The Ipswich Murders | England

Episode 167,  Jan 09, 08:30 PM

Lorraine Thorpe grew up on the streets of Ipswich with her alcoholic father. When a well-meaning friend tried to help, Lorraine snapped.

When his marriage ended, Des Thorpe became a homeless alcoholic. His young daughter ran away from foster care to be with her dad and grew up on the streets. Lorraine became a part of her dad’s street drinking group and met many unsavoury characters. One of them was kind-hearted, down-on-her-luck Rosie Hunt. She notified social services that Lorraine was not in a good environment and was made to pay with her life. Des was furious when he learnt Lorraine was involved in Rosie’s murder – not knowing that he would be next…
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