Brothers In Blood – Horror Crime That Shocked Jersey

Brothers Roderick, 22, and Mark Newall, 21, handsome young fellows with blond hair, blue eyes and striking looks, had flown in from London especially for the occasion. Here, at the Sea Crest Hotel restaurant in Jersey, the boys and their parents, Nicholas and Elizabeth, enjoyed a seemingly happy family reunion. It was the night of

Hit-Men Murdered The Wrong Victim

“The killers had carried out a recce earlier but when they returned by a different route they became confused, perhaps because of drugs they had taken, and went to the wrong house,” the jury at Swansea Crown Court heard. “By what can only be described as staggering incompetence, they went to wholly the wrong address

Terror Of The Nazi Nail-Bomber

How London’s black, Asian and gay communities were targeted by a heartless criminal determined to start a race war across the country. Like the rest of us, the Old Bailey jury were well aware of the horror wreaked by David Copeland. They knew his DIY nail-bombs had killed three people and gravely injured scores more.

“It Was The Dog That Did It”

“I’m so sorry, mom, but I need to tell you the dog turned savage on Ray and tore his throat out,” sobbed Dani Green, breaking the news of her ex-husband’s death in a phone call to his elderly, ailing mother. “But there’s nothing you can do, and at the moment it’s best not to discuss

“I’m A Good Guy – I Just Happen To Be A Mass Murderer”

After fleeing to Panama with his girlfriend Laura Reese to escape US justice, ruthless William Holbert hatched a deadly plan to achieve the luxury lifestyle enjoyed by the country’s most affluent expats. After killing five he had managed it – but then the authorities caught up with him... They were extradited back to Panama City

Guarding The Enemies Of The Krays

On the way to the Old Bailey I kept him talking, not giving him the chance to dwell on the ordeal ahead. I bought him a double brandy and gave him one final tip. “Don’t look at the faces in the dock,” I said. “Just look at the jury when you answer counsel...and keep thinking

Madman Went To London To Kill The Queen

When Ronald Dixon set out from Heaton, Newcastle, to make his way to London he had one object in mind. That was to break into Buckingham Palace, kill the Queen, and take her place on the throne. For Dixon had convinced himself that he was the true king of England. “I am King Ron,” he

Death and the Camden Ripper

In the early hours of December 30th, 2002, a tramp rummaging for food in a wheelie-bin near Anthony Hardy’s College Place flat in north London found bin bags containing a woman’s legs and the upper torso of another woman. The legs were later found to have belonged to Elizabeth Valad, 29, and the torso to

Womb Raider – Why Lisa Had To Pay For Her Crime With Her Life

Lisa Montgomery’s grip on reality was increasingly fragile and her ex-husband used this to threaten a custody battle for the children. She’d been sterilised after the birth of her fourth baby, but fantasised repeatedly that she was pregnant again. On December 16th, 2004, at the age of 36, she drove from her home in Kansas

Why Marjorie Had Her Husband Murdered

But for one thing the cause of Leslie Hutchinson’s violent death might have been attributed to a motorcycle accident. His motorbike lay in the road near his body and he had head injuries, as you would expect. But he also had a belt wrapped tightly twice round his neck, and it was buckled. He was

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