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Honesty test of real supermarket sweep

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Arms dump footprint link to Kerr murder

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Police have released CCTV images of convicted 'Night Stalker' Delroy Grant, near his home in south London.

Boy of 15 had arm broken while held in custody

A watchdog is investigating how a 15-year-old boy suffered a broken arm in custody at a police station.

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