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The weekly UK True Crime Podcast, hosted by Adam, is the home of UK true crime. With a new episode every Tuesday since 2016, it is where you discover lesser known UK cases and discover new perspectives and insight on stories you may already know.

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The weekly UK True Crime Podcast, hosted by Adam, is the home of UK true crime. With a new episode every Tuesday since 2016, it is where you discover lesser known UK cases and discover new perspectives and insight on stories you may already know.

    The Droppin Well, Part 2/2: Episode 212

    The Droppin Well, Part 2/2: Episode 212

    In this second part of a two-part story, I return to Northern Ireland to cover the shocking events following the attack on the Droppin Well by the INLA in 1982, ending with the murder of the leader of the INLA (at the time of the attack on the Droppin Well) in February 1994.

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    Referenced sites

    www.uktruecrime.com (http://www.uktruecrime.com/)

    http://www.patreon.com/uktruecrime

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/UKTrueCrime

    Sources
    Beresford, D. (1987). Ten Men Dead: The Story of the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike (https://archive.org/details/tenmendeadstory00bere) . London: Grafton

    Coogan, T. P. (1996). The Troubles: Ireland's Ordeal 1966–1995 and the Search for Peace. London: Random House.

    Doherty, R. (2005). Thin Green Line: The History of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC 1922–2001. Barnsley: Pen & Sword

    Dillon, M. (2012). The Dirty War. London: Random House
    Clarke, L. (1987a). "INLA: Back from the Political Grave?". Fortnight. 251: 8–9

    O'Kane, M. (12 February 1994). "Cool-Headed Killer's Collect Call from the Grim Reaper". The Guardian

    Rodwell, B. (27 September 1984). "Witnesses Stay Away in McGlinchey Case". The Guardian

    Sunday Tribune (1 February 1987). "Sons Watch as Mary McGlinchey Murdered". The Sunday Tribune.

    https://www.trevorlaffan.com/?p=1283

    https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/reporting-the-troubles-massacre-at-darkley-and-the-nature-of-certainty-37338079.html

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-dominic-mcglinchey-1393697.html

    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=er3HfXL7CKQC&pg=PA313&lpg=PA313&dq=dominic+mcglinchey+eric+dale&source=bl&ots=5EJILDuOow&sig=ACfU3U3TUPPK4Ar7_VmjwEjtk6l8qQ5RgQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj3h_GatKPtAhWiQEEAHST-D1kQ6AEwEnoECAgQAg#v=onepage&q=dominic%20mcglinchey%20eric%20dale&f=falsehttps://www.independent.ie/irish-news/never-before-seen-photos-of-the-capture-of-dominic-mad-dog-mcglinchey-30-years-ago-30107933.htmlhttps://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hseNDAAAQBAJ&pg=PT184&lpg=PT184&dq=eamon+mcmahon+patrick+mackin+murder&source=bl&ots=jxLndHTRbn&sig=ACfU3U1fkkmPkXgnMgEY6T_o8Xw-luXJcA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi1652swqPtAhXUfMAKHchxA644ChDoATADegQIARAC#v=onepage&q=eamon%20mcmahon%20patrick%20mackin%20murder&f=falsehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_McGlincheySanders, A. (2011). Inside the IRA. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

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    The Droppin Well, Part1/2: Episode 211

    The Droppin Well, Part1/2: Episode 211

    It was 11:15pm on the evening of 6 December 1982 when the bomb went off in the Droppin Well bar in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland.  The INLA bomb killed 6 civilians and 11 British soldiers. 

    In this episode of the UK True Crime podcast I tell the story of what happened on that terrible day.

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    Referenced sites

    www.uktruecrime.com (http://www.uktruecrime.com/)

    http://www.patreon.com/uktruecrime

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/UKTrueCrime

    Sources
    https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/revealed-terrorists-whose-inquests-you-are-paying-sometimes-twice-1122806           

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2015/jul/09/northern-ireland-terror-shoot-to-kill   

    https://www.britisharmedforcesthebest.com/single-post/2018/12/06/The-Droppin-Well-bombing-Ballykelly-Northern-Ireland

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droppin_Well_bombing

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_National_Liberation_Army#:~:text=the%20Troubles,republic%20encompassing%20all%20of%20Ireland

    https://www.londonderrysentinel.co.uk/news/it-was-devils-work-droppin-well-bombing-30th-anniversary-2719026

    https://kossuth-klub.hu/i-just-put-my-stuff-on-the-bed-and-i-suddenly-found-myself/

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-20623070

    https://www.thepensivequill.com/2018/12/seamus-grew-roddy-carroll-wreath-laying.html

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/2554261.stm

    http://www.nuzhound.com/articles/irish_news/arts2002/dec4_dropping_well__Editorial.php

    http://www.nuzhound.com/articles/irish_news/arts2007/dec6_Dropping_Well_INLA_nearly_called-off.php

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seamus_Grew

    https://www.wikizero.com/en/Shoot-to-kill_policy_in_Northern_Ireland

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dessie_Grew

    https://apnews.com/article/44ba48b53739120589e9b6928fa65af2

    • 27 min
    A Street Drinking Tragedy: Episode 210

    A Street Drinking Tragedy: Episode 210

    Ipswich in the summer of 2009. In the space of two days, two people were found murdered at their homes. Who had killed them?

    This episode of the UK True Crime Podcasts explores the sub-culture of street drinking as we explore just what happened to these two people and why. And shockingly, how these events were linked to two further deaths....

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    Referenced sites

    www.uktruecrime.com (http://www.uktruecrime.com/)

    http://www.patreon.com/uktruecrime

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/UKTrueCrime

    Sources

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/killer-who-murdered-girlfriend-over-20530598https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-19011591#:~:text=The%20PCs%20attended%20a%20property,murdering%20Ms%20Hunt%20in%202010.
    https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/double-murder-teen-locked-up-for-14-years-1-624322https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/woman-tortured-with-cheese-grater-before-murder-court-told-1-446626https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9094517/lorraine-thorpe-brag-police-double-murder/https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10081008/cheese-grater-death-teen-killer/

    http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/double-killer-found-dead-in-cell-11363930047810

    https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/ipswich-street-drinker-jailed-for-20-years-for-murder-1-957473

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2012848/Drug-addict-John-Grimwood-stabbed-girlfriend-death-jailed.html

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-14082681

    https://expressdigest.com/youll-find-my-footprint-on-my-dad-chilling-words-of-britains-youngest-double-female-killer/

    https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/double-suffolk-killer-must-serve-27-years-in-jail-1-558227

    https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/ipswich-mum-pays-tribute-to-stab-victim-alison-1-804055

    • 28 min
    Bloodied Boots: Episode 209

    Bloodied Boots: Episode 209

    In November 2015, 36 year old Sian Roberts was found dead at her home in Salford. But just who had killed Sian? There were a number suspects and was Sian's death in any way related to the death of her housemate 18 months before?

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    Referenced sites

    www.uktruecrime.com (http://www.uktruecrime.com/)

    http://www.patreon.com/uktruecrime

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/UKTrueCrime

    Sources
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/arrogance-killer-strangeways-rioter-who-16256181

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3341776/Hairdresser-stabbed-house-woman-died-18-months-ago.html

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/man-accused-murdering-hairdresser-accuses-12507416

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/glynn-williams-murder-strangeways-riot-12634145

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/sian-roberts-murder-williams-jailed-12611283

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/true-crime-murder-cops-glynn-17210106

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38983550

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4230488/Obsessed-man-53-stabbed-mother-one-death.html

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/woman-dead-st-heliers-drive-7523196
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/what-happened-ringleaders-strangeways-riots-18067338

    • 26 min
    The Prison Escape: Episode 208

    The Prison Escape: Episode 208

    In 1987, John Kendall was serving an 8 years stretch at Gartree Prison near Leicester. But he didn't want to continue to stay in the regimented environment and plotted to escape. With £250,000 and a network of contacts, on 10 December, it was time for the plan to be activated.

    In this episode of the UK True Crime podcast, I tell the stories of the men involved in the escape and what happened to them.....

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    Writing credit

    Steve Percival

    Referenced sites

    www.uktruecrime.com (http://www.uktruecrime.com/)

    http://www.patreon.com/uktruecrime

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/UKTrueCrime

    Sources
    https://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/plaque-unveiled-hero-railway-worker-killed-1973-1434693

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Kennedy_(security_guard)

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/daring-escape-foiled-by-jail-staff-who-read-between-the-lines-2004769.html

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/1999/apr/05/duncancampbell1

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/faces-of-the-terrorists-and-the-criminal-who-didnt-get-away-1448196.html

    https://www.macearchive.org/films/central-news-east-26061989-escape-gartree

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12084754.payroll-robbers-sentence-reduced-killers-jail-term-cut-by-five-years/

    https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/written-answers/1988/jan/21/gartree-prison-escape

    • 27 min
    A Missing Nurse: Episode 207

    A Missing Nurse: Episode 207

    The CCTV clearly showed Rui Lui leaving Poole hospital, where she worked, in her distinctive silver porsche. But days later she was still missing - just where could she be? A police investigation into her life with her husband uncovered swinging, sex work, bigamy and complex finances - could any of these factors be related to her disappearance?

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    Writing credit

    Steve Percival

    Referenced sites

    www.uktruecrime.com (http://www.uktruecrime.com/)

    http://www.patreon.com/uktruecrime

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/UKTrueCrime

    Sources
    https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11728759.rui-li-murder-trial-family-ate-meal-as-body-lay-in-van-court-hears/

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2912122/Bigamist-conspired-wife-son-killing-second-wife-300-000-life-insurance-policy.html

    https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11793777.rui-li-murder-accused-spent-most-time-with-first-wife/

    https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11750387.watch-son-of-rui-li-murder-accused-drove-nurses-body-to-hengistbury-head-court-hears/

    https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11786534.rui-li-murder-trial-bigamist-married-nurse-so-she-could-stay-in-the-country-court-hears/

    https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11732259.accused-told-friend-of-body-in-car-boot/

    https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11749689.rui-li-murder-trial-nurse-planned-to-repay-20k-debt-days-before-she-was-killed-court-hears/

    https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11245141.cctv-released-as-investigation-continues-into-disappearance-of-poole-hospital-nurse-rui-li/

    https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11823733.pierre-legris-found-guilty-of-murder-of-rui-li/

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2972098/Bigamist-jailed-life-murdering-swinger-wife-helped-cover-crime-second-spouse-son.html

    https://alchetron.com/Jonathan-Legris

    https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11795282.i-could-have-made-her-death-look-like-a-climbing-accident-says-man-accused-of-murdering-poole-nurse-rui-li/

    • 25 min

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GingeLady ,

Great podcast :)

I like the variance in stories covered and learning about cases I’d really never have heard of otherwise. Adam’s voice is easy listening and the length of the podcasts are pretty good getting through.

Please PLEASE learn to pronounce certain things properly before recording, drives me insane as all it takes is a little search online :)

I love your dedication to Leeds United but come on now we don’t need their praises sung every time haha.

Also stop hating on Kings of Leon Adam, I can’t be doing with the unnecessary slating of quite honestly the best band I’ve ever seen live.

Your podcasts are a brilliant way for me to chill and I thank you for being dedicated to a weekly basis :)

Suze@DarkSide ,

Marmite - LOVE IT!

Ok, so this podcast is like marmite - you either love it, or you don't. If you're looking for a podcast with all the usual whistle and bells...this podcast isn't for you. Personlly, I love marmite, so I love this podcast! I love the rawness of the episodes; the humanity; the personal interaction you can feel *because* there is none of the arbitrary sound effects. I also really love Adam's sense of humour, and his weekly 'Guess the year' injection - so different and unique! Well done, Adam! You are doing a great job - keep up the great work!...Oh, and go the Mighty LUFC!

RachelPucill ,

Best podcast!

Absolutely love this podcast, listen every Tuesday!

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