23 episodes

Following each episode of Katherine Kelly's TV series Murdertown, Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us unpicks a new case from each Murdertown.


Watch the second season of Murdertown exclusively on Crime+Investigation in the UK from Monday 16th September and then straight after listen to a brand new story right here with the Murdertown podcast.


Get in touch to let us know which cases you'd like us to cover by using #Murdertown on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Murdertown Crime+Investigation

    • True Crime
    • 4.2, 343 Ratings

Following each episode of Katherine Kelly's TV series Murdertown, Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us unpicks a new case from each Murdertown.


Watch the second season of Murdertown exclusively on Crime+Investigation in the UK from Monday 16th September and then straight after listen to a brand new story right here with the Murdertown podcast.


Get in touch to let us know which cases you'd like us to cover by using #Murdertown on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    Introducing... Making a Monster: The Tapes

    Introducing... Making a Monster: The Tapes

    Crime+Investigation's brand new podcast series Making a Monster: The Tapes features exclusive interviews with some of the top minds in criminology. Hosted by Cherry Healey, the podcast series utilises exclusive, extra interviews with the expert forensic psychiatrists, psychologists and pathologists recorded during the production of the new TV series Making a Monster which starts on the same day.


    Watch Making a Monster on Crime+Investigation from Monday 10th February at 9pm and download and subscribe to the podcast Making a Monster: The Tapes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast or wherever you listen to podcasts.
     
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    • 51 sec
    Croydon: The Murder of Nimal Samarasinha

    Croydon: The Murder of Nimal Samarasinha

    As the frost began to thaw on the morning of January 30th, 1992 in Wallington by Croydon, South London, Nimal Samarasinha and his family prepared for work and school. He left the house to warm the car up, and soon his daughter ran out to meet him, only when she got to the pavement, her father was lying on the ground - one forceful blow of a knife in his heart.


    Following each episode of Katherine Kelly's true crime TV series Murdertown, Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us unpicks a new case from each location. Watch Murdertown exclusively on Crime+Investigation in the UK every Monday at 9pm and then straight after listen to a brand new story right here with the Murdertown podcast. You can get in touch using #Murdertown on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.


    The Murdertown podcast is hosted by Benjamin Fitton, researched and written by Anna Priestland and produced and edited by Chloe Frost.


    SOURCES


    COURT RECORD
    R V. Florence Samarasinha
    https://app.justis.com/search/Samarasinha/1/Relevance


    ARTICLES


    HERALD SCOTLAND
    8th DECEMBER 1993
    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12708787.wife-murdered-husband-to-hide-her-secret-life/
    18th DECEMBER 1993
    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12705126.gambling-wife-who-hired-man-to-kill-husband-jailed-for-life/


    THE GUARDIAN
    8TH DECEMBER, 1993
    https://www.newspapers.com/image/260278804/?terms=Nimal%2BSamarasinha


    THE GUARDIAN
    18TH DECEMBER, 1993
    https://www.newspapers.com/image/260286606/?terms=Nimal%2BSamarasinha


    INDEPENDENT
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/woman-guilty-of-killing-husband-to-protect-secret-life-council-officials-life-of-prostitution-and-1466055.html


    COURT NEWS UK
    http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/?s=Nimal+Samarasinha


    BOOK CHAPTER
    ‘Hitmen — True Stories of Street Executions’
    By: Wensley Clarkson
    John Blake Publishing, Limited, 2005
    Chapter Title: Stand By Your Man


    TV
    CRIMEWATCH, APRIL 1993
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BZtZ6Rb-wE


    WALLINGTON/ CROYDON/ OTHER


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallington,_London


    https://www.plumplot.co.uk/Croydon-crime-stats.html


    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/new-crime-map-reveals-croydon-15465063.amp


    https://www.bobulous.org.uk/misc/Sutton.html


    https://www.hja.net/legal-services/criminal-defence/sexual-freedom/escort-agencies/


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallington,_London


    https://www.plumplot.co.uk/Croydon-crime-stats.html


    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/new-crime-map-reveals-croydon-15465063.amp


    https://www.bobulous.org.uk/misc/Sutton.html


    https://www.hja.net/legal-services/criminal-defence/sexual-freedom/escort-agencies/
     
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    • 31 min
    Grimsby: The Murder of Bernard ‘Bunny’ Newton

    Grimsby: The Murder of Bernard ‘Bunny’ Newton

    Six miles west of the Seaport town of Grimsby in Lincolnshire, is the tiny rural village of Irby upon Humber. 


    On the evening of July 10th, 1991, Humberside Police were called to the home of a well known local family, the Newton’s, where shots had been fired. The owner of the house, Forty-five-year-old Clifford Newton was the eldest son and business partner of Grimsby millionaire nightclub and bingo hall owner Bernard “Bunny” Newton. Bunny and his sons had been in the club business since the early ’70s. 


    When police pulled into the driveway of Clifford’s home, they didn’t anticipate anything particularly serious. But, when no one would exit the house, the officer’s settled in for a two-and-a-half-hour standoff. 


    At the end of it, Bunny Newton would be found dead.


    Following each episode of Katherine Kelly's true crime TV series Murdertown, Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us unpicks a new case from each location. Watch Murdertown exclusively on Crime+Investigation in the UK every Monday at 9pm and then straight after listen to a brand new story right here with the Murdertown podcast. You can get in touch using #Murdertown on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.


    The Murdertown podcast is hosted by Benjamin Fitton, researched and written by Anna Priestland and produced and edited by Chloe Frost.




    SOURCES


    LOCAL HISTORY:
    https://www.lincswolds.org.uk/enjoying/tourist-information


    http://www.localhistories.org/grimsby.html


    http://sidneysussexheritage.co.uk/the-royal/


    Homicide Act, 1957
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2009/25/part/2/chapter/1/crossheading/partial-defence-to-murder-diminished-responsibility


    A COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER ARTICLES:


    Published: Saturday 04 August 1951 
    Newspaper: Coventry Evening Telegraph 


    Published: Wednesday 16 October 1957 
    Newspaper: Birmingham Daily Post 


    Published: Tuesday 09 May 1967 
    Newspaper: Reading Evening Post


    Published: Saturday 29 April 1967 
    Newspaper: Liverpool Echo 


    Published: Saturday 29 April 1967 
    Newspaper: Reading Evening Post 


    Published: April 30th, 1967
    Newspaper: The Observer


    Published: Wednesday 03 May 1967 
    Newspaper: Daily Mirror 


    Published: Saturday 06 May 1967 
    Newspaper: Birmingham Daily Post 


    Published: Saturday 06 May 1967 
    Newspaper: Birmingham Daily Post 


    Published: Monday 01 May 1967 
    Newspaper: Birmingham Daily Post 


    Published: Thursday 04 May 1967 
    Newspaper: Birmingham Daily Post 


    Published: Tuesday 09 May 1967 
    Newspaper: Reading Evening Post 


    Published: 29th February, 1968
    Newspaper: The Guardian


    Published: Thursday 23 August 1979 
    Newspaper: The Stage 


    Published: Thursday 01 November 1979 
    Newspaper: The Stage 


    Published: Monday July 15th, 1991
    Newspaper: The Guardian


    Published: Thursday 11 July 1991 
    Newspaper: Aberdeen Press and Journal 


    Published: Tuesday 09 June 1992 
    Newspaper: Newcastle Journal 


    Published: 10th June, 1992
    Newspaper: The Guardian


    Published: Wednesday 10 June 1992 
    Newspaper: Aberdeen Press and Journal 


    Published: Thursday 18 March 1993 
    Newspaper: Aberdeen Evening Express 


    Published: Friday 19 March 1993 
    Newspaper: Newcastle Journal 


    Published: Friday 19 March 1993 
    Newspaper: Aberdeen Press and Journal 
     
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    • 22 min
    Nuneaton: The Murder of Terry Maidens

    Nuneaton: The Murder of Terry Maidens

    It was an ordinary evening in the January of 1994 when a knock came on the door of Catherine and Terry Maidens’ family home in Whitestone, Nuneaton. Through the window, Catherine Maidens could see there was a man wearing a motorcycle helmet, just like a pizza delivery guy, only the Maiden’s hadn’t ordered any pizza. 


    Following each episode of Katherine Kelly's true crime TV series Murdertown, Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us unpicks a new case from each location. Watch Murdertown exclusively on Crime+Investigation in the UK every Monday at 9pm and then straight after listen to a brand new story right here with the Murdertown podcast. You can get in touch using #Murdertown on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.


    The Murdertown podcast is hosted by Benjamin Fitton, researched and written by Anna Priestland and produced and edited by Chloe Frost.


    SOURCES


    HISTORICAL CASE ARTICLES:


    Published: Thursday 27 January 1994 
    Newspaper: Aberdeen Evening Express 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000445/19940127/116/0014


    Published: Thursday 27 January 1994 
    Newspaper: Sandwell Evening Mail 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002488/19940127/001/0001


    Published: Friday 28 January 1994 
    Newspaper: Newcastle Journal 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002240/19940128/052/0007


    Published: Saturday 29 January 1994 
    Newspaper: Sandwell Evening Mail 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002488/19940129/001/0001


    Published: Monday 31 January 1994 
    Newspaper: Staffordshire Sentinel 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000525/19940131/021/0002


    Published: Monday 31 January 1994 
    Newspaper: Sandwell Evening Mail 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002488/19940131/063/0011


    Published: Monday 31 January 1994 
    Newspaper: Aberdeen Press and Journal 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000578/19940131/009/0001


    Published: Tuesday 01 February 1994 
    Newspaper: Aberdeen Press and Journal 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000578/19940201/122/0009


    Published: Tuesday 01 February 1994 
    Newspaper: Newcastle Journal 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002240/19940201/064/0007


    Published: Wednesday 02 February 1994 
    Newspaper: Newcastle Journal 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002240/19940202/063/0007


    Published: Wednesday 02 February 1994 
    Newspaper: Aberdeen Press and Journal 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000578/19940202/001/0001


    Published: Friday 17 February 1995 
    Newspaper: Irish Independent 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0001715/19950217/080/0007


    Published: Monday 21 February 1994 
    Newspaper: Sandwell Evening Mail 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002488/19940221/045/0006


    Published: Tuesday 21 February 1995 
    Newspaper: Perthshire Advertiser 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000458/19950221/422/0006


    Published: Tuesday 22 February 1994 
    Newspaper: Sandwell Evening Mail 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002488/19940222/047/0005


    Published: Friday 28 January 1994 
    Newspaper: The Guardian UK
    Page 7


    Published: Monday 31st January 1994 
    Newspaper: The Guardian UK
    Page 7


    Published: Tuesday 1st February 1994 
    Newspaper: The Guardian UK
    Page 3




    ONLINE ARTICLES:


    THE INDEPENDENT:
    Undated
    ‘Professional hitman may have killed wrong man: Victim shot in front of four-year-old son’
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/professional-hitman-may-have-killed-wrong-man-victim-shot-in-front-of-four-year-old-son-1403017.html


    THE HERALD SCOTLAND:


    28th January 1994
    ‘Man shot dead in his home’
    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12700226.man-shot-dead-in-his-home/ 


    29th January 1994
    ...

    • 17 min
    Inverkip: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming

    Inverkip: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming

    In October 2016, police knocked on the door of a large cottage six miles southwest of Greenock, in the small Clyde Coast village of Inverkip, Scotland. They were looking for Margaret Fleming; a thirty-six year old woman who had been on long-term disability benefits. Only, Margaret’s carers said she had left their care years ago and would drop in when she wanted money. When detectives did some digging however, they would find that no one had seen Margaret for sixteen years.


    Following each episode of Katherine Kelly's true crime TV series Murdertown, Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us unpicks a new case from each location. Watch Murdertown exclusively on Crime+Investigation in the UK every Monday at 9pm and then straight after listen to a brand new story right here with the Murdertown podcast. You can get in touch using #Murdertown on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.


    The Murdertown podcast is hosted by Benjamin Fitton, researched and written by Anna Priestland and produced and edited by Chloe Frost.


    SOURCES:


    http://www.scotland-judiciary.org.uk/8/2233/HMA-v-Edward-Cairney-and-Avril-Jones
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48191108
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/17/margaret-fleming-carers-edward-cairney-avril-jones-jailed-for-life-over-of-vulnerable-woman
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/17/margaret-fleming-carers-edward-cairney-avril-jones-jailed-for-life-over-of-vulnerable-woman
    https://www.scotsman.com/news/crime/margaret-fleming-carers-thought-they-had-got-away-with-murder-1-4947857
    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16992972.margaret-fleming-murder-trial-collapses/
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/margaret-fleming-murder-convictions-are-rare-when-victim-s-body-is-never-found-sr5xmt9kr
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48620867
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48191108
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48123959
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48523897
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-41542875
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/14/margaret-fleming-carers-found-guilty-of-murder
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/margaret-fleming-murder-trial-collapses-after-three-weeks-of-evidence-zd59vscs7
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/958836/highest-murder-rate-UK-scotland-police-division-renfrewshire
    https://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/news/news-by-division/renfrewshire-and-inverclyde/
    https://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/renfrewshire-and-inverclyde/inverclyde/
     
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    • 35 min
    Bristol: The Murder of Jenny King

    Bristol: The Murder of Jenny King

    On October 30th 1998, twenty-two year-old Jenny King left Chasers Nightclub in Bristol with a fiver that her brother had given her to get a taxi home. The following day, Jenny’s loved ones would realise she never made the mile to her family home in Warmley. Over the coming weeks, the residents of Bristol would question the shocking similarities between Jenny’s disappearance and that of Melanie Hall from nearby Bath just two years earlier.


    Following each episode of Katherine Kelly's true crime TV series Murdertown, Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us unpicks a new case from each location. Watch Murdertown exclusively on Crime+Investigation in the UK every Monday at 9pm and then straight after listen to a brand new story right here with the Murdertown podcast. You can get in touch using #Murdertown on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.


    The Murdertown podcast is hosted by Benjamin Fitton, researched and written by Anna Priestland and produced and edited by Chloe Frost.




    SOURCES


    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/JENNY%3A+MAN+CHARGED+WITH+MURDER+AFTER+KEYS+OPEN+HIS+HOUSE%3B+Jobless...-a060627643


    Published: Wednesday 3rd November 1998 
    Newspaper: The Guardian, London
    https://www.newspapers.com/image/260677552/?terms=bristol%2Bnightclub%2Bchasers


    Published: Saturday 07 November 1998 
    Newspaper: Evening Herald (Dublin) 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0001730/19981107/045/0006


    Published: Friday 5th November 1998 
    Newspaper: The Guardian, London
    https://www.newspapers.com/image/260681305/?terms=Jennifer%2Bking


    Published: Thursday 4th November 1998 
    Newspaper: The Guardian, London
    https://www.newspapers.com/image/260678777/?terms=Jennifer%2Bking


    Published: Monday 09 November 1998 
    Newspaper: Liverpool Echo 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000271/19981103/015/0004


    Published: Saturday 07 November 1998 
    Newspaper: Liverpool Echo 
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000271/19981107/012/0004


    Online Articles:


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/206095.stm


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/687037.stm


    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/keys-offer-clue-to-nightclub-murder-vital-clue-1183966.html


    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/body-found-in-hunt-for-missing-woman-found-1182573.html


    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/body-found-in-hunt-for-missing-woman-found-1182573.html


    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/mar/23/geoffreygibbs


    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/mar/23/geoffreygibbs


    https://www.newspapers.com/image/259664313/?terms=chasers%2Bnightclub%2Bbristol


    Local:


    http://humanities.uwe.ac.uk/bhr/Main/industry/intro_industry.htm


    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/bristol-uk-best-place-to-live-uk-britain-2017-a7638981.html 
     
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    • 28 min

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4.2 out of 5
343 Ratings

343 Ratings

mirandabyatt ,

Please stop the echo.

I enjoy this podcast but find the echo when quoting someone annoying.

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What’s happening? Not sure we have had any announcement that the show is stopping.... I listen all the time and do not believe that I have missed it!

GregRFC ,

Superb!

Ideal for a They Walk Among Us fan from day one and this is equally 5* listening

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