guess, to a point, you don't want to believe it and you just keep hoping that they are wrong. the pathologist raised a potential link between the cancer and kim's textured implants, but this was never proven, and it wasn't until the following year that uk surgeons were first warned of the risk. in december, one company, allergan, lost its european license for certain textured implants, and last month issued a worldwide recall of some products.
an independent panel is now monitoring cases in the uk, but those overseeing it are concerned women still aren't being made aware of possible dangers. women aren't being appropriately warned that these are not for life, necessarily, they have significant risks associated with them, and it does mean that we are using our entire population as human guinea pigs, almost. the uk regulator says, at the minute, any women with these types of textured implants don't need to have them removed if they've not developed any symptoms, but surgeons are meant to advise anyone considering breast implant surgery that there is a risk. linzy‘s been free of cancer since her implants were removed, but she needs regular checkups. other women and their families are left with many questions unanswered by a cosmetic industry worth millions of pounds. the uk is experiencing an epidemic of facial recognition systems, according to the privacy campaign group big brother watch. the technology scans
people's faces in crowds, cross—referencing them with data bases of criminals and terrorists. big brother watch says the systems are in use at various locations, including a shopping centre and a museum. it comes as the information commissioner's office announced it would be investigating a facial—recognition system installed in kings cross in london. our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones has more. the king's cross development in london has shops, offices and an art school, and this week the site's owner confirmed that cameras using facial recognition technology are scanning visitors. now, big brother watch says it has uncovered other examples of where the controversial technology is being used. the meadowhall shopping centre in sheffield has confirmed that it used it last year in two trials with south yorkshire police — one lasting two days, the other a month. and liverpool's world museum used facial recognition to scan visitors to an exhibition about china's terracotta warriors. the museum says it acted
on advice from the police, and may use the technology again, in line with guidance from the information commissioner. big brother watch is calling for a ban on its use in public spaces. essentially, they are all over the place — shopping centres, even museums, conference centres, casinos, and king's cross, as was found last week, so lots of spaces that millions of people go through all the time who are having their photo taken, their identity checked, their data being taken. we don't know what's happening with that data. and this is all happening, really, without us knowing about it. the use of facial recognition systems by south wales police is facing a legal challenge by campaigners, who say the technology is unreliable. but researchers say it can prove valuable. the main way this can potentially benefit the police is that it can seriously speed up their investigation time and the time it takes for them
to identify suspects. so, for example, people who are suspects and people who are wanted on warrants that they can't locate otherwise. the information commissioner has now launched an investigation into the use of facial recognition at the king's cross development and says it's deeply concerned about the growing use of the technology. rory cellan—jones, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. afamiliar a familiar image to me but i can't place it where are we? talking about a flood on this day 15 years ago. eight out of the last ten august have been much wetter than normal. this was about 15 years ago where the main river in moss castle burst
its banks and we had these cars just bumming down the river catchment and bashing into bridges and floating out to sea. when the rain started falling which was around about midday to four o'clock in the afternoon the rescue helicopters went in. that response from the army and the navy, in particular, saved lots of lives. there was also in august deluge of rain which kept raining for days when i was growing up. the amount of rain that they got out of it in moss castle itself was about 18 millimetres of rain in the space of one hour, so that is over a months worth of rain. is it still there i wonder? and near by location
had 200 millimetres of rain in 2a hours. so we're getting on for two 01’ hours. so we're getting on for two or three months worth of rain. what caused these floods if you look at the chart is that we had the air coming up in a south—westerly direction like this coming from the subtropics. a lot of moist air being drawn towards the south—west of england. these south—westerly winds and the friction is really important. when they come across the sea it is quite a smooth surface and the winds don't get affected too much but as soon as they encounter landis they slow down a little bit but not just slow landis they slow down a little bit but notjust slow down, they turn. that created a line of convergence where the two winds were bashing into each other and because the line of thunderstorms to form right in that location, and in a sense the
thunderstorms kept moving in a north—easterly direction but they stayed locked right over the moss castle area. so, it was really unique in the sense that it was the winds combining with the lands in the shape of the land in the sea. of course, the rest of this it is the topography and geology. hard rocky areas and steep valleys so when we get that amount of rain it does not soak into the ground it runs straight off and we get those torrents. you are not predicting this for this weekend are you? no, it is wet today but it won't do anything like that. this is what is going on with our weather picture as we look at the forecast expectations it doesn't on the scale of the boscastle floods at all. in the latest radar picture it does show an area of heavy rain extending across wales. that is likely to get
into north—west england. they are the areas most at risk this evening of seeing torrential falls of rain. 60 to 80 millimetres up over the high ground. that is enough to cause some localised water flooding. elsewhere across the uk, well, throughout the uk, it is a clear picture throughout the north northern ireland and scotland. but at least the weather will get a little bit brighter. in this bright moments we should see temperjust climbing to around 22 in belfast. 0vernight tonight, our area of rain does eventually clear out of the way, but it will be followed by further showers and it is going to stay pretty breezy as well. that will keep the temperature is up around 12 to 16 celsius. as the weekend goes, the area of low pressure we have today is still there. close to the scent of low pressure we will see some areas of rain affecting the north—west of uk. so rainford part of scotland but tending to merge together later.
afternoon. elsewhere, nowhere is immune from showers, they will be most frequent red western areas. eastern areas have the best of sunshine. best of 18 to 22 degrees or $0. sunshine. best of 18 to 22 degrees or so. the rest of the weekend we could see a weather front bring a little bit of rain, threatening the far south—east of england but should move on quite quickly for sunday. just a small chance of rain here. 0therwise another bees —— might another breezy day coming up. the weather looks rather wetter in scotla nd weather looks rather wetter in scotland and northern ireland. temperatures of around 17 or 18 degrees in northern areas, england and wales with some sunshine. we should get around 2122 degrees. there are signs of some modest improvements into next week, although still some showers around. and northern ireland with northern winds coming in. it is going to be particular —— it is going to be stickily warm but the temperature
should rise a little bit over the course of the week. it could reach up course of the week. it could reach up to 2a degrees in london but that is next weekend. a little bit of time before the attempt is build to that kind of weather. —— a little bit of time until that kind of weather. this is bbc news — our latest headlines. a police officer is killed while on duty in berkshire — a murder investigation is launched.
ten people have been arrested. the prime minister says he's deeply shocked by the death. the murder of pc andrew harper is a mindless and a brutal crime and obviously all of our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his colleagues. hope for around 5,000 british steel workers, after a tentative deal to rescue the company from insolvency. jeremy corbyn dismisses plans for a caretaker government put forward by the lib dem leader jo swinson as being too divisive. 50—year—old vincent fuller pleads guilty to the attempted murder of a bulgarian teenager by stabbing him in a supermarket car park. the scottish government is to nationalise the last civilian
shipyard on the clyde. sport now on afternoon live with gavin ra mjaun. england have got some wickets, but have they got the key one? at the moment it is the weather that isa at the moment it is the weather that is a big talking point. that is putting paid to any talking points from today. steve smith who scored two centuries in the first tested at the crease at the moment. it started very positively today. joffre archer is now off the mark for his test career, and this crisp brooks and stuart broad also added to that. as isaid, it stuart broad also added to that. as i said, it is the weather that is putting paid to any plans and is player suspended right now. we saw happen in the first is when smith was at the crease and he was very
much on fire. maybe this rain will dampen any hint of fire when smith resumes this afternoon. you can keep up resumes this afternoon. you can keep up with this on the website. and there's a goalkeeping crisis at liverpool, how has this come about? juergen klopp admitted that liverpool could face this goalkeeping crisis for their trip to southampton. it is after their super cup hero adrian saved the crucial spot get —— spot kick against chelsea. it happened in bizarre circumstances. a pitch invader ran onto the field whilst the team are celebrating. he collided with the goalkeeper and he is usually the second choice goalkeeper. the first choice goalkeeper only conceded 22 goals last season and the manager explained the predicament and how the goalkeeper i drank got injured.
when we are altogether a supporter chased us, slipped and kicked and adrian's ankle. it's crazy. i guess it was swollen. today i spoke to him and he said it's better. yesterday that was, but we have to see. there is no doubt about how much we love our fans. but if they could all stop doing that, that is the worst example ever. so big shoes to fill for the man who comes in. it could be this man andy lonergan. he has made over 200 appearances for preston north end. he has played for ten different football league clubs including leeds united and bolton wanderers. if you please against southampton he could be the oldest englishman to make a premier league deputy this century. the draw for
the women's champions league has been made in the last hour and the champions arsenal will meet fiorentino. full details are on the bbc sport website. pick of the draw is barcelona against juventus. bbc sport website. pick of the draw is barcelona againstjuventus. there is barcelona againstjuventus. there isa is barcelona againstjuventus. there is a doubt for the second rugby warm up is a doubt for the second rugby warm up match against wales on saturday. there were said to be a tester debbie but the player will be assessed on friday it isn't the same injury that affected him last sunday. andy moray will meet his brotherjamie in the quarterfinals of the men's doubles at the cincinnati masters this evening. that is after andy and his partner beat ryan harrison and his partner. they have faced each other before in 2015, andy moray has also announced he won't play in this month's us
open. that is so he can focus on the singles again. if you are watching yesterday, you will remember the footage of a tennis player smashing up footage of a tennis player smashing up his racket. he has been fined there. he was asked about what the worst punishment he has received for bad behaviour. i was playing a tournament when i was 14 in the czech republic. my mum and my grandmother came to watch and i swore during my match. my grandmother didn't speak to me for about three months, so the rest of the trip as well. i love my gran, she is the best. but when she didn't speak to me i was gutted about that. but i still swear on the court. it doesn't surprise me that. that is on the sport for now. let's get more now on the death
of a police officer as he was investigating reports of a burglary in berkshire. thames valley police say pc andrew harper died following a serious incident on a road near the village of ufton nervet. 10 people have been arrested. the prime minister said he was shocked and appalled by the death of pc andrew harper the murder of pc andrew harper is a mindless and brutal crime. 0bviously all our thoughts are with his family, his friends, and his colleagues. when i think of the bravery at pc andrew harper showed in intercepting those criminals, i think of the risks the police run everyday to keep us safe. 0bviously our thoughts are very much with pc andrew harper and our thoughts with his family and our sympathies for their loss. 0ther politicians have been paying
tribute to the officer, the liberal democrat leader, jo swinson tweeted saying police officers display incredible bravery by going towards danger when others would run away. my thoughts are with the family of pc andrew harper, who died doing hisjob last night'. chancellor sajid javid said ‘so saddened by this news. my thoughts with pc harper's family, friends and colleagues. a devastating loss' let's get more on this with danny shaw, our home affairs correspondent. do we know anymore the circumstances in which the police officer died? the details are fairly sketchy at the moment. we know that pc harper was attending a burglary at around 11:30pm last night. that was in west berkshire. we also know there was an incident, a serious incident at a crossroads. he is a traffic officer, he is based in the roads policing proactive unit. some information that i have had that hasn't been confirmed by the police is that he was struck by a vehicle, dragged
under the vehicle, from some distance, and then he may have been hit by another car. that hasn't been confirmed by police but that is information from a reliable source. it looks as though it is some incident with another car. certainly, work that has been going on the scene, the forensic work, the work studying things on the road and so on work studying things on the road and so on suggest there has been some kind of incident there. significant number of arrests in a relatively short time. yes, the police have made ten arrests. teenage boys, the youngest is 13, and men up to the age of 30. ten arrests of course it isn't unusual for police to make a large number of arrests. we may see over the coming hours and days, possibly some people being released without being charged. that isn't unusual. but clearly police are
treating it as the murder investigation at this stage. treating it as the murder investigation at this stagem treating it as the murder investigation at this stage. it must bea investigation at this stage. it must be a devastating situation for ppc -- pc be a devastating situation for ppc —— pc harper's family. be a devastating situation for ppc -- pc harper's family. his family will feel feel this really keenly. this is apps something they absolutely dread. —— this is something they absolutely dread. this is the first death of an officer on duty in this suspicious circumstances since an officer was killed in march 2017. however, we know there was two separate incidents in london and birmingham in the last week where offices were seriously injured and potentially could have lost their lives. this will worry offices on the streets doing theirjobs about whether they are properly protected, and the increasing numbers in police, 21,000
since 2010, and concerns about their safety. i think we are expecting a news c0 nfe re nce safety. i think we are expecting a news conference in the next hour or so. let's get more on this from matthew barber, deputy police and crime commissioner for thames valley. this is obvious and not an interview you would want to be doing in any circumstances, i know that you and your colleagues will want to pay tribute to pc harper, canute tells any more pc andrew harper western marco mack these are tragic circumstances and our thoughts and prayers are with pc harper's family and those who knew him. these are tragic circumstances. i can't speculate on any of the details around the investigation. i know from talking to colleagues at pc harper was held in high regard by his colleagues. i have seen comments on social media today talking about
members of the public who encountered him in the great respect they had for him. it is a reminder of how offices can be, how vulnerable police officers can be. it is important to remember that whenever a police officer has that uniform and has the risk that they go through every single day. they deserve our huge respect for doing that. we have seen sadly, pc harper has paid the ultimate price with his life. it reminds us why we should all value the work the police do and make sure we provide them with the equipment and the protection that they need. and the number of officers i suppose has been an issue in recent years. how has the force code with that? we have tried to protect those offices —— we have
tried to protect police officers, our thoughts are really with the family today and the responsibility is to bring those responsible for this terrible crime to justice. as you say, that will be the subject of investigation and i know we are going to hearfrom senior officers more hopefully this afternoon. hopefully they can tell is a little bit more about pc andrew harper, his service at thames valley and how the investigation is progressing. from your point of view, what role would your point of view, what role would you hope that the community would play in this given that this was a police officer who has given his life in service of his community in thames valley? yama absolutely, we are appealing for information related to the incident last night to come forward and contact police on 101 if they have any information. i think there is a wide field of support for the police force in
times of crises like this in the community will gather around the police family and show their support and respect for the job the police do. the police are part of the community, but is been a struggle to maintain that relationship given the limited number of resources. that is a lwa ys limited number of resources. that is always the case, police officers are just members of the public and most parts of the community across the thames valley the police are still held in high regard. maintaining that high regard is a challenge but it isn't just about that high regard is a challenge but it isn'tjust about resources, it is about making sure the police receive the respect from the public that they deserve and that the police behave how the public would expect them to. thank you very much for being with us on this sad day. we will bring you more on pc andrew harper's killing in the course of
this hour. we are expecting to hear from thames valley police shortly. the scottish government is to nationalise ferguson marine engineering — the last civilian shipyard on the river clyde. last week, bosses at the yard served notice of intent to put the business into administration, with 300 jobs at risk but the scottish government has now stepped in. 0ur scotland correspondent lorna gordon is at the port. some better news after a week of uncertainty. yes, we give uncertainty, in fact, uncertainty. yes, we give uncertainty, infact, in many uncertainty. yes, we give uncertainty, in fact, in many ways a couple of years of uncertainty. this has all come down to a disputed contract, a long—running dispute over to ferries for the state owned very company here. you can see one of the ferries behind me here. the original cost for the contract was £97 million, but it is a complicated bill, these are due fuel ferries and
a run on liquefied natural gas, and marine diesel. they are meant to be the first of their kind in the world and it has proved difficult. the originalfixed—price and it has proved difficult. the original fixed—price contract was for £97 million, and now it is expected to cost roughly double that, and that is complete them. the question was, who pays for that cost for the dispute between the owner of the yard, scotland's most successful industrialist, or the scottish government? today, the scottish government? today, the scottish government stepped in and said if no commercial buyer can be found over the next month, they will nationalise the yard. there has been a mixed reception, a qualified reception, the union is welcoming the move but is saying nationalisation is not a quick fix and there will be challenges and a limit to the amount of private sector work which the yard can now
compete for. the opposition conservative party here in scotland is very critical. they are saying the scottish government has bungled this and that the snp has no clue how much it would cost the taxpayer to run the yard or indeed whether they can complete the ferries. work here though are relieved. they are relieved that the scottish government is saying that the future of the yard is secure and theirjobs are to. thank you very much. in a moment we'll get the latest business news. first a look at the headlines on afternoon live. a police officer is killed while on duty in berkshire — a murder investigation is launched. ten people have been arrested. hope for 5,000 british steel workers, after a tentative deal to rescue the company from insolvency. jeremy corbyn dismisses plans for a caretaker government put forward by the lib dem leader
jo swinson as being too divisive. here's your business headlines on afternoon live. turbulent times for cathay pacific — it's british—born chief executive rupert hogg has resigned in the wake of the protests in hong kong. more in a moment. trading in the biggest shares listed on the london stock exchange was delayed for more than an hour, in the longest outage in more than eight years. shares in the ftse 100 and ftse 250 indexes were affected, although smaller stocks traded as normal at 08:00. trading resumed at 09:40am — the longest closure since february 2011, when it was shut for more than four hours. a blow to debenhams today — ted baker has announced it's ending its partnership to sell child ren's clothing through debenhams and is switching to next. it has signed a five—year deal with next, who will "create and sell" ted baker—branded clothes, shoes and accessories for babies and children.
is mr trump going to buy? is greenland for sale? greenland didn't know it was for sale. it is an autonomous region of denmark. denmark said isn't for sale, but the greenlanders aren't selling. in fa ct, greenlanders aren't selling. in fact, they have been pretty rude about trumper‘s comments. —— president trumper‘s comments. 0ne commentator is from a danish people's party spokesman. if he is truly contemplating it then that is final proof he has gone mad. that is
putting it out on the table there. i think also, it is terribly difficult to know if this a flippant remark or not that has been blown up by the wall streetjournal which is the only resource we have for this. we don't know if it's a joke or if it is serious. michelle, are people taking it seriously? it is certainly captured people's imagination here and in washington. this report by the wall streetjournal and in washington. this report by the wall street journal has talked about several dinners and meetings in which president trumper has flirted this idea of buying greenland. the foreign minister of denmark is saying they are open for business but they are not for sale. so it is unclear what happens next, whether president trump drops this.
but part of the reason people are taking this more seriously and talking about it as we are right now is that there is huge resources there. america has an army base there. america has an army base there in greenland and you can see strategically why the united states might be interested. it isn't even the first time america tried to greenland —— tried to buy greenland. just after the second world war it also did. people are saying is this president trumps attempt at an alaska president trumps attempt at an ala 5 ka style president trumps attempt at an alaska style legacy customer it is not resources, and it is getting greenerthan it was, not resources, and it is getting greener than it was, because of all the glaciers melting, is greenland going to be an interesting prospect for investors there i say? there are a couple of things. for denmark they'll looking at it both in terms of the resources but also the
potential for tourism. of the resources but also the potentialfortourism. in of the resources but also the potential for tourism. in the last few years you've had china trying to invest in greenland by building airports there. this was blocked effectively by the americans who run the army base there. you are starting to see that kind of geopolitical player going on involving greenland. a lot of this has to do with not necessarilyjust with greenland but with the arctic and the race for who can try to capitalise on that. so don't be surprised if you hear more conversation. all of this is a backdrop to which president trump is excited to visit greenland in december. watch the locals call greenland? i bet you don't know. december. watch the locals call greenland? i bet you don't knowlj don't know if i can pronounce it.
jamie, what can i say except for that bit of education. he wouldn't be the first. napoleon flogged louisiana to the eye did states. everything is up for sale. an abandoned wiltshire village is open to the public this weekend. the village of imber on salisbury plain was evacuated in 1943 to provide an exercise area for american troops and has stayed uninhabited ever since then. this year, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the village's history thanks to a new audio guide. south today's sarah farmer reports. exit the church into the light, even if it's grey. we'll stay here for a little while. soaking up the sights, absorbing the sounds. eavesdropping snippets of life across generations in this deserted place, so shrouded in mystery. take the turn to your left... wiltshire creative has designed a new audio tour, stepping
back through history as you walk through the village. what is really special about a headphones experience that it feels like it's someone talking to you, very intimate. as you follow the tour from spot to spot, you listen to a 360—degree account of the forgotten village. this place works hard as a training ground. you see green and white smoke billowing from the buildings, you can taste it at the back of your throat, the sound of shots ricochet around the walls, shouts, bodies concealed in camouflage moving out, moving on in war. from the very moment you put on the headphones and wanr through imber you're immersed, engrossed by the storytelling and experiences, but even the sound effects make you look up to find the source of the noise. it's a very powerful insight
into a village of such intrigue. isaid at i said at the top of the hour that the us congresswoman announced she would not go to the occupied bank in israel. she was going to visit her grandmother but she has just tweeted she cannot land in the state of israel to take that light and using her love of the city to bow down to their oppressive and racist policy. that is the us congresswoman enhancing she won't be visiting the west ba n k enhancing she won't be visiting the west bank after all. now it's time for a look at the weather. we got more heavy rain to come from the rest of the afternoon. heavy rainfor the rest of the afternoon. heavy rain for wales and north—west england. you can see able to in the weather fronts just working in england. you can see able to in the weatherfrontsjust working in here and that is going to be continuing to push its way northwards. we are going to see that wet weather
widely. we could see 60 to 80 millimetres in the system over the hills. there is risk of localised surface flooding and destruction as we head into this evenings rush. eventually the rain will clear eastwards out of the way but there will be further showers overnight for scotland, northern ireland and also part of ignoring them. —— northern england. that takes into the weekend and showers from the no —— showers from the get go. there will be a few showers particular across western areas on saturday afternoon, and perhaps north—east scotla nd afternoon, and perhaps north—east scotland as temperatures reach a high of 22 celsius. that is releases weather. —— that is your latest
weather. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm shaun ley. today at 3. a police officer is killed while on duty in berkshire — a murder investigation is launched ten people have been arrested. the prime minister says he's deeply shocked by the death well, the murder of pc andrew harper is mindless and a brutal crime and obviously all our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his colleagues. still continuing here, right behind me in ufton nervet to find out how pc andrew harper was murdered. in other news — hope for 5,000
british steel workers, after a tentative deal to rescue the company from insolvency. coming up on afternoon live all the sport — gavin. good afternoon. frustration at lord's as rain calls a halt to england's assault on australia's lead at lord's. also coming up — a cyber attack on the uk's biggest provider of forensic services leads to a backlog of more than 20—thousand samples. hello everyone,this is afternoon live. a police officer has been killed as he was investigating a reported
burglary in berkshire. thames valley police say pc andrew harper died following a serious incident on a road near the village of ufton nervet. ten people have been arrested. a cordon has been put in place at the scene near the a4 bath road between reading and newbury, at the crossroads near to sulhamstead.the prime minister has said he is deeply shocked and appalled. by by make this is the scene. police forensics specialists are having to deal with appalling weather conditions this morning as the weight rain has moved in. we understand that the officer died at some after 11 o'clock last night after being called out to a reported burglary in the area. he was a traffic officer working in west
berkshire. borisjohnson traffic officer working in west berkshire. boris johnson has traffic officer working in west berkshire. borisjohnson has led tributes from political leader saying he is shocked and appalled by the killing. well, the murder of pc andrew harper is mindless and a brutal crime and obviously all our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his colleagues. but when i think of the bravery that pc andrew harper showed in intercepting those criminals, i think of the risks the police run every day to keep us safe. 0bviously, today, our thoughts are very much with pc andrew harper and our thoughts are with his family and our sympathies for their loss. the prime minister giving his reaction there. the prime minister giving his reaction there. 0ther politicians have been paying tribute to the officer, ‘police officers display incredible bravery by going towards danger when
others would run away. my thoughts are with the family of pc andrew harper, who died doing hisjob last night'(ani)chancellor sajid javid said ‘so saddened by this news. night'(ani)chancellor sajid javid my thoughts with pc harper's family, friends and colleagues. a devastating loss' 0ur correspondent chi chi izundu is at the scene. we can see that the police operation is still very much active, well over 12 hours after this incident. what more do we know about the work under way at the moment? what we do know is that this incident occurred at about 11:30pm last night. police have been working throughout the night to try and find out as much information as possible. as you can see behind me, there are two police forensic tent still up. further down the road there has been a lot of police activity. what you can't see is that there has been police activity behind the camera. at a
redbrick house behind us 400 metres down the road it looks like there may be farmhouses around. a number of members of the public have been here to lay floral tributes to pc andrew harper. the mayor of london has also tweeted that every day we are kept safe by the bravery of our police officers. 0ur are kept safe by the bravery of our police officers. our thoughts are with pc harbour‘s loved ones and the police today. a number of forensic officers have been gathering pieces officers have been gathering pieces of evidence and taking pictures and markings on the road. we are hoping to hear from thames valley police quite shortly with an update on what the investigation has provided so far. as yet we have no other details but we do know that pc andrew harper was here from around 11 pm last night to record reports of a burglary. we do not know the
circumstances under which his death occurred but there are reports that he may have been kicked by a car. there are still in police investigating this. two has behind us. investigating this. two has behind us. ten people have been arrested and their ages ranged from 13 to 30. they have been taken to various stations across the thames valley, so the investigation into pc harbour‘s death continues. so the investigation into pc harbour's death continues. thank you very much. our home affairs correspondent danny shaw brought us up to date with the latest information surrounding the incident. the details that have been officially put out by thames valley police are sketchy at the moment. we know that pc harper was attending a burglary at around 11:30pm last night, that was in west berkshire. and that there was an incident, a serious incident at a crossroads. he is a traffic officer.
he is based in the roads policing proactive unit. some information that i have had that hasn't been confirmed by thames valley police is that he was struck by a vehicle, dragged under the vehicle for some distance. he may then have been hit by another car. that has not been confirmed by the police but it is some information from a reliable source. so it looks as though there is some incident involving another incident another vehicle, collision on the road and certainly the work that has been going on at the scene, the forensic work studying things on the road and so on would suggest there has been some kind of incident there involving vehicles. an significant number of arrests in a relatively short time. yes, the police have made ten arrests. teenage boys, the youngest 13 and men to the age of 30. ten arrests, of course it is not unusual in a serious incident such as this for police to make a large number of arrests. we may over the coming hours and days, possibly some
people being released without charge and so on. that is not unusual. but clearly police are treating this as an murder investigation at this stage. it must be devastating is a situation for pc harper's family, friends and colleagues. yes, the police family will feel this really keenly and you can see that from all of the messages. this is something that they will absolutely dread. fortunately, these types of deaths are very rare. this is the first death of an officer on duty in suspicious circumstances since pc keith palmer was killed in march 2017. however, we know in the last week there were two separate incidents in london and birmingham which officers were seriously injured, potentially they could have lost their lives and so this will fuel concerns about the safety of officers on the streets doing their jobs. whether they are properly protected
and certainly whether they be reduction in policing numbers we have seen, 21,000 since 2010 has at all contributed to concerns about their safety. we are hoping to hearfrom thames valley police shortly. let's have a look at the scene of this death it is ufton nervet in berkshire. it was the scene of a terrible train crash. it isa the scene of a terrible train crash. it is a relatively rural area but has the a4 running right through it. it seemed to be relatively busy last night. the police have a appealed for witnesses to get in touch. it happened at the crossroads of often
lane and in sulhamstead. that is where the thames valley training centre is and where our news conferences due to be held shortly. john campbell is their chief confident —— chief constable of thames valley police. he has been a senior officer of a number of forces in recent years. the chief constable will, is expected to be addressing very shortly and it looks like he has appeared at the centre now. this isjohn has appeared at the centre now. this is john campbell for thames valley police. this is a terrible day for thames valley police but it doesn't touch the loss that andrew's family and friends are feeling. i will read out a statement in respect of which the details will be familiar. i am able to answer some questions but obviously you'll be aware that this isa obviously you'll be aware that this is a life investigation, so we have
to be cautious about anything we say that might prejudice the investigation. please do not see that as dismisses or rude, that is the nature of the investigation. we are all saddened at the death of pc andrew harper. we were called third sulhamstead yesterday evening at 11pm. tragically, andrew had attended a burglary and was killed attended a burglary and was killed at the scene whilst performing his duties. andrew was a road policing officer who joined duties. andrew was a road policing officer whojoined thames duties. andrew was a road policing officer who joined thames valley police has a special constable in 2010 and became a regular police officer in 2011. andrew was 28 years old. 0ur officer in 2011. andrew was 28 years old. our thoughts are with andrew's friends and family who are being
supported by specially trained family liaison officers. to add further angst to terrible circumstances, andrew was only married four weeks ago. my thanks go to all those staff and officers who attended this incident as well as collea g u es attended this incident as well as colleagues in the fire service and ambulance service for their professionalism and support at what you can imagine was a distressing scene. i also want to thank friends and colleagues from the family who have been in touch with messages of support for the force. as a sign of respect, our flags are flying at half mast in honour and memory of andrew. a murder investigation has been launched and is currently ten people have been arrested on suspicion of murder. they are all male and aged between 13 and 30 yea rs of male and aged between 13 and 30 years of age. they are all in police
custody at this time. because we have ten people in custody, it would be inappropriate to provide any further details about the investigation at this time. what i can say is that we are working hard and did the —— diligently to establish what happened. i would ask the media not to speculate on the circumstances while we conduct the investigation. the a4, which is a main road in this area has since reopened. i want to thank all members of the community for their ongoing cooperation and i appreciate this traumatic incident will have a devastating impact on us all. we do appreciate your support and of course we are here to offer you support as your local police. finally i want to take this
opportunity to ask anybody who has information about the incident to get in touch with us or visit our website. if you wish to give information anonymously there is a number, oh 805 55111. thank you. what would you say to your offices... ? the fact that so many offices... ? the fact that so many of his colleagues were present at the scene is vaguely very distressing as well as them being professional police officers. we are making sure that we deal with their welfare as well. in terms of the officer's crewmate clearly will give him as much support as we can. anything that was seen or heard will be looked at by the investigators. i can't say at this time. what does
that tell us about the investigation? we had to establish the cause of death and there is a report taking place as we speak. at some point andrew has been dragged along by a vehicle. establishing the cause of death will take place over the next few hours. he was out of his police vehicle at the time. i am not aware that he was using a stinger. as far as i am aware he was in are police marked car. i'm not prepared to answer that in respect of the issue being around the
investigation. apologies for the questions being quiet. the full fa cts questions being quiet. the full facts a re questions being quiet. the full facts are being established. that was in the local area. i'm not prepared to go into the exact details of that for the moment. they have been arrested at different locations. they were arrested within an hourorso locations. they were arrested within an hour or so after the incident itself. i'm not prepared to say. we are not able to give that kind of
information at this time. that will be part of the criminal investigation but also with collea g u es investigation but also with colleagues from the forensics crash investigated shin unit. we will also keep an open mind about the events that may be involved in this. we have ten people in custody but if there are more people involved in this we will be investigating that. at this time, my understanding is that it at this time, my understanding is thatitis at this time, my understanding is that it is suspicion of murder at this time. highly regarded, popular member of the team. the unit that he was on area team the team. the unit that he was on are a team of officers that are very
professional, deal with a number of challenging policing environments. so we have experienced and capable officers on those teams. a significant loss to the force and also to his colleagues. whenever we have an incident that ends up in a death or serious injury of our officers we always go through a review. the primary focus is at the moment the investigation. afterwards, we need to make sure that if there are any issues we can learn from... we will always review what has gone wrong particularly in the circumstances. i'm not sure i said anything about them but they we re said anything about them but they were responding to the report of a
burglary. shortly before the officer attended. they were responding to reports of a burglary. whether or not it was still taking place, it depends what you mean by still taking place. but they were responding to the burglary. too early to say but obviously the police officer was responding to the incident and then has lost his life, so that will be established during the investigation. no. i'm not aware that he was. is policing becoming more dangerous? i think policing has
a lwa ys more dangerous? i think policing has always been dangerous. for all of us who have been in the police and some time, we know that we are already seeing an increase in violence towards our offices. in the last two weeks, we had pc stuart oaten from the metropolitan police who was attacked and an officer who suffered serious injury and we wish them well for their recovery. police are called out... in these extreme circumstances it has resulted in the loss of life. from that point of view, is policing getting more violent? generally, there is a challenge for society. it there are certain associated risks as police.
i have heard that for some time as an officer of 30 years that there is less respect for the police. there will always be those that have disregard for law and order and that is the what we are most looking to protect the public from. i can't talk about that in respect of the ongoing investigation. well, from a forced point of view these are circumstances —— from the point of view of the police force we all collectively recognise the risk to our offices and when something extreme happens it is something that the force reflects upon very
closely. 0bviously the force reflects upon very closely. obviously we have a responsibility to make sure that our offices are as safe and is well trained as we possibly can, but we know that certain things have happened and will happen that mean that officers are seriously injured. what we do in response to such injuries is that all those offices are dealt with as witnesses but also asa are dealt with as witnesses but also as a force we look after their welfare and you would expect there are some immediate things that we can do but some of these things take a long time to deal with and overcome. and then we have to manage both of those aspects, but we have trained members of staff from a range of departments across the force that we will galvanise in order to give the kind of support that they need. the officer was well known across the force, so it is felt very personally despite the size of the force, it is felt very
personally by the force in the uk. there were a number of officers that we re there were a number of officers that were eventually at the scene but i am not in a position to say who was where and when. i am not prepared to say who was there at the scene at the time. thank you, everybody. that isjohn the time. thank you, everybody. that is john campbell, cheese the time. thank you, everybody. that isjohn campbell, cheese comps —— chief constable of thames valley police taking questions about the killing of pc andrew harper. we learnt that he died when he was called out by another colleague to a burglary at 1130 last night. it took place in sulhamstead between reading and newbury. it is the junction of
afton lane and lumsden hill. the junction remains closed and you can see the police car there to stop drivers going on. and there are tents erected at the point at which pc harper would have been last night. we know that other police we re night. we know that other police were in attendance with the fire service and ambulance service,. what do we know about andrew harper? he joined initially as a special co nsta ble joined initially as a special constable and then became a full—time officer based at abingdon police station. he served... he had been married for four weeks and was actually due to go on honeymoon next week. they have published a couple of photographs on the sun website.
chief constable campbell paid tribute to the officer and said that asa sign tribute to the officer and said that as a sign of respect flags are flying at half mast at all police buildings. he appealed to witnesses who could help investigate the death of pc half bed to get in contact and with crimestoppers on oh 800 treble five treble one. we will now have more on the death of andrew herbert harper. there are ten males in under arrest in relation to the killing. barryjohnson speaking for the cabinet gave his reaction.
well, the murder of pc andrew harper is mindless and a brutal crime and obviously all our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his colleagues. when i think of the bravery that he and his colleagues showed i think of the risks that the police take every day to keep us safe. 0ur the risks that the police take every day to keep us safe. our thoughts are with his family and friends and our sympathies for their loss. time for a look at the weather. it is not a very pleasant afternoon out there is it? it is 15 years to the day that the buzz cattle flood
happened. here are the waters cascading through the village of boscastle in 2004. you may remember these. it certainly had big effects for the cornish village. you can see a car floating down the for the cornish village. you can see a carfloating down the middle of a smaller stream becoming a raging torrent. i remember the clear up afterwards, they were digging out the cards from the harbour so they had flowed out to sea in a number of cases. there were worries there would be a number of people trapped inside but that turned out not to be the case. we had a lot of rescue helicopters in this area at 4pm in the afternoon and that really did stop a bad event turning into a huge disaster because those helicopters from the raf in the navy plucked a lot of people from to safety.
from the raf in the navy plucked a lot of people from to safetylj from the raf in the navy plucked a lot of people from to safety. i drew up lot of people from to safety. i drew up in north devon when we had the flood and none of the newsreels taken on the night because it was pitch black but the village was pretty much wiped out and a couple of dozen people died. similar scenes. it reminded me of the geography of that part of the west country, the heavy rain in the geography can be really devastating. we can look at their the cause, on the day in question we had south—westerly winds and these wins had bought a lot of moisture from the subtropics so the air was very humid in any case. with the south—westerly winds. .. humid in any case. with the south—westerly winds... what happens with the winces, down to friction over the sea they go on a straight line but when they get in contact with the land with the topography
and trees and mountains, the land is and trees and mountains, the land is a much rougher surface and what tends to happen is that you get the wind slowing down and that backing of the wind that were forced to bash together and nowhere for the air to go other than upwards. and the storm clouds, normally when we talk about thunderclouds in the uk they would be about ten kilometres. these storm clouds went up to 40,000 feet. so they were another third higher. that is how powerful they were. so the thunderstorms were very localised. the fact that the wind stayed in that location for hour after hour after hour led to the storm is not moving and... buzz cattle had 88 millimetres of rain in an hour and a
half. in to hem 200 millimetres of rain in 24 hours. that shows you how localised that was. coming from the west cou ntry localised that was. coming from the west country i can believe that you could be in one part with dry weather and another part pouring with rain. there is nowhere for the water to go but straight down and it causes some catastrophic scenes. water to go but straight down and it causes some catastrophic sceneslj causes some catastrophic scenes.” ta ke causes some catastrophic scenes.” take it that is not in danger of repeating itself. the latest radar picture shows a bulge in the rainjust here the latest radar picture shows a bulge in the rain just here working on its way across wales and into northern england and that is where the heaviest rain will be. a rotten
rush—hour home. they could be localised surface flooding. it isn't out of the question to get something like 60 to 80 millimetres of rain. no rain in boscastle but enough to get some problems on the road. tonight the rain should clear away but there should be showers in scotla nd but there should be showers in scotland and northern ireland. the wind will keep the temperatures up so overnight lows between 12 and 16 celsius. that will take as into the weekend. low pressure is here. closest to the low pressure that is where the wettest weather will be. it will be a breezy start to the day for most areas and those winds will stay fairly strong for the rest of the day. a day of bright spells and passing showers for many others but for western scotland though showers will tend to merge together to give some lengthy spells of rain as we go through saturday afternoon. temperatures in the high teens and low 20s. it won't feel too bad at all. second half the weekend we
still have the low pressure. we have the local weather fronts moving on through these western areas and that is where we will see the wettest weather. rain at times for scotland and northern ireland, some showers for england and wales but the further east you go it will be drier. in the sunshine the temperatures will reach the 20s. there is north—westerly winds will keep the temperature low in scotland. internet we, still showers around for scotland and northern ireland but there are signs that the weather will become a little bit more settled as the week goes by. increasing amounts of sunshine. temperatures from 17 to 21 degrees in the south—east. the weather should be shared drier in the week. tempers could reach 24 celsius in the london area as we head into next weekend. until then, unsettled the london area as we head into next weekend. untilthen, unsettled with rain and breezy conditions in between.
this is bbc news — our latest headlines. a police officer is killed while on duty in berkshire — a murder investigation is launched. pc andrew harper was 28 years old and was married just four weeks ago. in other news — hope for 5,000 british steel workers, after a tentative deal to rescue the company from insolvency.
jeremy corbyn dismisses plans for a caretaker government put forward by the lib dem leaderjo swinson — saying they're too divisive. sport now on afternoon live with gavin. england have got some wickets but have they got the key one? the weather really has been the talking point of this test. england did manage to get some play in this morning. they took three wickets. jofra archer now off the mark, with his first test wicket. but if they don't get back out today, on what is the 3rd day of the 2nd test at lord's. it's looking highly unlikely they will get a result. this was how it was looking at lunch. they've not been back out since. archer off the mark. he got cameron bancroft lbw, in the morning session. usman khawaja and travis head also gone — but steve smith,
the man who scored two centuries for austrlia now at the crease. it might not mean anything if the rain means play is stopped still. before long, it will be bad later stopping play. gavin, there is something going on at the goal for liverpool. liverpool could see a rather unfamiliar face, in goalfor them, in their game at southampton tomorrow. jurgen klopp has admitted that liverpool could face a goalkeeping crisis.... after their reserve keeper adrian, who was their hero midweek in the super cup win, could be ruled out with an ankle injury. he was deputising for first choice alisson. .. it might be this man, andy lonergan. what a story this could be. lonergan made over 200 appearances for preston north end, and once scored a goal from his own penalty area for the club. he has also played for over ten different football league clubs, including leeds united and bolton wanderers
and if he plays against southampton, at 35, he would be the oldest englishman to make a premier league debut this century. all this comes as adrian was hurt, in bizarre circumstances. a pitch invader ran on, as the team were celebrating the win over chelsea in istanbul — and slipped and collided with the spanish goalkeeper. adrian — who joined from west ham this summer — was deputising for first choice alisson. liverpool manager klopp explained how it happened, and said fans need to keep their cool. a supporter kicked his ankle when he slipped. it is crazy. yesterday it was swollen, today i spoke to him and he said it is better, much better. yesterday, but we have to see. there is no doubt about how
much we love our fans. but they could all stop doing that, doing thatis could all stop doing that, doing that is now the worst example ever. chelsea manager frank lampard has said that social media companies need to more to stop players being targeted after striker tammy abraham was subjected to racial abuse. the 21—year—old striker was sent abusive messages after missing the decisive penalty in the uefa super cup shoot out defeat by liverpool on wednesday. tammy abraham wanted me to pick the last penalty, he wanted to be brave, but in the moment afterwards someone sitting on a keyboard has said the most disgusting thing is possible. i don't know how the platforms allow this to happen, it is too easy to be done. something needs to be done as well as people, obviously, changing their mindsets completely.
the draw for women's champions league round of 32 has been made in the last hour, and women's super league winners arsenal will meet italian side fiorentina while manchester city will face lugano of swizterland. glasgow were drawn against russian side chertanovo — while hibernian will face slavia prague. full details will be on website. the pick of the draw is barcelona against unseeded juventus. . .. ruaridh mcconnochie is a doubt for england's second rugby world cup warm—up match against wales on saturday. the 27—year—old was set to make his test debut in cardiff, but will now be assessed on friday evening. it's not the same hip injury that forced him to miss the win last sunday. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. let's bring you up—to—date on this top story today. that is the killing
of police officer andrew harper. pc harper, who was 28 and had been married for just four weeks harper, who was 28 and had been married forjust four weeks was scoring to the sun newspaper due to go on honeymoon suite. —— according to the sun newspaper due to go on a honeymoon next week. the road junction remains closed at the moment. you can see the release officer walking towards our camera. it is the junction and it is still shut with frantic activity despite the weather conditions. the police officer, accompanied by one of his colleagues, was called to the scene last night to investigate reports of a burglary. pc harper was a rhodes officer, road —— road officer. he had been married forjust four weeks
and the sun newspaper is reporting today that they were due to go on their honeymoon next week. the scene was apparently one in which a number of police officers, the fire service and the ambulance service were eventually in attendance. during the course of what happened late last night and into the early hours of this morning police arrested ten men, ten men and boys aged between 13 and 30 all of whom are currently being held in police custody. within the last hour the chief constable of thames valley police, joel campbell, spoke to journalists at the training centre not far from the scene. chief co nsta ble centre not far from the scene. chief constable campbell described today as an extremely dark day for thames valley and he said his thoughts are with pc harper's friends, family and
colleagues. we are all shocked. we gotten incident at 11pm last night. tragically, andrew was attending a reported burglary along with a crewmate and was killed the scene whilst performing his duties. andrew was a rhodes policing officer who was a rhodes policing officer who was based at abingdon police officer. hejoined was based at abingdon police officer. he joined thames valley police as a special constable in 2010 and became a regular police officer in 2011. andrew was 28 years old. 0ur officer in 2011. andrew was 28 years old. our thoughts are with andrew's thought and from —— friends and family. to further thanks, —— to add further thanks to, andrew was only married four weeks ago. our thanks
go to the police officer attending this incident as well as our collea g u es this incident as well as our colleagues in the fire service and ambulance service for their professionalism, support in what you can imagine was a distressing scene. i also want to thank friends and collea g u es i also want to thank friends and colleagues from the wider police family who have been in touch with their thoughts and wishes for the police. as a sign of respect our flags are flying at half—mast in honour and memory of andrew. a murder investigation has been launched and currently, there were ten people who have been arrested on suspicion of murder. there is arrested are all male, and they are aged between 13 and 30 years of age. they're all in police custody at this time. because we have ten people in custody, it will be inappropriate to provide any further details about the investigation at this time. what i can say is that we are working hard and diligently to establish what has happened. in addition to that, i would ask the
public and the media not to spec late on the circumstances of this incident whilst this investigation is ongoing. there is a watch at the scene of the incident on the roads remain closed. the a4 remains closed. another road has reopened. i wa nt to closed. another road has reopened. i want to thank all members of the community for their ongoing cooperation, and i appreciate this tragic incident will have a devastating impact on us all. but we do appreciate your support, and of course we are here to offer you support as your local police. i want to ta ke support as your local police. i want to take this opportunity to appeal to take this opportunity to appeal to anybody who has information about the incident who can contact us as soon as the incident who can contact us as soon as possible. you can call us on our 101 number or visit our website. 0ur number is also available via crimestoppers if you want to give that information anonymously. thank
you. we'll bring you more on that in the course of the next half—hour here on afternoon live. a cyber attack on the uk's biggest provider of forensic services has led to a backlog of twenty thousand samples, bbc news has learned. the company — eurofins scientific — was affected by a ‘ransomware' virus, which prevented staff accessing its computer system. police say the problem has now been resolved and emergency measures are being gradually lifted. here's our home affairs correspondent, danny shaw. well let's discuss this with professor ruth morgan, from the ucl centre for the forensic sciences. this is the end of quite a long saga about what was happening with forensic science, because the services that used to be provided in—house were put out to tender and
effectively privatised. what is the effectively privatised. what is the effect of that being? element i think we have seen a number of very significant impacts. i think when it comes to the market itself we have seen comes to the market itself we have seen that it is shrunk. it was about £120 million per year ten years ago, it is now like 50 or £55 million a year. we have also seen a lot of uncertainty creep into that market in terms of sustainability of that market. prices have been reduced in real terms. the amounts vary. conservative estimates would be 20 to 30%, others would be higher. what is been exacerbated through that has been the way that the procurement system works. increasingly we are seeing that the way these services are procured is looking at the way providers can provide services with quicker turnaround times and the cost that they are going to provide that over and above quality. that is
one of the debates and discussions originally made about privatising forensic science services. the government said that the whole point of having a market and competition was that it would create some of these benefits, but presumably one of the disadvantages has been delimited number of providers, only one buyer, i either police, and then you have an incident like this com pletely you have an incident like this completely unrelated cyber attack knocks the whole system out and presumably that it had an impact on investigations, prosecutions and all the rest of it? is certainly led to a shock to the system and is highlighted again that when a major provider is excluded from the markets that produces incredible capability and capacity issues that are very capability and capacity issues that are very difficult to absorb within the current market as it stands. is there to say that most police forces no longer have forensic science services? element on the contrary there are more that market in—house.
an awful lot of forensic services are now given in—house. particularly fingerprinting, and digital in some areas. actually, that has reduced the size of the market even more and made it even more unsustainable for private providers to enter that market. so private providers are really the ones who the police would send physical samples to and ask to check it and check the substances in it and additional things that they can't check for from their forensic officers on the ground when they find things? those providers will have entered agreements with the police to do this forms of analysis, offer dna, toxicology and digital in some areas and they will be long—term contracts with fixed pricing which enables the system to operate. but i can we have seen real challenges arise out of that.
particularly ones that have been addicted by the forensics science regulator intensive if you lose a provide at the impact that will have rather system in terms of capability, but also in delays in how samples are processed and the integrity of the samples. thank you very much. in a moment we'll get the latest business news. first a look at the headlines on afternoon live i want to bring you some breaking news. this is the german finance minister. you can see he is meeting savage javid the minister. you can see he is meeting savagejavid the chancellor of minister. you can see he is meeting savage javid the chancellor of the exchequer. to finance ministers meeting. breaking bad, establishing their relationship,. basically 0laf
scholz not giving any indication of any change in the terms of brexit. he said that the eu 27 stand united and that they are ready for also in arias. the best and only way for a withdrawal is a negotiated brexit deal, not the one that parliament has been able to pass —— the one that parliament has been unable to pass. there has been a document, a private briefing note the strip did among ministers in the coalition government in berlin which suggests that they are ready for a no—deal brexit they are not expecting any kind of fresh breakthrough in negotiations or indeed any actual negotiations or indeed any actual negotiations to take place. we will bring you any more we get on that in the course of the afternoon. right,
let's ta ke the course of the afternoon. right, let's take a look at the headlines. the police officer killed while investigating a suspected burglary was 28 years old and had been married just four weeks ago. in other news — hope for 5,000 british steel workers, after a tentative deal to rescue the company from insolvency. jeremy corbyn dismisses plans for a caretaker government put forward by the lib dem leaderjo swinson — saying they're too divisive. here's your business headlines on afternoon live. turbulent times for cathay pacific — it's british born chief executive rupert hogg, has resigned in the wake of the protests in hong kong. trading in the biggest shares listed on the london stock exchange was delayed for more than an hour, in the longest outage in more than eight years. shares in the ftse100 and ftse 250 indexes were affected,
although smaller stocks traded as normal at 08:00am. trading resumed at 09:40am — the longest closure since february 2011, when it was shut for more than four hours. a blow to debenhams today — ted baker has announced it's ending its partnership to sell child ren's clothing through debenhams and is switching to next. it has signed a five—year deal with next, who will "create and sell" ted baker—branded clothes, shoes and accessories for babies and children. we've talked about self—driving cars but what's going on with self driving ships? this is in plymouth — they are designing autonomous minesweepers and other un—crewed military and research vessels. the use of absolutely everything,
that using the minesweeping, the use of exploration. have an area just outside plymouth and it is called smart sound. they use it as a testing area to put out these autonomous areas in this testing area. it is an exciting project. it's all part of a drive to invest in what they want to call a coastal powerhouse and develop new technologies for the maritime industry. adrian bradley has been there to find out more. plymouth is a city with hundreds of years of maritime history. from the mayflower to this autonomous minesweeper, it is one of five parts of the uk earning up to £100 million a year of investment. we are creating clusters, hubs of businesses, academia and local government around the country in places like the southwest. we want to do that across the whole country, we need some government support help do that quick and faster.
this defence contractor is turning plymouth into a world centre for marine autonomy. here at turnchapel wharf, they are testing autonomous minesweeper is an submersibles so they can keep notary personnel away from dangerous environments. what they are hoping is for more projects like this where big defence contractors can work with british companies in the royal navy to take crewed submersibles like this and make them autonomous, taking people out of harm's way. what maritime uk hope is that by creating regional hubs they can get the skills, expertise and bring industry together to make this happen. what we have given the plymouth region is a place that we can explore and test unmanned systems out at sea. it allowed us to bring in best of breed, local partnerships, local enterprises, clusters, academia all together to make sure that the best capability is delivered for our armed forces. the uk government recently announced a £75—million investment in autonomous mine hunting technology — like the vessels being tested plymouth. the industry wants this
to be just the start. it is this plan to coordinate efforts that can help a country with rich maritime history build a blue economy for the future. that is a blue economy. it is a expression i have onlyjust heard recently. it is interesting, it is not just recently. it is interesting, it is notjust fishing, recently. it is interesting, it is not just fishing, it's recently. it is interesting, it is notjust fishing, it's lots of things. it's about high—tech equipment to be used to get into the sea equipment to be used to get into the sea in one way or another. when they finally opened, what happened on the markets? the ftse is up about 1%. the pound really is the most interesting thing at the moment, 1.21 against the dollar. the euro against the pound has changed as well. that's good to hear. jamie, thank you very much. an abandoned wiltshire village
is open to the public this weekend. the village of ‘imber‘ on salisbury plain was evacuated in 1943 to provide an exercise area for american troops, and has stayed uninhabited ever since then. this year, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the village's history thanks to a new audio guide. south today's sarah farmer reports. exit the church into the light, even if it's grey. we'll stay here for a little while. soaking up the sights, absorbing the sounds. eavesdropping snippets of life across generations in this deserted place, so shrouded in mystery. take the turn to your left... wiltshire creative has designed a new audio tour, stepping back through history as you walk through the village. what is really special about a headphones experience is that it feels like it's someone talking to you, very intimate. as you follow the tour
from spot to spot, you listen to a 360—degree account of the forgotten village. this place works hard as a training ground. you see green and white smoke billowing from the buildings, you can taste it at the back of your throat, the sound of shots ricochet around the walls, shouts, bodies concealed in camouflage moving out, moving on in war. from the very moment you put on the headphones and walk through imber you're immersed, engrossed by the storytelling and experiences, but even the sound effects make you look up to find the source of the noise. it's a very powerful insight into a village of such intrigue.
now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. hello there, this afternoon's weather looking different compared with what we had yesterday. for many of us the rain will continue to fall down, with some heavy downfalls in the earlier part of the day affecting part of west england and wales. eventually the rain will clear through overnight. the scotland and northern ireland will cease in passing showers but the reverend will be —— the weather will be not a cold night. the start of the weekend it isa cold night. the start of the weekend it is a bright start to many. there will be showers across northern and western areas merging together in western areas merging together in western scott into given lengthy spells of rain as we go through saturday afternoon. temperatures
reaching the high teens to low 20s. that your latest weather, goodbye for now. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm shaun ley. today at four. the police officer killed while investigating a suspected burglary was 28 years old and got married just four weeks ago. andrew harper was dragged along by a vehicle during the incident in west berkshire late last night. we appreciate this tragic incident will have a devastating impact on us all. but we do appreciate your support and of course we are here to offer new support is your local police. in other news — hope for 5,000 british steel workers, after a tentative deal to rescue the company from insolvency. jeremy corbyn dismisses plans for a caretaker government put forward by the lib dem leaderjo swinson — saying they're too divisive.
coming up on afternoon live: all the sport — gavin. rain is scuppering england's chances in the 2nd ashes test at lord's. they took three australian wickets this morning. but there's been no action after lunch. thanks, gavin, and we'll bejoining you for a full update just after half—past. chris has all the weather. coming up, rein around at the moment. the weekend looking much brighter with some sunny spells, breezy conditions and just a few isolated showers. a full weekend for gas coming up a bit later on. also coming up — a television first, we'll be live from an abandoned wiltshire village evacuated 50 years ago, and that's remained uninhabited ever since.
hello everyone — this is afternoon live. it's been revealed that the police officer killed while investigating a suspected burglary was 28 years old and had been married just four weeks ago. thames valley police say andrew harper was dragged along by a vehicle during the incident in west berkshire late last night. ten people, aged between 13 and 30, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. speaking in a news conference, within the last hour, the chief constable of thames valley, john campbell, said it was an extremely dark day for the force, and that his thoughts are with pc harper's family.
this is 28—year—old pc andrew harper. he was killed on the way to a suspected burglary. a police cordon and a forensic tent are all that can be seen today at what is now a murder scene. that can be seen today at what is now a murder scene. the officer was pa rt now a murder scene. the officer was part of thames valley roads policing proactive unit and the force is now investigating the murder of one of its own. we are all shocked and saddened by the death of our colleague pc andrew harper. at thames valley police, we were called to an incident on the a4 between reading and newbury at yesterday evening. tragically he was attending a reported burglary along with a crewmate and was killed at the scene whilst performing his duties. andrew was a roads policing officer was based at abington police station. he joined thames valley police as a special constable in 2010 and became
a regular police officer in he was 28 years old. 0ur a regular police officer in he was 28 years old. our thoughts are with his friends and family who are being supported by specially trained officers. to add further angst to the terrible circumstances, he was only married four weeks ago. the incident happened at a crossroads. pc harper was out of his police car when he was struck by another vehicle and dragged along the ground by it. ten males have been arrested, between the ages of 13 and 30. the prime minister boris johnson between the ages of 13 and 30. the prime minister borisjohnson offered his condolences. the murder of pc andrew harper is a mindless and brutal crime. all our thoughts are with his family, friends and
colleagues. my condolences to his friends and colleagues who must be devastated. he was doing his duty examining what happened at a burglary and was killed in the line of duty. as the tributes poured in, police are appealing for witnesses. this was near a busy stretch of road so this was near a busy stretch of road so they want drivers who were passing through the area last night to come forward. 0ther politicians have been paying tribute to the officer, the liberal democrat leader, jo swinson tweeted saying chancellor sajid javid said ‘so saddened by this news.
0ur correspondent chi chi izundu is at the scene. pretty dreadful conditions. do we know anymore about what happened? pretty dreadful conditions. do we know anymore about what happened 7m a press co nfe re nce know anymore about what happened 7m a press conference we got a few more details about what happened last night. we know that pc andrew harper was called here to attend to a burglary at around 11:30. just behind the camera is a redbrick house that has been cordoned off that we have seen two police officers walk down the lane with more police caught on tape, we think is recording up another area, because forensic officers have also been doing investigations at the side road here. pc andrew harper
stepped out of his crew car, he was with another officer, and that is as much detail as they have given us so far. we do know he may have been struck by a car and dragged by a vehicle, and as you can see behind me, there are still two police forensic tense up and about. police activity has been quite large here all morning. there have been forensic officers up and down the lane behind me and quite further beyond down the lane. from that press co nfe re nce , beyond down the lane. from that press conference , we beyond down the lane. from that press conference, we know that pc andrew harper was a newlywed. he had only been married four weeks. there have been reports he was due to go on honeymoon next week. he was described as a great loss, a significant loss to the force and his family and friends. we also know that a postmortem will be taking place, because as depth as they said, they know he was struck by a vehicle but they don't know the exact ci rcu msta nces vehicle but they don't know the exact circumstances under which he died. ten people are under arrest on
suspicion of murder. the age ranges from 13 to 30 and they are all male. they are at various police stations across thames valley. that is a very busy road, hence why police have made a fresh appeal. that is the scene from above where our reporter standing. as she says, that road has been closed and police are appealing for witnesses. although it was late last night and would have been dark, none there was a lot of activity going on in that period of time and place are clearly hoping that some of the drivers using the a4 may be able to come forward and provide them with more information about the terrible incident in which pc andrew harper died last night.
matthew barber is the deputy police and crime commissioner for thames valley. he paid tribute to pc harper. this is tragic circumstances and our thoughts and prayers are with the pc‘s family and collea g u es and friends who knew him both inside and outside of the force. the tragic circumstances, i can't speculate on on the details around the investigation but i know from talking to colleagues that p.c. harper was held in high regard by his colleagues and i've seen comments on social media today talking about members of the public who have encountered him over their career and the great respect they had for him. it's a reminder i suppose of how vulnerable officers can be in almost any situation in anyjob in the police service where they come into contact with the public. absolutely. i think it's important to remember that every police officer every time they put on that uniform has had that risk that they go
i think they deserve our huge respect for for doing that. and we've seen sadly that p.c. harper has paid the ultimate price with his life. i think it reminds us why we should all value the work that police do and make sure that we provide them with the equipment and the protection that they need. and the numbers of officers i suppose has been an issue in recent years. how has thames valley coped with that? well, it has been in thames valley as with elsewhere we've tried