• Short Summary

    POLICE TODAY (TUESDAY) FOUND BRITAIN'S MOST WANTED MAN - 30-YEAR OLD HARRY ROBERTS - LIVING IN A WOODLAND ENCAMPMENT NEAR BISHOPS STORTFORD, HERTFORDSHIRE.

  • Description

    1.
    FIELDS AND WOODS
    0.06

    2.
    MV WOODS
    0.10

    3.
    MV TENT SITE
    0.18

    4.
    MCU PIECES OF EQUIPMENT
    0.21

    5.
    MCU BOOTS, ETC.
    0.28

    6.
    MCU DETECTIVE
    0.31

    7.
    DITTO CARRYING WATER BOTTLE
    0.34

    8.
    MLV DETECTIVES
    0.38

    9.
    TRACTOR TOWING CART WITH EQUIPMENT ACROSS FIELD
    0.43

    10.
    POLICE STATION AT BISHOPS STORTFORD
    0.48

    11.
    MV CROWD
    0.50

    12.
    MLV POLICE VAN ARRIVES
    1.06

    13.
    MV POLICE ARRIVE BACK AT STATION
    1.08

    14.
    MV TENT UNLOADED
    1.15



    Initials GHB/V/BHH/GLH


    EDITORS: OUR PROD. NO. 7804/66 SERVICED AUGUST 12 1966 AND 7990/66 SERVICED AUGUST 18 1966 REFER

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: POLICE TODAY (TUESDAY) FOUND BRITAIN'S MOST WANTED MAN - 30-YEAR OLD HARRY ROBERTS - LIVING IN A WOODLAND ENCAMPMENT NEAR BISHOPS STORTFORD, HERTFORDSHIRE.

    DESPITE WARNINGS THAT HE WAS ARMED AND DANGEROUS, POLICE SAID ROBERTS - WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE KILLING OF THREE LONDON POLICEMEN THREE MONTHS AGO - GAVE HIMSELF UP WITHOUT A STRUGGLE.

    ROBERTS WAS TAKEN TO THE POLICE STATION AT BISHOPS STORTFORD, 30 MILES (48 KILOMETRES) NORTH OF LONDON, AFTER A MASSIVE MANHUNT BY 200 POLICE HELPED BY TRACKER DOGS. THE NEW SEARCH STARTED AFTER GYPSIES, ANGRY AT BEING MOVED OUT OF THE AREA, ASKED WHY A CAMPER NEAR THEM WAS NOT BEING MOVED AS WELL. POLICE RUSHED TO INVESTIGATE AND FOUND AN ABANDONED TENT AND CAMPING EQUIPMENT. THE EQUIPMENT WAS OF THE KIND BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN BOUGHT BY ROBERTS A FEW DAYS AFTER THE THREE PLAIN-CLOTHES POLICEMEN WERE GUNNED DOWN NEAR WEST LONDON'S WORMWOOD SCRUBS JAIL LAST AUGUST.

    THE WANTED MAN WAS FLUSHED OUT BY POLICE, MANY OF THEM ARMED, AND DOGS MOVING THROUGH DENSE UNDERGROWTH. HE RAN AWAY, BUT WAS OVERTAKEN AND ARRESTED WITHOUT INCIDENT.

    LATER THIS EVENING ROBERTS WAS TAKEN FROM BISHOPS STORTFORD TO SHEPHERD'S BUSH POLICE STATION IN LONDON - OPERATIONAL CENTRE OF THE 94-DAY MANHUNT FOR HIM.

    AT LONDON'S CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT THE TRIAL OF TWO OTHER MEN CHARGED WITH THE SHOOTING, WHICH WAS IN ITS SECOND DAY, WAS ADJOURNED WHEN THE NEWS OF ROBERTS' CAPTURE WAS RECEIVED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5Z203B50TUSQA2L6G82EFZ8DV
    Media URN:
    VLVA5Z203B50TUSQA2L6G82EFZ8DV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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