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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

Footballers May Be Among Jewel Heist Victims

news.sky.com — 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'

news.sky.com — 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

news.sky.com — 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

news.sky.com — 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

news.sky.com — 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

news.sky.com — 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

news.sky.com — 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.

Music Teacher Jailed for Sex Attacks On Girls

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Convicted Killer In Last-Ditch DNA Appeal

news.sky.com — A convicted killer has launched a last-ditch attempt to compel a police force to hand over forensic samples he believes can be retested to prove his innocence. Kevin Nunn says new techniques could be used on scientific evidence that was inconclusive or too small to be tested for DNA when he was arrested 10 years ago.

Police Officers Abusing Their Power - Report

news.sky.com — Police officers are abusing their power to get sexual favours and drugs, a report reveals, and it's feared that new force budget cuts could breed staff anger and more corruption. The abuse of power was first highlighted two years ago, but is happening just as much now, according to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary .
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Apr 17, 2015

#mostwanted McDonald, 37, held hiding under bed in Amsterdam flat, Monk laying marble patio at Spanish villa. Total 68 of 86 fugitives held.

Apr 17, 2015

#mostwanted Fugitives Jayson McDonald and Paul Monk, wanted on drug supply allegations, arrested after latest Most Wanted appeal.

Apr 16, 2015

#Diamondrobbery At lunch w 500 ex-Met detectives. Not found one who doesn't want to be chasing the Hatton Garden raiders.

Apr 16, 2015

#Diamondrobbery At lunch w 500 ex-Met detectives. Haven't met one who wouldn't want to be chasing the Hatton Garden raiders.

Apr 16, 2015

#priest Ex-priest Jonathan Graves, 57, charged w 11 sex and child cruelty offences against boy aged 11 and two women from 1987 in E Sussex.

Apr 14, 2015

#diamondrobbery Two of Hatton Garden's biggest gems dealers are among the 56 victims of the safe deposit box raid.

Apr 14, 2015

#diamondrobbery Hatton Garden dealers told they can't retrieve their gems until Friday at earliest because of extended police forensic work.

Apr 14, 2015

#missing Police searching for Evelin Mezei, 12, want to speak to this man seen walking with her in E London pic.twitter.com/aiLYfcMIBN

Apr 14, 2015

#missing Police need help finding Evelin Mezei, 12, missing since last night in East London. pic.twitter.com/08KJRM6DS3

Apr 10, 2015

#diamondrobbery Scot Yard says 72 boxes raided, five empty and 11 were to be drilled out for non-payment. So, 56 victims.

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