With quarantines in place and lockdown a reality, this week we thought we would bring you tales of stupid criminals. In fact, we thought we would bring you tales of 3 different stupid criminals, all from the UK.
When Michael O’Brien shot dead a man outside a pub, he would have had no idea how harsh “justice” in the criminal world could be, or just how far-reaching his actions would be.
Back in 1979 a young woman was raped and murdered in her car. The killer is quickly found and sentenced but that’s not the end of the story…
Described at the time as the largest burglary in English legal history, the gang that chose to rob a safety deposit company in London’s Hatton Garden went on to be called “Analogue criminals in a digital age” thanks in part to the elderly age of their members and their lack of awareness around modern policing […]
After Myra Hindley and Rose West, Joanna Dennehy is only the third woman in the UK to be given a whole of life sentence. Dennehy’s killing spree and ambivalence towards her actions as the UK’s first sole female serial killer make her fascinating. We cover off her murderous spree here. Listen to the Joanna Dennehy […]
To lose one child through murder and manslaughter must be tough enough, but to lose both of your children as well as your sister is horrifying. Jean Taylor was unlucky to be that person, suffering those three losses in just a 6 year period. But through her heartbreak she has shown some remarkable resolve and […]
Lovehearts and flowers were the last thing on the mind of Paul Dyson and Joanne Nelson on Valentines Day 2005 . That was the evening that 31-year-old Dyson fought with his 22-year-old fiancee, and his life changed forever. Listen to the episode below: References/Further Reading: Follow/Contact/Support the Sublime True Crime Podcast Visit the website at […]
In 2018 John Mark Tanner was jailed in New Zealand for abusing his girlfriend a number of times over a six-month period. What does that have to do with a murder from 1991? Listen to find out more. Listen to the episode below: References/Further Reading: Follow/Contact/Support the Sublime True Crime Podcast Visit the website at […]
“I came to rob and stayed to rape” – The chilling words of the man dubbed the Cambridge Rapist. Wearing a self-made leather hood with the word “RAPIST” written across the top, Peter Cook went on a reign of terror in the 1970s. Listen to the episode below: For more on the subject, you can […]
The murder of Joanna Yeates shows what can happen to innocent people when we have trial by media. When the 25-year-old went missing shortly before Christmas 2010 the UK tabloids were quick to point the finger of blame at someone they described as “odd”. This week we concentrate on the murder of Joanna Yeates as […]