Killer evades justice once, but not twice in Oxford - Murdertown

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The true story of when Vikki Thompson is brutally attacked while walking her dog in 1995, Oxford, and local man Mark Weston evades justice once. But thanks to ground-breaking new evidence and the double jeopardy law change, Mark's fate changes. On 12th August 1995, Vikki Thompson took her dog on their usual walk but bizarrely, her dog returned home without her. This raises alarm with her family and the locals who later find her brutally attacked. Everyone starts to suspect Mark Weston but was him who they saw "dressed" (or not so dressed we could say) in a weird manner, running away from the scene? Murdertown puts location centre stage. Each episode tells the compelling, step-by-step story of how one extraordinary murder was solved and how it fit a disturbing wider pattern in one particular city. With interviews from victims, witnesses and police officers, Murdertown tells the story of some of the most shocking murders in the UK and examines the impact they had on local communities around them.