The Newcastle Train Murder
The frightful Newcastle train murder of 1910 led to a verdict based largely on evidence of identification.Death on the Crumbles
In 1924, Patrick Mahon admitted to dismembering the victim's body but denied committing the murder. This fascinating trial was presided over by "The Hanging Judge", Mr Justice Avory.
The Newcastle Train Murder & Death on the Crumbles describe two sensational crime trials from the early 20th century.
In 1910, John Nisbet, a cashier transporting 370 pounds in his work satchel, was found dead in his train compartment. Due to questionable eyewitnesses and cloudy statements, the police arrested passenger John Dickman for the murder. The ensuing trial gripped Newcastle and all of England.
In 1924, a pregnant woman was found brutally murdered in a bungalow on "The Crumbles" beach. Her married lover was suspected, but could anyone prove his guilt? Narrator Edgar Lustgarten engrossingly performs the events of each twisted tale with grim delight.
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