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Controlling father lures two sons into house fire - Britain's Darkest Taboos

Claire Throssell with her two young sons

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The case of Darren Sykes, who killed his sons, and himself, in an arson attack at his Yorkshire home in 2014. Britain’s Darkest Taboos tells the stories of some of the most shocking and disturbing crimes within families and relationships. Every family’s worst nightmares are relived and re-told in unflinching detail by those left behind – by the families and friends, and by others whose lives have been touched - like the police officers and reporters involved in the cases. Each episode also includes expert analysis from former Detective Superintendent David Swindle and psychologist Emma Kenny. Each series looks into how the ones you trust the most can commit the most disturbing of crimes.