The story about the murder of an 11-year-old boy, Rhys Jones in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007 and his parents, Melanie's and Steve's ordeal, and how Rhys's murderer and associates were eventually brought to justice.
Brían F. O'Byrne,
Father Michael, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish who is Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed; must be confidant, counsellor and confessor to a congregation ... See full summary »
As she deals with an unexpected pregnancy, D.I. Helen Weeks must return to the hometown she loathes to help her childhood best friend, who finds herself at the centre of a media frenzy following the abduction of two teenage girls.
This appears to be a meticulously researched docudrama about the trafficking of young girls in the Yorkshire region. It did make the headlines but seemed to have dragged on for ages. It's still difficult to understand how the girls could have fallen into the trap but with the chaotic home lives, I guess it was understandable. Inaction, often taking the path of least resistance by the authorities, police and social services, was not helpful and one can only hope that this event lead to better monitoring to prevent situations like this from occurring in the future.
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