'Skull Cracker' admits to three new offences

Video still taken from PA Video of Michael Wheatley, 55, nicknamed Skull Cracker, arriving at South East Surrey Magistrates' Court Credit: PA Video

Michael Wheatley, 55, who was nicknamed 'Skull Cracker' after a string of robberies, today admitted at Guildford Crown Court three new offences including a robbery at a Surrey building society committed while he was on the run from an open prison.


Armed robber 'Skull Cracker' jailed for life

The armed robber nicknamed the Skull Cracker has been sentenced to life with a minimum of 10 years for offences committed while on the run from an open prison.