Former Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton spent 30 years in the police force, a career that saw him lead many of the most high profile and successful murder investigations of his generation, and although he will forever be associated with the arrest and conviction of serial killer Levi Bellfield and ‘night stalker’ Delroy Grant, his career was so much more, as his conviction record shows. Of the 37 murder cases he investigated, he solved 35 with convictions.
In this exclusive 10-part series, Sutton (recently portrayed by Martin Clunes in ITV’s huge hit drama Manhunt) will revisit cases he led and explore everything from the crime itself through to the breakthrough moment when the suspect was identified and arrested. He will take the viewer on a journey from the moment the police were called to the scene, visit key locations, and explain how he and his team managed to gather enough evidence to secure a conviction.
The Real Manhunterfeatures contributions from fellow police officers and journalists who covered the cases and will offer a gripping insight into exactly what happens after the most violent of crimes has been committed.
EPISODE 1: ‘The Night Stalker’ Delroy Grant – The rape and sexual assault of over 100 elderly women
EPISODE 2:Levi Bellfield – The murders of Marsha McDonnell, Amélie Delagrange and Milly Dowler
EPISODE 3:Nimpha Ong & Ahmed Al-Haddad – The murder of Bridget 'Bridie' Skehan
EPISODE 4:Thomas Hughes – The murder of Krystal Hart
EPISODE 5:Stephen Andrews, Ryan Seymour, unnamed 16-year-old – The murder of Christopher Donovan
EPISODE 6:David Lauwers – The arson attack that killed 11 men
EPISODE 7:Michael Pech – The murder of Clare Bernal, known as the Harvey Nichols Murder
EPISODE 8:Martin Hale – The disappearance of Maureen Hale
Available as: 6 x 45-minutes & 2 x 90-minutes
Available as: 10 x 45-minutes (with two stories available as 2-part specials)
6 x one hour & 2 x 90-minutes (10 x one hour version also available)