57 episodes

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

Its Murder Up Nort‪h‬ Jenny Hacking

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 70 Ratings

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

    Rachel Barraclough

    Rachel Barraclough

    The 6th of September 1997 Princess Diana was laid to rest, the funeral service was viewed by two and a half billion people including the Barraclough family, who watched on there tv set at their home in Bradford, unaware that grief would soon visit their door.

    Podcast of the week The Jury Room Podcast

    Sources for the episode

    https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/8072984.she-was-our-golden-girl/
    https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/8073025.killed-for-saying-no-to-sex/
    https://www.1in12.com/publications/cctv/rachel/express.htm
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/179392.stm
    http://www.blackkalendar.nl/c/3468/Stephen%20Hughes
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/man-charged-with-murder-of-teenager-1239853.html
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/chef-murdered-son-s-girlfriend-1200362.html
    Aberdeen Evening Express - Wednesday 10 September 1997
    Aberdeen Press and Journal - Friday 19 September 1997
    Aberdeen Press and Journal - Thursday 18 September 1997
    Aberdeen Press and Journal - Tuesday 09 September 1997
    Sunday Mirror - Sunday 15 February 1998
    Daily Mirror - Thursday 18 September 1997
    Daily Mirror - Saturday 11 October 1997
    Daily Mirror - Saturday 20 September 1997
    Liverpool Echo - Wednesday 17 September 1997
    Daily Mirror - Friday 25 September 1998
    Aberdeen Press and Journal - Friday 25 September 1998
    Daily Mirror - Friday 19 September 1997
    Daily Mirror - Tuesday 09 September 1997

    • 41 min
    Andrew Gardner

    Andrew Gardner

    When 35 year old father of 1 Andrew was found deceased in his living room, after an alleged assault, police unravel a more depraved cause of death.

    Podcast of the week The British Murder podcast

    Episode sources.

    • 41 min
    Joe Geeling

    Joe Geeling

    When 11 year old Joe Geeling failed to arrive home from school, his disappearance and murder would be met with both sadness and shock, when it was revealed that his killer was just 14 years old.

    Podcast of the week Beware the quiet ones.

    episode Sources

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/judge-rejects-early-release-plea-12321805
    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cystic-fibrosis/
    https://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hamer-michael.htm
    https://expressdigest.com/was-joe-geelings-murderer-michael-hamer-born-evil/
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/judge-rejects-early-release-plea-12321805
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/tragic-joe-geeling-just-11-13824927
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/teen-is-jailed-for-joes-death-1046581
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/did-bullying-drive-killer-to-carry-out-1046582
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/child-safety-experts-to-probe-tragic-case-1045627
    https://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/14965882.man-who-murdered-bury-boy-joe-geeling-aged-11-loses-bid-to-be-released-from-jail-early/
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/oct/16/ukcrime
    https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/975817.killer-son-has-destroyed-his-own-life-too/
    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/maximum-security-for-teenage-killer-1483068
    https://metro.co.uk/2006/10/16/joes-parents-tell-of-their-pain-279716/
    https://metro.co.uk/2006/10/16/teen-jailed-for-killing-angel-joe-279853/
    https://metro.co.uk/2006/10/16/life-sentence-for-schoolboy-killer-279909/
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5021331/Was-Joe-Geeling-s-murderer-Michael-Hamer-born-evil.html
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    • 43 min
    The Laitner Family Murders

    The Laitner Family Murders

    A day that started in the wedding of the Laitner's eldest daughter, ended in the murder of her parents and brother.
    Caution this episode does feature details of sexual assault.

    Podcast of the week is Once Upon a Nightmare

    Episode Sources

    https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/wedding-day-killer-raped-teen-15978264
    Aberdeen Evening Express - Tuesday 11 September 1984
    Belfast Telegraph - Friday 04 November 1983
    Aberdeen Press and Journal - Saturday 15 September 1984
    Aberdeen Press and Journal - Saturday 15 September 1984
    Liverpool Echo - Thursday 03 November 1983
    Daily Mirror - Thursday 13 September 1984
    Daily Mirror - Tuesday 25 October 1983
    Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Tuesday 11 September 1984
    Liverpool Echo - Friday 14 September 1984
    Daily Mirror - Friday 07 September 1984
    Liverpool Echo - Thursday 13 September 1984
    Reading Evening Post - Monday 31 October 1983
    Aberdeen Press and Journal - Saturday 15 September 1984
    Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Friday 14 September 1984
    Aberdeen Press and Journal - Wednesday 05 September 1984
    Aberdeen Press and Journal - Tuesday 11 September 1984
    Liverpool Echo - Friday 14 September 1984
    Aberdeen Evening Express - Thursday 13 September 1984
    https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/local-news/horrifying-story-wedding-day-killer-18488733
    https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/britains-most-dangerous-criminals-who-18332789
    The Killer In My Family documentary
    https://www.tyla.com/entertaining/tv-and-film-killer-in-my-family-quest-red-the-fox-wedding-day-arthur-hutchinson-20191205
    https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/arthur-hutchinson-die-prison-3726576
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2398636/Triple-murderer-Arthur-Hutchinson-Briton-challenge-life-means-life-sentence.html
    https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/sentencing-and-the-council/types-of-sentence/life-sentences/
    https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/sentencing-mandatory-life-sentences-murder-cases

    • 43 min
    Collette Aram

    Collette Aram

    Collette Aram's murder was featured in the first episode of Crimewatch UK which aired in 1984, however it would take a discarded tissue, and 26 years to bring her killer to justice.

    Podcast of the week The True North Podcast.

    Episode Sources

    Justice for Collette by Jacqui Kirby and Veronica Clarke.
    BBC Crimewatch June 1984
    https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/how-compulsive-liar-fantasist-responsible-4578430
    Daily Mirror - Tuesday 01 November 1983
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/jan/25/paul-hutchinson-jailed-colette-aram
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-15452142
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nottinghamshire/8476264.stm
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-15436627
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/nottingham/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8474000/8474620.stm
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nottinghamshire/8424205.stm
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nottinghamshire/8290400.stm
    https://www.police-life.co.uk/products/lgc-forensics-helps-solve-crimewatchs-first-ever-murder-case-appeal
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/father-four-jailed-girl-s-1983-murder-1878512.html
    https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/return-village-28-years-after-260606
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1237493/Father-admits-1983-sex-killing-16-year-old-hairdresser-Colette-Aram.html
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/it-took-26-years-to-find-my-daughters-674838
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/147905/How-DNA-helped-catch-Paul-Hutchinson

    • 49 min
    Albert Walker

    Albert Walker

    Albert Walker was a man of many names, a con man, who had fled from Canada and was wanted by Interpol, When he was introduced to Ronald Platt in the North Yorkshire town of Harrogate it would begin a relationship built on a foundation of deceit that would end in murder.

    Podcast of the week Crime Divers.


    Sources for the episode
    https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/7963943.murderers-art-gift-to-convent/

    CBC News • Posted: Nov 06, 1999 8:22 PM ET

    https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/rolex-murder-how-police-caught-516448

    https://historydaily.org/rolex-murder

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/man-killed-after-selling-identity-1166854.html

    https://www.scotsman.com/arts-and-culture/living-lie-2463967

    https://www.bosshunting.com.au/culture/rolex-oyster-perpetual-ronald-platt-murder/

    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/THE+DEVIL+IN+DISGUISE%3B+Life+for+murdering+pal+whose+identity+he...-a060667526

    https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/article/ds-phil-sincock-talks-the-albert-walker-case

    https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/albert-johnson-walker

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/daughter-speaks-out-against-evil-father/article18219037/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris,_Ontario
    https://www.brant.ca/en/live-and-discover/paris.aspx#


    https://archive.macleans.ca/issue/19980706#!&pid=26 Maclean's July 6, 1998


    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/identity-swap-trial-is-told-of-daughter-s-suicide-theory-1167067.html

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/killer-albert-walker-gets-additional-fraud-sentence-1.249824

    https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/walkers-trail-of-pain

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sheena-walker-maintains-her-dad-asked-her-to-lie-1.166577

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sheena-walker-sticks-to-her-testimony-1.164650
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    • 46 min

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