Former Met Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Hill is back in the studio with a new host of desperate police appeals.
We need your help to unmask an armed robber in Nottinghamshire, a murderer in Bradford and a burglar in Derbyshire.
CASE 1: ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY, MANSFIELD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
INCIDENT: Police have released CCTV footage of an armed robbery after two members of staff were subjected to a terrifying ordeal at a William Hill betting shop in Mansfield. At around 9.20pm on 9 November 2011, a masked man walked into the William Hill betting shop, in the Ladybrook Place shopping precinct, Ladybrook Lane in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. He threatened a 55-year-old woman with a gun, before demanding she hand over cash. Her colleague raised the alarm and the man left empty-handed. There were no customers in the shop at the time of the attack and while neither woman was injured, however they have suffered significantly emotionally and mentally from such a terrifying and traumatic event.
DESCRIPTION: The suspect is described as being between 5ft 7ins and 5ft 9ins tall and of medium build. He is believed to have a fair skin tone and was dressed in a dark-coloured coat with a hooded top and dark, fitted trousers, possibly jeans. He wore dark-coloured gloves on his hands and a cream/yellow mask, which had a beak.
CONTACT: Anyone with any information should contact DS Stuart Temple on 101, extension 805 3463, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting incident 863 of 9 November 2011.
CASE 2: TAKEAWAY ASSAULT, ROOKER AVENUE, WOLVERHAMPTON
INCIDENT: Police have released CCTV footage after a man was attacked in a take-away shop in Rooker Avenue in Wolverhampton. The footage shows a man covered in blood waits to be served at the take-away moments before breaking a customer's jaw with a single punch. Detectives have released the footage from Romeo Pizza in Rooker Avenue, Parkfields, in the hope someone will recognise the man and contact police. The offender entered the fast food outlet just before 11pm on Sunday June 10 in what staff described as a "drunken state" - but whilst waiting for his food order attacked a 24-year-old man in a completely unprovoked attack. He then fled the shop but later returned to continue his assault before staff intervene and try dragging the victim to safety. Detective Constable Zahid Ahmed, from West Midlands Police Force CID, said: "The suspect came into the take-away already covered in blood…it was not as a result of the attack on the customer. It's not clear how he came to be in such a state but it's possible he may have been involved in an earlier incident. CCTV footage shows him enter the shop followed a short while later by the victim; it appears that the aggressor lashed out without any warning or seemingly for any reason. Although the man appears to be in a drunken state the footage clearly shows him taking the premeditated decision to steal the victim's phone which was released from his grasp during the assault."
DESCRIPTION: Witnesses to the incident recall that the man may have had an Irish accent.
CONTACT: West Midlands Police on 101 OR Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
CASE 3: BUS SHELTER SMASHED, WOLVERHAMPTON
INCIDENT: A group of youths have shattered bus shelters in two separate incidents of vandalism caught on CCTV cameras in Wolverhampton. Police have released the footage - which shows one man destroy a glass pane with a metal bar and another nonchalantly hurl a rock through a shelter screen - in the hope someone will recognise the them. The first incident took place on Thursday 23 August just after 11pm at the bus stop on Northwood Park, with the second taking place six days later in broad daylight, at around 2pm, in Lichfield Road. Damage to bus shelters costs public transport operators around £300,000 per year.
DESCRIPTION: The Northwood Park shelter vandal is: a white male, aged late teens, medium build, fair hair, wearing an Adidas tracksuit. The Lichfield Road offender is: a black male, aged mid to late teens, medium build for his age. In this footage the youths are seen to be wearing black trousers which could be part of a school uniform.
CONTACT: Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police's Safer Travel team on the 101 number.
CASE 4: MURDERED PENSIONER, ROWLESTONE RISE, BRADFORD
INCIDENT: Police have released CCTV Images of a murdered pensioner in Rowlestone Rise in Bradford. Clement 'Butch' Desmier's body was discovered at his home on Rowlestone Rise during the afternoon of Thursday 23rd August. A post mortem revealed that he died from multiple injuries. Police have released CCTV footage in the hope it will jog people's memory and encourage further information about his movements. Mr Desmier left his home on Wednesday the 22nd August with a good friend to visit a local farm shop, before returning home around 11am. He then made his way into Shipley Town Centre around noon where we believe he visited the bank and did some shopping, as captured within the CCTV. It is thought he then took a bus towards Greengates later that afternoon and returned home.
DESCRIPTION: As seen on CCTV.
CONTACT: Anyone with information who could assist in the enquiry to call the West Yorkshire Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101.
CASE 5: 80 YEAR OLD MAN ROBBED, HIGH STREET, WEST BROMWICH
INCIDENT: CCTV images have been released in a bid to trace two women who attacked an elderly man in West Bromwich. The 81-year-old victim went to Lloyds bank on the High Street at around 10:15am on 30 April having parked outside the Lyng Medical Centre. As he returned to his vehicle, two women pushed him into the driver's seat and ran off. He subsequently realised that £550 cash, which was in an envelope in his jacket, was missing. The CCTV images show two women leaving Lloyds just after the victim. Detective Constable Stuart Snelling, from Sandwell CID, said: "This is a particularly callous robbery, where an elderly man was targeted and followed from the bank. "We are re-issuing the CCTV images as they are of such good quality that we are sure that someone can identify these women and assist us with this investigation."
DESCRIPTION: As seen in photos
CONTACT: Anyone with information should call Sandwell CID on 101.
CASE 6: BOTTLE ATTACK, LEEDS CITY CENTRE
INCIDENT: Police are appealing for information after a 24-year-old local man was injured following an unprovoked assault in Leeds City Centre. The incident occurred on 30 May around 6pm as the victim walked with friends near to the junction of George Street and Vicar Lane. At this point a male suspect confronted the victim and struck him in the face with a bottle before making off on foot in the direction of the Headrow. The victim suffered a serious facial injury that required surgery.
DESCRIPTION: As seen on CCTV.
CONTACT: Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Alasdair Cheyne at Holbeck CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
CASE 7: AGGRAVATED HOME BURGLARY, SOMERCOTES, DERBYSHIRE
INCIDENT: Police have released E-fit images of two men who carried out an aggravated burglary on Everest Drive, Somercotes in Derbyshire. At around 9.30pm on Friday, June 22 two men armed with a knife and a hammer entered the house and demanded money and jewellery from the occupants. Despite the threats the attackers fled empty handed and made off in the direction of Haston Drive. It is suspected they then got in to a silver car and drove off towards Lower Somercotes.Nobody was injured during the incident.
DESCRIPTION: SUSPECT 1: mixed race, aged 20, medium build, 5'10" tall, shaven head, wearing a dark jacket and grey jogging bottoms, carrying a hammerSUSPECT 2: white, aged 25 to 30, 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall, stocky build, shaved head, prominent lines around his mouth, wearing a blue jacket and jeans, spoke with a Nottingham accent
CONTACT: Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire police on 101.
CASE 8: WOMAN GRABBED AROUND THE NECK, CHELMSLEY WOOD
INCIDENT: Police have released an image of a man who grabbed a woman around the neck after he accused her of talking too loudly on her mobile phone. The 42-year-old woman was chatting on the 97a bus at around 3pm on Wednesday 15 June, between Birmingham and Chelmsley Wood, when the disgruntled passenger hurled foul and abusive language at her and then tried wrestling the handset from her grasp. She suffered scratches to her chest and neck as the man grabbed her - but managed to discreetly take a photo of him on her mobile phone as she got off the bus. Police have now issued the image taken on her mobile to seek help from members of the public to trace the man pictured.
DESCRIPTION: The man has been described as white, large build, aged 65 with grey hair
CONTACT: Anyone with information on the identity of the man is asked to contact Solihull local