Returning for a fifth series, exclusively on CI, Britain’s Darkest Taboos sheds light on recent British crimes that shocked the nation.
Exploring some of the most chilling acts of violence the UK has ever seen, each episode of Britain’s Darkest Taboos looks beyond the headlines, focusing on the families at the heart of these unimaginable crimes, many of whom are speaking out for the first time. The series analyses the disturbing motives behind the incomprehensible acts and the devastating effects that they have left in their wake.
The first episode of the new series tells the tragic story of 14-year-old Breck Bednar who, on 17 February 2014, was lured to his death by Lewis Daynes. Daynes, aged 18, had been grooming Breck over the internet for several months after they met through an online gaming community.
Breck’s mother, Lorin LaFave, tells how she was suspicious of Daynes from the outset and tried to stop her son communicating with him. She also speaks about the charity she has set up in Breck’s memory – The Breck Foundation – to warn young people of the dangers of online gaming. The episode also includes the actual recording of the chilling 999 call Daynes made after committing the crime.
With expert analysis from Psychologist Emma Kenny and Former Detective Superintendent David Swindle, the episode looks at the motives behind this disturbing murder and how Daynes managed to gain Breck’s trust. It also examines the devastating consequences of this horrendous crime on Breck’s family and on his mother, who did everything in her power to protect her son.
The brand new series of Britain’s Darkest Taboos kicks off with My Teenage Son: Groomed Online And Lured To His Death on Sunday 21 February at 9pm, only on CI.