Digital Detectives: Catching Killers - Channel 4 to air documentary about the murder of Lyrico Steede

The documentary will air later this month
Lyrico Steede was murdered in February 2018Lyrico Steede was murdered in February 2018
Lyrico Steede was murdered in February 2018

A television documentary focusing on the methods used by detectives to track down the killers of a Nottingham teenager is set to air later this month. 

Lyrico Steede, 17, died after he was lured to a park in Bulwell under the pretence of going on a date with a girl in 2018. 

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As it turned out, the meeting was a trap, with a group – all under 19 at the time – waiting in the darkness to attack Lyrico as he arrived on February 13, 2018.

They then chased after the teenager, who they were later found to have a long-running feud with, before stabbing him to death.   

In the weeks that followed, detectives from Nottinghamshire Police worked tirelessly to identify the people involved in the ambush.

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Detectives used a range of different digital forensic techniques as part of their investigation to try and connect the dots and link Lyrico’s killers to the plot.

These included the use of cell site data to map the movements of suspects, downloads and analysis of phone content, and extensive reviews of CCTV footage and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras.

Following an extensive investigation, five people – including the 16-year-old girl he’d met that night – were ultimately locked up for a combined 58-and-a-half years.  

Kasharn Campbell, 19, of no fixed address, and Christian Jameson, 18, of Kirkbridge Court, Chilwell, were found guilty of murder and received sentences of 20 years and 16 years apiece.

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Remmell Miller-Campbell, 18, of Sneinton Boulevard, an unnamed 17-year-old boy, and the 16-year-old girl were all found guilty of manslaughter.

They were locked up for nine years, seven-and-a-half years, and six years respectively.

TV documentary ‘Digital Detectives: Catching Killers’ is set to focus on the different stages of the investigation, and how police used digital forensic methods to uncover the truth.

Detective Superintendent Hayley Williams and Detective Inspector Chris Berryman, of Nottinghamshire Police, both feature in the documentaryDetective Superintendent Hayley Williams and Detective Inspector Chris Berryman, of Nottinghamshire Police, both feature in the documentary
Detective Superintendent Hayley Williams and Detective Inspector Chris Berryman, of Nottinghamshire Police, both feature in the documentary

Viewers will be given an insight into the investigation into Lyrico’s death through the eyes of the officers involved in the case during the first episode of the series.

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It will also look at Lyrico’s legacy six years on, with Nottinghamshire Police setting up a Bulwell cadet base in his name as well as an award at the force’s ‘Live Our Best Life Awards’.      

Detective Superintendent Hayley Williams was the senior investigating officer on the case and features prominently in the documentary.

She said: “What happened to Lyrico was an absolute tragedy that is still remembered clearly by all of us who were involved in the case.

“More than 100 people worked on this investigation, and it’s fair to say that it was a very complex case that saw our team look through hours and hours of CCTV footage.

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“Over 1,000 exhibits had to be examined to help us decipher exactly what happened and who might be involved, with a number of different techniques used to uncover the truth.

“This was a cold-blooded killing of a 17-year-old boy that was clearly motivated by the attackers gaining retribution against someone they felt had disrespected them in some way.

“While six years have now passed since the attack, the message remains the same around the devastating consequences that the decision to carry a knife can have.

“Doing this can ruin the lives of so many people – including victims, knife carriers, and all their families – as this case sadly showed.  

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“We hope this documentary helps shine a light on some of the work carried out in our investigation and showcases the efforts that went into getting justice for Lyrico and his family.

“Lyrico's legacy is still being felt years on and his mum Keishaye continues to support all of the ongoing work we do as a force to try and crackdown on knife crime and stop tragedies like this happening again."

The documentary is set to air on Channel 4 on Monday, April 15 at 9pm and is now available to view on the channel’s paid for online platform.