ITV Daytime’s resident judge, Robert Rinder, is lifting the lid on some of Britain’s worst crimes in a brand new documentary series, Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories. The series starts this coming week.
Used to ruling the courtroom in his own ITV series, respected criminal defence barrister, Judge Rinder, is stepping out from behind the bench to take a closer look into a variety of major crimes.
The brand new series (10 x 60’) will delve deep into each real-life case using witness accounts, CCTV footage and news reports to reconstruct defining moments. From murders to extreme cases of fraud, the series examines the police efforts that helped solve these crimes, as well as looking into miscarriages of justice.
In the first episode, Judge Rinder examines the case of Laura Davies who was murdered by her 22-year-old boyfriend Jordan Taylor. Jordan was an unemployed martial arts enthusiast with a temper and Laura’s family knew that something wasn’t right. When Laura tried to end the relationship, she ran out the house and a passer-by witnessed her murder.
It also reveals the case of Andreas Christopheros who was attacked at his own home when a beaker of sulphuric acid was thrown into his face, while his wife Pia and their 18-month-old son slept in the next room. While doctors battled to save Andreas’ life, it was down to the Devon & Cornwall police to catch the man who was responsible and find out why.
Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories begins tomorrow, June 20th, 2.00pm on ITV, STV and UTV