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The pensioner. Murdered by cold callers.
It was like having the rug swept from my feet.
Plus, exclusive access to the detectives taking
It's a massively evolving threat and we have to
And the postcard, which could solve a murder mystery.
If we identify who wrote this card,
They will hold the key to the murder of
Live for the next hour, this is Crimewatch.
Good evening and welcome to Crimewatch.
Tonight, we're taking on the cybercriminals.
We've brought our mobile incident unit to Bletchley
A place synonymous with the incredible work of Second World
War code breakers who managed to crack Nazi communiques,
thereby shortening the war and saving countless lives.
These huts at Bletchley were also home to the birth
with code breaking machines like the bomb and the world's first
electronic computer, Colossus. But even the brilliant
minds who worked here, including Alan Turing who sat
at this very desk, are unlikely to have predicted how information
technology and its misuse Today, internet fraud,
hacking and blackmail are serious threats,
even when you least expect it. Can I interest you in a free coffee?
Have you got Facebook? Your birthday is on the 22nd of the eighth. You
are a Gemini. I thought everything was secure. It is surprising. We can
see things like date of birth, passwords, mother's maiden name.
Worst case scenario, we've seen this type of information being used
against people. This can be absolutely devastating.
But we begin with a shocking crime, committed just 15 minutes up
the road from here on the other side of Milton Keynes.
It happened after Hang Yin Leung, a 64-year-old former police officer
went to answer her front door, early one evening at
To see the house completely ransacked...
Hang Yin Leung lived in Milton Keynes with her husband.
The family moved from Hong Kong in 1997, where Hang had
Since coming over to England, they've tried to make
After years of hard work and saving, they bought
But family was always Hang's top priority.
No matter how difficult situations got,
she would always try and help me, where possible.
On the 31st of January, Hang was alone at home,
At 6pm, she answered the door to a man she didn't know.
She was held down, beaten around the head
..As the gang ransacked every corner of her home.
They searched the house for a terrifying 15 minutes before
leaving with a watch, cash and Hang's police
Injured and afraid, Hang phoned her son,
There was no emotion in it whatsoever.
Footage caught by officers arriving at the scene shows
A shaken and vulnerable Hang can be seen cowering in her living room.
Her personality was voided, there was no energy.
Completely different to the woman I had grown up with.
Traumatised, Hang became unwell and the next day
It was like having the rug swept from your feet.
Everyday, you'd go in and see her and have hope
Police are treating her death as murder.
For me, when I think of burglary, I think of someone stealing
material possessions, money, objects, things that can be
replaced, but for my family, this burglary has meant that we've
What's important is justice for what's
happened to mum, so that nobody has to go through this again.
Well, we can speak to the lead detective DI Andy Shearwood, now.
What exactly did they make away with?
They stole a gold Rolex Oyster watch. That was something the family
bought in Hong Kong in more prosperous times and brought back to
the UK with them. They also stole Hang's long service police medal
when she was a police officer in Hong Kong. They stole a number of
Hong Kong dollars along with a Luis Vitton handbag and eight gold
diamond encrusted necklace. Hang's purse was found several
hours after the burglary. Yes, the burglary
happened at Hang's home on Bolbeck Park in the north
of Milton Keynes. That property travel some distance
to Aylesbury about 21 miles away. The purse? Indeed. It was found on
Weedon Road at 9:40pm that evening. We are keen for everyone who had
seen that property discarded perhaps thrown out of a vehicle between
6:40pm and 9:40pm. There's also a very clear image
of a man caught on CCTV, This man was seen at the shopping
centre in Milton Keynes. He is on the left in the footage with the
Chelsea top on. Anyone who knows him, we would love you to get in
touch with us this evening and tell us who he is.
This was clearly a terrifying burglary.
We can see the body camera footage again now.
In its ferocity? Thankfully, burglaries of this type are
extremely rare. On this occasion, the violence shown and the
destruction caused was totally over the top. When they knew that Hang
was at home, they could have simply walked away but chose to continue to
could admit this despicable crime. It's really important that anyone
with any information get in touch with us tonight and prevent these
offenders from committing a similar crime again. Absolutely. Thank you.
If you can help in any way, I would really
The number to call is: 08085 600 600.
Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
Tonight's roundup of criminals caught on camera now beginning
with a very nasty stabbing of a man in East London.
A man is walking home from his local social club,
as he's done every Friday night for years.
Suddenly, he's grabbed from behind and stabbed repeatedly,
in what police say is a totally unprovoked and motiveless attack.
The heartless thug leaves empty handed.
The victim suffered injuries to his lung,
stomach, bowel and liver and was in a critical condition
He was lucky to survive and is still receiving hospital treatment.
Who is the violent knifeman responsible?
These two men have walked into a supermarket just off
the South Circular in Eltham, South London, but they're
They round up the petrified shopworkers.
The gunman threatens the staff and demands cash from the till.
The other robber threatens the female worker with a large knife
as he steals cigarettes from behind the counter.
The gunman demands every last penny from the till.
Police believe this car dashcam footage catches the robbers
as they flee and get picked up by a white Land Rover Evoque car.
They left with just ?150 in cash and the cigarettes.
Do you recognise them or their voices?
Police say the occupants tried to break in to a workman's van.
The van's owner and his friends spot them and just out
of view of the camera, they try and stop the theft.
But the car speeds off and the workman tries to make them stop,
but he's thrown into the air and left for dead on the road.
Thankfully, he needed just three days in hospital and is now
Police say this camera also catches the callous crooks.
St Ives in Cornwall in the early hours of a Tuesday morning,
this man is covering his face for a reason.
He smashes his way in to a small family-owned business,
Before scarpering with a large amount of high-value gold jewellery.
He may have tried to hide his identity, but can you unmask him
This one isn't subtle, as you can see.
A rail depot in Central London and this man is using
After struggling with a hammer, he resorts to brute force
and uses a sledgehammer-axe combination, instead.
Once he's in, he causes extensive damage to the toilets,
Next, he climbs over the roof to another compound.
Here, he breaks in to one of the vans.
I'm not sure if he's passed his driving test, though.
He eventually smashes through the gates,
before continuing his wrecking spree and ramming another set of gates.
It might seem comical, but more than ?30,000 worth
Who is this hapless vandal? Someone must recognise him.
Call on the usual Crimewatch number, 08085 600 600,
if you can name anyone we've just shown.
Type CRIME, leave a space and then type your message.
Texts will be charged at your standard message rate.
And remember, you can follow all of the developments
during the programme on our live updates web page.
As this exhibition inside one of the Bletchley buildings shows,
for the first time included online crime statistics,
six million cases last year in England and Wales alone.
Just last week, the travel association Abta said a cyber attack
on its website may have affected around 43,000 people.
As this display makes clear, the full scale of fraud,
hacking and blackmail lurking beneath the surface of our ever
more internet-dependent lives is staggering.
So how on Earth do detectives go about taking down
DRAMATIC MUSIC the thing about technology, the internet, devices,
connectivity, is that it has the same thing for so the criminals it
has done for the rest of us. Cybercrime's not a UK problem,
it's a global problem. This kind of crime can cost the UK
up to ?193 billion a year. We live more of our lives
online than ever before. Our homes, cars and even
our toys are becoming The connectivity afforded
by the internet is a fantastic thing But this
convenience comes with a risk. If the internet opens
a window on our world, who might we unwittingly
be letting in? Anywhere you have some kind
of access, some kind of connection to the internet or wider network
will create vulnerabilities. This sinister potential is fuelled
by the so-called Internet of Things, where devices from watches to baby
monitors can be hacked. Your fridge will tell
you when it needs more milk, your alarm will set itself,
when nobody's in the home. But, if it is not robust and secure,
it will actively place you at risk. The scale of online
crime is already huge. One of the most recent online scams
targets people buying a house. We lost nearly ?48,000
to a fraudster who was able to hack into email traffic between ourselves
and our conveyancing solicitor. I don't think I've ever had
a more stressful period. Policing this new crime
is riddled with challenges. We've been given unprecedented
access to the team tackling cyber-enabled crime in the UK
capital, an area packed with banks, businesses and the largest
population in the country. We've now got over 275 officers
within London dedicated Specialist Met unit, Falcon,
was set up two and a half years ago. What we need to talk
to you about is some Since then, they have charged
almost 1,000 suspects and seized more than ?12
million from cybercriminals. We will be using very high levels
of covert techniques. But online fraud is
just the beginning. From organised gangs
to lone sexual predators, criminals are fast learning how
to exploit internet weaknesses. Online solicitation,
grooming of children, sextortion through to child abuse
material, we're seeing a full Recent cyber breaches have seen
millions of people's personal data stolen,
elections hacked and In response, the government opened
a new National Cyber Security Centre We think we can automatically reduce
the threat to the general public Across just two weeks,
they blocked 360,000 fraudulent emails from reaching
their potential victims. So we've reduced the harm window
and we need to do better But as an example of where we think
we can reduce harm at massive scale, A similar online scam tore
Jackie Edwards' life apart, when her 17-year-old autistic son
Joseph was targeted. He'd received a fake police,
I think it was a pop up. It had said that he had accessed
illegal websites and committed acts of terrorism/child pornography
and that he had to pay a penalty. And if he didn't pay this penalty,
he would be prosecuted Joseph's autism meant he took
the letter literally. I thought Joseph was
getting the hoover out And it wasn't until I approached him
that I realised something was wrong and looked over
and there was a chair on the floor. My life will never ever
be the same again. With the stakes so high,
it's clear that policing So, with the stakes so high,
how can we best protect ourselves? If we take a few simple precautions
to protect ourselves, the vast majority of these attacks
are easily dealt with. People will do things online
that they will never So would you accept a package
or a gift from a stranger Most cyber attacks
start with an email. Most cyber attacks exploit
vulnerabilities that have And so if people have
up-to-date software, they're much much safer
than if they don't. Take some time, don't
click on that button, You can find details
of organisations offering information and support with a range
of issues featured in that film at bbc.co.uk/actionline
or you can call for free, at any time to hear recorded
information on 08000 839 839. It's also worth knowing that
victims of any crime can And if you can help
with the conveyancing fraud case we showed,
where Donald Kelly and his wife lost Police would very much
like to hear from you. They'd also like to speak to this
man, who may be called Kaleuddin or Kaleem Mohammad
about any information If you know where he might be,
please get in touch The mysterious postcard, which could
unlock a murder investigation. Within the postcard we have a
capital E, which is written like an L, then a top stroke in a middle
stroke, amongst all of Sally Ann's writing I didn't find one example of
that. Someone other than Sally Ann wrote this postcard.
Wanted Faces first, starting with David Daniel Hayes.
He was due in court, charged with a number of serious
sexual offences against children, but didn't turn up
Hayes is 38 and may now have a beard and moustache.
He has links to North Wales, Cheshire and the West of England,
This is Ruben Gomez, although you may know
Detectives want to question him in connection to the kidnap of a man
Gomez is 19 and has links across London and also
Detectives in Derbyshire think he may have vital information
Gilbert, who might now have a beard, is 30 and has links to Birmingham
and the Derby, Ilkeston and Amber Valley
Finally for now is this man, Markos Toumazos, or Andreas
Detectives want to question him after a credit card was defrauded
Toumazos is 48 and has friends and family in Cyprus and also
He has Greek writing tattooed on his left arm.
If you know where any of tonight's faces might be,
please do get in touch on 08085 600 600.
Calls are free from landlines and mobiles and we'll go
through the rest of the line up a little later.
Sally Ann John was just 23 when she went missing
She has never been seen since and detectives
Tonight, for the first time, we can reveal previously
unseen clues in the case, including the mysterious postcard
supposedly sent by Sally to one of her friends, three weeks
They came to tell me on the Sunday that she'd gone missing.
It's a horrible feeling, that your daughter
It may look like any other police incident room,
Sally Ann John, the woman at the heart
of the investigation, went missing in 1995 and police now
What's unusual is that her body has never been found.
Murder investigations where the body hasn't
Normally, if you have a body at the scene of a murder, it offers
up forensic opportunities and holds vital clues to identify killers
In this case, although we haven't got a body, there are still plenty
We have a vital piece of evidence, which we haven't revealed
This piece of information may help us identify the person or persons
responsible for the murder of Sally Ann John.
I had Sally Ann the day the Queen came to Swindon in 1971.
She had a little bike she used to ride up and down
We just, you know, go for a walk go to the park,
She was always happy, she was always bubbly,
But as she grew up, Sally Ann developed a rebellious streak.
When she was sort of in her late teens, she did start
going around with the wrong people and it didn't matter how much
I tried to, sort of, say these people aren't good
It's like anything, if somebody tell you don't do this,
By the time Sally Ann reached her early 20s,
she had become a sex worker in Swindon.
It was a tough and often dangerous existence, but Sally's
friends remember her as fun loving and kind.
Sally Ann did have plans for her future.
We are aware from speaking to family and friends she was looking to get
away from the life she was living, obviously settling down, starting
a family and holding down regular employment.
But one night, in September 1995, Sally Ann John disappeared.
Sally was reported missing to the police.
They searched her flat but found nothing missing.
I thought something must have happened to her.
She'd left all her things, everything she owned
in the flat she lived in, she didn't take anything with her.
that obviously she may have gone missing of her own volition,
but also that she may have come to some harm.
With no solid leads, the police scaled down the investigation.
Sally Ann was classed as a missing person.
Then in 2013, police reviewed the case.
We reviewed the original lines of enquiry
and conducted further enquiries to see if there's any proof of life,
that Sally may be living somewhere else within the UK or abroad.
Sadly, we've concluded that there is no evidence at this
time that Sally Ann John is still alive.
A missing persons case became a murder investigation.
To piece together what happened, detectives had
to go back to the night Sally Ann disappeared.
On the last night Sally Ann was last seen, we know
that she was in these streets just near to Swindon town centre.
She met with friends that night between 9pm and 9:30pm
and was looking to work through till about midnight.
Finally, at 10:50pm, Sally was spoken to by police
We need to hear from anyone that saw Sally that
night or has any information about what happened after that.
For the first time, police are now sharing some striking previously
Three weeks after her disappearance, a postcard
was delivered to one of Sally's friends.
Dear Clive, thought I'd write as I've heard
you've been missing me and that you were rather worried that
This is a post card supposedly sent by Sally Ann John to a male friend
in Swindon, letting him know that she was safe and well.
The post card was sent off for forensic analysis.
Within the postcard, we have a capital "E", which is written
like an "L", then a top stroke and then a middle stroke.
Whereas amongst all of Sally Snn's reference writing, I didn't find
There was very strong support that someone other than Sally Ann
But if Sally didn't write the card, who did?
The investigation team strongly suspect that whoever wrote this card
was either coerced into writing it, was mislead into writing it,
or equally, it may be the person involved in her disappearance.
If we can identify the person that wrote this card, they will hold
the key to the murder of Sally Ann John.
It's a horrible feeling, that your daughter may
because you can't do anything about it.
I want whoever did this to be counted for.
And I'd like to know where she is, so we can put her to rest
and then this whole nightmare will be over.
Joining me now is DS Don Pocock of Wiltshire Police.
Deeply distressing for Sally Ann's mother even after all this time.
You're hoping that this postcard might reveal more
about what happened to Sally Ann John?
We strongly suspect that the person that wrote this postcard was coerced
into writing it, misled into writing it all equally the person that wrote
it is responsible for the murder of Sally Ann John.
This happened 22 years ago, do you think that there are people
Absolutely. I am appealing to members of the public that radically
in Swindon about information they have all the movements of Sally Ann
John prior to her going missing and in the aftermath of her going
missing, any information they have about the location of her body,
persons involved in her murder. Some news reports have
linked Sally Ann's murder to Christopher Halliwell,
a convicted killer who worked as a taxi driver with links to
Swindon. We remain open-minded in our lines
of enquiry and we have liaised with our colleagues who are dealing with
Mr Halliwell. But I would urge the media not to speculate because of
the distress it causes to the family.
There is a reward of ?25,000 for information which leads to the
recovery of Sally Ann John's body or a conviction for people all persons
convicted of her murder. Please do call now if you have any
information which could help. The usual Crimewatch number
again is 08085 600 600. Or you can call Crimestoppers
anonymously about any More cases the police
need your help to crack, now. Starting with CCTV
of an attempted murder Detectives want to identify
the occupants of this white BMW. It's caught on camera waiting
in Ernest Street around 7pm Minutes later, it drives
away and just off screen Police say at least
six rounds were fired. The victim and his friend can be
seen here running to safety. Detectives say it's sheer fluke
someone wasn't killed. Detectives believe there
were a number of people in the area at the time who may have witnessed
the shooting, and they'd like them There's a reward of up
to ?10,000 on the case. You may remember that
in our first programme, we appealed for information
on the whereabouts of convicted murderer Shaun Walmsley,
who escaped from prison guards whilst on a hospital visit
in Liverpool, last month. Unfortunately, he's still at large,
so, tonight, detectives are releasing this moving footage
of his escape in the hope It shows the moment the terrified
guards were overpowered by armed men, before Walmsley
and his accomplices The car was caught on camera
waiting, moments earlier, Detectives stress that Walmsley
and those harbouring him Tonight, they're announcing
a ?20,000 reward for information In 2015, television presenter
Gloria Hunniford had more than ?120,000 stolen
from her bank account. Tonight, we can reveal this moving
CCTV for the first time. It shows a woman going into a bank
in Croydon on June 3rd. Police say she claimed to be
the television presenter. Another woman, seen here,
claimed to be her daughter. Later that day, almost ?121,000
was drained from Gloria's account. We can also release this signature,
which detectives say The first feeling is, really, shock.
Then, how could they do that, the questions start. Anger. Frustration.
It's a mix of everything and it's very annoying and frustrating and
disappointing that when you think your money is safe and locked away,
that actually it isn't. Do you recognise either of those women or
the signature? Please call now, if you do.
Well, tonight we've been looking at the prolific
Such is the threat to individuals, businesses and even states
that there are plans, next year, to open an elite boarding
school here at Bletchley Park to train the next generation
Hopefully, they'll be a bit more savvy than the rest of us, when it
comes to safeguarding our information and privacy.
To see just how vulnerable many of us are, we decided to set up
I will have a long Taylor takeaway. We have got hidden cameras here and
got a member of our team to serve the drinks. Outside, we will
encourage people in with free coffee if they like our Facebook page. Got
Facebook? Downstairs, we have formally the UK's youngest convicted
hacker. He is now a cyber Security adviser.
He, along with team member David will be finding information that is
out there for anyone to see online. She was in Sydney for New Year.
Yeah! How did you know that? Yeah, we got them. Your birthday is on the
22nd of the eighth and your e-mail starts with Liam... Yeah. She's
about to come in right now. Have you liked and commented on the page?
Wait! In a relationship with... You play the guitar? Yeah. I will look
at his timeline. 26, chef, and you are a Gemini! LAUGHTER
Shocked at how easy it is to get my information. You're a long way from
home. Are you travelling back to... Today? Worked at the Royal Mail. You
used to work at the Royal Mail and you are a coach driver. I thought
everything was all secure and that. It's very surprising. Going back to
Newquay any time soon? I know you went back last year. Facebook,
Twitter, LinkedIn, these sites offer up to the public. If you haven't
protected them properly, personal information. It is all out there.
All out there. No! We can see things like date of birth, passwords,
mother's maiden names. Worst case scenario, we are seeing this type of
information being used against people for extortion and blackmail.
This can be absolutely devastating. It is quite creepy what you can find
out on the internet, isn't it? Incredible stuff.
It just goes to show you can't be too careful, especially
If you have a moment, do take a look at the Crimewatch
website, which has lots of information and advice about how
How police caught a despicable killer who'd tortured a 77-year-old
The night of the murder, Mrs Edmond's card was used at a
cashpoint. We knew that that was either the
killer or someone who knew who the killer was. We can identify the
person at Bennett would crack open the case -- if we could identify the
person, it would crack open. Time for more Wanted Faces
first, starting with The 27-year-old was jailed for seven
years for a violent robbery but was released on licence
and is now wanted back in prison. He has a tattoo of the words
"Established 1989" on his chest and links to Worcestershire,
the West Midlands and Sussex. Face number six is
Abdullah Hardar Moqadam. He was granted bail
after being convicted of meeting a girl under 16,
having groomed her online. But he failed to return
and is now on the run. Originally from Iran, he now has
links to Stockton and Durham. The 26-year-old has a slight stammer
and is partially deaf. Do you recognise
31-year-old Kai Phillips? Detectives investigating an assault
on a cyclist in South West London think Phillips may have vital
information and would He has a number of scars on both
elbows and links to Lambeth Finally, we have
28-year-old Ian Sparkes. Detectives in Lancashire
want to question him about the theft of tens of thousands of pounds
from gaming machines. Sparkes has links to Blackpool,
Manchester and Oldham. If you know where any of the faces
are, then get in touch You can find all the details on our
website, alongside more people Now, you've been helping put even
more criminals behind bars since our last programme,
including Craig Hauxwell, who also You called in after we featured
the case two weeks ago and he was arrested
the following day. He's now starting his 14-year
sentence for two counts of rape and seven charges of indecent
assault against teenage girls. Thank you so much
for your crucial calls. In February last year,
we showed this home security footage of a break-in at a house
in Regents Park in London. 47 watches, worth an estimated half
a million pounds, were stolen. Well, as a direct result of that
appeal, this man, 44-year-old He pleaded guilty to
the burglary and has now been Avon and Somerset Police appealed
for your help in September to identify drug dealers wanted
for selling heroin and crack cocaine Incredibly, you helped identify
all of the men and as a direct result, 22-year-old Matthew Jhubo
has been jailed for two years and four months and this man,
23-year-old Kane Bear, received
three and a half years. Finally, you should know you've
helped put all of these wanted faces behind bars for jail terms totalling
more than 60 years. Take a look at our live updates web
page for the full details. Thank you so much for all of your
calls, texts and emails. As you can see, they really
do make a difference. In 2008, a beloved grandmother
was brutally murdered She had been stabbed several times,
and tortured for her debit card pin number, before being beaten to death
with a marble rolling pin. We reconstructed the case several
months after the attack, but it would take another eight
years and two trials for her killer She was very loved,
she was very funny, very kind, 77-year-old widow Georgina Edmonds
lived near picturesque part of rural Hampshire.
She lived in a sweet little cottage by the river,
It's a lovely area, next to the River Itchin,
all sort of things in the garden, and it was just a place
But, in 2008, the cottage she loved was the scene of a terrifying attack
and Georgina's last moments. We know Mrs Edmonds was up quite
early, her dogs were collected Then she had quite a usual
appointment in the morning where her hairdresser came
to her house and did her hair. That's the last person we know
saw Mrs Edmonds alive. Sometime during the hours
that followed, Georgina At around 5:45pm, her son
and the groundskeeper noticed I...
went into the kitchen and there was my poor mother lying
on the kitchen floor... Police in Hampshire have launched
a murder enquiry after the the body of a 77-year-old woman has been
found at a house near Winchester. She suffered 37 different injuries,
including 12 stab wounds to her neck, chest and abdomen
and was hit over the head several times with a marble rolling
pin, with such force The only thing taken was her
handbag, which contained her mobile We do think she was effectively
tortured for that pin number. Officers began a physical
and forensic search for clues. We were in the house
for the best part of two weeks, recovering numerous pieces
of evidence, literally hundreds of fingerprints raised various
items recovered for DNA. But the challenges of the case
were soon apparent. It was a rural area,
and we had large swathes We couldn't find anybody
who would have any sense of motive to kill Mrs Edmonds,
so we were very clear, There's somebody out
there who we think has randomly walked into the cottage
of an old lady and tortured Just three days after
the attack, officers of the murder, Mrs Edmonds'
card was used at a Tesco It was used by someone dressed
in a large fluorescent jacket who put the card into the machine
and tried to get ?200 out and put in the wrong number
and then walked off. We knew that was either
the killer or someone So if we could identify that person,
it would undoubtedly The images gave detectives
important leads. He knew there was a CCTV camera
above the cashpoint and didn't look at it the whole time but crucially
rather than walking around the front of the store to the cashpoint,
he stepped over a fence. some work around
who uses that route. In a day, we had 400 people,
only eight of them used that route and every single one of them
was a local person, so in my mind it was a local crime with a person
who had been to that Officers began to
circulate the image. Despite receiving hundreds of names,
none brought them closer As well as the card,
the killer had also stolen Quite early on in the enquiry
we realised her phone had actually been switched on or off
because there was an indication That enabled us then to do
an extensive search in and around the area where we thought the phone
may be, and we located the phone on the river bank,
which is on the exit scene We believe the offender has tried
to throw the mobile into the river, Police collected a list
of all the mobile numbers used in that area on the day
of the murder. Which was, what do you do
with 220,000 numbers? Fundamentally that list was only
relevant when we had somebody Detectives were,
however, getting closer. Behind the scenes, forensic
enquires were ongoing. It was a little while into
the enquiry when we got a partial DNA profile from the rolling pin -
the actual murder weapon itself, which was very significant
but at the same time it was quite It was a mixture and
it was very difficult to interpret, there was no one
on the database that matched it. Then what happened was a slow
process of trying to establish everyone that had been in that
cottage over the previous two years. But none matched the sample
found on the rolling pin. We start to realise at least some
of that belonged to the killer. Officers began comparing the DNA
profile to the thousands of potential suspects they had
previously spoken to, Police had questioned
the man in 2008. He had one conviction for possession
of cocaine and he lived within the vicinity,
within a couple of At the time, he had provided
an alibi and willingly And two years later,
this DNA matched the mixed partial The man was 31-year-old
Matthew Hamlen. We spent a lot of time building
a picture of his background And every enquiry we did,
every little thing we did He was quite a violent man,
he'd had an incident with his partner that he'd
hit her around the head used and drove to see some friends,
so on the day of the murder, Matthew Hamlen didn't have a car,
which fitted the fact that we And the mobile phone number he used
at the time of the murder We found he had one call
in the vicinity of Fig Tree cottage around the time of the murder,
but secondly, in a small ten minute window, he was in an area
where Mrs Edmonds' phone In June 2010, Matthew Hamlen
was brought into custody. Of course, the first thing is,
you ask the question, are you responsible for the death,
and he said he wasn't. So you know this is going to be
a protracted length of interviews. He never shouted, he never got
annoyed but he was always He was being evasive,
I thought he had something to hide. And from very early on I suspected
that we had the right person. But they still didn't have
enough evidence to charge. Hamlen was released on bail
and the team were left Normally, to get a full match,
your profile would be one in a billion, i.e.,
it's a billion times more likely that person is the killer
than a random member of the public and our ratio was in the thousands
but we thought that was still convincing when you put that one bit
of evidence in the round. In November 2011, 18 months
after he was first arrested, Matthew Hamlin went on trial
for Georgina's murder. I went every single day
and listened to everything. rather insignificant,
it's just terribly hard to imagine anyone doing
such a vicious crime, just, you know,
smashing up my mother. Ten weeks later, the jury
reached their decision. I remember the jury coming
in to give the verdict and some I was sitting in the gallery
with the family, and all thoughts It was personally disappointing
but really you knew for them, There was no prospect of trying
to try someone else for this murder, I couldn't have lived
with myself if I haven't tried. Following the murder,
police had taken several tapings from Georgina's clothes
and the crime scene. On those tapings were over
a thousand skin cells and I felt that some of those had to belong
to the offender. And it was always a case of,
well, how do I find them? And the advice up to that point had
always been: you can't. But I just thought this
may be the only chance. It was agreed they would test
the tapings from the sleeve When the scientists came back
with the result their first words were 'Martin you'd better sit down,
it looks like we've got a single source of DNA and it
matches Matthew Hamlen'. The figure was one in 26 million,
what that means it is 26 million times more likely that the DNA
we found on Georgina's blouse it was justification,
we knew before, we knew we were right the first time
but this was just proof. In October 2014, Hamlen was arrested
and charged for a second time. Officers now had to convince
the Court of Appeal that there their evidence
was new and compelling. That was a difficult part
and in my own mind I thought we could lose it at the Court
of Appeal because a lot his acquittal was quashed,
making it only the seventh double And eight months later,
Matthew Hamlen went on trial for a second time
for Georgina's murder. We knew we had strong evidence,
we had a scientist that would say the DNA was left at the time
of the murder by direct After six weeks, the jury
returned with their verdict. That was a really exciting
moment for everybody. You knew it was the right decision,
that was the great thing; that It's a solemn thing, because he's
guilty of murdering my mother Just a relief, particularly
for the family, that this is finally It's been a huge investigation,
it's taken a long time and it's a large part
of my career so you know, Eight years after Georgina's death,
Matthew Hamlen was handed a life Justice is done and now
we move on and it's spring and I remember my mother
for all the right reasons now. It's the last thing you can
do for your loved one, is to get justice for them
and somehow then you A terrible case, but justice
served in the end. Right, just time before we go
to check in with Tina, who has the latest on what's come
in on the phones. Well, we've had some good
information coming. We have had a couple of really good calls about
the person we want to speak to in the CCTV so we will be following
those up but it would be really good if we have more calls in relation to
whether property might be, the watch. Just to reiterate, that man
is not the subject. No, just someone we want to speak to.
Well, that's just about all we have for you on what's been
If you have information, but haven't been able to get
The Crimewatch lines are open until midnight, tomorrow.
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Show will be back on your screens in the summer.
For now, thank you so much for all of your calls.
From everyone here, at Bletchley Park, goodbye.
Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley return with a special episode investigating cyber crime. Alongside the latest appeals they explore the threats posed to individuals, businesses and even states by organised hackers.
The face of crime is changing. For the first time ever, this year's national crime survey included statistics about online crime. These revealed the full scale of fraud, hacking and blackmail lurking beneath the surface of our ever more internet-dependent lives. There's no crime scene, no fingerprints, no descriptions and no DNA. With exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the detectives taking on the cyber-criminals, Crimewatch finds out how police are taking on the invisible enemy.
There is also a new appeal on the murder of Sally Ann John who went missing from Swindon, aged 23, in 1995. Detectives reveal previously unseen clues on the case including a mysterious postcard supposedly sent by Sally to one of her friends three weeks after she disappeared.
Crimewatch also has the inside story of how one of its previous appeals was solved. Georgina Edmonds, 77, was murdered at her picturesque Hampshire cottage in 2008. It later emerged that Matthew Hamlen, 36, had tortured the widow and beaten her to death with a marble rolling pin for her debit card pin number. He was initially cleared of the murder in 2012 but under new double jeopardy legislation was convicted following a review of DNA evidence.