A True-Crime podcast featuring some of the most disturbing, heartbreaking & mysterious cases which covers a variety of crimes committed throughout the UK and Ireland, including missing person mysteries, unsolved murders and much more. ***Episodes may contain content not suitable for some audience's, including the death of a child, descriptions of a graphic nature, and adult language at times. Listener discretion is advised***
E46 - The Murder Of Eve Howells
*** Hi. As a huge thank you for your patience and understanding while I'm making some changes to Somebody Knows More, I've decided to release an extra episode for you this month. Have a great weekend & please, stay safe! ***
Can pre-meditated murder ever be justified? To some, the idea of murder is more palatable if it was committed in self-defence or in the effort of saving someone else's life.
But what if the victim was the perpetrator of years of abuse and neglect and the offenders felt that the only way out was for to take their tormentor's life? Do the means justify the end?
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E45 - The Monster Of Worcester
This episode contains descriptions of a graphic nature regarding the murder of children. Listener discretion is advised.
On a cold and wintery night in Worcester England, neighbours hear high-pitched screams pierce through the tranquil darkness. Even to the untrained ear, the screams sound as if they are coming from terrified children. Neighbours peer through their blinds in the direction of the screams. They are coming from the usually quiet home of Elsie and Clive Ralph - But nothing appears out of place at the home. A cautious neighbour decides it's better to be safe than sorry and decides to call Police just in case one of the children is in trouble.
Uncannily and perhaps forebodingly, it was the night of Friday the 13th. For all of the superstition that the date entails, no one could have predicted the horrors that would become evident in the night's lifting gloom.
It was Friday the 13th of April 1973 – a date which will forever be known as the birth of The Monster of Worcester. A night when a city - and indeed a country - came face to face with the worst kind of monster – a child killer.
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E44 - Adam - The Torso In The Thames
***CONTENT WARNING - THIS EPISODE FEATURES DESCRIPTIONS OF A CRIME AGAINST A CHILD***
At about 4 PM on September 21, 2001, 32-year-old Aidan Minter was walking his usual route back home over Tower Bridge in central London. It was Friday afternoon, and usually, the area would have been filled with people. But since the 9/11 attacks had taken place a little over a week prior, not everyone felt comfortable being around major landmarks, and Aidan was crossing the bridge alone.
While he was walking, Aidan looked at the river Thames and saw driftwood floating around—and then, something else. About 20 feet away, there was something that looked like a beer barrel, but not quite. As Aidan got closer, he realised he was not looking at a piece of wood... but the torso of a little boy.
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ADAM: THE BOY WHOSE TORSO WAS FOUND IN THE THAMES
Dark mystery of boy's torso pulled from Thames after being cut up in 'ritual murder'
Thames torso boy was sacrificed
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E43 - The Murder of Gemma McCluskie
March the 3rd, 2012, had started like any other Saturday for the police officer on duty in London's East End. But when two men, Tony and Danny McCluskie, and their friend Nicole stepped into the station, that evening instantly turned into one of those that the officers would never forget. As soon as Tony and Danny explained that nobody had seen their sister for two days, then mentioned her name, the officers knew this was not going to be a typical missing person's case. And yet, they never imagined how horrifying and shocking the investigation into Gemma McCluskie's disappearance would be.
If you are affected by any of the issue's featured in today's show, you can access a range of services below:
National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 – www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/ (run by Refuge)
The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327 (run by Respect)
The Mix, free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428 (run by Galop)
Samaritans (24/7 service) – 116 123
The Murder of Gemma McCluskie | Crime Documentary |
The Eastenders Murders: True Crime, Real Tragedy
Brother jailed for life for murdering ex-EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie before dumping body in canal
Brother accused of killing ex-EastEnder Gemma McCluskie
Severed head recovered from Regent's Canal where decapitated remains of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie were found
Gemma McCluskie: Friend of EastEnders actress says she wanted brother Tony to move out
EastEnders' Gemma McCluskie death: Brother faces murder trial
Gemma McCluskie Missing: Police Divers Search Canal For Body Parts
Gemma McCluskie's brother charged with her murder
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Gemma McCluskie Missing: Body Pulled From Regents Canal In Hunt For Former EastEnders Star
EastEnders' Gemma McCluskie murder: Brother guilty
Gemma McCluskie death: Nine years on from the tragic murder of EastEnders star
True Crime Fans Need To See C5's Chilling Doc On The Murders Of 2 'Eastenders' S
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E42 - THE BLACK PANTHER - DONALD NEILSON
On December 11, 1975, two police officers, Tony White and Stuart MacKenzie, were sat in their police panda car on a side road in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. They were observing the passing traffic, keeping a lookout out for any drivers breaking the rules—but then they noticed a man behaving strangely on the pavement on the opposite street. While it was dark and the officers could not see the man clearly, it looked as though this person was trying to hide his face when he noticed the police car. It soon dawned on Officers White and MacKenzie, that they were close to the local sub-post office. Due to the numerous armed robberies within the last three years, everyone in the force knew to be on the lookout for anything suspicious within the vicinity of post offices— so the officers decided to call the man over to question him.
At that moment, Officers Tony White and Stuart MacKenzie could not have guessed that they had just encountered Britain's Most Wanted Man.
For more information about this case, including photo's, transcript & credits, please click HERE!
RAIDS, MURDER AND KIDNAPPING... THE DONALD NEILSEN FILE: How police put an end to Black Panther's killing spree; DATELINE December 11, 1975.
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Black Panther killer Donald Neilson dies
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E41 - THE TORTURE AND MURDER OF SUZANNE CAPPER
On the 15th December 1992, Barry Sutcliffe took his normal route to work along Compstall Road, in Romiley, England. After picking up two of his colleagues he headed into the lifting darkness. But there was nothing usual about the horrific discovery he would make on an otherwise peaceful morning. At 6.10am, his headlights silhouetted the hunched-over figure of a woman standing by the roadside. As Barry inched closer, he noticed the woman’s head was bare of any hair and her skin appeared blackened and charred.
Barry pulled over and the three men jumped out of the car, knowing instinctively the woman needed help. As they drew towards her the smell of burning human flesh became overwhelming. It was very clear that this was no woman, she appeared to be just a girl, no older than eighteen. It was also clear that she needed medical attention immediately.
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Really intriguing episode on Kyle. The show challenges the listener to look at every scenario in the case. Detailed, entertaining and intriguing. Contends from beginning to end. Looking forward to more episodes!
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Awesome crime pod!