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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

Madeleine Police Probe More Break-Ins — British detectives searching for Madeleine McCann have discovered more of the holiday apartment burglaries they believe hold the key to solving the case. They had been investigating 18 break-ins in which intruders entered the bedrooms of young, mostly British girls. Now they are probing 28 such burglaries, Sky News has learned.

Spanish Armed Police Swoop On UK 'Most Wanted' — A suspect on Britain's 'Most Wanted' list is being questioned over the torture and murder of another fugitive in Spain. Paul Monk, 54, is being investigated over the killing of Francis Brennan, whose taped-up body was washed ashore near Alicante last year.

Footballers May Be Among Jewel Heist Victims — Some of the UK's top footballers could be among the victims of the Hatton Garden safe deposit raid. Jewellers who store gems at the diamond centre in Holborn, central London, do commission work for a number of Premier League stars, a source told Sky News.

Explicit IS Exhibition Branded 'Grotesque' — A crime museum has opened with a graphic exhibition of the horrific crimes of the Islamic State terror group. The display includes many before and after images of the beheading of hostages in Syria and Iraq. A senior MP condemned the exhibition and said it would cause anguish to victims' families.

Revealed: Britain's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives — A killer, a rapist and a suspected child abuser are on a new list of most wanted British fugitives being hunted in Spain. Police are appealing to thousands of expats and holidaymakers to help track them down and get them extradited to the UK.

£70m Cocaine Smuggling Plot Suspect Hunted — A suspect in a £70m cocaine smuggling plot is among 10 British fugitives thought to be on the run in Spain. Detectives believe David McDermott fled the UK after the discovery of the drugs hidden in a consignment of frozen Argentinean beef at Tilbury docks.

Pete Doherty Crucifixion Sculpture Auctioned — A controversial sculpture of the singer Pete Doherty nailed to a cross is being auctioned next week. The life-size artwork was created to reflect what the artists considered to be Doherty's "crucifixion by the media".

Police Forces Lose Track Of 396 Sex Offenders — Police have lost track of almost 400 registered sex offenders they should be monitoring, include a child rapist who vanished two years ago, official figures have revealed. Others have been off the police radar for much longer, one for 14 years.

Appeal To Find 'Dangerous' Foreign Suspects — Police are appealing for help in finding 17 "dangerous" foreign suspects thought to be on the run in the UK. One is wanted for battering a man to death with a baseball bat for arguing with his girlfriend. Another is suspected of the human trafficking of teenage girls, a third man is a convicted rapist.

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Jun 23, 2015

#beheading Jury expected to deliver verdict very shortly. Coming back into court.

Jun 23, 2015

#beheading Defence: The man you see today, heavily drugged up and looking not quite with us, is v different from the man in the footage.

Jun 23, 2015

#beheading Defence praises cop PC Robertson who climbed roof and made sure several kids were taken indoors to safety as Salvador rampaged.

Jun 23, 2015

#beheading Defence: As his health improves Salvador will have to come to terms with the true horror of what he did when he was not well.

Jun 23, 2015

#beheading Defence: Salvador is somebody regarded as a decent man. Mental illness can be terrifying for the sufferer.

Jun 23, 2015

#beheading Judge to jury: must also decide on balance of probs that he suffered defect of reason arising from disease of the mind.

Jun 23, 2015

#beheading Judge to jury: for verdict of NG to murder by reason of insanity you must be sure he killed her and that's not disputed....

Jun 23, 2015

#beheaded Judge: Legal definition of insanity dates back to 1843.

Jun 23, 2015

#beheaded Judge: normal rules of crime and punishment don't apply in this case of agreed insanity.

Jun 23, 2015

#beheading Judge: Palmira Silva was most innocent and helpless victim, but killed by man in grip of severe mental illness and helpless too

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