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Skull Cracker victim 'thought I wasn't going to survive'

6 May 2014 Last updated at 13:16 BST

The violent armed robber Michael Wheatley who went missing after being temporarily allowed out of jail has been sighted in south west London according to police.

Wheatley who has been called the Skull Cracker was given 13 life sentences in 2002 for a series of brutal raids on banks.

Clare Townsend, a retired head teacher who was held at gunpoint during one of Wheatley's raids gave her reaction to the news.

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