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Detective casebook: A 15-year-old's murderer had confessed but an extra charge was needed

The story of Kayleigh Haywood is being used to educate young people about the dangers of speaking to strangers online, but the determination of investigators to add extra charges in the case helped the truth emerge.

Luke Harlow, left, and Stephen Beadman, right, were jailed in 2016

Luke Harlow, left, and Stephen Beadman, right, were jailed in 2016

Date - 21st March 2017
By - Ian Weinfass - Police Oracle
A 15-year-old schoolgirl had been raped and murdered, two men were in custody – with one admitting grooming her and the other acknowledging that he killed her. Senior detectives were among those who questioned the attempt to convict the pair...
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