The latest in ITV’s Crime and Punishment season, Rachel Nickell: The Untold Story, brings reporter reporter Fiona Bruce back to the case which remains to this day the strongest and most disturbing in her memory. More than 10 years after the full time mother’s untimely death, the case is reopened. With new DNA evidence available, as well as advances in technology and practice following strides of progress in the criminology and forensics fields, police investigators delve back into the gruesome details of the decade old crime to uncover who really killed Rachel Nickell.
The programme sees Fiona speak to key figures involved in the case, investigating what went wrong in the original inquiry, how the case was solved and why the human impact of this crime lingers even now. Along her journey, Fiona meets key figures whose lives and careers have been affected by this controversial case including Colin Stagg, who was charged and acquitted of Rachel’s murder. Stagg talks about what it was like to be pursued by police for a brutal murder that he did not commit and how he has struggled, over the last 25 years, not to allow what happened on Wimbledon Common in 1992 to define him and his future.
Rachel Nickell: The Untold Story – Thursday 9:00pm on ITV