Episodes
PLEASE LISTEN TO ‘SEASON 6 - EPISODE 47’ FOR PART ONE OF THIS TWO-PART CASE. In a shocking case of mistaken identity, 17-year-old Aamir Siddiqi’s life was savagely brought to an end when he was stabbed to death. The two men accused of the killing stood in the dock, blaming each other for the crime. The person who allegedly ordered the botched murder had fled the country. However, he was captured by the Indian authorities and was awaiting extradition. Agonisingly, protracted legal proceedings...
Published 05/25/22
Two men hiding their faces in balaclavas showed up at a property on Ninian Road in Cardiff and forced their way inside. It was just after half-past one on the afternoon of Sunday, April 11, 2010…. (Part 1 of 2). *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane Script editing, additional writing, illustrations and production direction by Rosanna Fitton Narration, editing, and production direction by Benjamin Fitton Listen to our companion...
Published 05/18/22
The role of the prison system is to punish offenders, protect the public, and rehabilitate inmates. In the majority of cases, convicted offenders can be reformed and re-enter society to live a productive, law-abiding existence, but in some instances, prison can bring out the worst in people who are already deemed dangerous…  *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane Script editing, additional writing, illustrations and production...
Published 05/11/22
Lifeboats and helicopters were dispatched to try and find the missing man. Although they hoped Russell was somehow clinging to life, the conditions were treacherous, making it extremely hard for the search party to see anything. After they failed to find any sign of Russell Causley or his body in the vast waters, the police had to notify his daughter, Samantha, of her father's disappearance… *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane...
Published 05/04/22
THIS IS A CASE UPDATE. PLEASE LISTEN TO ‘BONUS EPISODE 16’ FOR MORE DETAILS. "Have you read Dickens? Austen? Start with Pride and Prejudice and Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Think about Hardy. Think about Trollope. On January 4, you will tell me what you have read and I will test you on it. I will test you, and if I think you are lying to me, you will suffer. I will be watching you, Ben John, every step of the way. If you let me down you know what will happen"...
Published 04/30/22
When we think of good fortune, we imagine a loving family, being healthy, and maybe even a financial windfall from winning the lottery. Emma Brown had all three… then things rapidly fell apart. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane Script editing, additional writing, illustrations and production direction by Rosanna Fitton Narration, editing, and production direction by Benjamin Fitton Listen to our companion podcast ‘They Walk...
Published 04/27/22
A teenager is found bound, tortured and murdered in his own home. A suspect is apprehended and brought to trial. But could a family member really be responsible, and was the right person behind bars?… *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane Script editing, additional writing, illustrations and production direction by Rosanna Fitton Narration, editing, and production direction by Benjamin Fitton Listen to our companion podcast ‘They...
Published 04/20/22
We are taking a week off, however, in the meantime, for those of you who have not heard our companion podcast, They Walk Among America, here is the final episode of Season 1. We thought it was a case that listeners of They Walk Among Us might find interesting. They Walk Among America will be back for Season 2 on Tuesday, April 19 and episodes will be released every two weeks from then on. Listen ‘They Walk Among America' here: https://play.acast.com/s/they-walk-among-america They Walk Among...
Published 04/13/22
Spend your days in constant excruciating pain or be allowed to peacefully end your life on your own terms? A deliberate act of murder or violent assault? Personal opinions are divided concerning the death of Mark Van Dongen… *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane Script editing, additional writing, illustrations and production direction by Rosanna Fitton Narration, editing, and production direction by Benjamin Fitton Listen to our...
Published 04/06/22
The enviable life of a socialite and her rich husband was not all that it appeared to be. Scratch the impeccable surface of the Baekeland family, and you would find violence, abuse and betrayal… *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane and Emily G. Thompson. Script editing, additional writing, illustrations and production direction by Rosanna Fitton Narration, editing, and production direction by Benjamin Fitton Listen to our...
Published 03/30/22
A teacher and a schoolboy were found bruised and bloody in a brutal attack. Detectives must unpick a problematic personal life to gather evidence… *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane Script editing, additional writing, illustrations and production direction by Rosanna Fitton Narration, editing, and production direction by Benjamin Fitton Listen to our companion podcast ‘They Walk Among America' here:...
Published 03/23/22
Elderly people in and around South London were fearful they could be the next. The man, the press dubbed The Night Stalker, entered the homes of the most vulnerable by prying their windows open in the early hours. With the predator still at large, did anyone feel safe... *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane Script editing, additional writing, illustrations and production direction by Rosanna Fitton Narration, editing, and...
Published 03/16/22
PLEASE LISTEN TO ‘SEASON 6 - EPISODE 37’ FOR PART ONE OF THIS TWO-PART CASE. Donald Hume was charged with the murder of Stanley Setty. However, once the evidence had been presented at the trial, jurors could not reach a verdict. Hume would subsequently admit his guilt on a charge of accessory to murder and was sentenced to 12 years, but only after a second jury were instructed to return a verdict of not guilty to the murder charge. The prosecution felt it was not in the “interests of justice”...
Published 03/09/22
The torso of an adult male was discovered by an unsuspecting hunter in the marshes. Who was the unfortunate victim? And will the perpetrator be punished?... (Part 1 of 2)  *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane and Emily G. Thompson. Script editing, additional writing, illustrations and production direction by Rosanna Fitton Narration, editing, and production direction by Benjamin Fitton Listen to our companion podcast ‘They Walk...
Published 03/02/22
The relatives and loved ones of two separate families make gruesome discoveries less than 24 hours apart. A nationwide manhunt was underway to find the person responsible…  *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane Script editing, additional writing, illustrations and production direction by Rosanna Fitton Narration, editing, and production direction by Benjamin Fitton Listen to our companion podcast ‘They Walk Among America' here:...
Published 02/23/22
As she got to the top of the stairs, she noticed a dark mark on the carpet. She had been the last to leave the house earlier that evening and could not understand where the stain had come from. It had not been there before. Glancing towards her daughter's bedroom on the right, she saw the silhouette of a man with a head torch on. He was pointing what Laura thought was a gun directly at her…  *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane...
Published 02/16/22
A family holiday over the festive period turns into a brutal nightmare… *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane and Emily G. Thompson. Script editing, additional writing, illustrations and production direction by Rosanna Fitton Narration, editing, and production direction by Benjamin Fitton Listen to our companion podcast ‘They Walk Among America' here: https://play.acast.com/s/they-walk-among-america Become a ‘Patreon Producer’ and...
Published 02/09/22
PLEASE LISTEN TO ‘SEASON 6 - EPISODE 32’ FOR PART ONE OF THIS TWO-PART CASE. Following a birthday party in North West London, two sisters did not come home. Their bodies were found several days later by their loved ones. The perpetrator was identified through familial DNA, but the horrors friends and family would have to endure was far from over. Two police officers guarding the scene took photos of the victims' bodies and, while using sexist and degrading language, shared the images in a...
Published 02/02/22
A joyous night filled with fun and celebration ends when two sisters are murdered in a horrific attack. The killings have far-reaching consequences not only for the victims’ family and loved ones, but the tragic events uncover misconduct within the police force… (Part 1 of 2)  *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane and Emily G. Thompson. Listen to our new podcast ‘They Walk Among America' here:...
Published 01/26/22
One of the most significant murder investigations in Cleveland police history remains unsolved after three decades. But some believe they know who is responsible, and the killer or killers are likely to have committed more crimes. Will the truth ever be uncovered?…   *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane and Emily G. Thompson. Listen to our new podcast ‘They Walk Among America' here:...
Published 01/19/22
PLEASE LISTEN TO ‘SEASON 6 - EPISODE 29’ FOR PART ONE OF THIS TWO-PART CASE. November 1990. South Ronaldsay in Orkney. Seven young children are taken into care by social services under ‘Place of Safety’ orders. At that time, their father — a sadistic tormentor, was behind bars. He had been convicted of abusing his children years earlier. However, following questioning from social workers, some of the youngsters had supposedly disclosed that they were now the victims of ritualistic abuse by...
Published 01/12/22
Within three months, 16 children were removed from their homes in a small island community and taken into the care of social services. The media explained the reasoning behind the removal; they claimed the children had been victims of satanic abuse. Three decades later, the Orkney child abuse scandal remains one of the most notorious child protection failures in the United Kingdom… (Part 1 of 2).   *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen...
Published 01/05/22
“She replaced invisible handcuffs for real ones but at least then she knew where she would be. She would no longer be constantly told that everything she did was not right and wrong. She would most importantly not have to lie anymore” — Clare Wade QC, Bristol Crown Court, October 2021 *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     Listen to our new podcast ‘They Walk Among America' here: https://play.acast.com/s/they-walk-among-america Become a ‘Patreon Producer’ and get exclusive access to Season...
Published 12/29/21
Temperatures dropped as low as -8 degrees celsius in Coventry on Christmas Eve 2014. Sleet fell hard and fast on the street...   *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED ***     This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane. You can listen to Eileen's podcast CrimeLapse here: www.linktr.ee/CrimeLapse Listen to our new podcast ‘They Walk Among America' here: https://play.acast.com/s/they-walk-among-america Become a ‘Patreon Producer’ and get exclusive access to Season 1, early ad-free...
Published 12/22/21