Former Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Hill is opening her crime file once again this week.
From a violent sexual attack in Tyneside to a brutal Lincolnshire murder in 2010 that remains unsolved, Sue is hoping that information from one of our viewers could bring some of these perpetrators to justice.
UPDATE: IRVINE TRAIN DEATH MAN IDENTIFIED
We featured this appeal on 14th June. British Transport Police can confirm that the man who died after being struck by a train in the vicinity of Irvine station around 10.40pm on Thursday 15 March 2012 has been identified as being a 61-year-old man from the local area. His relatives are aware. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
CASE ONE: TYNE & WEAR, SEXUAL ASSAULT
INCIDENT: At 2:33am on Sunday, August 2nd 2009, Stephanie Hewson (23 at the time) was subjected to a violent sexual assault. Stephanie, from North Tyneside, received horrific injuries during the attack in an alley way in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. She has now chosen to come forward and speak about her ordeal in an effort to help police catch the offender. Before the attack she had been out in Newcastle and travelled by taxi to Whitley Bay, planning to meet up with other friends. She was seen around 1.45am walking with a friend to the top of South Parade (an area of Whitley Bay). This friend left her at 2am. She then walked towards Park Avenue when she was approached by a man who dragged her into the rear lane of Beach Avenue and sexually assaulted her. Despite appeals for information and the release of CCTV stills of the suspect, police have not yet been able to charge anyone. They have now released new CCTV footage of the suspect and are urging anyone with information to come forward
DESCRIPTION: A white man aged mid to late 20s, with short hair, receding at the temples, wearing a mid blue short sleeved T-shirt with the word Mackenzie in yellow, dark jeans and white trainers.
CONTACT: Northumbria Police Rape Team on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
CASE TWO: PADDINGTON MURDER
INCIDENT: Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Paddington. The body of 45 year old Michael Walser was discovered at his flat in Gloucester Terrace W2 on Sunday 24th June 2012. A post-mortem gave the cause of death as a head injury. Mr Walser, sustained the head injury five days earlier on 19th June when he was robbed of £100 cash in the Church Street/Salisbury Street area of NW8 at approximately 10.28am. Mr Walser had just got the money out of a cash point in Edgware Road and had turned into the Church Street/Salisbury Street area when he was approached from behind by a white male and pushed to the ground, hitting his head. Police are appealing to members of the public for information. A 26 year old man was arrested in connection with the enquiry last month, but has subsequently been bailed pending further enquiries.
CONTACT: Met Police on 020 8358 0300 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
CASE THREE: KNIFE POINT ROBBERY, WEST YORKSHIRE
INCIDENT: Police have released CCTV stills of a man they want to talk to in connection with a knife point robbery on a taxi driver in the early hours of Sunday 1st July. The incident happened after the driver picked the suspect up from JD's nightclub in Morley, West Yorkshire at around 2.40am on July 1st. He got into the blue Skoda Octavia and requested to be taken to Cottingley. He then asked the driver to stop on Cottingley Drive, close to the junction with Dulverton Place, while he went to get the fare money from his house. He is alleged to have approached the taxi via the front passenger seat and threatened the driver with a black handled kitchen knife demanding money. The driver attempted to grab the blade of the knife and suffered cuts to his hands before the suspect ran off in the direction of Dulverton Place.
DESCRIPTION: Described as a white male, 25-27 years old, 6ft tall, of thin build with short dark hair. He was wearing a pair of blue jeans, black t-shirt with a motif on the front and he was carrying a white 'I LOVE JD'S' t-shirt. When the suspect returned he was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up.
CONTACT: Holbeck CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
CASE FOUR: RACIAL ATTACK
INCIDENT: At around 10.20am on Wednesday, 9th May, a man entered the R Late Stores on Old Chester Road in Birkenhead, asking for a brand of cigarette papers. When he was told that they were not in stock he became aggressive, threatening the Sri Lankan shop assistant and racially abusing him before throwing a basket of bottles at him. The shop assistant was uninjured but very shaken up by the incident.
DESCRIPTION: The suspect police would like to speak with is described as white, aged around 26 or 27 years old, of proportionate build, approximately 5ft 9in tall with dark brown, short/shaven hair and a pale complexion. He was wearing a grey tracksuit hooded top, grey tracksuit bottoms and blue trainers.
CONTACT: Merseyside Police on 0151 777 2268/5 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
CASE FIVE: WARRANT FOR MAN IN CONNECTION TO VIOLENT ROBBERIES
INCIDENT: Police in Camden, North London are appealing for help to locate a man they wish to speak to in connection with a series of offences including the knife-point robbery of a 71-year-old woman. Officers have released an image of Ricky Gray; aged 33 who they believe may have information about five linked incidents. The offences took place between 11th May and 27th June in Camden, Westminster, Islington and Enfield. On 24th May, at about 5pm, a 71-year-old woman was threatened at knife point and robbed in her own home in Westminster, NW1. The suspect appeared at the victim's bedroom door with a knife and threatened the victim, demanding she hand over her property. The victim was told to hide in the bathroom, where she remained until the suspect had left. The police are advising the public not to approach him and call 999 if he is seen.
CONTACT: Met Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
CASE SIX: SWINDON ATTACK
INCIDENT: Detectives in Swindon are appealing for help from anyone who may have seen a man attacking a young woman in the street at Nythe in Swindon. Officers were called to Kimmeridge Close at about 11.40am on Wednesday 4th July. The victim was left shaken by the assault and with a small cut to the stomach and reddening to the neck and face. She shouted at the top of her voice for help, so police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the attack or who can identify the man involved.
DESCRIPTION: The offender is described as a white male, 5ft 7 in tall, slim build and aged mid to late 40s. He had very bushy dark brown eyebrows, a long nose with a distinctive lump on the bridge, dark brown eyes, stained teeth, but clean shaven and was wearing a black woolly hat and a black shiny jacket.
CONTACT: Swindon CID on 101 ext 760 627 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
COLD CASE VT: ALAN WOOD
INCIDENT: Alan Wood was found brutally murdered in his home by a neighbour on Saturday October 24, 2009. A large team of detectives was assembled by Lincolnshire Police and a murder investigation was launched. The last sighting of Alan alive was on Wednesday October 21st, when he was seen doing some shopping in Morrison's in Stamford. He then went for a pint at the Willoughby Arms in Little Bytham, where he was a local. After a drink he went home. Police do not believe he was disturbed at home until Thursday October 22nd. They think he was in bed reading when something or someone caused him to go to the front door. From that point on Alan was subjected to extreme levels of violence and torture. His hands were bound with sellotape and he was stabbed repeatedly in the head. Detectives think these wounds were inflicted to torture Alan, possibly to give up his bank card pin numbers. Alan's throat was then cut. It is not clear how many people carried out this attack, but someone did injure themselves, leaving blood at the scene. Forensic analysis has given detectives a full male DNA profile. This has been run through the national DNA database in the UK and has come back negative. There is a £60,000 reward in place for information leading to a convinction.
CONTACT: Lincolnshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.