On 2 October 2008, 11-year-old Rhys Jones is shot dead in the street. In four parts the story is told of a murder that shocked an entire country.
On the way home from football training Rhys is shot by a 16-year-old boy. Although the perpetrator is obvious, the search for solid evidence for investigator Dave Kelly seems much more complicated than initially thought. While Rhys' parents try to find a way to deal with their loss, all of Liverpool follows Dave Kelly's attempts to bring the killer to justice.