John Darwin canoe disappearance

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How would you fake your own death? For years I’ve pondered this question …
The internet has made this easier than ever to engineer – as long as you’re careful about which version of yourself you’re killing off

Jack Vening

12, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Death, fraud and canoes: how a mind-blowing insurance scam became an ITV drama
John Darwin pretended to die at sea – then spent years in a secret room in his house while his sons mourned. As The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe brings the caper to TV, its creator and star talk crime, coercion … and dentures

Mark Lawson

15, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Anne Darwin, 'canoe widow': ‘Deceiving my sons was unforgivable’
Anne Darwin – infamous as the ‘Canoe Widow’ – lost more than her freedom after lying about her husband’s death so they could claim his life insurance. Her children disowned her too

Tanith Carey

10, Oct, 2016 @8:21 AM

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Canoe man John Darwin arrested for unauthorised trip to Ukraine

Convicted fraudster who faked his own death to collect insurance was free on licence but banned from leaving Britain

Staff and agencies

17, Dec, 2013 @3:25 AM

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Sky News reporter cleared over canoe man email hacking
CPS says Sky's Gerard Tubb obtaining emails of John Darwin was in public interest and with a view to reveal criminal offence. By Josh Halliday

Josh Halliday

18, Mar, 2013 @6:21 PM

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Ofcom to investigate Sky News over 'canoe man' email hacking
Sky News has already admitted senior executive authorised journalist to hack John Darwin's email 'in the public interest'. By Mark Sweney

Mark Sweney

23, Apr, 2012 @10:37 AM

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Clarification of the 'public interest' defence is badly needed

Dan Sabbagh: Where should the line be drawn? If it is OK to hack John Darwin's emails, can news media intercept emails of anyone facing trial?

Dan Sabbagh

08, Apr, 2012 @6:00 PM

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Sky News admits hacking emails of 'canoe man'
Broadcaster says accessing of emails of John Darwin, who faked own death, was authorised by executives and in public interest

Dan Sabbagh, Nick Davies and Robert Booth

05, Apr, 2012 @11:38 AM

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Hartlepool hosts the UK's first Freeride jet ski contest

Water acrobats bounce around on the stretch of sea where John Darwin faked his canoe disappearance

Martin Wainwright

06, Dec, 2011 @10:00 AM

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John Darwin, the 'canoe man' who faked death, released from jail

'Canoe man' John Darwin released from Moorland prison after serving half of his six year sentence

Ben Quinn

18, Jan, 2011 @1:50 AM

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Canoe couple offer to repay nearly £600,000
John Darwin, who faked death at sea, and wife Anne to meet bill after vigorous pursuit by Crown Prosecution Service

Martin Wainwright

11, Nov, 2009 @1:12 PM

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Canoe man John Darwin smuggles memoir out of jail
Debt-laden fraudster who faked own death for insurance and fled to Panama writes of 'Eureka moment' behind scam

Haroon Siddique

17, Aug, 2009 @8:18 AM

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