Police had been hunting the 62-year-old man in connection with the murder of a woman in Cannock, Staffordshire.
Detectives said that the arrest came from people looking at Sky News’ interactive map, which forms part of Sky’s Crime Uncovered section.They added that the Sky News coverage had prompted extra publicity in the local press.
Police had been hunting the suspect for several weeks and received calls of a sighting in Derby this morning, resulting in his arrest. He will be transferred to Staffordshire for questioning later today.
The Crime Files interactive map features details of a number of people wanted by police in relation to crimes up and down the country.