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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

Shoplifting Surge 'Not Taken Seriously'

news.sky.com — Police forces are being accused of not doing enough to tackle a boom in shoplifting. A survey shows a 36% rise in the money lost in shop thefts, the highest figure for a decade. But most shoplifting goes unreported because shopkeepers do not believe the police will respond, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Police Criticised Over Shoplifting Response

news.sky.com — Police forces are being accused of not doing enough to tackle a boom in shoplifting. A survey shows a 36% rise in the money lost in shop thefts, the highest figure for a decade. But most shoplifting goes unreported because shopkeepers do not believe the police will respond, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Migraine Patient Claims Doctor Fondled Her

news.sky.com — A woman told a jury how consultant paediatrician Michael Salmon fondled her breasts "to check for breast cancer" when she visited him as a 15-year-old with migraines. She said he sent a nurse out of the consulting room, then told her to remove her top and bra before examining her.

Jim Davidson: Arrest Frightened Life Out Of Me

news.sky.com — Comedian Jim Davidson says he endured a "frightening" year on bail before police finally cleared him over historical sex attack allegations. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, the 61-year-old said he was getting his life back together with a sell-out stand-up tour and the launch of a new charity to help troubled ex-servicemen.

Domestic Abuse Victims Warned Over Presents

news.sky.com — Victims of domestic abuse are being warned to beware of Christmas gifts containing hidden spyware. Abusers will hide cameras or listening devices inside presents such as mobile phones, laptops and toys to snoop on their targets, say campaigners.

Body Found In Search For Stag-Do Briton

news.sky.com — The family and friends of missing stag weekend reveller Karl Law were today waiting to hear if it was his body pulled from Prague's Vltava River. Police recovered the body of a man from the freezing water near a city centre bridge, close to where builder Mr Law was last seen three weeks ago.

Stag Do Disappearance: Hunt For British Man

news.sky.com — The family and friends of a British man who went missing on a stag weekend in Prague have promised to keep searching the streets of the Czech capital until they get news "good or bad". Builder Karl Law, 35, vanished after getting separated from his friends on a pub crawl three weeks ago.

Britain's Top Woman Cop Quits Scotland Yard

news.sky.com — The UK's most senior woman police officer has quit Scotland Yard months after being moved from her role as the national counter-terrorism co-ordinator. Cressida Dick, 54, was said to be shocked and upset when she was replaced in the high-profile job by a male colleague in May.

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.
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Jan 27, 2015

#AliceGross Alice's iPhone cover found hidden in gap in Zalkalns patio. http://t.co/MjsYsQyfy2

Jan 27, 2015

#AliceGross Alice's family say they still have unanswered questions over what cops shld have known about Zalkalns previous convictions

Jan 27, 2015

#AliceGross Police believe a phone cover found hidden at home of Zalkalns was Alice's.

Jan 27, 2015

#AliceGross Scot Yard defends decision not to make Alice's case a Homicide investigation for a week.

Jan 27, 2015

#AliceGross Police believe Zalkans had sexual motive for Alice's murder.

Jan 27, 2015

#AliceGross Alice died from asphyxia from body weight on her chest, says Scot Yard

Jan 27, 2015

#AliceGross Alice's body was naked and weighted down with bicycle wheel, house bricks and tree trunks.

Jan 27, 2015

#AliceGross Police believe Zalkans had killed Alice before she was reported missing.

Jan 27, 2015

#AliceGross 28 police forces and agencies were involved in search for Alice, including FBI, says Scot Yard

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