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Rachel Nickell's only witness was her two year old son - Crimes That Shook Britain


When Rachel Nickell was walking on Wimbledon Common with her two-year-old son, she was stabbed 49 times in her neck and torso. She died at the scene. The case went cold after a lengthy police investigation to find the perpetrator, during which a suspect was wrongfully charged and later acquitted. Told through the eyes of those at the heart of the crimes, Crimes That Shook Britain analyses the events that led to such atrocities before examining the devastating effects that they have left in their wake. Using drama reconstructions, witness accounts, police interviews, archive news pieces and intimate access to victims and families; every episode of this compelling series explores the dark depths of some of Britain’s most infamous and disturbing cases.