UK True Crimeactive
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UK True Crime
The weekly UK True Crime Podcast is the home of UK true crime. We examine lesser known UK cases in depth, talk to true crime authors, review products/shows and interview other experts in the field of UK True Crime to offer you the very best insight and analysis.
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United Kingdom
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London, England
Premiere Date |
2016-11-25
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Perception and reality. What we portray to the world bears very little resemblance to who we are and how we live our lives. This was the case for 52 year old Jonathan Palmer who on the outside appeared unremarkable in every way. Yet when his secret life was discovered on 22 December 2009, everything changed. Have you enjoyed the podcast and want more? Listen to 16 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join over 1100 others on our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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Lyme Regis in Dorset is a stunning coastal town. In March 1993 a school from Plymouth arrived and on day one, their first activity was a canoe trip across Lyme Bay to Charmouth. Very quickly, the fun turned to absolute horror and in this episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast we look at just what happened on that terrible day. Have you enjoyed the podcast and want more? Listen to 16 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime     Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join over 1100 others on our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430     www.uktruecrime.com
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It was 2000.  Jane Andrews had met the man of her dreams and was looking forward to getting married and living happily ever after.  But her partner wasn't as keen to commit, and following a terrible discovery events took a shocking turn.
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It was 2009\. The jeweller Graffs caters for the super-wealthy and is no stranger to robberies. But when two armed men robbed the store in 2009 it was particularly violent and during their escape a bystander was lucky to escape with his life after being shot three times. This week on the UK True Crime Weekly Story, we tell the story of the robbery and the police investigation that followed. Have you enjoyed the podcast and want more? Listen to 15 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime    Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join over 1100 others on our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430    www.uktruecrime.com
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Accrington, Lancashire 2006\. A 45 man fell madly in love with a 21 year old woman but there was just one major issue: she was already married to her cousin in Pakistan. In this episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast we examine the shocking steps the couple took to attempt to remove the problem.   Have you enjoyed the podcast and want more? Listen to 15 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime   Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join over 1100 others on our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430   www.uktruecrime.com
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It was October 2003 that the body was found, 13 miles north west of Norwich in the county of Norfolk. When people realised the identity of the dead man, based on his own crimes there was little sympathy in the community and little help for the police. And then, they got the breakthrough leading them to a violent psychopath who had already murdered once… Have you enjoyed the podcast and want more? Listen to 15 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime  Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join over 1100 others on our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430  www.uktruecrime.com
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This week's episode look at the story of Chris Huhne.  A minister in the David Cameron coalition government destroyed by his arrogance, lies and the revenge of his scorned wife. Have you enjoyed the podcast and want more? Listen to 14 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join over 1100 others on our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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Drugs, guns, wannabe gangsters. A depressing combination seen all over the UK but in this episode we concentrate on one story from Southend in 2001, with devastating consequences for so many people. And still it goes on…. Support our sponsor:   enconmist.com/uktruecrime   Have you enjoyed the podcast and want more? Listen to 14 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime     Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join over 1100 others on our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430      www.uktruecrime.com
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Northern Ireland, 1991\.   Despite the political conflict, people still got on with living their daily lives.  Margaret Perry, at 26, had everything to live for when she was murdered: an innocent victim of a wider struggle.  This episode look at the life and death of Margaret Perry.
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Liverpool, 2004\. Brian 'brains' Blackwell was taking A'levels this year before heading to university to study medicine. But Brian, a good club tennis player, had developed a fantasy world around his tennis ability to impress his girlfriend. When his parents stopped a trip to New York, everything changed, with shocking consequences. Support our sponsor:   enconmist.com/uktruecrime  Have you enjoyed the podcast and want more? Listen to 14 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime    Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join over 900 others on our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430    www.uktruecrime.com
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Nottinghamshire, England October 1983\. Colette Aram was a 16 year old trainee hairdresser when she made the 10 minute walk to see her boyfriend one Sunday night. But she never arrived. In this episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast we examine what happened to Colette and the brave fight for justice fought by her family. Suport our sponsor:   enconmist.com/uktruecrime Have you enjoyed the podcast and want more? Listen to 14 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime   Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join over 900 others on our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430   www.uktruecrime.com
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Liverpool, July 2010\. When a retired 65year old man meets someone 38 years younger than him they start a passionate love affair. But with different expectations from the relationship, their affair concludes in a shocking manner. Have you enjoyed the podcast and want more? Listen to 13 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime   Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join over 900 others on our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430   www.uktruecrime.com
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Dover is known to many for the white cliffs and busy port.  In 2013 it was the scene of a brutal murder of a vulnerable 30 year old man.  Just who would want to kill Michael Kerr?
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When a pub landlord goes missing in October 2002 his wife, family and the police are worried as this is so out of character. The investigation that follows leads detectives across the European sex industry and to two of the most notorious gangsters ever to set foot in Scotland. Have you enjoyed the podcast and want more? Listen to 13 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime   Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join over 900 others on our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430   www.uktruecrime.com
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Today our story is from Cumbria in 2012\. When one person wants more from a friendship events take a sinister turn with tragic results. Enjoy the podcast and want more? Listen to 12 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime   Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join over 900 others on our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430  www.uktruecrime.com
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A talented MMA fighter died of a drugs overdose in 2012.  His family were, as you can imagine, distraught.  But his dad knew exactly who he blamed for the death of his treasured son, and he planned to exact his revenge, with terrible results.... Enjoy the podcast and want more? Listen to 12 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime   Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join over 900 others on our friendly facebook group today:  https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430   www.uktruecrime.com
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Darlington, north-east England.  It was a strange, unnecessary and unremarkable murder when 40 year old Alan Taylor strangled his friend after an early morning drinking session.  But the reasons for the killing included an opportunity to gain revenge for a grisly murder, 8 years earlier, when a man killed and ate part of his girlfriend.  Her limbs and head have never been found. In this episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast we tell the story and look at the appalling repercussions from the 1998 murder which are still being felt today.  Enjoy the podcast and want more? Listen to 12 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime  Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join over 900 others on our friendly facebook group today:  https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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He was a member of mensa, a computer programmer and always polite and courteous.  But Alan Hopkinson had always had an unhealthy interest in young girls.  In this episode of the UK True Crime Podcast, we examine his life and what happened to those who were unfortunate enough to cross his path. Enjoy the podcast and want more? Listen to 12 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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We head to Cornwall in 2004 to experience a strange murder involving witchcraft, money, sex, abuse greed in a small sailing community.  Is everything quite as it seems? Enjoy the podcast and want more? Listen to 12 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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In his 50's, MS jumpers, genial bloke. All sounds very innocent but from 1995 - 1998 across Central England this man was causing terror to the large number of building societies he held up at gunpoint. In this episode of the UK True Crime Podcast we find out who committed these crimes. And why. Enjoy the podcast and want more? For just £3 per month listen to nine bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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A violent sexual predator with a sexual fetish for surgical procedures doesn't sound good and it wasn't. Not good at all. In this episode from London we head back to1993 to explore the appalling actions of a man from your very worst nightmares. Enjoy the podcast and want more? For just £3 per month listen to nine bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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Newcastle, October 2012\. Peter McMahon was besotted by his lover 25 years his junior, but his friends were concerned that it was his money that really interested Sharon. In this episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast we look at their passionate, volatile relationship and follow it to a terrible conclusion. Enjoy the podcast and want more? For just £3 per month listen to nine bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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Hyde Park, London. July 1982\. The horror of the IRA bombs that left 11 people dead and many more injured. But as we discover 30 years later, many of those injured in the attacks never recovered, with tragic consequences. Enjoy the podcast and want more? For just £3 per month listen to nine bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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A sleepy Warwickshire village near Nuneaton in 1994.  Carol Wardell and her husband Gordon lived a quiet life in a sleepy village where nothing much happened.  Then one day there was a robbery and a murder, which people still talk about today.  Was this related to Carol's job as a Manager at a Building Society, or were there other motives at play? Enjoy the podcast and want more? For just £3 per month listen to nine bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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August 2008, Shropshire. Chris Foster has it all - a beautiful wife and daughter, successful business and living in an amazing mansion with dogs and horses. But was everything as it seemed? Enjoy the podcast and want more? For just £3 per month listen to nine bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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May 1997 in Hammersmith, West London. A 12 year old girl from Macedonia is brutally murdered in her own home. Who killed her and why? Six years on from the terrible crime, it appears that the answer could lie with the polish police. Enjoy the podcast and want more? For just £3 per month listen to nine bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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It was approaching Christmas 2014\. Just an ordinary day for a family of four in Falkirk, but one mans secret cocaine habit, growing debts and addiction to sex line and escorts lead to a night of utter terror. Enjoy the podcast and want more? For just £3 per month listen to nine bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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This week we head to Northern Ireland in the run up to Christmas 2003. A retired librarian walks to church, but walking home disappears seemingly without trace. Just what happened? Enjoy the podcast and want more? For just £3 per month listen to nine bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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Hastings is a quiet seaside town on the south coast of England. In 1998 the town was rocked by two murders just eight days apart. Ten years later, the murders remained unsolved, but then detectives received information from a most unlikely source that changed everything. Enjoy the podcast and want more? For just £3 per month listen to nine bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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We fast forward five years to October 1994 from the last episode. David Morley has moved from the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho to another bar in Earls Court. In late October, he goes for a night out with a friend near Waterloo station, unaware that a gang from South London are out that night, looking for a different sort of fun. And when David realises what is happening, it is too late.... Enjoy the podcast and want more? For just £3 per month listen to nine bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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Soho, April 1999. David Morley was working behind the bar at the Admiral Duncan pub when it was targeted by a bomb attack which left three innocent people dead. In this first episode of two, the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast follows the life of David Morley from 1999 as he is twice in the wrong place at the wrong time. With shocking results. Enjoy the podcast and want more? For just £3 per month listen to nine bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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In Brighton in 2003 a dangerous sexual fantasy becomes a chilling, shocking reality with terrible consequences **Listeners should be aware that this episode contains sexual content** Enjoy the podcast and want more? For just £3 per month listen to nine bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at www.patreon.com/uktruecrime Want to talk about the show or any other aspect of UK True Crime? Join our friendly facebook group today: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com
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Just how well can we ever know someone? At the turn of the century a man in Louisiana met a woman from Coventry online. Love blossomed, he moved to England but then it became more complicated. In February 2010 as the pressure rose, events reached a violent conclusion. Access bonus episodes at: www.patreon.com/UkTrueCrime Join our Facebook Group to discuss this episode: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430
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Scotland, July 2011. A fire at a flat claims the lives of three members of the same family and police find out the blaze was started deliberately. Just who would be capable of murdering innocent children and why? This episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast explores the lives of two of the players in the drugs business of a Scottish town along with the associated feuds and violence. Www.patreon.com/Uk True Crime Www.uktruecrime.com https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430
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April 2006 in Essex. A nurse takes a short break from her work in the grounds of her hospital not knowing the danger lurking nearby. Why would she? In our everyday routine we don't ever expect to come face to face with evil.... www.uktruecrime.com https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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In the winter of 2003 a gang of armed robbers terrorised communities in Southern England and South Wales, striking on an almost daily basis. They were happy to use sickening levels of violence and even happy to threaten young children. Police knew they had to be stopped before someone was killed, but there was no sign of their luck running out.... www.uktruecrime.com https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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In the summer of 2001 , northern cities in the UK experienced terrifying riots. In this episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast, we examine the events in the town of Oldham. What caused the riot and what were the repercussions?
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It was July 1972 and Leeds United had just beaten Arsenal in the FA Cup final. Near Tamworth, a young girl went for a ride on her bike one summers evening never to return. Who was responsible for her disappearance: a local soldier who had experienced vivid dreams about the girl? Or could it even have been the Peter Sutcliffe, TheYorkshire Ripper? This week's episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast examines this case in detail. www.uktruecrime.com https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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In 2009 the UK was rocked by the MP’s expenses scandal. Every day we heard unbelievable stories of our politicians stealing from the taxpayers they were elected to serve and this has had a long-lasting effect on how politicians are perceived. One peer who was also leader of Essex County Council, Lord Hanningfield, was at the centre of the scandal. In this week’s episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast we look in detail at his story. www.uktruecrime.com https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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From the sunshine of Antigua to the windswept south coast of the Isle of Wight, this week we examine a drug smuggling plot involving love, greed and adventure. In this episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast we look at how a plan to smuggle cocaine was hatched and the outcomes for all the key players involved. www.uktruecrime.com https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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Newcastle, 2008. Two Chinese graduates from Newcastle University are brutally murdered in their home and even their cat is drowned in the sink. This episode of the Uk True Crime Weekly Podcast asks who could be responsible for such brutality? And why? www.uktruecrime.com https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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A couple are brutally murdered in a sleepy village on the Lincolnshire coast. The police investigation reveals that a close relative of the murdered couple was a responsible for killing an innocent man in Nottingham a year before. Could the two incidents be related? In this week's shocking episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast we see the bloody consequences of revenge. www.uktruecrime.com https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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1984. A violent masked, armed rapist is on the loose in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Known as 'The Fox' as he builds lairs at empty homes, waiting for their occupiers to return home. Could another attack in Yorkshire be the same man and could it lead to his capture? www.uktruecrime.com https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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Hoxton, East London. In 2004 a minor slight to a gang member resulted in terrible revenge. But was justice served for anyone involved? www.uktruecrime.com https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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Part two of the incredible story of Robert Mone Junior concludes this week in a story of brutal violence beyond any fiction. www.uktruecrime.com www.patreon/uktruecrime
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Part 1/2. Dundee, Scotland. 1967. A man with a chaotic home life joins the army to add structure to his life. Instead, Robert Mone's experience of the forces is an unhappy one and when he goes AWOL, a series of events leads to an act of unimaginable horror. www.uktruecrime.com www.patreon.com/uktruecrime https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430
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Hull, England. August 1988. A knock on the door of the family home after midnight leads to tragedy for a young family. Over the next 20 years, the police investigation heads to some very dark places including devil worship and the occult. www.uktruecrime.com www.patreon.com/uktruecrime https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430
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This week we head to the stunning Pembrokeshire coast in West Wales. Two people murdered on a coastal path, a botched robbery leaving two others dead and a string of robberies and sexual assaults. But for 20 years although police suspected who was responsible, they weren't able to bring that man to justice. Would breakthroughs in forensic science provide the breakthrough needed? www.uktruecrime.com https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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In this episode of the UK True Crime Podcast we head to County Durham in the North East of England. When Neville Husband died at the age of 72 he appeared to be quite unremarkable in every way. But in his life, Husband, 'The Monster of Medomsley' had a huge effect on countless young lives - ruining many and his actions resulted in at least three suicides. In this shocking and disturbing episode, we look at the life and crimes of Neville Husband. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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Today we are in Coleraine, Northern Ireland for this episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast. In 1991 Dentist Colin Howells was a respected businessman who played a major role in his church and wider community. But then he met Sunday School Teacher Hazel Buchanan and everything changed.... https://m.facebook.com/groups/1479468325433430 www.uktruecrime.com www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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In the episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast we head back to October 1983, when Culture Club topped the UK charts and Neil Kinnock had just been elected leader of the Labour Party. A family wedding should have been a joyous affair. But then the intruder arrived at the house.... www.uktruecrime.com www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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Who Killed Janet Murgatroyd? Episode 33 0:0033:20 Share on Facebook twitter Google+ In this episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast we head to Lancashire in 1996. Across England, hosting EURO96 meant that football fever was in the air. After watching the England Vs Scotland game with friends, Janet was brutally murdered. Who killed her? www.uktruecrime.com www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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Today we look at events surrounding an undertaker and his wife in rural Herefordshire. John and Alethea Taylor were a well-known, sociable couple at the centre of events in their local community, with a wide circle of friends and interests. Then one day in January 2012, Alethea disappeared. In this episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast we see that as the police investigation began, it soon became clear that under the surface not everything was quite as it had seemed.... www.uktruecrime.com www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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Today, we head to beautiful Yorkshire on 29 January 2013. It was a stunning winters day with snow on the ground and the local children had spent the day sledging and playing in the snow. As night fell, there was a calm around the town. In this episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast we examine what happened to one young family that evening. All was well and the children were sleeping when there was a knock on the door which would change all of their lives forever. www.uktruecrime.com www.patreon.com.uktruecrime
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As the UK summer hots up, for many people weekends are spent at music festivals enjoying the bands and relaxed vibe with friends. In this episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast, we look at the events at a smaller Essex festival, Brownstock. Two men arrived at the event with their friends to have fun but both were dead by the end of the festival. Why? www.uktruecrime.com @uktruecrime www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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In this episode of the UK Weekly True Crime Podcast we head to Aberdeen, Scotland in February 2005. Susan Third was a 21 year old young mum who lived in Scotland. Today we look at her story. www,uktruecrime.com www.patreon.com/uktruecrime @uktruecrime
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It was a normal October Monday morning on a Business Park in Pontypool, South Wales. But the events of this day were to be anything but normal as the financial pressures felt by one man resulted in violence. And murder. www,uktruecrime.com @uktruecrime www.patreon.com/uktruecrime
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It was July 1980 and the Olympic Games were beginning in Moscow. In Brentwood, Essex it was an uneventful Thursday evening for a recently married young couple until a horrifying sequence of events resulted in their brutal deaths. In this episode of the weekly UK True Crime podcast we examine the events leading up to their murder.
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Today, we head to North Wales in the mid 1990's where three dead men are found in quick succession. Is there a link? Is there a killer, or killers, murdering gay men in the area? In this episode of the weekly UK True Crime Podcast we go back to 1995 to look back at four months of terror.
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Cornwall is one of the most beautiful counties of England, popular for tourism with beautiful beaches and a warm climate. In this episode of the UK True Crime podcast we look at the events of Bonfire Night, 2003, when a brutal double murder shocked the community.
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This episode begins with the killing of three suspected IRA terrorists in Gibraltar in 1988 by the SAS. Feelings ran high in Northern Ireland as the bodies were returned home and 14 days later another six people were dead in related events. In this episode we examine details of the harrowing events, look closely at the backgrounds of the people involved, and reflect on the lasting legacy of those 14 days of terror.
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Manchester is the second largest City in England. In July 2007 Beverley Samuels lived on the outskirts of family with her children Kesha and Fred. We look at what happened when her on-off boyfriend, Pierre Williams, didn't get exactly what he wanted.
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Today, we are in Essex and East London. A commuter is shot at a railway station when he attempts to foil an armed robbery. The investigation leads to a high-profile crime author who had turned his back on a life of crime. Were he and his brother guilty of a series of robberies culminating in the shooting?
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"Mrs Wilks....Mrs Wilks". It was June 1988 and the Police Operator could not understand why the pregnant lady who had called for help after breaking down on the M50 motorway was not answering. Tragically, nobody would speak with 22 year old Marie Wilks again....On this edition of the UK True Crime Podcast we look at just what happened to Marie Wilks. Any why.....
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Today we head to Newport, South Wales. In early 2011 a young, happy couple are excited at the prospect of their new baby, due to be born two weeks – on the 18th birthday of the father, Ryan. Then one night changed all of their futures forever…. References Nikitta: A Mother’s Story. Marcia Grender https://www.cps.gov.uk http://www.walesonline.co.uk http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk http://www.dailymail.co.uk http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk
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In this weeks episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast, we look at a series of events culminating in a desperate woman threatening to jump from the cliff edge at Beachy Head, a notorious suicide spot. References: https://www.justiceforwomen.org.uk http://mensrights.com.au http://www.intmensorg.info/dv7.htm https://www.theguardian.com http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news http://www.bbc.co.uk http://www.dailymail.co.uk Cliffs of Despair: A Journey to Suicide's Edge – Tom Hunt
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We head to Portsmouth, on the south coast, to examine the murder of Linda Cook in December 1986. Tracking a pair of shoes worn by the killer looks like it could be the key to solving the crime, leading to it being dubbed the 'cinderella murder'. With a spate of sex attacks in the area, and now a brutal murder, police are under pressure to make a quick arrest. Suspicion falls on an 18 year old sailor from the Royal Navy, Michael Shirley. References: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com https://matthewhamlenisinnocent.wordpress.com/tag/neil-humber http://www.portsmouth.co.uk http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk http://www.gazettelive.co.uk http://www.birminghammail.co.uk http://news.bbc.co.uk http://www.independent.co.uk
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This week we return to Scotland to examine a deadly case of deception that spiralled wildly out of control directly leading to two suicides. In this tragic case, we look at how the deception began and why it continued as well as the terrible repercussions suffered by the families of all involved. References http://www.scotland-judiciary.org.uk/8/1497/HMA-v-Linsey-Cotton http://rawnewsnow.com http://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk http://www.heraldscotland.com http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-34474467 https://www.davidicke.com http://www.telegraph.co.uk http://www.dailymail.co.uk
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This episode of the weekly UK True Crime Podcast takes us to Bristol, July 1985. A local shopkeeper is brutally murdered and the suspect is an unknown man claiming to be from the gas board. The television programme Crimewatch UK features the reconstruction and following the show, the story shifts to Portsmouth on the south coast where events unfold.. Credit for the research and content to Paul at: truecrimeenthusiast.wordpress.com
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Belfast, Northern Ireland. A small group of friends go for a drink on a bar on a Sunday evening where an argument leads to violence which spirals out of control, leading to a sequence of events still being felt today. In this episode of the weekly UK True Crime podcast we look at loyalty, tradition and having the courage (or not) to do what is the right thing, whatever the consequences. References: http://sluggerotoole.com/ http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk http://www.irishtimes.com/ http://www.sundayworld.com/ http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/ http://www.irishexaminer.com/ http://www.irishtimes.com/ https://www.bostonglobe.com/ https://www.theguardian.com/uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/news
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Integrity is important in every profession, but in the police service it is absolutely vital. In this case, we examine the case of PC Mesut Karakas, a Police Officer working for the Metropolitan Police. Mesut's relationship with integrity was tenuous at best and in this episode of the weekly UK True Crime podcast we examine his career and the choices he made.
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This week we are back in London.  The money around casinos has always been a draw to criminals and today we look at how a 'honeytrap' gang identified and targeted a professional poker player in Mayfair, with tragic results.    
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This week we are examine a case spanning five UK police forces over 15 years.  This case involves police incompetence, astonishingly inept decisions from the prison service, bizarre inquest verdicts, armed robbery, rape, a drowning, murder and conspiracy theories.  What is there not to like?  In this edition of the weekly UK True Crime Podcast we look at a deeply disturbing case where a series of unsolved crimes allow the sadistic perpetrator to grow in confidence, resulting in increasingly violent attacks and murder.  Listen now and let us know your thoughts via our social channels.   References: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/mapping-murder http://www.independent.ie/ http://www.nickdavies.net/1999/09/17/getting-away-with-serial-rape-the-story-of-clive-barwell/ http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/ www.bbc.co.uk www.guardian.co.uk https://www.thefreelibrary.com
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Today we head north of the border to Scotland.  This episode of the weekly UK True Crime Podcast examines a feud between two Glasgow families over a number of years which have left one man dead and several others injured - so far.  We look at the reasons for the escalation of tensions and review the difficulties faced by the Police in dealing with situations where members of a tight-knit community are unwilling to give evidence.     References http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk http://www.milngavieherald.co.uk https://stv.tv https://www.thesun.co.uk https://en-gb.facebook.com https://twitter.com
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In September 2009 Christopher Hartley was shot at point-blank range at a layby in South Yorkshire - well known for public sex - in what appeared to be a drug deal that had gone wrong. The reality was much more complex involving love, betrayal, loyalty and greed. We see how cell site analysis helped solve this case and examine in detail how committing murder affected the mind of the killer, including the rather odd way he expressed his introspection about events on social media.  Macbeth it isn't....
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We head to Prestatyn, on the north coast of Wales, for this edition of the weekly UK True Crime Podcast.  We examine the events of 2012 leading to the deaths of five people - including three young children - in an horrendous arson attack.  The culprit was Melanie Smith, their neightbour in the flat downstairs. We look at the troubled history of Melanie Smith and the events that shaped her life leading to her horrendous crime. We also assess the devastation caused to so many people by her actions.    
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Today we head to Wales and examine a frenzied murder which took place on Valentines Day 1988.  Lynette White was only 20 when she was stabbed to death in a flat above a bookmakers in the Cardiff Bay area of the City.  In this episode of the weekly UK True Crime Podcast we examine events leading up to the murder and how three men, 'The Cardiff Three' were wrongly imprisoned for the crime. We probe how advances in DNA technology allowed police to finally catch Lynette's killer fifteen years later and the devastating effect this had on Lynette's family and others involved in the original investigation. Finally, we look at how detectives involved in the original investigation into Lynette's death found themselves on trial for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice before the trial sensationally collapsed. References Audio Lynette White: Prostitute was 'a tragic figure'". BBC News. 2 December 2011. Radio interview with Tim Rogers by BBC Radio Wales Bibliography Sekar, Satish (1997). Fitted In: The Cardiff 3 and the Lynette White Inquiry. London: The Fitted In Project. ISBN 978-0-952-73250-1. Sekar, Satish (2012). The Cardiff Five: Innocent Beyond Any Doubt. Hook: Waterside Press. ISBN 978-1-904-38076-4. Williams, John (1994). Bloody Valentine: A Killing in Cardiff. London: HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-006-37968-3. Websites http://thejusticegap.com www.walesonline.co.uk http://www.independent.co.uk/
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A brutal murder in 1982 lay unsolved until early 2016. In this episode of the weekly UK True Crime Podcast we examine the rape and murder of 17 year old Yiannoulla Yianni in Hampstead, North London. We look at the police investigation and examine the devastating impact the murder had on Yiannoulla's family. Her killer, James Warnock was arrested for another crime 34 years later and DNA evidence was vital in securing his conviction. We look at the remarkable events surrounding his arrest and how by pleading not guilty he inflicted further anguish on Yiannoulla's family by forcing them to re-live the horrendous events in 1982.
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To many of us who had dreams of being a professional sportsperson, we are fascinated when those people who our living our dreams, and appear to have it all, spectacularly get it wrong and become involved in serious crime. In this episode of the weekly UK True Crime Podcast we take a detailed look at the England Cricketer, Chris Lewis, who along with ex-basketball played Chad Kirnon, in 2009 was sentenced to 13 years in prison for smuggling cocaine from the Caribbean to London. We examine the decisions taken by Lewis and ask whether this was just a one-off crime and whether Lewis should profit from his experiences.
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In 1993, Colin Hatch was responsible for a sickening murder which shocked and disgusted the entire nation.  In this episode of the weekly UK True Crime Podcast we explore the circumstances leading up to this murder, including the refusal of authorities to accept the recommendation that Hatch should be sent to Broadmoor to stop him killing - as he was not dangerous enough.  We then look at Hatch's own murder in prison, at the hands of a convicted Armed Robber who had already attempted to murder the Soham Killer, Ian Huntley. We look at all the families affected by these three crimes and the differing emotions generated.
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David Edwards suffered horrendous domestic abuse and was eventually murdered by his wife, Sharon.  In this episode of the weekly UK True Crime Podcast, we examine how the life of a well-respected Solicitor spiralled out of control, eventually leading to his violent death just two months after his marriage in Las Vegas.
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This week we examine the chilling case of Michael Danaher, who tortured and brutally murdered art/book dealer Adrian Greenwood in April 2016, before posing for a selfie revealing his blood-soaked beard immediately after the attack.  We look at his motivation to kill and how Danaher clinically plotted future crimes by compiling an excel spreadsheet detailing a list of potential celebrity victims.
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At 35 Benjamin Wilson appeared to have it all.  A financial trading maestro he was the local boy made good, living in a £4 million mansion in Sandbanks and able to spend most of his time on the golf course. However, this was all a facade.  His world came crashing down when it became clear that he was in fact running a classic ponzi fraud.  Although on a much lesser scale than Stanford and Madoff, this financial crime caused devastation in his local community as some victims of the crime lost everything they had worked for all their lives. Now serving time in prison, this podcast tells the story of Benjamin Wilson.
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In this edition of the UK True Crime Podcast we take a detailed look at the disturbing murder of Katie Wynter on Boxing Day 2011.  Katie was only 19 years old. Teenager Katie had been deceived by the her boyfriend, Tony Bushby,  through an elaborate Facebook socal media campaign to increase his credibibility In this edition of the UKTrueCrime podcast we examine how Tony Bushby deceived Katie and how he eventually stabbed her to death.
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