Norman Birkett’s place in legal history seems assured – and in his long and distinguished career…
True Detective August 2016
The world was in the grip of the Cold War. Tensions between East and West were rising. Espionage was the new battleground. And the Soviet Union had hatched a plan to get hold of Britain’s military secrets… These were the days when the dreaded Russian intelligence service, the MVD, sent agents to spy on foreign countries under innocent cover – and a seemingly ordinary bungalow in Ruislip could be put to extraordinary use. In this month’s Crimes That Made The Headlines, we go back to the 1950s and early 1960s to look at the gripping story of The Portland Spies. It remains one of the most cleverly executed espionage operations of the last century. Don’t miss it.
Norman Birkett’s place in legal history seems assured – and in his long and distinguished career his skill as an advocate brought him plaudits and considerable public acclaim. In a new series starting this month on Memorable Trials Of Norman Birkett, we begin with the fascinating murder trial of Beatrice Pace. She’d already been condemned by a coroner’s jury but then the eminent barrister was called in….
When 11-year-old Terry Smith Jnr. disappeared from his Californian home in 2013, thousands of local people and police joined in the hunt for him. No one had a clue where he was, though, until a psychic living 60 miles away had a vision. Look for Psychic Finds Dead Boy In His Own Back Garden for the full, incredible story.
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