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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.

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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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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@uktruecrime

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English

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07944983756


Episodes

The Cinderella Killing: Episode 18

3/14/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:29:13


Suicide or Murder? Episode 17

3/7/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:26:07


The Bogus Gasman: Episode 16

3/1/2017
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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

Duration: 00:31:31


A Man in a Belfast Bar: Episode 15

2/21/2017
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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/...

Duration: 00:42:51


The Corrupt Police Officer: Episode 14

2/14/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:20:24


The Honeytrap: Episode 13

2/7/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:25:05


A Charmed Life: Episode 12

1/31/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:39:09


A Glasgow Feud: Episode 11

1/23/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:22:54


A Fatal Love Triangle: Episode 10

1/17/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:33:20


The Female Arsonist Killer: Episode 09

1/10/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:25:24


A Valentine's Day Murder: Episode 08

1/3/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:45:14


The Travolta Fantasist: Episode 07

12/31/2016
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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...

Duration: 00:16:33


The Caribbean Holiday: Episode 06

12/27/2016
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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...

Duration: 00:27:13


The Husband Killer: Episode 04

12/15/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:21:19


The Selfie Murderer: Episode 03

12/9/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:20:22


The South Coast Ponzi Fraud: Episode 02

12/2/2016
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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...

Duration: 00:22:36


The Babysitter Killing: Episode 01

11/25/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:19:50