Sue Hill's Crime File - Can you help?

Former Met Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Hill is here to open her Crime File once again.

This week Sue will be asking for viewers help in identifying potential suspects, and demonstrating some of the latest mobile phone apps that people at home can use to help fight crime.

PENSIONER INJURED IN TOTTERDOWN ROBBERY

A 76-year-old woman was left with head injuries after being assaulted in her own home in Totterdown, Bristol.

The victim, who uses a walking stick, was at her home in Green Street at around 2pm on Tuesday 28 January, when the doorbell rang. She answered the door and a man started a conversation with her, which lasted several minutes.

As she went back inside her house, the man followed her in and assaulted her, leaving her with cuts and bruises to her head. He stole a quantity of cash and left the house.

Anyone with information should call Avon and Somerset police on 101

VALUABLE PAINTING THEFT

Police have released CCTV of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft from the home of an elderly lady.

At approximately 10:00pm on Saturday 18 January the victim received a phone call at her home in Kensington from a man claiming to be a police officer and that her credit card had been used in fraud. He told her that someone would vist her and collect her cards and anything she needed safe keeping.

* An hour later a man attended her home posing as an employee from the bank's fraud team and took a painting worth £100,000, items of jewellery and her cards.

The suspect is seen on CCTV withdrawing cash using the victims credit cards at 11:40pm, outside Phones 4U on Oxford Street, London, hours after the burglary took place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metropolitan Police on 020 8246 0231

GREENFORD MURDER

Police investigating the murder of a vulnerable young man in Greenford are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and speak to them.

Dean Mayley (24) was attacked in Ruislip Road, Greenford at around 5.20pm on Friday 7 February. Police have released CCTV footage of Dean getting off an E9 bus in Ruislip Road East, 50 minutes before being attacked. The victim later died that evening in hospital. A post-mortem gave cause of death as a single stab wound to the chest.

Dean suffered from microcephaly which led to him having moderate learning difficulties and a mental age of nine-years-old. His family describe him as vulnerable and easily led.

Anyone with information are urged to call Metropolitan police on 0208 358 0200

Keep your home safe

Keep possessions safe by securing your home. The best security equipment is useless unless it is used, so make sure you always lock up properly.

Get to know your neighbours, as it will be helpful to both of you to get to know each other's routine.

Don't let strangers into your home. Fit a door chain and viewer and never give out personal details to strangers who come to the door. Always ask for ID of maintenance men that you are expecting and NEVER let a maintenance or service man who has just turned up into your home.

Don't keep large amounts of money in your home. Keep it in a bank or building society where it is much safer.

We also find out how best to keep your bike safe in the video above.

ARSONIST IN MANCHESTER

Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV of a man they would like to speak to in connection with arson

At around 5am on Wednesday 5 February a man poured flammable liquid onto the grill of a recovery truck that was parked up on Ashworth Street, Falinge in Rochdale.

* The offender set himself alight as he set fire to the van and was caught on CCTV trying to put out the fire on his arm as he ran off. He then got into a waiting light coloured Nissan Micra.

* The fire from the vehicle spread to a nearby family home causing damage - thankfully the occupants were not harmed.

If you have any information - maybe someone you know is in pain with an unexplained injury - then contact Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 9961

If you have information on any of the crimes we have featured you can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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