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Crime Correspondent — Sky News

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

Fire Hero Police Officer Up For Bravery Award — An officer who ran into a blazing house five times to rescue a family is one of 69 competing in the Police Bravery Awards. PC Sean Cannon was on a call at the other end of a street in Bradford when he heard shouts for help.

Child Killer Beaten To Death With Fish Tank Rock — A prisoner has been battered to death at one of the UK's maximum security jails. The victim was attacked in one of Long Lartin prison's workshops at about 9am as inmates began their daily routines after breakfast.

Two Guilty Of £100k Machine Gun Smuggling Plot — Two men have been found guilty of smuggling more than £100,000 of guns into the UK, bought from the same supplier who armed the Charlie Hebdo attackers. Harry Shilling, 25, from Swanley, Kent, and Michael Defraine, 30, from Bexleyheath, southeast London, were found guilty of gun smuggling and conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life.

Huckle Tried To Cash In On Child Abuse Pics — By any measure, the story of prolific paedophile Richard Huckle is extraordinary and not what you might expect. He is a middle-class, church-going, grammar school boy who used a short-course teaching certificate to gain access to vulnerable children in a foreign community where many worshipped him and still refuse to believe what he did.

Road Rage Suspect 'Threatened Mate With Hammer' — A man accused of murdering a fellow motorist in an alleged road rage attack had previously assaulted people in the street and threatened a family friend with a hammer, his father has told jurors. Matthew Daley is on trial accused of knifing 79-year-old Donald Lock 39 times as he drove back from a cycling meeting on the A24 in West Sussex, on 16 July last year.

Wests' Cryptic Postcard To Paedophile Friends — A bizarre postcard has emerged which establishes the close friendship between serial killers Fred and Rose West and another depraved couple. The holiday postcard was sent by the Wests to their friends David and Pauline Williams, who it is believed, were looking after their children while they were away.

PC Gordon Semple Was Strangled And Dismembered — A police officer was strangled and his body cut up after meeting his alleged killer through the gay dating website Grindr. PC Gordon Semple's dismembered remains were found at a flat in south London last week, six days after he went missing on duty.

Warning Over Crime Risk If UK Leaves EU — The new head of the National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned that a British decision to leave the European Union could cause problems tracing terrorists and other criminals. Lynne Owens, the NCA's director general, said the UK would have to renegotiate agreements on intelligence sharing, European Arrest Warrants, and the deployment of liaison officers with each individual country.

Comedian And War Hero Help Jailed Ex-Servicemen — A charity that offers specialist help to jailed ex-servicemen claims it has had complete success in stopping them reoffending. Care After Combat - set up by comedian Jim Davidson and Falklands War hero Simon Weston - mentors military veterans on the verge of release from prison and during their freedom.

Hatton Garden Ringleader Jailed For Six Years — Sky News - First for Breaking News, video, headlines, analysis and top stories from business, politics, entertainment and more in the UK and worldwide.
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Jul 27, 2016

#murder Victim of shooting murder at Surrey mansion pool party was Ricardo Hunter, 34, from Coulsdon. One suspect still being questioned.

Jul 25, 2016

#murder Advert for the party where one man murdered and others seriously injured. Police trying to find party-goers.

Jul 25, 2016

#murder Police ban reporters from Headley, Surrey, murder scene, yet want our help in appealing for witnesses.

Jul 25, 2016

#murder Man, 30, dead and several seriously injured during private party in Headley, Surrey. Police urgently trying to contact party-goers.

Jul 21, 2016

#missing Police concerned about Shai Morgan, 14, missing for a week from Hackney, E London.

Jul 07, 2016

#murder Two boys, 15 and 16, charged w murder of 17-year-old Folajimi Orebiyi in Notting Hill on Sunday, 3 July.

Jul 07, 2016

#mostwanted Scot Yard increases reward for murder suspect, now thought to be in Dubai.

Jul 05, 2016

#southernrail Boss of £1 billion rail franchise tells MPs "sorry" for continuing chaos. Meanwhile, another night of cancellations + delays

Jul 04, 2016

#gross Alice's Mum Ros Hodgkiss in tears at verdict

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