26/01/2012 Crimewatch


26/01/2012

Detectives appeal for help with unsolved cases, including the arson attack which killed a man in Worcester, and a violent armed robbery at a Nottinghamshire post office.


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Tonight, the 79-year-old widow who died after she was mugged in broad

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daylight, just yards from her home. No, no, please leave me alone!

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was found still clutching the handle of the bag which contained

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her husband's ashes. She wouldn't have let go of her bag. She

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wouldn't even forget him going from one room to another, let alone let

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go of her bag for anybody to take it. Tell us who killed Nellie

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Hello and welcome to Crimewatch. We're going to bring you the full

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story of what happened to Nellie Geraghty very soon. But first,

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let's look at tonight's other appeals. As ever, we have a studio

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full of detectives just ready to take your call. They want to

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identify the gang of armed robbers who struck a village Post Office in

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Nottinghamshire. I saw a gun. Open the safe! No, I

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can't. I ended up on the floor. just who murdered 77-year-old rer

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tired teacher Betty Yates at her remote cottage. The investigating

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officers need your help to identify who, last week, sent anonymous

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letters, containing important details of the case.

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And we'll have some remarkable CCTV. Look at this footage, showing the

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moment a gang burst into a mini cab office in North London.

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Also, police need to know who could have killed a man in Worcester by

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deliberately setting fire to his flat.

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Help! I just can't imagine what it would have felt like, for him,

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struggling probably to get out of the flat and knowing he couldn't.

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Matthew's here with the latest news on previous cases. Yes, including

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an arrest and charge in the case of 15-year-old Mo Bourner who was

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critically injured after being attacked in Bexhill in Sussex. And

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I'll have the inside story of how an ingenious bluff by detectives in

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North Wales led to the capture of a cunning murderer.

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He was watching us digging the field. Little did he know we were

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also watching what he was doing at exactly the same time. And can you

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help to track down a priceless collection of Scottish coins? Stole

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anyone what police think was a targeted raid, some of them are

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more than 900 years old. Before all of that, I need to tell

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you about a couple of appeals to track down escaped prisoners. First,

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detectives in Staffordshire are urgently trying to trace 31-year-

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old John Anslow, who escaped from a prison van near Bromsgrove on

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Monday. Anslow was being transported from Hewell Grange

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prison, where he was on remand after being charged with the murder

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of father of one Richard Deakin who was shot in Staffordshire of July

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2010. The prison van was attacked by three masked men carrying sledge

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hammers, who got out of this silver Volkswagen Scirocco. The gang

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switched to a silver Mercedes, police believe it may have been a

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C-Class model with partial plate KR 11. That happened in Stoney Lane.

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There's a �10,000 award leading to Anslow's arrest and return to

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prison. If you have information call Staffordshire Police

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information room: if you see him, don't approach him. Just call 999

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immediately. Police in Suffolk are looking for 26-year-old Tim Farron

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-- Andrew Farand on who escaped yesterday. He escaped while being

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escorted to hospital last night. He was serving a sentence for GBH. He

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had a longer hair and goatee beard when he escaped. Call Suffolk

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Police if you have information. If you see this man, call 999

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immediately. More details about both these appeals on our website.

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Time now to go back to our first reconstruction of tonight. The

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fatal mugging of 79-year-old widow Nellie Geraghty. It happened in

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November, where she lived in Shaw, just outside Oldham in Greater

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79-year-old Nellie Geraghty's whole life revolved around this small

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community of Shaw, just outside Oldham. It's also where her life

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ended two months ago, when she was attacked, mugged and left for dead

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still clutching the broken handle of her handbag.

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Nellie was a devoted mother and grandmother and had been happily

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married to her husband franc since 1953. His death, 17 years ago, had

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left her bereft. When he died she wouldn't go out anywhere. She

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wouldn't, she didn't like people going to the house to visit her.

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Ever since his death, Nellie carried her husband's ashes with

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her everywhere. We've never referred to the ashes as ashes.

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It's always been "franc quts ". When he came back from the

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crematorium, he was in quite a big box. She made covers for it. She

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had to have a bag big enough for franc to fit in. She's never gone

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anywhere without him. Late morning on Thursday, 24

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November, Nellie left her home to go to meet some friends at her

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local Community Centre, just a few minutes' walk away. She was

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normally quite a reserved, quiet person, but she did like company as

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well, especially in the winter. She would go, you know, that was a nice

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time for her to go and visit the people that lived around her.

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journey would have taken her along Elizabeth Grove. And as always,

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Nellie had her handbag, containing her late husband's ashes. We know

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she entered the alleyway at the end of Elizabeth Grove at 11.50. But

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she never made it to the other end. Please, leave me alone. A few

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minutes later, a passer-by discovered Nellie. She was semi-

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conscious and barely breathing. She still had the handle of her handbag,

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but the rest had been snatched and with it her husband's ashes. She

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was rushed to hospital, but she died the next day. Just after 12

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o'clock the phone rang and they said "Can you get to us, as soon as

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possible? "She's going fast. By the time I'd got there, she'd gone.

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The shocking nature of Nellie's death made headline news.

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elderly widow has died after trying to stop a mugger stealing her

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handbag in which she kept her husband's ashes for 17 years.

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And many in the local community turned out to look for Nellie's

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handbag and Frank's ashes. Despite the best efforts of local residents

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and specialist forensic officers Nellie's bag has still not been

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found and her killer is still at large.

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At 79, Nellie was physically tiny, just after five foot tall. Her

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family and police are convinced when she was confronted in this

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alley, she desperately tried to fight off her attacker.

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wouldn't have let go of her bag. She wouldn't have gone, she would

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never, she wouldn't even forget him going from one room to another, let

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alone get go of her bag for anybody to take it. Detective Chief

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Inspector Joanne Rawlinson is leading the investigation. Nellie

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was determined to hang onto her bag, but she was just physically

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overwhelmed, wasn't she? Yes, when we found her she was still holding

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onto the handle. That's actually been damaged. It's not merely fell

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off from the handbag. It's damaged significantly. It shows the level

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of strength and fight she's put up to keep hold of the bag. Take me

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through her injuries. She had a significant injury to the back of

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her head, one to her forehead. She's also got some area of heavy

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bruising to her right shoulder and down the right arm, which is the

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arm we knew she carried her handbag in. The investigation continues,

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but Nellie's family have been left grieving the death of a mother and

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the loss of a father. She wanted to be with my dad. She was waiting for

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her time to be with him. He was her life. That's why she fought for him

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and that's why she's not with us. It's heart breaking. DCI Joanne

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Rawlinson, you saw her there and she's joined us now. It's very

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important to stress, you're treating this as a murder

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investigation. People should also remember this was an elderly

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vulnerable lady attacked in broad daylight. Yes. Nellie went to a

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local Community Centre every Tuesday and Thursday for lunch. She

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was attacked just 100 yards from her front door. She was left with a

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severe head injury, which shows the level of force used. The handbag

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hasn't been recovered or the ashes. No, we have the strap of the bag.

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It's a black, shoulder bag. You can see the strap has been damaged. But

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the handbag is still missing. We know that Frank's ashes were in a

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container which Nellie kept in a blue velour pouch similar to this.

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Also inside her bag was a green Spiral cord and a pink wallet with

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ocean village on it. Nellie had sewn that blue pouch with her own

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hands. You're looking for people to come forward, that's crucial.

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anyone with any information please come forward. Specifically, I want

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to speak to two youths who I know were on Elizabeth Grove and a man

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that was stood with a child in the garden of 8 Victoria Street. I

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believe they have vital information. There's a bike you think might be

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important. Yes there was a bike seen in the area on CCTV. We've

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recreated an image to show you what we believe it looks like. It's a

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black framed mountain bike. We believe the wheels and spokes had

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been spray painted a pinkie, orange colour, very distinctive. There's a

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reward, yeah? There's a �5,000 reward for any information that

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leads to the successful recovery of the handbag and ashes or a

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successful prosecution. Thank you. It's truly unbelievable. Nellie's

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family at the least deserve to know who did this and they are desperate,

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of course, for the ashes to be returned. If you can help, you must

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do the right thing. Call now: Call Crimestoppers anonymously: Matthew

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has tonight's first collection of wanted faces.

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First up is Ehsannullah Mohabat. The 18-year-old is wanted in

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connection with the murder of a butcher, who was stabbed in his

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shop in Wood Green in London last September. Mohabat has links to

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Gloucester, Leicester and Gloucester, Leicester and

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Birmingham as well as north London. There is a reward of up to �10,000

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for information leading to his arrest, but he is considered

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dangerous, so please, don't approach him, just call the police

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immediately. Next is Barry Robert Brunton. He is wanted in connection

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with indecent assaults on a child in Bishops Stortford in

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Hertfordshire, dating back to the '70s. Now this is an image of him

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as he was then, but police have used age progression technology to

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show how he might look now. 63- year-old Brunton - who has used the

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names Barry and Dennis Roberts - has links to The Isle of Wight,

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Norfolk, and Cambridge. Number three is Jason McKenzie-Paul.

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Police want to speak to him about a large-scale conspiracy to supply

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heroin worth more than �400,000. Mckenzie-Paul, who has links across

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London and Essex, uses the street name 'J Money' which he has

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tattooed on his upper left arm. The 25-year old, who usually wears

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glasses, is also interested in martial arts. And lastly for now is

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Abdulsamda Ahmed Raza who is known as Samad. The 25-year-old Kurdish

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national is wanted in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl

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in Llanelli last month. Raza has links to Stoke on Trent, Leeds,

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All tonight's faces are on the website. If you know where they are

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In an effort to live a quieter life, Sarah and David Draisey took on the

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business of running a business post office and shopping cherubs in

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Nottinghamshire. As well as their place of work it is also the

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couple's home but on an evening in November there peace was shattered

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when two armed robbers burst in and used extreme violence to get what

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This is Shireoaks, near Worksop, in Nottinghamshire. It is a quiet

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village, the last place the residents might expect to be the

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scene of a vicious armed robbery. But this is exactly what happened

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at this small Post Office in November of last year. We had moved

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to Shireoaks about ten years ago. We run the business up until a

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couple of years ago as it was, and newsagents shop and post office,

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and unfortunately Dave got diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

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We decided that we would get rid of the newsagent side and just run the

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shop and the Post Office to give Dave more time. Hello. Just that,

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police. It was a normal Wednesday. There was no reason whatsoever to

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expect anything untoward. I'm just taking him for a walk. I

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Shut up, or I will do you. Shut it, or I will do you. Shut up. Open the

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safe. I can't, I can't. Don't lie to me! I will kill you. It is my

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wife who does it, I can't do it. Getting in there, wait for your

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missus. You had better not be lying to us. Come on. Sit up. One of the

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pair ransacked the bungalow, taking around �400 of the couple's own

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money. I had been out about 20 minutes. I opened the door and the

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dog came dashing in but this time he dashed in Barking. What is it

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with you? Stay there! Shut up! Shut your dog up or I will shoot it.

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Come on. Open the safe. Open the The attacker grabbed bundles of

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cash and unregistered tax discs from the Post Office's sake. Come

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on. Before taking the keys to David's are. -- car. Get down. Come

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The car the attackers used for the getaway was low on fuel but the men

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did not need to get far. The couple's distinctive Jeep Cherokee

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was found abandoned just a five- Did you see the gang swap cars? We

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need to know how they made their escape from here and what direction

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they took. You can get through a day without thinking about it and

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then something will trigger it off and you just become an emotional

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wreck. I have got Parkinson's but I never shook as much as I do now. It

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is 15% worse than it was. Apart from the shock and trauma of having

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somebody standing pointing a gun at you, it was the aggression. It is

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unspeakably scary. He had a gun, the next bloke came through with a

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hammer. I ended up on the floor. People in the village have been

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wonderful. But we don't want to stay any more. It is up for sale.

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We have got to get out and have a nice, normal, quiet life, like we

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Well, we are joined by Diame Ash Wilson from Nottinghamshire Police.

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You saw him in the reconstruction. It was unspeakably scary, a

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terrifying attack for the couple? Yes, and a completely unnecessary

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level of violence used. David was not capable of giving any physical

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resistance at all, completely necessary. They have also

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threatened to shoot the couple's dock. Thankfully the Post Office

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have significantly increased the security since that time. You are

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interested in the possibility of witnesses coming forward who might

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have seemed a gang swap cars after the robbery? Yes, the vehicle, a

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Jeep Cherokee, was abandoned on the A57 northbound, known locally as

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Shireoaks roundabout. This was about 6pm on the day of the

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incident. Someone will have seen these people get out of the car and

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possibly into another car and it is those people I would appeal to come

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forward. What about the way the robbers got into the property? That

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was unusual? Yes, almost an old- fashioned way of gaining entry.

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They have actually drilled through a wooden frame to the rear window

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and gained entry that way, it indicates to me they have some

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criminal knowledge. A do you think they were sticking out, watching

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the property beforehand? We have a reconstruction to show but we know

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a male was seen about six night before at the rear of a neighbour's

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property but importantly that leads to the post office at the back.

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That person has not come forward as yet and I would dearly like to

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speak to them. As well as a bundle of cash, these guys took tax discs

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as well. Yes, 15 Tests in total, 14 that expire at the end of April

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this year ran one at the end of November -- tax discs. The serial

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numbers are on the Crimewatch website. The serial numbers that we

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were talking about on the tax discs are available in detail on the

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website. If you do have any of those which were stolen we would

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urge you to get in touch. There is a �10,000 reward offered for

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information leading to a conviction. Sarah and David's lives have been

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terribly affected by the terrific robbery. If you know anything about

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it, please do the right thing. Call us. Now, Matthew has some CCTV for

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you to take a look at. We start with a shocking footage

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from the summer riots, a terrifying attack on a minicab office in north

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London. It is just after midnight on 9th August last year. Inside the

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foyer or of a CAB farm in Chalk Farm and a gang of looters is

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trying to break in. They eventually managed to force the law can swarm

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into the tiny office, where two terrified members of staff are

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trapped. They plead with them to stop but a savage it -- but are

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savagely punched and kicked in the head. The rioters attacked the

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camera system. We need names for This is the entrance to the canteen

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pub in Bristol just after 11pm on Tuesday evening. A tall man with a

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beard saunters in but he seems a bit lost, first going one way, then

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another. A few minutes later he has managed to find his way to the bar,

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where he is talking to another drink are sitting near by. But it

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is not a friendly chat. Suddenly the attacker lunges at the victim,

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smashing of fat -- smashing a pint glass in his face and kicking him

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before hurrying off. The glass only just missed an artery in the

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victim's neck and has left him permanently scarred. This was a

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vicious, unprovoked attack. Tell us We are on the number 25 bus

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travelling through London city centre during the early hours of

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Saturday last July. The victim is dozing after finishing a knife --

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night shift. As he snoozes, two men sitting behind try to reach into

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his back. -- bag. Getting nothing, one of the men dress to grab his

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wallet. The victim wakes up and realises what is going on. But his

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attacker is determined and the pair grappled. Despite being punched

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several times the victim puts up a good fight but in the end the

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Robben manages to take his wallet. -- the robber. The victim escapes

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downstairs while the two men responsible sit, smirking. Tell me

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who they are tonight. All the CCTV is on the website and

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if you can name any one you have Do remember you can log on to our

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website to see all the reconstructions as well. It is time

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for some Updates on some previous appeals.

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The start with some news on a case from our last programme. We asked

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for information about an attack on 15-year-old Moore -- Mo Bourner,

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who was critically injured after being punched in the head. He made

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his way through -- he made his way home from a beach party in Bexhill

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in October. At 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged with GBH.

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Mo has since turned 16 and I am sure you will be pleased to hear

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his condition is improving. He is now able to communicate with his

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family and is making steady progress.

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Next, a case we featured four years ago. Football fan AJ Clarke was

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killed after being punched in the street in Liverpool city centre in

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November 2007. We showed you this CCTV of the man police believed was

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responsible for the death. Earlier this month that man, 25-year-old

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Malik Al-Brumy from their fields in Liverpool, was convicted of

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manslaughter and sentenced to five years in prison -- Fairfield in

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Liverpool. Have a look at this footage which we broadcast in 20th

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September ten of a man harassing female occupant of a house in

:26:47.:26:51.

Brighton in the middle of the night. Deeo was watching the programme

:26:51.:26:54.

identified the peeping Tom as 40- year-old Paul Goodenough from

:26:54.:26:58.

Leatherhead. Last month he was given a 20 -- 12 months suspended

:26:58.:27:02.

prison sentence, a curfew and he will remain on the sex offenders

:27:02.:27:07.

register for ten years. Finally you might remember this CCTV of a man

:27:07.:27:10.

who attacked a good Samaritan who had intervened to stop an assault

:27:10.:27:16.

on a train in London in 20th June ten. As a direct result of calls to

:27:16.:27:20.

the studio the man in the footage was identified as 25-year-old James

:27:20.:27:24.

Tibbs from Essex and last month he was given 240 hours of community

:27:25.:27:30.

service and ordered to pay his victim �250 compensation. Many

:27:30.:27:35.

thanks for all those crucial calls. Yes, good news. Still to come

:27:35.:27:39.

tonight, the appalling arson attack on a man as he slept at his home in

:27:39.:27:49.
:27:49.:27:53.

Worcester. There is a fire outside my front door. And these very

:27:53.:27:59.

valuable Scottish coins, one is very similar, possibly stone to --

:27:59.:28:02.

stolen to order. Detectives need to know if you have been offered any.

:28:02.:28:05.

And we have the fascinating story of how detectives cracked a

:28:05.:28:10.

seemingly impossible murder case. We were dealing with one of the

:28:11.:28:13.

most difficult cases you will ever deal with. We did not have a body,

:28:13.:28:16.

we did not have any witnesses and we did not have any forensic

:28:16.:28:22.

evidence. First, let's go to Matthew, who has

:28:23.:28:26.

the latest on what has been happening on the phones so far.

:28:26.:28:32.

Thank you, it is busy. That's interrupt the person leading the

:28:32.:28:36.

hunt for Nellie Geraghty. We have had a number of calls in relation

:28:36.:28:39.

to the hand back but I desperately need to speak to people about the

:28:39.:28:42.

man and child I have mentioned in the garden earlier and the two used

:28:42.:28:46.

on the Avenue and the bike. Have you had a bike like that stolen?

:28:46.:28:51.

This is such an appalling attack that has left a family devastate --

:28:51.:28:55.

devastated. We need to find the killer and the Ashes. Please give

:28:55.:29:01.

us a call. Thanks very much, good luck.

:29:01.:29:04.

An appeal now for information on a case you may have seen in the news.

:29:04.:29:08.

Just over three weeks ago retired schoolteacher Betty Yates was found

:29:08.:29:12.

dead at her remote riverside cottage next to the River Severn.

:29:12.:29:16.

Near Bewdley in Worcestershire. The 77-year-old widow had been stabbed

:29:16.:29:21.

and beaten with her own walking stick. Since her death officers

:29:21.:29:24.

have been carrying out extensive inquiries to try to establish who

:29:24.:29:28.

was responsible for her murder including detailed forensics

:29:28.:29:32.

searches of her home as well as the surrounding woodland. Last week

:29:32.:29:37.

police received two anonymous letters containing information

:29:37.:29:41.

about Mrs Yates' death. Both letters had been typed and the one

:29:41.:29:45.

sent to Bewdley Police Station on Monday 16th January was in a

:29:45.:29:49.

handwritten on the leg. The other letter was sent via the local

:29:49.:29:53.

newspaper in this and will appear. Now officers are extremely keen to

:29:53.:29:56.

speak to the authors of these letters and they believe they were

:29:57.:30:00.

written by different people and are urging them to please get in touch

:30:00.:30:04.

tonight. Detectives think that Mrs Yates was killed during the evening

:30:04.:30:09.

of Monday January 2nd, which was the bank holiday after the new year

:30:09.:30:12.

of course. They asked -- they are keen to speak to anyone who was in

:30:12.:30:16.

the area, or who may have visited her in the days before she died and

:30:16.:30:19.

of course they want to talk to anyone who knows who might be

:30:19.:30:23.

responsible. If you have any information, please call West

:30:23.:30:33.
:30:33.:30:37.

Also, contact Crimestoppers anonymously. Time for more wanted

:30:37.:30:41.

faces with Matthew. faces with Matthew.

:30:41.:30:43.

First we have Tyran Reid. Police are keen to trace the 33-year-old,

:30:43.:30:47.

after he escaped from the back of a prison van three weeks ago. Reid,

:30:47.:30:50.

who has connections to Greenwich in London, has a deep scar on his left

:30:50.:30:56.

forefinger and a burn mark on his right wrist.

:30:56.:30:59.

Number six is Martin Wolstenholme, who is wanted in connection with a

:30:59.:31:01.

kidnap, which took place in Newcastle under Lyme in

:31:01.:31:05.

Staffordshire in November 2010. The 32-year-old has links to Stoke on

:31:05.:31:08.

Trent and to Southampton. Police consider Wolstenholme to be

:31:08.:31:15.

dangerous. If you know where he is, call the police immediately.

:31:15.:31:18.

Next is Florin Procs - although the police aren't convinced that's his

:31:18.:31:22.

real name. Detectives want to speak to the 23-year-old about a burglary

:31:22.:31:25.

in the West Midlands where cash and jewellery worth more than �20,000

:31:25.:31:28.

was stolen. Procs, who is from Romania, has links to Banbury in

:31:28.:31:35.

Oxfordshire. And last tonight is Barrie Gordon

:31:35.:31:37.

Williamson. He's wanted in connection with a string of

:31:37.:31:40.

burglaries across the country. 48- year-old Williamson was born in

:31:40.:31:42.

Newcastle but has links to Milton Keynes, Norfolk, Lancashire, Kent,

:31:42.:31:52.
:31:52.:31:58.

Hampshire and Sussex. He regularly If you recognise any of them please

:31:58.:32:03.

call or text. They all stay online until they're caught.

:32:03.:32:08.

On the 13th December, 52-year-old Andrew Heath enjoyed supper with

:32:08.:32:13.

his down stairs neighbours, before going to bed as normal. Just a few

:32:13.:32:17.

hours later, she would wake to find his flat engulfed with flames. With

:32:17.:32:21.

his only exit blocked, he didn't stand a chance. Police are

:32:21.:32:25.

convinced this was a deliberate arson attack. They need to know who

:32:25.:32:35.
:32:35.:32:52.

SMOKE ALARM SOUNDS Wake up! There's a fire outside my

:32:52.:33:02.
:33:02.:33:04.

front door. Help! Burnt-out shell of this flat in

:33:04.:33:09.

Worcester is all that remains of the life of Andrew Heath, a 52-

:33:09.:33:14.

year-old, who was murdered in an arson attack on his home just

:33:14.:33:18.

before Christmas. His friends and family have been left devastated by

:33:18.:33:22.

his untimely and terrifying death and have no idea why anyone would

:33:22.:33:32.
:33:32.:33:34.

want to kill him. We adopted him, seven -month-old. We brought him up

:33:34.:33:41.

as our own. He was caring, kind, loving boy. He had a lot of friends.

:33:41.:33:46.

I don't think we could have wished for a better son. The fact that he

:33:46.:33:50.

was adopted made no difference at all. He was my brother. I think he

:33:50.:33:54.

started singing when he was at secondary school. He progressed to

:33:54.:33:59.

the male voice choir, which he loved. People liked to be round him.

:33:59.:34:04.

He was a big chap, with quite a big personality. He came out when he

:34:04.:34:10.

was 18. That would have been in the 70s. It wasn't an easy time to come

:34:10.:34:15.

out as a gay person. I think I was very proud of him that he'd done it.

:34:15.:34:20.

He had been in Worcester for a long time. He liked Worcester. He was

:34:20.:34:25.

very happy with his neighbours. They shared a good deal of their

:34:25.:34:33.

lives, I think, together. Andrew lived above us. We're ground floor.

:34:33.:34:37.

Every night, 8pm, he'd come down, knock the door, dog would bark,

:34:37.:34:44.

because she knew it was Andrew. Over the years, we've got closer

:34:44.:34:48.

and closer. He's like part of the family that. Particular night...

:34:48.:34:53.

was really cheerful that night. Yeah. He got up and said "I'll see

:34:53.:35:00.

you tomorrow. "That was last we saw of him. Andrew went upstairs to his

:35:00.:35:03.

flat just before 9pm, where the police think he spent the rest of

:35:03.:35:13.
:35:13.:35:25.

I heard a noise. I thought it was just someone being a bit weird,

:35:25.:35:35.
:35:35.:35:59.

like. I didn't take much notice of His only exit was engulfed in

:35:59.:36:08.

flames. Now all Andrew could do was call for help. Wake up. All of a

:36:08.:36:14.

sudden there was a loud shout. There was just general talking. I

:36:14.:36:24.
:36:24.:36:24.

couldn't understand. Sue! Clive! All of a sudden, there was a thud,

:36:24.:36:31.

I said to Clive, "Andrew needs us now." Hello Fire Service. There's a

:36:31.:36:36.

fire outside my front door. I can't breathe. What's yaur dress please.

:36:36.:36:44.

Can you not get out? I went round to the front. All I

:36:44.:36:49.

could hear Clive shouting was "Andrew". I knew he couldn't be got

:36:49.:36:59.
:36:59.:37:20.

I just stood there, just looking and in a daze really, not really

:37:20.:37:27.

knowing was it real? Was it a dream? It was just horrible. I just

:37:27.:37:32.

can't imagine what it would have felt like for him struggling

:37:32.:37:38.

probably to get out of the flat and knowing he couldn't. It must have

:37:38.:37:45.

been terrible. DCI Paul Williamson is

:37:45.:37:50.

investigating why someone would target Andrew. Paul, in the last

:37:50.:37:54.

few moments for Andrew, it must have been terrifying. Yes, we know

:37:54.:37:58.

from the 999 call Andrew knows the porch is on fire. The heat and

:37:58.:38:02.

smoke must have been unbearable. He's trapped inside the premises

:38:02.:38:06.

and desperately trying to get help. If you look at the way the fire was

:38:06.:38:12.

set in the porch, I mean, it effectively barricaded him in.

:38:12.:38:16.

the front doorway has been completely destroyed, as have the

:38:16.:38:20.

stairs. This makes me think it was a targeted attack on Andrew. The

:38:20.:38:30.
:38:30.:38:31.

killer place aid wheelie bin in the porch, blocking off any escape.

:38:31.:38:37.

It felt as if somebody had eradicated every part of Andrew.

:38:37.:38:44.

There was very little left. I can't believe that somebody would have

:38:44.:38:51.

done this to Andrew. That's right. And I hope that, in a way, they'll

:38:51.:38:55.

be haunted by what he has done. Somebody couldn't have planned it

:38:55.:39:05.
:39:05.:39:06.

any better really to hurt the most. A tragedy. DCI Paul Williamson from

:39:06.:39:09.

West Mercia Police is with me now. It happened in the middle of

:39:09.:39:12.

December. It was a horrendous Christmas for this family. You and

:39:12.:39:17.

your team are examining all sorts of motives. Yes, this has the hall

:39:17.:39:23.

marks of a really devastating attack on Andrew. We need to know

:39:23.:39:26.

what possible motives there may have been and we're exploring a

:39:26.:39:29.

number of possibilities as to why this occurred. Could this have been

:39:29.:39:33.

somebody owed him money? We know Andrew lent money to people and

:39:33.:39:38.

that may led to a dispute. Could somebody have fallen out with

:39:38.:39:41.

Andrew in the months leading up to the attack or could it be a grudge

:39:41.:39:45.

with something in his past or a religionship we don't know about?

:39:45.:39:50.

There were lots of people around. Noises were heard. It was busy on

:39:50.:39:54.

the estate that night. Yes, we know there's a group of people outside

:39:54.:39:57.

Andrew's flat, as well as raised voices in the early hours of the

:39:57.:40:01.

morning and particularly before the fire afrs are called. What were

:40:01.:40:06.

those people doing there? This bin, is it even a possibility that was a

:40:06.:40:09.

prank that went badly wrong? have to consider the fact that this

:40:09.:40:13.

could be a deliberate act by somebody intending to kill Andrew

:40:13.:40:17.

or it could also be somebody trying to upset or scare Andrew. But

:40:17.:40:21.

whoever did this must have realised the terrible consequences of their

:40:21.:40:25.

actions and I need answers to these questions for Andrew's family and

:40:25.:40:29.

friends who've been totally devastated by his death. Paul,

:40:29.:40:33.

thanks very much. It was a terrible way to die. You heard Andrew making

:40:33.:40:38.

the phone call there. He knew there was no escape. There is a �10,000

:40:38.:40:40.

reward if you can provide police with information that results in

:40:40.:40:43.

the arrest and conviction of the people who did it. If you can help,

:40:43.:40:51.

call the detectives here: Now, it's time to look at more CCTV. Here's

:40:51.:40:54.

Matthew. We start with a brutal assault in

:40:54.:41:04.

Warwickshire. It's closing time at coco's nightclub in Leamington spay

:41:04.:41:08.

on a Wednesday night last June. As the clubbers gather on the street,

:41:08.:41:13.

one group seems intent on trouble. Some of the nip off down an alley

:41:13.:41:16.

and into a building site where at least two arm themselves with

:41:16.:41:23.

bricks. Back on the street, one of the men immediately lunges at his

:41:23.:41:28.

victim smashing him in the face with the brick, before legging it,

:41:28.:41:34.

slapping a woman as he did. The victim's eye socket was fractured.

:41:34.:41:41.

Can you name the brick thrower? A security guard keeps watch at a

:41:41.:41:44.

technology firm in Staffordshire during the early hours of a

:41:44.:41:47.

Thursday morning last August. Suddenly a brick is hurled through

:41:47.:41:52.

the glass doors, followed immediately by a gang of 17 people,

:41:52.:41:57.

all wearing hoodies, some wielding hammers knives and even fence posts.

:41:57.:42:00.

The terrified guard is hand cuffed and forced to the floor behind his

:42:00.:42:04.

desk, while the gang rampage round the building. They grab laptops and

:42:04.:42:08.

TVs off the walls, stuffing their loot into a duvet cover before

:42:08.:42:12.

making off. You can't see their faces, but someone know who's did

:42:13.:42:22.
:42:23.:42:24.

this. Give us some names tonight. This is the Co-op store in washway

:42:24.:42:30.

Road in Sale near Manchester. It's 6.30pm last May. After parking his

:42:30.:42:34.

bike outside, a balding man in a dark top walks in and wanders round.

:42:34.:42:38.

He seems to have forgotten his shopping list. After much

:42:38.:42:42.

deliberation he finally chooses a cream egg.

:42:42.:42:46.

He queues up and pays for his treat, before whipping out what appears to

:42:46.:42:50.

be a gun wrapped in a bag and threatening to kill the terrified

:42:50.:42:57.

cash ear. The attacker reaches over the counter and grabs handfuls of

:42:57.:42:59.

notes from the till before running off.

:42:59.:43:07.

Now, we need to find this guy - name please.

:43:08.:43:11.

All the CCTV stays online till they're caught. If you recognise

:43:11.:43:21.

anyone, you know what to do: Now it's worth remembering that the

:43:21.:43:25.

vast majority of murder investigations in this country are

:43:25.:43:28.

eventually solved, but of course, some are far more straightforward

:43:28.:43:32.

than others. And when police suspect murder, but there are no

:43:32.:43:37.

witnesses, no forensics and not even a body, well then detectives

:43:37.:43:47.
:43:47.:43:55.

really have got their work cut out When Ermatati Rodgers dais peered

:43:55.:44:02.

from her home in North Wales in January 2008, police suspected foul

:44:02.:44:06.

play. The problem was they had no way of proving it.

:44:06.:44:09.

We were dealing with what is probably one of the most difficult

:44:09.:44:15.

cases you'll ever deal with, which is a murder with no body. What

:44:15.:44:19.

followed was a cat-and-mouse chase between detectives and the man who

:44:19.:44:26.

almost got away with murder. First we were asked to look at an

:44:26.:44:33.

ongoing high risk missing person case into a 42-year-old Indonesian

:44:33.:44:35.

female called Ermatati Rodgers. She lived in the Wrexham area for a

:44:35.:44:42.

number of years. It was highly unusual behaviour for Ermatati to

:44:42.:44:45.

go missing. She hadn't called anyone or been seen in her house.

:44:45.:44:49.

The way she left her house with food preparing on the cooking stove

:44:49.:44:54.

made it look like she just disappeared.

:44:54.:45:03.

A police trawl of her contacts led detectives to a Polish friend of

:45:03.:45:06.

her Mr Respondek. They soon established he was the last person

:45:07.:45:11.

to see her before she went missing. You're always looking closely at

:45:11.:45:16.

the last person to see the missing person alive. When police

:45:16.:45:21.

questioned Respondek his story seemed plausible. He admitted

:45:21.:45:31.
:45:31.:45:37.

seeing Ermatati and said he had That was the last time I saw her.

:45:37.:45:41.

Police tried to investigate but here, where Respondek claimed to

:45:41.:45:47.

have dropped her off, is as CCTV blind spot. There was no way of

:45:47.:45:52.

checking his story either way. But when they examined his laptop

:45:52.:45:58.

police found something much more concerning. You're not going to

:45:58.:46:02.

believe this. We found a number of search terms that had been put in

:46:02.:46:07.

and these included prettification, rot, decay, and organisms --

:46:07.:46:10.

organisms that feed off dead bodies and when I saw that I could not

:46:10.:46:14.

believe what I was seeing. These search terms had been putting in

:46:14.:46:17.

Polish and Wikipedia. Why would so there'd be doing that if they were

:46:17.:46:21.

innocent? Detectives made Respondek the main focus of their

:46:21.:46:24.

investigations and they soon made what looked like another major

:46:24.:46:29.

breakthrough. When we did the checks on his banking transactions,

:46:29.:46:34.

credit card, debit card, we found on the Saturday morning, the day

:46:34.:46:37.

after Ermatati Rodgers was last seen he had gone into town early,

:46:37.:46:42.

bought a suitcase, a shovel and a knife cumbersome gloves and some

:46:42.:46:46.

plastic sheeting, in effect what he had bought was a shopping list to

:46:46.:46:51.

get rid of the body. But a search of Respondek's House revealed

:46:51.:46:56.

things were not going to be that simple. Unbelievably in the house

:46:56.:47:01.

we found these items apparently unused. We just -- we could not

:47:01.:47:05.

believe for we were seeing. From being at a point where we thought

:47:05.:47:08.

we had a breakthrough here, to going straight back down again,

:47:08.:47:13.

these items are in the house, he hasn't used them at all. Detectives

:47:13.:47:18.

felt sure Respondek was deceiving them so they began the painstaking

:47:18.:47:22.

trawl of his movements. We found that he had made a withdrawal of

:47:22.:47:27.

cash on the day after the detectives had seen him. We checked

:47:27.:47:33.

CCTV footage in the local hardware store and amazingly he was there,

:47:33.:47:38.

actually buying the same shovel he had bought on the Saturday again,

:47:38.:47:43.

just four or five days later but this time for cash. Knowing that

:47:43.:47:47.

police checks on his debit card would reveal his incriminating

:47:47.:47:51.

purchases, Respondek had gone out and bought Duplicate items to cover

:47:51.:47:59.

his tracks. Alarmed by this devious behaviour, police began to

:47:59.:48:03.

formulate a theory Respondek and Ermatati Rodgers had been having a

:48:04.:48:09.

secret affair but might this affair have led to her murder? We had all

:48:09.:48:12.

this circumstantial evidence, however, there was three

:48:12.:48:15.

significant things we did not have. We did not have a body, we did not

:48:15.:48:20.

have any witnesses and we did not have any forensic evidence.

:48:20.:48:24.

Respondek was put under surveillance. Stand by. A year into

:48:24.:48:30.

the investigation it was clear he was feeling the pressure.

:48:30.:48:33.

Respondek's appearance changed significantly over the course of

:48:33.:48:38.

the inquiry. He looked like a man on the edge, he looked very nervous.

:48:38.:48:41.

Someone who knew that the net was closing in on him and it was only a

:48:41.:48:46.

matter of time before he would be caught. Police intelligence showed

:48:46.:48:53.

Respondek was making regular visits to the estate just outside Wrexham

:48:53.:48:58.

and he had labelled the area on his sat nav with a two letter code

:48:58.:49:02.

which seemed to resemble the victim's nickname. It was the

:49:02.:49:07.

police's last chance. They had to take a gamble. A major search of

:49:07.:49:10.

farmland in Wrexham is being carried out a Knight we publicised

:49:10.:49:14.

it in the press and we wanted everyone to know what we were doing

:49:14.:49:18.

but most significantly we wanted Respondek to know what we were

:49:18.:49:23.

doing. They are treating the case as a murder inquiry. But what

:49:23.:49:28.

seemed like an exciting new lead was in fact an elaborate bluff by

:49:28.:49:32.

detectives. The dig, the search teams, the press reports, were all

:49:32.:49:36.

set up by police to convince Respondek they knew where the body

:49:36.:49:45.

was. It was a trick to force him into making a mistake. Ross Pendock

:49:45.:49:49.

-- Respondek's behaviour was becoming more erratic. He had gone

:49:49.:49:53.

out and bought a camouflage jacket, hat, a pair of binoculars, and he

:49:53.:49:56.

concealed himself in trees and undergrowth not far away from where

:49:56.:50:01.

we were digging. He was watching us digging the fields, but little did

:50:01.:50:04.

he know that we were watching exactly what he was doing at the

:50:04.:50:09.

same site. By now Respondek was spending around eight hours a day

:50:09.:50:13.

watching the police but time was running out for the hoax Dick and

:50:13.:50:19.

detectives were still no closer to finding the body. What happened

:50:19.:50:26.

next was unbelievable, really. We actually saw him leaving his house

:50:26.:50:31.

with a garden spade and fork and driving back to the location. Then

:50:31.:50:36.

we picked him up on cameras actually going down into the lanes,

:50:36.:50:40.

looking behind him to see if he was being followed. This was a guy who

:50:40.:50:46.

was really spooked now and we knew he must be close. Respondek headed

:50:46.:50:51.

for the estate, panicked that the next day's diggers would unearth

:50:51.:50:56.

his guilty secret. But he was not prepared for the heavy clay soil

:50:56.:51:01.

which had preserved the body over the 14 months since her murder. And

:51:01.:51:05.

which had already -- also locked it firmly into the ground. After three

:51:05.:51:13.

hours of digging, he was defeated. In the early hours of the following

:51:14.:51:18.

morning, Respondek walked into at Wrexham police station and told

:51:18.:51:24.

officers he wanted to take them to the body of Ermatati Rodgers.

:51:25.:51:28.

Pathologists found no underlying natural illness or disease that

:51:28.:51:32.

might have killed Ermatati Rodgers and identified the most likely

:51:32.:51:39.

cause of death as compression of the neck. Her body was in his house

:51:39.:51:43.

for some considerable time, at least probably 24 hours or so.

:51:43.:51:47.

Respondek had gone out, left the body in his house when he bought

:51:47.:51:51.

the items, but he had also come back and played games on line on

:51:51.:51:55.

his computer while her body was in his house. While he was deciding

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how he was going to get rid of the body. He waited until it was dark

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and used those items to dispose of her body in the fields. We may

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never know for certain why Ermatati Rodgers was killed but despite the

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baffling lack of evidence at the outset detectives took on her

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murderer in the ultimate test of nerve. It was this high risk bluff

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which led police both to her killer and to the place where he buried

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her body, here in the cold, North Wales clay. He always felt that he

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was one step ahead of us and that he was too clever to be caught. He

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lied throughout the investigation to cover his tracks and he was a

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cold, calculating person. I don't think that he thought we would keep

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on for as long as we did and ultimately I think that was his

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undoing. Matthew, we used to dealing with

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scums on this programme but not normally was perpetrated by the

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police. It was quite brilliant, a psychological con-trick which could

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not have worked any better. The police had very little that was

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concrete when they went public with this supposedly lead. Had Respondek

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not taken the bait he could have got away with it but they managed

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to get inside his head. That is what it came down to, a battle of

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wits in the end. It was, every time they hit a wall and they hit many

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in this investigation, they responded by thinking outside the

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box. The bluff was a good example. Another was when they used sniffer

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dogs, they carried out a covert operation to extract is cent. They

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had all the relevant authority to do it. He had no idea, he still

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doesn't, but last week the detectives and team were explaining

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to me exactly how they did it and obviously I can't repeat that, I

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wish I could, because it was incredibly clever, but that gave

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them the cent, the dogs used to turn but got them to within 100

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yards of where the body was found. What this did was pile more and

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more pressure on Respondek and eventually he cracked. Briefly, the

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sentence? Life with a minimum of 18 years. The judge ordered he be

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deported at the end of the sentenced to protect the public.

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Just take a look at this. It may be pretty small but it is incredibly

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rare and valuable and an important part of Scotland's heritage. Police

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are investigating the theft of an irreplaceable collection of coins

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including ones just like this one which was in total was almost half

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a million pounds. It is almost five years since they were taken and now

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police have decided to relaunch an appeal in the hope that the coins

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may have surfaced somewhere. It was me now is DCI Grant Dougall from

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Lothian and Borders police and also Philip Skingley, from Spink of

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London. Grant, can you tell me more about the case? The collection of

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more than 2000 coins were taken from the home of one of Scotland's

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leading coin experts. His house is in Broughton, a quiet village on

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the Scottish Borders and it took place overnight between the 6th and

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7th June in 2007. We believe it was a targeted raid because the thieves

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only took the coins and some jury that was stored with them. Philip,

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can you tell me, they look to the untrained eye like that they are

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fairly innocuous but what is so important? They are a unique pieces

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of history in their own right. Each one can tell us about the social

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and economic history of the period in Scotland. The earliest ones date

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from around the 10th or 11th century and the collection

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consisted mainly of those early coins. They would be instantly

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recognisable. This is on a par with the theft of a national treasure.

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Really? Given that it is a national treasure presumably it is very

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difficult to sell it on? Yes, they are extremely rare and I am

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appealing to anyone under particular to any deal or collector

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who may think they have been offered these coins to get in touch

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tonight. We have conducted its -- extensive inquiries across the

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country and to date, not a single coin from the collection has

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surfaced. Someone out there knows where they are. Please get in touch

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with information that could assist the recovery of the coins. Very

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important, gentlemen, thank you. There is a substantial reward,

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�50,000 is being offered for information which leads to the full

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recovery of this magnificent collection. If you know anything

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about these beautiful Scottish coins, please get in touch with us

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tonight. Here is the number. Time now for a quick update on what is

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coming in on the phones. A great response on all of our

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appeals. Let's start with the Nellie Geraghty -- the Nellie

:56:46.:56:52.

Geraghty murder. Detectives are desperate to find her killer ran

:56:52.:56:56.

find Frank's ashes. Detectives need more information. They have had

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calls about the bike and the bag. Let's turn to the Nottingham Sharon

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robbery, incredible violence used against Sarah and David Draisey. We

:57:05.:57:09.

have had a couple of similar robberies calls coming income or

:57:09.:57:14.

more specifically at a post office. More information on any one who has

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the car swap on the A 57. Wanted face number for, 13 calls on that.

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We will give you more on the update. OK, that is all for now. You can

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view all the reconstructions, the wanted faces and the CCTV on line

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along with special would appeals which this month include the brutal

:57:37.:57:41.

murder of 17-year-old Charlie Wright in south London. It is all

:57:41.:57:44.

Detectives from across the UK appeal for help in solving some of the UK's biggest cases. They want to know who killed a man in an arson attack on a home in Worcester, and the identities of the gang behind a violent armed robbery at a Nottinghamshire post office. Also, can you help track down the thieves who stole half a million pounds worth of rare Scottish antique coins, some dating back to the twelfth century?


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