UK True Crime Podcast
UK True Crime Podcast
About UK True Crime Podcast
The weekly UK True Crime Podcast, hosted by Adam, is the home of UK true crime. With a new episode every Tuesday since 2016, it is where you discover lesser known UK cases and discover new perspectives and insight on stories you may already know.
Joseph Scalise, a member of The Mob, in Chicago, was nicknamed 'The Monk' as when he was younger he aspired to be a Priest. Somewhere along the line things went a bit wrong with that goal.... Today, we hear the story of his trip to London with Art 'The Brain' Rachel and how they were suspected of stealing the incredibly valuable Marlborough Diamond from a high-end jeweller in a stunningly simple operation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Scalise#Marlborough_diamond_robbery http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/11/newsid_2514000/2514065.stm https://medium.com/the-mystery-box/lost-treasure-the-graff-jewels-and-the-marlborough-diamond-8beb3ceb3c29 https://luxurylondon.co.uk/style/watches-and-jewellery/jewellery/the-graff-jewellery-heist-and-the-40-year-search-for-the-marlborough-diamond/ https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-mob-diamonds-marlborough-diamong-art-rachel/5684614/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graff_(jewellers) https://luxurylondon.co.uk/style/watches-and-jewellery/jewellery/the-graff-jewellery-heist-and-the-40-year-search-for-the-marlborough-diamond/ https://www.nationalcrimesyndicate.com/day-1980-marlborough-diamond-heist-took-place/
A shocking story from the south coast of England as a man is abducted in his own car from a busy car park in front of his 9 year old son. His body is found in the sea off Hurst Castle six days later with stab wounds. Just who would have done this to 43 year old Accountant, Grant Price - and why? Please support my sponsor: Gousto Just head to: gousto.co.uk and us the code TRUECRIME . for 60% off your first box + 25% off all boxes for two months. Sources https://www.independent.co.uk/news/life-for-men-who-abducted-and-murdered-accountant-1589170.html?fbclid=IwAR1AHwpxFVifwehwoUJmT72AV9KL_uJmKB4wvGsxam54Sy0vUz4KpO0nRPo Public warned over 'carjack' killers | HeraldScotland Murder trial told victim was marched to his death | HeraldScotland Life for men who abducted and murdered accountant | The Independent | The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/car-thieves-suspected-of-kidnap-killing-1410525.html https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ukgwa/20110204013155/http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/cms/144_14688.htm http://www.blackkalendar.nl/c/3841/Matthew%20Pearce
This week, the UK True Crime podcast is from Cambuslang, about 6 miles southeast of the centre of Glasgow, as I look at a terrifying double murder. The body of 36 year-old taxi driver Cathy McChord was found with her body crammed into the boot of the car, with the meter still running. Cathy’s cigarette lighter, inhaler and car keys placed in a straight-line. Suggesting a ritualistic element to the crime. Two months after Cathy’s murder another body was found when 48 year-old Elizabeth Walton was found in the grounds of her daughter’s school. After declining a lift home, Elizabeth was attacked and then strangled as she walked back home from an evening out. When police found Elizabeth’s body they found ritualistic and symbolic acts had taken place, similar to those of Cathy. The police knew they were searching for a double killer..... Sources https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/23184428.glasgow-double-killer-iain-scoular-trapped/ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507&dat=19821004&id=Y8NAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CqYMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2456,490756 https://strandmag.com/dark-objects-and-why-true-crime-is-stranger-than-fiction/ https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_great_place_the_ball_swindle https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Iain_Scoular https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWI3_k3j3Ik https://www.pressreader.com/uk/sunday-mail-uk/20181028/281994673483686 https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/impotent-double-killer-who-trapped-960819 https://www.thefreelibrary.com/This+man+killed+my+wife.+He+will+kill+again.+No+woman+is+safe%3B...-a0107152332 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=0RgjAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT286&lpg=PT286&dq=Iain+Scoular+murder&source=bl&ots=nEACQ3feI1&sig=ACfU3U3PYfviQB_oX2Jjz5Su6HZ3lwWGbw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj_k6LH3Lj9AhUOh1wKHYCpDJg4ChDoAXoECB4QAw#v=onepage&q=Iain%20Scoular%20murder&f=false https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=yxYjAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT153&lpg=PT153&dq=Iain+Scoular+murder&source=bl&ots=DEYi1P9LJM&sig=ACfU3U1giRI52CEpE91OcNQEkRGOKn5QqQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiB46Hg3Lj9AhVim1wKHYbnDMU4FBDoAXoECB4QAw#v=onepage&q=Iain%20Scoular%20murder&f=false
Surgeon Anthony McGrath had developed a passion for antiques from his surgeon father, growing up in a beautiful Georgian Stately Home in County Meath. He amassed quite a collection for himself as an adult, but then one day, he called Bedfordshire Police to say that thieves had stolen over £180,000 worth of his precious collection. But the investigation wasn't quite as straightforward as Anthony had expected.... Please support my sponsor: Gousto Just head to: gousto.co.uk and us the code TRUECRIME . for 60% off your first box + 25% off all boxes for two months. Sources https://ersou.police.uk/news/2021/03/26/%E2%80%98dishonest%E2%80%99-and-%E2%80%98manipulative%E2%80%99-surgeon-ordered-to-repay-illicit-gains/ https://bedspolice.wordpress.com/2019/04/08/its-just-a-burglary-isnt-it/?fbclid=IwAR2RdTSlZcxztHkMiLwPmRh9u0ukv3j9q102D2pwqxdjXo54GYRmjQJzW1k https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9414593/Surgeon-jailed-insurance-scam-mortgage-fraud-pay-560-000-three-months.html https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/20748908/anthony-mcgrath/ https://www.km-medicine.com/news/surgeon-jailed-for-180000-burglary-scam-was-007-wannabe-who-regularly-cheated
On Sunday I watched the excellent live show, The Makings of a Murderer, with ex-detective David Swindle. This show is touring for the next year and will be at a theatre near you soon - I highly recommend buying a ticket and finding out much more about some of the investigations in which David has personally been involved, as well as other high-profile cases. After the show. David kindly agreed to chat with me about his past career and what he is currently doing, especially with helping the families of victims of crime abroad. David spent over 30 years in the police service, mainly in the CID. His work as Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) saw him managing high profile and challenging UK cross border investigations including the Glasgow Airport Terrorist Investigation and the murder of Polish student Angelika Kluk in Glasgow. He also formed Operation Anagram to investigate serial killer Peter Tobin’s involvement in other crimes. Links The Makings of a Murderer - Entertainers Links and Media – David Swindle Crime Solutions Victims Abroad - Victim Translation Services, Multilingual Crime Frontpage - Kirsty Maxwell Charity
This week we conclude our story about the repercussions of 22 hours of violence on Teesside that saw one innocent man murdered and others injured. As detectives search for the other gang members, the story this week takes us to Spain, Jamaica and also Lebanon - with shocking consequences. Please support my sponsor www.clivescandles.co.uk and use the code: CRIME for a 10% discount Sources: https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/man-jailed-over-death-plunge-3847857 https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/gangland-style-gun-victim-walks-3736765 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_death_of_hooligan_x https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/7082282.vice-girl-weeps-tells-killing/ https://www.thefreelibrary.com/18-year+term+pleases+family.-a0102983463 https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/family-glad-justice-been-done-3854411 https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/murder-accused-not-house-3853924 https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/the-long-road-to-justice-3808038 https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/7156174.jail-term-reduced-man-tried-silence-witnesses/. https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/lee-harrison-inquest-live-updates-13991112
Husband and father, 41 year old Kalvant Singh had been out for the evening at a pub in Saltburn before arriving back in Middlesbrough by taxi. Although dropped at his house, he wanted to continue the night and so didn't go through the door. A decision that would cost him his life.... In this episode of the UK True Crime we look at a 22 hour campaign of violence that would ruin so many lives forever...... Sources https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/man-jailed-over-death-plunge-3847857 https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/gangland-style-gun-victim-walks-3736765 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_death_of_hooligan_x https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/7082282.vice-girl-weeps-tells-killing/ https://www.thefreelibrary.com/18-year+term+pleases+family.-a0102983463 https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/family-glad-justice-been-done-3854411 https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/murder-accused-not-house-3853924 https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/the-long-road-to-justice-3808038
When Debbie Linsley boarded the London Victoria train that early afternoon at Petts Wood Station, she had everything to live for - life was good. But when just over half an hour later the other passengers left the train at Victoria, Debbie didn't. It was the British Rail guard who found her body. In this episode of the UK True Crime podcast, I look at just what happened to Debbie Linsley on that fateful day.
Whitechapel, East London. Famous among many True Crime fans for the Jack the Ripper Murders where women on the very fringes of society were incredibly vulnerable to a murderer like Jack. In our modern-day story today, two women at the very edge of modern society - one selling sex, one selling counterfeit DVDs - go missing from the streets of Whitechapel within weeks of each other. Are the disappearances connected? Sources https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2012/07/streetwalkers-whitechapel-prostitution http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7650889.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7631399.stm https://www.standard.co.uk/hp/front/whitechapel-ripper-will-die-in-prison-for-killings-6837225.html https://southwarknews.co.uk/news/crime/10-years-daughter-murdered-jackie-no-nearer-finding-bonnies-body/ https://www.policeprofessional.com/news/life-sentence-for-murder-%C2%96-but-no-bodies/ https://www.pressreader.com/uk/daily-star-sunday/20181118/282063393004149 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/jack-the-ripper-copycat-murders-spark-call-for-sex-worker-protection-9100294.html
How we enjoy a wedding reception in the UK. A chance to celebrate a very special day for the newly-married couple before they divorce. This wedding in Guilford, Surrey, was just like so many others until the Bride and Groom left the venue at about 10pm. It was then that the violence started....
The National Crime Agency (NCA) received intelligence that a gang in Kent were potentially obtaining dangerous guns which they planned to sell on the streets of the UK. In this episode of the UK True Crime Podcast, we watch on as the gang continue their planning unaware that their telephones and satnav have been intercepted by the NCA....
It was a dark, winters morning as the 10 men group carried out maintenance on the railway line near Tebay. The men wore their safety helmets to block out the noise of their machinery and there was no look-out as the line was closed in both directions. So when the 20 tonne wagon came hurtling down the track towards them at 40 miles per hour it was completely unexpected. As one fellow worker put it, "This was the worst nightmare for any rail man - an un-manned wagon coming straight at you out of the pitch darkness." Four men were killed instantly that morning and others injured in the tragedy. Today, I tell their story. Sources https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/archive/tebay-tragedy-court-session-24-03-2005/ https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/5856470.rail-tragedy-victim-had-made-complaint/ https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/7155039.sabotaged-rail-wagon-killed-four-court-told/ https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/he-cut-costs-four-men-died-574429 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4816206.stm https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/you-never-said-sorry-greedy-2897271 https://en-academic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/4886375 https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/7000299.rail-men-killed-20-tonnes-death/ https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/675301.tebay-rail-workers-deny-manslaughter/ https://www.commercialmotor.com/news/compliance/man-convicted-manslaughter-refused-o-licence?page=6 https://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-b665-rail-union-marks-loss-of-workers-at-tebay-1 https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/709471.tebay-rail-disaster-pair-jailed/ https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/cowboy-operator-rhyl-convicted-manslaughter-12426689 https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/rail-contractor-blamed-everyone-himself-2900167# http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4802584.stm
When at about 10.45pm the 999 call came through, the operator could never have known it was one they would never forget. The man was 29 year old Stephen Carson from Belfast who was calling from his downstairs toilet. He said: "Hurry up please, there are two people in my house trying to get me. Quick, quick, hurry up." Then there was silence....... Sources https://belfastmedia.com/killers-of-stephen-carson-involved-in-city-extortion-rackets https://www.judiciaryni.uk/sites/judiciary/files/decisions/Summary%20of%20judgment%20-%20R%20v%20David%20Smith%20Michael%20Smith%20and%20Francis%20Smith.pdf https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/stephen-carson-murder-three-convicted-13558503 https://www.thefreelibrary.com/I+thought+he+might+have+got+out+the+back+door+..he+didn%27t-a0557832241 https://www.qradio.com/belfast/news/q-radio-local-news/two-cousins-each-handed-minimum-20-year-sentence-for-murder-of-stephen-carson/ https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/fiancee-man-shot-dead-breaks-13404914 https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/murder-victim-stephen-carsons-final-15259206 https://belfastmedia.com/renegade-gang-member-shot-dead-young-dad https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/09/10/news/pizza-delivery-driver-kieran-mcmanus-knew-he-was-getting-shot-after-hearing-sinister-greeting-1707918/ https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/kieran-mcmanus-murder-weapon-not-conclusively-linked-to-previous-shooting-38489764.html https://www.centralfifetimes.com/news/national-news/17907847.family-delivery-driver-shot-dead-belfast-keep-fighting-justice/ https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/stephen-carson-murder-trial-jury-urged-consider-all-evidence-226823 https://www.judiciaryni.uk/sites/judiciary/files/decisions/Summary%20of%20judgment%20-%20R%20v%20David%20Smith%20Michael%20Smith%20and%20Francis%20Smith.pdf
Harry was found downstairs in the utility room. He had been shot once, through the back, piercing his heart and killing him almost instantly. Nicola was upstairs in the main bedroom. She had been shot 4 times, three times down stairs, and a further shot as she had made her way into the bedroom, presumably to escape. The killer had placed the duvet over her head before carrying out the final fatal shot. Just who had killed this young couple in their own home in East Sussex?
It was late on a Thursday evening when neighbours heard the alarm and called the Fire Brigade, who arrived and made the terrible discovery of a dead body in the flat. This person was soon identified as 29 year old Andrea Waddell, but just who would have any motive to kill such a kind and gentle person as Andrea? Sources https://www.ornaverum.org/family/waddell-andrea/tribute-from-nick.html https://www.scotsman.com/news/prostitutes-killer-found-guilty-earlier-rape-1699023 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/prostitute-murder-accused-appeared-subdued-1971117.html https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/8195492.man-denies-harming-brighton-sex-worker/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/sussex/8316829.stm https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/8269147.man-convicted-of-brighton-murder-claims-he-was-jailed-for-being-scottish/ https://birdofparadox.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/andrea-waddell-murder-trial-update-13-may-2010/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/sussex/8673249.stm
Southport Sailing Club, like many others around the UK, is a fun place to be a member where people enjoy the sailing and the social side which comes as part of the club. But in the story this week, Paul Longworth - the Commodore of the club - is increasingly cruel to his wife Tina, and openly nasty about her at the sailing club and with friends at work. On the day he celebrated his 37th birthday at the sailing club, Tina was found dead at their home, she was just 29. Had Tina taken her own life? Sources https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/20-years-on-mersey-sailing-12427769 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/yachtsman-gets-life-for-killing-wife-and-faking-suicide-1147093.html https://www.thefreelibrary.com/YOU%27RE+A+WICKED+LYING+MURDERER%3B+Commodore+gets+life+over+fake+suicide.-a060692827 https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/i-found-out-dad-murdered-mum-153936 https://dvmemorial.wordpress.com/2008/03/30/tina-longworth/ https://www.thefreelibrary.com/I+BEGGED+MURDERED+TINA+TO+LEAVE+HER+VICIOUS+HUSBAND%3B+Lover%27s...-a060643818
Affairs often ruin lives and destroy families, but when the affair is between a man and his daughter-in-law, the mother of his grandchild, the feelings naturally run very deep. And this is the case in the story today from Stowmarket, near Ipswich in the east of England. But as the family tried to come to terms with what had happened, they were rocked again by the most shocking events....
Who do you trust in life - who do you really trust? If you are a small business you have to trust your bank which funds you as you grow. But in this episode of the UK True Crime, we look at a Senior Banker who treated small business owners with utter contempt, using them to fund his lifestyle of sex parties and foreign holidays as hard working business owners lost all they had worked so hard to achieve.... Sources https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sex-lies-and-hbos-gjmrfbnzv https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/30/cash-cruises-sex-parties-hbos-manager-lynden-scourfield https://www.honeycombpsg.com/the-wolf-of-hbos/ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4183510/HBOS-banker-jailed-11-years-1bn-fraud.html https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-49727008
This week the Uk true Crime podcast heads to a gang dispute in the north-west of London. A normal Saturday evening for 18 year old Jason Isaacs and his friends turns into absolute horror as they are chased by masked men on mopeds and wearing balaclavas. When the group is separated, Jason is brutally stabbed by the cowardly gang members... Sources https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/jason-isaacs-murder-drill-rapper-who-stabbed-teenager-to-death-in-moped-ambush-is-jailed-for-life-a4153076.html https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gang-member-who-murdered-rival-16213543 https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/jason-isaacs-murder-full-story-16147930 https://totalcrime.co.uk/archives-all-chris-summers-totalcrime-stories-since-2013/ https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16380759/drill-music-sons-murdered-epidemic/ https://www.ealingtimes.co.uk/news/17669411.youth-18-given-20-years-murder-jason-isaacs-northolt/
All murder cases are dreadful, with the effects rippling widely, sometimes for generations. But today, from rural Derbyshire, I cover one of those stories almost impossible to comprehend. A random murder and more than this, a murder seemingly just for fun.... Sources https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1291093/Murderer-Colin-Cheethams-chilling-photo-album.html http://www.taxi-driver.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12285&start=40 https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/jun/30/gun-fanatic-colin-cheetham http://johnhalley.uk/Death%20-%20Stuart%20Ludlam.htm https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11586644/gun-fanatic-killed-innocent-taxi-driver-dies-jail/ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/murdered-taxi-driver-stuart-ludlam-may-have-been-victim-of-feud-wmxdzqjtfnf
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