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A true crime podcast covering listener-suggested British murder cases and featuring interviews with high-profile guests in the true crime industry. Do you have a case suggestion? Please send it to contact@britishmurders.com or fill out a Contact Form at britishmurders.com.
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On the morning of October 9, 2006, the fire service was called to a property at Barnagh Park in Donaghadee, where 77-year-old widow Matilda "Tilly" Campbell lived. Tilly was pronounced dead at the scene, but none of her injuries appeared to be fire-related. She had been murdered by a burglar whose face was all too familiar. Join my Patreon communit…
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I welcome my friend and fellow podcaster Kacey to the show in this interview episode. Kacey is the creator and host of the award-nominated podcast 'The Cult Vault', and since the show's launch in May 2020, she has put a great deal of work into bringing the acts of cults and high-control groups to the masses. The podcast originally only featured dee…
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In the early hours of January 1, 1999, 44-year-old Linda Anderson was subjected to a brutal assault in an Edinburgh tenement block which led to her subsequent death the following day. Two trials followed, with the same perpetrator being found guilty of murder twice, despite his first conviction being quashed. Join my Patreon community at patreon.co…
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On April 30, 1989, a 22-year-old man left his parent's home with his dad's double-barrelled shotgun and headed to a quiet part of Monkseaton in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. Over the next twenty minutes, he walked the streets opening fire on almost everyone he came across, killing 41-year-old Kenneth Mackintosh and injuring seventeen others in the pr…
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I welcome Colin "The Real Manhunter" Sutton to the show in this interview episode. Colin spent the last nine years of his three-decade-long police career as a Senior Investigating Officer for the Met Police’s Murder Squad. During that time, he and his team caught serial murderer Levi Bellfield and serial rapist Delroy Grant. British TV drama 'Manhu…
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74-year-old Linda Maggs was in bed when her 70-year-old husband entered the room on the morning of February 6, 2021, holding a knife in his hand. With an acrimonious divorce about to finalise, Linda was stabbed to death by her husband, who then proceeded to phone the police and confess to what he'd just done. Join my Patreon community at patreon.co…
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I welcome podcaster Wendy Cee to the show in this interview episode. In December 2007, Graham Birchwood orchestrated the murder of his wife, Sharon - Wendy's beloved aunt - by hiring a hitman named Paul Cryne. In this episode, Wendy reflects on her cherished memories of Sharon, delves into the gripping details of the murder investigation, and discu…
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74-year-old Anne James had just returned from a quick shopping trip and was making soup at her home when a familiar face turned up at her door. Letting the man inside, Anne had no idea that within just a few minutes, her life would be taken away at his hands. Join my Patreon community at patreon.com/britishmurders for exclusive perks, including ear…
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35-year-old Claudia Lawrence last spoke to her mum on her mobile phone at around half 8 in the evening of March 18, 2009, shortly after phoning her dad. The following morning, she didn't turn up for her shift at the University of York and failed to meet her friend at the Nags Head pub that evening as planned. She has not been seen or heard from sin…
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23-year-old Megan Newborough was captured on her family's Ring Video Doorbell getting into her car at 7.32 pm on Friday, August 6, 2021. Within an hour of that haunting footage, Megan was murdered by the very person she'd gone to meet. Join my Patreon community at patreon.com/britishmurders for exclusive perks, including early access to ad-free epi…
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When Filipino native Arminda Ventura met a British man holidaying in her home country one summer, they immediately hit it off and soon got married. After emigrating to the UK and moving into the man's North Wales bungalow, Arminda quickly realised that her new husband wasn't the kind man she believed him to be. Join my Patreon community at patreon.…
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I welcome investigative historian, author and journalist Tony McMahon to the show in this interview episode. With a background as a print, TV and online reporter and producer, Tony approaches history from an investigative angle. He looks into the past to uncover the truth about seemingly unsolvable mysteries. His job is to distinguish fact from fic…
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When 29-year-old librarian Susan Min bumped into her ex-boyfriend around a year after they split up, she invited him to her house for a catch-up. She had no idea that doing so would lead to her death at the hands of her former lover. Join my Patreon community at patreon.com/britishmurders for exclusive perks, including early access to ad-free episo…
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I welcome freelance writer and author Chris Wood to the show in this interview episode. As a student of criminology and psychology, Chris writes about true crime and non-fiction. He also writes regularly for the UK True Crime Podcast and enjoys delving into and researching all areas of morbidity. His interest in the genre was forged through avidly …
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When 33-year-old nurse Cheryl Moss popped outside for a smoke break during one of her shifts, she had no idea that a teenager with murderous intentions was lurking in the grounds outside the hospital. What followed was a devastating and frenzied attack that resulted in Cheryl losing her life. Join my Patreon community at patreon.com/britishmurders …
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When 30-year-old Lyndsey Vaux was rushed to hospital on the morning of May 22, 2016, she sadly died just an hour later. As the investigation into her death unfolded, detectives soon realised that Lyndsey had been subjected to years of severe abuse by a mother and daughter duo who had previously done the same to another woman. Join my Patreon commun…
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When 73-year-old subpostmaster William Williams closed his Post Office store slash home one evening in November 1957, he anticipated no further visitors. An unexpected knock on his door by someone he vaguely recognised soon led to a confrontation and struggle that ended with William's death. Join my Patreon community at patreon.com/britishmurders f…
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After 26-year-old Nicki Collingbourne evicted her half-sister, 52-year-old Yvonne Caylor, from her flat, the pair's already tumultuous relationship worsened. Just seven months later, Nicki was found dead in her home. Caylor was swiftly taken into custody, but detectives were left baffled at the revelation of an apparent mystery man spotted in the v…
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I welcome domestic abuse consultant Lucy Wade to the show in this interview episode. Specialising in post-separation abuse, Lucy works with various organisations to develop their knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse, the language and approach we should all be taking when talking about abuse, and how it impacts all of us directly or indirec…
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After 65-year-old Attracta Harron attended morning Mass on December 11, 2003, as part of a 30-day Novena prayer sequence, she headed home on foot, in line with her fitness regime, but never arrived. A sighting of her by a local farmer that morning was the last time she was seen alive, with her body finally being found four months later. Join my Pat…
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When 18-year-old Barry Wallace attended his work's Christmas party in December 1999, he planned on letting his hair down after booking the full weekend off. As the party drew to a close, Barry planned on heading to another party nearby but was confronted by someone who'd had a murder conviction overturned a decade earlier. Barry would not be seen a…
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When 26-year-old Karena Bigg-Wither offered 19-year-old Ian Haywood a place to stay one evening at her parents' luxury 17th-century cottage when they were out of the country, she did so out of the kindness of her heart. Confronting Haywood the following morning when she noticed him attempting to steal some of her parents' valuables, Karena had no i…
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When multiple women and children were raped in and around London's railway network during the early 1980s, detectives initially believed one man was responsible. They didn't realise that two men had committed the horrific acts and that their sadistic tendencies would soon turn to murder. In this two-part series, I discuss what became the nation’s b…
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I welcome back former Scotland Yard Homicide Detective Inspector Steve Keogh to the show in this interview episode. In February 2024, TRUE CRIME announced the premiere of a new, expert-led true crime original series offering an insight into recent murder investigations from London, Sussex, Yorkshire and other locations across the UK. The series, ti…
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When multiple women and children were raped in and around London's railway network during the early 1980s, detectives initially believed one man was responsible. They didn't realise that two men had committed the horrific acts and that their sadistic tendencies would soon turn to murder. In this two-part series, I discuss what became the nation’s b…
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I welcome author Emma Flint to the show in this interview episode to discuss her second novel, 'Other Women'. Emma grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne and has been writing fiction since she knew what stories were. She graduated from the University of St. Andrews with an MA in English Language and Literature, later completing a novel-writing course at th…
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When professional cyclist Moriah "Mo" Wilson was found dead in her friend's home in Austin, Texas, on May 11, 2022, with multiple gunshot wounds, nobody could have anticipated that the hunt for her killer would end in the Republic of Costa Rica. This off-season episode features Grace from REDRUM true crime telling me (and you) Mo's story. You can f…
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When young Jamie Lavis vanished from his family home, the community rallied in a search effort. Little did anyone, including the police, know that the man spearheading the search was, in fact, the perpetrator responsible for Jamie's fate. Join my Patreon community at patreon.com/britishmurders for exclusive perks, including early access to ad-free …
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I welcome author Kim Donovan to the show in this interview episode. Kim is a senior academic librarian at the University of Brighton. She has extensive experience conducting in-depth research using various information sources, libraries and archives. 'The Mysterious Mrs Hood' is the story of Mary Jane Bennett, Kim's great-great aunt, who was murder…
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In this episode, I tell the story of Michael Beckwith, a 44-year-old man killed in Harwich, Essex, in July 2016. Michael was asked to meet up with 21-year-old Rebecca Ryan on July 31 to discuss their relationship, which had ended just a few days earlier. Unbeknownst to Michael, it was nothing more than a ploy to lure him down a secluded lane, where…
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In this episode, I tell the story of Mary McLaughlin, a 58-year-old woman killed in Partick, Glasgow, in September 1984. Mary was last seen in the company of a stranger, a man, on September 26, 1984, after spending the evening in a pub with her friends. Six days later, her body was found in her home on Laurel Street by Martin Cullen, one of her 11 …
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I was recently asked to participate in the monthly True Crime Podcasters Roundtable, hosted by Adam from the UK True Crime podcast with Mike from Murder Mile and Paul, the True Crime Enthusiast. Bethan from Seeing Red was also a guest at the event broadcast live on Crowdcast. In case you missed it, this is the audio replay of that event. ***This di…
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I welcome back retired forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd to the show in this interview episode. In December 2023, TRUE CRIME (formerly CBS Reality) announced that its original true crime series, 'The Truth About My Murder', would return to the screens in 2024 after the international success of its first season. The new batch of episodes welc…
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In this episode, I tell the story of Ermatati Rodgers, a 41-year-old woman killed in Gwersyllt, Wrexham, in April 2008. Tati (as she was known) arrived in the UK from her native Indonesia in 1996 with her then-husband. On January 4, 2008, she unexpectedly disappeared, with her best friend raising the alarm the next day after she failed to meet her …
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In this episode, I tell the story of Joshua Hall, a 17-year-old boy killed in Cam, Gloucestershire, in April 2021. Joshua had agreed to meet fellow teenager, 15-year-old Harley Demmon, at Cam Sports Club to "sort out their differences". Expecting nothing more than some harsh words to be exchanged, perhaps with the worst-case scenario being a fistfi…
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I welcome Dr Sohom Das to the show in this interview episode. Dr Das is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist who treats and rehabilitates mentally disordered offenders. He is also an experienced expert witness who regularly provides evidence to criminal trials about defendants who have a range of mental illnesses. He assesses individuals in courts, i…
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In this episode, I tell the story of Juliet Callaghan, a 12-year-old girl killed in Swinton, Greater Manchester, in March 1966. Juliet was attacked and killed by a 16-year-old boy called Gordon Wheeler while walking home from school one Friday afternoon. It took just ten days for the police to catch the teenage killer who had stabbed Juliet over 50…
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I welcome Ryan Ogilvie to the show in this interview episode to discuss his new podcast series Who is the Cheese Wire Killer? At around 8 pm on September 29, 1983, local taxi driver George Murdoch picked up a fare from the New Marcliffe Hotel on Queens Road, Aberdeen. A short time later, he was found dead by the roadside. He was the victim of a bru…
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In this episode, I tell the story of Claire Morris, a 32-year-old woman killed near Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, in May 1994. Claire was killed by her husband, Malcolm Webster, just eight months after they tied the knot. She was unknowingly drugged throughout their marriage, and, at first, it was thought that Claire's death was a tragic car accident.…
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In this episode, I tell the story of Paul Norfolk, a 77-year-old man killed in Haverhill, Suffolk, in December 2011. Paul lived in his semi-detached home with his wife, Esme, and her carer, 49-year-old Thailand native Bunthawee Rimmer, until Esme was moved to a residential home when her health drastically deteriorated after suffering a stroke. Rimm…
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I welcome Adam Lloyd to the show in this interview episode. Adam is the creator and host of UK True Crime, one of the UK's most successful independent true crime podcasts. With a new episode every week since 2016, UK True Crime is where you can discover lesser-known UK cases, new perspectives and insight into stories you may or may not be aware of.…
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In this episode, I tell the story of Rachael Lean, an 18-year-old killed near Buxton, Norfolk, in September 1995. Rachael's sudden disappearance on September 5, after missing a dinner appointment with her mum, prompted a five-day search. Last seen that afternoon chatting with Maria Hnatiuk outside the Naafi shop at RAF Coltishall, where her father …
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As we approach the end of 2023, I wanted to revisit some of the most memorable moments from the 27 interviews I've conducted this year. This bonus episode is split into two parts. Part 1 features clips from interviews #21 to #33, and part 2 features clips from interviews #34 to #47. Link to Part 1: britishmurders.com/bestof2023part1 Timestamps (Par…
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As we approach the end of 2023, I wanted to revisit some of the most memorable moments from the 27 interviews I've conducted this year. This bonus episode is split into two parts. Part 1 features clips from interviews #21 to #33, and part 2 features clips from interviews #34 to #47. Link to Part 2: britishmurders.com/bestof2023part2 Timestamps (Par…
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In this two-part end-of-season special, I tell the stories of Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth, who were murdered in Narborough and Enderby, Leicestershire, in 1983 and 1986. Last week, in part 1, I explored the lives of Lynda and Dawn while delving into their respective murders. I also discussed the first three years of what would eventually be a four…
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I welcome Nicky Perfect to the show in this interview episode to discuss her incredible career as a hostage and crisis negotiator. Nicky is an internationally renowned expert trainer, specialising in communication, negotiation and influencing skills. She has taught professionals worldwide how to maximise their ability to improve relationships throu…
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In this two-part end-of-season special, I tell the stories of Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth, who were murdered in Narborough and Enderby, Leicestershire, in 1983 and 1986. In this first part, I explore the lives of Lynda and Dawn while delving into their respective murders. I also discuss the first three years of what would eventually be a four-year…
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I welcome Dan Korn and Diana Carter to the show in this interview episode to discuss the brand-new series, 'Cops Gone Bad.' It follows on from the success of 'Cops Who Kill', Crime + Investigation’s third highest-rated premiere since 2019, and will include seven new cases. Host Will Mellor is back with his team of returning experts, including retir…
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In a departure from my usual coverage of British murder cases, I bring you an off-season collaboration episode that delves into a mysterious and highly debated case from the Republic of Panama, Central America. Mark and Bethan join me from the excellent Seeing Red true crime podcast, with Mark telling us the story of Dutch students Kris Kremers and…
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In this episode, I tell the story of Georgia Williams, a 17-year-old girl killed in Wellington, Shropshire, on May 26, 2013. Georgia left her parents' home that Sunday evening shortly before 8 pm to take part in what she thought was a photoshoot with 22-year-old Jamie Reynolds, someone she knew through her older sister, Scarlett. After failing to r…
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