VIDEO: 'Kayleigh's Love Story'- Powerful Message About Online Grooming

VIDEO: 'Kayleigh's Love Story'- Powerful Message About Online Grooming
Rachael Ryan
Rachael Ryan

6 Jan 2017

Millions of people have watched ‘Kayleigh’s Love Story’ online this week– it’s a five minute film about the last two weeks of 15 year old school girl Kayleigh Haywood from Leicestershire's life. A man she didn’t know started talking to her on Facebook and two weeks later she was raped and murdered.

The video was released by police in the UK as a warning about online grooming. It was made with the permission of Kayleigh's family and has been viewed millions of times since it was released earlier this week. Police in the UK say 35 kids have come forward after viewing the video, fearing they might have been groomed online.

Watch the video below:

If you've been affected by any of the issues in the video, below are some numbers that could be useful:

Childline- 1800 66 66 66 or you could text 'Talk' to 50101

Listen to Miles Latham, Managing Partner of Affixxius Films who produced the film talk about how they went about creating such a sensitive piece of work: