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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

Hatton Garden Raider: I'll Show Where Loot Is — One of the Hatton Garden raiders claims police have ignored his offer to show them where he has hidden his share of the loot. Danny Jones, 58, has admitted his part in the £20m heist and says he wants to be taken out of his high security jail to hand back what he stole.
Oct 08, 2015

RT @SkyNews: Hatton Garden raider offers to reveal where he hid his share of haul in a letter to @SkyNews

Oct 08, 2015

Great by @skymartinbrunt: Hatton Garden burglar offers to show police where loot is - if they'll let him out of jail…

Oct 08, 2015

RT @SkyNews: Hatton Garden raider offers to reveal where he hid his share of haul

'Notorious Crime Boss': I Won't Get Fair Trial — A fugitive who police believe is the enforcer for a notorious British crime network has told a Dutch court he should not be extradited because he could never get a fair trial in the UK. Patrick Adams, 59, said reporters had accused him and his family of many serious crimes, including murder, but none of it was true.

'Notorious Crime Boss' In Extradition Fight — Patrick Adams - said by UK police to be the enforcer for the Adams family, a criminal network notorious in the London underworld - will begin a courtroom battle with his wife to avoid extradition to the UK today. The 59-year-old and his wife Constance, 54, fled to Holland after a gangland shooting in London two years ago.

Anni Dewani's Family: 'Shrien Owes Us Answers' — The father of murdered bride Anni Dewani will tell a UK coroner that he must order her husband to give evidence at her inquest. Vinod Hindocha says his family still needs to hear Shrien Dewani explain exactly what happened the night Anni, 28, was shot dead by carjackers on their honeymoon.

Suspect Arrested Over Fake Krays Memorobilia — Detectives are investigating a huge fraud involving the sale of fake memorabilia linked to the infamous Kray gangsters. Police have arrested a suspect who is thought to have made £100,000 from duping collectors into buying forged paintings, letters, jewellery and watches.

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.
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Oct 09, 2015

#Dewani Coroner decides not to hold London inquest into Anni Dewani's death because S Africa court had already examined the facts

Oct 09, 2015

#Dewani Shrien Dewani sends coroner letter saying he won't attend today's pre-inquest hearing into bride Anni's death.

Oct 06, 2015

@obbsie @metpoliceuk Met Commissioner Sir BHH told Sky News today he supports the Thin Blue Line patch.

Sep 30, 2015

#hattongarden Paul Reader, 50, and Carl Wood, 58, plead Not Guilty to Hatton Garden safe deposit raid.

Sep 14, 2015

#missing Police need help finding Elise Priestly, 13, missing in Barking a week ago.

Sep 11, 2015

#murder Moroccan drug dealer arrested and "confesses" to murder of ex-Olympic diver Peter Tarsey + wife Jean in Jalon, Spain. Gun found.

Sep 09, 2015

#Dewani Coroner says he asked Mr Dewani to attend today's prelim hearing, but he declined and was excused.

Sep 09, 2015

#Dewani coroner agrees to ask Shrien Dewani if he would be prepared to answer set of family's questions.

Sep 09, 2015

#Dewani Anni's family say they want Shrien Dewani to answer questions at an inquest, but coroner says he can refuse to answer.

Sep 09, 2015

#Dewani Coroner tells family of murdered bride Anni Dewani he doesn't see point in holding an inquest into her death.

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