Famous murder trials from the Old Bailey – The Soham Murders

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Famous Murder Trials from the Old Bailey

With bestselling true crime author, Thomas Grant QC

 

Episode 3 – The Soham Murders – R v Huntley and Carr 2003

Many people will remember the murders of Holly Chapman and Jessica Wells in Cambridge for the heart breaking photograph of the two eleven year old friends in Manchester United football shirts.

Involving over 700 police officers, the investigation was one of the biggest manhunts in history.

The case had such an impact that it changed the law forever.

True crime author, Thomas Grant QC talks to Olly Jarvis about the police investigation, subsequent trial of Huntley for murder, Maxine Carr on a lesser charge, and the ways in which the case resulted in legal reforms.

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Over the past century, Court Number One at the Old Bailey in London has played host to numerous cause celebres and gruesome murders, occasionally defining society’s changing values and the evolution of the criminal law.

In this series of podcasts, true crime author, Thomas Grant QC discusses some of those cases with criminal barrister and writer, Olly Jarvis.

Over the past century, Court Number One at the Old Bailey in London has played host to numerous cause celebres and gruesome murders, occasionally defining society’s changing values and the evolution of the criminal law.

In this series of podcasts, true crime author, Thomas Grant QC discusses some of those cases with criminal barrister and writer, Olly Jarvis.

Thomas Grant QC

Thomas Grant QC is a practising barrister and author. He lives in Sussex and London.

In his book Court Number One, The Old Bailey Trials That Defined Modern Britain, bestselling true crime author and barrister, Gran explores some of the most important cases over the decades that were tried in this iconic courtroom.

Click here to see The Crime Hub’s review of his book.

You can listen to his first interview on the Camden Town murder of 1907 here.  

His first book, Jeremy Hutchinson’s Case Histories was a Sunday Times bestseller.

 

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