Street Crime Live

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Donal MacIntyre presents this exciting crimefighting series which puts the viewer on the police frontline in cities across the UK. Tonight, the programme comes live from Glasgow, where Donal finds out about the territorialism that has gripped the city’s housing estates. He witnesses trauma surgeons at the Southern General Hospital working on the latest victims of street violence, and hears from a former gang member who now tries to persuade other youngsters to turn away from crime.

Each week Street Crime Live broadcasts from the streets where the crimes actually take place. Donal is on location in the thick of the action – whether it be the back of a police car, the middle of a crime scene, or on foot in the roughest neighbourhoods. He is assisted by Laura Richards, a criminal psychologist who has worked for the Metropolitan Police and the Home Office.

This week, Donal and Laura return to Scotland to report on the territorialism that is carving up Glasgow’s streets. Current estimates suggest that only a third of violent crime is reported to the police, and a clearer picture of the situation on the ground can be gleaned from the city’s emergency services. Donal visits the Southern General Hospital to see facial trauma surgeon Ian Holland patching up some of the victims of Glasgow’s street battles, and joins paramedics on the front line as they work tirelessly to clean up the consequences of alcohol misuse and violence.

A former gang member, Mark Lawrie, talks about his experience of growing up on one of the UK’s toughest estates. After being stabbed 12 times and narrowly escaping death, Mark turned away from a life of crime and now counsels other youngsters against being sucked into the gang culture.

Also this week, there is a report from inside Polmont Young Offenders’ Institute, where four inmates talk about the brutal lifestyle that landed them behind bars, and Donal goes out on patrol with Strathclyde police.

Street Crime Live also continues its regular features, including police appeals, a roundup of crime stories and the most extreme CCTV footage.

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Donal MacIntyre presents this exciting crimefighting series which puts the viewer on the police frontline in cities across the UK. Tonight, the programme comes live from Southampton, where Donal explores the high rate of vehicle crime involving the city’s youths. He travels with the Roads Policing Unit, meets local firefighters and learns about new technology employed to defeat car thieves. The programme also hears testimony from street racers and victims of drink driving.

Each week Street Crime Live broadcasts from the streets where the crimes actually take place. Donal is on location in the thick of the action – whether it be the back of a police car, the middle of a crime scene, a bustling incident room, or on foot patrolling the roughest neighbourhoods. He is assisted by Laura Richards, a criminal psychologist who has ten years of experience working for the Metropolitan Police and the Home Office.

This week, Donal and Laura are in Southampton to examine the prevalence of vehicle crime in Hampshire, focusing particularly on the involvement of young people. They look at how stealing cars and bikes has become part of the culture on the city’s toughest estates. Donal goes out on patrol with Hampshire’s Roads Policing Unit in Hedge End in search of boy racers, and Laura hears from a drink drive victim.

Further testimony comes from 16-year-old Phil Lodwidge, who is trying to turn his life around after growing up joyriding mopeds on his estate. Donal also goes inside the world of car cruising, street racing and ‘drifting’ with Southampton speed freaks Trix and Dan, and the show goes out on patrol with the UK’s first Impaired Driver Unit.

Elsewhere in the programme, Donal and Laura join Redbridge Fire Service at their base in one of the most deprived areas of Southampton, where they deal with frequent calls to car fires and racing accidents. Plus, the local police show off their latest seizure of ‘mini-motos’ –small, illegal motorcycles popular among children –before sending them to the crusher. The cops then demonstrate how Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology is catching criminals on the back foot.

Street Crime Live also continues its regular features, including police appeals, a roundup of crime stories and the most extreme CCTV footage.

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Donal MacIntyre presents this exciting crimefighting series which puts the viewer on the police frontline in cities across the UK. Tonight, the programme comes live from Birmingham, where Donal investigates the gang culture that has gripped the city and meets some of the groups that have formed to tackle it.

Each week, Street Crime Live broadcasts from the streets where the crimes actually take place. Donal is on location in the thick of the action, assisted by criminal psychologist Laura Richards. This week, Donal and Laura are in Britain’s second city to get an insight into the gang culture that has overtaken many lives. Birmingham has seen gang members sent down for a total of 496 years of prison time since the high-profile murder of Letisha Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis in January 2003. Donal and Laura look at the issues surrounding the violence and find out why many young people live in fear, whether they join a gang or decide to walk away.

As ever, Street Crime Live goes to the heart of the violence to meet the people who are personally affected. Among them is Linda Parchment, the mother of Daniel Miller –a young man murdered in June 2004. She makes a desperate appeal for people to break the wall of silence and identify the masked gunman who executed her son in what is thought to be a case of mistaken identity. The programme also learns why young men are willing to fight to defend a postcode, whilst refusing to accept that they are even part of a gang.

Laura and Donal also meet some of the groups who have set about trying to end the problem by uniting warring foes. They follow the story of the Freshwinds project, a football team which has brought together over 120 young people from all sides of the postcode divide. In addition, there is a report on the West Midlands Mediation and Transformation Service, which has brought back methods tested in Northern Ireland and the USA to tackle violence before it erupts by using mediators who have served time themselves.

Street Crime Live also continues its regular features, including police appeals, a roundup of crime stories and the most extreme CCTV footage.

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Donal MacIntyre presents this exciting crimefighting series which puts the viewer on the police frontline in cities across the UK. Tonight, the programme comes live from Edinburgh, where Donal and psychologist Laura Richards explore the issues surrounding drink-related crime and knife culture.

Each week, Street Crime Live broadcasts from the streets where the crimes actually take place. Donal is on location in the thick of the action – whether it be the back of a police car, the middle of a crime scene, or on foot patrolling the roughest neighbourhoods. He is assisted by expert reporter Laura Richards, a criminal psychologist who has ten years of experience working for the Metropolitan Police and the Home Office.

This week, Donal and Laura are north of the border to examine the crime situation in Scotland’s capital city. They will be looking at the topic of drink-related violence and how it affects young people in particular. Laura gets the lowdown from one of Scotland’s top cops, detective chief superintendent John Carnochan, head of the country’s Violence Reduction Unit, while Donal goes out on patrol with the police.

Elsewhere in the programme, Donal and Laura join Lothian and Borders’ Youth Action Teams in north Edinburgh. The YATs are designed to tackle the problem of crime at its roots, building relationships with the young people in an attempt to make sure they do not become part of tomorrow’s statistics. In addition, the show links up with Edinburgh’s central CCTV control centre for constant updates throughout the programme.

The prevalence of knife culture among Scottish young people is another topic under discussion in tonight’s programme, with a special report from inside one of Scotland’s toughest prisons, Polmont Young Offenders Institute. A young man who was jailed for a violent assault talks about the part that drink played in his offence, while stabbing victim Steven Hughes reveals how a random attack ripped his life apart.

Street Crime Live also continues its regular features, including urgent police appeals, a roundup of crime stories and the pick of the most extreme national and international CCTV footage.

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Donal MacIntyre presents this exciting new crimefighting series which puts the viewer on the police frontline in cities across the UK. Tonight, Donal travels to Humberside to present the programme live from one of the most deprived areas of the country, the Orchard Park and North Hull estate.

Each week Street Crime Live broadcasts from the streets where the crimes actually take place. Donal is on location in the thick of the action – whether it be the back of a police car, the middle of a crime scene, a bustling incident room, or on foot patrolling the toughest neighbourhoods. He is assisted throughout the series by expert reporter Laura Richards, a criminal psychologist who has ten years of experience working for the Metropolitan Police and the Home Office.

This week, Donal visits Humberside to lift the lid on crime in the region. A few weeks prior, Donal joined the local constabulary when they dropped a “community cop shop” on the Orchard Park and North Hull estate. The cop shop is a portakabin manned by police officers who crack down on the local criminals while providing the law-abiding members of the community with a drop-in centre for complaints. Donal accompanies the police as they carry out raids and go on patrol during a three-month clamp down on crime and disorder.

Tonight’s programme also follows the Humberside Fire Brigade over the hectic Bonfire Night weekend. As well as accidental blazes, the fire service has to deal with a large number of calls to fires started deliberately. Firefighters must also contend with the risk of assault, with around 65 violent incidents on staff every year.

Elsewhere, Donal visits a community in Grimsby where residents are under siege from local youngsters. In true MacIntyre style, he cuts to the heart of the issue by going to meet young people on several Humberside housing estates to see what they have to say for themselves.

Also this week, the show continues its regular features, such as urgent police appeals and a roundup of crime stories. Other segments include the pick of the most extreme national and international CCTV crime footage, and the road testing of state-of-the-art anti-crime technology.

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Donal MacIntyre presents this exciting new crimefighting series which puts the viewer on the police frontline in cities across the UK.

Each week the show transmits live from the streets where the crimes actually take place –Donal could be in the back of a police car, the middle of a crime scene, in the thick of a bustling incident room, or patrolling the toughest neighbourhoods. He is assisted throughout the series by expert reporter Laura Richards, a criminal psychologist who has ten years of experience working for the Metropolitan Police and the Home Office.

Unique in its genre, Street Crime Live provides a nationwide look at the key crime issues of the day from the perspective of all those involved –police, victims and perpetrators – through access to Britain’s inner city crime units. The series also features urgent police appeals and minidocumentaries covering a variety of crime-related stories. Other regular features include the pick of the most extreme national and international CCTV crime footage, and the road testing of state-ofthe-art anti-crime technology.

The key aim of the programme is to engage a younger audience, mainly the 16-24 age group. These are the very people who tend to commit, witness and fall victim to crime –yet do not normally watch conventional crime programmes or engage with the police.

Each programme explores a different theme and visits a different location in Britain. The opening edition focuses on teenage gang violence and comes live from London, where 20 teenagers have been murdered so far this year.

Also in the first instalment, a young gang member from South London explains how easy it is to get sucked into a violent gang culture –and how hard it is to get out. An ex-gang member, a cousin of the notorious Preddie brothers, talks about how he has turned his life around. And Donal joins the Met for a hands-on taste of their latest anti-gang operations and anti-knife initiatives.

street crime live

Donal MacIntyre presents a brand new show live from the criminal hotspots of Britain, offering viewers a 360-degree insight into the antisocial behaviour that plagues so many neighbourhoods.

The series will examine every aspect of contemporary crime –from knifings to identity theft –and feature some astonishing CCTV sequences taken from police squads throughout the country. Both police officers and the criminals themselves will provide insights into local crime spots.

Each programme will include items on the latest in crime prevention and CSI technology, and will publicise the Most Wanted list and other top crimesolving priorities. Among the places Donal and his team will visit are London, Edinburgh, Hull, Bristol, Birmingham and Southampton.

street crime live (1/8)
monday

Donal MacIntyre presents this exciting new crimefighting series which puts the viewer on the police frontline in cities across the UK.

Each week the show transmits live from the streets where the crimes actually take place –Donal could be in the back of a police car, the middle of a crime scene, in the thick of a bustling incident room, or patrolling the toughest neighbourhoods. He is assisted throughout the series by expert reporter Laura Richards, a criminal psychologist who has ten years of experience working for the Metropolitan Police and the Home Office.

Unique in its genre, Street Crime Live provides a nationwide look at the key crime issues of the day from the perspective of all those involved –police, victims and perpetrators – through access to Britain’s inner city crime units. The series also features urgent police appeals and minidocumentaries covering a variety of crime-related stories. Other regular features include the pick of the most extreme national and international CCTV crime footage, and the road testing of state-ofthe-art anti-crime technology.

Each programme explores a different theme and visits a different location in Britain. This first programme focuses on teenage gang violence and comes live from London, where 20 teenagers have been murdered so far this year.

Also in this first programme, a young gang member from south London explains how easy it is to get sucked into a violent gang culture –and how hard it is to get out. An ex-gang member, a cousin of the notorious Preddie brothers, talks about how he has turned his life around. And Donal joins the Met for a hands-on taste of their latest anti-gang operations and anti-knife initiatives.

street crime live

Donal MacIntyre presents a brand new show live from the criminal hotspots of Britain, offering viewers a 360-degree insight into the antisocial behaviour that plagues so many neighbourhoods.

The series will examine every aspect of contemporary crime –from knifings to identity theft –and feature some astonishing CCTV sequences taken from police squads throughout the country. Both police officers and the criminals themselves will provide insights into local crime spots.

Each programme will include items on the latest in crime prevention and CSI technology, and will publicise the Most Wanted list and other top crimesolving priorities. Among the places Donal and his team will visit are London, Edinburgh, Hull, Bristol, Birmingham and Southampton.

Street Crime Live is a brand new crime show presented by Donal MacIntyre which offers unique access and insight into Britain’s crime spots. With recent press reports suggesting many of us are frightened to leave our homes and crime is on the increase, Donal takes a close look at the crimes which are plaguing our neighbourhoods and reveals the latest in crime prevention and crime solving CSI technology.

Donal said: “Crime is on our streets now and it affects all of us. We’ll highlight these very real, topical and relevant issues and explore ways of tackling crime head-on and how to keep safe.”

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