Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Remembering Rhys

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Remembering Rhys

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AMUM is ironing football shirts and watching daytime TV, getting on with the mundane routines of everyday life.

It's tough to watch because we know what is about to happen. Any moment there will be an urgent banging on the front door, and with it, the worst news a parent could ever hear.

This is a dramatisation of the real life murder of 11-year-old schoolboy Rhys Jones.

Rhys was shot dead as he crossed a pub car park to walk home after football practice in Croxteth, Liverpool in 2007.

The killing shocked the nation and this four-part factual drama centres on the devastating impact of an innocent child's murder amid a wave of gang violence.

Sinead Keenan and Brian F. O'Byrne put in heart-wrenching performances as Rhys' parents Melanie and Steve Jones, who have fully backed this adaptation. …

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