Lockdown in the UK during May 2020. Not a good time for teenagers or the young. Imagine being a sixteen year old teenager having fallen out with her mother, suffering from anxiety and self harm, with a difficult background staying in a one bedroom flat with your auntie and uncle who do not approve of your life style. Add into this mix a 30 year old male (Uncle Shane) who acts inappropriately and claims he has forgotten what he has done from one day to the next.
It is difficult to argue against a mother's claim of 'pure evil' when describing the actions of Shane Mays. Shane Mays IQ was defined as 'feeble-minded', some testing (Levine & Marks) defined him as a moron. Shane Mays defence team seemed to want to use this as an excuse for his behaviour. It was the wrong time at the wrong place for Louise Smith as she was experiencing her difficult teenage years.