Mother conned by private investigator looking into the death of her son warns other vulnerable families

Julie's son died in France Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A mother whose son died in France says she feels huge anger towards a private investigator who she says conned her family out of twenty thousand pounds.

Julie Sheppard, who's originally from Durham, is speaking out to warn others of the potential pitfalls of hiring independent detectives.

She says she was vulnerable and desperate when she turned to Simon Delow to help her find answers about her son Andrew's death.

  • Katie Hunter reports