06/03/2017 Crimewatch


06/03/2017

Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley present an episode tackling crime on the roads, exploring the devastating impact of dangerous driving. Plus there are the latest appeals.


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Tonight: the disabled former boxer, carjacked.

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The family man fatally attacked in a fit of road rage.

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And, the attempted murder of a police officer.

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Everything slowed down. Thinking, that's it, you've got minutes to

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live. Live for the next hour,

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this is Crimewatch. Good evening, and welcome to

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Crimewatch. Tonight we are investigating crime on our roads.

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So we've brought our Mobile Incident Unit

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to the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.

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It's where vehicles are put through their paces and subjected

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to all manner of safety and capability checks on the 70

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It's also used as a location for film shoots, including

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the record-breaking Aston Martin car roll stunt in Casino Royale.

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But, no matter how safe our cars have become, over 90% of accidents

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Many of these crashes result in serious injury and death

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New legislation has just come in to force doubling the penalties

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for drivers using their phones at the wheel.

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So later, we'll be putting Jeremy to the test to show just how

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dangerous texting whilst driving is.

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But we begin with a crime which, though a serious problem in many

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countries, is still relatively rare in the UK.

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Carjacking is the violent theft of a vehicle from its owner.

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It's dangerous and terrifying for any victim.

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Hard to believe, then, that a couple of weeks ago someone

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would attempt to do this to disabled former boxer Michael Watson.

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Former boxer Michael Watson is no stranger to adversity.

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He made headlines in 1989 when, at the height of his career, he won

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by knockout against Commonwealth champion Nigel Benn.

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The underdog has won, and he's done it in style!

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But just two years later, a fight against Chris

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Michael sustained a serious brain injury, which required six

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operations and ended his boxing career.

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My biggest fight was the fight of survival.

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Over the following 26 years, Michael made an extraordinary recovery.

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Despite limited movement on his left side, he went on to become

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But, less than three weeks ago, Michael's safety was back

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in the balance, when he became the target of a terrifying attack.

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That day, Michael was with his lifelong friend

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I grew up with Michael from the age of about 14,

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and I've always been close friends with him.

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I regard him as more than just a friend to me.

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We went to a restaurant, had a little meal, took a light walk,

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As they were driving, a white Mercedes pulled up behind them.

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We were just waiting in the traffic, and I just felt a little bang

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The driver sprayed ammonia into Lennard's eyes.

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Then both men attacked him and beat him to the ground.

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I landed on my knees, and I was still swinging,

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and they were just squirting more at me, kicking at me.

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One attacker leapt into the car where Michael was waiting,

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That's when I tried to escape out the car.

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The seat belt was still tangled round my shoulders

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I couldn't believe this was actually happening.

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It felt like my skin was peeling off.

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Lennard watched, helpless, as Michael was dragged several

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hundred meters along the road, before the driver stopped and fled.

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We got a message back saying that he's in

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The relief that just run down me, and the happiness that

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run back up, you know, is, it was unbelievable.

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Amazingly, Michael escaped without major injury.

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No bones were broken, thank God, especially that my

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I just came through with bumps and grazes.

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Somebody that does something like this has no respect for humanity.

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Well, we can speak to the lead officer on this case now.

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Superintendent Paul Clements, thank you very much for joining us.

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It is a shocking attack, in broad daylight, on a busy road, in Waltham

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Forest, a safe borrow. Michael and Lennard are still shaken and they

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have significant physical injuries and emotional from the trauma as

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well, that will take time to heal. You have heard from some witnesses,

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I know. But you are appealing for more? That's right. I would like to

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hear from anybody who was in the area of the Ridgeway in Chingford on

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the 16th of February at around 5pm, that's just a couple of weeks ago.

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The men squirted Michael and Lennard in the face with what we believe is

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only. I am dismayed at this level of violence and cowardice -- is only. I

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would like to say thank you and paste a short tribute to Michael and

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Leonard, who are reliving this now for the purpose of this appeal --

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they were sprayed with ammonia. You can see this white Mercedes, which

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originally was in front of Michael's distinctive Golf, it is a blue Golf

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with silver wing mirrors. On this particular shot, it is behind

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Michael's Golf. We would like to hear from the occupants of that car.

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It's a White C or E Class Mercedes with tinted windows.

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If you can help in any way, I would really urge

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Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

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Tonight's roundup of criminals caught on camera now beginning

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with the disturbing stabbing of a have-a-go hero.

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These two friends or in a shop in Bournemouth late on a Sunday night.

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An argument breaks out with the shopkeeper when they tried to buy

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alcohol. They are not happy, but eventually they leave. Once outside,

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though, things turned nasty. One produces a knife and threatens the

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shopkeeper. A passer-by steps in and tries to disarm the knifeman. The

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blade. The floor, and is picked up by the other friend, who, moments

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later, stabs the innocent have a go hero in the back. He has been

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sentenced to six years in prison, and the victim has made a full

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recovery. But he'll is his accomplice? Police need his name

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tonight. -- who is his accomplice. Look carefully at the top left of

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your screen. A motorbike is idling in the road in Peckham, south

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London. But what are they waiting for? Another camera reveals all. The

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robber in the high viz jacket calmly walks across the road. And then

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strikes. Rugby tackling a security guard as he leaves a post office

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with the takings. His friend on the bike is ready, and they ride off at

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speed with the cash box, leaving the security guard lying in the road.

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They fled with over three in cash, a stolen bike was later found

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abandoned. They may have hidden their identities, but somebody knows

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who these bandit bikers. A garage forecourt in Barnsley, and a lorry

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driver is making a delivery. But he is being watched very closely. As he

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goes inside, the thieves strike, taking cigarettes from the back of

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the lorry. Look at the top of your screen. The delivery driver spots

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them in their car and confronts them. And as he climbs into take

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back the loot, they speed off, leaving him hanging out of the door.

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They make their getaway with the petrified worker still hanging on.

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He finally escaped when the car stopped in a side street. But with

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him stranded, the thieves see another opportunity, returning to

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the garage and stealing yet more cigarettes. Who is the callous

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driver? Police need a name tonight. This man bought a district line

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train on the London underground on Wednesday evening. -- he boards the

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train. He takes a seat and talks to the people around him. Suddenly,

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without warning, he jumps up and punches and unsuspecting stranger in

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the face, breaking his jaw. Take a close look at him, who is he?

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It's well after last orders, and this pub in a small fishing village

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in Devon. So what are these men up to? As the landlord and his family

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sleep upstairs, the thieves make their way through the rooms

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downstairs. They don't seem to be in any rush, though. Going from room to

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room, before helping themselves. Police say almost ?4000 in cash was

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taken from the pub, and an adjoining small post office. It has left a

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family business devastated. Names please.

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Call on the usual Crimewatch number,

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08085 600 600, if you can name anyone we've just shown.

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Type CRIME, space, and then your message.

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Texts will be charged at your standard message rate.

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And remember, you can follow all of the developments

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during the programme on our live updates web page.

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Last week, new legislation came into force doubling the penalties

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for drivers caught using a phone at the wheel to six

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The new tougher punishments are aimed at reducing the numbers

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of fatalities and serious injuries caused by drivers

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So we've taken a look at the devastating impact this

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and other road crimes can have on people's lives.

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Cutting-edge technology means the cars we drive are now

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But it seems our behaviour behind the wheel hasn't kept up.

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In fact, road crime has gone up a gear.

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For the first time in years, parts of the UK have seen incidents

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Cases of hit-and-run involving casualties have risen.

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And CCTV and dashcams regularly capture the rage of road

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So, what's going on with Britain's drivers?

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One of the remarkable things about the psychology of driving

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is that law-abiding people, who would never consider breaking

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the law in any other area, will break the law

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In fact, a recent police crackdown caught almost 8000 of us

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Research shows that younger drivers are most likely

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to text while driving, so we spoke to some students

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I'm definitely not a danger on the road.

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What they don't realise is that watching them

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Last year, her life changed following a crash caused

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I've been in a vehicle where people are on their phone,

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maybe they are driving and they just quickly check a text.

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It's almost like it's not scary, because they are in control.

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I have Bluetooth, so I only really use it to change a song.

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Kate decides it's time to tell them what happened to her family.

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They were coming back from a holiday.

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This picture was taken on the way home.

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Kate's daughter Aimee was travelling with family members Tracey Houghton

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Whilst they were waiting in a line of traffic, a lorry driver,

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who was using his phone to play music as you were just saying,

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He was so focussed on his phone that he didn't see

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He was doing 50 mph, and they were killed instantly.

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Footage taken from the lorry caught the distracted driver

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People don't really think that skipping the next song can

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It can completely change someone's life.

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That's heartbreaking to hear, and you don't think about it

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You don't think you could injure or kill someone.

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Before this happened, I used my phone.

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Such a simple thing, just don't look at your phone.

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And the Government is listening to people like Kate,

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with new tougher penalties implemented just last week.

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Officers from the Road Crime Team at Staffordshire Police confront

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From the 1st of March this year, it's a ?200 fine and six

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And the option for an educational course is being removed.

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It shows that the Government is proactively targeting the offence

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and telling people how serious the offence is.

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It's not long before they catch someone in the act.

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I've come along and seen a phone in her left hand,

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and she's talking either talking to herself or somebody on the phone.

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Do you want to pull in somewhere safe for me?

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You need your phone on a handfree-type thing

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Maybe something that is linked into your speakers.

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There is no point just increasing the penalty, people have to

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understand why it has been increased and they have to want to change

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their behaviour. Dr Chapman uses a simulator

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at the University of Nottingham to study just how dangerous

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distractions at the wheel can be. The kind of thing you can spot

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really easily in the simulator is where people's attention

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is while they are driving. You can monitor their eye

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movements, you can measure You can see just how long

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they are doing something else, how hard their brain in is working

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on the other tasks they are doing The problem is if they look away

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and look back two seconds later, the whole road situation

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could have changed. In the real world, it's a constant

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issue for the police. People aren't concentrating

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on their driving - they're on their phones,

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updating Facebook, paying bills, It just becomes an extension

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of people now, mobile phones, and that's being transferred

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into the driving seat, They should be definitely

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kept separate. We followed you for

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quite a distance. You're holding the mobile phone

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in your hand, so would you have done But it isn't just distraction

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that can make people One of the surprises of being

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in a car is the degree of anonymity. You think you can do stuff

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you wouldn't do in normal life. One of the surprises from research

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is that normally mild-mannered people are prepared to be

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aggressive behind the wheel. Everyday issues can quickly

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become serious incidents. The driver of this car swerved

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to avoid these pedestrians as they crossed the road

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in Scunthorpe last year. A heated discussion followed

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but instead of driving off, he reversed and then purposely lined

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up his car to drive They were left with

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life-changing injuries. The driver, Mohammed Abdullah,

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has since been convicted of GBH and sentenced

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to six years imprisonment. In a road-rage situation,

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the perpetrator has got so involved in the driving situation that

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they've lost all perspective. Unfortunately, they are

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using two tonnes of metal But even when collisions

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are accidental, it seems that some Police believe that the driver

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of this dark car lost control before crashing into a 17-year-old girl,

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then drove off without stopping, leaving her

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with serious head injuries. The law requires you to stop

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if you've been involved in a road accident, however most people

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are not really aware of that. At the time of a road

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accident, that's not They're terrified, they want this

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not to have happened. They want to get away

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from the situation. Police are appealling for anyone

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with information to come forward. And unfortunately, such

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crimes aren't rare. In London alone, there were almost

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5000 hit-and-run casualties in 2015. Last year, Chanelle Higgins' life

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was changed beyond recognition when she headed home from a night

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out in South London. Shocking CCTV footage

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captured what happened. A grey BMW mounted the curb,

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sped along the pavement and knocked The last thing I remember

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was going in the ambulance and screaming about my legs hurting,

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my legs hurting, and trying to reach for my legs,

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and then blacking out, and waking up in a hospital bed

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with all tubes in my mouth, my neck, my nose, and they told me that

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I was paralysed and I had very If I'm honest, I just wanted

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to die there and then. I couldn't imagine myself

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without my legs and hands. And being confined to a wheelchair

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the rest of my life was just it was heartbreaking,

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especially as I have two kids. Police are still working to bring

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the driver to justice. If he had stopped and to check

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on me and my friend, a bit more respect for him,

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but as he didn't, There's a real paradox

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at the heart of modern driving. Cars are getting safer all the time,

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but we still have crashes at similar levels, and of course that's

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because of the driver. And with the human cost of road

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crimes so high, this is something Well, with me now is Kate Goldsmith,

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as we saw in our film. Along with the Assistant Chief

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Constable of the local Tri-Force Area - Simon Hawkins

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and the AA's Edmund King. Of course it must be

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incredibly difficult to talk about what happened to Aimee

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but you are determined to change this culture

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of using phones at the wheel? I am. It is just the heartbreak that

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my family are going through. There has to be some good that comes out

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of this, we have to change the way people behave in their cars. They're

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distracting paraphernalia around them. We mentioned increased

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penalties but you have to catch them and police are catching fewer than

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they did a few years ago. We have got our challenges but we have to

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protect the public and we will pursue people who use their phones

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on the road. Have you got the manpower to do that? We will look at

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things we can do, we encourage the public to use a dash cam and we will

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use every opportunity we can to make sure we stop people using their

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phones. The AA has put together an advert which compares the texting

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driver with the drunk driver and suggests the texting driver is maybe

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even more dangerous. It is quite shocking really but the facts show

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that if you are texting and driving you are twice as likely to have a

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crush as you are drink-driving, and the advert says you wouldn't

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drink-drive, don't text and drive so it's basically playing on those 20

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years or so of good drink-drive adverts that have changed attitudes

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and made drink-driving socially unacceptable. We need to do the same

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with texting and driving because it kills. So education is the thing for

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you? Combined with enforcement and the new penalties, I think the six

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penalty points, particularly for new drivers means they will lose their

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licence and have to retake their test so I think it's a combination.

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If you look at drink-driving and seat belts, all of the campaigns

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have had the real opponents and you need three elements to change

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attitudes. Kate, what is the answer? Quite frankly I think we should all

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be taking responsibility as drivers for our own actions, I don't think

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we should be relying on the police to stop us if we break the law, we

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need to stop doing it. Don't use your phone when you are driving a

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vehicle, simple as that. Simon, if a member of the public takes a picture

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of another driver on their phone, can you make use of that? Shouldn't

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they send it to you? Definitely. There are ways we can use that

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information and we can prosecute. So people should start taking pictures

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of each other? It is something we have done and we are starting to do

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now. It seems desperate, it is running away from you, isn't it? We

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are trying to re-educate people that mobile phone use is not acceptable

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and will take time but we will protect the public, that is what we

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are here for. Maybe the problem is people having phones in the car at

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all. Once you are in the car the best advice is to turn the phone

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off, put it into the glove compartment, and then you get rid of

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the risk, the temptation of the text or tweet. Thank you for joining us

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today. Now police, are appealing

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for witnesses to both of the hit and run cases we featured

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in our film. The first took place

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on 28th January at 6.30pm on Bromsgrove Street,

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Birmingham. They believe that the car

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is a BMW with a defective Officers are appealing

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for the driver to come forward and for anyone with information

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to call in. Detectives on the Chanelle Higgins

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case are with us tonight. They are looking for anyone

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with information on who was driving this grey BMW at 4.30am on Sunday

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29th May close to Scandals nightclub Please get in touch if you have any

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information on either case. Plus, it's worth knowing that

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victims of any crime can The urgent hunt for the gunmen

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who used an AK47 to try I felt something hit me, I looked

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down and saw the bone was hanging out of my arm. I didn't feel any

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pain but I ran for cover. Wanted faces first,

:28:00.:28:06.

starting with 35-year-old He was arrested by detectives

:28:07.:28:07.

investigating a robbery at a jewellers, where a quarter

:28:08.:28:16.

of a million pounds' worth He was released on police

:28:17.:28:19.

bail but didn't return Porter has numerous tattoos,

:28:20.:28:22.

including female figures He has friends and family in

:28:23.:28:25.

Lincolnshire and the West Midlands. This is Lisa Hauxwell, formerly

:28:26.:28:30.

known as Craig John Hauxwell. She was sentenced to 14 years

:28:31.:28:34.

for two counts of rape and seven charges of indecent assault

:28:35.:28:37.

against teenage girls, but didn't turn up in court

:28:38.:28:41.

for sentencing and is now The 48-year-old could possibly be

:28:42.:28:44.

living as a man as this She has links to County Durham,

:28:45.:28:49.

Leeds, Darlington and Dronfield in Derbyshire and speaks

:28:50.:28:54.

with a stutter. Face number three is

:28:55.:28:58.

David Kernaghan, although he also uses the surnames Burton,

:28:59.:29:00.

Connell, Leat, Lomax and Sackburn. He's wanted for questioning

:29:01.:29:05.

in connection to a robbery in which a 90-year-old woman

:29:06.:29:09.

was attacked in her home and The 50-year-old has friends

:29:10.:29:12.

and family in North London Finally for now is this

:29:13.:29:16.

man, Geoffrey Bonsu. Detectives in Essex think he may

:29:17.:29:23.

have vital information Bonsu is 34 years old and originally

:29:24.:29:25.

from Ghana but now has If you know where any of tonight's

:29:26.:29:30.

faces might be, please do get Calls are free from landlines

:29:31.:29:39.

and mobiles and we'll go through the rest of the line up

:29:40.:29:43.

a little later. The peace process in

:29:44.:29:51.

Northern Ireland has brought about a reduction in violence

:29:52.:29:53.

and the increasing normalisation Changes which make the cold blooded

:29:54.:29:55.

shooting of an officer in Belfast just a few weeks ago

:29:56.:30:02.

all the more disturbing. Incredibly, he survived,

:30:03.:30:08.

despite being hit several times Tonight, for the first time,

:30:09.:30:10.

we can show CCTV of the incident and hear exclusively

:30:11.:30:18.

from the injured officer. To protect his identity,

:30:19.:30:20.

his words are spoken by an actor. You go through a whole

:30:21.:30:28.

range of emotions. Thinking, that's it,

:30:29.:30:31.

you've got minutes to live. It sounds cliched, but it was just

:30:32.:30:52.

the thought of helping people. You build a rapport, and they do end

:30:53.:31:05.

up knowing you by name. That night, I'd been showing

:31:06.:31:11.

a new officer around, seeing where certain things

:31:12.:31:25.

were and just getting We'd been to a few calls,

:31:26.:31:27.

but they weren't anything While the officers patrolled,

:31:28.:31:31.

CCTV captured a red Audi A4 estate At around 7pm, it was seen

:31:32.:31:39.

again on Flax Street, We'd been out for a few hours,

:31:40.:31:47.

and we decided to get a cup The officers pulled up

:31:48.:32:07.

in an unmarked car. Across the street, in a disused car

:32:08.:32:16.

park, they were being watched. I realised that I didn't know

:32:17.:32:26.

how my colleague took his coffee. The gunman opened fire,

:32:27.:32:29.

spraying the petrol station I looked down, and saw the bone

:32:30.:32:45.

was hanging out of my arm. I didn't feel any pain,

:32:46.:32:53.

but I ran for cover. I thought I was going

:32:54.:32:59.

to die on that forecourt. The red Audi was later found

:33:00.:33:18.

abandoned in the Andersonstown I've kind of dealt with

:33:19.:33:21.

the physical side of things. The mental side

:33:22.:33:43.

of things haven't really hit me yet, There will be a time when it

:33:44.:33:46.

hits me, definitely. I'm joined by Detective

:33:47.:33:52.

Superintendent Kevin Geddes from the Police Service

:33:53.:34:02.

of Northern Ireland, who's Kevin, what do we know

:34:03.:34:04.

about who carried out this attack? That attack was carried out by a

:34:05.:34:16.

group who call themselves the New IRA. They are small in numbers, but

:34:17.:34:22.

they are dangerous. They have absolutely no community support, and

:34:23.:34:25.

in this particular attack there are at least as bike individuals

:34:26.:34:34.

involved. -- two individuals. The public are seeing this CCTV for the

:34:35.:34:39.

first time tonight. You can see the police officer running across the

:34:40.:34:43.

court as the bullets rein in. You can see from the CCTV and number of

:34:44.:34:47.

people filling up their cars with petrol, very reckless. It is

:34:48.:34:51.

incredible he survived and nobody is was hurt. A very powerful weapon was

:34:52.:34:56.

used. What can you tell us about the gun was yellow it was an AK-47 type

:34:57.:35:01.

of gun, similar to the one on the screen. We know this weapon has been

:35:02.:35:06.

used at least once previously to attack police in Belfast.

:35:07.:35:07.

Remind us of the timings, particularly of the red Audi?

:35:08.:35:10.

The Audi car was in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast at around about

:35:11.:35:22.

5:30pm on the Sunday. At 7pm and parks in Flax Street. After the

:35:23.:35:27.

shooting, it is used to drive the gunman away and is burned out in

:35:28.:35:31.

West well fast in Caldwell Gardens. We've got a picture of the burnt out

:35:32.:35:33.

Audi now. It is a red Audi estate car, 15

:35:34.:35:43.

years old. It only had one headlight at the time. Also in relation to

:35:44.:35:47.

this I can tell you there was a box of matches found behind the car.

:35:48.:35:51.

These matches are very unique, they are only sold in one garage,

:35:52.:35:56.

Maguires garage in the Falls Road. I believe that somebody bought those

:35:57.:35:59.

matches along with filling up a can of petrol. How was the offers are

:36:00.:36:04.

doing now? The officer is doing well. It's important to remember

:36:05.:36:11.

that this is not just an attack on a uniform, it is an attack on a

:36:12.:36:13.

person. Thank you, Kevin. Please do call now if you have any

:36:14.:36:15.

information which could help. The usual Crimewatch number

:36:16.:36:18.

again is 08-085 600 600. Or you can call Crimestoppers

:36:19.:36:20.

anonymously about any So, still to come tonight: The hunt

:36:21.:36:22.

for a road rage killer. Is he flashing you? What his

:36:23.:36:41.

problem? He's not going to get anywhere, is he?

:36:42.:36:51.

But first, we've more cases the police need your help to crack.

:36:52.:37:02.

Starting with an urgent appeal from detectives in Cleveland

:37:03.:37:10.

investigating the rape of woman on Friday. She was with her toddler on

:37:11.:37:16.

the seafront in Redcar when she was forced into a dark coloured saloon

:37:17.:37:20.

car. The mother and toddler were forced out of the car almost six

:37:21.:37:28.

hours later. Detectives say the first suspect who was driving the

:37:29.:37:33.

mail was a -- driving the car was a white male with short brown hair

:37:34.:37:38.

with the words love tattooed across his knuckles. The second suspect is

:37:39.:37:43.

also white, in his early 20s, around five foot five and had a local

:37:44.:37:47.

accent. If you have information, please get in touch using the

:37:48.:37:48.

numbers on the screen. Next, the murder of

:37:49.:37:53.

Ricardo Hunter, also known as Forty, at a pool party

:37:54.:37:55.

in Surrey last year. He was one of around 400

:37:56.:37:57.

guests at the house party in Headley near Epsom,

:37:58.:38:00.

overnight on the 24th of July. Detectives need your help to piece

:38:01.:38:02.

together exactly what happened to Ricardo that night,

:38:03.:38:04.

that resulted in him being shot That shot also injured a female

:38:05.:38:07.

party-goer in the leg. Tonight, detectives

:38:08.:38:15.

are releasing this CCTV It shows a man, who police

:38:16.:38:21.

believe to be Ricardo, Police want to stress they are just

:38:22.:38:30.

witnesses, but they'd like to speak to them,

:38:31.:38:38.

or anyone who knows There is a reward of up to ?10,000

:38:39.:38:41.

for information which leads directly to the arrest and conviction

:38:42.:38:45.

of those responsible remains were found dumped by the M54

:38:46.:38:47.

in Telford had suffered a blow They have released this information

:38:48.:38:52.

tonight as they try to piece together what happened

:38:53.:38:56.

to Surjit Takhar before his murder. Workmen found his body

:38:57.:39:00.

on an embankment next to junction four of the motorway on the 20th

:39:01.:39:02.

August 2015. DNA revealed Surjit's identity -

:39:03.:39:13.

he was a father of three who had been reported missing

:39:14.:39:16.

in October 2008. West Midlands Police can also reveal

:39:17.:39:17.

tonight that they've recovered Do you know anything

:39:18.:39:20.

about what happened to Surjit, and where he was between October

:39:21.:39:26.

2008 and when his body was found dumped by the motorway

:39:27.:39:29.

seven years later? want your help to identify these men

:39:30.:39:31.

caught on camera in a residential A multi-million-pound property

:39:32.:39:37.

was broken into on Christmas Eve The men are seen here

:39:38.:39:44.

a short while later, leaving the house and escaping

:39:45.:39:49.

with a large safe. It may seem comical, but jewellery,

:39:50.:39:56.

cash and watches, some of which are shown here,

:39:57.:39:59.

were taken, worth almost Do you recognise them,

:40:00.:40:02.

or any of the stolen items? In Leeds, officers Dave Lockwood and

:40:03.:40:19.

Tom Allen from West Yorkshire Police regularly search out foreign

:40:20.:40:23.

criminals wanted by police in their native country. Tonight, they are

:40:24.:40:28.

looking for a member of a serious organised crime gang involved in the

:40:29.:40:30.

manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs. The investigation has

:40:31.:40:36.

led them to this house. Where they found a Polish grandmother. She is

:40:37.:40:43.

wanted for some serious offences. There is nothing we are going to do

:40:44.:40:47.

bar arrest her and take Erin. If you were to see her out on the street or

:40:48.:40:51.

in the supermarket you wouldn't think of what we have been told she

:40:52.:40:53.

has done, I certainly wouldn't. Well, the woman featured

:40:54.:41:00.

there was Sylwia Anelia Sokolowska as she was being arrested

:41:01.:41:02.

in February last year. She was due to be deported to Poland

:41:03.:41:05.

to complete her prison sentence for producing and trafficking drugs,

:41:06.:41:08.

but was granted bail and has If you know where

:41:09.:41:10.

she is, get in touch. And you can see more

:41:11.:41:14.

on how police track down criminals home and abroad,

:41:15.:41:16.

in Fugitives, a new series which starts on BBC One at 11am

:41:17.:41:18.

on Monday 13th March. Now, I've come out onto

:41:19.:41:25.

this test-track area Proving Ground to see for myself

:41:26.:41:27.

just how distracting and how Simon Cook is a former traffic

:41:28.:41:32.

police officer and now a driving instructor, and he's kindly offered

:41:33.:41:40.

to test how texting at the wheel I'm going to get my seat belt on.

:41:41.:41:49.

How are you doing? Nice to see you. You are going to take me around this

:41:50.:41:56.

course. It is a circular track. We are heading round this way. You or a

:41:57.:42:01.

retired traffic officer as well. I was a traffic man for 19 years.

:42:02.:42:08.

Brilliant. I'm turning here left, is that right? Hard left. We are on the

:42:09.:42:13.

test track now. We have cones either side. Give me a little undistracted

:42:14.:42:20.

spin around first. Nice on gently, following to the right. You are

:42:21.:42:25.

paying complete attention to the job in hand. You can plan ahead because

:42:26.:42:29.

you are looking ahead. I can see your eyes are already working, that

:42:30.:42:34.

is a feature of good driving, your eyes working well ahead of the car.

:42:35.:42:38.

It gets harder because you have cardboard boxes on the corner. Now a

:42:39.:42:44.

little slalom chicane. We have a little cheeky right here. OK, I've

:42:45.:42:49.

got this covered. This bit isn't easy, but I've got it. Going right

:42:50.:42:55.

again. And then down the the final straight. Easily achievable when you

:42:56.:43:02.

are applying yourself. Yes. We're going to throw in some distractions

:43:03.:43:06.

this time. We are going to get you to respond to a text message or send

:43:07.:43:10.

a text message. Firmly enough, I dust heard it coming. The first

:43:11.:43:14.

thing is getting the actual phone out, I've got to do that. I've got

:43:15.:43:21.

to try and get a second gear. Hang on, Tina has just message me. Keep

:43:22.:43:29.

the car coming. Just hang on. First right here. Sorry, hang on, let me

:43:30.:43:38.

just... Sorry, sorry... I'm out of gear now. OK, really nice to hear

:43:39.:43:40.

from you. I took control just for a moment.

:43:41.:43:58.

OK, hang on... To hear... I'm just sending it now. Well, I sent the

:43:59.:44:05.

text successfully. Was that not very... Well, we saw what happened,

:44:06.:44:09.

it was a catastrophe really. You're not applying yourself, it's really

:44:10.:44:13.

simple stop white I'm quite used to existing ring will, but normally you

:44:14.:44:18.

wouldn't be there. I also operated the foot controls. It was my

:44:19.:44:22.

refocusing from the phone to be outside. Absolutely no problem. You

:44:23.:44:27.

have to keep your eyes in front of the vehicle. Looking further down

:44:28.:44:30.

the road is imperative. Simon Cook, thank you. Thank you.

:44:31.:44:36.

Away from those texting distractions, more wanted faces now.

:44:37.:44:42.

enabling those taking part to stay in the UK illegally.

:44:43.:44:48.

He didn't hang around to be sentenced to ten years in jail

:44:49.:44:51.

He uses the names Edwin Harry or Henry and also the nickname TJ.

:44:52.:44:56.

George is 44 and has a Nigerian accent and links

:44:57.:44:58.

to the West Midlands and across London.

:44:59.:45:00.

He also has the name "Rayella" tattooed on his right arm.

:45:01.:45:03.

Face number six tonight is Christy Dunn, although detectives

:45:04.:45:05.

believe this may be a false name as she also calls herself

:45:06.:45:08.

Avon and Somerset Police want to question her about a romance

:45:09.:45:19.

fraud in which a man lost over 180,000 pounds.

:45:20.:45:22.

Dunn speaks with an American accent and has links to the Bahamas,

:45:23.:45:24.

Do you recognise Kieran Bryan-Bartlett, who also calls

:45:25.:45:30.

Detectives investigating drug dealing in the Bracknell area

:45:31.:45:34.

of Berkshire believe he may have important information

:45:35.:45:36.

He has a tattoo of a flower on his left wrist and another

:45:37.:45:43.

He's known to stay in Bracknell, Hove, Reading and Brent.

:45:44.:45:49.

Finally we have Walikhan Sultan-Khal.

:45:50.:45:52.

Detectives in the West Midlands investigating the rape of a teenage

:45:53.:45:55.

girl, and trafficking offences would urgently like to speak to him.

:45:56.:45:59.

The 25-year-old has links to Coventry and across London.

:46:00.:46:04.

If you know where any of the faces are, then get in touch

:46:05.:46:07.

You can find all the details on our website alongside more people

:46:08.:46:14.

Updates on previous cases now and last week we showed a special

:46:15.:46:22.

programme on the national operation co-ordinating non-recent child

:46:23.:46:26.

abuse investigations across the UK. Well, the response was incredible.

:46:27.:46:32.

In fact there were more callers to the Crimewatch and specialist

:46:33.:46:42.

Over 1,000 calls were made, many from survivors who've

:46:43.:46:44.

And please remember that NSPCC number is open 24/7

:46:45.:46:52.

so if you still need help call in on 0808 800 5000.

:46:53.:46:58.

Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

:46:59.:47:01.

Back in 2001 we featured the shocking kidnap

:47:02.:47:03.

She was taken from the village of Barton under-Needwood

:47:04.:47:08.

in Staffordshire and later found abandoned and extremely

:47:09.:47:13.

distressed two miles away. Well earlier this month,

:47:14.:47:15.

72-year-old Arnold Baxter from Rugby pleaded guilty to kidnap

:47:16.:47:17.

and indecent assault and was jailed for nine years.

:47:18.:47:22.

He was caught after a DNA sample taken when he was arrested

:47:23.:47:29.

for drink-driving, matched one found on the little girl's

:47:30.:47:31.

clothing 15 years earlier. And your info has helped

:47:32.:47:34.

to put a number of wanted faces behind bars.

:47:35.:47:36.

Including these two, Paul Silverthorn and Leila Kassam.

:47:37.:47:41.

We asked for your help to find them in September after they'd been

:47:42.:47:44.

convicted of child sex offences but went on the run.

:47:45.:47:48.

Well, a farm worker who met them in Ibiza checked

:47:49.:47:51.

the Crimewatch website, recognised them and

:47:52.:47:52.

Both were brought back to the UK and Silverthorn is now serving

:47:53.:47:56.

Kassam will spend the next four years behind bars.

:47:57.:48:02.

Tonight we've been looking at the devastating impact

:48:03.:48:09.

Our next case is an extreme example of road rage.

:48:10.:48:15.

All the more tragic because it ended with the murder

:48:16.:48:20.

A married father of four young children.

:48:21.:48:54.

He were a bit of a joker, liked to tell jokes all the time.

:48:55.:49:12.

Always, always talking and joking about with folk.

:49:13.:49:54.

He's not going to go anywhere, is he?

:49:55.:50:13.

Just pull over, let's see what he's doing.

:50:14.:50:15.

No, it's all right, just pull over here.

:50:16.:50:24.

You were swerving all over the place.

:50:25.:50:33.

I nearly hit you like three or four times!

:50:34.:50:44.

I really didn't understand what had happened.

:50:45.:51:22.

Were in hospital, and that he were poorly.

:51:23.:51:27.

And me dad were on a bed, he had a tube down his throat.

:51:28.:51:36.

I'll never forget that the machines beeped all the time.

:51:37.:51:39.

Like a beeping noise all the time, which just stayed with me forever.

:51:40.:51:44.

I think knowing that you've got to say goodbye to somebody,

:51:45.:51:48.

knowing that they were going to turn that machine off, and that

:51:49.:51:51.

you are never going to see that person again...

:51:52.:51:53.

Well, Linda is here now in the studio.

:51:54.:52:12.

I know the memories are very raw and very recent for you.

:52:13.:52:17.

It was a tragic end to what would have been an otherwise

:52:18.:52:19.

Bloke just came up to car window and smashed it.

:52:20.:52:26.

Our Peter were getting out of the car.

:52:27.:52:32.

And this bloke hit him over the head, twice.

:52:33.:52:37.

And when I got out, he were on the floor.

:52:38.:52:39.

And we managed to get him to Pinderfields Hospital.

:52:40.:52:43.

Linda, I know, and thank you very much for coming

:52:44.:52:46.

This is an undetected cold case murder.

:52:47.:53:03.

And our commitment to the family is that we will continue to resolve

:53:04.:53:06.

this matter for them, to give them the closure

:53:07.:53:08.

they need as a family, to understand what happened

:53:09.:53:10.

and to bring the offender to justice.

:53:11.:53:12.

This particular box contains documents in relation

:53:13.:53:14.

to the original investigation, such as photographs

:53:15.:53:17.

Er, drawings, details in relation to vehicles that were investigated.

:53:18.:53:28.

An Avia watch was recovered at the scene - we don't believe

:53:29.:53:31.

It may well have been the watch of the suspect.

:53:32.:53:36.

That could be the vital piece of evidence that

:53:37.:53:38.

Peter has lost his life, four children have grown

:53:39.:53:46.

They need to understand what happened.

:53:47.:53:54.

I feel for me children, they have never known their granddad.

:53:55.:53:57.

They are never going to know their granddad.

:53:58.:53:59.

They've never had chance to have a granddad.

:54:00.:54:02.

Everything has been taken away from us really.

:54:03.:54:05.

I could walk by this person every day.

:54:06.:54:07.

I'm joined by DCI Jim Dunkerley, who is leading the cold case review

:54:08.:54:23.

Dreadful to see the effect of the family. 21 years ago but you're

:54:24.:54:36.

hopeful? Yes, we have advances in forensic science, but after 20 years

:54:37.:54:40.

there are people out there who know who did this. 20 years down the

:54:41.:54:44.

line, loyalties have changed and people might be able to come forward

:54:45.:54:47.

and give the information that they felt they couldn't do in the past.

:54:48.:54:52.

We have seen how it has affected the family on the film. Let's talk about

:54:53.:54:56.

the area where it happened, fairly rural I gather. Yes, this is Garmil

:54:57.:55:05.

Lane near Fitzwilliam to the south of Wakefield. I believe the answer

:55:06.:55:12.

is in that community. What we know about the attacker? Described as a

:55:13.:55:24.

white male, 20 to 30 years old with a local accent. Using a small

:55:25.:55:28.

vehicle, possibly a Maestro and wearing the watch we saw. And you

:55:29.:55:33.

think you have an idea about the weapon that was used? Yes, it has

:55:34.:55:41.

been described as a wooden bat, possibly an Indian club, or rounders

:55:42.:55:48.

bat. The image on the screen gives an indication of what it might look

:55:49.:55:51.

like. Take another look at the e-fit.

:55:52.:55:57.

If you can name him or help in any way with this case

:55:58.:56:00.

I urge you to get in touch using the numbers on screen.

:56:01.:56:02.

Just time for a quick update on tonight's other cases.

:56:03.:56:05.

Paul, you have been taking calls on the carjacking of Michael Watson?

:56:06.:56:11.

Yes, we have had sightings of the white Mercedes. I would like to say

:56:12.:56:17.

we are looking for two black men, the suspect the eyewitness said, and

:56:18.:56:21.

it happened in Chingford, east London on the 16th of February at

:56:22.:56:28.

about 5pm. They are recovering from serious injury so we need to find

:56:29.:56:32.

out who was responsible. Yes, they both said what they want out of this

:56:33.:56:36.

is to get those people in prison so they cannot do this to anybody else.

:56:37.:56:41.

Thank you, and Kevin you have been taking calls on the attempted murder

:56:42.:56:45.

of the police officer in Northern Ireland. Yes, I still need more

:56:46.:56:50.

information. I need to know who was involved, in particular who was the

:56:51.:56:54.

gunman, where the gun is so we can get it off the street and help keep

:56:55.:56:59.

people safe, and I need to know the movements of the car, particularly

:57:00.:57:04.

in January. Before we mention taking pictures of other drivers, of course

:57:05.:57:08.

we meant pedestrians. Please keep your calls coming in.

:57:09.:57:09.

Well that's just about all we have for you on what looks to have been

:57:10.:57:13.

Yes, and remember you can head over right now to the Crimewatch website

:57:14.:57:18.

where we'll be streaming live with all the latest developments

:57:19.:57:20.

on tonight's appeals, wanted faces and CCTV.

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Our next programme investigates the threats posed by cybercrime.

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What we are seeing is an escalation in cyber crime activity. We have to

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think about the risks in our own home. Identity theft, cyber fraud,

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online solicitation, the general population can in fact be high risk

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victims all of the time. That's coming in a fortnight,

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as we're taking a break next week for the FA Cup.

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But for now, thank you so much They really do make a difference.

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From everyone here

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Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley return with a special episode tackling crime on our roads. Alongside the latest appeals, the team explore the devastating impact of dangerous driving.

The team meet a mother seeking to enlighten young drivers on the perils of using a smartphone while driving following the tragic loss of her 11-year-old daughter to a distracted driver. Kate Goldsmith's daughter Aimee was killed alongside three members of her wider family after lorry driver Tomasz Kroker ploughed into the back of their car. He had been changing the music on his phone in the moments leading up to the impact.

There is also an appeal for witnesses to a shocking road rage attack in West Yorkshire in 1996 in which 39-year-old Peter Swailes was fatally assaulted after a confrontation with another motorist. He was struck over the head with a foot-long weapon and died in hospital two days later.

Crimewatch also has the inside story of how one of its previous appeals was solved. Georgina Edmonds, 77, was murdered at her Hampshire cottage in 2008. It later emerged that Matthew Hamlen, 36, had tortured her and beaten her to death with a marble rolling pin for her debit card Pin. He was initially cleared of the murder in 2012 but under new double jeopardy legislation was convicted following a review of DNA evidence.


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