75 episodes

True crime stories from the north of England, from the infamous to the obscure.

Its Murder Up North Jenny Hacking

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 129 Ratings

True crime stories from the north of England, from the infamous to the obscure.

    Gary Allen

    Gary Allen

    At the age of 8 Gary Allen was already showing violent and disturbing behaviour, which continued into adulthood, with his developing a deep rooted hatred for women, particularly sex workers.
    In 2000 he would be charged and acquitted of murder, but would a change in the law, and amendments to the information jurors can be provided lead to him being brought to justice.?


    Crime watch appeal regarding the murder of Samantha Class (starts at 23 minutes 49 seconds)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1TZ5L6hqN0


    Complete audio of Gary and Alena's interaction courtesy of South Yorkshire Police
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LXJbj2ylM4

    South Yorkshire Police reconstruction of Alena's last known movements. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpyZW3ASy5A


    Episode Sources
    https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/all-areas-hull-prostitution-problem-3371769
    https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2019-04-10/body-found-in-rotherham-confirmed-as-missing-alena-grlakova
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-47896089
    https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/crime/police-set-continue-examining-spot-where-womans-body-was-found-rotherham-40710
    https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/people/body-found-on-land-is-that-of-missing-rotherham-woman-430449
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-47960144
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-47934732
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-47911688
    https://www.shefnews.co.uk/2019/05/09/police-launch-a-witness-appeal-for-mother-of-four-found-dead/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpyZW3ASy5A&t=169s
    https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2019-04-09/womans-body-found-in-rotherham
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/terrified-prostitutes-say-murder-police-slow-to-act-1170559.html
    https://riding377.rssing.com/chan-5861683/all_p228.html
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9717393/Woman-hating-double-killer-jailed-37-years.html
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-57552189
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    Lindsay Birbeck

    Lindsay Birbeck

    For 12 days the people of Accrington came together to search for missing Lindsay Birbeck. When her body was found no one could expect the twist the case would take.

    @murderupnorth
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/mupnorth
    https://www.patreon.com/Itsmurderupnorth

    Resources

    https://www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/the-accrington-pals/3/
    http://warnerstreetpractice.co.uk/THE%20HISTORY%20OF%20ACCRINGTON%20PDF.pdf
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9868321/Lindsay-Birbeck-murder-Detective-reveals-chilling-moment-wheelie-bin-killer-CCTV.html
    https://lindsaybirbeck.lancs.live/
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-53776839
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-53767259
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-53756221
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-53741162
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-53684841
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-53650850
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-53642030
    https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/19501950.the-hatred-felt-unbelievable---lindsay-birbecks-family-say-never-able-rebuild-lives/
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/police-officer-describes-moment-found-24704114
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/new-documentary-examines-polices-hunt-21254493
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/lindsey-birbeck-murder-case-accrington-18771014
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/police-say-missing-mum-strangled-16822284
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/body-found-accrington-cemetery-lancashire-16818079
    a href="https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/lindsay-birbeck-children-tribute-murder-16834530"...

    • 50 min
    Ellen Higginbottom

    Ellen Higginbottom

    18 year old Ellen Higginbottom had dreams of becoming a vet, and plans of marrying her boyfriend of two years, but all these hopes would be torn away on a bright summers afternoon.

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    resources for the episode
    https://www.college.police.uk/app/major-investigation-and-public-protection/missing-persons/missing-person-investigations
    https://www.baytrustradio.org.uk/uk/man-arrested-over-murder-of-wigan-student-ellen-higginbottom/
    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/man-killed-teenager-sexually-motivated-13569773
    https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/murdered-wigan-student-named-ellen-higginbottom-1626786
    https://cumbriacrack.com/2017/06/20/preston-man-charged-murder-ellen-higginbottom-18-orrell-water-park/
    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/murdered-teen-ellen-higginbottom-family-tribute_uk_594a2a31e4b0177d0b8a68ad
    https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/national/16139600.search-murdered-teenager-delayed-four-hours-watchdog-finds/
    https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2017-09-14/man-to-be-sentenced-for-murdering-teenager-ellen-higginbottom
    https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/15535352.mark-buckley-jailed-for-minimum-of-31-years-for-ellen-higginbottoms-murder/
    https://www.sthelensreporter.co.uk/news/inquest-opens-ellen-higginbottoms-death-2084085
    https://metro.co.uk/2017/09/14/man-jailed-for-31-years-over-sexually-motivated-murder-of-student-ellen-higginbottom-6927549/
    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15536326.sex-killer-jailed-life-sexually-motivated-murder-18-year-old-student/
    a href="https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15535561.mark-buckley-jailed-for-life-for-murder-of-ellen-higginbottom-from-worsley-in-orrell-water-park-wigan/"...

    • 45 min
    Manchester Remembered

    Manchester Remembered

    On the 22nd of May 2017, excited fans attended a concert at the Manchester Arena, a night which promised to be made of incredible memories became a nightmare, as a bomb tore through the foyer injuring hundreds and claiming the lives of 22 people.

    Today I wish to respectfully mark the 5th anniversary, by praising the people of Manchester, and remembering those who were affected by the bombing.

    Rest in peace

    Saffie Roussos
    Eilidh MacLeod
    Nell Jones was
    Sorrell Leczkowski
    Olivia Campbell-Hardy
    Megan Hurley
    Chloe Rutherford,
    Courtney Boyle
    Philip Tron
    Liam Curry,
    Georgina Callander
    John Atkinson,
    Martyn Hett
    Kelly Brewster
    Michelle Kiss
    Elaine McIver
    Angelika Klis
    Marcin Kilis
    Lisa Lees,
    Alison Howe,
    Wendy Fawell
    Jane Tweddle

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    Its Murder up North promo 2022

    Its Murder up North is a true crime podcast that focuses of cases linked to the north of England, delving into the infamous and obscure.

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    The Doctor of Dalton Square

    The Doctor of Dalton Square

    In this episode I explore the case of a Buck Ruxton who tried to run from his past, changing his identity, and presenting the image of a respectable doctor, yet behind the façade was a man consumed by jealousy, whose paranoid mind would drive him to murder.

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    please be aware this episode contains references to suicide, and the loss of a child.
    help or support can be found through the following UK services


    Samaritans – for everyone
    Call 116 123
    Email jo@samaritans.org
    Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
    Call 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day
    Visit the webchat page
    Papyrus – for people under 35
    Call 0800 068 41 41 – 9am to midnight every day
    Text 07860 039967
    Email pat@papyrus-uk.org
    Childline – for children and young people under 19
    Call 0800 1111 – the number will not show up on your phone bill
    SOS Silence of Suicide – for everyone
    Call 0300 1020 505 – 4pm to midnight every day
    Email support@sossilenceofsuicide.org
    Message a text line
    If you do not want to talk to someone over the phone, these text lines are open 24 hours a day, every day.
    Information: Shout Crisis Text Line – for everyone Text "SHOUT" to 85258
    Information: YoungMinds Crisis Messenger – for people under 19 Text "YM" to 85258
    Support for those who have suffered the loss of a child
    •The Miscarriage Association is a charity that offers support to people who have lost a baby. They have a helpline (01924 200 799) and an email address (info@miscarriageassociation.org.uk) and can put you in touch with a support volunteer.
    •Cruse Bereavement Care helps people understand their grief and cope with their loss. They have a helpline (0808 808 1677) and a network of local branches where you can find support.




    episode resources


    Notable British Trials TRIAL OF BUCK RUXTON EDITED BY R. H. Blundell Barnstcr-at-Law AND G. Haswell Wilson, M.D. Professor of Pathology at the .University of Birmingham

    http://www.policemuseum.org.uk/crime-casebook/interesting-cases/the-ruxton-murders-1935/

    https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/buck-ruxton-lancaster-surgeon-who-16859672#
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/chilling-story-jigsaw-killer-dr-18614097
    http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/makingbritain/content/buck-ruxton
    https://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/retro/lancasters-jigsaw-murders-pieced-together-evidence-649701
    Dundee Courier - Monday 14 October 1935
    Dundee Courier - Wednesday 06 November 1935
    The Scotsman - Monday 02 March 1936
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

CatSnowharp ,

Great podcast

I’ve listened to the whole back catalogue of Jenny’s podcasts and I’ve really enjoyed them. She focuses much more on the victims and who they were than any other podcast I’ve listened to. Her episodes are well researched and well presented and I love her accent!

canute and the tide ,

Brilliant Podcast, Generous Host

Being from Nottingham, and of a certain age. I remember the Black Panther case clearly. Also there have been several cases in my area I didn’t remember. All episodes are presented well, thoughtfully and with obviously excellent and thorough research. Not only that but the host generously recommends other podcasts- Skinwalker is a particularly excellent one. Recommend

chrissiboi98 ,

One of the best true crime podcasts around

I have always been interested in true crime, specifically British true crime, and this is without question one of the absolute best. The host is so calm, rational, easy to understand and very professional. Not to mention it is expertly researched and shows real care and compassion towards the victim(s). I can’t recommend highly enough

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