Caught in the Crossfire

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Duration: 1 hour

On the eve of the sentencing of Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Breivik, Kirsty Young goes behind the headlines to meet survivors of some of the most shocking crimes in living memory.

From the Cumbrian shootings of 2010 to the Real IRA ambush of unarmed soldiers collecting pizza outside their barracks in Northern Ireland three years ago, the Crimewatch team reconstructs these remarkable stories of survival.

The mother of James Bulger speaks about the impact of his murder on her life, and we see how those who lived through the Norwegian massacre have already started to rebuild their lives.

Stories of hope and human resilience in this Crimewatch special.

  • Massereene Murders Appeal

    The attack on Massereene Barracks which injured Marc Fitzpatrick and left his best friend and colleague dead is still being investigated.

    In January 2012, one man – Brian Shivers – was convicted and jailed for his part in the attack, but the Police Service of Northern Ireland are sure that there were other people involved and are appealing to anyone who may have fresh information about the attack to come forward.

    If you think you can help, please contact them on 028 9056 1804. Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

  • Can you help?

    For more information about the attack on Massereene Barracks, please see the appeal on the Police Service of Northern Ireland's website.

    PSNI: Massereene Murders Appeal
  • Victim support

    If you have been affected by crime and need support and guidance there are a number of organisations you can contact.

    Support organisations


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