Little Boy Blue has been one of the highest viewed TV series on ITV in recent months and tonight’s episode left viewers feeling angry and in shock.
If you haven’t managed to catch up with the entire series just yet, the drama told the story of school boy Rhys Jones who was brutally murdered by Croxeth gang member Sean Mercer in Liverpool in 2007.
Tonight’s fourth and final episode in the ITV mini-series was set in the exact court in which the real-life murder trial took place, bringing the disturbing scenes much closer to home.
Viewers took to Twitter to air their views on the behaviour of the culprits’ behaviour in court:
Getting so angry watching these arse holes on little boy blue, and seeing how they acted in the court 😒
— Jess (@Jessicapfh) May 15, 2017
Watching #LittleBoyBlue makes you think it can't be real. No human can be that happy they killed an innocent child. 💙💙
— Nicolaaaaa🦄 (@nic92x) May 15, 2017
Absolute scum of the earth if they laughed in court#littleboyblue💔
— kate crowther (@CrowtherKate) May 15, 2017
Unbelievable attitude of the guilty 😒 #littleboyblue
— Paula Dunn (@PdunnPaula) May 15, 2017
I can't believe James Yates actually said that absolutely disgusting #LittleBoyBlue
— riah (@riaha97) May 15, 2017
My god even when sentenced still scum, no remorse what shits #littleboyblue
— demelcy (@demelcy) May 15, 2017
If they behaved like that in the court room, it's disgusting, no remorse for killing a young boy! 💔 #littleboyblue
— Zee Dempsey (@zeedempsey) May 15, 2017
Don't know what's worse
The sheer contempt & lack of remorse, families included
Or the lawful defence of blatant guilt#littleboyblue
— Anthony Judge (@Ant_Judge) May 15, 2017
#littleboyblue superb acting from the lads. I absolutely hate their guts
— Trina Ogiste (@Voluptuous123) May 15, 2017
I'm in shock #littleboyblue utter scum I can't believe they were laughing! They don't deserve to see the light of day ever again!
— Robyn Leach (@RKL1981) May 15, 2017
Little bastards showed absolutely no remorse, awful that we live in a world where such evil, vile individuals exist #littleboyblue
— 🦋✨Bethany✨🦋 (@beth_mccormack) May 15, 2017