7. Hidden Clues
By BBC Radio 4
For more than 20 years the case of the murder of six-year-old Rikki Neave went unsolved. In this new ten part investigation, award-winning journalist Winifred Robinson, has unearthed the truth through unprecedented access to police interview rooms, and follows the investigation as the police move in on the perpetrator.
It's a haunting and heart-breaking case filled with injustice, a story of vulnerable children, know to the authorities who should have been protected, a tale of lives wasted and cut short. You'll hear original police tapes never broadcast before, fresh testimony from suspects and witnesses, new and compelling evidence from forensic scientists. The series takes you inside the jury room and abroad as the manhunt closes in.
In Episode Seven of The Boy in the Woods the BBC Journalist, Winifred Robinson, begins piecing together the forensic evidence overlooked by the first team of investigators. Fibres found on Rikki's clothes could hold the key to finding the killer: with more sensitive DNA techniques now available, might it be possible to find a match on the police databases?
The Boy in the Woods is Presented by BBC Journalist, Winifred Robinson; the Series Producer is Sue Mitchell
Sound Design is by Tom Brignall and Joel Moors.