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.
A discarded gun cartridge helps the police to convict a man who gunned down a fellow officer, and a packet of medication helps to lock up a gang of violent jewellery thieves.
A yacht is tracked by police as an organized crime gang uses it to smuggle deadly weapons into Britain and a recording of a prison phone call helps jail a bank cashier for arranging to steal an elderly couple's life savings.
A discarded cigarette butt gives police the proof they need to find the murderers of a young father shot and killed in broad daylight. A used match found in a drainpipe identifies a arsonist who burnt a 400-year-old building to the ground.
An airport hire car provides the clues to the identities of a pair of South African hitmen who have come to the UK to brutally murder a private investigator in his home. A rare bottle of Caribbean rum helps convict a prolific burglar.
A train ticket and a chance encounter help hunt down a pair of hi-tech international fraudsters with links to the Russian underworld. A glass milk bottle gives police the evidence that seals a case against a violent offender.
A bloodstained shopping trolley holds the key to solving the case of a vicious assault. A distinctive pair of curtains, seen on a video call thousands of miles away, helps put a phone thief behind bars.
A drug boss is put behind bars thanks to a paper trail from his dodgy property empire. A bank cashier helps convict a fraudster who's posing as a police officer, exploiting a vulnerable pensioner in a scam to extort thousands of pounds.