True-Crime Series 'New Scotland Yard Files' Will Look At London's Most Intriguing Murder Cases
New Scotland Yard Files will give viewers the inside story on the city's worst killers, speaking to current and former detectives in order to better understand how they were finally brought to justice.
Presented by former New Scotland Yard detective Peter Bleksley, who also previously featured on Channel 4's Hunted, the show will reveal the extensive lengths police go to in order to identify killers.
And it will look closely at cases such as the murder of David "Sinders" Morley on London's South Bank, the Stockwell Strangler (who targeted elderly men and women and struck fear into the streets of south London) and the murder of former pop star Michael Menson.
David Morley was a barman who was tragically killed by a group of youths in 2004 near Waterloo station, who had set out to beat up "tramps, druggies or just people on the street."
Fifteen-year-old Chelsea O'Mahoney was one of the individuals found guilty of Morley's manslaughter after the attack, alongside co-defendants Reece Sargeant, 21, and Darren Case, 18.
Meanwhile, Kenneth Erskine - aka the Stockwell Strangler - committed the murders of between seven and 11 senior citizens in a three-month period back in 1986.
Mario Pereira, 26, another of the documentary's subjects, killed singer Michael Menson in what many suspect was a racially motivated attack.
When the judge spoke of his lack of remorse during his sentencing, he shockingly snapped back: "So what, he was black".
The documentary series will also see Hunted star Bleksley draw on his own unique experiences, and there will be interviews with journalists who covered the stories as they unfolded, criminologists who have analysed the motives of those responsible and forensic specialists who worked tirelessly to uncover enough evidence to convict.
The first instalment of the show is set to air on CBS Reality on 12th March, and it will run for 10 episodes in total.
CBS Reality is available on: Freeview (66) / Freesat (135) / Sky (146) / Virgin (148).
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