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Murdertown

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Following each episode of the TV show Murdertown Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us unpicks a new case from each location. Get in touch to let us know which cases you'd like us to cover by using #Murdertown on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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TV & radio broadcaster Anita Rani hosts a brand new original UK TV series of Murdertown. In each episode, Anita Rani visits the towns and local communities where the murders took place to re-tell these tragic stories and shed new light on how lives and places are changed forever by such shocking and unforgettable crimes. Locations include: Milton K…
 
Crime+Investigation's brand new podcast series Making a Monster: The Tapes features exclusive interviews with some of the top minds in criminology. Hosted by Cherry Healey, the podcast series utilises exclusive, extra interviews with the expert forensic psychiatrists, psychologists and pathologists recorded during the production of the new TV serie…
 
As the frost began to thaw on the morning of January 30th, 1992 in Wallington by Croydon, South London, Nimal Samarasinha and his family prepared for work and school. He left the house to warm the car up, and soon his daughter ran out to meet him, only when she got to the pavement, her father was lying on the ground - one forceful blow of a knife i…
 
Six miles west of the Seaport town of Grimsby in Lincolnshire, is the tiny rural village of Irby upon Humber. On the evening of July 10th, 1991, Humberside Police were called to the home of a well known local family, the Newton’s, where shots had been fired. The owner of the house, Forty-five-year-old Clifford Newton was the eldest son and business…
 
It was an ordinary evening in the January of 1994 when a knock came on the door of Catherine and Terry Maidens’ family home in Whitestone, Nuneaton. Through the window, Catherine Maidens could see there was a man wearing a motorcycle helmet, just like a pizza delivery guy, only the Maiden’s hadn’t ordered any pizza. Following each episode of Kather…
 
In October 2016, police knocked on the door of a large cottage six miles southwest of Greenock, in the small Clyde Coast village of Inverkip, Scotland. They were looking for Margaret Fleming; a thirty-six year old woman who had been on long-term disability benefits. Only, Margaret’s carers said she had left their care years ago and would drop in wh…
 
On October 30th 1998, twenty-two year-old Jenny King left Chasers Nightclub in Bristol with a fiver that her brother had given her to get a taxi home. The following day, Jenny’s loved ones would realise she never made the mile to her family home in Warmley. Over the coming weeks, the residents of Bristol would question the shocking similarities bet…
 
The 3rd of August was the hottest day 1990 and County Durham had seen so far. That Friday would end up being the hottest day ever recorded in England at the time. So, when it came time for Peter Heron to come home for lunch to the fairly rural property on the outskirts of Darlington that he shared with his wife Ann, he was not surprised to find tha…
 
At 8:20pm on the evening of May 14th, 2018, thirty-seven-year-old pharmacist Mitesh Patel phoned the Cleveland police in Middlesbrough, panicked and breathless. After returning from collecting a pizza and visiting his pharmacy, he had found his house burgled and his wife Jessica non-responsive on the living room floor, her wrists and ankles bound w…
 
On Saturday June 16th 1990, fifty-two-year-old Trevaline Evans locked up the antique shop she owned in Llangollen, North Wales. Like many other days running a local business, she popped out to do a few things, leaving her customers a note on the door that read: “Back in two minutes.” Trevaline then purchased an apple and a banana up the road, and w…
 
On the 9th of December 1986, the half naked body of Linda Cook was found in the grass and scrub of a pathway in Buckland, Portsmouth. She had been repeatedly kicked in the face, head and body after being raped. The only clue the Hampshire Constabulary had to go on was a footprint left on her abdomen, a mens trainer with a unique tread — the word “F…
 
The official Murdertown podcast is returning for season 2 on Monday's with Benjamin Fitton (They Walk Among Us). Are you ready to delve into the dark side of your town? These are the true crime stories from 10 more towns across the UK. Ten stories of people who might appear just like us — but are capable of evil. Get in touch to let us know which c…
 
On a cool evening in April,1973, a cargo ship came into Shoreham Harbour, near Brighton, West Sussex. Sailors watched the murky water below as the ship got closer to port, and in the water, close to the side of the ship, they noticed something bobbing around on the surface. Hauling it out, they found a bloated body, still wearing a jacket and trous…
 
In 1955, the small Tyne-On-Wear village of Windy Nook was like many other towns trying to build themselves back up to former glory days. The quarries were long closed, and many of the young residents had moved on to nearby cities like Sunderland or Newcastle in search of work. Mary and John Knowles had lived in their cottage in Windy Nook since the…
 
In May 1996, ninety-four year old Dorothy Wood said goodnight to her care worker who had come by to get her ready for bed. Profoundly deaf and crippled by arthritis, Dorothy struggled to complete even the most simplest of household tasks, but she was adamant she would keep her independence. The following morning when family friends arrived to help …
 
Early one February morning in 2010, local Watford refuse worker Gary Bennett was woken up just before 5 am with a nudge from his mum. He put on his work gear and walked out the door. Later that morning two schoolboys found Gary’s savagely beaten body in a local park. But how had Gary gotten there? He had not ridden his bike as he usually did, It wa…
 
In 1951, headmistress of the Burton-On-Trent High School, Winifred Mulley had dismissed six hundred girls for the Summer. Winifred lived in a house on the grounds of the school. She was signing off on a new home she had just purchased in Burton and was preparing to leave for her Summer holiday. She wasn’t feeling very well and so rather than leave …
 
When Harry and Megan Tooze’s neighbours heard two gunshots coming from the couple’s farm in Llanharry, South Wales they didn’t think twice. Harry had always had trouble with rabbits and they assumed he was shooting them out of his cabbages again. That evening when Harry and Megan’s daughter attempted to get a hold of them they were nowhere to be fo…
 
On a quiet Sunday morning in 1974, father of five Michael Taylor was found naked in the street in Ossett, Yorkshire, covered in what was thought to be red paint. As Police Constable Ian Walker approached him, he realised it was not red paint at all— it was blood. When Michael Taylor began screaming that it was the blood of Satan, backup was called …
 
Thirty year old Lynda Hunter woke up one Friday in August 1987 with morning sickness and was glad she and her husband Andrew had that day off. They had been married less than a year and she was thrilled about the baby who was six weeks along. Lynda and Andrew went to the pharmacy and then onto the doctor for some relief. When she got home later tha…
 
In 1987 in Tunbridge Wells, just south of Dartford, two young women were murdered five months apart. Both lived alone in bedsits less than a mile from one another, both worked on Camden Road, both ate lunch at the same cafe. The women didn’t know each other, but they will forever be remembered together for their murderer was never caught. In 2007, …
 
In December 1979 a fire broke out while four boys and their mother slept in their two story council house in Hull, Yorkshire. Edith Hastie and young Tommy escaped with their lives but three of the brothers would not survive. Police realised quickly that the fire was deliberately lit and chased rumours all over Hull until an unlikely source gave him…
 
Are you ready to delve into the dark side of your town? These are the true crime stories from 10 towns across the UK. Ten stories of people who might appear just like us — but capable of evil. These are the stories of Murdertown. Watch Katherine Kelly's Murdertown exclusively on Crime+Investigation in the UK every Monday at 9pm from 3rd September a…
 
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