Renee and Andrew MacRae
The disappearance of Renee and Andrew MacRae in November of 1976, on the A9 near Inverness, was long known for being Scotland’s longest-running unsolved missing persons case. That was, it must be said, until recently….Credits:Background Audio courtesy of Audioblocks, all rights reserved.Primary Audio recorded by JS, all rights reserved.Research by: Matt KScript, Editing and Post-Production: Matt K Sources:A9 upgrade could solve Renee MacRae mystery, Anonymous. The Herald; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]16 Feb 2010: 1.Renee MacRae inquiry breakthrough claimed, Wilson, Paul. The Press and Journal; Dundee (UK) [Dundee (UK)]26 Aug 2006: 1.Renee MacRae mystery: Police receive 20 new calls, ShaunMilne. The Herald; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]22 Dec 2018: 8.Renee macrae's sister loses 'hope of justice' Wilson, Paul. The Press and Journal; Dundee (UK) [Dundee (UK)]16 Dec 2006: 2.Renee MacRae report due: [Final Edition] Evening Times; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]26 Aug 2006: 4.13M litres of water to drain in hunt for bodies.. & killer: THE RENEE MacRAE CASE COPS SEAL OFF QUARRY AS OP BEGINS 'KEY EVIDENCE' HOPE OVER RENEE AND SON [Scot Region Edition 2] Patterson, Stuart. The Sun; London (UK) [London (UK)]28 May 2019: 6.Man charged in Renee MacRae disappearance, Aberdeen Evening Express; Dundee (UK) [Dundee (UK)]12 Sep 2019: 10.Renee Macrae - are police nearing the truth at last?: [FINAL Edition] DAN McDOUGALL CRIME CORRESPONDENT. The Scotsman; Edinburgh (UK) [Edinburgh (UK)]14 Aug 2004: 8.Renee MacRae: Police drain quarry they believe holds vital clues Barrie, Douglas. Express (Online); London (UK) [London (UK)]11 June 2019.Renee MacRae: Quarry search reveals bones and pram parts Elias, Richard. Express (Online); London (UK) [London (UK)]25 June 2019.Bodies of Renee MacRae and her son 'removed to second location' [Scot Region] Horne, Marc. The Times; London (UK) [London (UK)]12 Nov 2016: 27.Dig up past plea to solve 34-year mystery of Renee MacRae's death, Anonymous. The Herald; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]16 Feb 2010: 3.Arrest in Renee MacRae case - 43 years after mother and son vanished, Express (Online); London (UK) [London (UK)]11 Sep 2019.Police say they are closing in on murderer in Renee Macrae case: [3 STAR Edition] Ross, John. The Scotsman; Edinburgh (UK) [Edinburgh (UK)]26 Aug 2006: 9.The Bone Collector ; When Professor Sue Black starts work on Monday in an Invernesslackstarts work on Monday in an Inverness quarry she may find the long-hiddenclues that will solve the 30-yearhe long-hidden clues that will solve the30-year mystery of Renee MacRae's disappearanceacRae's disappearance: [FIRST Edition] Clydesdale, Lindsay. Daily Record; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]18 Aug 2004: 26,27.Steve MacGregor 'The Vanishing: The Renee MacRae case (Murder World: Scotland Book 3)', Amazon
11 Feb 2020
Archibald Hall, the Monster Butler (Part One)
Archibald Hall was, by his own accounts, a 'lascivious' lover of sex, jewels and antiques. He was also a petty thief, cat burglar and confidence trickster. Lacking much of a conscience and having little in the way of empathy, the handsome Hall wreaked havoc among the beautiful, rich and powerful of both Glasgow and London throughout his life.Part One tells the story of Archibald's formative years through to his ascension to the position of butler to the rich and aristocratic and eventually to his first murder, David Wright at Kirtleton Estate in Dumfries and Galloway.Part Two will be a special weekly release on the 31st of December, which will tell the story of Archibald's swift descent into madness, mayhem and murder...I'm JS..... and this, is Skinwalker.------------Background Audio courtesy of Audioblocks, all rights reserved.Primary Audio recorded by JS, all rights reserved.Research, Script and Post-Production by: Matt KSources utilised: The Monster Butler: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer by Allan Nicol, The Wicked Mr Hall: Memoirs of a Butler Who Loved to Kill by Archibald Hall, various print media articles and case files available online.
24 Dec 2019
Peter Manuel was Scotland’s first widely known serial killer. Born in the United States to Scottish parents in 1927, he returned to his native homeland soon after. As an adolescent and into his teen years, he took to terrorising the women of neighbouring towns. By his early twenties, Manuel had become a very dangerous man.Manuel quickly progressed from a housebreaker to an assailant, to a murderer. He was sentenced to death by hanging for his murderous spree, comprising of seven confirmed victims, between 1956 and 1958. Join us, as we look at Peter Manuel’s upbringing, his early criminality and eventually the crimes that saw him swing. Credits:Background Audio courtesy of Audioblocks, all rights reserved.Primary Audio recorded by JS, all rights reserved.Research by: JSScript, Editing and Post-Production: Matt K Sources:Various Print and Online Media, Peter Manual, Serial Killer by Hector MacLeod,The Beast of Birkenshaw: Life of Serial Killer Peter Manuel by Charles D Baker, Case Files, various online interviews
28 Jan 2020
On 13 March 1996, a gunman entered Dunblane Primary School. What happened thereafter shook Scotland to its core and the scars of Dunblane remain until this day.-----------Background Audio courtesy of Audioblocks, all rights reserved.Primary Audio recorded by JS, all rights reserved.Research by: JSScript, Editing and Post-Production: Matt K
14 Jan 2020
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Archibald Hall, the Monster Butler (Part Two)
Archibald Hall was, by his own accounts, a 'lascivious' lover of sex, jewels and antiques. He was also a petty thief, cat burglar and confidence trickster. Lacking much of a conscience and having little in the way of empathy, the handsome Hall wreaked havoc among the beautiful, rich and powerful of both Glasgow and London throughout his life.Part Two tells the story of Archibald's quick and drastic descent into madness and infamy alongside his murderous companion Michael Kitto through to his eventual capture and imprisonment for his crimes.I'm JS..... and this, is Skinwalker.-------Background Audio courtesy of Audioblocks, all rights reserved.Primary Audio recorded by JS, all rights reserved.Research, Script and Post-Production by: Matt KSources utilised: The Monster Butler: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer by Allan Nicol, The Wicked Mr Hall: Memoirs of a Butler Who Loved to Kill by Archibald Hall, various print media articles and case files available online.
4 Jan 2020
On March 15, 2004, Kriss Donald, a 15-year-old boy, was abducted by a hatred-fuelled local gang nearby to his Pollokshields home in relation to a nightclub attack the previous evening. The heinous, race-related murder which took place later that same evening changed Glasgow forever.Join us as we discuss the incident, the gangs behind the slaying, the police investigation and the eventual imprisonment of those responsible. Recording:Primary Audio by JSResearch by Matt KScripting by Matt KBackground Audio courtest of Audioblocks, all rights reserved. Sources:Glasgow boy was murdered 'over his friend's girl': [Final 4 Edition]English, Shirley.The Times; London (UK) [London (UK)]18 Mar 2004: 5.Police fear Kriss may have been tortured; Hunt for girl who could have vital clues as tributes grow to tragic boy: [1 Edition]Anderson, Deborah.Evening Times; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]18 Mar 2004: 4.Mother's plea for race restraint; Community urged not to target Asians after murder: [3 Edition]Sinclair, Keith.The Herald; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]19 Mar 2004: 4.15-year-old Kriss was snatched from street because he was 'a white boy'; KRISS DONALD MURDER TRIAL: witness tells court why teenager was victim: [1 Edition]Evening Times; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]06 Nov 2004: 7.Can Big Brother cameras end a community's fears after the killing of Kriss Donald?CCTV SYSTEM TO TARGET YOUNG THUGS AFTER POLLOKSHIELDS TEENAGER'S ABDUCTION AND MURDER The abduction and murder of Pollokshields boy Kriss Donald heightened fears of gang violence and crime in that part of Glasgow. It also revived calls for CCTV cameras to tackle the problem, as STEWART PATERSON reports.: [FInal Edition]Paterson, Stewart.Evening Times; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]18 Dec 2004: 8.Two Asian men held over Kriss murder: [Final 1 Edition]Duffy, Gerry.The Sun; London (UK) [London (UK)]03 Apr 2004: 11.MURDER SUSPECT MAY BE IN BRUM ; MP alert over escape route to Pakistan: [2 STAR Edition]Wheeler, Caroline.Sunday Mercury; Birmingham (UK) [Birmingham (UK)]28 Mar 2004: 11.Mohammad Sarwar's story: The dignity of murdered Kriss Donald's mum Angela inspired me to battle for justice [online] Brown, Annie 16 Jan 2016Holyrood, 'seeking justice', Alan Robertson 12 Nov 2014Now tranquil, the place where horror visited, 9 Nov 2006, The ScotsmanExpert describes Kriss injuries, BBC, 20 Oct 2006.MURDER, CRIME, RACISM A COMMUNITY DIVIDED; The abduction and killing of teenager Kriss Donald, left, by a group of Asian men in Glasgow's Pollokshields last week inflamed ethnic tensions. But was race really to blame? Jenifer Johnston, Home Affairs Editor Neil Mackay and Torcuil Crichton investigate: [3 Edition]Jenifer Johnston, Home Affairs Editor Neil Mackay and Torcuil Crichton.Sunday Herald; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]21 Mar 2004: 12.TEENAGER TELLS HOW EVIL GANG KIDNAPPED HIS SCREAMING PAL AND DROVE HIM TO HIS DEATH; I fought the killers with my feet and elbows trying to help Kriss. But they sped off shouting 'You're next ...': [2 Edition]EXCLUSIVE: By Deborah Anderson.Evening Times; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]17 Mar 2004: 2.Gangsters, murder and extradition. Wylie, Bob, BBC Scotland, 8 Nov 2006Mohammad Sarwar's story: The dignity of murdered Kriss Donald's mum Angela inspired me to battle for justice, Sarwar, Mohammed. Daily Record, 16 Jan 2016Kriss murder timeline, BBC, 8 Nov 2006Friend of murdered schoolboy is freed, The Herald, 14 December 2004IMRAN SHAHID v. HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATETeenager 'bled heavily before his burning'; Blood found in car allegedly used to abduct Kriss Donald: [2 Edition]The Herald; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]11 Nov 2004: 5.Various interviews and visual media.
25 Feb 2020
Archibald Hall, Discussion (Bonus Episode)
Join us as we return to discuss the intracacies case 3: Archibald Hall, the Monster Butler.
4 Mar 2020
Alistair Wilson, Howard Wilson Discussion (Bonus Episode)
Join us as we do our first ever bonus episode and discuss the intricacies of the first two cases we covered, 'Alistair Wilson' and 'Howard Wilson'.Audio by Audioblocks, all rights reservedPrimary Audio by JS and Matt K, all rights reserved.
19 Feb 2020
The Doyle Family
In 1984, gangland violence in Glasgow was reaching a worrying peak. One of the most notorious aspects was the ‘Ice Cream Wars’, in which pitched battles were fought near-nightly between the owners of ice cream vans vying for the city’s foot traffic and their precious cash.Smashed up ice cream vans, stabbed drivers and verbal threats were commonplace in the attempts to oust rival van owners. The ‘frighteners’ as they were called were growing increasingly violent. Sooner or later, it seemed like someone was going to get seriously hurt, or even killed. By April of 1984, a young driver for the Marchetti firm, Andrew Doyle, was fearing just such a thing could happen to him…CreditsPrimary Audio recorded by JSResearch by Matt KScripting/Production by Matt KBackground Audio courtesy of Epidemic Sound (epidemicsound.com)SponsorsThank you to the sponsor of today's episode, Best Fiends. In this 5-star rated mobile puzzle game you can solve thousands of fun puzzles, collect tons of cute characters, and beat the bad guys as you discover the magical world of Minutia in the award-winning, original BEST FIENDS game! Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.SourcesBankhead Street in Glasgow’s Ruchazie. On April 16, 1984, their tenement flat was set alight while they slept. Three generations were killed with the youngest being an 18-month-old baby, STV, 1 Jul 2019, R FindlayGlasgow Ice Cream Wars: Man wrongly jailed says he knows who killer is – but will never tellJoe Steele, 56, said late crimelord Tam “The Licensee” McGraw ordered the fire, The Scottish Sun, M Coyle, 24 Mar 2019The case I can't forget: CID officer Les Trueman relives the horrific Ice Cream Wars massacre of the Doyle familyLES TRUEMAN was part of a CID team tackling the Ice Cream Wars gripping Glasgow in the 1980s. At 2am on April 16, 1984, the home of the Doyle family in Ruchazie, was torched., 20 May 2012, Daily Record online, anonymoushttps://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17732301.glasgow-icGlasgow Ice Cream Wars: who killed the Doyle Family?-cream-wars-who-killed-the-doyle-family/, 27 June 2019, R Devereux Taylor, The HeraldFrightener: The Glasgow Ice-cream Wars, D Skelton and L Brownlie, 1992 (rare)Who did kill the Doyles?, The Scotsman, The Newsroom, 21 Mar 2004‘My family and baby being taken away broke me’: Joe Steele on how Ice Cream Wars conviction almost cost him his life, The Sunday Post, M Scott, Jul 7, 2019Van Wars: The Real Story of the Glasgow Ice Cream Van Wars, T Rennoc, 2019, Amazon (self-published account of a van driver during this period)'Trial And Error - The Glasgow Ice Cream Wars' – D Jessel, Channel 4, (2000) – available on Youtube.Indictment: Trial By Fire (The Ice-Cream Wars and the Truth Behind a Shocking Miscarriage of Justice), TC Campbell & Reg McKay, 2001.The real Ice Cream Wars killer revealed, I NELSON, 22 April 2012, The Sun"NIGHT OF HORROR WHICH STUNNED WHOLE NATION; LEFT TO BURN: Six members of the same family died at the hands of the evil Ice Cream Wars killers.." The Free Library. 1996 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday'I hate Campbell - I can't stand to look at his face', The Scotsman, The Newsroom, 22 Mar 2004Killer of Boyle Jr jailed for eight years, Herald Scotland, Newsroom, 28 Oct 1994THOMAS CAMPBELL+JOSEPH STEELE+THOMAS GRAY v. HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATEThe indictments and statements given by various witnesses in the proceedings against Thomas Campbell, Thomas Lafferty, Gary Moore, Joe Steele, George Reid and Thomas Gray, 1984.Ice Cream Wars convict stabbed, BBC News, 29 April 2002, anonymousKiller wins #4000 for beating, 7 Oct 1989, The Herald, anonymousJames English Anything Goes Podcast, interviews of Joe Steele & Thomas Campbell, available on Youtube
19 May 2020
Asad Shah was an Ahmadi Muslim shopkeeper living in Shawlands, Glasgow. Since 2013, he had been using his Youtube and Facebook accounts to share the word of the Ahmadi faith to his online friends and fanbase. At 9:10pm on March 24, 2016, an unknown man walked into Asad’s shop…CreditsPrimary Audio recorded by JSResearch by Matt KScripting/Production by Matt KBackground Audio courtesy of Epidemic Sound (epidemicsound.com)PromosThis week we have run two promos for podcasts we absolutely love, Murder and More and The True Crime Witch. You can find both wherever you get your podcasts and on social media at @murderandmorepod / @truecrimewitchpodcast.SourcesCELL-EBRITY MONSTER Extremist Tanveer Ahmed who murdered Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah held jail meet-and-greets with fanatics who hail him as a hero, Scottish Sun, M Coyle and G Blackstock, 1 Dec 2018Asad Shah murder: Man admits killing Glasgow shopkeeper 'because he disrespected Prophet Mohamed':Tanveer Ahmed has pleaded guilty to killing Ahmadi Muslim he accuses of heresy, L Dearden, C Mortimer, The Independent, 7 July 2016Asad Shah killing: 'Disrespecting Islam' murderer jailed, BBC Online, Anonymous, 9 Aug 2016C4 News Report – Aug 9, 2016: available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy1hRKYE2rkMan who murdered Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah in sectarian attack: Tanveer Ahmed sentenced to 27 years for attack on Asad Shah motivated by hatred of Shah's religious views, S Carrell, The Guardian, 9 Aug 2016I had to kill Asad Shah to defend honour of Islam: CHILLING MURDER ACCUSED'S SHOCK STATEMENT ALLY MCCOIST KENNY MCDOWALL Fatal attack after newsagent 'claimed to be a prophet 'BOMBSHELL MURDER ACCUSED'S STUNNING STATEMENT BOMBSHELL MURDER ACCUSED'S STUNNING STATEMENT This all happened for one reason only .. Asad Shah claimed to be a Prophet ACCUSED TANVEER AHMED YESTERDAY, Hind, Sally. Daily Record; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]07 Apr 2016: 1.Asad Shah killer jailed for life, Anonymous. Eastern Eye; London (UK) [London (UK)]12 Aug 2016: 13.The sectarian killing of Asad ShahPeattie, Karen. Sunday Herald; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]29 Apr 2018: 8.Asad Shah's family living in fear [Scot Region]Watson, Jeremy. The Times; London (UK) [London (UK)]28 Mar 2016: 6.Asad Shah's family question memorial plans for shopkeeperStewart, Catriona. Evening Times; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]25 Mar 2019: 5.BBC Newsnight Jul 8 'The Murder of Asad Shah'BBC Newsnight Aug 10 2016 'Glasgow shopkeeper: The murder in Pakistan that inspired the killer' S KermaniShunned for saying they're Muslims: life for Ahmadis after Asad Shah's murderThe Glasgow shopkeeper was a member of the Islamic sect persecuted in Pakistan for decades. How did the arcane but deadly tensions, rooted in the theological history of the region, surface in the UK?, L Brooks, 9 April 2016, The GuardianHMA v Tanveer AhmedFury as hate preacher linked to murder of Glasgow shopkeeper cleared to speak in Scotland, Sunday Post, Dec 4, 2016, G Blackstock & Graham McKendryImams across Scotland speak out against violence [Scot Region] Horne, Marc. The Times; London (UK) [London (UK)]09 Apr 2016: 29.Charles tells family of murdered Asad: I feel for you deeply: Prince shares his anguish in moving letter to relatives [Scot Region]Stenson, Joe. Daily Mail; London (UK) [London (UK)]16 Mar 2017: 11.ASAD KILLER 'TURNS OVER A NEW LEAF'McLeod, Keith. Daily Record; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]28 Jan 2017: 19.Extremist killer preaches hate on prison phone [Scot Region]Tomlinson, Hugh; Horne, Marc; Aoun Sahi. The Times; London (UK) [London (UK)]03 Mar 2017: 5.Shah's killer: I don't care if I get 100 years or even death Leask, David. The Herald; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]09 July 2016.Gentle man of peace murdered by fanatic: Murdered for his tolerance [Scot Region]Madeley, Gavin; Kane, Jenny. Daily Mail; London (UK) [London (UK)]08 July 2016: 1.NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY TANVEER AHMED AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATEIn person interviews. Transcripts available.
5 May 2020
Burke and Hare
In the early 1800s, the so-called enlightened classes were in the process of establishing Edinburgh as the “Athens of the North”. The working class, on the other hand, were struggling to make ends meet. Sometimes through desperation, one unearths opportunity, however grim the prospect may be.Credits:Primary Audio recorded by JSResearch by Matt KScripting by Matt KBackground Audio courtesy of Epidemic Sound (epidemicsound.com)Sponsors:Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/And to Fruit of the Bean Coffee, excellent coffee and excellent people. Check out their range here at: www.fruitofthebean.comSources:BBC – Hunting for History – Burke and HareBroadside – ‘Execution, Confession, and a list of all the Horrid Murders committed by Burke, also the decision of Hare’s Case.: List of the 16 Mur-ders commited by Burke’ – available at the National Libraries of ScotlandHare cross-examined by Henry CoburnHunting for History: Burke and Hare, BBC, 2010The Infamous Burke and Hare: Serial Killers and Resurrectionists of Nineteenth Century Edinburgh, R Michael GordonThe Anatomy Murders: Being the True and Spectacular History of Edinburgh's Notorious Burke and Hare and of the Man of Science Who Abetted Them in the Commission of Their Most Heinous Crimes, L Rosner 2009The True Story of the Infamous Burke & Hare, Owen Dudley Edwards, 2014 reprintDavid Hayman In Search of Burke and HareP Kelbie 'Found: the faces of Burke and Hare: Mystery surrounds plaster masks of Scotland's infamous murderers discovered - along with a hangman's noose - in a cupboard in Inveraray jail', The Guardian, 1 Feb 2009Burke and Hare, William Roughead, 1921The Trial of William Burke and Helen M’Dougal, before the High Court of Justiciary, at Edinburgh. Edinburgh: Robert Buchanan, 1829. (available in full on Google Books)Supplement to the Trial of William Burke & Helen M’Dougal,Appendix to the Trial of William Burke and Helen M’Dougal,
21 Apr 2020
On June 30th, 2004, Jodi Jones returned home to find out she was no longer grounded for a small argument she had with her mother, Judith, over her cannabis use. She informed her mother, in that case, that she was going to see her boyfriend Luke Mitchell in the next town over. Jodi was never seen alive by her family again.Credits:Primary Audio recorded by JSResearch by JSScripting by Matt KBackground Audio courtesy of Epidemic Sound (epidemicsound.com)SponsorsHuge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/And to Fruit of the Bean Coffee, excellent coffee and excellent people. Check out their range here at: www.fruitofthebean.comSources:A truly evil murder - you will rightly be regarded as wicked; Lucy Bannerman finds how a teenage love of music and rebellion ended with a walk to a horrific death, The Herald online, 22 Jan 2005, anonymousTimeline [Jodi Jones Murder Case], The Herald, 23 Jan 2005, anonymousJodi's family hit back over killers claims of innocence, The Express, G Christison, May 13 2012Teenage boy accused of murder joked about killing, court told, The Guardian, S Shukor, 26 Nov 2004http://www.scotsman.com/news/natural-born-killer-1-1401861 - now dead link to a history of Luke Mitchell’s childhoodLuke Mitchell: I would rather stay in jail than admit my guilt for murder of Jodi Jones, The Scotsman, 16 September 2018, The NewsroomJodi 'look-alike' gives evidence , BBC Online, 30 Dec 2004http://miscarriageofjustice.co/index.php?topic=67.0 – transcript of Luke Mitchell’s interview with Sky News in 2005Threat of legal action as Luke Mitchell excluded 'for safety reasons': [2 Edition] Kerr, John. Evening Times; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]20 Aug 2003: 5. 'Murdered Jodi Jones' mum hits out at heartless thieves who stole special birthday bear from her grave', J Hamilton, The Daily Record, 13 Jul 2018Jodi murder: boyfriend's lawyer urges probe into police 'leak': [3 Edition] Johnston, Jenifer. Sunday Herald; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]30 Nov 2003: 6. Detectives in Jodi murder inquiry enlist help of the FBI: [2 Edition] Duncan, Raymond. The Herald; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]09 Jan 2004: 9. 'Police wrecked my son's life after Jodi died': [CITY FINAL Edition] King, Diane. Evening News; Edinburgh (UK) [Edinburgh (UK)]06 Mar 2004: 13. THE JODI JONES TRIAL: A silent witness: [FIRST Edition] Sunday Mail; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]14 Nov 2004: 24. THE JODI JONES TRIAL: The finest day I ever had was when tomorrow never came ; -Lines written on an empty knife pouch found in Luke Mitchell'sbedroom: [FIRST Edition] Sunday Mail; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]19 Dec 2004: 19. He didn't kill Jodi ; Luke Mitchell's mother denies that she lied to protect her son McLean, Grace. Daily Mail; London (UK) [London (UK)]15 Jan 2005: 11. Mitchell trial hears of 'suspect', BBC Online, 13 Feb 2008http://miscarriageofjustice.co/index.php?topic=945.0 – discussion around Luke Mitchell’s lie-detector testhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FiVI69P_Lk – footage of Luke Mitchell’s lie-detector test'Mother’s frantic calls when Jodi did not come home' The Times, A Scotland Correspondent, Nov 27 2004'Jodi's Killer is being shielded by someone, says mother', A Cramb, Telegraph, 16 Jul 2003Right of Reply: Whilst Luke Mitchell has been convicted of the murder of Jodi Jones beyond all reasonable doubt by a jury of his peers, we are aware that there have been significant campaigns against his conviction, including by MOJO and Sandra Lean. At Skinwalker, we do not have access to spokespeople from any of these campaigns and our initial emails received no reply. Should any party wish to have the right to reply, we would happily do a follow-up episode or discussion podcast with any points of interest, or probative evidence, should it be provided. Our email address is: skinwalkertruecrime[at]gmail.com
7 Apr 2020
Dancehalls were a highly visible aspect of life in post-War Glasgow. They were beacons of fun, and often the scene of infidelity. However, in 1968, they became a hunting ground for one of Glasgow’s most infamous bogeymen: Bible John.Patreon Thanks:Many thanks to our new patrons, C Ortiz, T Hard & R Barbara. We appreciate you!Credits:Primary Audio recorded by JSResearch and Scripting by Matt KBackground Audio courtesy of Epidemic Sound (epidemicsound.com)Sources:ContemporaryJohn Quinn, Evening Times, 2/3/4th Nov 1969, various headlines (front page)Anonymous “Did you see this woman?” Daily Record Feb 27 1968Anonymous “Do You Know Bible John?: Appeal by Chief of Murder Squad”, Daily Record Nov 4 1969“The Men Who Hunt a Killer: Detectives Briefed by CID Boss”, Daily Record, Nov 6 1969J Barclay and G Blair “Murder Riddle of Nurse Patricia”, Daily Record, Feb 24 1968Various Evening Times Headlines J Quinn, 17th Aug-19th Aug (front page)"Murder Hunt in Scotstoun", J Quinn, Evening Times, Nov 1 1969All of the above are available at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow City Centre on Microfiche.Modern‘Hunted man wept to friend’; Anonymous, The Times; London (UK) [London (UK)]10 Aug 1993.‘Serial killer Peter Tobin 'definitely' left other victims’, Bussey, Katrine.Evening News; Edinburgh (UK) [Edinburgh (UK)]26 Sep 2016: 4.‘PETER TOBIN: MARRIED TO A MONSTER’ Anonymous.The People; London (UK) [London (UK)]20 Dec 2009: 1.Peter Tobin killed missing teenager, [...] [Scot Region]The Times; London (UK) [London (UK)] 02 Apr 2018: 18.BUTCHER'S BOASTS OF 48 VICTIMS: TOBIN CAGED FOR 30 YEARS FOR SEX MURDER OF SCHOOLGIRL - BUT HOW MANYMORE DID HE KILL? Vicky beast could be UK's worst PETER Tobin MONSTER, Burns, Janice. Daily Record; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]03 Dec 2008: 2.Human remains found at Peter Tobin house: [Final 1 Edition], The Times; London (UK) [London (UK)]14 Nov 2007: 1.I was Peter Tobin's first victim, says woman, 57 [Scot Region] Cramb, Auslan.The Daily Telegraph; London (UK) [London (UK)] 06 July 2010: 9.12th February 2013From the archive: romance at Glasgow's dance halls, Herald (Scotland), anonymousHusband of Bible John victim speaks out as police cast doubt on serial killer theory, Herald Scotland, 13 Dec 2005, anonymousOnly Bible John witness dies at 74 The Scotsman, 22 May 2018, anonymousTimeline: Angelika murder case, BBC online, 2007, anonymousPeter Tobin's house of horrors may hold 18 bodies, Mirror, November 18, 2007, anonymousIn Search of Bible John, STV documentary, 2011. D HaymanThe Lost British Serial Killer, D Wilson and P Harrison, 2010Dancing with the Devil: The Bible John Murders, P Harrison 2013 (this is now incredibly hard to get as Paul Harrison has effectively been no-platformed by his former publishers, due to discrepancies discovered in how he has described his police background)Bible John: Search for a Sadist, C Stoddard 1980.The Face of Bible John: The hunt for a Scottish serial Killer, S MacGregor
24 Mar 2020
On July 14, 1990, David Herkes was cutting his front lawn in Stow, Scotland. He had observed his 6-year-old neighbour, Mandy Wilson, bounding down the street enjoying the freedoms of summertime. He had also noticed a transit van parked opposite, with the driver outside cleaning his windscreen by hand. He looked back down at the work to hand. By the time he looked back up, he no longer saw Mandy. He did, however, see the unkempt driver of the van forcing something into the rear of his vehicle, then taking off at high speed….Recording:Primary Audio by JSResearch by JS and Matt KScripting by Matt KBackground Audio courtesy of Epidemic Sound (www.epidemicsound.com), various artists, all rights reserved.Promo this week is for the wonderful Jenny and her podcast 'Its Murder Up North', which is available wherever you get your podcasts.Sources:“Tragic Jennifer Cardy’s Final Few Hours’, Belfast Telegraph 27 October 2011“Predator with a grotesque history of abuse". Herald Scotland. 28 October 2011 “The lost chance to stop killer Black 30 years ago”, Lucy Adams, The Herald, 28th October 2011Girl bound and gagged in back of Black's van; Robert Black, The Times; London (UK) [London (UK)]20 May 1994.THE BLACK TRIAL: Sharp eyes and stroke of luck saved girl from terrible death ARREST Reid, Robert. The Daily Telegraph; London (UK) [London (UK)]20 May 1994: 4.Chilling words of child killer Robert Black heard in police interview tapes, Claire Williamson, Belfast Telegraph, 23 Feb 2016'QC reveals evidence that convicted Robert Black', Dan Warburton, Chronicle Live, 4 Nov 2011SNUBBED Shy Scots hero who snared monster ; David is twice denied an honour from the Palace: [Streets Edition], Dow, Ian. Daily Record; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]07 Mar 2002: 11.Brother of murdered Jennifer Cardy reveals years of torture over thoughts of sister's death at hands of real-life bogeyman Black, Bell, Stephanie. Belfast Telegraph; Belfast [Belfast]16 Jan 2016: 4.Detectives may unite to question Black; Robert Black, Wilkinson, Paul. The Times; London (UK) [London (UK)]21 May 1994.The Face of Evil: The True Story of Serial Killer, Robert Black, C Clark and R GilesRobert Black: The True Story of a Child Rapist and Serial Killer from the United Kingdom, CL Swinney, RJ ParkerNo family members claim serial killer Robert Black, Lancashire Evening Post; Lancashire [Lancashire]29 June 2018.Robert Black: How many more? The Falkirk Herald and Scottish Midlands Journal; Falkirk [Falkirk]25 Feb 2016.Genette suspect takes his secret to the grave: Child killer Robert Black dies in prison 37 years after West schoolgirl vanishedGenette Tate: Main suspect Robert Black dies in jail, Bowern, Philip. The Western Morning News; Plymouth (UK) [Plymouth (UK)]13 Jan 2016: 1
10 Mar 2020
On December 30 1969, Howard Wilson wrote his name into the books of Scottish criminal infamy and broke bad in the most public of ways. However, what made Howard so interesting..... was that he was a former career cop.----------Background Audio courtesy of Audioblocks, all rights reserved.Primary Audio recorded by JS, all rights reserved.Research, Script and Post-Production by: Matt KSources utilised: Heist: the inside story on Scotland's Most Notorious Raids by Paul Smith, various Scottish print media articles, case files available online and governmental documents examining the control of firearms in the aftermath of the crimes.
10 Dec 2019