Tag: Murder

  • The Unsolved Murder of Susan Westwell (1904)

    The Unsolved Murder of Susan Westwell (1904)

    Accrington, a quiet town in Lancashire back in the day, was plunged into shock and sorrow on Thursday, 25th August 1904, when the lifeless body of 78-year-old Susan Westwell was discovered in her humble abode at number 24 Hyndburn Road. This brutal act of violence against a beloved member of…

  • Who Killed Wendy Sewell? And Is Stephen Downing Innocent or Guilty?

    Who Killed Wendy Sewell? And Is Stephen Downing Innocent or Guilty?

    In this video, we cover the murder of Wendy Sewell and that of Stephen Downing, a case that involved the conviction and imprisonment in 1974 of a 17-year-old council worker, Stephen Downing, for the murder of a 32-year-old legal secretary, Wendy Sewell, in the town of Bakewell in the Peak…

  • Murder on the Coppice : The Lindsay Birbeck Story

    Murder on the Coppice : The Lindsay Birbeck Story

    When mother of two, Lindsay Birbeck, went missing from her home on the 12th August 2019, people close to her knew something was seriously wrong. Despite days of searching nearby woodlands, rivers, streams and fields, the whereabouts of Lindsay remained a mystery. That was, however, until Morgan Parkinson and his…

  • Unsolved : The Murder of Lindsay Jo Rimer

    Unsolved : The Murder of Lindsay Jo Rimer

    Lindsay Jo Rimer disappeared from her home on Monday, 7th November 1994. Just over 4 months later, and on the 12th April 1995, her body would be discovered in the Rochdale canal. To this day, her murder is still unsolved. Her abductor/murderer is perhaps still walking the streets of Hebden…

  • The Shocking Murder of Elizabeth Ann Holt (1890)

    The Shocking Murder of Elizabeth Ann Holt (1890)

    On the morning of Monday, November 10th 1890, 21-year old Elizabeth Holt had left her home in Dunscar to make her usual trek over to the school she was employed at in Belmont, which was roughly three miles away. But this would be the last time she would ever make…

  • The Callous Murder of Elizabeth Walsh (1904)

    The Callous Murder of Elizabeth Walsh (1904)

    On the morning of Friday, 2nd December 1904, the people of Burnley, would be shocked to their very core when police finally forced their way into number 20 Stock-street and the bodies of a man and a women would be discovered lying in pools of blood, both with their throats…

  • The Bizarre Case of Richard Massey (1926) | Padiham

    The Bizarre Case of Richard Massey (1926) | Padiham

    As the sound of the slow moving waters in the near distance began to reemerge, the startled birds which had fled to nearby pastures could still be heard in the darkened sky above as the figure of a man stumbled onto his feet.  In the distance, the low rumble of…

  • THE DISTURBING CASE OF JOSEPH HOLDEN (1900) | Bury

    THE DISTURBING CASE OF JOSEPH HOLDEN (1900) | Bury

    When Joseph Holden walked along Railway Street situated over in Radcliffe, he was fully aware of the ramifications his recent actions would have not just on his own life, but also on the lives of all those close to him. Making his way along the cobbled road just off Blackburn…

  • THE TOOTILL BRIDGE MURDER (1848) | True Crime S2 – Ep13

    THE TOOTILL BRIDGE MURDER (1848) | True Crime S2 – Ep13

    When 49 year old, Joseph Schofield bid his farewells and left the Hare and Hounds public house just before midnight on Saturday, 30th September 1848, his walk back to his home at nearby Under th’ Shore would normally only take him around ten minutes, but on this particular evening perhaps…