Anna is a writer & producer of stories featured on various podcasts including Casefile: True Crime & They Walk Among Us. Anna is the writer of the A+E/ Crime & Investigation UK's TV series companion podcast Murdertown. Writer & producer of HISTORY UK's 'Letters of Love in WW2'
Recent episodes featuring Anna Priestland
Croydon: The Murder of Nimal Samarasinha
As the frost began to thaw on the morning of January 30th, 1992 in Wallington by Croydon, South London, Nimal Samarasinha and his family prepared for work and school. He left the house to warm the car up, and soon his daughter ran out to meet him, only when she got to the pavement, her father was lying on the ground - one forceful blow of a knife in his heart.Following each episode of Katherine Kelly's true crime TV series Murdertown, Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us unpicks a new case from each location. Watch Murdertown exclusively on Crime+Investigation in the UK every Monday at 9pm and then straight after listen to a brand new story right here with the Murdertown podcast. You can get in touch using #Murdertown on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.The Murdertown podcast is hosted by Benjamin Fitton, researched and written by Anna Priestland and produced and edited by Chloe Frost.SOURCESCOURT RECORDR V. Florence Samarasinhahttps://app.justis.com/search/Samarasinha/1/RelevanceARTICLESHERALD SCOTLAND8th DECEMBER 1993https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12708787.wife-murdered-husband-to-hide-her-secret-life/18th DECEMBER 1993https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12705126.gambling-wife-who-hired-man-to-kill-husband-jailed-for-life/THE GUARDIAN8TH DECEMBER, 1993https://www.newspapers.com/image/260278804/?terms=Nimal%2BSamarasinhaTHE GUARDIAN18TH DECEMBER, 1993https://www.newspapers.com/image/260286606/?terms=Nimal%2BSamarasinhaINDEPENDENThttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/woman-guilty-of-killing-husband-to-protect-secret-life-council-officials-life-of-prostitution-and-1466055.htmlCOURT NEWS UKhttp://courtnewsuk.co.uk/?s=Nimal+SamarasinhaBOOK CHAPTER‘Hitmen — True Stories of Street Executions’By: Wensley ClarksonJohn Blake Publishing, Limited, 2005Chapter Title: Stand By Your ManTVCRIMEWATCH, APRIL 1993https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BZtZ6Rb-wEWALLINGTON/ CROYDON/ OTHERhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallington,_Londonhttps://www.plumplot.co.uk/Croydon-crime-stats.htmlacast.com/privacy
Grimsby: The Murder of Bernard ‘Bunny’ Newton
Six miles west of the Seaport town of Grimsby in Lincolnshire, is the tiny rural village of Irby upon Humber. On the evening of July 10th, 1991, Humberside Police were called to the home of a well known local family, the Newton’s, where shots had been fired. The owner of the house, Forty-five-year-old Clifford Newton was the eldest son and business partner of Grimsby millionaire nightclub and bingo hall owner Bernard “Bunny” Newton. Bunny and his sons had been in the club business since the early ’70s. When police pulled into the driveway of Clifford’s home, they didn’t anticipate anything particularly serious. But, when no one would exit the house, the officer’s settled in for a two-and-a-half-hour standoff. At the end of it, Bunny Newton would be found dead.Following each episode of Katherine Kelly's true crime TV series Murdertown, Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us unpicks a new case from each location. Watch Murdertown exclusively on Crime+Investigation in the UK every Monday at 9pm and then straight after listen to a brand new story right here with the Murdertown podcast. You can get in touch using #Murdertown on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.The Murdertown podcast is hosted by Benjamin Fitton, researched and written by Anna Priestland and produced and edited by Chloe Frost.SOURCESLOCAL HISTORY:https://www.lincswolds.org.uk/enjoying/tourist-informationhttp://www.localhistories.org/grimsby.htmlhttp://sidneysussexheritage.co.uk/the-royal/Homicide Act, 1957http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2009/25/part/2/chapter/1/crossheading/partial-defence-to-murder-diminished-responsibilityA COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER ARTICLES:Published: Saturday 04 August 1951 Newspaper: Coventry Evening Telegraph Published: Wednesday 16 October 1957 Newspaper: Birmingham Daily Post Published: Tuesday 09 May 1967 Newspaper: Reading Evening PostPublished: Saturday 29 April 1967 Newspaper: Liverpool Echo Published: Saturday 29 April 1967 Newspaper: Reading Evening Post Published: April 30th... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Nuneaton: The Murder of Terry Maidens
It was an ordinary evening in the January of 1994 when a knock came on the door of Catherine and Terry Maidens’ family home in Whitestone, Nuneaton. Through the window, Catherine Maidens could see there was a man wearing a motorcycle helmet, just like a pizza delivery guy, only the Maiden’s hadn’t ordered any pizza. Following each episode of Katherine Kelly's true crime TV series Murdertown, Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us unpicks a new case from each location. Watch Murdertown exclusively on Crime+Investigation in the UK every Monday at 9pm and then straight after listen to a brand new story right here with the Murdertown podcast. You can get in touch using #Murdertown on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.The Murdertown podcast is hosted by Benjamin Fitton, researched and written by Anna Priestland and produced and edited by Chloe Frost.SOURCESHISTORICAL CASE ARTICLES:Published: Thursday 27 January 1994 Newspaper: Aberdeen Evening Express https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000445/19940127/116/0014Published: Thursday 27 January 1994 Newspaper: Sandwell Evening Mail https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002488/19940127/001/0001Published: Friday 28 January 1994 Newspaper: Newcastle Journal https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002240/19940128/052/0007Published: Saturday 29 January 1994 Newspaper: Sandwell Evening Mail https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002488/19940129/001/0001Published: Monday 31 January 1994 Newspaper: Staffordshire Sentinel https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000525/19940131/021/0002Published: Monday 31 January 1994 Newspaper: Sandwell Evening Mail https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002488/19940131/063/0011Published: Monday 31 January 1994 Newspaper: Aberdeen Press and Journal https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000578/19940131/009/0001Published: Tuesday 01 February 1994 Newspaper: Aberdeen Press and Journal https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000578/19940201/122/0009Published: Tuesday 01 February 1994 Newspaper: Newcastle Journal acast.com/privacy
Inverkip: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming
In October 2016, police knocked on the door of a large cottage six miles southwest of Greenock, in the small Clyde Coast village of Inverkip, Scotland. They were looking for Margaret Fleming; a thirty-six year old woman who had been on long-term disability benefits. Only, Margaret’s carers said she had left their care years ago and would drop in when she wanted money. When detectives did some digging however, they would find that no one had seen Margaret for sixteen years.Following each episode of Katherine Kelly's true crime TV series Murdertown, Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us unpicks a new case from each location. Watch Murdertown exclusively on Crime+Investigation in the UK every Monday at 9pm and then straight after listen to a brand new story right here with the Murdertown podcast. You can get in touch using #Murdertown on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.The Murdertown podcast is hosted by Benjamin Fitton, researched and written by Anna Priestland and produced and edited by Chloe Frost.SOURCES:http://www.scotland-judiciary.org.uk/8/2233/HMA-v-Edward-Cairney-and-Avril-Joneshttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48191108https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/17/margaret-fleming-carers-edward-cairney-avril-jones-jailed-for-life-over-of-vulnerable-womanhttps://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/17/margaret-fleming-carers-edward-cairney-avril-jones-jailed-for-life-over-of-vulnerable-womanhttps://www.scotsman.com/news/crime/margaret-fleming-carers-thought-they-had-got-away-with-murder-1-4947857https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16992972.margaret-fleming-murder-trial-collapses/https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/margaret-fleming-murder-convictions-are-rare-when-victim-s-body-is-never-found-sr5xmt9krhttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48620867https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48191108https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48123959https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48523897https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-41542875https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/14/margaret-fleming-carers-found-guilty-of-murderacast.com/privacy
Bristol: The Murder of Jenny King
On October 30th 1998, twenty-two year-old Jenny King left Chasers Nightclub in Bristol with a fiver that her brother had given her to get a taxi home. The following day, Jenny’s loved ones would realise she never made the mile to her family home in Warmley. Over the coming weeks, the residents of Bristol would question the shocking similarities between Jenny’s disappearance and that of Melanie Hall from nearby Bath just two years earlier.Following each episode of Katherine Kelly's true crime TV series Murdertown, Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us unpicks a new case from each location. Watch Murdertown exclusively on Crime+Investigation in the UK every Monday at 9pm and then straight after listen to a brand new story right here with the Murdertown podcast. You can get in touch using #Murdertown on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.The Murdertown podcast is hosted by Benjamin Fitton, researched and written by Anna Priestland and produced and edited by Chloe Frost.SOURCEShttps://www.thefreelibrary.com/JENNY%3A+MAN+CHARGED+WITH+MURDER+AFTER+KEYS+OPEN+HIS+HOUSE%3B+Jobless...-a060627643Published: Wednesday 3rd November 1998 Newspaper: The Guardian, Londonhttps://www.newspapers.com/image/260677552/?terms=bristol%2Bnightclub%2BchasersPublished: Saturday 07 November 1998 Newspaper: Evening Herald (Dublin) https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0001730/19981107/045/0006Published: Friday 5th November 1998 Newspaper: The Guardian, Londonhttps://www.newspapers.com/image/260681305/?terms=Jennifer%2BkingPublished: Thursday 4th November 1998 Newspaper: The Guardian, Londonhttps://www.newspapers.com/image/260678777/?terms=Jennifer%2BkingPublished: Monday 09 November 1998 Newspaper: Liverpool Echo https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000271/19981103/015/0004Published: Saturday 07 November 1998 Newspaper: Liverpool Echo https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000271/19981107/012/0004Online Articles:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/206095.stmhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/687037.stmacast.com/privacy
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