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Crime Correspondent — Sky News
As seen in:  Sky News, Telegraph, Spectator

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

Online App Sees Victims Help Solve Crimes — Nearly a quarter of cash-strapped British police forces have signed up to an online crime reporting system that encourages victims to become detectives. Police chiefs have warned that severe budget cuts mean they will not be able to investigate low level crime, such as shoplifting and vandalism, as they once did.

'Goldfinger' Shooting: No Probe Into Blunders — The police watchdog has decided not to investigate blunders which failed to spot that notorious criminal John 'Goldfinger' Palmer had been murdered. For six days Essex police believed Palmer, 68, had died of natural causes - before a post-mortem examination revealed he had been shot six times.

Knife Offences Up Amid Rise In Overall Crime — Knife crime has increased for the first time in many years, annual crime statistics have revealed. The figures show there were 1,577 more knife assaults (up 13% from the previous year) and 1,000 more cases of knife possession (up 10%).

Most Wanted Fugitives Hunted On The Costas — British investigators are touring Spanish resorts with giant mugshots of 18 fugitives thought to be hiding on the costas. The Rogues Roadshow is a new and last-ditch attempt to find suspects who have managed to avoid capture in previous Most Wanted TV and newspaper appeals.

My secret life as a busker — My heroes are mostly musicians, though: they too must have once taken the same tentative steps towards their first performance. And now my time had come. My wife couldn't quite believe I would carry out my plan, while my kids were encouraging. The few friends I did tell were intrigued - once they had stopped laughing.

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.
Apr 21, 2015

Dramatic video shows most wanted Brit Paul Monk being arrested on suspicion of murder in Spain…

Apr 21, 2015

RT @skyphilipthomas: Dramatic video shows most wanted Brit Paul Monk being arrested on suspicion of murder in Spain…

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.
Mar 17, 2015

#mostwanted Ten new Most Wanted British fugitives police are hunting in Spain. Do you recognise any of them?

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Aug 24, 2015

#snatch Image of suspect with accomplice in silver car who tried to snatch girl, 10, in Duchy Road, Salford.

Aug 24, 2015

RT @OfficialMrNice: Ok, so I may have not only just smuggled cannabis, all is revealed in my new book Mr Smiley out on the 24th Sept…

Aug 14, 2015

#arttheft The stolen antique sculpture valued at £100,000, taken from art fair in Chelsea.

Aug 14, 2015

#arttheft Police want to find this suspect over theft of £100,000 antique sculpture of black panther in London.

Jul 18, 2015

#murder Suspect in road rage murder is Matthew Daley, 34, from Worthing. Said to have worked at the golf club where armed cops arrested him.

Jul 18, 2015

#hanged Vicar Christopher Loveless, 53, found hanged in woods at Warnham, W Sussex, Family said he had 'struggled with stress.'

Jul 17, 2015

#murder Suspect was arrested by armed police on road leading to Worthing Golf Club.

Jul 17, 2015

#murder Man, 34, from Worthing arrested in armed police operation after road rage killing in W Sussex

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