Interviewed Jimmy Johnson, head of a notorious travelling family behind the country's biggest ever burglary, via a contact who used to work for Scotland Yard. I spent around three of four months meeting with him in my own time, trying to get to know him. I guess I'm proud because it was during the height of the redundancy period at The Independent and we were all being rated out of five for our performance (God knows if it had any impact).
The piece gazumped a BBC documentary that aired the evening after the article was published. You can read it here.