40 - The West Ham Disappearances

Two young girls mysteriously disappear, and a third is found murdered – and all lived in the same road in east London. Also, a number of other disappearances and murders which may, or may not, be connected...

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Opening music by Kevin MacLeod.

Closing music by Soma.


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