72 episodes

True crime stories from the north of England, from the infamous to the obscure.

Its Murder Up North Jenny Hacking

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 95 Ratings

True crime stories from the north of England, from the infamous to the obscure.

    Manchester Remembered

    Manchester Remembered

    On the 22nd of May 2017, excited fans attended a concert at the Manchester Arena, a night which promised to be made of incredible memories became a nightmare, as a bomb tore through the foyer injuring hundreds and claiming the lives of 22 people.

    Today I wish to respectfully mark the 5th anniversary, by praising the people of Manchester, and remembering those who were affected by the bombing.

    Rest in peace

    Saffie Roussos
    Eilidh MacLeod
    Nell Jones was
    Sorrell Leczkowski
    Olivia Campbell-Hardy
    Megan Hurley
    Chloe Rutherford,
    Courtney Boyle
    Philip Tron
    Liam Curry,
    Georgina Callander
    John Atkinson,
    Martyn Hett
    Kelly Brewster
    Michelle Kiss
    Elaine McIver
    Angelika Klis
    Marcin Kilis
    Lisa Lees,
    Alison Howe,
    Wendy Fawell
    Jane Tweddle

    • 3 min
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    Its Murder up North promo 2022

    Its Murder up North is a true crime podcast that focuses of cases linked to the north of England, delving into the infamous and obscure.

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    The Doctor of Dalton Square

    The Doctor of Dalton Square

    In this episode I explore the case of a Buck Ruxton who tried to run from his past, changing his identity, and presenting the image of a respectable doctor, yet behind the façade was a man consumed by jealousy, whose paranoid mind would drive him to murder.

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    please be aware this episode contains references to suicide, and the loss of a child.
    help or support can be found through the following UK services


    Samaritans – for everyone
    Call 116 123
    Email jo@samaritans.org
    Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
    Call 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day
    Visit the webchat page
    Papyrus – for people under 35
    Call 0800 068 41 41 – 9am to midnight every day
    Text 07860 039967
    Email pat@papyrus-uk.org
    Childline – for children and young people under 19
    Call 0800 1111 – the number will not show up on your phone bill
    SOS Silence of Suicide – for everyone
    Call 0300 1020 505 – 4pm to midnight every day
    Email support@sossilenceofsuicide.org
    Message a text line
    If you do not want to talk to someone over the phone, these text lines are open 24 hours a day, every day.
    Information: Shout Crisis Text Line – for everyone Text "SHOUT" to 85258
    Information: YoungMinds Crisis Messenger – for people under 19 Text "YM" to 85258
    Support for those who have suffered the loss of a child
    •The Miscarriage Association is a charity that offers support to people who have lost a baby. They have a helpline (01924 200 799) and an email address (info@miscarriageassociation.org.uk) and can put you in touch with a support volunteer.
    •Cruse Bereavement Care helps people understand their grief and cope with their loss. They have a helpline (0808 808 1677) and a network of local branches where you can find support.




    episode resources


    Notable British Trials TRIAL OF BUCK RUXTON EDITED BY R. H. Blundell Barnstcr-at-Law AND G. Haswell Wilson, M.D. Professor of Pathology at the .University of Birmingham

    http://www.policemuseum.org.uk/crime-casebook/interesting-cases/the-ruxton-murders-1935/

    https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/buck-ruxton-lancaster-surgeon-who-16859672#
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/chilling-story-jigsaw-killer-dr-18614097
    http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/makingbritain/content/buck-ruxton
    https://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/retro/lancasters-jigsaw-murders-pieced-together-evidence-649701
    Dundee Courier - Monday 14 October 1935
    Dundee Courier - Wednesday 06 November 1935
    The Scotsman - Monday 02 March 1936
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Taxi Drivers

    Taxi Drivers

    Every year thousands of taxi journeys are made, and while most of these are uneventful, many drivers suffer verbal and physical abuse, while just doing their job. In this episode I take a look at some underreported cases where these attacks proved to be fatal.

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    Episode resources

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/997793/taxi-and-private-hire-vehicle-statistics-2021.pdf
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-52799080
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11586644/gun-fanatic-killed-innocent-taxi-driver-dies-jail/
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10448507
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10420590
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10407962
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10333208
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10323652
    https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/post/man-who-shot-a-taxi-driver-in-cold-blooded-execution-style-killing-over-10-years-ago-dies-in-prison
    https://funeral-notices.co.uk/notice/stuart+ludlam/2360706
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1291093/Murderer-Colin-Cheethams-chilling-photo-album.html
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/jun/30/gun-fanatic-colin-cheetham
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoolhfYqQaM
    https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/coldblooded-murderer-derbyshire-taxi-driver-4166059
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cab-killing-woman-62-arrested-424045
    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/yellow-taxi-clue-in-hunt-for-killers-243040
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/is-body-in-boot-linked-to-taxi-row-1792621.html
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    • 34 min
    The Manchester Pusher

    The Manchester Pusher

    Is the Manchester Pusher real, or an urban legend born from the need to explain the unexplained deaths that have occurred in the waterways of Manchester.
    In todays episode I take a closer look at a number of these deaths, and explore the circumstances surrounding them, while hopefully providing insight into the nature of Manchester and its waterways.

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    CONTENT WARNING this episode does contain references to suicide which some listeners may find distressing

    Episode resources

    https://www.youtube.com/c/MartinZero

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-45173888
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-44394535
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-44274146
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43256675
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43299803
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-43292574
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-41537653
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-36526927
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-36460829
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/people-still-believe-pusher-real-17533335
    https://www.manchestersfinest.com/articles/myths-manchester-canal-pusher/
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/15/manchester-pusher-fears-revived-after-man-hurled-into-canal
    https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/14/mans-body-pulled-from-canal-near-manchester-15424567/?ico=related-posts
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/971246/manchester-news-rochdale-canal-murder-serial-killer
    https://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/9193396.coroner-returns-open-verdict-over-death-of-loner/
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Judith Roberts and Andrew Evans

    Judith Roberts and Andrew Evans

    14 year old Judith Roberts life was cut short when she was found murdered in a field near her home, and 17 year old Andrew Evans was found guilty of the murder, but was he the perpetrator?

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    episode resources


    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/jun/09/jeevanvasagar
    https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Andrew_Evans_case
    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/tamworth-yorkshire-ripper-judith-roberts-15769992
    Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 07 July 1972
    Coleshill Chronicle - Friday 15 December 1972
    Atherstone News and Herald - Friday 30 June 1972
    Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 13 October 1972
    Daily Mirror - Tuesday 13 June 1972
    Coventry Evening Telegraph - Thursday 03 August 1972
    Coventry Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 23 August 1972
    Birmingham Daily Post - Thursday 17 August 1972
    Coventry Evening Telegraph - Monday 28 August 1972
    Coventry Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 14 June 1972
    Coventry Evening Telegraph - Thursday 13 July 1972
    Coventry Evening Telegraph - Saturday 08 July 1972
    Birmingham Daily Post - Thursday 15 June 1972
    Coventry Evening Telegraph - Friday 13 October 1972
    Coventry Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 29 August 1972
    Coventry Evening Telegraph - Thursday 15 June 1972
    Birmingham Daily Post - Tuesday 10 April 1973
    Birmingham Daily Post Saturday 14 April 1973
    Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 13 October 1972
    Coventry Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 10 April 1973
    Coventry Evening Telegraph - Friday 06 April 1973
    https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2000/jun/20/features11.g22
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/36649.stm
    https://www.innertemplelibrary.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/MiscarriagesofJustice2017.pdf
    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/tamworth-yorkshire-ripper-judith-roberts-15769992
    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/from-the-archives-wrong-man-jailed-for-murder-160953
    http://wolfiewiseguy.blogspot.com/2014/11/miscarriage-of-justice-andrew-evans.html
    http://www.unsolved-murders.co.uk/murder-content.php?key=77&termRef=Judith%20Roberts
    a href="https://truecrimestoriesuk.wixsite.com/truecrimestories/post/the-unsolved-murder-of-judith-roberts"...

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

Toog 1970 ,

Interesting Listen

I find your coverage of lesser known true crime stories interesting. Personally, I get tired (no offense to the victims or their families) of hearing the same high profile cases repeatedly. Keep up the great work!!

ardent-armadilla ,

Great podcast

Love this podcast

monniemoro ,

NoMoNo

I would really rather NOT hear the life story of the perpetrator. They have not done anything in life worthy of airtime..

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