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hello, and welcome to sportsday with me, will perry. here are tonight's main stories for you. it's another magical manchester united night in the champions league as they pull off the most dramatic tonight at ten... win at paris st germain. the increase in knife crime leads we catch up with 3 times grand to a promise to give police slam winner andy murray the resources they need. who tells us he's now pain free after hip surgery. the latest victim was a man in this but will we see him 20s, who was stabbed to death in east london this afternoon. at this year's wimbledon? -- in his —— in his 20s. less tha n the death adds to the rapidly—growing numbers, less than 50% chance of playing, of victims of knife crime, prompting this pledge from the home secretary. we've got to do everything we can, doubles may be possibly. i'm absolutely committed to working with the police in doing this, and could we see a new and we have to listen to them international rugby union league, when they talk about resources. theres a shake up on the cards, we'll have more on the government's we'll bring you the latest response, and today's emergency meeting between the home secretary and chief constables. also tonight... a muslim convert has been given a life sentence for planning to kill dozens of people in central london, including oxford street. how critically—ill patients in rural areas have to wait on average 50% longer for an ambulance than those take you forjoining us. in urban areas. only one place to start...
what a story in the french capital with the script written by the man ididn't who knows all about unforgettable ididn‘t do i didn't do this stuff! this is not moments for manchester united on the european stage. me! the singer r kelly denies multiple 0le gunnar solskjaer has charges of sexual assault, led his injury stricken side into the champions league in his first broadcast interview, quarter—finals after the most dratic ——dramatic comeback at paris st germain. since being indicted last month. 3—3 it finished on aggregate with united goinf through on away goals with a 3—1win at the parc de 0h, he has smashed it in! what a princes. 0ur sports nws correspondent andy swissjoins me. penalty from marcus rashford! and a thrilling turnaround with all the injuries, what a for manchester united tonight as they go through to the quarter finals of the champions league. and coming up on sportsday on bbc remarkable achievement in this man news — andy murray tells us he's pain free after having hip surgery. testate united team. pay by 2- nail, join us to find out what his chances are of making wimbledon. they seemed frankly like they had no chance, mission impossible, but they needed a good start and they got it. less tha n needed a good start and they got it. less than two minutes gone, a terrible back pass there. that gave them the site that they wanted, it was that they come back on. they good evening. faced with the increase in knife crime and the growing number
of victims, the home secretary has said he'll do all he can to give responded fairly quickly, that seem police the resources they need. fair, that might take that staying he was speaking after hosting an emergency meeting out of manchester united. putting it with chief constables from england and wales. it happened two days all day at that half an hour, so after the prime minister insisted there was no direct correlation between police numbers they let to— one at that point on and certain crimes. they let to— one at that point on the night. that meant one more goal, the latest victim of knife crime and they were going through. what is a man in his mid—20s, who was fatally stabbed drama. what seems to extract the in east london this afternoon. our political editor player's hand, awarded a penalty, so laura kuenssberg has the latest. another street, another stabbing, deep into stoppage time. united with another death, this afternoon in a chance to go through to the east london. quarterfinals. in my case, how cool no name in public yet for the latest was that. putting united through to victim of a knife, a man in his 20s died is all we know. the quarterfinals. look at those pst marcel had 1a stab wounds. basis, look at those reactions, that they have a some famous european but forjune addai, whose grandson nights but that is right up there. was killed in 2015... that was a comeback amongst all come he had some on his hands, some on his leg, one across his face back. everyone quest members the and his heart. ..this latest outbreak of violence is another day to ask when and how will it end? 1999 comeback, he seems to be the kind of guy, if he had thejob, we i felt numb, i felt
angry, i felt like i wanted to go there and get are not sure, but he has a certainly the people who done it. you live it every day, at the result like that. building it especially when you hear the police sirens. is going to be a brave man tonight it brings it all back, and when you hear somebody get him thejob now. missing to else has been taken, it's horrible. you keep saying, when‘s it going to stop? first—team players. really, most please stop. people will get him no chance. there enough is enough. isa people will get him no chance. there is a transformation at the those painful calls mean mounting political pressure. theresa may was home secretary when police numbers fell. those cuts blamed by labour as part of today's problem. the problem is that violent crime has doubled. the rise, mr speaker, has been driven by austerity, something the prime minister told us a few months ago was over. you cannot keep communities safe on the cheap. we are putting more resources into the police. this year... jeers it's no good members on the opposition benches standing up and saying no, you're not.
it is a fact that more money is being put into the police this year. that more money is being put into the police next year. the prime minister will hold a special summit in the coming days. but police chiefs were already in the home office this morning, asking in part for more cash for more people. there are fewer officers, therefore, there is less policing going on and there's more crime, so there is some sort of link. it's not the only thing that explains what's going on but it is part of the equation. the home secretary appears to be on board. there were discussions around resources, about how you surge capacity, especially at a time like this to build more confidence, to bear down on this serious violence, and where police are setting out a case and providing evidence for more resources, i'm absolutely listening to that. there are new conversations in whitehall about finding extra cash for the police, or at least moving more to the front line to try to make a difference. and the chancellor is due to give government
departments their budgets for next year next week. it is not so long ago that this department got an extra cash top up, and it's not clear that money alone would magic this problem away. one of theresa may's old rivals, who clashed over crime when she was home secretary and he was london mayor believes the changes she made to cut stop and search need to be reversed. so what the police need is strong political support that this is the right way forward, and they need, as it were, top cover. the person who has the most power to do that is the prime minister herself. yes, obviously, and i think the prime minister has said that stop and search is an important part of the mix but i think what police want to hear is that this is something that is actively supported. but no one politician can pretend to know it all, no one police force can make it stop, to know one family whose lives have been torn can be sure
they'll be the last. —— and no family whose lives have been torn. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. our home editor mark easton is with me. we are talking about the government response to the latest episode of knife crime, but let's put this in the context of previous responses? we have had moments of national soul—searching over violent crimes many times, and almost every time the government of the day will hold crisis meetings and an insane new strategy or initiative. after the riots in 2011, in 2012 they published ending gang and youth violence across government reports. in 2016 after a spate of horrible deaths, ending gang violence and exploitation. last year after rises in knife crime and gun crime, serious violent strategy was published. there is lots of good evidence and initiatives in these documents, but one spotlight moves
onto the next big story, the energy needed to keep this stuff going dissipate. in the serious violent strategy on page 73, there is a scheme called information sharing to tackle violence, a&e departments telling the police and other agencies when an assault comes into one of their wards. police can use that for intelligence led policing, often meaning they find drug dens, they can hide out, it really works and has been very effective in cities not only in this country but around the world. but the last time there were actual checks to make sure hospitals where sharing data was in 2014, and at that time 40% we re was in 2014, and at that time 40% were not doing that. there used to be cross departmental meetings in whitehall to make sure the initiative was being turned properly, and those ended in 2015. for all the strong words and
high—level meetings, i think the real question has to be whether the commitment to cross government action on violence will be on edge in the long—term. action on violence will be on edge in the long-term. thank you, mark easton. a muslim convert has been given a life sentence for planning to kill dozens of people in central london. lewis ludlow, who's 27 and from rochester in kent, was described by his own lawyer as naive and vulnerable. lewis, who called himself the eagle and the ghost, swore allegiance to the islamic state group and had identified oxford street as an ideal target. he had previously admitted, at the old bailey, to plotting an attack in the uk, as our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. i am the eagle and i pledge allegiance to dawlatul islam. the moment when white convert lewis ludlow swore loyalty to the islamic state group. we love death as much as you love life. i have nothing for this country. together with his islamic state accomplice in the philippines, this man, eyadzhemar abdusalam,
he was planning to kill up to 100 people in central london. it was the end of a ten year journey of radicalisation for the awkward young man. he's seen here with anjem choudary, who played a big role in drawing him into extremism. i used to be a fascist, a proper fascist. i mean, i used to be a holocaust denier as well. in this video he made, aged 19, he described his path from neo—nazism to radical islamism. counterterrorism detectives had watched him for years. he'd been through the government's de—radicalisation programme but nothing worked. last february, police stopped him going to the philippines where his is contact was based. then he was spotted by an undercover team taking pictures in central london. he is a man who has gone from spending the vast majority of his time in his bedroom at home online to somebody who is travelling into london, taking photographs of iconic locations.
that started to get the hairs on the back of our next standing up. counterterrorism detectives found the pictures he had taken on his reconnaissance trip on a phone he had dumped in a storm drain, including this picture taken outside the flagship disney store. police also recovered a chilling handwritten note ludlow had made. in it he proposed using a truck, perhaps with a home—made bomb on to ram into pedestrians here on oxford street. he said that way, nearly 100 people could be killed. he listed other potential attack sites too, including madame tussauds and st paul's cathedral. but his is contact was using encrypted messaging to team him up with someone who turned out to be an undercover police officer and ludlow was arrested. at first he denied everything. but then police showed him the video they'd recovered of his oath of allegiance
to the islamic state group. we love death as much as you love life. he is now starting a life sentence of which he will serve a minimum of 15 years in prison. daniel sandford, bbc news, central london. police say a suspicious package sent to glasgow university is believed to be linked to the three small explosive devices sent to transport hubs in london yesterday. bomb disposal officers detonated the device, and say no—one was injured. police scotland is now working closely together with officers investigating finds at heathrow and london city airports and waterloo station. a man has beenjailed for 16 years, for organising an acid attack on his three—year—old son. the father, who cannot be named, to protect the identity of the child, planned the attack during a custody battle with his estranged wife. five other men were also jailed for their part in the attack, which saw the child sprayed with sulphuric acid. critically ill patients in rural
areas have to wait on average 50% longer for an ambulance than those in urban areas. that's the finding of a bbc investigation into average response times for the most—life threatening, such as for heart attacks, in more than 2,700 communities. the average ambulance service response time in urban areas in england, scotland and wales was seven minutes 14 seconds. but for rural areas, it was 11 minutes 13 seconds. the nhs requires patients who need emergency care to be reached in under eight, wherever they are. 0ur health editor hugh pym has more details. siren wails. during the day we've done five jobs, covered about 160 miles. rural lincolnshire. ambulance teams have to navigate hundreds of miles of country roads to get to patients. after they have assessed what is needed... have you got any allergies that you know of? ..getting people to hospitals can mean more long journeys.
we're going to see a 63—year—old gentleman, an ambulance has been called out for shortness of breath. a] is a specialist paramedic who knows all about the challenges of covering such a wide area. rural areas, phenomenal amount of pressure. there's not enough ambulances for the demand that we actually have. we aim to have somebody with you within the next 60 minutes, or as soon as there is an ambulance available within the area. it's a familiar issue in most rural parts of the country, and ambulance service chiefs are trying to get to grips with it. there are some patients that will be taken unwell in rural, remote areas that, despite of our best efforts, we'll take longer to arrive than we would prefer. but, in those cases, our control room staff are highly trained and very competent to be able to stay on the line with the caller to provide pre—arrival advice, until the ambulance and paramedics arrive. hello there, mr rushby? a] is part of a scheme trying to treat people at home who would otherwise need an ambulance.
here he sees gordon, who is 90. how are you feeling now, then? i'm not too bad. ijust need to put these on your arms and legs, gordon, so if you just stay still, please, and i'll pop them where i need to. aj's experience means he can reassure gordon that he doesn't need to go to hospital. it's better if you are in your own home. it's very, very good to see that somebody‘s thinking about it... and trying to help. a] says his main aim is to free up ambulance teams to go on to other more urgent cases. if i can actually release the ambulance crew by saying that the patient doesn't need to go to hospital, they are then free to leave the scene so they are then available for any other case... satnav: you have arrived at your destination. ..that they need to go to, which will be stacked up. it's one answer to the challenge
of getting ambulances more rapidly to every corner of countryside communities. hugh pym, bbc news, lincolnshire. if you want to find out how long it takes to respond to emergencies where you live, you can go to the health section on the bbc news website, where you can enter a postcode, and find the answer, bbc.co.uk/health. the uk has been urged to table fresh proposals to the european union within the next few days to break the brexit impasse. eu officials said they would work nonstop over the weekend if acceptable ideas were received by friday to break the deadlock over the irish backstop. that's the guarantee of no return to a hard border between northern ireland and the republic. earlier today, both sides described the talks as difficult. in the us, the singer r kelly has denied multiple charges of sexual assault,
in his first broadcast interview, since being indicted last month. chicago prosecutors have charged kelly with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, involving four alleged victims, three of whom were minors at the time. and in the past hour, officials in chicago say the singer has been taken into custody following an unrelated hearing connected to child support payments. 0ur north america correspondent nick bryant reports. # i believe i can fly... r kelly is one of the bestselling musicians of all time. # i believe i can touch the sky... but last month in chicago he was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four alleged victims, three of whom were underage girls. i'm a man, i make mistakes, but i'm not a devil, and by no means am i a monster. today he went on american television to claim the allegations against him were baseless. is this camera on me? yes, it's on. that's stupid! use your common sense. don't. .. forget the blogs, forget about how you feel about me.
hate me if you want to, love me if you want to. just use your common sense. how stupid would it be for me to, with my crazy past and what i've been through... "0h, right now i think ijust need to be a monster and hold girls against their will, chain them up in my basement." have you ever had sex... no. ..with anyone under the age of 17? no. never? no. i have to tell you, it's so hard to believe that based on... let me tell you something... i'm going to tell you something... this was the first time he's spoken out, and he struggled to contain his emotions. i didn't do this stuff! this is not me! i'm fighting for my bleep life. y'all killing me with this bleep! i gave you 30 years of my bleep career. robert... 30 years of my career! and y'all trying to kill me. you're killing me, man! i hope this time we keep going.
no, we're going to... this is not true. r kelly has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him, but will a jury believed his protestations of innocence? nick bryant, bbc news, new york. illegal immigration along the southern border of the usa reached an 11—year high last month, with more than 76,000 people arrested — despite an increasingly tough approach by the trump administration. the majority of them travelled from guatemala. today, those policies were called into question by us senators in a hearing prompted by the deaths of two children who were taken into custody after crossing the border last year. one of the children, eight—year—old felipe gomez alonzo, who'd been travelling with his father, died in custody after getting an infection. the bbc‘s patricia sulbaran has been to his home village to find out what's driving young families to make the riskyjourney to the us.
a wake for a young boy. eight—year—old felipe gomez alonzo dreamed of life in the us but died after crossing the border. although he died in december, some of these boys have onlyjust found out. before he left he told his sister catarina that their dad was taking him to the us so he could study. he said once he had enough money he would come back for her. pedro was felipe's teacher. 12 children left the school at the end of last year. their parents thought they could give them a better life in the us.
this secondary school was built by a charity but there's no money to keep it going. children here stop studying when they turn 13. guatemala has some of the worst poverty and malnutrition rates in the region, especially in rural and indigenous areas like this one. felipe's family have gone back to the village and now his body is resting here with those of his relatives. although his death was a tragedy for this community, it has not stopped people from wanting to leave, even if it means risking their lives.
felipe's mum says sometimes they can't afford to buy firewood for cooking so they don't eat. in the future, felipe would have been expected, as the older son, to send money home to pay for electricity and running water. as long as the reward of life in the us outweighs the risk of getting there, guatemalans will keep choosing to leave their homes. patricia sulbaran, bbc news, guatemala. lorries trying to get to the uk from calais are facing travel disruptions due to an ongoing protest by french customs officials. union officials say the officers are concerned they haven't been given enough time to prepare for the possible impact of brexit — and are also unhappy about pay and conditions.
the northern ireland secretary, karen bradley, is facing calls to resign after telling mps that deaths at the hands of soldiers and police during the troubles were not crimes. her comments were criticised by sinn fein and other parties. ms bradley later returned to the commons to clarify her position — saying evidence of wrongdoing should always be investigated. let's talk about tonight's football. manchester united have reached the quarterfinals of the champions league, in a remarkable comeback against paris saint germain. united were trailing by two goals, after the first leg. but they beat the french champions 3—1 tonight, with a controversial late penalty. andy swiss reports. it wasn't quite mission impossible, but it was close. 2—0 down after the first leg, beset by injuries, surely manchester united had no way back? so how about this, then? an early mistake from paris saint—germain, and romelu lukaku suddenly made things very interesting indeed. was the comeback on? well, only briefly, it
seemed, as psg hit back. juan bernat restoring the cushion. but then another blunder. butter fingers from buffon and lukaku made him pay. it was crazy, chaotic, but united knew one more goal and they'd go through. cue quite jaw—dropping drama. in the final minute, a united shot struck a psg arm. the referee consulted the video evidence, and eventually penalty. step forward marcus rashford to complete the seemingly unthinkable. united through to the quarterfinals after an unprecedented champions league comeback. even by their standards, an forgettable european night. andy swiss, bbc news. martin parr is one of britain's most celebrated photographers, widely recognised for his images documenting changes in british society, for nearly half a century. in a new exhibition at the national
portrait gallery in london, he explores the concept of identity at a pivotal moment in british history. he's been speaking to our arts editor will gompertz. whether it's ladies dancing in margate, men preparing lobster pots in cornwall or someone supping a cuppa of alice in wonderland themed tea, martin parr has been photographing the british at work, rest and play for nearly half a century. this is st mark's road, which is in easton in bristol, and i came here last summer for iftar, which is a festival they have organised by the muslim community where they break the fast at the end of the evening for ramadan. he's spent the last two years observing and documenting the divided communities that make up brexit britain. a lot of the people i photographed, i didn't speak to. mmm. i'm not even assuming that they were in one direction or another. in a sense, i'm leaving it open for people to interpret how they like. often the iconography of what they believe in is often very similar to those on both sides of the argument. so, some of the cliches,
if you like, of british life that i've tried to capture, like postboxes and hats and fetes, would actually be, you know, both sides to the argument would be would actually be, you know, things that both sides of the argument would be very fond of. you've got to have the contradictions of british modern life, you know? we are a modern country and yet we are so... if you look at the establishment here, they are almost feudal. i love this guy here, you know, at harrow school. and here he is, he'sjust come out of one of these quirky sort of quasi—rugby football completely covered in mud, and literally half an hour later, here he is, i wanted to do a portrait of him as the head of the house. you take thousands... i assume thousands of photographs a year. thousands of them. and most of which are not very good. i mean, the great thing about photography, it looks so easy, you just put your camera up and take the picture, yet it's one of the hardest artforms to get on top of and actually
show your own personal vision through images and through your work. and what's the hit rate? if you take thousands a year, how many good ones are there? if i got half a dozen to ten pictures that are good in a year, i'd be very happy. i think, you know, to get a good photograph, you've got to have... you know, you've got to have a little twist, a little story that, you know, once you look at it and you realise there's something else going on as well. that's what you're aiming to sort of find those moments where the thing can reveal itself. when you see martin parr‘s satirical, colourful pictures of britain as a group, it's notjust individuals revealing themselves, but the personality of an entire country. will gompertz, bbc news. martin barre talking to will gompertz. emily is on newsnight in a few minutes on bbc two. 0n bbc one, it is time for the news where you are. good night.