The Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment is a Documentary programme.

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The Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment

Series documenting the work of the Crown Prosecution Service. Prosecutors in the Complex Casework units of CPS Mersey-Cheshire and CPS South-East are preparing for trials in separate historic cases. In 1993, Claire Tiltman was murdered in an alleyway and Colin Ash-Smith, who admitted to other knife attacks in the area, has been a suspect. In 1996 he was sentenced to life imprisonment, but without direct evidence he was not charged with Claire's murder. Now, using a change in the law which might allow the jury to know about Ash-Smith's other attacks and the similarities between them, Nigel Pilkington is trying to build a circumstantial case against Colin Ash-Smith. episode 3.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is The Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 March 27th, 10:00pm. See more...