Following last month's convictions in the record-breaking Hatton Garden heist, the head of the Flying Squad reveals new information and images of the one who got away.
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A pensioner stabbed to death by burglars. My brother rang up, and he
goes, dad is dead. You hear those words just everyday. A young father
hit by a stray bullet. This innocent man suffered until he took his last
breaths because somebody took a gun and shot him. And the one who got
away, the hunt for Hatton Garden's redhead thief. Live for the next
hour, this is Crimewatch. Good evening and welcome
to Crimewatch. We're live for the next 60 minutes
with crime investigations, The Flying Squad will be
here with the latest on Basil and Hatton Garden but first
a brief look at what else We have a fresh collection
of wanted faces. The lines are open so get dialling
if you know where they are. Including the moment a man
was ambushed for his scooter. It was happening so quickly that I
couldn't react, and the next thing I must have lost consciousness. Also
tonight, we need your help to identify a murder victim, tied up in
a sleeping bag in Ireland. Police are convinced he's British
but who is he? David Brickwood was a 74-year-old
grandfather from Abington in Northamptonshire
with a large, loving family. So why in September was he murdered
in his own home? Tonight we can reveal new CCTV
which may hold the answers to this horrific murder,
but first we hear from David's sons Every day it kicks you at some
point. The fear that he must have had. What a horrible way to go.
Lindsay Avenue was his little castle, and seeing forensic people,
tape all round it, people laying flowers, you cannot make sense of
any of it. David Brickwood had lived at the same house in Abington for 45
years. He ran a scrap metal business from the back garden of his
property. That was just his life. He was brought up to go out there
collecting metals, and that is all he knew. He loved the simple things
in life. Didn't go on holiday, didn't drink or smoke. He lived for
work and that is how he was. Hard-working, funny, helpful. He was
just a total gentleman to everybody. People like that, they just aren't
around any more. He was very content within himself. Scrap was his hobby.
He always made everyone welcome that you see around the street, that's
what he was known for. Always standing there with a cup of tea in
his hand, smiling and talking to everyone. He could never do enough
for people. He was always helping people. Really a lovely man, I'm
proud to say he was my father. Friday the 25th of September was
like any other for David. At around 7:30pm, he returned home from the
local shops, having gone out to buy some dinner. At quarter past eight,
David's grandson, who had been staying at the house, went out for
the night. After watching television for several hours, David locked up
and headed to bed. David had been stabbed five times.
He received injuries to his leg, hands and head. Police. Police!
When police arrived, his condition had deteriorated and he suffered a
heart attack. My brother rang up and he goes,
dad's dead, and you know that dad's dead every day, you hear them
words just every day. I had to go and tell my mum and then
tell my children. It is just heartbreaking. We got a life
sentence, we did, but like dad we were innocent. We were just normal
people getting on with our lives. I saw my dad on the Friday, he is gone
on the Saturday. My world fell apart, I was destroyed. Seeing my
dad laying there, seeing the look on his face... It is just so hard to
believe that someone could do this. You know, he was a
non-confrontational man. Everybody is stuck from the murder of my
father. Until these people get caught, we cannot rebuild our lives.
We cannot move forward. All everybody wants is just justice for
my dad. Well, we're joined now by DCI
Mick Graham who is the lead detective on this case.
Such a shocking crime, We are not entirely sure, it is an
unnecessarily level of violence. We know he used to keep significant
sums of money, mainly 20 and ?50 note so they should be noticeable.
David has been stabbed, as you have seen from the video, five times. The
attackers would have been bloodstained, so did anybody see any
bloodstained clothing that night, someone acting suspiciously? And you
are particularly interested in two cars. We have images of the sorts of
cars because you saw them on CCTV. Yes, these are the style of cars we
are looking at. We have two Ford focus cars, one is light-coloured
and one is dark coloured, a different model and series. They are
both travelling in convoy, they both turned around in the locality of
Lindsay Avenue. I think they are involved, those vehicles travelling
together. And there are also people walking past in the area at that
time that you would also like to hear from? Yes, there were people
arguing outside David's house at about quarter to 12. This is a male
and female we believe, so we would ask them to come forward. They may
have witnessed something. Similarly we have two males walking away at
midnight, they may have information that could assist the inquiry. This
is September last year, and there is a reward? Yes, there is a ?10,000
reward for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.
Whoever did this is violent and dangerous.
If you can help in any way, please call now on our usual
Detectives are standing by for your calls.
A round-up of crime news now and with less than a week
until Valentine's day plenty of people will be looking
But according to the latest figures, the number of people bring raped
on a first date with someone they've met through dating apps or websites
has increased six-fold in five years.
The National Crime Agency says there were 184 rape allegations
in the UK in 2014, up from 33 in 2009.
The agency believes the number is under reported and is encouraging
For advice on how to date safely, visit getsafeonline.org.
Two friends who rented out their home on website Airbnb say
they returned to find their rare artwork stolen and flat trashed.
Jack Clarke and Dominic Jones say they arrived back at their home
in Islington in London to find condoms, laughing gas canisters
and cannabis joints strewn throughout, while chewing gum
and food had been trodden into the carpet.
Dominic's treasured print by artist Banksy, thought to be worth around
eight thousand pounds, was also taken.
I went upstairs and realised this Banksy print was missing. I think
then obviously I was immediately completely gutted. Just thinking
somebody had been in the flat treating it with such little
respect, could have been doing anything in your personal space, it
is just a horrible feeling. Air BnB say they have zero tolerance for
this kind of thing and they are assisting police with their
investigation. A man who stole a dumper truck
and left a 37-mile trail of destruction during a police
chase across two counties The two-hour low-speed pursuit last
July started in Norwich 40-year-old Nicholas Churchill
from Brandon damaged several vehicles, including police cars,
causing an estimated ?28,000 The pursuit took place on major
roads as well Churchill was jailed on Friday
for 14 months after admitting dangerous driving whilst
unfit through drugs. He said he took the truck
from his employer after becoming angry about the air conditioning
in his cab, saying it was too Father-of-two Marvin Couson had been
enjoying a night out when he was hit by a stray bullet outside
a nightclub in 2002. He survived but with serious
injuries and spent the next 13 years confined to a hospital bed,
unable to communicate. Now, for the first time,
Crimewatch of that night in the hope that
new witnesses will come forward. 13 years in pain, in suffering. Part
of you thinks Marvin is still in there. Marvin is my big brother.
Very much there for us as a family. He was one of those people that you
gravitate towards. If Marvin meets you today, you are his friend for
life. He has no enemies. Back in 2002, 26-year-old father of two
Marvin Couson was enjoying life in London. In the early hours of
Sunday, May the 12th, he arrived at the Lime Bar in Shoreditch with
friends. The bar was packed. He knew how to have a good time. He would
dance with his friends and everybody would look and see what Marvin is
doing. He danced really well, if he started dancing he would get a crowd
around him. Just after 3am, the partying came to a dramatic end.
There was a shot fired which has caused people to panic, leave the
club and spill out onto the street. Nobody was injured by the gunshot,
but about 300 people were left standing outside. In particular,
everyone's eyes would have gone to this red or burgundy Ford Fiesta.
One of Marvin's friends stood in the road blocking the car.
Bruv, no, no, no! Call an ambulance, man!
The gunshot punctured his heart, ricocheted off his ribs we were
told, without oxygen for approximately 20 minutes or half an
hour, so that is what caused his brain injury. Initially, after the
shooting the doctors believed his brain was completely dead but he
surprised them, being Marvin, he started to breathe unsupported, so
they changed the diagnosis saying that he was not completely
brain-dead. Marvin was alive but completely unable to communicate. He
would be in the bed, he would just be lying there. You believed he
could hear you when you made a joke. Part of you would think, yes, Marvin
is still there, but he is trapped. He can't really say anything. He is
just trapped. He can hear your voice and he would respond to it, he could
grin or smile, the serious expressions that he had, you would
tease him and say, come on, it's not that bad. He would grin. For 13 long
years Marvin was trapped in this condition, his family visited every
single day. Sometimes he would be smiling but he was often in agony.
When you go there, you see him, and you want to cry. You know that he's
in pain. And seeing it breaks your heart. Early last year Marvin's
health began to deteriorate and on a visit in August the family became
alarmed by his condition. He started reading direct -- he started
breathing irregularly. I saw something I had not seen before,
struggling to take breaths. Marvin passed away a short time after that
video was taken. I felt that people needed to see that this man, this
innocent man, completely innocent, suffered in this way. Until he took
his last breath, because somebody took a gun and shot him. Although it
happened 13 years after he was shot, Marvin's death came as a direct
result of his gunshot injuries. Police are now dealing with a murder
investigation. They hope the passage of time will encourage witnesses to
finally come forward. Certainly there are around 300 people and of
those people some people were unwilling to give statements at the
time, we understand they may have had different loyalties or have been
frightened and people may not remember, but clearly if you were in
the club that night, and shots were fired you would remember. It's a
rare occurrence. If someone had been murdered, you would remember that
and it would be crystal clear. We have had to live with... Marvin had
to live as a result of the gunshot wound, for 13 years and two months
and 27 days, it is registered in my head. In pain and suffering. I want
them to be caught. I want to see them and let them speak to me, why?
I want justice. This person did not die of natural causes, this person
died as a result of your gunshot, your gunshot to his heart. His last
breath as you see in the video was down to you, because you pulled the
trigger. DCI Noel McHugh is here. An innocent man in the wrong place at
the wrong time but it is 13 years ago, do you really think somebody
could help? Yes, it was 13 years ago but people will recall that shot and
300 people spilled onto the street and many would have witnessed what
happened to Marvin, they would have heard rumours at the time and then
with his death in August. It is the Ford Fiesta in the street that is
crucial? Yes, that is central to the investigation, possibly a T Reg. Red
or burgundy. Marvin's friend was struck by it and then there was an
altercation and the shot came from inside the cart or nearby. We want
to trace the occupants, two black men. You are now offering a
substantial reward? ?40,000 for information leading to the arrest or
prosecution of those responsible for his murder. I understand people may
have had loyalties to other people, they may have been afraid or maybe
assumption that someone else made the call. Please look at what
happened to his family and make that call.
It's a dreadful case but with your help it can
If there's something you know which could help Marvin's family get
justice, please call the detectives here in the studio on 0500 600 600.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously.
Police from Ireland ask for your help to identify a British
busker, murdered and buried in a back garden.
But we've got wanted faces first starting with 34 year
He was found guilty of drug dealing in December but didn't return
to court for sentencing and is now on the run.
He's known to travel around the north west of England and has
The 37 year old was arrested in connection with the rape
He was released on bail but has failed to return for
Originally from Pakistan, he has links across Greater
She was found guilty of people trafficking, after bringing at least
She charged each family ?12,000 and then threatened them
if they wouldn't pay what she called 'taxes' of up to ?300 a week.
Ul Haq went on the run last month and was sentenced in her abscence
She has contacts across West Yorkshire and
Finally for now is David Rotheram, although he also calls himself
Detectives in Merseyside want to question him after 2
security guards were robbed as they filled
Rotheram was 33 last month and has LFC tattooed on his left arm.
He's described as dangerous, so if you know where he is,
If you know where any of tonight's other faces might be please do get
in touch using the numbers on screen.
We'll go through the rest of the line up a little later.
A round-up of crimes caught on camera now.
Starting this month with a violent robbery in London.
Wednesday evening in Southwark and the man was chatting with his friend
in the street. It was a nice, sunny day. Lots of daylight at that time.
As they talked to men on pushbikes, a man in a dark hoodie, and two men
on mopeds all went past in quick succession. They then appear to hang
around at the end of the street. Just off-camera. Minutes later, as
Dirk started his scooter, they struck. It was happening so quickly
that I could not react. The next thing they must have thrown me onto
the floor and I lost consciousness. You can see one of them kicking Dirk
in the head and another stamped on him. The gang left him lying
helpless on the pavement as they scarpered with his bike. It was
horrific, really. You feel numb and dazed. The first few weeks, I always
had in the back of my mind that this happened, and I was nervous. Do you
know who these callous muggers are? Names, please.
Also in tonight's CCTV... A shop in Brixton in south London in October
and these men are in a hurry, one man is armed with what looks like a
pellet gun. He immediately starts to fire at the terrified shopkeeper. He
shoots him again in the head and face. As the victim cowers, the
other robber grabs the till, dragging it out of the store.
Surgeons removed several pellets from the face of the shopkeeper but
he still has one behind his eye. Who are these hooded thugs? Another
shop, this time in Liverpool in January. As the employee is closing
up, a man follows him inside. Armed with a knife, he demands cash from
the till. He takes handful after handful, and stuffs it into his
pockets. But he looks straight up at the camera. He then demands the
cigarettes from the display. All the time holding a knife to the
petrified worker's throat. He then march is the assistant to a back
room where, out of sight of the cameras, the worker is forced to
open a save. Do you recognise this knife wielding robber? You know what
to do. A bookies in Wolverhampton one evening last September. A man in
a black coat tries to cash in his winnings but another punter in a
blue polo shirt wants him to step outside. The man ignores him and the
disgruntled gambler walks off. But he returns seconds later and
launches a sickening punch at the unsuspecting victim. The unprovoked
attack caused extensive damage to his eye which needed surgery. Stack
the odds against this all loser and maim him tonight. -- sore loser. And
name him. This CCTV is from house in central London but these men live
here. -- don't live here. The camera picks them up in the homeowner 's
bedroom and they are clearly looking for something. They rifle through
drawers and search cupboards. Totally unaware that they are being
caught on camera. 47 watches including these were later found to
be missing. They were worth an estimated ?500,000. Let's call time
on these watch thieves. Get in touch if you who they are.
You can take another look at all of tonight's faces and CCTV
Call and text the numbers on screen if you can help.
In 2002 a gruesome discovery was made in a garden
The owner of a bungalow was carrying out building work
The body had been wrapped in a sleeping bag and left
A post mortem was carried out, but the remains have never
14 years on and Irish detectives believe someone in the UK could hold
Detective Inspector Michael Coppinger joins me now.
Talk us through your initial investigation.
All these years ago. Yes, in a local developer purchased the property and
while he was cleaning out the rear garden with a mechanical digger you
discovered a shallow grave containing skeleton remains. You
think the body was there for a couple of years? How had he been
killed? He was killed and concealed in a sleeping bag tied with a nylon
rope and a postmortem revealed that he died of blood for straw man.
There were specific items with him that you think people could help to
identify? That's correct, a couple of items were found in the shallow
grave including these rings and these boots were still in the
sleeping bag with the remains. You think he was called Dave but what
more do you know? He was known to some people who frequented the spot
at the front of the area where he was found and these people believe
he was called Dave and also called Dave Rawson and he may be known by
another name in the UK. He had links to specific parts of England? He may
have links to Tunbridge Wells and the Cornwall area. He was busking on
the streets and living by busking. What you would like is to have a
positive identification, for someone to ring in and tell you who he is
and also find who killed him. That's correct. We would like somebody to
positively identify the person known to us as Dave, we believe he is from
the UK. And appeal to anyone who has information in relation to how he
met this violent death. Please call the programme tonight. Michael and
his colleagues are standing by. Please get in touch using the
numbers on your screen. Let's catch up on developments since we have
been on air. What is the latest? We have had interesting calls coming in
but I appeal to people to look at the CCTV around the Ford focus
vehicles and give us information. This CCTV is crucial. It is crucial
to identify who was in those cars, and what they were doing there on
the night. I would appeal for people to come forward. Please keep your
calls coming in. We have the inside story of how the flying squad
cracked the UK's biggest ever burglary. They would see themselves
at the top end of criminality. The flying squad is at the top end of
police investigation. More wanted faces first starting
with Alexander Ighodalo. He failed to turn up in court
to answer fraud and money laundering charges after a major international
company was conned into paying Originally from Nigeria,
the 36 year old has links Police think he may be working
as a security guard. Number 6 tonight is
32-year-old Miles Phillips. He's wanted for questioning
by police in Bristol in relation Phillips has a scar on his left
finger and speaks with He's known to be violent,
so don't approach - just dial 999 if you
know where he is. Next up is Stephen Healy,
although you may know him as Michael He was jailed for 4 years
for burglary in 2012 and released But he's failed to stick
to the terms of his release Healy is 39 and has links
to Ireland, south London and Kent. Finally tonight is Mark Edward
Fitton, although he often uses Detectives want to question him
in connection with almost 100 burglaries across
Cheshire and Lancashire. Fitton was 45 last week and has
tattoos of a flower with the name Lewis Mark on his right arm along
with two dice and a crest. He has family and friends in Oldham
and over in Ireland and is also known to be violent so just dial
999 if you spot him. If you know where any of the other
faces are then get in touch And of course they're
all on the Crimewatch website. Last month the remaining members
of the Hatton Garden gang were found guilty of their roles
in the record-breaking heist. We'll speak to the head
of the Flying Squad about the latest in their hunt for
'Basil' shortly but first, the inside story of how
the rest of the gang were caught. It's the biggest burglary in British
history. They were career criminals. One last hurrah for them. ?14
million of jewellery, gemstones and gold, stolen from the heart of the
UK diamond industry. You can compare it with boxers, they retire but then
they get an offer to get back in the ring one more time and this was a
big prize. They would see themselves at the top end of criminality and
the flying squad is at the top end of police investigation. On Tuesday
the 7th of April, following the Easter weekend, security guards at
the Hatton Garden safe-deposit company arrived for work. What they
discovered would trigger a major investigation by the elite Flying
Squad. It was a burglary in Hatton Garden, it was going to be
high-value so we decided straightaway, we would get down
there, assess it and then we will develop it from there. Within a few
hours it became apparent it was a serious crime and a job for us. The
scale of what the thieves had got away with made headlines around the
world. The Flying Squad were in the spotlight. We have got to hit the
ground running. A lot of these victims it was clear early on were
going to be significantly financially affected by this so
straightaway there is a pressure. The vast majority of people who
stored property in the vaults were traders in London's jewellery
Quarter with much of their wealth tied up in goods. I have been
through the door every single day for 45 years. It was quite a big
part of my pension which was sitting in there which was now gone. The
Hatton Garden investigation was a classic case of cops and robbers.
Within the first day we had already brought together a team of officers
to trawl CCTV in the area. They painstakingly built up a picture of
how the heist happened. The gang were caught on CCTV
arriving at around 7pm in this white van. Then, at 9:22pm, a mysterious
red haired man gained access to the building. To this day, it is not
known exactly how he did it. Once inside, he opened the fire escape,
letting the others with their builders' outfits and wheelie bins
into the building. The gang then disabled the list, allowing them to
access the shaft with a clear drop straight down into the basement. It
is thought the two fittest of the gang then scrambled down.
They got through other security measures to let the rest of the gang
in. And soon, all that was between them and the loot was the vault door
and a concrete wall, half a metre thick and reinforced with steel. To
access the diamonds, they used a diamond, a specialist diamond tipped
high-powered coring drill designed to penetrate concrete and stone.
They made a hole 25 centimetres by 45
centimetres in the wall, just big enough for a small person to squeeze
through but they faced yet another obstacle. The back of the
safe-deposit boxes were bolted to the ceiling and floor and were
blocking the hole and their way in. The hydraulic ram they have bought
to shift them broke. After almost 11 hours they gave up and left at
around 8am, empty-handed. To walk away from that prize when you are so
close, very difficult. Very difficult indeed. But by the same
token, the longer they are in the vault, on the premises, then the
chances of getting caught is raised considerably. But the gang broke one
of the basic rules of the criminal world, by returning the following
night to the scene of the crime. Using a new hydraulic ram, they were
able to dislodge the metal cabinets blocking the hole. They were finally
in. The hole would have been a tight squeeze. It is thought only the two
who had scrambled down the lift shaft, including the red haired man,
actually entered the vault. Once inside they forced open and 73
safety deposit boxes, filling bags and even wheelie bins with jewels,
gold, precious stones and cash. They loaded up their loot and hold it up
the stairs, leaving via the fire escape. This is the moment they made
their getaway with the incredible ?14 million haul. The Flying Squad
had the crooks in action but who were they? Their big break in
identifying them would come as a result of the thieves' critical
decision to return to the crime scene that second time. That gives
us a breakthrough because it allows the CCTV officers to identify on the
second night they arrived in a Mercedes earlier. As well as the
van, the gang also used this Mercedes, detectives were able to
trace it to 74-year-old John Kenny Collins. John Collins has been
convicted of robbery on two occasions. Second occasion it was
armed robbery on a jewellers. He recced Hatton Garden to check out
the premises, who was also the getaway driver. Because John Collins
was using his own vehicle, his E200, very distinctive and very few of
them on the road with a black roof and black wheels, so even the grainy
CCTV that probably normally wouldn't be of a high evidential value
identified it and we were able to track that car. You have just got to
wait until you have got something that is concrete and you know is a
good starting point, which is what is the Mercedes and Collins was, and
then you commit your resources down that line. The Flying Squad but
Collins under surveillance, he quickly led them to other members of
the gang. Covert officers captured him meeting with 76-year-old Brian
Reader. He has been described as the organiser, he would see himself as
top of the tree in this group. Reader was planning the heist as
early as 2012 but didn't return to the vault on that second night.
Detectives were watching as they met in cafes and pubs. The group are
coming together. It was in our patience game on our part and that
paid off when John Collins, Brian Reader, and Terrence Perkins met.
67-year-old Terrence Perkins was responsible for the drilling. He has
also got form and served 22 years in prison. Perkins and Collins were
telling Reader how they got in when they got back, how they were
successful in the end. Detectives soon pieced together who the other
gang members were. Daniel Jones is again an organised criminal, he is
ten years younger. Here's the fitter and that's what he brings to the
group. Carl Wood was also part of planning the heist and bear on the
first night, but he pulled out on the second day when he is thought to
have bottled it. And then there is the red haired man the gang referred
to as Basil. A mysterious character, his true identity is still unknown.
As detectives identified the gang members, they also plan electronic
listening bugs on two of their cars, including Collins' Mercedes. It is a
tactic that is used in serious crime investigations and it was very
productive on this occasion. We know they were quite excited about the
fact they got away with such a large-scale offence and it was
unlikely the police would have any idea of who to look for, and they
were quite comfortable in the fact they were away scot-free. The men
couldn't help boasting, totally unaware the police were listening to
every word. The audio recordings of the conversation told us exactly how
they have done it, who they had done it with, how they were going to sort
out the property, so it was a gold mine of evidence. Six weeks after
the heist, members of the gang met in it pub car park in north London
to move some of the loot. It would be one thing to arrest the group
together but what we wanted was property. This was the moment that
three bags containing diamonds, watches and necklaces were shifted
from a taxi into Collins' Mercedes. The three banks that have been
exchanged behind the pub contained an estimated ?4 million worth of
diamonds and gold. With the exchange done, Collins and Jones drove to a
nearby property with the Flying Squad on their tail. We had weeks of
surveillance showing the principals meeting up. We have the audio
recording saying what they had done and how they were going to do it,
and eventually we had some property coming out of the woodwork so at
that point we have got sufficient there. That was why we made the
decision at that point ago in. The police made their move. In
coordinated raids with more than 200 officers, they hit 12 addresses in
London and Kent. They were surprised, obviously very
disappointed. They would still have been no doubt actively in their
minds trying to work out how they were going to minimise their
criminal responsibility. It is not until they were interviewed and
walked through the evidence we had against them that they realised how
comprehensive the investigation had been against them and the amount of
trouble they were in at that point in time. But they weren't saying
much in police interviews. Were you a driller? No comment. Were you the
person that deactivated the lift shaft? No comment. The alarm
systems? No comment. Was it you that messed up? No comment. It was your
role to get through the hole, wasn't it? No comment. Jones and the three
other ringleaders - Reader, Collins and Perkins - saw the writing on the
wall and confessed. To have spent three years in the planning for this
offence to plead before going to trial basically shows and it is
rewarding enough to say that we have done the right job and we are
starting to do the right thing for the victims. From his cell at
Belmarsh prison, Danny Jones offered to give up his stash of loot
claiming he wanted to go straight. He said he had hated it at Edmonton
Cemetery in north London. Police searched a grave, digging for around
two hours, uncovering jewellery and precious stones. A week later they
returned, this time taking Jones from his cell. He led them to a
different grave. He was unaware police had already discovered the
first large hall haul. The Flying Squad had recovered some of the
stolen property and they had their four ringleaders. Another three men
had also been charged, they pleaded not guilty and went on trial. Last
month, the jury delivered its verdict. Kyle Ward and William
Lincoln were both convicted for their roles in the burglary and for
dealing with the haul. Another man, Hugh Doyle, was found guilty of
helping the gang distribute the loot. The guilty men are now serving
time, all except the mysterious red haired man, Basil, or whatever his
real name is. He seems to have got away with it for now, he is still
out there somewhere, along with ?10 million of missing loot.
Well, it's an incredible story but it's not quite over yet.
The Head of the Flying Squad, Detective Superintendent Craig
Turner, is here with the latest on the illusive 'Basil'.
He is an intriguing character, he seems to have got them in in the
first place. You must be closing in on him by now? I am here to offer
?20,000 as a reward for information that can lead to the arrest and
conviction of Basil. We think he is wearing a wig and we are not sure if
his name is Basil. The group referred to him as that but we don't
think that is his true name. He was very elusive to CCTV so he could be
local to the area. We are appealing to members of public who may have
anything suspicious. He went to real pains to disguise himself, didn't
he? Yes, he is carrying the bag on his shoulders and he would have
known where the CCTV was and would have known the area. They took ?14
million worth of property, you have covered about 4 million but 10
million is still missing and these are some of the items you are
interested in finding. We have restored ?3.7 million worth of
jewellery back to victims and we will take our time to make sure they
get back to the rightful owners. I would appeal to members of the
public and people involved in the jewellery industry. If they are ever
offered items of jewellery in suspicious circumstances to contact
the incident room. If you think you can help the Flying Squad get their
man, get in touch using the numbers on screen.
Also, if you've been a victim of any crime you may want to speak
Time now to update you on some previous cases and thanks to you,
we have some really fantastic results this month.
Starting with a horrific rape we featured in October's programme
when a 21-year-old woman was attacked in the Toxteth
Following the appealed this man was jailed for ten years with five years
on licence. That was an incredible experience for the whole team. In
the reconstruction the victim wanted to make sure that he did not do that
again, and we were able to tell the victim that we found the offender
and we could get him off the streets.
In March we asked for your help in finding
Detectives wanted to question him after an 89 year old man
was attacked and robbed on his own driveway.
At the time we couldn't show the victim - Mr Butlin's injuries
for legal reasons, but we can now reveal this...
A shocking image of an elderly man who spent several days in intensive
care. It beggars belief. As a direct result this man was jailed for 18
years. The judge praised the work of Crimewatch and the police in
bringing him to justice. The victim has since died but his family wanted
to thank the Crimewatch viewer who called in. Thank you, you have made
such a difference. You are doing a fabulous thing will stop keep doing
that and help, however little you think you can. Just ring in. With
whatever information you have got. We featured this convicted
paedophile who was wanted back in prison after being released. One of
his victims contacted police for the first time. As a result he was found
guilty of four historic offences and jailed for ten years.
This chilling case back in May after a woman was raped
This footage shows the attacker following her shortly beforehand.
During the ordeal, he demanded her bank card and pin number
and was caught on CCTV using a cash machine a short time later.
This man was jailed for 15 years after pleading guilty to two counts
of rape, two counts of robbery and one of theft. You may member this
CCTV of a disabled pensioner being punched and robbed as he made his
way home in Doncaster town centre. This 34-year-old man was jailed for
three years and four months for that vicious robbery.
In October we asked for your help to find this man who launched
a vicious attack on a train guard in Clapham in South London
Well, as a direct result of your calls 24 year
old Mohammed Essad from Ladbroke Grove has been given a 12
month suspended sentence and ordered to pay compensation.
The court heard he'd sent a vile, racist text after the attack,
boasting he'd split someone's head open.
Finally, yet more proof, if it were needed, that you can't
Glenn Madden was on April's show wanted for money laundering
Well, he was spotted by police officers in Amsterdam.
And his arrest was caught on camera as you can see here.
Madden was sent back to the UK and jailed for 5 years.
An update on some of the calls we have received tonight. The appeal
relating to the murder of Marvin Cuson. Keep calls coming in. The
first CCTV we showed you, the robbery of the mopeds, excellent
information. And really good information on wanted face number
one. That's it for now but take a look at the Crimewatch website where
you can find all of tonight's appeals. The phone lines are open
until midnight tomorrow and we will be back with an update at 11:15pm
tonight. We will keep you up-to-date with developments on Twitter. Thank
you so much for all of your calls so far. From everyone here, goodbye.
Live with the latest crime investigations, news and appeals.
Following last month's convictions in the record-breaking Hatton Garden heist, the head of the Flying Squad appears live in the Crimewatch studio to reveal new information and images of the one who got away. The mysterious 'Basil' is the only member of the gang responsible for the £14m burglary still on the run, but detectives hope Crimewatch viewers will provide the key to revealing his true identity.
Father of two Marvin Couson had been enjoying a night out with friends when he was hit by a stray bullet outside an east London nightclub in 2002. He survived with serious injuries and spent the next 13 years confined to a hospital bed, unable to communicate. Last August, Marvin lost his battle against those injuries and passed away with his family by his bedside. As his death came as a direct result of the shooting, the Met Police have launched a full murder investigation. Crimewatch reconstructs the tragic events of the night Marvin was shot in the hope new witnesses will come forward.