Crimes that Shook Britain

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Crimes that Shook Britain

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Sundays, 4:00 PM EST on Crime Investigation
Tracked 28 Times
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6 Seasons, 36 Episodes
60 Minutes
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Dermot Murnaghan joins us as we uncover the truth behind the crimes that shocked the nation in a brand new and exclusive series of Crimes That Shook Britain. Join us as we shed new light on the chilling crimes that created shock-waves across the country and changed the UK forever. Told through the eyes of those at the heart of the crimes, the new series analyses the events that led to such atrocities before examining the devastating effects that they have left in their wake. Using drama reconstructions, witness accounts, police interviews, archive news pieces and intimate access to victims and families; every episode of this compelling series explores the dark depths of some of Britain’s most infamous and disturbing cases.

SEASON 02 • EPISODE 02

The Murder of Rhys Jones

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Rhys Jones, an eleven-year-old boy from Croxteth in Liverpool was gunned down in broad daylight yards from his home in August 2007. A bullet fired by a gang member intended for a rival, hit Rhys as he walked home from football practice across the Fir Tree Pub car park. As the thugs fled, Rhys lay dying from his injuries. The devastating news of this boy’s murder made national headlines as the country faced the serious issue of escalating gun crime and gang violence. The hunt for Rhys’ killer was to become one of the biggest investigations Merseyside Police had ever conducted. In this personal account of that tragic day, Rhys’ mother and father, Mel and Steve Jones relive the horrific moments when they lost their youngest son. Family friends and football coaches Steve Geoghegan and Tony Edge also recount their memories of the crime through a timeline of events.

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