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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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