‘Killed Abroad’ on BBC Scotland

Dedicated telephone number and email address to help with Craig and Kirsty’s appeals

The families of Craig Mallon and Kirsty Maxwell are conscious of the fact (and live in hope) that the people who watched this documentary will have information that they want to share.

In addition to the appeals’ various social media platforms, the families have arranged a dedicated telephone number which people can use to text or call with any information that they think may assist – all in confidence.

Any information that may assist can be given via this confidential number:

  • 07376 040519 (from the UK)
  • +44 737 604 0519 (international)

We also have a dedicated email address:

Please get in contact and one of our team will get back to you.

We would ask that you share this information as widely as possible to reach people who may be able to help to find the answers to Craig Mallon’s murder and Kirsty Maxwell’s suspicious death.

More about the documentary

Craig Mallon’s young life ended tragically when he was killed in a single punch attack whilst on holiday in Lloret de Mar, Spain on 19th May 2012.

Kirsty Maxwell’s young life ended tragically when she died in suspicious, unexplained circumstances whilst on holiday in Benidorm, Spain on 29th April 2017.

BBC Scotland’s one-hour documentary, ‘Killed Abroad’, examined Craig Mallon’s and Kirsty Maxwell’s cases. It discussed wider issues about families losing loved ones abroad in terrible circumstances, who are then abandoned by their governments, leaving them to do their own investigations in countries abroad.

Whilst sad and powerful, we hope the programme will result in:

  • the public coming forward with information regarding Craig’s and Kirsty’s cases
  • the Spanish authorities providing much needed answers for Craig’s and Kirsty’s families
  • change regarding the support provided to UK families losing loved ones abroad to homicide or in suspicious or unexplained circumstances

Social media appeals and support from the public have played a major role in identifying potential evidence and pushing the authorities in Spain to progress lines of enquiry regarding Craig’s and Kirsty’s cases.

The questions as to what happened to Craig and Kirsty remain unanswered. We hope that this documentary will help to obtain those answers.

Craig’s and Kirsty’s families thank everyone for their amazing continued support.

David Swindle’s work: other selected press reporting                                       

Crime and Investigation channel: David’s profile

Craig Mallon Appeal

Kirsty Maxwell Appeal

Media commentary 

Check out David’s Twitter for updates and information about television appearances.

Selected TV appearances

Britain’s Darkest Taboos: David Swindle and Psychologist Emma Kenny appeared in this Crime and Investigation channel eight-episode series (April 2017)

Measuring Evil: Britain’s Worst Serial Killers: Crime and Investigation channel (2015)

Unseen Fred West Confessions: This Five documentary brought viewers face-to-face with serial killer Fred West being questioned by detectives for his crimes. Cutting edge technology allowed viewers to see and hear the interrogation and enabled an actor to voice West’s actual words (April 2014)

Crime Scene Scotland: Forensics Squad (2014)

Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son: ITN documentary series focusing on relatives who have lost loved ones through murder (August 2011)