Sean Mercer, 18, was found guilty of the murder of Rhys Jones [Merseyside Police]
Gang member Sean Mercer was 16 when he shot Rhys as he walked home from football practice back in 2007.
Now 26, and currently serving a life sentence for murder, it’s reported that Sean is ANGERED at his portrayal in the drama – which concluded on Monday – and is allegedly being pushed to sue creators over his character.
Mercer – who is in Franklin Prison in Durham – has apparently complained that the TV series is inaccurate. He allegedly said the killing was an “accident”, according to the Daily Star.
Little Boy Blue brought fans to tears [ITV/Stuart Wood]
A source said: “He [Mercer] thinks the show has made him look like the most evil man in Britain when he isn’t.
“He says one of the characters on TV doesn’t exist in real life.
“His mates inside reckon he should make the most of it and sue. Some say they know lawyers itching to take the case.”
Little Boy Blue: The series tells the true story of the murder of Rhys Jones [ITV]
Frankland Prison is dubbed as “Monster Mansion”, due to the large amount of high-profile, high-risk sex offenders and murderers held there.
Among them are Milly Dowler’s murderer Levi Bellfield, and Soham killer Ian Huntley.
Within 15 minutes of Little Boy Blue debuting, viewers were already admitting to being in tears.
Rhys Jones, 11, was shot dead in the car park of the Fir Tree pub in Croxteth, Liverpool in 2007 [Merseyside Police]
Rhys’ parents gave their full support to the series and worked closely with its writers and producers.
One admitted: “I’m in bits here #littleboyblue,” with another agreeing: “Finding this far too harrowing to watch #littleboyblue”
“10 minutes in and I can’t watch anymore #littleboyblue,” wrote a third, while a fourth posted: “5 minutes in and already one of the hardest things I’ve ever watched #littleboyblue.”