17 episodes

CJ Davis was shot dead in broad daylight, September 4th, 2017, in Newham, East London. He was 14 years old.


The case remains unsolved.


Presented by John Simpson, the crime correspondent for The Times, this is a special series looking at what happened that day and in the months leading up to CJ's murder.


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CJ Davis was shot dead in broad daylight, September 4th, 2017, in Newham, East London. He was 14 years old.


The case remains unsolved.


Presented by John Simpson, the crime correspondent for The Times, this is a special series looking at what happened that day and in the months leading up to CJ's murder.


Follow us;


Twitter @reporter_pod




 

    Who Killed CJ Davis? (Bonus) - "Meet Corey Senior"

    Who Killed CJ Davis? (Bonus) - "Meet Corey Senior"

    In this episode John tracks down CJ's father and talks to him about being absent from the 14-year-old's life.


    Host: John Simpson, The Times' crime correspondent.


    Investigation: If you have something you’d like to tell us you can reach the podcast team by phone, WhatsApp, email and Instagram: 07535785774, wkcjd.tips@gmail.com and @wkcjdtips.


    Anyone with information can also contact the police on the dedicated incident room number of 020 8345 3775, or 101. You can also make contact via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. The Metropolitan Police Service offers a £20,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the identification and conviction of the person(s) responsible for CJ's murder.


    Original Music by Cam Shuck - satellitestudios.co.uk.


    Additional Music by Breakmaster Cylinder and Jordan Powell.


    "Candlepower" by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under CC BY 3.0.


    Clips used: BBC, ITV, Sky News, ITN. 
     
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    • 39 min
    Who Killed CJ Davis? (Pt 5) - "How do we solve this?"

    Who Killed CJ Davis? (Pt 5) - "How do we solve this?"

    On the third anniversary of CJ Davis' death John speaks to the lead investigator in the 14-year-old's murder and reviews the evidence considered in the case.


    Host: John Simpson, the Times' crime correspondent.


    Investigation: If you have something you’d like to tell us you can reach the podcast team by phone, WhatsApp, email and Instagram: 07535785774, wkcjd.tips@gmail.com and @wkcjdtips.


    Anyone with information can also contact the police on the dedicated incident room number of 020 8345 3775, or 101. You can also make contact via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. The Metropolitan Police Service offers a £20,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the identification and conviction of the person(s) responsible for CJ's murder.


    Original Music by Cam Shuck - satellitestudios.co.uk.


    Additional Music by Jordan Powell and Chris Zabriskie (licensed under Creative Commons).
    Actor: Tione Chance.
    Clips used: Link Up TV YouTube.
     
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    • 34 min
    Who Killed CJ Davis? (Pt 4) - "The murder scene and the wall of silence"

    Who Killed CJ Davis? (Pt 4) - "The murder scene and the wall of silence"

    In the latest instalment of the series, we hear from a witness who tried to save 14-year-old CJ Davis after he was shot in a suspected gang killing in east London in 2017. 


    Host: John Simpson, the Times' crime correspondent.


    Investigation: If you have something you’d like to tell us you can reach the podcast team by phone, WhatsApp, email and Instagram: 07535785774, wkcjd.tips@gmail.com and @wkcjdtips.


    Anyone with information can also contact the police on the dedicated incident room number of 020 8345 3775, or 101. You can also make contact via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. The Metropolitan Police Service offers a £20,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the identification and conviction of the person(s) responsible for CJ's murder.


    Original Music by Cam Shuck - satellitestudios.co.uk.


    Additional Music by Jordan Powell, Chris Zabriskie (licensed under Creative Commons) and Breakmaster Cylinder.
     
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    • 32 min
    Who Killed CJ Davis? (Pt 3) - "The gangs of Newham"

    Who Killed CJ Davis? (Pt 3) - "The gangs of Newham"

    In today's episode we examine the gang culture of east London to look for clues as to what happened to the schoolboy, who was apparently caught up in this murky world.


    Host: John Simpson, the Times' crime correspondent.


    Investigation: If you have something you’d like to tell us you can reach the podcast team by phone, WhatsApp, email and Instagram: 07535-785-774, wkcjd.tips@gmail.com and @wkcjdtips.


    Anyone with information can also contact the police on the dedicated incident room number of 020 8345 3775, or 101. You can also make contact via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. The Metropolitan Police Service offers a £20,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the identification and conviction of the person(s) responsible for CJ's murder.


    Anyone concerned they may know of a child being the victim of grooming can contact the police on 101 or the NSPCC.


    Original Music by Cam Shuck - satellitestudios.co.uk.


    Clips used: UK Drill YouTube channel, Olympic YouTube Channel, BBC3.


    Additional music: Jordan Powell, Chris Zabriskie (licensed under Creative Commons) and Breakmaster Cylinder.
     
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    • 32 min
    Who Killed CJ Davis? (Pt 2) - "Descent into crime"

    Who Killed CJ Davis? (Pt 2) - "Descent into crime"

    CJ Davis was shot dead and killed in east London in 2017. He was 14 years old. Today we explore how he was forced to leave mainstream education and attend a pupil referral unit, precipitating a fall into a criminal world.


    Host: John Simpson, the Times' crime correspondent.


    Investigation: If you have something you’d like to tell us you can reach the podcast team by phone, WhatsApp, email and Instagram: 07535-785-774, wkcjd.tips@gmail.com and @wkcjdtips.


    Anyone with information can also contact the police on the dedicated incident room number of 020 8345 3775, or 101. You can also make contact via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. The Metropolitan Police Service offers a £20,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the identification and conviction of the person(s) responsible for CJ's murder.


    Original Music by Cam Shuck - satellitestudios.co.uk.


    Clips used: UK Drill YouTube channel.


    Additional music by Jordan Powell (licensed under Creative Commons).
     
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    • 30 min
    Who Killed CJ Davis? (Pt 1) - "Meet Corey Junior"

    Who Killed CJ Davis? (Pt 1) - "Meet Corey Junior"

    Content warning: Description of suicidal ideation.


    In the first of a special series on Stories of our times, the Times' crime correspondent John Simpson attempts to work out who killed a 14-year-old boy in broad daylight back in September 2017 in Newham, east London. CJ Davis' murder has never been solved but the case remains active.  


    Host: John Simpson, the Times' crime correspondent. 


    Support numbers: If you’ve been affected by anything in this programme contact Samaritans for free on 116 123. 


    Investigation: If you have something you’d like to tell us you can reach the podcast team by phone, WhatsApp, email and Instagram: 07535-785-774, wkcjd.tips@gmail.com and @wkcjdtips


    Anyone with information can also contact the police on the dedicated incident room number of 020 8345 3775, or 101. You can also make contact via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. The Metropolitan Police Service offers a £20,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the identification and conviction of the person(s) responsible for CJ's murder.


    Original music by Cam Shuck - satellitestudios.co.uk.


    Additional music by Jordan Powell, Daniel Birch and Breakmaster Cylinder.


    Actors: Praise Aguda, Tione Chance.


    Clips used: BBC, ITV, UK Drill YouTube channel.
     
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

Rubyshaker ,

Badly Edited

This story on the face of it is very interesting and it should have made for an equally interesting podcast. Basically an 18 year old could have done this more justice. The editing is crass with a level of repetition not generated since Allied POW’s were interrogated by the Germans. Massive plot holes. No-one questions the change of boots by the suspect. I am not one to cast judgement as I haven’t made a pod but compared to others out there, this does whiff of ‘sell the adverts’. It doesn’t help when half of the orators can’t pronounce words. And some of them are journalists! Thank God for spellcheck.

Libby proce ,

Important story

Insightful and devastating reporting on the death of CJ Davies. The parallel lives of bankers in canary wharf alongside young people of newham is a reality which should be thought about more by society as a whole. The context of this tragic death is something for us all to reflect on and stop ignoring. The honesty of Cj’s loved ones is astounding, my heart goes out to them.

Diana.N.143 ,

Refreshing take on journalism! Thoroughly enjoying!

Really enjoyed working my way through this podcast! The subject matter of London gang culture from both sides is rarely given the space to be heard and so good work on the production team for pushing this through! CJs mum offers a raw passion and fierceness you only get in London!

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