The true crime genre has exploded in popularity in the last few years. The BBC’s hit television series The Serpent told the story of the 1970s conman and murderer Charles Sobhraj, Zac Efron played Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile and if you type in “true crime” on YouTube or a podcast app you will be inundated with re-tellings of gruesome stories exploring the worst of humanity.

Whilst the genre is popular amongst many age groups, it seems to particularly pique the interest of the younger generation. On YouTube, a surprising number of young women have found fame through posting true crime videos with a strange twist; the presenter performs a make-up tutorial whilst they retell the horrific story of a crime or murder.