Shreds: Murder in the dock

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Back to Butetown and the Cardiff Five, 30 years on. 'Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history. It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988. We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial. The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.
The UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial. 'Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history. It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988. We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial. The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.
The original murder witnesses come clean – it was all lies. 'Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history. It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988. We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial. The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.
7 James Street gives up its secrets. 'Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history. It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988. We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial. The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.
Recordings of police interrogation tactics cause shock and outrage in the Appeal Court. 'Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history. It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988. We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial. The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.
‘People will confess to anything to stop something happening.’ How the police broke Stephen Miller. 'Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history. It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988. We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial. The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.
How reliable was the police case? And Brooklyn comes to Butetown to take to the streets. 'Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history. It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988. We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial. The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.
‘When it was finally over the head juror simply sat down and wept.’ 'Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history. It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988. We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial. The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.
Detailed and graphic accounts emerge from four people who claimed they were there. ‘Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history. It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988. We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial. The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.
'They were looking for this white individual seen with blood on his hands… and with no explanation whatsoever they switch it’. ‘Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history. It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988. We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial. The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.
A young woman is found murdered in an empty, unlit flat on Valentine’s Day. Outside, a man is crying and covered in blood. What happens next almost defies belief. Yes, this really did happen… ‘Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history. It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988. We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial. The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.
Prelude to a murder in old Tiger Bay. A young woman is murdered in a frenzied knife attack. Outside, a man is crying and covered in blood. What happens next almost defies belief. Yes, this really did happen… ‘Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history. The story is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988. We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial. The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.
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Podcast Details

Created by
BBC
Podcast Status
Finished
Started
Feb 21st, 2019
Latest Episode
May 2nd, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
12
Avg. Episode Length
34 minutes
Explicit
No

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