Pippa Gillespie was a 12-year old girl from Sandbrook, whose disappearance was investigated by Alec Hardy before his time in Broadchurch. She was the daughter of Ricky Gillespie and the cousin of Lisa Newbury, whose disappearance was also linked to Ashworth. The suspected killer was Lee Ashworth, who was acquitted. In Series 2, the Sandbrook investigation in explored once more by Hardy and Ellie Miller.