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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.

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'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.

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