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Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan Episode Nine: Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed

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Hosted and curated by one of the UK’s best-known journalists, Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan explores British murder stories filled with detective intrigue and chilling storylines.

In this extended 11 episode run, Murnaghan will guide viewers through some of the most deeply shocking crimes of recent times.

These include the murder and dismemberment in May 2019 of Julia Rawson at the hands of horror film fanatic Nathan Maynard-Ellis and his boyfriend David Leesley; the multiple murders and rapes by the so-called ‘Grindr Killer’, Stephen Port; the brutal and senseless slaying of much loved Bradford born mother of five Vera Hudson by her neighbour Mark Jewitt; the abduction and murder in February 2019 of Libby Squire by Pawel Relowicz and the case of nurse Ben Geen, who murdered two of his patients.

The ninth episode revisits the sadistic killing of 17-year-old Shafilea Ahmed, who went missing in 2003 from her home in Warrington. Her body was found six months later by workmen in the River Kent.

Shafilea was often abused at home after resisting her parents' desire for an arranged marriage and controlling behaviours. Fearing she may bring shame to the family, a testimony from her sister years after her body was found, revealed Shafilea’s parents had forced a plastic bag down her throat and suffocated her to end her defiance.

The episode takes viewers along the gruelling case that took years to unravel and finally brought her parents, Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed, to justice for her murder.

The ninth episode of Killer Britain airs on Monday, 11th April at 9pm and will be available to stream on Crime+Investigation PLAY from 12th April. New episodes are added weekly, with Seasons 1, 2 and 3 also available now.