Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley present an episode tackling crime on the roads, exploring the devastating impact of dangerous driving. Plus there are the latest appeals.
Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley return with a special episode tackling crime on our roads. Alongside the latest appeals, the team explore the devastating impact of dangerous driving.
The team meet a mother seeking to enlighten young drivers on the perils of using a smartphone while driving following the tragic loss of her 11-year-old daughter to a distracted driver. Kate Goldsmith's daughter Aimee was killed alongside three members of her wider family after lorry driver Tomasz Kroker ploughed into the back of their car. He had been changing the music on his phone in the moments leading up to the impact.
There is also an appeal for witnesses to a shocking road rage attack in West Yorkshire in 1996 in which 39-year-old Peter Swailes was fatally assaulted after a confrontation with another motorist. He was struck over the head with a foot-long weapon and died in hospital two days later.
Crimewatch also has the inside story of how one of its previous appeals was solved. Georgina Edmonds, 77, was murdered at her Hampshire cottage in 2008. It later emerged that Matthew Hamlen, 36, had tortured her and beaten her to death with a marble rolling pin for her debit card Pin. He was initially cleared of the murder in 2012 but under new double jeopardy legislation was convicted following a review of DNA evidence.