Viewers got sick knowing Colin Pitchfork was now out

Code Of A Killer viewers were “pissed” to find out that child killer Colin Pitchfork is now free after being released from prison.

The two-part ITV drama told the story of the investigation that took him to court.


John Simm and David Threlfall star in Code of a Killer (Image: ITV1)

ITV drama Code Of A Killer

Code Of A Killer plays David Threlfall and John Simm as detective and forensic scientists respectively.

Together they deal with a terrible case – the rape and murder of two teenage girls in rural Leicestershire in the 1980s.

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DCS David Baker (Thewlis) turned to scientist Alec Jeffreys (Simm) to find the culprit.

Jeffreys then used groundbreaking DNA techniques to aid in the manhunt.

The drama originally shown in 2015 gained importance this time.

Because the killer Colin Pitchfork was released from prison on September 1st after 28 years in prison.

How did viewers react to Code Of A Killer?

Viewers soon used Twitter to express their horror when they discovered that Colin Pitchfork is now free.

One cooked, “It’s disgusting to think that the disgusting monster who committed these heinous crimes is now walking the streets a free man #codeofakiller.”

Another said: “#codeofakiller is a must.

“Breakthrough genetic discoveries and harrowing real-life events, empathetically portrayed by David Threlfall and John Simm.

“Now even more poignant since Colin Pitchfork was released from prison.”

In addition, a third wrote: “Has an extra layer of horror as he knows the killer is out of jail and is probably sitting on his sofa watching it.

“‘A Psychopathic Personality Disorder Accompanied by Severe Psychosexual Pathology”

“No justice for Lynda & Dawn #CodeOfAKiller #LifeShouldMeanLife.”

Colin Pitchfork release
Colin Pitchfork 1987 (Image: ITV)

What did Colin Pitchfork do?

In 1983, 15-year-old Lydia Mann was raped and murdered in Narborough, Leicestershire.

She returned home after finishing a babysitting shift.

The same thing happened again in 1986.

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Tragically, fifteen-year-old Dawn Ashworth died under similar circumstances.

Colin Pitchfork, who lived in a neighboring village, received a minimum sentence of 30 years.

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