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The Murder Of Charlene Downes   

Series 1: 3x60 | HD | 2019
Production Company
Vice Studios

14-year-old schoolgirl Charlene Downes disappeared from her home town of Blackpool on 1st November 2003, the last night of the famous Illuminations. She was never seen again.

After more than 15 years the case remains unsolved and has become Lancashire Police’s longest-running murder investigation.

This three-part crime documentary series from VICE Studios examines the extraordinary events that followed Charlene Downes’ disappearance, featuring unprecedented access to Charlene’s family, friends, a previous suspect and police.

Episode 2

With two suspects now charged, a court hears covert recordings, which include shocking and harrowing alleged confessions, but are the two accused in fact victims of a gross miscarriage of justice, or calculated murderers with a convincing defence?

Episode 1

14-year-old Charlene Downes left her home in Blackpool and was never seen again. The police unveiled what was considered to be Britain’s first grooming gang scandal and enabled Lancashire Police force to launch its biggest ever investigation.