Delving into the dark depths of some of the most horrific crimes in British history, Crime & Investigation Network is shedding new light on more extreme headlines in a brand new series of Crimes That Shook Britain.
Told through the eyes of the people at the very core of the crimes, the series documents some of Britain’s most infamous crimes and analyses the devastating effects they left in their wake.
Made up of reconstructions, key interviews and archive material, each hour-long episode focuses on the people whose lives have been irreparably damaged by an atrocious crime. The series also explores the significant changes that have been made to British law in the aftermath of each crime.
The latest series features unsettling cases from the incomprehensible actions of Raoul Moat, who embarked on a shooting spree in the town of Birtley before shooting and blinding PC David Rathband, to infamous serial killer, Peter Sutcliffe, who was branded The Yorkshire Ripper during a five year police investigation into the murders of women in North England during the 1970s.
Telling the hard-hitting stories through those affected and focusing on their journey towards justice, other cases explored in the series include the murder of Stephen Lawrence at the hands of a racist gang in 1993, father of three Garry Newlove who was brutally beaten to death outside his home in Cheshire in 2007 and the shocking story of serial killer Colin Ireland who targeted, hunted and strangled gay men in London in 1993.
Koulla Anastasi, Head of Acquisitions & Commissioning at A+E Networks UK, said: “This new series of Crimes That Shook Britain sensitively explores some of the most shocking crimes in recent history, delving into their consequences and aftermath. Most importantly, the series particularly focuses on the ways in which these unimaginable crimes affected British law and how the families of endlessly fought for justice.”
Crime & Investigation Network, Sunday 22 September at 9pm.