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01 Mar 1950: Communist spy jailed for 14 years

04 Sep 1957: Homosexuality 'should not be a crime'

23 Aug 1961: Couple found shot in A6 lay-by

12 Jun 1962: Three escape from Alcatraz

08 Jun 1963: Ward charged over 'immoral earnings'

08 Aug 1963: Train robbers make off with millions

18 May 1964: Mods and Rockers jailed after seaside riots

08 Jul 1965: Ronald Biggs escapes from jail

20 Mar 1966: Football's World Cup stolen

08 May 1968: Krays held on suspicion of murder

29 Mar 1971: Calley guilty of My Lai massacre

28 Nov 1971: Farmer cracks 'major smuggling ring'

08 Nov 1974: Police hunt Lord Lucan after murder

13 Apr 1975: 'Cambridge rapist' strikes again

12 Jun 1975: Gandhi found guilty of corruption

03 Oct 1975: London's Spaghetti House siege ends

04 Mar 1976: Guilty verdict for 'Maguire Seven'

18 Oct 1976: Funeral of Mafia boss held in NY

23 May 1977: Dutch children held hostage

04 Jun 1977: Greece releases UK plane-spotters

15 Sep 1978: German terror suspect arrested in UK

11 Sep 1980: Famous gem grabbed in armed raid

14 Sep 1981: Queen's 'fantasy assassin' jailed

09 Jul 1982: Queen fends off bedroom intruder

25 Apr 1983: 'Hitler diaries' published

26 Nov 1983: 25m gold heist at Heathrow

02 Apr 1986: Bomb tears hole in airliner over Greece

19 Aug 1987: Gunman kills 14 in Hungerford rampage

04 Apr 1991: Orkney 'abuse' children go home

05 Aug 1991: Toddler 'poorly' after dog attack

23 Jun 1992: 'Teflon Don' jailed for life

30 Apr 1993: Tennis star stabbed

24 Aug 1993: Michael Jackson accused of child abuse

15 May 1993: French police rescue child hostages

06 Jan 1994: Mystery assailant attacks top US skater

12 Feb 1994: Art thieves snatch Scream

17 Mar 1995: Killer Ronnie Kray dies

09 Jun 1995: First man jailed for male rape

28 Apr 1996: Gunman runs amok in Tasmania

08 Jul 1996: Seven slashed in school machete attack

16 Oct 1996: Handguns to be banned in the UK

21 Jan 1997: Carers accused in child abuse inquiry

12 Nov 1997: 'Great Train Robber' escapes extradition again

28 Nov 1999: Nude swordsman attacks churchgoers

16 Jan 1998: Four pupils go on trial for sex attack

01 Apr 2000: Wartime coding machine stolen

04 Jul 2000: Litter louts escape the law

06 Jul 2000: Prime Minister's son arrested for drunkenness

27 Nov 2000: Schoolboy Damilola Taylor dies in stabbing

07 Jul 2001: Two stabbed in Bradford race riots

25 Oct 2001: Crime rates lowest for 20 years

21 Oct 2001: Anthrax claims third victim in US

04 Aug 2002: Police 'concerned' for missing girls

11 Sep 2003: Anna Lindh dies of stab injuries

17 Nov 2003: Washington sniper convicted

17 Dec 2003: Ian Huntley guilty of Soham murders
 
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