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19/07/2012

Detectives from across the UK will be live in the Crimewatch studio ready to take your call.

Officers need viewers' help to track down the seemingly professional hitman who targeted a wealthy Russian banker in London's Docklands. With exclusive new CCTV of the assassin firing six times at point blank range, police hope someone watching will be able to identify him.

Plus, the inside story of how police caught a highly organised armed gang who, for five years, terrorised building societies across East Anglia, London and the South East. Dubbed the 'SAS Robbers' for their precision planning and commando style black outfits, they were convinced they were untouchable until the Met's Flying Squad caught them red-handed.

Presented by Sian Williams with Matthew Amroliwala and Martin Bayfield.

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1 hour

Last on

Thu 19 Jul 2012 22:35
BBC One Northern Ireland

Progress: Henry Moore sculpture theft

Progress: Henry Moore sculpture theft

Two men from Essex have been convicted with two counts of theft after they stole a rare Henry Moore sculpture, valued at up to half a million pounds, which they sold as scrap metal for £46.

 

The bronze ‘Sundial’ and plinth were taken from the Henry Moore Foundation in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, overnight between 10 and 11 July.

 

Jason Parker, 19, and Liam Hughes, 22, both from Essex, pleaded guilty on 4 December and were jailed for 12 months.

 

Officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary recovered the sculpture after our appeal on July’s programme.

 

A metal dealer, who had bought the piece in good faith, recognised the sundial and called the police immediately.

 

Detective Inspector Paul Watts, who led the investigation said: "This is a fantastic result for all concerned, not only have we secured the convictions of the men responsible but our swift action led to the recovery of an invaluable piece of British Heritage.

 

"I would like to thank all of those involved, particularly my officers who worked tirelessly on the case, BBC Crimewatch and The Henry Moore Foundation for their co-operation."

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSian Williams
PresenterMatthew Amroliwala
PresenterMartin Bayfield
DirectorRhys Roberts
Series EditorJoe Mather

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