It was a bizarre true story that shocked and gripped the nation. After amassing crippling debts of £700,000 and on the verge of bankruptcy 

former teacher and prison officer John Darwin decided to fake his own death in a canoeing accident in the North Sea. 

He asked his wife Anne to cement the lie and claim £250,000 in life insurance. Then John lived in secret for years in a bedsit that adjoined the couple's home near Hartlepool 

After five years, the couple decided to start a new life in Panama. But when it emerged he couldn’t live or work there without having his identity confirmed by British authorities 

he decided to turn up at a London police station, feigning amnesia, hoping he could return to his normal life. 

Their ruse was finally confirmed when a photograph was found on the internet showing the smiling couple posing in a Panama estate agents' office. 

John was released from prison in January 2011 - and Anne two months later. Before their release, Anne decided that she wanted to separate from him and they later divorced.

Soon after she got out of jail, Anne co-authored a book called Out of My Depth. In an interview with The Guardian at the time of the book’s release