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​True-Crime Fans Will Love 'New Scotland Yard Files’

​True-Crime Fans Will Love 'New Scotland Yard Files’

If you're a true crime fan then mark your diaries, brand new series New Scotland Yard Files kicks off on Thursday night and it sounds like one to watch.

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The docuseries is set to delve into the stories of some of London's most notorious killers through the eyes of New Scotland Yard detectives past and present and the lengths they go to to hunt down murderers - including insights from the presenter and former DCI, Peter Bleksley, who has featured on Channel 4's Hunted.

It will explain how they approach it - the ABC of the detective world - which means they accept nothing, believe nobody and challenge everything. You've got our attention.

Episode one will take a close look at the murder of David
Episode one will take a close look at the murder of David

Episode one which airs on Thursday (12th March) at 10pm on CBS Reality, will take a close look at the murder of David "Sinders" Morley, who was fatally beaten on London's South Bank. He was a much-loved member of the community.

It was a case where originally, detectives thought they were dealing with a homophobic attack, due to an incident five years earlier where David was present.

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The pub he managed in 1999, the Admiral Nelson, a well known gay pub in Soho, had been planted with a nail bomb by a Neo-Nazi, David Copeland.

Nick Scola was the DCI on David Morley's case at the time (Credit: CBS Reality)
Nick Scola was the DCI on David Morley's case at the time (Credit: CBS Reality)

He survived but suffered burns, but then went on to be senselessly killed in 2004 by a 14-year-old girl, Chelsea O'Mahoney, as well as Reece Sargeant, 21, Darren Case, 18 and David Blenman, 17. They were all sentenced to prison time for manslaughter.

The killers made several attacks that night, unbeknown to the police for a while and because the attack was in a CCTV blind spot and there was no forensic evidence, the gang were hard to catch.

We will hear first hand from Nick Scola (the DCI who led on David's case) the difficulties crime teams face and the pressures they dealt with.

Hunted's Peter Bleksley who is also a former DCI presents the programme (Credit: CBS Reality)
Hunted's Peter Bleksley who is also a former DCI presents the programme (Credit: CBS Reality)

The series also delves into the case of the Stockwell Strangler who targeted elderly men and women, and the murder of former pop star Michael Menson.

But alongside the DCIs on the cases, we'll also hear from journalists who covered the stories as they unfolded and criminologists who analyse methods and motives of murderers.

Sounds like we'll get a real insight into the minds of killers which will no doubt grip us instantaneously.

The 10-part series begins this Thursday, 12th March at 10pm on CBS Reality.

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Topics: TV and Film, True Crime, TV Entertainment

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist at Tyla with an interest in health and fitness, travel and lifestyle topics, as well as highlighting issues for women. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 with a BA Honours Journalism degree and ever since has written for various platforms, including Mail Online, The Sun, that's life magazine and b-inspired magazine.

 

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