A New Forest police inspector has become an unlikely Netflix star after a documentary he featured in climbed to the top spot of the streaming service.

Darren Ord stars in Car Crash – Who’s Lying, showcasing a complex police investigation after a fatal car crash in January 2016, involving a group of close friends from Hampshire.

Taking viewers on twists and turns throughout the police investigation, almost a year to the day after the crash, the truth emerges – changing the lives of those involved forever.

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New Forest Inspector, Darren OrdNew Forest Inspector, Darren Ord (Image: NQ) In June, the documentary became the number one film on Netflix in the UK and Ireland.

It is an unexpected success, having first been aired on BBC Three in 2018 and more recently been added to Netflix.

Insp Ord said: “I am pleased it has done well because there are important messages in the documentary around the consequences of dangerous driving, particularly with young boys together.

“The film also highlights the great work of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

“They work on really serious cases and they’re often very complex with lots of use of forensics.

“It’s often an unsung area of investigation, so it’s great to see it highlighted in this way.”

Hampshire police urged its followers on Facebook to give the show a watch.

It said: “In 2018, Inspector Ord featured in a very important and powerful documentary called ‘Car Crash – Who’s Lying?’ which has recently been added to Netflix, even climbing to the top spot.

“The one-off documentary showcases the brilliant work of our teams and officers in dealing with the aftermath of a serious incident and working tirelessly to establish the truth.

“If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a moment to watch the hour-long episode, so you too can witness the hard work, dedication and determination of our teams in getting the results they do, ensuring families achieve justice for their loved ones.”