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Channel 5's 'Stalked: Murder In Slow Motion' Looks Chilling

Rachel Andrews

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Channel 5's 'Stalked: Murder In Slow Motion' Looks Chilling

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Channel 5's new three-part documentary, titled Stalked: Murder In Slow Motion, is set to be one of the most chilling series on television but will tackle an important issue.

The programme, which kicks off with an hour-long episode tonight (Tuesday, 5th February), tells the true stories of women who were stalked and killed by their former partners.

A synopsis tells viewers: "More than a million people in Britain are the victims of stalking every year. In this chilling documentary series, close friends and family of young women killed by their stalker ex partners, tell the stories first hand of how romance turned to obsession, jealousy and a campaign of harassment that ended in brutal murder."

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Tonight's episode retells the story of 23-year-old Molly McLaren, and will be narrated by soap star Kym Marsh and told through her closest friends.

Aspiring personal trainer Molly died in a "frenzied" attack at the Dockside shopping centre in Chatham, Kent, on 29th June 2017 after visiting Pure Gym.

Joshua Stimpson, who she met in November 2016, was jailed for her murder in February 2018. Molly was dating Stimpson for seven months before ending it two weeks before her killed her.

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Following their break-up, Stimpson posted false allegations about Molly on social media before stalking her in the days leading up to her death. Stimpson had a history of stalking ex-girlfriends, and police warned him twice to stay away from Molly after she reported the social media posts.

Bystander Benjamin Morton tried to pull Stimpson off Molly as he attacked her in her car but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stimpson was found guilty of her murder. Credit: Channel 5
Stimpson was found guilty of her murder. Credit: Channel 5

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Co-founder of The Molly McLaren Foundation and Molly's best friend, Amy Lee, took part in the documentary on behalf of the McLaren family.

"We decided to take part in the documentary in the hope that we could raise better awareness of cyber stalking and to highlight the dangers associated with it," Amy told Kent Online. "With the rapid growth of technology there are some serious legislation changes that are needed to keep people safe and we hope that by highlighting those very dangers, that we can encourage more people to support them."

Molly's family outside court. Credit: PA Images
Molly's family outside court. Credit: PA Images
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Next week's episode will tell the story of Hollie Gazzard, 20, who was murdered by her abusive and controlling ex-boyfriend, Asher Maslin, in front of customers in her hair salon in 2014.

Stalked: Murder In Slow Motion airs on Tuesday on Channel 5 at 10pm.

For advice and support, visit Victim Support here. If you are concerned for your safety, always report it to the police.

Topics: TV News

Rachel Andrews
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