10/03/2016 Crimewatch


10/03/2016

Investigations, news and appeals. Featuring developments in the murder of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer, shot in his garden in Essex in what police believe was a professional hit.


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The real-life Goldfinger gunned down in his back garden. There might be

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some people who don't have a tremendous amount of empathy, but

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there is someone out there who is prepared to assassinate someone.

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The Halloween rioters who attacked police.

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And the rise in gun crime in Britain's second city.

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There's some mother, some girlfriend, some father, knows where

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that gullies and can help me to take that gun off the street. -- knows

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Good evening and welcome to Crimewatch.

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We're live for the next sixty minutes with crime investigations,

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A full reconstruction of the John "Goldfinger" Palmer case in just

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a moment but first a brief look at what else we have

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We've a fresh collection of wanted faces - one

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Get dialling straight away if you know where any of them are.

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Plus, some truly shocking crimes caught on camera,

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including this horrendous attack on a woman in south London.

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The inside story of a dogged investigation into a fatal hit

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and run which led detectives on the trail of a mysterious Russian

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A notorious figure, linked to a string of huge

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He was once described as Britain's richest criminal with a fortune

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No doubt, he had plenty of enemies but what we need to know tonight

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is who would go so far as to hire a professional hit man

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It would be hard not know who John Palmer was.

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The man known as Britain's richest prisoner has been ordered to hand

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over ?35m to help compensate the victims of his crime.

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John Palmer who's also known as Goldfinger is serving an 8 year

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sentence for one of the world's biggest time share swindles.

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Palmer was originally nicknamed Goldfinger after being acquitted

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of handling gold from the Brinks Mat bullion raid in 1983.

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At one point he even appeared next to the Queen on the Sunday Times

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rich list - with an estimated fortune of three hundred million

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Without doubt he has made mistakes in his life.

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I believe he's paid for those mistakes.

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returned to his family in Essex. of years in and out of prison John

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normal life. that he readjusted to a very

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My dad was like my best friend and my dad so there was always fun

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and games - as you say - as large as life.

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He's not this gangster that everyone would paint him to be in the press

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He spent all of his time with either my mum or

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You know there was never a day that went past that I spent with him

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that he wasn't laughing or joking around.

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He was never serious about anything, erm...

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On 24th of June last year, John, and his family were at their home

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I quite often work in the kitchen and I was trying to send some emails

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He was very, very playful, pulled the hairband from my hair,

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just generally really, really infuriating.

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Unable to concentrate on her work Christina went horse riding

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I apologised to him because I'd been a little bit tough on him,

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I'd told him off for being so infuriating.

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Told him I loved him and he gave me a kiss,

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and that was the last time I saw him alive.

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After Christina left John spent the next few hours outside.

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Previously unreleased CCTV captures him as he walks

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His son James and his girlfriend were in the house.

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I was studying in the kitchen because I had two financial

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regulatory exams that I was going to be sitting

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My girlfriend was in the lounge, she wasn't at work that day

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My dad was pottering around in the garden with the dogs.

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At the back of the garden he'd started a bonfire,

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At around five o'clock James and his girlfriend decided to work

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While they exercised John continued to collect things in his buggy

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These are the last CCTV images of him that afternoon.

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I really didn't realise anything had happened.

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I didn't hear any voices. I didn't hear my dogs bark, I didn't hear

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gunshots. It was very, very quiet. Can you tell me exactly

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what's happened? My dad has passed out he's covered

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in blood, I don't know what's wrong with him.

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I could still feel his heart beating, I thought there

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could still be a chance that we could keep him alive.

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I felt so hopeless because I had to watch him die in front of me.

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I can totally understand that there might be some people that

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don't have a tremendous amount of empathy towards our situation,

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or the loss of John purely because of his reputation,

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but I think forgetting John Palmer, forget who this is about,

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what you've got to stop and think about, or what we have to stop

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and think about is that there is someone out there

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that is prepared to do such a barbaric act.

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You know just to assassinate someone.

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A cold-blooded, brutal murder. DCI Stephen Jennings is the lead

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detective on the case. Are you sure this was a professional hit? If, we

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strongly leave it was very much professional, contract killing. What

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I inquiry had to do is not only identify and locate the gunmen, but

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identify and prosecute whoever has commissioned the crime. Why do you

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think he was killed? Our enquiry since June of last year has led us

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on to two significant lines of enquiry. John was due to stand trial

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for real estate fraud in mainland Spain April this year. Coupled with

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key crimes committed in the UK during 2015 and law enforcement

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intervention with organised crime and organised crime families. Those

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key crimes in the UK, Hatton Garden, there are rumours his death could

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have been linked to that. There's a lot of speculation around Hatton

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Gardens, it's something we are considering along with other crimes

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committed at the time. Is it a strong line of enquiry? One of many.

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What do you know about the gun that was used. We think it's similar to

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the one shown here, self loading revolver, smooth bore and 0.32

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calibre rounds were used. Where he lived is the secluded area. There

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are people you would like to talk to. His house is surrounded by

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woodland. This mail was seen by members of the public around the

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time John was murdered, five foot ten, White, wearing baggy clothing.

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We can see a map of the area he was killed, there were people today

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before seen digging. Other witnesses we are trying to trace, in

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particular two men seen around midday, 24 hours beforehand, 23rd of

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June. We'd like to see and identify these people. The house is right in

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the middle here, really secluded. There were women fought on camera

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that day. Remember of the public has come forward and identified a

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photograph. These women were seen in the background. We would like them

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to contact us. No suggestion they have anything to do with the case,

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they happened to be in the area and you would like to talk to them. They

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could have key evidence. There is a substantial reward on offer. The

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family has offered ?50,000 leading to the arrest and conviction of

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parties involved in this crime. As you've heard, John Palmer may have

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had enemies, but nobody deserves what happened to him. The gunmen and

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those behind it needs to be caught. You can call now on our usual

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number. Detectives are standing by for your calls.

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A round up of crime news now starting with the release

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of previously unseen CCTV of a shocking attack on a woman

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This footage shows the moment the woman was punched several times

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in the attack in Hanover Park in Lewisham on Friday

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She was left unconscious on the pavement as the attacker ran

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Detectives believe it's linked to two other violent attacks on lone

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women in the Lewisham area in December and January.

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In this CCTV a woman is followed home in Creekside at around 5am

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Just out of sight of the cameras she is grabbed and punched

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In the third attack on Friday 4th December another woman

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was grabbed and punched in the head several times in Commercial Way.

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Police would like to speak to this man in connection

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If you can help please get in touch using the numbers on screen.

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Police are offering a ?20 thousand reward in connection with the case.

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Also in London, The Met police want your help in tracking down

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a group responsible for a large scale disturbance on the 31st

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Police came under attack when they tried to break up

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an illegal Halloween rave on Lambeth High Street.

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23 officers were injured, as was a police dog

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as the disturbance spread over the surrounding streets

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Well joining me now is Commander BJ Harrington from the Met.

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These are ugly scenes? This is some of the most serious public disorder

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we have seen in years. We have had police officers attacked with

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bottles, bricks and a petrol bomb and a police dog attacked. And the

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community has been terrorised. The people who arrange these music

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events are putting people's lives at risk. As you see, they're prepared

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to use violence when we try to stop them. A big disturbance, you have

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made 73 arrests and you're looking to make more tonight. There are four

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faces we would like to identify. We will be relentless in tracking these

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people down and the other 45 people on our web-site who we want to

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identify. Thank you. If you recognise anyone

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in the footage then please call incredible CCTV of a bungling

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burglar who knocks himself out after falling through a garage

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roof in South Wales. Dyfed-Powys police are investigating

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the burglary at Panteg Garage in Llanelli which happened

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between 12.30 and 1am last Thursday. The man who was attempting to break

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in, was unconscious for around five minutes before his accomplice

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climbed down to see if he was ok. If you know who these men

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are, give us a call. Finally, we're well used to crimes

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being re-enacted on Crimewatch but this rare footage

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uncovered and preserved by the British Film Institute shows

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what's thought to be the world's In a forerunner to one

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of our 'How They Caught' films, the clip recreates the moment

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Liverpool fraudster Thomas Goudie Goudie was working at a bank

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when he stole ?170,000 Even the crooks dressed

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well in those days. Overall, gun crime has fallen

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significantly in recent years but worryingly the very latest

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figures show a spike in offences. Proportionally, Birmingham now has

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more gun violence than anywhere else in the country, so we asked

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Marcia Shakespeare, whose 17-year-old daughter Letisha

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was killed in a drive-by shooting 2003 Birmingham. The police have got

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used to gun crime, but nothing like this. In the early hours of this

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morning they were called to a shooting outside a party at a hair

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dresser's. The whole area had been sprayed with gun fire and they found

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two teenage girls shot dead and two wounded.

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I don't want in the incident. It has got to stop now. If you do not come

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forward, after this... Just watching that brings me back to the point of

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being in that room. And thinking about what the hell's happening. Why

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am I actually saying these things? Now it has been 13 years and I'm

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back asking the question about guns on the streets of Birmingham.

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In the last decade, gun crime has fallen significantly in the UK.

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But worryingly, latest statistics now show a rise.

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Here in the West Midlands there are proportionally more

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incidents than anywhere else in the country.

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Kenny Bell is head of the force's CID.

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So what is the situation now? We have seen in the summer time to

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autumn of last year a spike, specifically around the people using

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guns, but then discharging them as well. Which is really concerning.

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In the six months to January this year

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47 gun shots have been recorded in the West Midlands - compared

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of one of the recent shootings that happened in January.

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Just down here, it was half four in the afternoon, a lad was on a bike,

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got off his bike, o' took out a gun and fired it four times. It was luck

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not judgment that we were not dealing with four fatalities there.

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Ran back to his bike. Kept his gun. And he is away. So damaging, because

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it seems like a nice, quiet residential area. And yet gun

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crime's taking place. And concerning is that was at half 4 in the

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afternoon in daylight. That person is still outstanding and I have not

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recovered that gun. We are working hard to identify it and the

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community can help us. There is some mother, some girlfriend, some

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father, some brother, knows where that gun is and can help me to take

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that gun off the street. But why are guns

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being used more often? I'm meeting Darryl Laycock

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from Manchester. He served 12 years in prison

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for firearms offences, but says he's turned

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his life around. Like me, he now works with young

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people, steering them away It was widely known that I was

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pretty heavily involved in violence. I was shot on three occasions within

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four years. Seen my mate get killed in front of me. I seen it all. Did

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you at that point decide to leave that life? No, if anything that made

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we want to stay on the road more. I wanted revenge. What caused someone

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to shoot you? Just retaliation really, tit-for-tat from the

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beginning. My daughter when she was murdered, my response at that points

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was, I just want justice. And I didn't want justice in the sense to

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say, well time going to go and retaliate, I'm going to go and

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think, well, someone's killed my child, so you know, I'm going to

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kill someone else's child. When I was on the streets, I wanted the

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justice of the streets, but yeah, I put my family through a load of

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stress. A bullet went through the window of my mum's house and she was

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nearly hit. That was through my selfish behaviour. I have lost over

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30 friends and family. It is hard, but I don't think it is as hard for

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me as you, because you gave birth to your daughter. Every parent wants

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for them to outlive them. The desire to avenge and the tit

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for tat that Daryll talked about is something

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I know only too well. My daughter and her friends were

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caught between two warring gangs. Since her death, police have

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developed more tools to help them tackle gun crime, including

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the National Ballistics Intelligence Most of the shooting incidents we

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see are actually urban street gangs, or organised crime groups.

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Experts here are using cutting edge forensic technology to gather

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crucial evidence from the scene of a crime.

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They're able to identify the type of gun and the ammunition

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whether they've been used by criminals before.

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Mainly it is hand guns. We have seen an increase in the use of antique

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hands guns. If you don't have a criminal record, anyone can buy an

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antique firearm. This is a revolver, French, from 1873. And under UK

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legislation it is regarded as an antique, because the ammunition is

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obsolete. But the criminals can make ammunition to fit this weapon.

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With the work of NABIS, the picture of gun crime is clearer.

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But does a rise in shootings mean more guns on the streets?

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We are seeing firearms that are used on the streets that have never been

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seen before and a lot are based on this antique firearm. We have seeing

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some guns that are being used more than once in a crime. It shows that

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there are few firearms available, so people have to use these different

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methods to find guns. What are the police doing to stop gun crime? In

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the unfortunate times whaep shooting does occur, our investigations are

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relentless, scenes of crime, witnesses, house to house, we are

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doing everything we can. We are executing warrants and doing a

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firearms operation almost every day. But we are not just going to arrest

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our way out of this. It is critical to ensure that the generation of

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toddlers now in ten or 15 years are not that generation wanting to get

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involved in gangs and commit crime and feel they need to use a gun to

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do that. Thankfully, the level of gun crime

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is significantly lower now And compared to other countries,

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shootings are relatively rare. But I know one is enough to cause

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a lifetime of heartache. If you think you can help

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with the January shooting featured in Marcia's report full

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details are on the website. You can also find a special

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interview with the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police explaining

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why he wants more armed officers and his concerns over

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antique weapons laws. The urgent hunt for this man wanted

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for raping a teenager at a nature It has made a huge impact on my life

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and I would feel so happy to know he could never do anything like this to

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anyone again. But we've got wanted faces first

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starting with James, or Jamie Acourt who you might

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recognise as one of the original suspects in the Stephen

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Lawrence murder inquiry. old is wanted for questioning

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by detectives in connection with the supply of cannabis worth

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in excess of 4 million pounds. Police say this photo

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gives a better idea He has always denied involvement

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in the 1993 killing Acourt has links to South East

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London, Kent and also to Spain. Next is Tariq Javed

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although he is also known as Dariq. He was on trial for multiple counts

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of sexually abusing a child under the age of 13, but didn't hang

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around to be found guilty and went He's 37 and originally

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from Pakistan, but has close links He's a dangerous sex offender

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and police say anyone found Third is Daniel Dean Rutter

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although he also calls He escaped from prison last month,

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where he was serving a life sentence Rutter is 43 and has scars

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across his chest and right arm. He has connections across Surrey

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and also to Dover. Finally, for now, is this man

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who goes by the name Q Johnson, although you may know him

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as Ricky or Jamie Sampson. He's 21 and wanted for questioning

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by detectives after a man was stabbed in Reading,

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suffering a punctured lung. As well as Reading, Johnson has

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links to Bedford and the Wandsworth If you know where any of tonight's

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other faces might be please do get in touch

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using the numbers on screen. We'll go through the rest

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of the line up a little later. Early on a Monday evening

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in September a teenager in Derby She thought a walk in the fresh air

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around the local nature Tonight, for the first time,

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she explains what happened next. The past few months have been hard -

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it's been a challenge to go out It has made a huge

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impact on my life. on my own, now I find it very hard

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to go out on my own at all. I would feel so happy to know

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that he could never do anything That day I had not been well,

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I had been sick earlier Instead I decided I would go

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for a walk to get some fresh air. I didn't take my dog

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as I would have normally, because he too wasn't well

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and couldn't walk very far. When I headed out for my walk

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at about 5.00pm it was nice weather, As I walked on the nature reserve

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from the entrance near the river. He made me feel

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a little uncomfortable. I just thought to myself,

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"why should I be afraid?" "He's just

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going for a walk by To avoid walking straight past him,

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I walked through a gate on my right and walked round the nature

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reserve that way. I saw no one else until I was almost

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the whole way round and nearly at the gate on the opposite side

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of the nature reserve. And realised it was the same

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guy I saw earlier. Then before I could run

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and jump over the gate. after I've gone don't

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call the police. After he left I got up and found

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all my clothes that he'd thrown I got dressed quickly; I didn't

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worry that he would come back I ran the way I had walked so not

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to risk bumping into him again. Shortly after I wasn't too bad,

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I was very jumpy but I think My boyfriend said that I would shake

:31:31.:31:33.

a lot during the night. Something that really shocked me

:31:34.:31:55.

is that during the incident and in my fear I told

:31:56.:31:58.

the man I was 10 years old, would feel wrong about

:31:59.:32:01.

what he was about to do. This shows that these kinds

:32:02.:32:04.

of people do not care? These people need to

:32:05.:32:12.

be found and stopped. Such a shocking story. We are joined

:32:13.:32:30.

by DCI David Cox. This is a terrifying case, it could have

:32:31.:32:33.

happened to anyone. How is this young woman now? She's been

:32:34.:32:39.

incredibly brave. What do you know about the man who did it? The person

:32:40.:32:44.

they are looking for is a white male about six foot tall, stocky build,

:32:45.:32:50.

25-30 years old. We know he was wearing a black hooded top with

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white detail on it. He wore aviator glasses. At one point, the witness

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saw him carrying a can of energy drink, Monster. We even have his DNA

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but no match. The description is really, really good. And the

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situation with the forensic evidence is also excellent. The information

:33:17.:33:22.

is the suspect could well have been in the nature reserve anything up to

:33:23.:33:29.

an hour before. First, if there was anyone in the nature reserve on the

:33:30.:33:33.

7th of September and witnessed anybody who matched this

:33:34.:33:35.

description, please get in touch. Have a good look at the image that

:33:36.:33:39.

has been produced and if it looks like somebody you know, again,

:33:40.:33:42.

please call in. The forensic evidence except really easy to

:33:43.:33:47.

eliminate somebody who isn't involved. Please don't be scared

:33:48.:33:53.

about phoning him. It was a very secluded area, she saw very few

:33:54.:33:58.

people. How much do you know about the route, how he arrived and left.

:33:59.:34:01.

He was possibly in the nature reserve anything up to an hour

:34:02.:34:05.

before the offense took place. We know very little of his activities

:34:06.:34:08.

before. Certainly afterwards, as you can see, he exited the nature

:34:09.:34:14.

reserve towards the northern most end. As the victim said, he didn't

:34:15.:34:21.

care, didn't seem to care. You must be really concerned he could attack

:34:22.:34:26.

again. Absolutely, it's worth remembering this took place in

:34:27.:34:31.

September, it was daylight. There could have been any number of people

:34:32.:34:35.

in the nature reserve who interrupted him while he was

:34:36.:34:38.

committing this fence. A very brazen attack. Please do take another look

:34:39.:34:44.

at this image. Officers are standing by ready

:34:45.:34:48.

to take your call. Or, if you prefer you can call

:34:49.:34:54.

Crimestoppers anonymously. OK, time for our CCTV roundup now

:34:55.:34:56.

and we've got some particularly If you've been a victim of any

:34:57.:35:07.

crime, you may want to speak to victim support.

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OK, time for our CCTV roundup now and we've got some particularly

:35:14.:35:16.

cunning crooks this month so keep your eyes peeled.

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Inside a bar in Shoreditch in London. This snappily dressed man in

:35:26.:35:29.

a flat cap isn't here for a drink. It's the laptop on

:35:30.:35:33.

the floor he's after. A few nimble moves and hey presto

:35:34.:35:34.

he picks up the unsuspecting drinker's computer

:35:35.:35:37.

and just walks away. A different bar, almost seven months

:35:38.:35:40.

earlier and he's at it again. He spots what he wants and moves

:35:41.:35:43.

in swiping another laptop. He casually uses his foot and steals

:35:44.:35:49.

another computer from right under The brazen thief even

:35:50.:36:01.

hangs around at the bar , before leaving with

:36:02.:36:05.

the stolen goods. Put a stop to this laptop lifter.

:36:06.:36:16.

Now listen carefully to this one, private CCTV picks up the sound

:36:17.:36:22.

as these men break in to an 88-year-old man's home in Widnes

:36:23.:36:25.

They search through the pensioner's possessions.

:36:26.:36:34.

They take war medals, and thousands of pounds worth

:36:35.:36:42.

of other valuables leaving the victim extremely distressed.

:36:43.:36:50.

Do you recognise these lowlife thieves?

:36:51.:36:56.

November again and still in Cheshire, but this time

:36:57.:37:03.

inside a building society in Runcorn.

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Demanding money, he then moves to the next cashier and then

:37:06.:37:11.

the next stashing more cash than he can carry.

:37:12.:37:15.

He then walks out, calm as you like, with ?6,000 of loot.

:37:16.:37:22.

It's hard to see his face, but someone knows who this gun-wielding

:37:23.:37:27.

bank robber is. Name, please. Lunchtime outside a shop

:37:28.:37:30.

in Toxteth in Liverpool. A security guard arrives to fill

:37:31.:37:36.

the cash machine inside. Closely followed by this man,

:37:37.:37:38.

in a green hoodie and shorts. In the store, the man

:37:39.:37:43.

in shorts grabs the box, before legging it down the street

:37:44.:37:47.

with thousands of pounds in cash. It's hardly subtle. Who is this

:37:48.:37:59.

Another shop - this time a jewellers in St Ives in Cornwall.

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This man isn't hanging around for opening though,

:38:05.:38:06.

after smashing his way in, he picks up a rubbish bin and heads

:38:07.:38:10.

He forces open a cabinet and fills the bin with expensive jewellery.

:38:11.:38:15.

He then leaves the shop with his haul worth ?30,000.

:38:16.:38:25.

Recognise him? Swap his bracelets for handcuffs and shop him.

:38:26.:38:31.

Swap his bracelets for handcuffs and shop him.

:38:32.:38:33.

Finally, we have this fella - out shopping on a Wednesday

:38:34.:38:36.

The only problem is he doesn't want to pay for it!

:38:37.:38:42.

He asks the assistant if he can look at two expensive watches

:38:43.:38:45.

Before sitting down to try the first one on.

:38:46.:38:50.

No prizes for guessing what happens next.

:38:51.:38:57.

A quick glance at the exit and he sprints out of the shop,

:38:58.:39:02.

still wearing the two watches, worth over ?2,000 each.

:39:03.:39:09.

Cold time on this crime watch thief and name him to night. -- call time

:39:10.:39:18.

on this Crimewatch thief. You can take another look at all of

:39:19.:39:21.

tonight's faces and CCTV on the website.

:39:22.:39:26.

Let's catch up on new developments. DCI Stephen Jennings good evening.

:39:27.:39:34.

Any significant leads on John Palmer? Yes, really important

:39:35.:39:39.

information about John and his activity in Spain, Tenerife and

:39:40.:39:43.

links to organised crime in the UK. There will no doubt be some people

:39:44.:39:46.

watching this programme who don't have sympathy for what's happened to

:39:47.:39:51.

him and his family, what would you say to them? There is a really

:39:52.:39:55.

important message. Despite John's mistakes in life, it's important the

:39:56.:40:00.

public help us to tackle organised crime, crimes involving firearms.

:40:01.:40:05.

You specifically want more information about this gun. We do,

:40:06.:40:09.

the specifics, potentially a revolver, pistol. Certainly had some

:40:10.:40:15.

significant designs around that gun, so we'd like to know where it is

:40:16.:40:19.

now, we may be able to source that and identify its location. Please

:40:20.:40:22.

keep those calls coming. Still to come to night: how police

:40:23.:40:32.

caught a hit and run killer. Why ten years on she is yet to face justice.

:40:33.:40:38.

This was the most difficult case I've ever been involved with. The

:40:39.:40:42.

investigation was long, conjugated and had many twists and turns. --

:40:43.:40:45.

long, complicated. More wanted faces first starting

:40:46.:40:49.

with 54 year old Bruce Brewer, or Bill as he sometimes

:40:50.:40:55.

calls himself. He was arrested in connection

:40:56.:40:57.

with the sexual assault of 2 young But he has failed to return

:40:58.:41:00.

for further questioning. Brewer has links to Surrey,

:41:01.:41:03.

Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Birmingham,Cumbria, Nottingham

:41:04.:41:05.

and Jersey and speaks He's described as having

:41:06.:41:06.

a crooked front tooth. This is Ian Robert Tyler,

:41:07.:41:11.

although this photo is over 15 years old, so his appearance

:41:12.:41:13.

will have changed. He was jailed for 10 years

:41:14.:41:19.

for importing class A drugs back in 1994, but absconded from prison

:41:20.:41:22.

and is still on the run. Tyler is 50 years old and has

:41:23.:41:25.

friends and family in Essex and Greater London, but police

:41:26.:41:30.

believe he could now be abroad. Face number 7 is Genci Koburi,

:41:31.:41:33.

although you may know him He was arrested after a major

:41:34.:41:36.

disturbance at a pub in Greater Manchester in which 3

:41:37.:41:41.

people were left He was due to return to police

:41:42.:41:43.

on bail, but has disappeared. He's 42 and originally from Albania

:41:44.:41:49.

but has links across Wiltshire And finally tonight we have

:41:50.:41:51.

Alexandre Raphael Varelo. Detectives in Sussex

:41:52.:41:58.

want to question him in connection The 19 year old is originally

:41:59.:42:01.

from Portugal and has friends If you know where any of the other

:42:02.:42:07.

faces are then get in touch And of course they're

:42:08.:42:13.

all on the Crimewatch website. now to update you on some previous

:42:14.:42:21.

cases and there are some really fantastic results, many

:42:22.:42:25.

thanks to your calls. In 2008 we featured )the horrific

:42:26.:42:27.

murder of Georgina Edmonds She'd been stabbed several times

:42:28.:42:30.

and battered to death Well after a long investigation 36

:42:31.:42:35.

year old Matthew Hamlen was last month found guilty of her murder

:42:36.:42:43.

and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He'd faced trial for the killing

:42:44.:42:47.

in 2012 but was acquitted. Detectives then found new DNA

:42:48.:42:50.

evidence which finally The court heard Mrs Edmonds had been

:42:51.:42:52.

tortured for her debit Your calls have helped put this man

:42:53.:43:10.

behind bars after we showed this footage in March last year.

:43:11.:43:19.

Hannifin was wanted for a large number of distraction burglaries

:43:20.:43:21.

at the homes of elderly victims across the South East.

:43:22.:43:25.

His victims were mostly in their 80's and 90's.

:43:26.:43:29.

You called in naming Hannifin and last month he was jailed for 15

:43:30.:43:32.

years having been charged with 31 burglaries and 1 robbery.

:43:33.:43:40.

following a spate of thefts of artefacts from museums

:43:41.:43:44.

and auction houses across the country.

:43:45.:43:47.

The gang smashed a hole in the wall of the Oriental Museum in Durham

:43:48.:43:50.

to steal over 2 million pounds worth of antiques.

:43:51.:43:52.

CCTV caught the thieves arriving at the Fitzwilliam Museum

:43:53.:43:55.

in Cambridge where over 15 million pounds of Chinese

:43:56.:43:57.

Well last week 14 members of an organised crime gang

:43:58.:44:06.

were convicted for their roles in stealing artefacts from museums

:44:07.:44:08.

This man appeared on the programme last July wanted for human

:44:09.:44:26.

trafficking offenses. You cold in with information which led to his

:44:27.:44:30.

arrest within a few hours of the show. The court heard the man, his

:44:31.:44:34.

brother and his mother kept a man enslaved for five years, taking his

:44:35.:44:37.

passport from him and keeping his wages. He was jailed for three years

:44:38.:44:39.

and three months. drug dealer Bernard Wanjiru,

:44:40.:44:43.

who was wanted back in prison after failing to stick

:44:44.:44:49.

to the conditions Well your calls led police

:44:50.:44:50.

to East London, where Wanjiru was arrested and he has now

:44:51.:44:54.

been returned to jail And we asked for help to find this

:44:55.:45:07.

man, Carl Atkins last year. He was wanted for stabbing a man in an

:45:08.:45:12.

attempted robbery in Norfolk. Well after seeing himself on Crimewatch,

:45:13.:45:17.

Atkins handed himself in and yesterday was jailed for ten years.

:45:18.:45:23.

Another great result. We couldn't do it without you.

:45:24.:45:27.

This is Thomas Sippel-Dau, he was a Computer Technician

:45:28.:45:29.

Tomorrow will mark exactly eleven years since he was mowed down

:45:30.:45:36.

And, despite the obvious severity of his injuries, the

:45:37.:45:45.

Detectives were unable to trace the person responsible,

:45:46.:45:50.

that is until they asked for your help.

:45:51.:45:52.

But a decade later, despite being convicted,

:45:53.:45:54.

the woman who killed Thomas is yet to face justice.

:45:55.:46:23.

Thomas Sippel-Dau was a German national living in London. He was an

:46:24.:46:32.

extraordinary person. He would help anyone. Some people thought he was

:46:33.:46:37.

strange when they met him. . But when you got to know him, you

:46:38.:46:42.

realised he had a heart of gold and a real softy. Tom as work as a

:46:43.:46:54.

computer technician and he finished his shift and cycled home.

:46:55.:47:08.

Thomas's head injuries were catastrophic, despite paramedics

:47:09.:47:14.

trying to revive him, he never regained consciousness. The He would

:47:15.:47:18.

have been doing everything properly along that road. I couldn't believe

:47:19.:47:24.

it. I felt devastated. And very angry actually. Because Thomas you

:47:25.:47:28.

know would not have done anything wrong. This was the most difficult

:47:29.:47:39.

case I have been involved with, the investigation was long, complicated

:47:40.:47:48.

and had many twists and turns. CCTV showed a dark car speeding from the

:47:49.:47:52.

scene seconds after Thomas was hit. It jumped a red light before making

:47:53.:47:58.

a quick get away done the Earl's Court road. Witnesses described it

:47:59.:48:03.

as a range Rover, but didn't catch the registration. Police

:48:04.:48:07.

investigating the case had their work cut out for them. Forensically

:48:08.:48:12.

we didn't recover anything from the scene. However we did find a lot of

:48:13.:48:17.

debris that we thought probably was from the vehicle that failed to

:48:18.:48:24.

stop. We realised we had got some coloured bodywork and it looked to

:48:25.:48:29.

be an unusual colour. The debris was taken to a Land Rover for

:48:30.:48:33.

inspection. That is our 50th anniversary colour. Scomblit was

:48:34.:48:40.

called Atlantic blue and only 85 cars was made in that shade and one

:48:41.:48:44.

was almost Southern think vehicle that mowed Tom is a down. This was a

:48:45.:48:52.

stroke of good fortunre. It narrowed our search down. With a price tag of

:48:53.:48:58.

?70,000 it was clear the police were hunting for a criminal with

:48:59.:49:04.

considerable means. Land Rover gave them the vehicle identity numbers of

:49:05.:49:13.

all 85 cars. I now had 85 names and addresses. Working through them was

:49:14.:49:18.

a long, slow process. Three months later only a handful had been traced

:49:19.:49:27.

and eliminated. It was hoped Crimewatch could speed up the

:49:28.:49:32.

search. One caller thought they had seen a damaged Atlantic blue range

:49:33.:49:38.

Rover a hundred miles away in the Midlands. Hey had seen v -- he had

:49:39.:49:54.

seen ra car that day. A colleague and I went United.

:49:55.:50:03.

Incredibly one caller thought they'd seen a damaged

:50:04.:50:05.

Atlantis Blue Range Rover 100 miles away in the Midlands.

:50:06.:50:07.

He'd actually seen a car like this that day in a small garage

:50:08.:50:10.

in a village outside Leicester so the day after the programme

:50:11.:50:13.

a colleague and I went up to look at the vehicle.

:50:14.:50:15.

I didn't want to get my hopes up but I was very excited.

:50:16.:50:19.

In amongst the debris recovered from the incident was

:50:20.:50:22.

Forensic examinations of the Range Rover in Leicester

:50:23.:50:25.

This proved beyond all doubt that this vehicle had been

:50:26.:50:29.

at the scene and was almost certainly the vehicle

:50:30.:50:31.

Someone had tried to have its identity destroyed.

:50:32.:50:34.

They failed and police were able to track the car back

:50:35.:50:36.

A woman by the name of Natela Galogre.

:50:37.:50:45.

She was a multi- millionairess with connections within the Georgian

:50:46.:50:47.

She certainly knew a number of very wealthy Russian oligarchs and moved

:50:48.:50:51.

But when police went to question her, she'd vanished.

:50:52.:50:54.

However, they soon discovered where she'd been the night

:50:55.:50:56.

We were able to prove that she'd attended a function at the House

:50:57.:51:01.

of Lords on the night of the collision and in fact

:51:02.:51:04.

we were able to obtain pictures that showed her drinking at that event.

:51:05.:51:11.

Natela left the House of Lords early at 9 o'clock.

:51:12.:51:13.

Minutes after that, she was spotted by a neighbour parking up

:51:14.:51:22.

Significantly, he noticed damage to the Range Rover.

:51:23.:51:31.

The evidence was stacking up against her, and she aroused even

:51:32.:51:33.

further suspicion when detectives discovered that she'd fled

:51:34.:51:44.

to her mother's home in Moscow, where as a Russian citizen

:51:45.:51:46.

To know that we had the owner of the vehicle that had killed

:51:47.:51:52.

Thomas identified and that we weren't in a position to arrest

:51:53.:51:55.

and question them about what had happened that night...

:51:56.:52:01.

But 5 months later, police were tipped off that she'd

:52:02.:52:04.

When they found her, she'd dramatically changed her appearance.

:52:05.:52:16.

It was a big sigh of relief that someone had been arrested and I kind

:52:17.:52:20.

of thought, OK, that's the beginning of the end.

:52:21.:52:26.

We now had the opportunity to try and question her about what happened

:52:27.:52:32.

Natela's story was elaborate, she laid the blame for Thomas' death

:52:33.:52:38.

on a labourer called Georgi Jigeishvili.

:52:39.:52:41.

She said he'd dropped her off that night and then borrowed her car.

:52:42.:52:51.

We managed to trace the identity of Jigeishvili and what we found

:52:52.:52:54.

It turned out that he was found dead three months after Thomas was hit.

:52:55.:53:03.

It seemed that he'd jumped off Westminster Bridge at the end

:53:04.:53:06.

of June 2005 and had been found washed up further on down

:53:07.:53:09.

Detectives began to unpick Natela's story.

:53:10.:53:17.

Prior to his death Georgi had worked as a labourer on building

:53:18.:53:20.

He'd been working there on the day of Thomas' death.

:53:21.:53:29.

Amazingly even after all this time the firm still had

:53:30.:53:31.

They showed that he'd been working until 5pm on the day

:53:32.:53:38.

It was impossible for Giorgi to finish work at 5pm

:53:39.:53:43.

and drop her off at the House of Lords in London an hour

:53:44.:53:46.

She'd spun a web of lies since the beginning of this

:53:47.:53:55.

investigation and it's clear she sought to pin the

:53:56.:53:57.

In January 2006, 10 months after Thomas was killed,

:53:58.:54:03.

She was released on bail and forbidden from leaving the UK.

:54:04.:54:11.

Over the next 2 years she changed her legal team several

:54:12.:54:14.

times, ensuring the trial was dragged out for as long as possible.

:54:15.:54:19.

In October 2007 she made an application to the Crown Court

:54:20.:54:22.

for her Russian passport to be returned to her.

:54:23.:54:27.

This apparently was so she could go to a memorial service

:54:28.:54:30.

Astonishingly the judge agreed to her request.

:54:31.:54:39.

Natela flew to Russia on the promise she'd return and stand

:54:40.:54:41.

It was a promise she had no intention of keeping.

:54:42.:54:50.

She didn't turn up for the trial and her representatives said

:54:51.:54:53.

that she had pneumonia and was too ill to travel.

:54:54.:54:57.

There then followed a litany of medical conditions that Natela

:54:58.:55:01.

seemed to be suffering from in Russia.

:55:02.:55:04.

These included epilepsy, heart disease, other neurological

:55:05.:55:07.

The judge ruled that the trial would go ahead without her.

:55:08.:55:16.

Four years after the collision that killed Thomas, Natela was convicted

:55:17.:55:18.

of causing death by dangerous driving and perverting the course

:55:19.:55:21.

In her absence, Natela was ordered to serve 10 years in prison

:55:22.:55:29.

She showed her cowardice by choosing to hide out in Russia.

:55:30.:55:37.

Never returning to the UK to serve her sentence.

:55:38.:55:43.

Inspector John Payton who you saw in that film has since retired,

:55:44.:55:46.

though he's never given up hope that Natela

:55:47.:55:48.

But the plot thickens, as according to the Russian

:55:49.:55:53.

authorities, Natela has now passed away.

:55:54.:56:08.

Given her habit of disappearing when things get sticky -

:56:09.:56:11.

it could just be the latest in a long line of cons

:56:12.:56:13.

Daniel Rutter was serving a life sentence and now someone calling

:56:14.:56:27.

himself Daniel Rutter has handed himself in. We will give you an

:56:28.:56:37.

update later. Tariq Javed, some possible sightings of him. And good

:56:38.:56:42.

news on the the linked attacks in the Lewisham areas, a possible name

:56:43.:56:46.

for this attacker. Keep the calls coming in. That is is everything for

:56:47.:56:52.

now. Please remember to take a look at the Crimewatch web-site, where

:56:53.:56:59.

you can find all of our appeals. The phonelines stay open to midnight

:57:00.:57:05.

tomorrow and we are back for an update at 10.45. We will also keep

:57:06.:57:11.

you up-to-date with the latest developments via Twitter. Thank you

:57:12.:57:15.

for your calls. From everyone here, goodbye.

:57:16.:57:19.

Crimewatch reveals exclusive developments in the murder of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer, shot in his garden in Essex in what police believe was a professional hit. Palmer was killed in June with police initially believing he'd died of a cardiac arrest, not realising he'd been shot until nearly a week later.

The 65-year-old was jailed for eight years in 2001 for masterminding a timeshare fraud targeting people across the UK. Palmer's wealth was once estimated at £300m. He owned helicopters, a French chateau and a £1m mansion in Bath, and was once considered one of the biggest landowners on Tenerife.

Crimewatch unveils new leads in the case, which Essex Police hope viewers will be able to help with.


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