ITV Daytime’s Judge Rinder is lifting the lid on more of Britain’s worst crimes in the fifth series of Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories.
From murders to extreme cases of domestic abuse, drug and gun smuggling to hit and run car crashes, the series examines the police efforts that helped solve these crimes.
Case: Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone
On the 18 September 2012, PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone were murdered by Dale Cregan in a gun and grenade attack. Nicola and Fiona’s fathers have gone on to campaign and fundraise in their daughters’ memories.
Case 1: Rachel Williams
A woman’s life is in the balance after she escapes years of coercive control and domestic abuse.
Case 2: Thomas Edwards
The tragic case of 16-year-old Thomas Edwards, who was killed following a hit and run by a driver who was racing another car at speeds of up to 60mph in a 20mph zone. His family bravely tell their story and speak of their injustice at the fact his killer, who was out on licence at the time, won’t serve a day in prison for what he did to Thomas.
Case 1: Michelle Stewart
When 17-year-old Michelle Stewart’s first relationship came to an end, she was looking forward to moving on and exploring the exciting opportunities that lay ahead. But ex-boyfriend John Wilson had other ideas, failing to accept the break-up, he wanted to make sure that if he couldn’t have Michelle, nor could anyone else.
Case 2: David Irwin
When young mum Helen Hill’s husband didn’t come home after a night out, panic set in, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth behind his absence.
When 38-year-old Michelle Gunshon went missing in December 2004, it wasn’t long before police suspected murder, but with no body and a killer on the run, it would be seven years before justice prevailed.
Case 1: Gladys Godfrey
Ground-breaking forensic technology is used to track down the killer of an 87-year-old woman who was brutally murdered in her own home.
Case 2: Ian McNicholl
Male domestic abuse victim Ian McNicholl tells the story of his suffering at the hands of his ex-girlfriend.
Judge Rinder's Crime Stories airs Mon-Fri from Monday 2nd November at 2pm on ITV.