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

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.

Madeleine: Secret Report On Police Probe

news.sky.com — The competition between British police forces to be seen to be helping in the search for Madeleine McCann hampered the investigation into her disappearance and has had negative effects ever since, according to the author of a secret Home Office report.

Cliff Richard Pulls Out Of Portugal Ceremony

news.sky.com — Sir Cliff Richard has pulled out of a ceremony where he was to be awarded the Keys of the City of Albufeira near his holiday home in Portugal. The millionaire pop star, who is facing an historical sex assault allegation, was to receive the region's top civic honour on Wednesday.

Sir Cliff Richard Hires High-Profile Lawyer

news.sky.com — Sir Cliff Richard has hired the celebrities' go-to criminal lawyer to defend him against a sex assault allegation. London solicitor Ian Burton flew into Portugal with a colleague and spent five hours in a meeting at the pop star's wine estate overlooking the Algarve coast.
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Oct 04, 2014

#missing Police believe body found in Alice Gross murder case is that of suspect Arnis Zalkalns

Oct 02, 2014

#askBrunt Im afraid ive run out of time. thanks for your questions.

Oct 02, 2014

.@jamer99 Nobody. I found it from public information sources.

Oct 02, 2014

.@LHLNews Normal, journalistic and legal methods. Sometimes its simpler than you think. #AskBrunt

Oct 02, 2014

.@MEkralc Perhaps because they cannot forgive the McCanns for leaving M and siblings alone. #AskBrunt

Oct 02, 2014

.@openjools I think we have reported the Madeleine case fairly and accurately. we don't always get it right. we not part of the establish

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