An extraordinary surveillance operation leads straight to the kidnappers - and their hostage. Plus, a single text message, hidden among thousands of others, nails a serial fraudster.
A regular pair of pyjamas reveals the shocking true identity of an attacker who left his victim for dead, and a bright yellow baseball cap puts a daylight robber behind bars.
How a discarded scrap of paper found in a household bin helps convict a cold-blooded killer; and a distinctive mole holds the key to tracking down a dangerous and predatory attacker.
How a single glove reveals the identities of a prolific and violent gang, and an image of a distinctive ponytail solves a hi-tech bank heist.
A plastic bag heat sealer convicts an online drug trafficker, and a casual chat with a criminal, plus a map, join the dots to catch three burglars terrorising a neighbourhood.
A scribbled name in a discarded notebook is the key to putting a dangerous driver behind bars, and the serial numbers on stolen bank notes crack the mystery of a dangerous gang wreaking havoc in the capital.
A wedding video helps crack the case of a teenage abduction, and an expired pilot's licence exposes a fraudster flying under the radar.
A vehicle's satnav puts a pair of prolific animal thieves behind bars, and an anonymous letter holds the key to the identity of a blackmailer on a mission to poison babies.
A hoodie helps police take a dangerous attacker off our streets, and a car's satnav reveals the mastermind behind the biggest armed robbery ever to hit Devon and Cornwall.
A distinctive hat leads police to a prolific gang stealing bank cards, and one careless text message puts a dangerous stalker behind bars for the longest sentence in a police force's history.
A distinctive sticker on a laptop finally links a man to a string of burglaries that had terrified an entire community, and a shiny copper hair dye puts a dangerous armed robber behind bars.
How a distinctive wallpaper pattern exposed the lies of a con-woman who claimed to be suffering from a rare cancer. And a hidden compartment in a car holds the key to convicting a gang of stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds from UK charities.
A grainy video from a petrol station forecourt helps convict a gang of cold-blooded killers, and a criminal’s mobile phone finally connects an unscrupulous gang targeting the vulnerable.
A simple business card reveals the true identities of a gang of con artists, and a ripped-up, handwritten note holds the key to locking away two murderers.