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They Walk Among Us - UK True Crime

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They Walk Among Us is an award-winning weekly UK true crime podcast covering a broad range of cases from the sinister to the surreal.
3 - Episode 20
Nov 13 • 32 min
Jeeves jumped into the back of the Bentley. The chauffeur was escorting him from London to Scotland. Jeeves was looking peaky, maybe a break from the city for a walk in the Scottish countryside might help freshen him up. After a short trip, they would…
3 - Episode 19
Nov 6 • 48 min
Stefano Brizzi had just been found guilty of murder. Throughout his trial, Stefano denied the allegations made by the prosecution. He insisted that it had been a terrible accident. It was always going to be difficult to explain what the police found at…
3 - Episode 18
Oct 31 • 32 min
Margaret got into the driver’s seat. She heard her husband call, “Drive carefully darling”. ´╗┐She turned the key in the ignition. BOOM! *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME LISTENERS MAY FIND…
3 - Episode 17
Oct 17 • 37 min
WARNING: THIS IS PART TWO OF A TWO-PART STORY. PLEASE LISTEN TO SEASON 3 - EPISODE 16 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CASE. After Robert Allan’s abduction and torture, the theft of ammunition and grenades from a barracks in Kent, a drugs bust of nearly…
3 - Episode 16
Oct 16 • 30 min
The alien abductions in Scotland have nothing to do with little green men from another planet. In 2009 members of one of Scotland’s most dangerous crime gangs began kidnapping their rivals at gunpoint. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE…
3 - Episode 15
Oct 9 • 36 min
Her dream wedding dress hung on a door in her parent’s home. She had spared no expense buying a £2,000 gown. Today, September 6th, 2003, was meant to be her big day, she was supposed to be getting ready. Instead, Deborah Pemberton was waiting anxiously…
3 - Episode 14
Oct 2 • 43 min
Georgia was an independent teenager and wanted to earn some spending money so got a part-time job at a petrol station. She was working with a man called Jamie Reynolds. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND DESCRIPTIONS…
3 - Episode 13
Sep 25 • 42 min
Peter Morgan, a wealthy Welsh businessman and multi-millionaire in his early fifties, had recently separated from his wife. He was looking to start a new life with his young girlfriend. This new beginning would come to an untimely end when the body of one…
3 - Episode 12
Sep 18 • 38 min
Millions of people worldwide hand over money every week to be in with a chance of winning the lottery. The odds aren’t stacked in your favour but you pay anyway. Maybe for a minute, your mind drifts to a place where you’ve won. You imagine what you would…
3 - Episode 11
Sep 11 • 33 min
The Jane and John Does of the U.K, the unknown people, walking amongst us, unnoticed on the streets, here one day and gone the next. The unidentified, the unloved, the forgotten, the lonely, the lost, the missed and the loved. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS…
3 - Episode 10
Sep 4 • 32 min
WARNING: THIS IS PART TWO OF A TWO-PART STORY. PLEASE LISTEN TO SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CASE. The body of Jimmy Prout had been found in some scrubland only a hundred yards from his home in Percy Main, a small village located in the…
3 - Episode 9
Aug 28 • 32 min
Late March 2016, Northumbria police appealed to the public as they were growing concerned for two missing people in Tyneside. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME LISTENERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING…
3 - Episode 8
Aug 21 • 29 min
On January 2nd, 1998, 15-year-old Hannah Deterville left her home in Queens Park, London to meet a friend. She never came home. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME LISTENERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING…
3 - Episode 7
Aug 14 • 26 min
The name Boarded Barn didn’t really suit the large Tudor house which more closely resembled a manor than a barn. It sat surrounded on three sides by acres of land. The only neighbours lived on a farm nearby, with a road passing the front of the property.…
3 - Episode 6
Aug 7 • 36 min
A controversial case in British law when a 22-year-old man with the mental capacity of a nine and a half-year-old, and the understanding of right and wrong equal to that of a 6-year-old, is sentenced to hang for murder. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS…
3 - Episode 5
Aug 1 • 29 min
WARNING: THIS IS PART TWO OF A TWO-PART STORY. PLEASE LISTEN TO SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CASE. The charred remains of 21-year-old Sophie Lionnet were found on a bonfire in the back garden of a property in Southfields, London. Sabrina…
3 - Episode 4
Jul 31 • 28 min
Smoke was billowing out of an Edwardian end-of-terrace property on the intersection of Pulborough Road and Wimbledon Park Road, in Southfields, London. Neighbours became concerned when the plumes of smoke grew so the dense a heavy fog covered the street.…
3 - Episode 3
Jul 24 • 38 min
‘Hannibal, The Cannibal’, is a fictional character from The Silence of the Lambs. He eats pieces of his victims. After he is caught, he is a kept in a cell, with a glass facade, to be safely observed. The UK press has its own ‘Hannibal, The Cannibal.’ ***…
3 - Episode 2
Jul 17 • 46 min
WARNING: THIS IS PART TWO OF A TWO-PART STORY. PLEASE LISTEN TO SEASON 3 - EPISODE 1 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CASE. After Reggie’s Kray wedding in 1965, Ronnie’s mental health continued to decline, and he suffered from both bouts of crippling depression…
3 - Episode 1
Jul 10 • 38 min
From their east end beginnings, the Kray twins would go on to run one of the most powerful and feared criminal organisations in London. Their influence wouldn’t only be felt by the nightclubs and casinos of the capital but also some of the highest tiers…
2 - Episode 28
Jun 12 • 56 min
On a dark December night, a couple were heading home after an evening out. As they drove towards Alvechurch in Worcestershire, they were stopped on a deserted country lane and the driver was murdered in a brutal attack. But who was this mystery assailant…
2 - Episode 27
May 29 • 45 min
Basil and Avril Laitner’s day was filled with happiness. They watched their eldest daughter get married, and they spent the early evening at the reception, in a marquee tent in their back garden. When they waved their daughter and new son-in-law off on…
2 - Episode 26
May 15 • 40 min
WARNING: THIS IS PART TWO OF A TWO-PART STORY. PLEASE LISTEN TO SEASON 2 - EPISODE 25 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CASE. During September 2012 Dale Cregan opened fire on two unarmed police officers. After killing them both, he handed himself in at a local…
2 - Episode 25
May 8 • 51 min
On Tuesday, September 18th, 2012, PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone arrived at a property in Abbey Gardens, ten miles east of Manchester City Centre. They were answering a routine call. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT…
2 - Episode 24
Apr 24 • 44 min
WARNING: THIS IS PART TWO OF A TWO-PART STORY. PLEASE LISTEN TO SEASON 2 - EPISODE 23 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CASE. After his release from prison in 1970, Roy Fontaine had accepted a job at Whittingham hospital, and he was staying at a prison hostel…
2 - Episode 23
Apr 17 • 45 min
To ensure his brother couldn’t lift his head above the water, Roy held it under for a moment as the last of the air left Donald’s lungs. As Roy and Michael stepped back from the bathtub, they patiently waited. After five minutes Donald’s body bobbed to…
2 - Episode 22
Apr 3 • 32 min
Between 1975 and 1980 The Yorkshire Ripper used the North of England as a hunting ground. He spread fear not just in Yorkshire, but across the entire country. The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, killed thirteen women and attacked eight others. But…
Bonus Episode 5
Mar 27 • 23 min
David Smith, a former member of the SAS, was due to receive a large sum of money as a company he owned was being sold. David and his partner Elizabeth were excited as the windfall meant they could buy their dream home and permanently move in together…
2 - Episode 21
Mar 21 • 38 min
Richard Buckland had spent the last three months in a jail cell. The 17-year-old had confessed to the brutal rape and murder of teenager Dawn Ashworth. A similar death had occurred nearby, three years before. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS…
2 - Episode 20
Mar 6 • 26 min
WARNING: THIS IS PART TWO OF A TWO-PART STORY. PLEASE LISTEN TO SEASON 2 - EPISODE 19 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CASE. Alan Turing had served his country during the second war, decoding Nazi communications at Bletchley Park. After the war, he moved north to…
2 - Episode 19
Feb 27 • 32 min
Two police detectives arrived at Hollymeade, the home of a faculty member at Victoria University in Manchester. Alan, the occupant, had reported a burglary after a handful of trivial items had been stolen. The detectives did not dispute what Alan was…
2 - Episode 18
Feb 20 • 32 min
Olivia was woken up around 3:30 am on December 30th, 1999, by the sound of something crashing to the ground. She prodded her husband awake. She was sure that somebody was in the house. She jumped out of bed and ran to lock the bedroom door. George, her…
2 - Episode 17
Feb 6 • 44 min
John Cooper was an unassuming man. He claimed to suffer from a frozen shoulder and near debilitating arthritis. But John was living a double life. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME LISTENERS…
2 - Episode 16
Jan 23 • 41 min
A dangerous prisoner escapes from custody. The events that unfolded are what worst nightmares are made of. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME LISTENERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING *** More information…
2 - Episode 15
Jan 9 • 48 min
Monday, August 23rd, 2010, officers from the central London police force visited the home of Gareth Williams at his top-floor flat on Alderney Street in Pimlico, London. Gareth had been working as a communications officer at the Government Communications…
Bonus Episode 4
Jan 2 • 14 min
On the evening of Friday, February 3rd, 2017, 95-year-old Denver Beddows, and his 88-year-old wife Olive, received a visit from their son and daughter-in-law at their semi-detached home in Woolston. Denver, or Charles to those that knew him, had been…
2 - Episode 14
Dec 26, 2017 • 38 min
WARNING: THIS IS PART TWO OF A TWO-PART STORY. PLEASE LISTEN TO SEASON 2 - EPISODE 13 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CASE. On June 30th, 2003, a 14-year-old girl was found stabbed to death behind a wall on Roan’s Dyke Path, a countryside short-cut in Dalkeith,…
2 - Episode 13
Dec 12, 2017 • 27 min
On the morning of Wednesday, December 8th, 2004, a jury stepped on to a bus to travel from Edinburgh High Court to Roan’s Dyke Path, a countryside short-cut between the residential areas of Newbattle and Easthouses in Midlothian, Scotland. Wilted…
2 - Episode 12
Nov 28, 2017 • 37 min
Scotland in the 1960s saw two murders with each case centred around a complex love triangle. Even though the motives and methods of these crimes were strikingly similar, the outcome was very different. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE…
Bonus Episode 3
Nov 21, 2017 • 11 min
John Frederick Perry had been through a messy divorce and now found himself living alone with his cat, Katie, in the village of Higher Kinnerton in North Wales. John had saved up some money and decided to treat himself to a three week holiday to Manila in…
2 - Episode 11
Nov 15, 2017 • 37 min
WARNING: THIS IS PART TWO OF A TWO-PART STORY. PLEASE LISTEN TO SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CASE. Jennifer and June Gibbons were twins. They would shut themselves away in their bedroom, not coming down for meals, and even when they did…
2 - Episode 10
Nov 14, 2017 • 26 min
From a very early age, identical twins, Jennifer and June Gibbons were insular. They created their own secret language and refused to talk to anyone else. Following a conviction for burglary and arson, during their late teens, they were both sent to…
2 - Episode 9
Nov 1, 2017 • 31 min
On Friday, May 6th, 1927 a large black trunk was abandoned in the luggage office at Charing Cross station in London. The trunk sat amongst the other abandoned luggage in the stifling heat until Monday morning. Staff arrived to begin their working week and…
2 - Episode 8
Oct 17, 2017 • 30 min
Stephen Farrow was born in 1964. He was the black sheep of the family. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME LISTENERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING *** More information can be found on our website at…
Bonus Episode 2
Oct 10, 2017 • 12 min
We’ve all had them. Those awkward first dates. You struggle to find something to talk about. So you go for the sure bet, and you mention the weather. But what would you do if you ended up meeting someone for a romantic night in, and you end up being…
2 - Episode 7
Oct 3, 2017 • 34 min
Bijan Ebrahimi lived on the ground floor in a four-story block of flats located on Capgrave Crescent in Bristol. Bijan, a shy man and an Iranian immigrant, suffered from health problems that left him disabled. He had a close bond with his family and took…
2 - Episode 6
Sep 19, 2017 • 31 min
Alan Hopkinson is a former member of Mensa with an IQ of 159. He was a computer programmer and had served in the royal air force. At the time of his arrest he was middle-aged with a salt and pepper hair, and a moustache. Nothing about him stands out. You…
Bonus Episode 1
Sep 12, 2017 • 19 min
In 2009, Christopher Monks persuaded a boyfriend, he met through an internet chat room, to kill his parents in return for a disturbing reward.*** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME LISTENERS MAY…
2 - Episode 5
Sep 5, 2017 • 30 min
WARNING: THIS IS PART TWO OF A TWO-PART STORY. PLEASE LISTEN TO SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CASE. During April 2016 Helen Bailey, a successful author, disappeared. She allegedly left a note, found by her husband to be, asking that no one…
2 - Episode 4
Aug 22, 2017 • 32 min
Ian Stewart lived on Baldock Road in Royston with his finance, successful author Helen Bailey. The couple shared their home with Ian’s two sons, from a previous marriage, and Helen’s beloved miniature dachshund called Boris. Ian and Helen had planned…
2 - Episode 3
Aug 8, 2017 • 39 min
Over ten days in 2013 Joanna Dennehy went on a sadistic killing spree. She murdered three men and left two others fighting for their lives. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME LISTENERS MAY FIND…
2 - Episode 2
Jul 25, 2017 • 30 min
On Tuesday, November 24th, 2015, Michelle James and an acquaintance, were clearing out a communal garden in Beddau, Wales, after a neighbour, Leigh Sabine, had passed away. Before she had died, Leigh who was always talkative and very outgoing, had told…
2 - Episode 1
Jul 11, 2017 • 32 min
On May 12th, 1958 31-year-old Peter Manuel went to trial at Glasgow High Court for the murder of eight people. So desperate were people to get a seat on the public benches for the trial of the infamous Beast of Birkenshaw, they queued outside the court…
2 - Trailer
Jun 23, 2017 • 0 min
They Walk Among Us returns for Season 2 on Wednesday July 12th, 2017. We’ve started a closed group on Facebook where you can discuss the latest cases featured on the show, your favourite podcasts, or anything in-between. Click here »>…
1 - Episode 19
May 23, 2017 • 29 min
WARNING: THIS IS PART TWO OF A TWO-PART STORY. PLEASE LISTEN TO SEASON 1 - EPISODE 18 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CASE. Upon his release in 1987, Michael Peterson had spent almost a decade and a half in prison. He had served the majority of his sentence in…
1 - Episode 18
May 9, 2017 • 26 min
There is only one prisoner who will go down in history as being Britain’s most notoriously violent inmate. This is not a label you get overnight, and despite a couple of short-lived moments of freedom, he has been in prison since 1974, with the majority…
1 - Episode 17
Apr 28, 2017 • 23 min
In 2004, Sydney Blackwell, a retired accountant, and his wife Jacqueline, an antiques dealer, lived in the village of Melling in Merseyside. It’s an affluent area with green fields, old churches and quaint cottages. They shared their home with their…
1 - Episode 16
Apr 12, 2017 • 39 min
WARNING: THIS IS PART TWO OF A TWO-PART STORY. PLEASE LISTEN TO SEASON 1 - EPISODE 15 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CASE. Stephen Port was arrested on October 15th, 2015 for the murders of 4 men. They were all found in Barking in East London and had all died…
1 - Episode 15
Mar 31, 2017 • 33 min
St Margaret’s Church is located in Barking, in East London. The church is surrounded by grassland and lies on the same grounds as an abbey which has fallen into ruin. During the summer of 2014, the churchyard would be the location where two young men…
1 - Episode 14
Mar 14, 2017 • 28 min
Canterbury is a Cathedral city located in Kent in the South East of England. The city lies on the River Stour, and within the city walls, the gothic Canterbury Cathedral dominates the skyline. On March 29th, 2016 the emergency services received a phone…
1 - Episode 13
Mar 1, 2017 • 19 min
The Humber bridge nature reserve is in the east ridings of Yorkshire, and is scenic place where families spend the day. It’s also the location of rumour and legend, like that of the headless man that stalks the woodland at night. The legend has a grain of…
1 - Episode 12
Feb 15, 2017 • 28 min
WARNING: THIS IS PART TWO OF A TWO-PART STORY. PLEASE LISTEN TO SEASON 1 - EPISODE 11 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS CASE. On May 11th, 2012 in the early hours of the morning, a fire raged throughout a semi-detached house in Derby. The fire had spread so…
1 - Episode 11
Jan 30, 2017 • 28 min
May 11th, 2012 in the early hours of the morning, a fire raged throughout a semi-detached house in Derby. Thick smoke escaped through anywhere it could, billowing out onto the street, alerting neighbours who rushed to try and help those trapped inside.…
1 - Episode 10
Jan 21, 2017 • 27 min
At 13 Graham Frederick Young’s knowledge of chemistry was that of university student and he needed subjects that he had unlimited access to. That’s when he turned his attention to experimenting on his family. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS…
1 - Episode 9
Jan 4, 2017 • 26 min
The Secret intelligence service, or MI6, are a not so secret government agency that collates vast amounts of foreign intelligence and feeds this information back to the British government. The agency has been at forefront of intelligence gathering…
1 - Episode 8
Dec 22, 2016 • 18 min
In early December 2015 Katie Locke started communicating online with Carl Langdell. Carl painted a picture of the person he wished he was, while corresponding with Katie but looking from the outside in, through the rose tinted lens of social media, Carl’s…
1 - Episode 7
Dec 11, 2016 • 25 min
The resort town of Morecambe is situated on Morecambe Bay, a popular seaside resort on the north west coast of England. This town is home to the Stud Farm Holiday Park, a simple resort with lines of caravans, tents and mobile homes.Most people visit the…
1 - Episode 6
Nov 25, 2016 • 35 min
During the afternoon of February 19th, 2008, a young school girl was meant to return home after a school trip to a local swimming pool. Her disappearance united the community and ignited a nationwide search to find her.
1 - Episode 5
Nov 12, 2016 • 30 min
Colchester is said to be the birthplace of some of the most famous nursery rhymes we are told as children to make us feel safe and lull us to sleep. However, in the spring and summer of 2014, this Essex town would get a sharp wakeup call as two brutal…
1 - Episode 4
Oct 30, 2016 • 34 min
On the morning of Thursday March 21st 2002 John Darwin took his red canoe, called the Orca, out for a paddle at the seaside of Seaton Carew in Hartlepool. After John didn’t return that evening, an extensive search was undertaken across the coastline to…
1 - Episode 3
Oct 14, 2016 • 32 min
Halloween 2010. Joanna Brown was waiting at her home in Ascot, Berkshire expecting the return of her two children after they had been on a half-term visit to their fathers. She was in the middle of a costly divorce and it was taking it’s toll on not only…
1 - Episode 2
Oct 2, 2016 • 26 min
On the evening of Saturday September 11th in 1971 a robbery was taking place on Baker Street in London. Months of planning had finally come to fruition and Anthony Gavin, Reginald Tucker and Thomas Stephens were just hours away from getting the score of a…
1 - Episode 1
Sep 18, 2016 • 30 min
On Thursday January 14th 2016 Sadie Hartley, a 60 year old mother of two, had spent the day at work. She arrived home in the early afternoon and then set off to her local stables. Later that evening, after returning home alone, there was a knock at the…