Son of Shipman victim says enough is enough
Monday 30th January 2017 19:03 Ashton Hyde Mossley & Saddleworth News Stalybridge Posted by Nigel P.

Harold Shipman responsible for the murders of 215 of his patients again the subject of another documentary about the legacy of his evil deeds.

A prominent member of the group of Harold Shipman’s victim’s, has refused to take part in a new programme, because he now feels  enough is enough.

Councillor Joe Kitchen who lost his mother Alice, to Shipman was approached recently by an independent film company who are currently producing another documentary film for TV on the mass murdering evil doctor.

Yet another  programme entitled ‘Aftermath’ featuring Shipman will be broadcast nationally on Radio Four at 8 pm tonight, Monday 30 January.

Aftermath is a series of six programmes revisiting towns that have been framed in the national consciousness according to a tragic event that happened there.

The programme seeks to analyse the effects of events on the towns in the years following the tragedies.

The first programme was broadcast last Monday and visited Hungerford where a deranged gunman shot 16 people dead in a random killing spree.

Long serving Hyde councillor Joe Kitchen, thinks the subject whether for radio, TV or film should be now laid to rest.

He was not approached to take part in ‘Aftermath’ but on all media on the subject of Shipman: Councillor Kitchen commented: ” I feel it is time to draw a line under the whole tragic episode”.

Speaking to the Reporter Cllr Kitchen said: “The pain of what happened never goes away, it never leaves you, but you learn to live with it.

“But each time it comes up in this way, it re-visits the hurt.

“I was approached by programme makers as recently as last week but politely declined to take part.

“It is now time to move on, that does not mean we forget, but that we remember less about Shipman and the hurt and suffering he brought to so many of us”

‘Aftermath’ is a new series which explores what happens to a community after it has been at the centre of a nationally significant event. This week, the Harold Shipman murders.

The programme trails itself on its website as follows… In the year 2000, Dr. Harold Shipman was convicted of murdering 15 of his patients. It was later established that he had killed around 250 people. In 2004 he hanged himself in prison. Alan Dein travels to Hyde in Greater Manchester, the town where Shipman was based, to find out what the impact has been; he speaks to victims’ relatives, former patients and the GP who took over Shipman’s surgery.

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