Morbidology the Podcast – 39: Breck Bednar

Podcast released on: 16th March 2020

Over the past decade and a half, the rise of smartphones and social media has combined, making it all too easy for teenagers to live their lives online. Many parents worry about what takes place behind the veil of secrecy of the internet. Many wonder if their children are being bullied or talking to people…


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Over the past decade and a half, the rise of smartphones and social media has combined, making it all too easy for teenagers to live their lives online. Understandably, many parents worry about what takes place behind the veil of secrecy of the internet. Many wonder if their children are being bullied or talking to people that they shouldn’t be. In Surrey in 2014, the case of Breck Bednar was a chilling reminder of just how dangerous the internet can be.


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SOURCES

The Sunday Telegraph, 19 February, 2014 – “City Trader’s Son Stabbed to Death After Meeting Man Online”

The Evening Standard, 19 February, 2014 – “Teen Lured to his Death on Internet”

The Evening Standard, 20 February, 2014 – “Family’s Tribute to Intelligent and Thoughtful Boy”

The Times, 20 February, 2014 – “Online Mystery Over the Death of Millionaire’s Son”

Thurrock Gazette, 21 February, 2014 – “Second Post-Mortem Could Be Carried Out On Stabbed Teenager”

Surrey Mirror, 27 Februray, 2014 – “Show of Support for Caterham Family”

Evening Standard, 17 March, 2014 – “Today We Should Be Celebrating our Son’s 15th Birthday”

Surrey Mirror, 20 March, 2014 – “Chinese Lanterns and Marching Band at Funeral”

The Daily Mirror, 25 November, 2014 – “Breck Bednar Murder”

The Guardian, 25 November, 2014 – “Parents of Murdered Teenager Breck Bednar Sue Two Police Forces”

The Independent, 28 November, 2014 – “Lewis Daynes Trial”

The Times, 1 December, 2014 – “Police Ignored Us, Say Dead Boy’s Parents”

Daily Mirror, 12 January, 2015 – “Evidence of Sexual Activity Before Sadistic Teenager Killed 14-Year-Old Gamer”

The Daily Mirror, 12 January, 2015 – “Sadistic Teenage Killer Gets Life”

The Daily Mirror, 12 January, 2015 – “Listen to Chilling 999 Call of Sadistic Teen Killer”

The Daily Telegraph, 12 January, 2015 – “Incompetence in Child Protection is Unacceptable”

The Daily Mirror, 13 January, 2015 – “Police Have Blood on their Hands”

Surrey Mirror, 15 January, 2015 – “Mum Says Thanks for Support”

The Guardian, 23 November, 2015 – “UK Police Forces Urged to Review Handling of Child Grooming Cases”

The Daily Mirror, 20 January, 2016 – “Police Ignored Me”

Thurrock Gazette, 22 January, 2016 – “Friend of Murdered Breck Bednar Tells How Killer Lewis Daynes Contacted Him”

Surrey Advertiser, 26 January, 2016 – “Friends of Caterham Schoolboy to Speak Out In BBC Docudrama”

The Daily Telegraph, 28 January, 2016 – “Mother of Murdered Schoolboy Taunted By his Killer”

Surrey Mirror, 5 February, 2016 – “Mum Wants Some Good to Come Out of Breck’s Murder”

The Independent, 13 March, 2016 – “Police Sorry Over Mistakes That Led to Grooming and Murder”

AUDIO SOURCES –

“Murder Games”

“Chilling 999 Call from Lewis Daynes”

“Breck’s Last Game”

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