12/09/2016 Crimewatch


12/09/2016

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.

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The mother of two beaten to death outside her home.

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Live from Eltham in south London, this is Crimewatch.

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Good evening and welcome to Crimewatch.

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Each week we're travelling the country, broadcasting

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

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birthday we're live from Eltham in South London.

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

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

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

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

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to see what else we have for you this evening.

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As ever, we have a team of police detectives standing

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by to take your calls on tonight's cases including

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the fatal shooting of grandfather Jim Stanton.

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

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

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There is no other case with such compelling evidence available to

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

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

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As ever, we have a team of police detectives standing

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by to take your calls on tonight's cases.

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

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of the Stephen Lawrence investigation about the new leads

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

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

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

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were on their way home when they were attacked.

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Stephen was stabbed twice but managed to run about 100

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yards before collapsing and bleeding to death.

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The impact of this single, tragic act of brutality

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would reverberate through the next two decades.

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From the beginning the Metropolitan Police were accused of not having

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Following several failed prosecutions a public

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The subsequent MacPherson report concluded that Stephen had been

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failed by a force infected with institutional racism.

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It made 70 recommendations, including a change to the law

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allowing for people to be prosecuted twice for the same crime

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Finally, in 2012 two of the original five suspects,

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

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

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from his clothing were found on the defendants' clothing.

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But now for the first time Crimewatch reconstructs

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what we know happened on that that tragic evening.

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And just so you are aware the following film contains

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And that's what I want people to remember.

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

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

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I wanted my son to be famous from the buildings

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Why should he be denied his life because of

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

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

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Stephen was so gifted that when he did his work experience

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

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

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

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

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where he met up with his friend Duwayne Brooks.

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He was no different from any other teenager.

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

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

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A few hours later they started the journey home.

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Duwayne was heading to Charlton and Stephen to neighbouring

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

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

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

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

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

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Unsure of which bus to catch, Duwayne returned

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south to the junction of Dixon Road to check

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At that point a group of five or six youths approached

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Can you see it coming yet?

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But he collapsed after running a few hundred metres.

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He had been stabbed twice, and was bleeding

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Normally, I like for him to come home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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So about half an hour or so they came back,

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After that everything else is just like fast forward,

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

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

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because it's hard to believe that

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

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

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

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

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It's been over two decades since this junction

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was a major crime scene, but items recovered back then

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

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

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It's known that straps like this were used locally

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

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

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

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Recently reviewed CCTV taken from that fateful day

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

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on the back in an off license in Eltham.

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

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

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One small little bit of information can

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

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

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I'm begging them and asking them please -

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the information and let's put the closure on this

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I know it's sometimes very difficult and people

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

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

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that any little thing they have could be important.

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He died because these men decided to take his life,

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

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

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

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

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

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DNA screening but unfortunately have not been able to identify that

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Male figure who later found Crimestoppers and I believe has

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

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

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

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

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Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

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More details are on the Crimewatch website.

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

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cunning crooks this month so keep your eyes peeled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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man is responsible for several other robberies in the area totalling

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

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

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

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

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interest in the scooter rider preparing to leave. What happens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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customer pulls out a shotgun and fired it towards the kitchen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Texts will be charged at your standard message rate.

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And remember you can follow all of the developments

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during the programme on our new live updates web page.

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Six months ago, antiques expert Robyn Mercer

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

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

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believe may have been a type of machete.

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Well tonight, detectives want your help to solve

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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are appealing for any information from anybody who knows anything

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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asking for your help It was an extreme example of

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

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

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we asked one victim, whose experiences made news around

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

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of the racist language which he and fellow victims

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have been subjected to. I've been here longer

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than you have... My name is Juan Jasso

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

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for 18 years and work I want to understand why

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I and others have become targets for abuse since the vote

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to leave the EU. The British people have spoken

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

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voted to leave the EU. Overnight the face of British

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politics was transformed. But the vote also triggered a wave

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

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

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vulgar language coming from the second carriage, the carriage

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

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

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

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

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

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four hours later my phone just started ringing,

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

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viral within a few hours. While my story was making

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

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from the limelight. Sadaf Akhtar experienced similar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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that I'd not experienced I felt slightly vulnerable

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

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

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of Tell Mama - an organisation set up to help victims

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of hate like Sadaf. People spouting Islamaphobic abuse

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paralysed the organisation by bringing down their phone

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lines following the vote. Do you understand how hated you

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

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

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

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Being alone, feeling as if the whole world

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is against you and actually feeling extremely vulnerable.

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It creates a sense of anger if you're targeted

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

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

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

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because of something which makes up your DNA.

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

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

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The hate has been directed at multiple communities including

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

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and speak to the community so they know we are out

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

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of abuse and offensive letters targeting members of

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

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

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

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pay everything ? why must we go back home?

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But several months on, the family has been overwhelmed by

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The lead researcher on Britain's biggest study of hate

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crime victimisation is Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy.

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In the build up to the EU referendum, we started

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in ways which were incredibly negative, in ways that started

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to present these communities as being a threat to our way

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

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

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This feeling of legitimacy is something police

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

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

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country for any behaviour that is motivated by hate

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

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

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

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already been victimised, they're already hurt,

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

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why xenophobic behaviour, why Islamiphobia?

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

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

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

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an increase in bystanders coming forward to report Hate Crimes.

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

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that the person taking the film feels comfortable enough

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

:29:15.:29:18.

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

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There is something positive in being an upstander.

:29:23.:29:24.

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

:29:25.:29:29.

As a nation we should think we are one body.

:29:30.:29:32.

If your arm hurts or your finger hurts then

:29:33.:29:34.

When we start working together we can move mountains really.

:29:35.:29:43.

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

:29:44.:29:45.

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

:29:46.:29:47.

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

:29:48.:29:53.

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

:29:54.:29:57.

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

:29:58.:30:06.

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

:30:07.:30:25.

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

:30:26.:30:27.

Michael Leslie Johnston, although you may know him

:30:28.:30:29.

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

:30:30.:30:35.

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

:30:36.:30:40.

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

:30:41.:30:45.

He has a Liverpudlian accent and links to the North West

:30:46.:30:49.

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

:30:50.:30:58.

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

:30:59.:31:01.

He was arrested by detectives investigating drug dealing

:31:02.:31:03.

in the Southampton area and released on bail.

:31:04.:31:04.

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

:31:05.:31:08.

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

:31:09.:31:15.

He was arrested by detectives investigating the kidnap of a man

:31:16.:31:18.

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

:31:19.:31:21.

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

:31:22.:31:27.

to the West Midlands, Coventry, Nottingham,

:31:28.:31:29.

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

:31:30.:31:38.

although he also calls himself Donald Stewart, Mark Joseph Owens

:31:39.:31:40.

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

:31:41.:31:45.

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

:31:46.:31:49.

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

:31:50.:31:53.

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

:31:54.:31:56.

Originally from Northern Ireland, he is known around homeless shelters

:31:57.:32:01.

especially in Leeds, Manchester and Blackpool

:32:02.:32:02.

If you know where any of tonight's faces might be

:32:03.:32:07.

please do get in touch using the numbers on screen.

:32:08.:32:11.

We'll go through the rest of the line up a little later.

:32:12.:32:15.

It's just over a decade since grandfather Jim Stanton

:32:16.:32:18.

was locking up at the garage where he worked in Aintree

:32:19.:32:21.

on the outskirts of Liverpool, when two armed men burst

:32:22.:32:24.

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

:32:25.:32:30.

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

:32:31.:32:55.

And that's where all our lives fell apart.

:32:56.:33:16.

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

:33:17.:33:26.

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

:33:27.:33:30.

which ones are we going to take this time?

:33:31.:33:36.

We had seven grandchildren, another one on the way

:33:37.:33:38.

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

:33:39.:33:44.

In 2006 Jim Stanton was working at Aintree Commercial Vehicles

:33:45.:33:48.

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

:33:49.:33:58.

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

:33:59.:34:01.

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

:34:02.:34:14.

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

:34:15.:34:18.

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

:34:19.:34:27.

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

:34:28.:34:33.

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

:34:34.:34:43.

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

:34:44.:34:46.

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

:34:47.:35:07.

The first few shots hit the showroom window,

:35:08.:35:18.

before the pair moved inside and continued firing.

:35:19.:35:25.

His colleagues ran for cover, but Jim who was sitting

:35:26.:35:28.

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

:35:29.:35:45.

from his brother, to say that my husband had been

:35:46.:35:48.

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

:35:49.:36:00.

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

:36:01.:36:11.

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

:36:12.:36:18.

He was just a good family man taken from us.

:36:19.:36:27.

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

:36:28.:36:35.

The motivation for their organised hit also remains a mystery.

:36:36.:36:45.

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

:36:46.:36:51.

see his grandchildren growing up, missing out on so much

:36:52.:36:54.

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

:36:55.:37:01.

with the situation, in a different way.

:37:02.:37:07.

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

:37:08.:37:11.

Detectives are convinced the gunmen were targeting someone else.

:37:12.:37:28.

An innocent man taken needlessly from his family.

:37:29.:37:34.

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

:37:35.:37:56.

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

:37:57.:37:59.

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

:38:00.:38:05.

It's unclear who the intended target was.

:38:06.:38:12.

What we can say is the gunmen indiscriminately entered

:38:13.:38:14.

the premises and shot in the direction of all

:38:15.:38:16.

of the occupants of the garage at the time.

:38:17.:38:18.

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

:38:19.:38:21.

Any idea why the business was targeted?

:38:22.:38:24.

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

:38:25.:38:27.

What was the motive, who were the offenders

:38:28.:38:29.

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

:38:30.:38:36.

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

:38:37.:38:44.

I believe they may well have talked about this.

:38:45.:38:55.

Tell me about the getaway car they used.

:38:56.:39:02.

That was a blue Toyota Avensis, it originally bore

:39:03.:39:04.

Now that vehicle was stolen approximately two months before

:39:05.:39:11.

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

:39:12.:39:14.

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

:39:15.:39:29.

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

:39:30.:39:35.

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

:39:36.:39:37.

Now we believe that a black Vauxhall Vectra bearing

:39:38.:39:40.

the registration number KN53 YHL may have been connected

:39:41.:39:42.

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

:39:43.:39:52.

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

:39:53.:39:55.

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

:39:56.:39:58.

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

:39:59.:40:00.

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

:40:01.:40:02.

for information which leads to the arrest and conviction

:40:03.:40:04.

of those responsible either directly or indirectly.

:40:05.:40:06.

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

:40:07.:40:10.

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

:40:11.:40:16.

to a breakthrough in forensic science.

:40:17.:40:24.

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

:40:25.:40:33.

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

:40:34.:40:39.

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

:40:40.:40:42.

you, merrily. More wanted faces now

:40:43.:40:45.

starting with Leon Davis. Detectives in Derbyshire

:40:46.:40:47.

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

:40:48.:40:49.

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

:40:50.:40:55.

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

:40:56.:40:58.

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

:40:59.:41:01.

London and Norfolk and is known to be a prolific user

:41:02.:41:04.

of social media. Detectives want to question him

:41:05.:41:07.

in connection with a number of thefts from jewellers

:41:08.:41:12.

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

:41:13.:41:14.

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

:41:15.:41:18.

'Kelly Hunter' tattooed He travels extensively by train

:41:19.:41:20.

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

:41:21.:41:25.

although you may know him Detectives in Hertfordshire

:41:26.:41:32.

want to question him in connection to over 100 bank accounts

:41:33.:41:39.

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

:41:40.:41:41.

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

:41:42.:41:46.

from Nigeria but now has links to Borehamwood,

:41:47.:41:49.

Essex, Oxford, Newcastle although he uses numerous other

:41:50.:41:50.

names, including David Kerrigan, James Dunn and the surnames

:41:51.:42:01.

Crawley and Doyle. Detectives in Hertfordshire

:42:02.:42:04.

want to question him in connection to a number

:42:05.:42:06.

of distraction burglaries. Brown is 36 and has links

:42:07.:42:10.

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

:42:11.:42:14.

on his stomach and scars If you know where any

:42:15.:42:16.

of tonight's faces are then get in touch

:42:17.:42:22.

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

:42:23.:42:25.

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

:42:26.:42:27.

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

:42:28.:42:30.

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

:42:31.:42:37.

in 1984. For three decades a killer

:42:38.:42:46.

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

:42:47.:42:50.

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

:42:51.:42:54.

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

:42:55.:43:04.

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

:43:05.:43:13.

1.15am to walk home, The teenager was raped,

:43:14.:43:25.

and stabbed 26 times. Heartbreakingly, her body was found

:43:26.:43:39.

just 200 yards from her home Avon and Somerset Police began

:43:40.:43:43.

a relentless manhunt, arresting 94 people

:43:44.:43:52.

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

:43:53.:43:58.

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

:43:59.:44:00.

investigations in 1988 Scientists made full use of every

:44:01.:44:08.

leap in technology and a partial DNA profile of the killer

:44:09.:44:16.

was retrieved and checked Despite the setback,

:44:17.:44:18.

25 years after the murder police were still determined to crack

:44:19.:44:30.

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

:44:31.:44:36.

and didn't call the police, Investigators never anticipated

:44:37.:44:41.

the result they would get. A witness who came forward

:44:42.:44:52.

from Crimewatch, a very, very important witness that

:44:53.:44:54.

came from Crimewatch confirmed really the age,

:44:55.:44:56.

the height, the ethnicity He saw Melanie having

:44:57.:44:58.

an argument with someone. And this was in the area

:44:59.:45:07.

of St Stevens Road. He parked his vehicle up,

:45:08.:45:10.

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

:45:11.:45:14.

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

:45:15.:45:18.

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

:45:19.:45:24.

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

:45:25.:45:26.

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

:45:27.:45:29.

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

:45:30.:45:32.

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

:45:33.:45:39.

but why was this witness not Detectives had in fact

:45:40.:45:49.

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

:45:50.:45:55.

police made house to house Incredibly, those initial enquiries

:45:56.:45:58.

had stopped just two doors away Just two doors away

:45:59.:46:08.

from potentially That's why he was never identified

:46:09.:46:12.

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

:46:13.:46:18.

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

:46:19.:46:25.

in his mind and who knows? Frustratingly, nothing came

:46:26.:46:31.

of the sketch and the team The Melanie Road murder

:46:32.:46:33.

investigation was fast becoming one of the most agonising

:46:34.:46:41.

unsolved cases in Britain. For too long the killer had

:46:42.:46:47.

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

:46:48.:46:52.

as Senior Investigating officer and vowed that she would find him

:46:53.:46:54.

and get justice for Melanie. Like everyone that

:46:55.:47:08.

had gone before me and everyone who worked on it

:47:09.:47:10.

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

:47:11.:47:13.

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

:47:14.:47:17.

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

:47:18.:47:22.

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

:47:23.:47:24.

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

:47:25.:47:27.

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

:47:28.:47:30.

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

:47:31.:47:33.

linked to the original Based on all the information

:47:34.:47:36.

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

:47:37.:47:40.

suspects and visited them In the meantime, scientists

:47:41.:47:42.

continued to work on extracting What struck me was the fact

:47:43.:47:48.

that there was a swab that presumptively had tested strongly

:47:49.:47:57.

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

:47:58.:48:00.

profile as such from it. Another thing that became evident

:48:01.:48:05.

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

:48:06.:48:10.

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

:48:11.:48:13.

you need to subtract Having built a DNA

:48:14.:48:15.

profile for Melanie, forensic scientists used

:48:16.:48:25.

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

:48:26.:48:26.

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

:48:27.:48:36.

of new names had been added to the national DNA database

:48:37.:48:41.

and a new technique had been developed to flag up possible

:48:42.:48:43.

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

:48:44.:48:47.

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

:48:48.:48:59.

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

:49:00.:49:03.

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

:49:04.:49:10.

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

:49:11.:49:12.

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

:49:13.:49:15.

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

:49:16.:49:19.

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

:49:20.:49:24.

were very different. On the top of the list

:49:25.:49:42.

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

:49:43.:49:44.

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

:49:45.:49:47.

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

:49:48.:49:50.

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

:49:51.:49:53.

on the parent/child list, The scientists said,

:49:54.:49:55.

looking at this profile of this relative, 97.5% sure

:49:56.:50:08.

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

:50:09.:50:11.

one in particular was absolutely Which made all of us convinced

:50:12.:50:16.

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

:50:17.:50:24.

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

:50:25.:50:26.

their mortgage on it Yeah, we were a bit

:50:27.:50:29.

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

:50:30.:50:34.

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

:50:35.:50:48.

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

:50:49.:50:58.

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

:50:59.:51:14.

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

:51:15.:51:17.

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

:51:18.:51:22.

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

:51:23.:51:29.

shook his hand, introduced myself. He behaved no different

:51:30.:51:41.

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

:51:42.:52:00.

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

:52:01.:52:08.

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

:52:09.:52:10.

lab. And suddenly it hit me,

:52:11.:52:12.

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

:52:13.:52:33.

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

:52:34.:52:35.

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

:52:36.:52:45.

Christopher Hampton. He was arrested on the 2nd

:52:46.:52:51.

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

:52:52.:52:54.

on to marry and raise When questioned by police,

:52:55.:52:58.

he refused to co-operate. Had you been expecting

:52:59.:53:09.

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

:53:10.:53:11.

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

:53:12.:53:14.

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

:53:15.:53:16.

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

:53:17.:53:21.

it was excellent. Hopefully after such a long time,

:53:22.:53:23.

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

:53:24.:53:25.

Christopher Hampton finally As the judge sentenced him to life

:53:26.:53:39.

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

:53:40.:53:46.

callous and cowardly" to come forward and put an end

:53:47.:53:49.

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

:53:50.:53:52.

likely die in prison". After decades of torment

:53:53.:53:58.

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

:53:59.:54:00.

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

:54:01.:54:17.

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

:54:18.:54:22.

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

:54:23.:54:26.

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

:54:27.:54:28.

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

:54:29.:54:33.

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

:54:34.:54:36.

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

:54:37.:54:43.

Not a single day passes without me thinking about her.

:54:44.:54:53.

Over the years, many people played their part in bringing

:54:54.:54:58.

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

:54:59.:55:00.

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

:55:01.:55:12.

But what they did do was really good detective

:55:13.:55:17.

work that set us up, so as the science developed

:55:18.:55:19.

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

:55:20.:55:26.

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

:55:27.:55:30.

Despite pleading guilty, Christopher Hampton has never

:55:31.:55:32.

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

:55:33.:55:40.

what made him do that, was there something?

:55:41.:55:42.

And could we use that knowledge now to stop that

:55:43.:55:44.

But Hampton remains silent behind bars.

:55:45.:55:59.

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

:56:00.:56:10.

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

:56:11.:56:15.

the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation. Any new information

:56:16.:56:20.

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

:56:21.:56:24.

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

:56:25.:56:28.

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

:56:29.:56:32.

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

:56:33.:56:37.

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

:56:38.:56:43.

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

:56:44.:56:48.

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

:56:49.:56:51.

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

:56:52.:56:55.

all of the developments on our new live updates webpage.

:56:56.:56:57.

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

:56:58.:57:00.

all the calls still coming in behind me.

:57:01.:57:02.

The phone lines stay open until midnight

:57:03.:57:04.

Lots more to come next week including an alarming investigation

:57:05.:57:09.

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

:57:10.:57:15.

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

:57:16.:57:25.

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

:57:26.:57:27.

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

:57:28.:57:30.

for all of your calls. 50 years ago,

:57:31.:57:36.

they became superstars in astronomy, They represent the most productive

:57:37.:58:10.

period astronomy has ever had.

:58:11.:58:15.

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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