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 6, 2018

The second episode of a BBC One TV series following missing person cases in Cheshire airs next week.

The hour-long episode of the critically acclaimed ‘Reported Missing’ documentary is at 9pm and focuses on a case in Crewe.

One winter’s morning, 49-year-old George Richardson vanishes after going to the job centre. It is completely out of character and after four days of searching, an alarming revelation escalates the investigation into a High Risk Missing Persons case, but can the search helicopter and specialist resources find George before the unthinkable happens?

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.

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