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!

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
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...

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.
Jill the Ripper

Jill the Ripper? 5 women accused of being Jack

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JON REES picks five women who have been suspected of the Jack the Ripper killings

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...

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
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

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones: Aberdeen's Sack Murder

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DR FIONA-JANE BROWN reveals how the new science of forensics revealed Aberdeen's Sack Murderer in 1934

Baby Butchers: Women who killed infants for cash

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Baby farming involved poor mothers giving their infants up or adoption with the hope they would find a better life. Guest writer NICOLA CARPENTER explains some of these babies found anything but a happy home ...

Six times Sherlock Holmes met Jack the Ripper

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Ripperologist JON REES picks six legendary battles between Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper!

5 Best Jack the Ripper Comic Books You Must Read

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Ripperologist JON REES selects his favourite Jack the Ripper comic books and graphic novels

The Execution of Dr Crippen – He Swung Into Eternity Without A Word

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Today in 1910 in Pentonville Prison in London, the infamous Dr Crippen was hanged. ANDREW GARVEY reports

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

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

13 things you didn’t know about Jack the Ripper

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Noted Ripperologist JON REES reveals some little known facts about Jack the Ripper

John George Haigh’s vampire circus of blood and acid

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PAUL ADAMS looks at the horrific crimes of 'vampire' murderer John George Haigh in London during the 1940s
last hanging at Reading Gaol

Reading Goal’s Last Man Hanged: John Gould

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NICOLA CARPENTER describes the unspeakably brutal crime that lead the last man to be hanged at Reading Gaol

William Palmer, The Rugeley Poisoner

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Rugeley's least favourite sons, William Palmer was one of the 19th century's most infamous murderers, says TRESSA YEOMANS
Jack the Ripper

Who did the Police think was Jack the Ripper?

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Ripperologist JON REES outlines who the contemporary police investigating the Whitechapel Murders believed was Jack the Ripper
Whitechapel

Why does Jack the Ripper still haunt Whitechapel?

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JON REES how Jack The Ripper still fascinates us almost 125 years since the Whitechapel murders

Dr Crippen’s Ghost and other murderer spirits

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PAUL ADAMS reveals the paranormal behind Dr Crippen's ghost and some of Britain's other infamous murderers
Jack the Ripper Suspects

The Macnaghten Memoranda and Jack the Ripper Suspects

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Ripperologist JON REES explores the Jack the Ripper suspects named in the McNaughten Memoranda in 1894.

Who was Jack the Ripper?

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Who was Jack the Ripper? Ripperologist JON REES gives us some of his thoughts...

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Wycoller Hall

Wycoller Hall’s Ghosts and Legends

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Guest writer PETER CRAWLEY says spirits still roam Wycoller Hall, one of Lancashire's many haunted mansions