Episode 143 - Charlene Downes: Without a Trace

In 2003, 14 year old Charlene Downes disappeared. Rumours quickly spread that she had been murdered, dismembered and her remains had been sold as kebab meat in local takeaway shops. Her story brought to light a dark secret that had lay hidden for years under the illuminations and arcade noises of the English seaside town of Blackpool.


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Sources:

The Murder of Charlene Downes documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_obctJ9eA

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/police-errors-mean-girls-killer-may-never-be-found-1803647.html

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2020/01/manchester-and-rotherham-cowardly-authorities-refused-crack-down-rapists-why

https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/17630129.serious-case-review-to-be-held-into-historic-child-sexual-abuse-in-bradford/

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2008/may/30/ukcrime.childprotection

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/zmpqvx/murder-charlene-downes-blackpool


 

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