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Its Murder Up North

43 EpisodesProduced by Jenny HackingWebsite

True crime stories from the north of England, from the infamous to the obscure.

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The Derby House Fire part 2 : The Philpotts

October 18th, 2020


Before the fire, Mick Philpott had already been in the limelight, he was perfect media fodder, with his unconventional lifestyle, and shameless …

The Derby House Fire

October 11th, 2020


Part one of two covering the fire that claimed the lives of six children and the stories of those who fought bravely to save them.
Sadly the death of Duwayne, Jade, John, Jack, Jesse and Jayden, are often forgotten, or …

Confession on the cards

September 27th, 2020


In August 1988, a man was arrested for stealing a microwave and a mantel clock, what police didn't know was that this man wanted to be like his idol …

Shaun Rossington

September 20th, 2020


21 year old Shaun Rossington was 6 foot 4 with an athletic build and was described as a gentle giant, who loved cars and football. he was due to take …

Anthony Walker

September 13th, 2020


18 year old Anthony Walker had a promising future, he planned on becoming a judge, he had his whole life ahead of him, until the 29th of July 2005 …

Dale Cregan

September 6th, 2020


It started with a bottle thrown in a pub, and ended in the deaths of four people, father and son David and Mark Short, and police officers, Fiona …

The disappearance of Helen McCourt

August 30th, 2020


22 year old Helen McCourt disappeared with yards of her home, she has never been found, however a man was found guilty of her murder, in a landmark …

Sadie Hartley

August 23rd, 2020


60 Year old Sadie Hartley was murdered in her own home, the police investigation would lead to the discovery of an affair and obsession.

William Burkitt

August 16th, 2020


William Burkitt, was responsible for the deaths of three women, but his case would make a mockery of the justice system.Podcast of the week The True …

Clare Wood

August 9th, 2020


In memory of Clare Wood who died at the hands of her ex partner, and her father, Michael Brown who passed away on the 18/7/2020. Michael campaigned …

Shannon Matthews

August 2nd, 2020


9 year old Shannon Matthews set off for school on February the 19th 2008, and disappeared, what happened to her and why her case shocked the nation …

The South Yorkshire Shoe Rapist

July 26th, 2020


in the 1980's a rapist stalked the streets of South Yorkshire, one with a fetish for Stiletto would take 20 years, a minor offence and some …

the unsolved murder of Allan Graham

July 19th, 2020


Allan Graham went on an errand to the corner shop, a minutes walk from his brother's house, it would be the last time he was seen alive. 50 years …

Wendy Sewell

July 12th, 2020


Wendy Sewell was found semi conscious in a graveyard in Bakewell, and passed away two days later. Her death would change one mans life forever and …

Caroline Coyne

July 5th, 2020


28 year old Caroline Coyne was a devoted mother of two, who was brutally slain in a Nottingham street.Follow Its Murder up North on twitter …

Nigel Bacon

June 28th, 2020


When Nigel Bacon was murdered on the driveway of his home, the hunt for his killer would reveal a man with a violent and abusive past, who had many …

Sasha Marsden

June 21st, 2020


16 year old Sasha Marsden had her whole life ahead of her, she had a loving boyfriend, was planning a future in childcare, and had just gotten her …

Mary Bell

June 14th, 2020


In 1968, the deaths of 4 year old Martin Brown, and 3 year old Brian Howe shocked the community of Scotswood in Newcastle, but the perpetrator would …

Victims of Injustice: Black Lives Matter

June 10th, 2020


As podcasters, we have a platform and duty to speak up and call out injustice. In light of the murder of George Floyd, we have come together in …

Donald Neilson The Black Panther

May 31st, 2020


The final episode in this three part series on the crimes of Donald Neilson, Episode 22 looks at the life and trail of the infamous Black …

Lesley Whittle

May 24th, 2020


Lesley Whittle was a a 17 year old college student and heiress, who was kidnapped from her bedroom in January 1975 by Donald Neilson the Black …

The black Panther part one, Post Office Raids

May 17th, 2020


Donald Neilson AKA the Black Panther murdered five people in the 1970s, however it is the kidnap and murder of 17 year old Lesley Whittle that made …

Francesca Bimpson

May 10th, 2020


In the early hours of the 2nd of December 2008, life for the Bimpson family was changed forever, when a fire ripped through their home, resulting in …

Shirley Leach

May 3rd, 2020


Listener recommended case. Thank you Si.Shirley Leach was brutally murdered in the public toilets at a Bury bus station, this was a horrific crime …

The murders of Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth

April 26th, 2020


When Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth were murdered in a quiet Leicestershire village, just 3 years a part, it was hard to believe that a killer was in the community. the lengths the perpetrator went to in order to avoid …

The Stiletto Goddess

April 19th, 2020


Philip Brierley lived in a quiet, working class suburb, but a murderous plot, of lies, sex and manipulation, would result in the death of this …

The Murder of Julie Hogg

April 12th, 2020


Julie Hogg, was a young mother who lived in a small town call Billingham, she had recently separated from her husband when she disappeared. When her …

Ann Maguire

April 5th, 2020


For the first time in UK history a teacher was killed in their classroom, by a student at Corpus Christi College in Leeds. This episode features a …

Jamie Lavis

March 29th, 2020


when 8 year old Jamie Lavis disappeared, from the Openshaw area of Manchester in 1997 it brought back the painful memories of the horrific crimes of …

Derrick Bird, the Cumbrian Massacre

March 22nd, 2020


Derrick Bird was a mild mannered well liked man, who on the 2nd of June 2010, inexplicable went on a murder spree, claiming the lives of 12 innocent people.become a Patreon member today to access additional content for …

Patricia and William Wycherley

March 15th, 2020


For 15 years Patricia and William Wycherley were shadows, the reclusive couple, only communicating with the outside world via letters, it was only on Williams 100th birthday that the truth started to be exposed.connect …

Claudia Lawrence

March 8th, 2020


in 2009 Claudia Lawrence a 35 year old Chef from York, disappeared, join me as I explore the clues and theories in a case that has baffled the …

The murder of Gary Newlove

March 1st, 2020


The murder of a devoted husband and father on his own street, started a campaign for change, as it highlighted a major issue that was affecting …

Sophie Lancaster and Robert Matlby

February 23rd, 2020


The quiet north west town of Bacup with its beautiful park bore witness to a horrendous attack in 2007, that left one dead, and another with life …

The murder of Keith Slater

February 16th, 2020


What does a town in Australia, a driving instructor and the occult have in common? and why did a loving family man get murdered on his own …

Its Murder Up North Promo

February 15th, 2020


A short introduction to Its Murder Up North the true crime podcast that focuses on crimes that occur in the north of England from the infamous to the obscure.

The Cameo Cinema Murders, wrongful conviction

February 9th, 2020


In Liverpool in 1949 the manager and assistant manager of The Cameo Cinema, were murdered during a suspected robbery gone wrong.  2 men were arrested …

The Beast of Wombwell

February 2nd, 2020


Peter Pickering had been in a psychiatric hospital from 1972, until his death in 2018. He was a rapist and murder, who is suspected of killing Elsie Frost.Episode 5 will look at the crimes of Peter Pickering, and what …

Elsie Frost.

January 26th, 2020


Episode 4 The murder of Wakefield teenager Elsie Frost in 1965.Elsie was a shy girl, a model pupil, and a loving daughter, whose life was taken on a Saturday afternoon in broad daylight. but who killed her and why? See …

Trevor Hardy: The Beast of Manchester

January 19th, 2020


Episode 3, Trevor Hardy, The Beast of Manchester., a killer who stalked the streets of Manchester in the 1970s. See for privacy and opt-out information.

Loss of Innocence

January 12th, 2020


Episode 2 will look at the 10 year old boys who murdered James Bulger and the aftermath of their crime. See for privacy and opt-out …

James Bulger

January 4th, 2020


Hi I'm Jenny, welcome to Episode 1 The life of  toddler James Bulger, References "I Let Him Go", by James' Mum Denise Fergus. Proceeds from the book …

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