Police, Camera, Murder is the first series ever to explore the fascinating role digital forensics plays in modern murder investigations.
With unprecedented access to Lancashire, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Merseyside Police’s murder squads, we go behind-the-scenes of some of the most complex Category A murder investigations in the country.
The driven police forces must solve four of Lancashire and GMP’s most shocking killings, as we see how digital investigators work against the clock to track down the suspects and delve into their digital lives in order to uncover feuds, love stories, sudden riches and even apparent confessions.
The examination of social media data, smartphone analysis and CCTV are now an essential tool for investigators as they piece together the motives behind a murder and marshal the evidence in order to catch suspected killers.
Committed officers such as Lancashire’s Detective Chief Inspector Al Davies and GMP’s Detective Inspector Nicola McCulloch and their hard-working teams have a maximum of four days to hold potential suspects in custody before they must be charged or released. Can the murder team unpick the killers’ lies?
Lancashire Police discover the body of pensioner Bill Howard who appears to have been tortured and then stabbed to death, meanwhile in Bolton Greater Manchester two schoolboys are arrested for the suspected murder of 15 year old Reece Tansey.
Two schoolboys are taken into custody, but with no murder weapon and their refusal to comment, can social media data, smartphone analysis and CCTV help police piece together what happened?
Meanwhile in Accrington, Lancashire Detective Chief Inspector Al Davies has used phone records to zero in on a prime suspect, but with a maximum of four days to charge a suspected killer, can digital forensics help prove he’s lying?
Greater Manchester Police discover the cellophane-wrapped corpse of Beverley Scott and embark on the hunt for a suspected serial killer after Philip Barraclough is also found dead.
Meanwhile in Nelson Lancashire, Ishrat Ahmed, has been viciously attacked with an Axe on the doorstep of her family home, and her husband Afaq lies seriously injured.
Back in Manchester Beverley’s daughter Cassie admits to stabbing her mother but claims self defence. Can officers unpick her story and prove that she is lying?
In Lancashire digital forensics officers unlock social media data and analyse smartphones and CCTV to discover how social media drove an otherwise law-abiding nurse to carry out the frenzied attack on Ishrat and her husband.
- September 2022