Monday, 22 March 2010
Just Around the Corner
Peter Connolley was 17 months old when he died after months of sustained abuse at the hands of his mother, her boyfriend and their lodger. I was deeply distressed by this case. If I was so disturbed what must it be like to live just around the corner? Here is my programme on the experience of living right next to terrible crimes like this.
Mandy is a single mother, her daughter T'shan is 16 and her son Junior is 12 - they live down the road. Helen lives near Bristol and next door to people who are often investigated for the treatment of their children. Miles Chambers is a poet who's brother lives near the house where Peter died and who wrote a beautiful and moving poem called I had A Dream the Other Night. Fr Luke Miller is the Anglican parish priest of Tottenham. The programme is 27 mins long.