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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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    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/)
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    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
    19: Monsters Of Merseyside: Evil At Eastham Rake

    19: Monsters Of Merseyside: Evil At Eastham Rake

    In Part 1 of what was originally intended as a single episode, we are in the UK area of Merseyside and back in the mid 1990's this week on The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast - where you'll meet the first Monster, the perpatrator of a truly despicable, heartbreaking crime.
    And two names that I hope you will never forget.
    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/)
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    Playlist Tracks:
    Ballad Of Bodmin Pill - New Model Army
    She Gets Passed Around At Parties - Future Of the Left
    References/Further Reading
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/life-for-a-loner-who-killed-school-friends-1346156.html
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/man-36-accused-of-killing-two-boys-1594314.html
    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/MURDER..+THEN+A+PINT%3B+Boys%27+killer+went+off+to+the+pub+for+lager+and...-a061317212
    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12090356.families-and-community-unite-in-grief-at-the-funeral-of-schoolboys-killed-on-a-holiday-fishing-trip-tears-for-inseparable-friends/
    https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/schoolboys-murder-man-charged-england-merseyside-news-footage/807848000
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rlbWImm_iE&t=1356s (From 14:31 in)
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    Remembering Paul Barker, and Robbie Gee. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    18: The Feathers, And The Golden Flute

    18: The Feathers, And The Golden Flute

    The intriguing episode title leads to a quite bizarre case this week - and a definite first for The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast, as once again I host a listener written episode that covers a unique, fascinating case from 2009, concerning one of the most bizarre heists ever. 
    With massive thanks to author Julia Crane.
    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/)
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    Playlist Tracks:
    Black Whistler - Kasabian
    Are You Blue, Or Are You Blind? - The Bluetones
    References/Further Reading
    Bowden-Smith, R. (1851) Fly-Fishing in Salt and Fresh Water.
     Rothschild, M., (2008) Walter Rothschild: The Man, the Museum and the Menagerie. Natural History Museum London.
     Johnson. K.W., (2018) The Feather Heist. Penguin Books.
     https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/04/the-most-bizarre-museum-heist-ever/
     https://www.theawl.com/2016/04/a-natural-history-of-walter-rothschild/
     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_History_Museum_at_Tring
     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Rothschild,_1st_Baron_Rothschild
     https://www.outsideonline.com/2299821/ornithologist-reads-feather-thief
     This American Life
     http://ronnlucassr.com/fly-gallaries/edwin-anton-rist/
     http://www.drakemag.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=24862
     https://www.autism.org.uk/asperger
     http://mentalfloss.com/article/89577/eccentric-life-lord-walter-rothschild-and-blackmail-behind-one-worlds-biggest-bird
     https://family.rothschildarchive.org/people/102-lionel-walter-walter-rothschild-1868-1937
     https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1481852/Dame-Miriam-Rothschild.html
     https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/rothschild-dame-miriam
     https://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/jan/22/guardianobituaries.obituaries
     https://www.amazon.co.uk/miriam-rothschild-Books/s?k=miriam+rothschild&rh=n%3A266239
     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tring
     https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-16590484
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    17: The Timebomb

    17: The Timebomb

    A case that is one of the most Gothic of horrors is featured on The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast this week, as we look at the case of an individual, a psychotic killer in the grip of mental illness, who although caught for his crime, managed to hoodwink authorities into enabling him to kill again.
    And, unbelieveably, again.
    The episode this week contains descriptions of crimes and events that some listeners may find extremely disturbing or upsetting. There is also the use of a racial slur, placed in as it is an integral part of the episode narrative - 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/)
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    Playlist Tracks:
    Terra Firma - The Young Knives
    Keep What Ya Got - Ian Brown
    References/Further Reading
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4666314.stm
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4352197.stm
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-14936296
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Bryan
    https://www.mylondon.news/news/nostalgia/horrific-story-behind-londons-most-16731251
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cannibal-killer-who-terrorised-east-16637530
    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2009/sep/03/cannibal-killer-nhs-inquiry-broadmoor
    https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/latest-news/mentally-ill-man-on-bail-when-he-killed-pensioner-1-2608250
    https://www.hickmanandrose.co.uk/site/about/press-releases/details/inquest-resumes-into-killing-of-patient-of-broadmoor
    https://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/deranged-cannibal-killed-fellow-hospital-patient-1-1073433
    http://roguesgallery666.blogspot.com/2012/01/behold-face-of-monster.html
    http://independenthelpline.blogspot.com/2007/07/institue-of-mental-health-law.html
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10115545
    Reports
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233476802_A_review_of_published_independent_inquiries_in_England_into_psychiatric_patient_homicide_1995-2010
    https://www.tsh.scot.nhs.uk/Safe/Docs/Learning%20from%20External%20Inquiry%20Reports/PB%20RL%20Broadmoor.pdf
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    Remembering Nisha, Brian, and their families.

    • 1 hr 11 min

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