Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories returns to ITV screens this coming week.

Judge Robert Rinder returns to front his chilling ITV documentary series, which unearths the truths behind some of the UK’s biggest criminal cases. Following a successful first airing on ITV Daytime, the series has been reversioned to focus on one case per episode across its eight episode run.

The respected criminal barrister uses re-enactments, experts and physical evidence to uncover the detailed facts of cases ranging from sexual assaults to hit and runs, acid attacks and fraud.

The first episode charts the case of Victor Nealon. In August 1996, a woman from Redditch was a victim of sexual assault after leaving a nightclub. Nealon was found guilty of attempted rape and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of seven years. Nealon insisted he didn’t commit the crime and spent the next 17 years trying to clear his name.

The original production aired in the summer of 2016 with programmes looking at 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.

Rinder also featured the story of Joanna Yeates who was found strangled to death and partially covered in snow down a country lane. The discovery of Joanna ended an eight day police search but sparked the hunt to catch her killer with the wrong focus on her innocent landlord and neighbour, Christopher Jefferies.

Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories airs on ITV, UTV and STV this Friday, March 17th, at 8.00pm

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