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!

Scottish serial killers

8 Scottish serial killers who shocked the world

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Guest writer JOHN MILTON has got down and dirty with these Scottish serial killers
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...
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

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...

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.

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
Mary Jane Kelly

Mary Jane Kelly, Jack the Ripper’s Final Victim

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Today is the 125th anniversary of the murder of Mary Jane Kelly, Jack the Ripper's last victim. Ripperologist JON REES reports ...

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 ...
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...

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
Mary Jane Kelly

Jack the Ripper Victims Graves: Their Final Resting Places

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NICOLA CARPENTER reveals the locations of Jack the Ripper victims graves

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
Burke and Hare

Burke And Hare’s Life and Crimes: What you need to know!

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MJ STEEL COLLINS tells us about those nasty Edinburgh bodysnatchers turned murderers Burke and Hare
Haunted Liverpool

Liverpool’s Black Widows: A Dubious Tradition

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HOWARD JACKSON looks at Liverpool's dubious tradition of Black Widow 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...

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
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
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

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!

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

Dr Crippen’s Strange Legacy

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ANDREW GARVEY looks at some of the more notable and telling incidents and references in Crippen’s post-execution career
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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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