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ITV Daytime's resident judge, Robert Rinder, is lifting the lid on some of Britain's worst crimes in a brand new documentary series, Judge Rinder's Crime Stories. Used to ruling the courtroom in his own hit TV series, respected criminal defence barrister, Judge Rinder, is stepping out from behind the bench to take a closer look into a variety of major crimes.
19 year old, hair stylist, Hollie Gazzard met Asher Maslin and fell madly in love. However, Asher began to control Hollie and threatened that if she ever left him, there would be hell to pay. Hollie secretly planned to leave Asher and fearing for her life she ran back to her family. Almost a year to the day after they met, in February 2014 Hollie was working at a busy salon in Gloucester, when Asher entered and murdered her in front of a group of witnesses and fled.
In December 2000, Mary Turner Thompson met William Jordan online. After months of suspicious behaviour William finally told Mary that he was a secret agent for the CIA. It was only after Mary and William were married and had two children that she discovered that not only was he lying about his job, but he was also a bigamist. William had managed to swindle £198,000 from Mary.
In January 2013 while making a cash delivery, security guard James Smith was confronted by a masked man with a gun. The ex-serviceman put up a fight but was beaten to the ground and the masked man made off with £45,000. When the police were able to hunt the gunman down, they made a shocking discovery about his partner in crime.
In September 2015, 11 year old Tye Hawkins was knocked down by a man on a motorbike in a hit and run, while on his way to school with his mum Clair. Tye was rushed to hospital as doctors battled to save his life. It was then down to South Wales police to find the man responsible and bring him to justice.
In September 1974, 17 year old Stephen Downing discovered the naked body of Wendy Sewell in Bakewell Cemetery. She had been badly beaten but was still alive. Stephen was taken in for questioning but when Wendy died Stephen was charged with murder. Journalist, Don Hale campaigned for Stephen's release and Downing was released on appeal in 2001 after 27 years in prison, making his case the longest miscarriage of justice in Britain.
When Liz Speirs and her husband Jonathan were approached by a good friend and neighbour, Keith Cameron, to invest in a telecoms business. However the offer seemed too good to be true - Keith Cameron was a conman who was hell bent on syphoning as much money out of the Spiers as possible. Even when Jonathan was diagnosed with terminal cancer and after he died, Cameron continued his scam.
Billy Dove was a popular 21 year old trainee motor mechanic. On Fireworks night in 2011, while Billy and a group of friends were out celebrating they were confronted by a gang, led by Darren Mcgrath. Outside a nightclub and caught on CCTV a fight breaks out, as Billy tries to protect his friends, Darren McGrath pulls a knife and stabs Billy in the chest.
Joe and Keith Barnett were a couple struggling to conceive, 12 years together and unsuccessful, Joe decided to look into surrogacy. After scouring the web and joining surrogacy pages on Facebook, Joe finally met someone who wanted to become their carrier, Louise Pollard. Louise stopped at nothing to win the couple over to ensure they would become her next set of victims. The couple were scammed out of £10,000 by Louise.
Chris Welsh was a scouse drug lord who modelled himself on Colombian cocaine baron Pablo Escobar and orchestrated a £200m cross-border cartel. His partner in crime was his own father, Chris Welsh Snr, and it would take the full force of TITAN (North West Regional Organised Crime Unit) to bring the Welsh's to justice.
Robert Rinder(Judge Rinder)
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