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Crime Correspondent — Sky News
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Sky News Crime Correspondent on the hunt for news stories and a little levity on a grim beat

Victims 'Let Down' As Police Fail To Log Crimes

news.sky.com — Police are failing to officially record one in five of the crimes reported to them, a damning report has revealed. An inspection of all 43 forces showed that 800,000 offences a year were not logged as crimes. Over a quarter of sexual offences were not recorded, while the figure for crimes of violence against the person was even higher at a third.

Warders Questioned In UK's Biggest Abuse Probe

news.sky.com — Police are questioning former warders from a youth detention centre at the heart of Britain's biggest sex abuse investigation. Sky News understands 22 retired staff, including an ex-governor, are being quizzed after detectives unearthed evidence of an organised paedophile ring targeting the young inmates.

Manchester Police Slated Over Nurse's Murder

news.sky.com — The police watchdog has condemned one of the UK's biggest forces for failing to protect a nurse who was murdered and mutilated by her jealous ex-boyfriend. Katie Cullen, 35, was stabbed 130 times in a frenzied attack by Iman Ghaefelipour, during a row at her home.

Anni Dewani Sister 'Haunted' By Lost Opportunity

news.sky.com — The parents of murdered bride Anni Dewani say they hope to hear the truth from her husband Shrien at his murder trial next week. They insist their long fight for justice has left them unable to grieve for their daughter who was kidnapped and shot dead on her honeymoon in South Africa four years ago.

'Evil' Trolls In Hate Campaign Against McCanns

news.sky.com — The Metropolitan Police is investigating a catalogue of vile internet abuse targeting the family of Madeleine McCann including death threats, Sky News can reveal. Officers are in talks with the Crown Prosecution Service after being handed a dossier of more than 80 pages of Tweets, Facebook posts and messages on online forums aimed at Kate and Gerry McCann.

McCanns Targeted By 'Venomous' Internet Trolls

news.sky.com — The Metropolitan Police is investigating a catalogue of vile internet abuse targeting the family of Madeleine McCann including death threats, Sky News can reveal. Officers are in talks with the Crown Prosecution Service after being handed a dossier of more than 80 pages of Tweets, Facebook posts and messages on online forums aimed at Kate and Gerry McCann.

Pistorius Trial Exposed South African Legal System

news.sky.com — The live television coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial has exposed a slow and sometimes bizarre criminal justice system and some shoddy policing. It has allowed the two principal lawyers to showboat and frighten witnesses into choosing not to be seen on camera.

Pistorius Judge To Rule On Homicide Verdict

news.sky.com — A culpable homicide conviction is now thought to be extremely likely by those who have been in court, writes Sky's Martin Brunt. Enlarge It looks as though Oscar Pistorius has avoided the worst of it, the minimum 25 years that comes with a murder conviction in South Africa.

Madeleine: Book Sheds Light On Mystery Predator

news.sky.com — Madeleine: Key Events Timeline Here is a timeline of the key events since Madeleine McCann's disappearance. 2007 :: May 3 - Kate and Gerry McCann leave their three children asleep in their holiday apartment in Praia da Luz while they dine with friends at a nearby tapas restaurant.

Police Chief Warns Cuts Raise Risk Of Terror

news.sky.com — Police Asking Victims To 'Investigate Own Crimes' Hard-pressed police forces are "encouraging" victims of high-volume crimes to carry out their own investigations, a policing watchdog has warned. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) said the "emerging trend" was identified in an investigation into 43 forces in England and Wales.
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Nov 27, 2014

#doublemurder Suspect Viktoras Bruzas arrested on suspicion of murder by police at Oxshott, Surrey

Nov 27, 2014

#double murder Police believe suspect Viktoras Bruzas is still in UK

Nov 27, 2014

#double murder Police have recovered what looked like a knife from the road where the couple were murdered.

Nov 27, 2014

#doublemurder Couple named as Patrick and Gillian Kettyle, who ran building company.

Nov 27, 2014

#doublemurder Police hunting Viktoras Bruzas, 38, after man and woman stabbed in Fetcham, Surrey. pic.twitter.com/35IxZIWW91

Nov 13, 2014

#medomsley Durham police have begun to interview 22 ex-staff as suspects in Medomsley youth detention centre sex abuse scandal. 900 victims

Nov 12, 2014

#GMP IPCC watchdog condems Greater Manchester Police for failure to protect murder victim Katie Cullen, killed by jealous ex-boyfriend

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