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The Prosecutors is a series which documents the work of the crown prosecution service.
In this episode, the prosecutors deal with two violent domestic murders and the victim of an assault who is unhappy that her attacker has still not been prosecuted.
In 1993, a young woman called Claire Tiltman was murdered in an alleyway and Colin Ash-Smith, who admitted to the crime, has been a suspect. In 1996 he was imprisoned for life however without direct evidence he was not charged with Claire's murder. After changes in the law, the jury may be able to know about Ash-Smith's other attacks and the similarities between them. Nigel Pilkington is try to build a case against Colin Ash-Smith.
Drugs are big business in prisons. On the inside they can can fetch four times their street value, and serving time can become a business opportunity for the king pin convicts who rule their prison wings. Although prisoners don't have access to funds themselves, family members can pay off the debts their drug-addicted loved ones are racking up on the inside. But to prosecute the offenders, police need evidence of who's involved on the inside - and who's flying the packages in.
This film follows the investigation and prosecution of an astonishingly prolific criminal gang who are using drones to deliver drugs direct to cell windows at prisons across the UK.
The nature of crime in the UK is changing, and countering the complex offending of organized criminal groups is one of the biggest challenges prosecutors face.
This film follows the work of Eran Cutliffe, a senior prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service, over nearly two years, as she tries to build a case that will break new legal ground. What she's tackling is happening in plain sight up and down the UK's high streets – child trafficking and exploitation.
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