True Crime

Throughout British and Irish history, people have been fascinated with the what, why and how of crime with a particular focus on murders, such as Jack the Ripper!

Mary Ann Cotton and The Haunted Bench

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A bench in West Auckland is haunted by the ghost of female serial killer Mary Ann Cotton, says GAYLE FIDLER

Thames Torso Murders, the unsolved Victorian crimes VIDEO

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TREVOR BOND discusses how the gruesome Victorian Thames Torso Murders are still unsolved to this day…

Confessions of a Jack the Ripper Tour Guide

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Ripperologist TREVOR BOND reveals what it's like to be a professional Jack the Ripper tour guide in London's East End

How Half Hangit’ Margaret Dickson survived the hangman’s noose

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Margaret Dickson was hanged for killing her baby, but survived to tell about it. TACE DORRIS reveals the strange tale of ‘Half Hangit’ Maggie!
Lord Lucan

Whatever happened to Lord Lucan? The strangest theories revealed!

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TREVOR BOND looks at several weird theories surrounded the fate of 1970s fugitive murderer Lord Lucan
Life was hard for women in Cardiff during the Victorian era

Shocking dark history of 19th Century Cardiff prostitution

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CLAIRE BARRAND reveals the lack of sympathy shown to impoverished women forced into crime and prostitution in Victorian Wales

John Haigh: Walk in the Acid Bath Murderer’s bloody footsteps

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PETULA MITCHELL describes how the trial of Acid Bath murderer John Haigh affected her West Sussex home town in the 1940s

Ratcliff Highway Murders: London’s Brutal Killings Revealed

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The Ratcliff Highway Murders are the most horrific London crimes you've probably never heard of, TREVOR BOND says.

10 brutal murders that shocked London

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TREVOR BOND looks backs at the most gruesome killings ever in London, and how the public reacted!
Tower of London - the site of a Ripper suspect identity parade

13 Jack the Ripper locations the tour guides won’t show you!

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Ripperologist TREVOR BOND reveals some lesser known Jack the Ripper locations you won't see on your standard tour...

Ireland’s 5 Strangest Murders

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ANN MASSEY takes a look at some of the more unusual murders on the Emerald Isle
Maria Marten Red Barn Murder

Maria Marten and the ‘Murder in the Red Barn’ on Film

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MARK FRYERS looks at how the tragic tale of Maria Marten and the Murder in the Red Barn endures on film...

13 Belfast creepy facts that may shock you!

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JANET QUINLIVAN tells us 13 creepy facts you may not know about her home city of Belfast.
William Terriss

William Terriss’ ghostly encores in haunted London

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MJ STEEL COLLINS looks at the murder and subsequent afterlife of famed Victorian London actor William Terriss

5 Grisliest Highland and Hebridean Murders of fhe 19th Century

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MJ COLLINS picks some of the most gruesome murders ever committed in Scotland...

5 Strangest Ireland Executions

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CHRIS RUSH takes a look at five of the strangest Ireland executions

Serial killer ghost haunts Shrewsbury Castle

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PHILIP DAVIES says the ghost of Bloody Jack, Shrewsbury’s only reported serial killer, haunts Shrewsbury Castle
Annie Chapman, the second victim of Jack the Ripper

Do Ripper victim ghosts haunt Whitechapel?

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Ripperologist JON REES tells us where the ghostly victims of Jack the Ripper can still be seen haunting the streets of London

Are these ghosts Jack the Ripper?

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JON REES tells us Jack the Ripper speculation isn't limited to the life of the East End serial killer

Haunted Kirkcaldy book reveals bizarre ‘Testimony of the Dead’

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GREGOR STEWART reveals how the dead would talk in ancient Scottish court cases in his book, Haunted Kirkcaldy

Britian’s Most Notorious Unsolved Deaths

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NIA JONES gives us 10 of Britain’s most notorious cold cases, reminding you to never forget them
Mary Pearcy

Mary Pearcey, the Hampstead Murderess

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Mary Pearcey committed crimes were so horrific that she's been suspected of being Jack the Ripper, says JON REES
Execution of Catherine Wilson

Catherine Wilson, the killer nurse

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Poison was the preferred method of murder for 19th century Lincolnshire-born killer Catherine Wilson, says L.H. DAVIES
Madeleine Smith

The Strange Case of Madeleine Smith

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MJ STEEL COLLINS reveals how a young Glasgow woman rocked the city with a sensational murder case in 1857

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Dave Prowse, Hammer Horror Strongman, dies aged 85

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Dave Prowse, the only actor to have played two Frankenstein Monsters in Hammer films, has died aged 85. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES pays tribute to the man who played Darth Vader...