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TV | CRIME NI - Detectives discuss details of live major investigations from across NI

Investigating: Series of supermarket thefts

Tonight (Monday 11th October), the second episode of Crime NI will be aired on BBC One Northern Ireland at 22:35. This is a monthly crime appeals show presented by journalists Wendy Austin and Dearbhail McDonald.

This month Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland discuss the details of live major investigations, appealing to the public for help in solving crimes ranging from murder, arson and attempted hijacking.

This show will feature CCTV footage and reconstructions, including that of the murder of Michael Kerr, a series of supermarket thefts that have occurred province wide, an attempted hijacking of a vehicle in Hillview and an arson in Derry/Londonderry.

Investigating: Murder of Michael Kerr

Also included in the programme will be a showcase of the remarkable work of our policing dogs who help the Police to detect criminal behaviour and safeguard the most vulnerable in our communities.

This episode marks the beginning of Hate Crime Awareness week with a studio interview from our Chief Superintendent Gerry McGrath. This is further supported on the show by a victim who shares her own experience of disability hate crime.

A full list of appeals can be found here:

The episode is due to be repeated on 13th October at 23:15 on BBC Two Northern Ireland. It will also be available on BBC iPlayer for one week following transmission.

The Police are continuing to encourage the public to watch the show and are emphasising the importance of coming forward with information they may have on any appeals featured.

The programme appeals to viewers to contact independent charity CrimeStoppers. Any details provided will be recorded 100% anonymously before being shared with detectives on each case. The number to call is 0800 555 111.

Investigating: Arson on Strand Road Derry/Londonderry

Endorsing the programme Deputy Chief Constable Mark Hamilton has said:

“The first episode last month, saw CrimeStoppers receiving an increase in the amount of people contacting them.

“We would like to express our gratitude for anyone who has reached out so far and we continue to encourage the public to put forward any information they may have on appeals featured.

“You may not think that the information you have is relevant but it could be the piece of the puzzle that has been missing. You could help us solve these cases and bring those who wish to do harm in our communities to justice.

“I want to continue to thank those who have tuned into the show so far and encourage those who haven’t, to tune in tonight.”

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