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In 2006 teenagers Sophie Lancaster and Rob Maltby are attracted to each other by their shared Goth appearance. However in a small Lancashire town their unusual looks and piercings invite hostility. A year later they are lured to a skateboard park and set upon by a gang of thugs, purely because they look different. Michael Gorman does not join in the attack and, feeling guilty for not intervening, rings for an ambulance, attracting the attention of dogged policewoman Steph Farley, anxious to arrest the culprits whilst he is under pressure from the other boys to say nothing. When Sophie dies of her injuries it becomes a murder case and Michael is forced to tell Steph the truth about what happened.Written by
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Murdered for being Different is a true life drama about the killing of young Sophie Lancaster (Abigail Lawrie) who was just 20 years old.
Sophie and her boyfriend Robert Maltby (Nico Mirallegro) were attacked in 2007 in their home town of Bacup in Lancashire by a gang of young thugs. Their crime was that they dressed up as Goths and this alternative lifestyle provoked them.
Sophie was kicked to death as she tried to defend Robert who himself suffered serious injuries.
As Robert's mother tries to comprehend what has happened to her son and tell him that Sophie is not going to recover from her injuries the police investigate and try to coax Michael Gorman a witness to the attack to tell them who the culprits were.
The attack is incomprehensible, we are used to seeing people being randomly picked on for being coloured or gay but these are people who just liked wearing dark clothing and make up. It is not even Goths are new, I knew several when I was a teenager and that was 3 decades ago. The only radio station you get to hear The Cure these days is a golden oldies one.
It is a harrowing drama but despite that it really had little that was new to offer. It was well acted but it did trod a predictable path. The police wants the witness to talk as they put the pieces together, the cowardly thugs threaten him with reprisals.
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