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Welcome to ‘True Crime Investigators UK’, a new ‘True Crime’ documentary podcast which will be looking at unsolved crimes, important criminal cases and delving further into the procedural process.

The show is presented and researched by two former police officers, John and Sally. Now they are both retired and after nearly 28 years of marriage together, they review cases of interest, some solved, some undetected. Throughout this series they will be discussing the cases they are reviewing and interviewing relevant parties including Police Officers, suspects, witnesses and experts.

So come with us on this journey, and let’s see where it takes us…
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This is the final part of our investigation into the story of ‘Operation Julie’, which was a UK police investigation into LSD production by two drug rings during the mid-1970s and resulted in the break-up of one of the largest LSD manufacturing operations in the world. In this four part series, we have been interviewing one of the undercover officers involved in the operation; Stephen Bentley and discussing the twists, turns and dangers of the investigation. As well as the people he had to get close to. We’ve also talked about wider issues within undercover policing. In this last episode, Stephen talks about wrapping up his undercover work in LLanddewi Brefi and planning to take part in the joint police raids which will target 87 properties in Wales and England, bringing down the different LSD production gangs. But what happened to ‘Smiles’ and will Stephen see him again? Also what was life like for Stephen after the operation was over? What did he do next? Was he affected by living as a different person for so long?   Researched, produced and presented by John & Sally. Narration by Richard Ashwell.
We’re continuing our investigation into the story of ‘Operation Julie’, which was a UK police investigation into LSD production by two drug rings during the mid-1970s and resulted in the break-up of one of the largest LSD manufacturing operations in the world. In this four part series, we’ll be interviewing one of the undercover officers involved in the operation; Stephen Bentley and discuss the twists, turns and dangers of the investigation. As well as the people he had to get close to. We’ll also be talking about wider issues within undercover policing. In this third episode, Stephen takes a trip with Blue to Liverpool and meets a person called Bill, who wants help arranging a large cocaine deal. Stephen also gets challenged by both Bill and Smiles; asking if he’s a cop. How will he respond? Researched, produced and presented by John & Sally. Narration by Richard Ashwell
Join us as we continue our investigation into the story of ‘Operation Julie’, which was a UK police investigation into LSD production by two drug rings during the mid-1970s and resulted in the break-up of one of the largest LSD manufacturing operations in the world. In this four part series, we’ll be interviewing one of the undercover officers involved in the operation; Stephen Bentley and discuss the twists, turns and dangers of the investigation. As well as the people he had to get close to. We’ll also be talking about wider issues within undercover policing. In this second episode, Stephen explains how he prepared with Eric to go undercover in the small community of 'LLanddewi Brefi' in Wales, to meet their target. A person with the nickname of ‘Smiles’ Researched, produced and presented by John & Sally. Narration by Richard Ashwell
In a new episode of ‘True Crime Investigators UK’, we tell you the story of ‘Operation Julie’ which was a UK police investigation into LSD production by two drug rings during the mid-1970s and resulted in the break-up of one of the largest LSD manufacturing operations in the world. In this four part series, we’ll be interviewing one of the undercover officers involved in the operation; Stephen Bentley and discuss the twists, turns and dangers of the investigation. As well as the people he had to get close to. We’ll also be talking about wider issues within undercover policing. In this first episode, we explain the reasons ‘Operation Julie’ began and the surveillance Stephen undertook at Plas Llysyn in Carno, Wales. Researched, produced and presented by John & Sally. Narration by Richard Ashwell
In the new episode of ‘True Crime Investigators UK’, we look at the tragic death of Michael Pritchard, a delivery driver for Business Express in the Staffordshire and Derbyshire area. Who on Wednesday the 12th November 1997, was murdered by a young man who tried to steal his van and in doing so, ran him over and killed him. The murder is still undetected and as John was originally the family liaison officer in the case; this is still an investigation that he often thinks about. We hope by looking further into what happened on that day and talking to Michael’s widow Hilary, we can tell you more about their story and ask you to help us catch the people responsible.
In the next episode of ‘True Crime Investigators UK’ we continue to investigate the murder in 1973 of Wendy Sewell in Bakewell Cemetery, asking the question if Stephen Downing didn’t kill Wendy; then who did? Was it a local man, someone known to Wendy? Or perhaps as the retired police intelligence officer Chris Clarke believes, this was actually an unreported attack by the Yorkshire Ripper? Join us as we investigate all this further and come to our final conclusions about the case.
In the next episode of ‘True Crime Investigators UK’ we continue to investigate the murder in 1973 of Wendy Sewell in Bakewell Cemetery and the subsequent conviction of local teenager, Stephen Downing. In this podcast we resume our talk with Stephen about his life in prison and the events leading up to his appeal. His sister Chrissy, also tells us what it was like for the family when Stephen was convicted of a murder they didn’t believe he’d committed and how the subsequent years in prison affected them all.
In the first episode of ‘True Crime Investigators UK’ we investigate the murder in 1973 of Wendy Sewell in Bakewell Cemetery and the subsequent conviction of local teenager, Stephen Downing. We discuss the background to the crime and how vulnerable suspects were treated at the time, interview the people involved (including Stephen Downing himself, whose conviction was overturned in 2002) and travel to the scene of the brutal attack in Bakewell Cemetery.
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Andrew Wilson

I wrote a review after episode 1 of the Operation Julie series. I rated it as ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Now having completed the series, I keep that rating. This is a really well presented and researched set of podcasts. I look forward to following future episodes as they arrive.

Mar 10th
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Andrew Wilson

I have just discovered this podcast series and thoroughly enjoyed Operation Julie Part 1. So far it is a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ rating. I look forward to the next episode. I like the quality of the production and the style that the two presenters use

Mar 8th
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Lesley

wendy sewell episode 4 where is it..?

Nov 21st
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