‘Killed Abroad’, BBC One Scotland, Monday 20 August at 9pm

BBC Scotland will be showing a one-hour documentary, ‘Killed Abroad’, which examines Craig Mallon’s and Kirsty Maxwell’s cases. It discusses 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.

This will be a very sad and powerful programme, which we hope 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 inquiry regarding Craig’s and Kirsty’s cases.

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

As there will be a lot of marketing, media and social media activity around this documentary, we would appreciate everyone using any social media opportunities to help push awareness of it.

The documentary also be available on the BBC iPlayer after beiing broadcast on the BBC in Scotland.

Kirsty’s and Craig’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)