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Pippa Gillespie

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 and Cate Gillespie and the cousin of Lisa Newbury, whose disappearance was also linked to Lee Ashworth and his wife Claire Ripley. She died on 14th April 2012. The suspected killer was Lee Ashworth, who was acquitted after Claire Ripley provided a alibi, but was later rearrested along with his wife in her and her cousin's murders after the evidence that was found proved the conspiracy. In Series 2, the Sandbrook investigation in explored once more by Hardy and Ellie Miller.

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