A harrowing story of the senseless murder of a teenager. Except this isn’t a drama, it’s very real.
This extraordinary documentary series follows the police investigation into the stabbing of Nicholas Robinson, 19, who was killed in Bristol in March last year.
Following every twist and turn, it’s shot as a drama filmed over 18 months with unprecedented access to a major crime unit.
Nothing is left out – from taping up the scene and collecting evidence, to liaising with Nicholas’s family, who are wretched with grief, and narrowing down suspects.
Not even the victim’s devastating call to 999, which will leave a knot in your stomach.
“Oh f***ing hell. I’ve been stabbed really bad…” he says to the operator, before we hear a few short gasps and then silence.
We later learn he died from multiple stab wounds from a knife that was at least 14cm long.
He had no criminal record and no links to drugs or gangs, so the detectives are facing an apparently motiveless crime. Nicholas’s only contact with police was to report his bike stolen two years before.