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Crime + Investigation: A year in review 2023

Crime + Investigation - A Year In Review

2023 has been an exciting year for Crime + Investigation with many new shows coming to the channel and true crime features published on the website. As we approach the end of the year, let's take a look back at some of our most popular articles of 2023, in Crime + Investigation's 'Year In Review'.

The Curse of Brink’s-Mat

Despite making away with £26 million of gold bullion, the gang which robbed Heathrow's Brink's-Mat warehouse did not live happily ever after. The aftermath of the biggest gold heist in British history included backstabbing, murder, double-dealing and lengthy prison sentences.

The Bubble and Squeak Murder

Penny Jackson’s cold-blooded murder confession went viral in 2020. But what drove the 66-year-old woman to brutally stab her husband to death over a trivial argument over her cooking? This article explored the details behind the landmark series which aired on Crime + Investigation in February.

Stephen Lawrence

April marked 30 years since the South London teenager was murdered by a gang of white youths in an unprovoked racist attack. In the aftermath of the killing, the Labour government launched the Macpherson Report that found that the investigation had been 'marred by a combination of professional incompetence, institutional racism and a failure of leadership'. This article recapped the events of April 1993 and its seismic impact.

Jemma Mitchell: The Body in The Suitcase Killer

Jemma Mitchell was the first British woman ever sentenced to life on TV after being found guilty of the murder of her friend, Deborah Chong, a case that was explored in the Crime + Investigation series. This article highlighted the brutality of Mitchell’s crime and her callous behaviour in the aftermath which informed the judge's decision to hand Mitchell a 34-year jail sentence.

Podcasts that helped crack real-life cases

For all the earbud detectives out there, this feature highlighted stories of five podcasts that uncovered vital new evidence that either directly or indirectly solved a real-life case. The feature included Serial, the most popular true crime podcast of all time that led to the acquittal of Adnan Syed for the murder of his girlfriend, Hae Min Lee.

Real crimes behind 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

Hailed as a masterpiece, Martin Scorsese's epic Western drama, Killers of the Flower Moon is a sweeping three-and-a-half-hour crime epic. Based on the 2017 non-fiction book of the same name, it tells a genuinely shocking story of a series of real murders of Osage Native Americans in the early 20th century.