Sir Trevor McDonald presents this look into one of Britain’s most infamous crimes, and how it took so long for the killer to be brought to justice.
In 1986, nine-year-old girls Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows were killed. The suspicion fell on roofer Russell Bishop, who was charged with the crimes but later acquitted. It wasn’t until 32 years later, with new DNA evidence and the repeal of the double jeopardy law that finally allowed Bishop to be sent down. McDonald looks at how all these elements came together to finally bring the case to rest.
Babes in the Wood is on ITV at 21.00.