Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

It's Kids Killing Kids

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

It's Kids Killing Kids

Article excerpt

DURING one year in Britain, 768 people were killed - either by murder or manslaughter.

That's around 14 people a week, and just one of the many shocking statistics we're faced with in this powerful documentary.

Filmed between January 1 and December 31, 2017, this follows the stories behind some of those deaths, exploring the human cost of murder - families, friends and communities left to wrestle with the consequences.

Every now and again, a statistic pops up on screen to shock us further.

For example, we learn that 70 per cent of victims are male, 47 per cent of female victims are killed by a partner or former partner and eight per cent of victims are under 16.

There are many depressing accounts here. Starting with the fireworks of New Year's Eve, we hear the story of Shaun Woodburn, a 17-year-old beaten to death by thugs outside a pub. …

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