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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

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    18: Stalker.

    18: Stalker.

    More widely recognised and legislated today in the UK is the horror that is the crime of stalking. But it hasn't always been like this - in fact, the legislation that surrounds it today had its genesis as a result of a case in the 1990's of a truly disturbing, twisted individual.

    The tale of which features this week on The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast.

    This episode 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/)

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    Playlist Tracks:

    Alice In Chains - Put You Down

    Spiritualized - So Long You Pretty Thing

    References:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1025822/My-stalker-hell--I-fear-man-stole-life-come-again.html

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1332876/Stalker-gets-life-for-knife-attack-on-girlfriend.html

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/lily-allens-stalking-hell-made-me-relive-my-own-10-year-ordeal-h/

    https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/speaking-out-against-the-stalkers-4190201

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/stalker-is-jailed-for-terrifying-obsession-1340363.html

    https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/5626978.stalker-faces-return-to-jail/

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12341991.stalker-walks-from-court-jail-unlikely-for-obsessive/

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/150718.stm

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/a-living-nightmare-when-fear-of-stalking-is-the-first-1555633

    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/UK%27s+worst+stalker+is+jailed+for+life.-a078028198

    https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/mugshot/s1-e6-anthony-burstow-hurdle-POqjIcNDF9z/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of1-vkIS5sQ

    Further Reading:

    "Stalkers - Disturbing True Life Stories of Harassment, Jealousy and Obsession: Polly Clarkson   (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stalkers-Disturbing-Harassment-Jealousy-Obsession-ebook/dp/B009R6B7ZK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=stalkers+polly&qid=1594349267&sr=8-1)

    "I'll Be Watching You" - Richard Gallagher (2001) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ill-Be-Watching-You-Stalkers/dp/1852279311/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=i%27ll+be+watching+you+stalkers&qid=1594349448&sr=8-2)

    Tracey Morgan's Weblog (https://traceymorgan.wordpress.com/about-tracey-morgan/traceys-stalking-experience/)

    Helplines:

    Suzy Lamplugh Trust/National Stalking Helpline - 0808 802 0300 (https://www.suzylamplugh.org/Pages/Category/national-stalking-helpline)

    Paladin NSAS (National Stalking Advocacy Service) - 020 3866 4107 (https://paladinservice.co.uk/)

    Women's Aid Federation of England - 0808 2000 247 (24 hours) (https://www.womensaid.org.uk/)

    Victim Support – Stalking & Harassment - Supportline: 08 08 16 89 11 (https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/crime-info/types-crime/stalking-and-harassment)

    Voice4Victims (http://www.voice4victims.co.uk/)

    http://www.protectionagainststalking.org/

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    Don't suffer - please always seek help.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    17: Evil At Ealing Vicarage

    17: Evil At Ealing Vicarage

    A horrific, landmark case from the 1980's is featured this time around on The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast - researched and written by listener and author Jacqui Louise Broderick.

    This episode contains descriptions of crimes and events, including that of a sexual nature, 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/)

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    Playlist Tracks:

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Spread Your Love

    Doves - Carousels

    References:

    "Rape - My Story" - Jill Saward/Wendy Green (1990) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rape-My-Story-Jill-Saward/dp/0747507511/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=rape+-+my+story&qid=1593099384&sr=8-1)

    "Believe No One" Roy Herridge (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Believe-One-Roy-Herridge-1994-09-22/dp/B01HC0VK18/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=believe+no+one+roy+herridge&qid=1593099665&sr=8-1)

    https://www.itv.com/news/2017-01-17/jill-sawards-twin-sister-pays-emotional-tribute-at-her-funeral/

    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/If+I+had+carried+on+hating+it+would+have+destroyed+me...and+I+didn%27t...-a060647690

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1512404/Her-fathers-story.html

    https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-file-photo-dated-100991-ealing-vicarage-rape-gang-member-martin-mccall-130475409.html

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11384795/Canon-Michael-Saward-clergyman-obituary.html 

    By the author:

    "After" - Louise Broderick (https://www.amazon.com/After-Sometimes-Beginning-Grace-Tallis/dp/B089YVJTP7/ref=sr_1_3?crid=9S0VHEW818JO&dchild=1&keywords=louise+broderick&qid=1593099801&s=books&sprefix=louise+br%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C354&sr=1-3)

     http://www.louisebroderick.com 

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    Remembering Jill, David and Michael.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    16: Maniac: Part 8 - Jean's Story

    16: Maniac: Part 8 - Jean's Story

    The Maniac arc comes to a close here this time around on The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast, with an examination of a senseless, tragic murder from 1993 that maybe - just maybe - be another example of the horror that Robert Napper can inflict.

    See what you think.

    This episode 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/)

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    Playlist Tracks:

    Exit Calm - When They Rise

    The Walkmen - The Rat

    References:

    Various/extensive searchable online news/newspaper articles 

    Killers Behind Bars - Robert Napper (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hzQ0pMOcew)

    Crimewatch UK April 1993 (Lead Appeal) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNQTC8UkF2w&t=38s)

    "Still At Large Podcast" - Jean Bradley episode (https://player.fm/series/still-at-large-podcast-2313710/jean-bradley-march-25th-1993)

    Google Maps link to site of Jean's Murder (https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5029848,-0.2851669,3a,75y,93.81h,84.09t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sSbQ48B9OOM5EI9oEaPegNg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192)

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    Remembering Jean 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    15: Maniac: Part 7 - The Aftermath

    15: Maniac: Part 7 - The Aftermath

    In the penultimate episode of the Maniac arc, we learn of the far and wide effects that the ripples of Robert Napper's monstrous crimes that we've heard of through the series have had on so many.
    This episode 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/)
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    Playlist Tracks:
    New Young Pony Club - Ice Cream
    Nine Black Alps - Ironside
    References:
    Various/extensive searchable online news/newspaper articles courtesy of The Guardian; The Daily Telegraph; The Times; Herald Scotland; The Standard; The Scottish Sun; The Daily Mail; The Daily Record; The Daily Mirror; BBC.
    Links:
    http://www.murderuk.com/serial_robert_napper.html
    https://murderpedia.org/male.N/n/napper-robert.htm
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Napper
    https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/rachel-nickell-case/investigation
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Rachel_Nickell
    Andre Hanscombe IPCC Complaint (http://library.college.police.uk/docs/ipcc/hanscombe-complaint.pdf)
    Documentaries/Interviews:
    Interview with Alex Hanscombe (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qCvoRhb3R8)
    Interview with Alex Hanscombe on "This Morning" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff4gr657EEA)
    "The Real Prime Suspect" - Robert Napper (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ugs-_SgKIU)
    Born To Kill - Robert Napper (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU5KsbGv_cM)
    Killers Behind Bars - Robert Napper (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hzQ0pMOcew)
    Real Crime - Rachel Nickell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okTW9-MqsqM)
    "Crimes That Shook Britain" - Rachel Nickell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sivHAHkphbU&t=2736s)
    "The Cook Report" - Colin Stagg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNmyIWgfHWo)
    Lorraine Kelly interview with Colin Stagg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlqMr5VJCE4)
    Crimewatch UK:
    September 1992 - Rachel Nickell Murder (Lead Item) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEYiyld3KdM&t=516s)
    Novermber 1992 - Green Chain Rapes Appeal (From 33 min) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCD29Ft_bbQ&t=2035s)
    February 1994 - Samantha and Jasmine Bissett Murders (Lead Item) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD5HPj4pPQk&t=508s)
    Books/Further Reading
    "Who Really Killed Rachel? - Colin Stagg/David Kessler (1999) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Really-Killed-Rachel-Colin-Stagg/dp/0958202729/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=colin+stagg&link_code=qs&qid=1591538608&sourceid=Mozilla-search&sr=8-3&tag=firefox-uk-21)
    "Pariah" - Colin Stagg/Ted Hynds (2007) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pariah-Colin-Stagg/dp/1906015104/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=colin+stagg&link_code=qs&qid=1591538578&sourceid=Mozilla-search&sr=8-1&tag=firefox-uk-21)
    "The Murder Of Rachel Nickell" - Mike Fielder (2000) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Murder-Rachel-Nickell-Blakes-Library/dp/1857823389/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=rachel+nickell&qid=1591538735&sr=8-1)
    "The Rachel Files" - Keith Pedder (2001) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rachel-Files-Keith-Pedder/dp/1903402514/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=rachel+nickell&qid=1591538829&sr=8-9)
    "Murder On The Common" - Keith Pedder (2004) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Murder-Common-Secret-Shocked-Library/dp/184454057X/ref=pd_sbs_14_1/257-0547624-7284614?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=184454057X&pd_rd_r=d2811b81-1381-4151-988c-8838de43f294&pd_rd_w=4LW3c&pd_rd_wg=dYlh3&pf_rd_p=2773aa8e-42c5-4dbe-bda8-5cdf2

    • 1 hr 16 min
    14: Maniac: Part 6 - The Monstrous Crimes Of Robert Napper

    14: Maniac: Part 6 - The Monstrous Crimes Of Robert Napper

    This episode on The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast, we finally meet the spectre that's overshadowed all parts of the story arc so far this series.
    It's time to meet the Maniac.
    This episode contains descriptions of crimes and events, including descriptions of a graphic sexual nature, that some listeners may find extremely 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/)
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    Playlist Tracks:
    The Enemy - Dirty Pretty Things
    Dart For My Sweetheart - Archie Bronson Outfit
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    Remembering Rachel, Samantha and Jasmine, the women of the Green Chain, and their families and loved ones.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    13: Maniac: Part 5 - The Pagan Who Became A Pariah (Part 2) - Stagg Hunt

    13: Maniac: Part 5 - The Pagan Who Became A Pariah (Part 2) - Stagg Hunt

    We are building towards the climax of the Maniac arc in this episode of The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast, as we hear the lengths that police went to to obtain the evidence against the man that they believed was the killer of Rachel Nickell.
    What a tale it is.
    This episode contains descriptions of crimes and events, including descriptions of a graphic sexual nature, that some listeners may find extremely 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/)
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    Playlist Tracks:
    Leave Home - The Chemical Brothers
    History - The Verve
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    Remembering Rachel.

    • 1 hr 28 min

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474 Ratings

adele57 ,

Paul is a great presenter

Great research easy listening and informative great point of view
Love this guy
Truly appreciate all the hard work
Loved ‘The Arc’ series really well done and told with swirling up the imagination very sad all the same

christy West ,

My favorite! Keep up the good work.

I really appreciate all your hard work and time spent researching these cases. Top notch podcast!

WoodChuck1529 ,

The detail 👌🏼

Paul really does amazing research. I love his little rants and personal thoughts throughout the case he covers to break up the harsh reality of the monsters that really do exist. He is extremely compassionate about the victims of the crimes and shows a lot of respect for them and their family if they were ever to listen.

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