When 16-year-old Becky Watts went missing two years ago, police had little idea the teenager’s tragic fate would spark the largest police investigation ever launched in Bristol.
Initially it was thought she had run away, but as time progressed and there was no activity registered on her phone, senior investigating officer DCI Richard Ocone began to rightly suspect “something bad” had happened.
Nine months later Mr Justice Dingemans wept as he handed a life sentence to Becky’s stepbrother Nathan Matthews, who was found guilty of murder. His girlfriend Shauna Hoare was acquitted of the same charge but found guilty of manslaughter.
Presented by Susanna Reid, this programme, part of ITV’s Crime and Punishment season, pieces together the methods police used to build their case against Matthews and Hoare through previously unseen police tapes. It also includes heart-breaking testimony from her father upon being reunited with his daughter’s body in the morgue.