12/09/2016 Crimewatch


Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley present the appeals programme. This edition also features a special investigation into the rise in hate crime following the EU referendum.

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New developments in the murder of Stephen Lawrence.


The mother of two beaten to death outside her home.


Live from Eltham in south London, this is Crimewatch.


Good evening and welcome to Crimewatch.


Each week we're travelling the country, broadcasting


Tonight, on the eve of what would have been Stephen Lawrence's 42nd


birthday we're live from Eltham in South London.


Stephen was just 18 and an aspiring architect when he was chased down


and murdered by a gang a few metres from where we are now.


We'll have new developments in the case, and for the first time


But first, let's check in with Tina in the incident room


to see what else we have for you this evening.


As ever, we have a team of police detectives standing


by to take your calls on tonight's cases including


the fatal shooting of grandfather Jim Stanton.


Plus, we reveal how, despite vast amounts of evidence,


the murderer of 17-year-old Melanie Road managed to evade


There is no other case with such compelling evidence available to


you. You just need the other bit to join a duck, the suspect. The hard


part was, where on earth were we going to find him.


As ever, we have a team of police detectives standing


by to take your calls on tonight's cases.


In a few minutes we'll be speaking live to the detective now in charge


of the Stephen Lawrence investigation about the new leads


Before we do, here's a reminder of what we know so far.


An 18-year-old boy has been stabbed to death...


On April 22nd 1993, Stephen Lawrence and his friend Duwayne Brooks


were on their way home when they were attacked.


Stephen was stabbed twice but managed to run about 100


yards before collapsing and bleeding to death.


The impact of this single, tragic act of brutality


would reverberate through the next two decades.


From the beginning the Metropolitan Police were accused of not having


Following several failed prosecutions a public


The subsequent MacPherson report concluded that Stephen had been


failed by a force infected with institutional racism.


It made 70 recommendations, including a change to the law


allowing for people to be prosecuted twice for the same crime


Finally, in 2012 two of the original five suspects,


Gary Dobson and David Norris, were convicted of Stephen's


The court heard microscopic amounts of Stephen's DNA and fibres


from his clothing were found on the defendants' clothing.


But now for the first time Crimewatch reconstructs


what we know happened on that that tragic evening.


And just so you are aware the following film contains


And that's what I want people to remember.


I still can't understand seeing somebody at a bus stop,


and yet you and your friends decide to pounce on that person


I wanted my son to be famous from the buildings


Why should he be denied his life because of


Stephen Lawrence had spent most of Thursday 22nd of April 1993


The 18-year-old was studying for A-levels in Design


Stephen was so gifted that when he did his work experience


with an architect he did the model for the architect for the building


And the man was so pleased with what he did that he said,


"when you've finished your training I want you to come back and work


At around 6pm that evening Stephen went to his uncle's house


where he met up with his friend Duwayne Brooks.


He was no different from any other teenager.


You know he was an academic and he's always been that but you know


at the same time he would want to be out with his friend.


A few hours later they started the journey home.


Duwayne was heading to Charlton and Stephen to neighbouring


Due to strikes that night on certain routes, they caught a bus


to Eltham High street where they hoped to find connections home.


There they switched on to the 286 bus, but realising going on that


route would get them home late, they changed buses again.


This time on Well Hall Road in Eltham where they had a choice


Unsure of which bus to catch, Duwayne returned


south to the junction of Dixon Road to check


At that point a group of five or six youths approached


Can you see it coming yet?


But he collapsed after running a few hundred metres.


He had been stabbed twice, and was bleeding


Normally, I like for him to come home


by 10 o'clock so it's after 10 coming up 11, and


I was told that he saw Stephen being attacked by a group of boys


We saw a doctor and a nurse coming toward us, also his friend Duwayne


being accompanied by a police officer, and then we went to Duwayne


us and say they've got him and they're looking after him


so we've got to go into a waiting room and wait for them to come back.


So about half an hour or so they came back,


After that everything else is just like fast forward,


it's like a drama playing out in front of you but you're not part


of that, and you're like no he's not, no,


because it's hard to believe that


somebody who was just full of life and all of a suddenly,


I still can't remember whether I went in by myself or me


But I remember him lying on the slab, and touching him


and thinking he was still warm and he looked as if he was sleeping.


It's been over two decades since this junction


was a major crime scene, but items recovered back then


A leather strap found a few yards from the attack scene and believed


to have been discarded at the time has been re-examined using


It's known that straps like this were used locally


as a way of securing weapons to people's hands.


DNA found on the strap suggests that it belonged to a female.


Detectives would like to speak to the owner of that strap.


Recently reviewed CCTV taken from that fateful day


It shows a man wearing a very distinctive jacket with a V


on the back in an off license in Eltham.


It's known a man wearing a jacket like this was also in the vicinity


of the attack but despite repeated appeals, he's never been traced.


One small little bit of information can


There's people out there that might have just that one small little


detail for us to put the closure on this and I'm just,


I'm begging them and asking them please -


the information and let's put the closure on this


I know it's sometimes very difficult and people


feel threatened or whatever but I'd like them to have confidence


It doesn't matter how small the information that they have,


that any little thing they have could be important.


He died because these men decided to take his life,


I'm here with DCI Chris Le Pere at the spot where Stephen collapsed.


And it's items from that scene that you're concentrating on tonight?


That is correct. We found blood and Arab strap, we know that that was


not owned by Stephen but I believe it was left by the suspects. We have


obtained a full female DNA profile from the strap and conducted mass


DNA screening but unfortunately have not been able to identify that


individual. We are hoping then to find the witness who was in that


CCTV. Absolutely. We have CCTV taken from an off-licence some two and a


half hours previously. Wearing a distinctive jacket with a V design.


He could be the same person seen by witnesses at the time in the


vicinity where Stephen was murdered. That was the sketch taken in 1993,


he may or may not be the same person but I would like to identify both


persons. We are here at the place where Stephen Lawrence fell and


died. You are now offering a reward for information leading to a


prosecution. That is correct. The Metropolitan Police are offering up


to ?20,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and


prosecution of the persons involved in the murder of Stephen Lawrence.


Our last appeal came tantalisingly close. Absolutely, we are seeking a


Male figure who later found Crimestoppers and I believe has


significant information. I would ask him to ring back. Two men have been


convicted for the murder of Stephen Lawrence but it is vital that


everyone else involved in taking his life is caught and punished. We have


a phone number for you which you can ring to give information.


Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.


More details are on the Crimewatch website.


Time now for our CCTV roundup now and we've got some particularly


cunning crooks this month so keep your eyes peeled.


It is a rainy Wednesday in the West Midlands and this guy has come


prepared. He has an umbrella for the weather and Akgun for a bank job.


According to police he asks for cash in such a calm manner of the


customers next to him to not realise for some time that they are in the


middle of armed robbery. The cashier is forced to hand over money and


goes to leave. Not without his umbrella. Police believe that this


man is responsible for several other robberies in the area totalling


?20,000. If you want to see the full footage of all these incidents then


visit our website. And if you know who he is please get in touch.


Rush hour, outside the elephant and Castle shopping centre in south


London. Keep your eyes on the man with the phone. He is taking a keen


interest in the scooter rider preparing to leave. What happens


next is too shocking to show in full. Without warning, he lunges and


stabs the biker in front of terrified passers-by. The victim


runs inside to get help and is later treated in hospital for a large stab


wound in his back. Police say this is the suspect entering the shopping


centre before the stabbing. Take a long, hard look. Someone knows who


this knife wielding attacker is. He needs to be caught. It is the early


hours of a July morning. Add the chicken shop in Birmingham. A man


dressed in black enters the shop. Backwards. He turns and according to


the worker, shouts pi aggressively, a Hindi term for brother. The


customer pulls out a shotgun and fired it towards the kitchen


ceiling. He then runs away towards the park. Listen again. See if you


can recognise his voice. This man is armed and dangerous. Can


you tell us who he is? It's a perfectly normal day in Grimsby back


in March. Apart from these three men dressed in white boiler suits armed


with two hammers and a machete. As they start smashing their way into a


jewellers, a worker bravely tries to fight them off but is forced to


witness the shop being torn apart. The men break into cabinets and


window displays, managing to take nearly ?140,000 worth of watches.


When they have had their fill, they run back towards their getaway car.


Here they are a few minutes later, running away from the dumped car and


stripping off at the same time. Police want to find these men but


would also like to identify the man pictured here. He was seen in the


store just over a week before the robbery and may have vital


information. Get dialling if you can name any of them.


Call or text us if you recognise any of that lot.


Texts will be charged at your standard message rate.


And remember you can follow all of the developments


during the programme on our new live updates web page.


Six months ago, antiques expert Robyn Mercer


was found battered to death outside her family home in Surrey.


She'd been hit over the head multiple times with what police


believe may have been a type of machete.


Well tonight, detectives want your help to solve


DCI Paul Rymarz, who's leading the hunt for Robyn's


Talk us through what we know. At about 9pm on Sunday the 13th of


March, we believe that Robyn had gone outside to put something in the


bins outside the front of her house after a family meal. Her body was


discovered the following morning at 8:00am, at the end of the driveway


by the back gate. The postmortem revealed that she had been hit once


in the front of the head and then struck several times whilst on the


floor. We believe the weapon was some sort of acts or machete and we


are appealing for any information from anybody who knows anything


about that weapon to contact us tonight. A horrific attack on a


totally defenceless woman. Tell us more about Robyn. Robyn was


originally South African, well liked with a great social life. She was


well respected within the antiques world in London. She had worked for


the same family firm for 25 years and had become close friends with


the owners. And we can hear from the antiques dealer that Robyn worked


for and as you say, he was also a close family friend as well as her


boss. She had two lovely children who've lost a mother and lots of


lovely friends who have lost her. She was very important to all of us.


We have all been very upset. It would be a good thing if whoever is


responsible is caught. For us and the family. And there are two people


seen on CCTV that you want to trace. At about 9:35pm, CCTV picked up two


people walking across the Waltham Road towards Robyn's address. I know


it is not great quality but we are keen to trace those two people who


we believe are vital to our investigation. And you are also


looking for a dog walker who could be a witness? We believe there are a


number of people who would have seen those two from the previous CCTV,


including this man who is walking his two dogs nearby. Thank you very


much indeed. It is clearly vital that anyone with any information


calls on tonight, particularly if you have witnessed something or have


any idea why someone would want to harm Robyn. There is a Crimestoppers


reward of up to ?10,000 for information given to them which


leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible. I will


give you the number now: Well, we're here in Eltham tonight


asking for your help It was an extreme example of


what today we'd call a hate crime. The referendum in June to leave


the EU seemed to trigger an increase To explore what's been happening,


we asked one victim, whose experiences made news around


the world to investigate. Juan Jasso's film contains some


of the racist language which he and fellow victims


have been subjected to. I've been here longer


than you have... My name is Juan Jasso


and that's me in the clip. I've lived in Britain


for 18 years and work I want to understand why


I and others have become targets for abuse since the vote


to leave the EU. The British people have spoken


and the answer is, we're out. June 23th, 2016 - the day the UK


voted to leave the EU. Overnight the face of British


politics was transformed. But the vote also triggered a wave


of tension and hate. Hate that I experienced first-hand


just days after the vote. Straightaway I could hear a lot of


vulgar language coming from the second carriage, the carriage


towards the rear. I asked them, do you mind watching your language?


There are young families on board and I did not want to hear that


language. It was a bit of a shock. It instantly turned very nasty, for


whatever reason. I was left angry and shaken. But after they left the


tram, I thought it was over. And then about three and a half,


four hours later my phone just started ringing,


I got loads of text messages, this video had literally gone


viral within a few hours. While my story was making


headlines around the world, others in the UK were suffering away


from the limelight. Sadaf Akhtar experienced similar


abuse just three days after Brexit We both kind of came towards each


other, I was going to go left, We both had our windows down


and he used a really insultive gesture with his hand and basically


told me to "f off you Park "and to go back to


where I came from." I was really in shock and couldn't


believe what I just heard, For that moment I felt as if I had


been transported back to the 1980s and I was experiencing something


that I'd not experienced I felt slightly vulnerable


for a split second there, but that soon went away because it


takes a little bit more than that Fiyaz Mughal is the founder


of Tell Mama - an organisation set up to help victims


of hate like Sadaf. People spouting Islamaphobic abuse


paralysed the organisation by bringing down their phone


lines following the vote. Do you understand how hated you


really are in England? for about 10, 11 days,


we had to pull our phone lines out. Being targeted like that put us in a


position that we felt what a victim of hate crimes feels like.


Being alone, feeling as if the whole world


is against you and actually feeling extremely vulnerable.


It creates a sense of anger if you're targeted


If you're a woman, if you are disabled,


if you are a member of the LGBT community, if you're


black, if you're Jewish, if you are targeted


because of something which makes up your DNA.


Then it does create a sense of extreme anger in people.


Why was I targeted for something I can't control?


The hate has been directed at multiple communities including


I'm trying to be in the community quite often and show my face


and speak to the community so they know we are out


Polish PCSO Aggie Fisher is helping to ease tensions following a spate


of abuse and offensive letters targeting members of


One of those was 11-year-old Mateusz Welna.


That's rude, because I'm Polish and that's really sad for me.


It's horrible because I live in this country, pay taxes,


pay everything ? why must we go back home?


But several months on, the family has been overwhelmed by


You are saying that people are now nicer to you after what happened?


They are making you feel welcome. It was one stupid man, don't worry.


That is good, and it makes you feel better, that reassurance. This is my


time. I live here. -- this is my town.


Shocked by my own experience and hearing the stories of others,


I want to know what motivates people to behave like this and why Brexit


The lead researcher on Britain's biggest study of hate


crime victimisation is Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy.


In the build up to the EU referendum, we started


in ways which were incredibly negative, in ways that started


to present these communities as being a threat to our way


of life, to our standard of living and so that normalised it.


It legitimised it and it brought it to the surface and made people think


This feeling of legitimacy is something police


The referendum didn''t give anybody a license to commit a hate crime ?


It gave nobody a license to do that, there is no justification in this


country for any behaviour that is motivated by hate


or hostility, there is no justification for it at all.


We've got to be saying to ourselves why does this behaviour occur,


it's too late when the police are involved because someone has


already been victimised, they're already hurt,


So you've got to ask yourself, why homophobic behaviour,


why xenophobic behaviour, why Islamiphobia?


And see what we can do as a community to address those


issues before they become a hate incident or a hate crime.


One good thing that seems to have come from all this has been


an increase in bystanders coming forward to report Hate Crimes.


There is something positive, and I use positive in the sense


that the person taking the film feels comfortable enough


to take the film and secure enough to take the film to be able


to collect that evidence, then there is something good in that.


There is something positive in being an upstander.


It's about people saying I don't think this is acceptable.


As a nation we should think we are one body.


If your arm hurts or your finger hurts then


When we start working together we can move mountains really.


Because it's affecting, you know, our children's


future to some respect, but we'll get through this, we're


If you head to our website you can see more clips on the subject


You might want to know that victims of any crime can also


The hunt for the cold blooded killers of a car salesman.


Life taken away for no reason whatsoever. Just a good family man.


But we've got wanted faces first starting with 34-year-old


Michael Leslie Johnston, although you may know him


He was jailed for 17 years in 2009 for wounding with intent


But he's failed to stick to his conditions and is now


Johnston is missing an upper tooth and has small scars to the back


He has a Liverpudlian accent and links to the North West


But we've got wanted faces first starting with 34-year-old


This is Kassel Gayle, or Squid as he also calls himself.


He was arrested by detectives investigating drug dealing


in the Southampton area and released on bail.


He's described as being of heavy build and has links


Face number three is 23-year-old Talha Khan.


He was arrested by detectives investigating the kidnap of a man


and the assault of a woman in Grimsby, but failed to return


Khan also uses the names Alex, T, Jan and Riger and has links


to the West Midlands, Coventry, Nottingham,


Finally for now is 37-year-old Donald Joseph George Richardson,


although he also calls himself Donald Stewart, Mark Joseph Owens


He was jailed for five years after forcing his way into a woman's


Richardson was put on the sex offenders register, but has failed


to stick to his conditions and is now wanted back in jail.


His arms are heavily scarred and he has tattoos of the words Mum


Originally from Northern Ireland, he is known around homeless shelters


especially in Leeds, Manchester and Blackpool


If you know where any of tonight's 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.


It's just over a decade since grandfather Jim Stanton


was locking up at the garage where he worked in Aintree


on the outskirts of Liverpool, when two armed men burst


The case is all the more tragic as police are convinced Jim was NOT


That's where his life ended, in that car showroom.


And that's where all our lives fell apart.


He doted on his children, his grandchildren were his life.


Every time we'd be going on holiday he'd say to me, right,


which ones are we going to take this time?


We had seven grandchildren, another one on the way


and yes, his life was his grandchildren and his children.


In 2006 Jim Stanton was working at Aintree Commercial Vehicles


Jim was never out of work, ever in his life, he did everything.


He did all the advertising, he was a good car salesman,


He wasn't happy there, only I'd say a week before he'd gone


to look at a premises to then start up again in his own business,


On Monday July 24th 2006, Jim was shutting up shop


He would usually have finished earlier, but a few of his


I spoke to my husband about half an hour before the incident.


And he said, oh, I'm sorry, love, I'm going to be a little bit


As they were locking up, two armed men stormed into the yard.


The first few shots hit the showroom window,


before the pair moved inside and continued firing.


His colleagues ran for cover, but Jim who was sitting


I was driving home from work that evening when I got the phonecall


from his brother, to say that my husband had been


I remember them coming to say, quick, you'd better hurry up,


Going to waving him goodbye going out of the door in the morning,


And then lying there his life taken away from him for me


He was just a good family man taken from us.


It's been 10 years, but these two killers caught on camera


The motivation for their organised hit also remains a mystery.


10 years on, the anger is there, because my husband can't


see his grandchildren growing up, missing out on so much


You just want to try and not forget, but try and come to terms


with the situation, in a different way.


I honestly don't know how, but I'm sure if we did get some


Detectives are convinced the gunmen were targeting someone else.


An innocent man taken needlessly from his family.


remembered as a loving caring dad, granddad, friend, always.


Well, we're joined now by Detective Superintendent Dave Brunskill


You don't think Jim was the target, do you?


It's unclear who the intended target was.


What we can say is the gunmen indiscriminately entered


the premises and shot in the direction of all


of the occupants of the garage at the time.


It was clearly a planned attack and it's incredible that nobody else


Any idea why the business was targeted?


No, that's what I'd like to establish.


What was the motive, who were the offenders


responsible for carrying it out and who was the person behind it?


Do you think the people who carried it out were local and might


I believe they may well have talked about this.


Tell me about the getaway car they used.


That was a blue Toyota Avensis, it originally bore


Now that vehicle was stolen approximately two months before


the attack and I'm keen to know where that vehicle was, who sold it


There's then a link to another vehicle, tell us about that.


The Toyota Avensis was dumped in Blindfoot Road in the rural area


near St Helen's, where it was set on fire.


Now we believe that a black Vauxhall Vectra bearing


the registration number KN53 YHL may have been connected


Certainly 15 minutes after it had been burnt and set on fire


the Vauxhall Vectra was seen in the Latham Road area and we're


keen to trace the occupants and find out what happened to the car.


There's a large reward here isn't there?


Yes, Merseyside police have put forward a reward of ?20,000


for information which leads to the arrest and conviction


of those responsible either directly or indirectly.


If you have any idea who the gunmen might be then please call now


How detectives finally caught up with Melanie Road's killer thanks


to a breakthrough in forensic science.


I was sitting at my terminal and a message came from the laboratory, it


was a full DNA it. I was on holiday and it did not sink in. Suddenly it


hit me and I could not believe it. I was ecstatic. We have done it for


you, merrily. More wanted faces now


starting with Leon Davis. Detectives in Derbyshire


want to question him after two women One was also hit by a car,


suffering a fractured skull. Davis is 34 and has a tattoo


of the name Kelsea on his neck and a number of scars


on his right leg and arm. He has links to Derby, Nottingham,


London and Norfolk and is known to be a prolific user


of social media. Detectives want to question him


in connection with a number of thefts from jewellers


across the country. He's 31 and has a Liverpudlian


accent, a scar on the right side of his head and the name


'Kelly Hunter' tattooed He travels extensively by train


to Devon, Cornwall, Derby, Number 7 is Adjarho Akpomedaye,


although you may know him Detectives in Hertfordshire


want to question him in connection to over 100 bank accounts


which are believed to have received more than ?900,000


from cyber related fraud. Akpomedaye is 42 and he's originally


from Nigeria but now has links to Borehamwood,


Essex, Oxford, Newcastle although he uses numerous other


names, including David Kerrigan, James Dunn and the surnames


Crawley and Doyle. Detectives in Hertfordshire


want to question him in connection to a number


of distraction burglaries. Brown is 36 and has links


across the South East of England. He has a tribal tattoo


on his stomach and scars If you know where any


of tonight's faces are then get in touch


using the numbers on screen. And of course they're


all on the Crimewatch website. Now, the culmination of how


detectives solved one of the UK's Melanie Road was just 17


when she was attacked on her way home from a nightclub in Bath


in 1984. For three decades a killer


has hidden among us. So you get these hairs standing up


on the back of your neck and you're This is the inside story


of that investigation. On Friday the 8th of June, 1984,


17-year-old Melanie Road She left the nightclub at around


1.15am to walk home, The teenager was raped,


and stabbed 26 times. Heartbreakingly, her body was found


just 200 yards from her home Avon and Somerset Police began


a relentless manhunt, arresting 94 people


in their search for the killer. Extensive forensic work was done


around the offender's blood trail And the arrival of DNA into police


investigations in 1988 Scientists made full use of every


leap in technology and a partial DNA profile of the killer


was retrieved and checked Despite the setback,


25 years after the murder police were still determined to crack


the case, so turned to Crimewatch. If you had suspicions at the time


and didn't call the police, Investigators never anticipated


the result they would get. A witness who came forward


from Crimewatch, a very, very important witness that


came from Crimewatch confirmed really the age,


the height, the ethnicity He saw Melanie having


an argument with someone. And this was in the area


of St Stevens Road. He parked his vehicle up,


and as he was walking back, he sees the man who was arguing


with Melanie, running towards him. And the man he said,


he said to the man, "Did you just have an argument


with your girlfriend?" And the man said "yes",


and ran off down these steps, and our witness saw him go


all the way down these steps, He gave police a rough sketch


of the offender based on his memory It was a significant new clue,


but why was this witness not Detectives had in fact


come agonisingly close. In the days after Melanie's murder,


police made house to house Incredibly, those initial enquiries


had stopped just two doors away Just two doors away


from potentially That's why he was never identified


immediately at the time and a full He would then have potentially been


able to maybe produce a photofit of the offender while it was fresh


in his mind and who knows? Frustratingly, nothing came


of the sketch and the team The Melanie Road murder


investigation was fast becoming one of the most agonising


unsolved cases in Britain. For too long the killer had


disappeared under the radar but in 2009, Julie Mackay took over


as Senior Investigating officer and vowed that she would find him


and get justice for Melanie. Like everyone that


had gone before me and everyone who worked on it


at the time, I wanted to be part And I find it really difficult


to explain but as time I was going to solve it,


I had this gut instinct. We've got compelling evidence,


all you needed was the other bit that was going to join it up,


which was your suspect. The hard bit was, where on earth


were we going to find him, The hard bit was, where on earth


were we going to find him? The team turned to the names


linked to the original Based on all the information


gathered so far, they honed the list down to the most likely possible


suspects and visited them In the meantime, scientists


continued to work on extracting What struck me was the fact


that there was a swab that presumptively had tested strongly


for the presence of semen, but we hadn't obtained a DNA


profile as such from it. Another thing that became evident


to me, we didn't have the profile at that stage of Melanie herself,


which when you're trying to find the DNA of the offender,


you need to subtract Having built a DNA


profile for Melanie, forensic scientists used


a swab they'd had in storage since 1984 to finally obtain a full


DNA profile of the killer. In the intervening years, thousands


of new names had been added to the national DNA database


and a new technique had been developed to flag up possible


relatives of a suspect. What they'll say is the likelihood


of that suspect being linked to that person who's arrested is,


and then they give you a ratio. And what we do is look at that name,


say John Smith or Julie Mackay, so we look at Julie and think


OK, who is her Dad? We're looking for a man and we know


he's going to be older than her because of the age


of our crime scene and so we do A search of the database was made


in 2009 but it offered no matches And this time the results


were very different. On the top of the list


there was a female whose likelihood ratio was well over two times


the next nearest person. It's known in the business


as a screamer, screaming out at you that you must find this


person's relative to eliminate them. She was someone who was


on the parent/child list, The scientists said,


looking at this profile of this relative, 97.5% sure


it's going to be him, Some of our scene of crime officers,


one in particular was absolutely Which made all of us convinced


we were going to get a hit. Until the phonecall came


through and it was "this Someone said they'd stake


their mortgage on it Yeah, we were a bit


deflated on that day. This time they found an even closer


match to a potential I'm thinking, well, if this person's


even more likely then this has The other thing which stood out,


that person's place of birth, Bath. A woman had been recently been


arrested for a minor offence. Gary contacted her and she willingly


gave her father's details. I met him on the morning


of the 1st June. He came across to the car,


shook his hand, introduced myself. He behaved no different


to anyone else. He went off to work and they were


sent off within a few days, awaiting results. I was sat at my terminal


trying to attract more people down and the message comes up from the


lab. And suddenly it hit me,


I couldn't believe it, I was ecstatic, it was,


"oh my god, Melanie, The man the DNA profile belonged to,


and the one they'd been searching so long for was 63-year-old


Christopher Hampton. He was arrested on the 2nd


of July, 31 years after After killing her, he'd gone


on to marry and raise When questioned by police,


he refused to co-operate. Had you been expecting


this for 30 years? Did you honestly believe you'd got


away with the murder of a 17-year-old girl


in Bath back in 1984? It came out of the blue really,


I was like a dog with two tails when I heard this,


it was excellent. Hopefully after such a long time,


the family would get On the 9th of May, 2016,


Christopher Hampton finally As the judge sentenced him to life


in prison with a minimum of 22 years, he said Hampton had been "too


callous and cowardly" to come forward and put an end


to the family's misery sooner. He added that Hampton "will most


likely die in prison". After decades of torment


for Melanie's family, At the time, her mother Jean gave


this rare interview. Because I am 81, I thought I might


be death before it was finalised but thank God. I said to the police, I


will be 80 next year. If you don't find this man, I don't think I can


last. And you did it, didn't you? Thank you.


There is no getting over such a loss, such a death.


Since her death, she's been a statistic, a crime to be


But she's my sister, she deserved to be remembered for herself.


Not a single day passes without me thinking about her.


Over the years, many people played their part in bringing


Hampton to justice, often not knowing where their work would lead


In 1984, they would never have anticipated that we could have done


But what they did do was really good detective


work that set us up, so as the science developed


All that's happened over the years, a baton has been passed


We just happened to have the baton when we crossed the line.


Despite pleading guilty, Christopher Hampton has never


I'd like him to tell us what happened really,


what made him do that, was there something?


And could we use that knowledge now to stop that


But Hampton remains silent behind bars.


Just time before we go for a quick update on your calls with Tina.


Lots of calls coming in for the officers here. Chris is in charge of


the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation. Any new information


coming in? Some very interesting calls tonight and I am very grateful


for people ringing in. If anybody has got any specific information,


why the strap was at that scene, who is the female owner of that strap,


please ring in. Not necessarily a suspect. I must stress that. She is


a witness in their is no evidence to suggest a woman is involved in the


murder. And some key CCTV as well. Absolutely. If anyone can identify


the man in the distinctive green jacket, please get in touch.


Well, that's everything for now on BBC One but you can follow


all of the developments on our new live updates webpage.


Head there for the latest from the detectives as they chase up


all the calls still coming in behind me.


The phone lines stay open until midnight


Lots more to come next week including an alarming investigation


into why so many of Britain's youngsters are carrying knives.


I used to carry my knife basically for Security and influence. And it


always worked. I never used to leave the house without my knife. It was


like putting on socks for me. But for now, thank you so much


for all of your calls. 50 years ago,


they became superstars in astronomy, They represent the most productive


period astronomy has ever had.


Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley are once again live from the location of one of the UK's biggest unsolved cases. They also have the very latest developments on last week's appeals.

This edition also features a special investigation into the rise in hate crime following the Brexit referendum and the concluding story of how detectives caught 17-year-old Melanie Road's killer after 31 years on the run.

The Crimewatch Update programme has been replaced with a new live digital platform linked to the show's website. It keeps audiences up to date with developments on the cases during and immediately after transmission and in the time between each episode.

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