A former Chester woman has made a Channel 4 documentary about the police hunt for the terrorists behind the bombing of last year’s Boston marathon which left three dead and 264 injured.

Poppy Dixon, who now lives in New York, was the producer of Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers, aired last month, made on behalf of Raw Productions for National Geographic.

As a youngster, Poppy got her grounding in the arts as a member of the Gateway Youth Theatre when she lived with her family in Great Barrow and attended The Grange School in Northwich.

Her big break came when she co-produced documentary-movie The Imposter  which examined the case of 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay who disappeared on his way home from basketball practice in Texas in 1994.

“This time she was the producer, one up from co- producer – so she’s getting there!” said proud father Neil, who lives with Poppy’s mum Flossy in Albion Place, Chester.

They were delighted to see The Imposter  pick up a Bafta in London last year where Poppy was praised by director Bart Layton and producer Dimitri Doganis.

Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers had access to the FBI, Boston Police Department, victims of the Boston marathon bombings and those caught up in the manhunt.

The promotional blurb for the film says: “This documentary tells the inside story of five days of terror in Boston in April 2013.

“From the citizens, the police and the FBI, to the Mayor and the Governor’s office, this is the city’s story in its own words.

“Interviews and cinematic dramatisations tell moving accounts of courage alongside the gripping inside story of the biggest investigation and manhunt of recent times.”