Real-life victim watched The Secrets She Keeps unaware it was based on her kidnapping

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The lady who was kidnapped as a child in Nottingham says she sat down to observe BBC One’s The Secrets She Keeps unaware it was based on her.

Abbie Humphries (previously Sundgren) was stolen at beginning from the Queen’s Medical Centre in 1994 and was lacking for 17 days earlier than she was reunited with mom, Karen. The kidnapper was a 22-year-old dental nurse Julie Kelley, who faked the being pregnant and beginning, and was identified with a severe persona dysfunction.

Abbie stated she had sat down to observe The Secrets She Keeps earlier than turning into conscious that it was about her personal true story. She advised the Mail on Sunday: “As I’m certain you possibly can think about, this does deliver up a number of feelings for my household.”

Abbie beforehand revealed to the Nottingham Submit: “My dad and mom advised me all about it as I grew up, however not multi functional go. It got here out in bits and items, a part of the household dialog actually.”

The Secrets She Keeps is based on a novel by Michael Robotham, an Australian author who was working as a journalist in London in 1994 when child Abbie Humphries was stolen in Nottinghamshire. He relocated it to Sydney and turned Abbie’s story right into a psychodrama a few downtrodden store employee who envies the lifetime of an exquisite middle-class mom, however the foundation of the story is Abbie’s kidnapping.

Abbie continued: “We had moved to New Zealand once I realised how massive it all was. We have been unpacking all of the packing containers and I noticed the press cuttings. That’s once I realised what an enormous deal it was. However it didn’t fire up any feelings of horror or something. To be trustworthy, I assumed it was slightly cool.”

She added: “I discovered how onerous the police labored on the lookout for me — maybe that’s why I’ve been interested by becoming a member of up. Possibly I’ll find yourself as a detective.”

Abbie’s mum Karen defined how she felt when she was reunited with Abbie: “I knew instantly that she was mine. She had misplaced a number of weight however you couldn’t miss that shock of blonde hair she had been born with. However it was greater than that: I simply knew this was my child.”

Abbie’s mum Karen defined how she felt when she was reunited with Abbie: “I knew instantly that she was mine. She had misplaced a number of weight however you couldn’t miss that shock of blonde hair she had been born with. However it was greater than that: I simply knew this was my child.”

The ultimate episode of The Secrets She Keeps screens on BBC One on Tuesday, 21st July. The full sequence can also be obtainable on iPlayer. When you’re on the lookout for extra to observe, try our TV information.

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