My name is James, and I work for BBC Current Affairs. I’ve recently spoken to Dawn in the NARPO head office, and she kindly suggested I should forward my query.

I am currently undertaking research for an investigative series exploring unsolved crimes and cases deserving of further attention, to be published in the UK next year. We’re hoping to explore stories from as wide a perspective as possible, looking at different viewpoints and investigating the wider impact beyond the primary characters immediately involved.

BBC Current Affairs

I wanted to ask if you would be willing to share the information below with your members, to assist with our research on this project. I am sure you must receive a large number of these requests, but I would be extremely grateful for any assistance you could provide.

All conversations will be treated with the utmost confidence, and making contact does not commit individuals to taking part in the project in any way.

I would also be very interested to hear your thoughts, so please do get in touch if you have any questions at all.

BBC Current Affairs are currently undertaking research for an investigative series exploring unsolved crimes and cases deserving of further attention, to be published in the UK next year.

The BBC’s Current Affairs Department has a record of producing thoughtful investigative documentaries on a number of sensitive issues, for which we’ve received critical praise and awards.

We are interested in speaking to officers who have an awareness of a particular case, and who would be willing to have a short research conversation with a BBC journalist.

We want to better understand the challenges facing officers in these circumstances, as well as exploring different storytelling methods for cases of this nature.

All research conversations will be treated with the utmost confidence, and making contact does not commit individuals to taking part in the project in any way. If you are interested please email james.stewart02@bbc.co.uk for more details.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information and we look forward to hearing from you.

James Stewart