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Loving mum became a victim because killer's pregnant wife had upset him - Murdertown

Family photo of Wendy Speakes holding a birthday cake

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The shocking true story of 51-year-old Wendy Speakes, from Wakefield, who was targeted as she walked home from work by sadistic killer Christopher Farrow. Farrow was arrested in March 2000 in connection with the murder after his fingerprints were matched to the scene. He was sentenced to a minimum of 18 years in prison. However, Wendy's daughter Tracey continues to campaign against Farrow's release from prison and has successfully kept him behind bars so far. 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.