Yorkshire women who were victims of sexual and domestic abuse to feature in true crime documentary with Loose Women's Denise Welch

Two women from Yorkshire will feature in a documentary about horrific crimes and how they impacted victims.

Domestic abuse survivor Bethany Marchant speaks to Denise Welch for her new docuseries, Survivors with Denise Welch

Rotherham child sexual abuse survivor Sammy Woodhouse is among several victims who are featured in the documentary, Survivors with Denise Welch.

The 35-year-old meets with the former actor and Loose Women presenter to talk about how the abuse she suffered at the hands of Arshid Hussain felt at the time, and how it has continued to impact her.

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Ms Woodhouse is a notable activist and campaigner for more legal support and rights for victims of child sexual abuse, and has previously spoken out on how her rapist was told he had rights to go to the family court seeking access to her child.

Domestic abuse survivor Bethany Marchant

She is featured in the series along with Leeds woman Bethany Marchant, who was subjected to a horrific campaign of domestic violence and abuse from her former partner, Stefan Carr.

Carr was jailed for more than 11 years in September 2019, after Leeds Crown Court heard how his violence and assaults were recorded by CCTV cameras he had installed around their Castleford home.

Ms Marchant was 24 at the time of the violence and is now an active supporter of Clare's Law – the right for women and men at risk of domestic abuse to enquire whether their partner has a record of violent behaviour or sexual offences.

Exploring both women's cases - along with several other victims of crime from other parts of the country - Denise Welch discovers how they found the inner strength to survive and bring their abusers to justice, confronting the perpetrators in court.

Sammy Woodhouse

Every episode features interviews with friends and family of the survivors, and a criminal barrister's expert commentary, to provide a full 360-degree perspective on the atrocious attack suffered by each person.

Denise Welch said: "Throughout the series, there are significant stories to tell, as often forgotten victims can get across the painful and lasting effects of the awful crimes they were subjected to. I'm really proud to be part of this series and can't wait for it to land on viewers' screens."

The series' first episode airs on Monday, April 19, on the channel Crime + Investigation and Ms Woodhouse and Ms Marchant's stories will be covered in the second and third episodes on April 26 and May 3 respectively.

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Child sexual abuse survivor Sammy Woodhouse speaks to Denise Welch for her new docuseries, Survivors with Denise Welch