'Kayleigh’s Love Story': Film nominated for second television award

Credit: Leicestershire Police

A short film made by Leicestershire Police showing how teenager Kayleigh Haywood was groomed online has been shortlisted for a second award.

Kayleigh’s Love Story has been nominated in the category for Best Promotional Programme of the Royal Television Society Midlands Award.

It's the second award the five-minute film has been shortlisted for in recent weeks, with the first nomination in the Clarion Awards run by EVCOM.

'Kayleigh's Love Story' Credit: Leicestershire Police

With the support of her family, Leicestershire Police made the film about aspects of the last two weeks of her life.

Over the course of 13 days, the Measham schoolgirl was groomed online by 28-year-old Luke Harlow.

She agreed to spend the evening at his house, and two days later she was raped and murdered by his next door neighbour, Stephen Beadman.

Police made the film to highlight to children and young people the dangers of speaking to strangers online.

From this month, it's being rolled out to children aged 11 and over across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Read more: Kayleigh's parents remember their last moments together