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Welcome to The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast, which started off life as a weekly written blog in 2016, and has now made the jump into a weekly one man and his mic, matter of fact straight talking podcast. In it, the host Paul looks at and recounts in-depth true crime cases from the UK and Ireland - solved or unsolved crimes, but more often than not the lesser known and obscure ones.
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Welcome to The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast, which started off life as a weekly written blog in 2016, and has now made the jump into a weekly one man and his mic, matter of fact straight talking podcast. In it, the host Paul looks at and recounts in-depth true crime cases from the UK and Ireland - solved or unsolved crimes, but more often than not the lesser known and obscure ones.
Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheTrueCrimeEnthusiast/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/tc_enthusiast), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/truecrimeenthusiast/) Wordpress Blog (https://truecrimeenthusiast.wordpress.com) and contact us on
truecrimeenthusiast@gmail.com.
Also, you can support the show at Patreon for extra content and offers:
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    3: Return To Carstairs

    3: Return To Carstairs

    We are once again back in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, this week on The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast, and back to The State Hospital - Carstairs - for a couple more tales of some of it's past patients.
    And the horrific acts that put them there.
    The episode this week contains descriptions of crimes and events that some listeners may find disturbing or upsetting, so discretion is advised whilst listening.
    Music used in this episode: "The Descent" by Kevin Macleod. All music used is sourced from https://filmmusic.io/ and used under an Attribution Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Playlist Tracks:
    Clutching Insignificance - Tim Burgess
    Biscuits For Smut - Helmet
    References/Further Reading:
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000445/19630304/065/0005
    https://www.dumbartonreporter.co.uk/news/13956811.crime-file-sticky-tape-killer/
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/killer-decapitated-teen-girlfriend-whirligig-14248130
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/vile-killer-who-chopped-girlfriends-12775082
    https://www.heraldscotland.com/default_content/12352037.court-hears-of-spell-before-killing/
    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12350190.killer-allowed-to-walk-from-hospital-ward/
    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/I+knew+it+was+Angie..+she+was+wearing+my+boots%3B+Decapitated+by+a...-a060993690
    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/I+CUT+OFF+MY+LOVER%27S+HEAD+FOR+TURNING+INTO+AN+ALIEN%3B+COURT+SHOCKER%3A...-a060993508
    https://www.pressreader.com/uk/sunday-mail-uk/20190407/page/33
    "Carstairs: Hospital For Horrors" - David Leslie (2015) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Carstairs-Hospital-Horrors-David-Leslie/dp/1845029984)
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    Remembering Frederick, and Angela

    • 1 hr 12 min
    2: The Body On Corstorphine Hill (Part 2)

    2: The Body On Corstorphine Hill (Part 2)

    The concluding part of the Series 5 opener of The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast heads back up to Scotland, where we continue our opening tale concerning the actions of a very disturbed, very nasty individual indeed. Trias, aftermath - and precursor.
    The episode this week contains descriptions of crimes and events that some listeners may find disturbing or upsetting, so discretion is advised whilst listening. The episode also contains references to homophobic/racist beliefs and ideologies, and the use of a racial slur.
    TTCEP would like to make it clear that in no way are these views shared by the show.
    Music used in this episode: "The Descent" by Kevin Macleod. All music used is sourced from https://filmmusic.io/ and used under an Attribution Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Show Sponsors: Beer 52 (https://www.beer52.com/truecrime)
    Playlist Tracks:
    Reflector - Arcade Fire
    Pulse Of The Maggots - Slipknot
    References/Further Reading:
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/killer-who-chopped-mothers-head-9603873
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/crime/killer-who-beheaded-mother-sent-20791458
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/friend-claims-james-dunleavy-murdered-3040157
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/crime/sadistic-killer-james-dunleavys-ex-gilfriend-3099120
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/james-dunleavy-killers-ex-tells-3100474
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25776991
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/james-dunleavy-killer-beheaded-mum-4984928
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-30814617
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25776991
    https://www.scotsman.com/news-2-15012/corstorphine-hill-murder-accused-denies-killing-1-3269646
    https://www.scotsman.com/news-2-15012/corstorphine-hill-trial-no-emotion-from-accused-1-3266752
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/man-found-guilty-in-edinburgh-of-beheading-his-mother-1.1659553
    https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/ex-lover-monster-james-dunleavy-revevals-3100273
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25747553
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25654808
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25671269
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25682912
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25728209
    https://www.thejournal.ie/dunleavy-murder-1263158-Jan2014/
    https://www.thejournal.ie/scottish-police-name-claddagh-ring-murder-victim-arrest-man-984872-Jul2013/
    https://www.thejournal.ie/police-scotland-murdered-woman-981084-Jul2013/
    https://www.thejournal.ie/edinburgh-murder-irish-977957-Jul2013/
    https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/crime/case-phyllis-dunleavy-solved-irish-2041542
    https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/crime/james-dunleavy-snr-insists-son-3053201
    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/medical-secretary-who-stole-prescription-pads-was-addicted-to-sleeping-tablets-after-gruesome-killing-of-her-mother-court-hears-37533064.html
    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13166261.killer-son-demands-move-to-jail-from-hospital/
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/i-was-last-to-see-her-alive-but-i-didnt-kill-my-mother-says-son-dlxtns2cxgv?--xx-meta=denied_for_visit=1&experiment_id=PW_001&experiment_variant_id=PW_001_0&visit_number=1&visit_remaining=0&visit_used=0
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    1: The Body On Corstorphine Hill (Part 1)

    1: The Body On Corstorphine Hill (Part 1)

    Series 5 of The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast begins with an opening tale of tragedy from 2013, and the actions of a very disturbed individual indeed.
    The episode this week contains descriptions of crimes and events that some listeners may find disturbing or upsetting, so discretion is advised whilst listening.
    Music used in this episode: "The Descent" by Kevin Macleod. All music used is sourced from https://filmmusic.io/ and used under an Attribution Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Show Sponsors: Beer 52 (https://www.beer52.com/truecrime)
    Playlist Tracks:
    Space Truckin' - Deep Purple
    Ocean Pie - Shed Seven
    References/Further Reading:
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/killer-who-chopped-mothers-head-9603873
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/crime/killer-who-beheaded-mother-sent-20791458
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/friend-claims-james-dunleavy-murdered-3040157
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/crime/sadistic-killer-james-dunleavys-ex-gilfriend-3099120
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/james-dunleavy-killers-ex-tells-3100474
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25776991
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/james-dunleavy-killer-beheaded-mum-4984928
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-30814617
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25776991
    https://www.scotsman.com/news-2-15012/corstorphine-hill-murder-accused-denies-killing-1-3269646
    https://www.scotsman.com/news-2-15012/corstorphine-hill-trial-no-emotion-from-accused-1-3266752
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/man-found-guilty-in-edinburgh-of-beheading-his-mother-1.1659553
    https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/ex-lover-monster-james-dunleavy-revevals-3100273
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25747553
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25654808
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25671269
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25682912
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25728209
    https://www.thejournal.ie/dunleavy-murder-1263158-Jan2014/
    https://www.thejournal.ie/scottish-police-name-claddagh-ring-murder-victim-arrest-man-984872-Jul2013/
    https://www.thejournal.ie/police-scotland-murdered-woman-981084-Jul2013/
    https://www.thejournal.ie/edinburgh-murder-irish-977957-Jul2013/
    https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/crime/case-phyllis-dunleavy-solved-irish-2041542
    https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/crime/james-dunleavy-snr-insists-son-3053201
    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/medical-secretary-who-stole-prescription-pads-was-addicted-to-sleeping-tablets-after-gruesome-killing-of-her-mother-court-hears-37533064.html
    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13166261.killer-son-demands-move-to-jail-from-hospital/
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/i-was-last-to-see-her-alive-but-i-didnt-kill-my-mother-says-son-dlxtns2cxgv?--xx-meta=denied_for_visit=1&experiment_id=PW_001&experiment_variant_id=PW_001_0&visit_number=1&visit_remaining=0&visit_used=0
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    Remembering Philomena (Phyllis) Dunleavy

    • 49 min
    22: The Punk, And The Predator

    22: The Punk, And The Predator

    The 4th series finale episode of The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast drops this Christmas Eve, with a fairly recent tale that will surely break hearts, and prove that evil really is always lurking right around the corner - it doesn't take a festive holiday. 
    The episode this week contains descriptions of crimes and events that some listeners may find disturbing or upsetting, so discretion is advised whilst listening.
    Music used in this episode: "Chance" by Kai Engel from the album "The Run" All music used is sourced from http://freemusicarchive.org/ and used under an Attribution Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Playlist Tracks:
    Mcflurry - Sleaford Mods
    Bloodhounds On My Tail - The Black Angels
    References/Further Reading:
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/wicked-beyond-belief-finsbury-park-18297877
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/finsbury-park-murder-iuliana-tudos-kasim-lewis-sex-attacker-a8356356.html
    https://news.sky.com/story/predator-kasim-lewis-jailed-for-murdering-barmaid-iuliana-tudos-11376398
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44159658
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5222989/Iuliana-Tudos-fundraising-appeal-funeral.html
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/28/woman-found-dead-in-london-park-may-have-been-murdered-police
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shes-kind-girl-fight-back-11775476
    https://www.pressreader.com/uk/daily-mail/20190716/281582357207740
    http://camdennewjournal.com/article/julie-tudos-farewell-gig-to-barmaid-found-dead-in-finsbury-park
    https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/irish-independent/20190716/282007558970353
    https://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/17780464.son-39-s-heartbreaking-statement-mother-39-s-killer-kasim-lewis-jailed/
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/granny-sex-bondage-pervert-jailed-18336471
    https://twnews.co.uk/gb-news/second-life-sentence-for-evil-kasim-lewis-who-killed-muswell-hill-woman-cathy-burke-a-month-before-finsbury-park-murder
    http://www.parikiaki.com/2018/05/man-sentenced-to-life-for-violent-murder-of-greek-cypriot-girl-in-london/
    https://www.pressreader.com/uk/real-people/20181115/281625306325500
    http://londonbulletin.co.uk/cathy-burke-killer-gets-additional-year-sentence-p8689-73.htm
    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/kasim-lewis-jailed-catherine-burke-18678366
    https://theworldnews.net/gb-news/cathy-burke-32-year-old-denies-killing-woman-in-her-muswell-hill-home
    http://squaremilenews.blogspot.com/2019/01/muswell-hill-murder-charge-accused-in.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XSO3v7W4jI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFt5hUuQyMM
    https://www.thelawpages.com/court-cases/Kasim-Lewis-26464-1.law
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/juliesfuneralexpenses
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5744601/Parents-barmaid-murdered-Christmas-Eve-attack-unthinkable-inhuman-act.html
    https://connachttribune.ie/galway-womans-killer-sentenced-to-minimum-of-40-years-jail-099/
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    Remembering Cathy, Juliana (Julie), their families, friends and loved ones. (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5744601/Parents-barmaid-murdered-Christmas-Eve-attack-unthinkable-inhuman-act.html)

    • 1 hr 38 min
    21: Listeners Go Forth!

    21: Listeners Go Forth!

    I'm pleased to bring you guys this week on The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast the series traditional Listener written episode, by now the fourth instalment, and containing a trilogy of cases that was sent to me by show listeners Rachel, and Ian Corbishley - who I pass my utmost thanks on to for their submissions.
    Music used in this episode: "Chance" by Kai Engel from the album "The Run" All music used is sourced from http://freemusicarchive.org/ and used under an Attribution Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Playlist Tracks:
    Away/Towards - Hookworms
    All Sparks - Editors
    References/Further Reading:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-33677629
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-33419917
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/08/man-killed-herbicide-weight-loss-aid-court-hears
    https://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10672497.four-charged-over-gym-drug-death/
    https://old.buckscc.gov.uk/news/2015/november/trading-standards-campaign-warns-of-dnp-dangers/
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3139153/Gym-boss-supplied-weight-loss-chemical-killed-bodybuilder-ran-illegal-steroid-selling-business.html
    http://taylorhooton.org/tag/cardiovascular/page/6/
    https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/fresh-appeal-over-stoke-trents-2346850
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8045660/murder-taxi-driver-throat-slit-police/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaxoAOAKHds&t=1455s (from 14:45 in)
    http://www.mowcop.info/htm/snippets/murder.htm
    https://www.crewechronicle.co.uk/news/local-news/police-reopen-mow-cop-murder-5610982
    https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/history/john-abberley-looks-back-shocking-873447
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    Remembering Sean, Eloise, Ian, and Mary.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    20: Monsters Of Merseyside: The "Circuit Not Properly Wired"

    20: Monsters Of Merseyside: The "Circuit Not Properly Wired"

    Meet the second Monster - originally intended for the previous episode - this week on The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast, as we head back to the mid 1990's, to the Wirral area of Spital, for a true tale of arrogance, greed - and pure horror. 
    The episode this week contains descriptions of crimes and events that some listeners may find extremely disturbing or upsetting, so discretion is advised whilst listening.
    Music used in this episode: "Chance" by Kai Engel from the album "The Run" All music used is sourced from http://freemusicarchive.org/ and used under an Attribution Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Show Sponsors: Hello Fresh (https://www.hellofresh.co.uk/)
    Playlist Tracks:
    Bulls On Parade - Rage Against The Machine
    In The Crossfire - Starsailor
    References/Further Reading
    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/wirral-pensioner-alice-ryes-killer-3375041
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/suspect-told-detectives-horrific-murder-details-1104557.html
    https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/news/local-news/killer-who-tried-blame-ellesmere-5193295
    https://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/7432078.cruel-lunatic-tracked-victim-using-electoral-roll/
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/1999/jul/06/davidward
    https://www.dreamindemon.com/community/threads/alice-rye-murder.78176/
    https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/5302918.mutilated-in-her-own-home/
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/396213.stm
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ (Various)
    "When The Dogs Don't Bark: A Forensic Scientist's Search For The Truth" - Angela Gallop (pp 245 - 247)
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    Remembering Alice Rye

    • 1 hr 10 min

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