Detectives have intensified their manhunt for a one-legged drug dealer who disappeared more than a year ago. The National Crime Agency has released CCTV footage of organised crime group boss Richard Wakeling, from Brentwood, Essex, who was sentenced to 11 years’ jail in his absence after fleeing his trial. The 52-year-old has a prosthetic leg and needs regular medical treatment, the agency said. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now He tried to import £8m of liquid amphetamine into the UK in April 2016. This time last year his trial at Chelmsford Crown Court went ahead without him after he absconded. The agency has now released CCTV footage of Wakeling’s last recorded movements to appeal for help in tracing him. The video shows him leaving his home on 5 January last year, chatting to a workman and getting into his white Audi Q3, registration … [Read more...] about Police struggling to catch one-legged drug dealer on the run release CCTV footage
Video shows four people, who have yet to come forward, as police investigate the possible murder of the 21-year-old University of Hull student. Miss Squire was found dead in the Humber Estuary on Wednesday afternoon and detectives have confirmed they are treating her death as a "potential homicide". CCTV footage has now been released showing a person running before dropping down to a fast walk, a cyclist riding along the road on the night Miss Squire vanished and an hour later two people ambling past. Related articles Libby Squire death: Detectives launch Libby murder probe Libby Squire: Inquest to open into Hull university student's death Police have made several public appeals around the CCTV footage, but no-one has come forward with information about the men seen in the video. Miss Squire went missing in the early hours of Friday February 1 following an evening out in Hull, and her disappearance sparked an intensive search. Miss Squire, who has been described as a popular … [Read more...] about Libby Squire latest: Key CCTV footage could hold key to ‘murder’
CCTV footage has been released by police investigating a violent robbery that led to the death of a 98-year-old man, as a fresh appeal is launched to find his attackers.Second World War veteran Peter Gouldstone was assaulted in the home in Enfield, north London, he had lived in for more than 60 years.He suffered severe injuries including two bleeds to the brain and extensive bruising to his body during the break-in and died in hospital a few weeks later.Detectives investigating the case have now released a CCTV clip of three men trying to break in to another house near Mr Gouldstone's home on the same evening, 5 November.Detective Inspector Alison Cole said: "We believe there were at least three men involved in this attempted burglary and we are very keen to speak to them. "We are appealing for anyone who thinks they may know these individuals to get in touch with any information, no matter how small."Mr Gouldstone tragically died following a senseless attack in his own home and … [Read more...] about WWII veteran’s death: CCTV footage released of attempted burglary as police search for suspects
Police have released CCTV footage of a missing man one month on from his disappearance . James Cornforth was last seen leaving a BP garage on Glasgow Road, Edinburgh at 8.01pm on Tuesday February 5. Cops have carried out extensive inquiries in the local area and have been plotting the route that the 36-year-old took on the day he went missing. He left the cinema at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre in Leith shortly before 3pm and was later seen leaving the Tesco Express store on Queensferry Road at around 5.40pm. The CCTV footage shows he passed the Shell garage on Maybury Road, before continuing west towards Edinburgh Gateway, then crossing the foot bridge over the A8 towards the RBS buildings at 6.32pm. The last confirmed sighting of James was at the BP garage at 8.01pm, where he bought a selection of food before leaving the store and heading west in the direction of Newbridge. James is 5ft 10ins tall, of stocky build, with short light-brown hair. He has a sleeve tattoo on his right … [Read more...] about Cops release CCTV footage of missing man one month on from disappearance
One day in late 2013, Keith Spiller went for a walk around a city in the south of England. Over the course of about an hour and a half, he walked past the town hall, a train station, a stadium, a few banks, a few shopping areas, a museum and a handful of other public places. And, like countless others walking around UK cities and cities around the world, in each of the places he passed he was recorded on CCTV surveillance cameras. After his walk, however, he did what very few others do: he asked for the footage. The UK’s Data Protection Act of 1998 entitles the public to access this kind of personal data, and Spiller, a researcher at the Open University in Milton Keynes, wanted to see how well CCTV operators complied with the law. He found the contact information for the operators of the cameras in each of the 17 locations he visited, and began submitting subject access requests to see what the cameras had recorded. He recently published his research in the journal Urban Studies. … [Read more...] about What happens when you ask to see CCTV footage?