Cheshire's missing from home cases to be highlighted in BBC One documentary | Knutsford Times

Cheshire’s missing from home cases to be highlighted in BBC One documentary

By on September 1, 2018

A TV series following missing person cases in Cheshire will air on BBC One next week.

The first episode of the critically acclaimed ‘Reported Missing’ documentary will be shown at 9pm and focuses on cases in Macclesfield and Runcorn.

It will be the first of four episodes, each of which are an hour-long.

A production team from Blast! Films has been working with the Constabulary since September 2017 following high risk missing from home cases from the moment the 999 call comes in, through to their resolution.

It has been a carefully and thoughtfully made series exploring the work of Cheshire Police and their collaboration with other agencies including Search and Rescue, the Underwater Search Team and National Police Air Service (NPAS).

The series also follows the sensitive stories and emotional journeys of the families and friends involved in each case.

It also looks into some of the reasons people go missing and the resources involved in the search operation.

In the first episode officers in Macclesfield are left baffled by a report of a missing child. The father of five-year-old Tyler has reported his son missing, having not seen him in two years after a custody dispute with Tyler’s mum Tracey. But things take a sinister twist when Tracey denies that Tyler exists.

On the other side of Cheshire, in Runcorn, 16-year-old Patrick has left his mum Victoria an ominous note. He’s got himself in debt and needs to go away for a few days. Patrick’s stolen money from his mum and he’s sold his beloved PlayStation, making Victoria fear he’s got himself into trouble with drugs.

The first episode of Reported Missing will be on BBC One at 9pm on Monday, 3 September

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