Britain’s Darkest Taboos

Hard to imagine, impossible to forget… Britain’s Darkest Taboos is the shocking, true-life crime series that tells the story of some of the most sickening acts of familial crime imaginable. No subject is off limits, from rape and torture to child destruction and murder.

Britain’s Darkest Taboos is every family’s worst nightmare, relived and retold first-hand by the family and friends at the heart of events, as well as police officers involved in the case. Each episode reveals the timeline of events with accurate reconstructions, home footage, family photos, archive news and exclusive access to previously unseen police footage.

With expert analysis from Criminal Behavioural Analyst Laura Richards and Psychologist Emma Kenny, Britain’s Darkest Taboos shows how the acts of one individual can send shockwaves through the lives of those closest to them.

The first episode of the series explores the murder of 20-year-old hairdresser Hollie Gazzard, who was stabbed 14 times in broad daylight in front of colleagues and clients at the salon where she worked on 18 February 2014. The perpetrator was Hollie’s ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Asher Maslin, who had subjected Hollie to domestic abuse since the previous year. Hollie tragically died two hours after the attack due to extreme blood loss.

In July 2014, Maslin was jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 24 years in prison. The episode marks the year anniversary of Hollie’s murder.

Includes interviews with: Nick Gazzard (Hollie’s father), Chloe Gazzard (Hollie’s sister), Marina (salon manager) and Sian (colleague of Hollie) and Angela Middlewood – Deputy SIO, Gloucestershire Police.

Britain’s Darkest Taboos airs from Sunday 15th February at 9pm for eight weeks on Ci (Sky 553 & 554, Virgin 237, BT 433)