Damien Nettles – Still Missing – Part 3

In Part Three of this Crime Bites Christmas Special, I speak to Damien’s mother Valerie Nettles about her experiences in the 21 years since he went missing and the investigation into his disappearance.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Damien Nettles – or know someone who does – please call Hampshire Police on 101 quoting ‘Operation Ridgewood’.

Website run by Damien’s family and friends about his case.

Yorkies chip shop CCTV footage.

Information about Damien’s Law and what you can do to help.

Someone Knows song – available on iTunes.

BBC Three series, Unsolved – The boy who disappeared, is available on YouTube.

Isle of Wight County Press article about the painting of Damien by a local A-Level Art student.

Men Missing on a Night Out – the research report by Geoff Newiss and Ian Greatbatch.

Music for Crime Bites is by Lee Rosevere at Happy Puppy Records (http://www.happypuppyrecords.ca/).

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Damien Nettles – Still Missing – Part 1

Over the next week, Crime Bites will focus upon the case of Damien Nettles, a 16-year-old boy who went missing from the Isle of Wight in the south of England in 1996. In the 21 years that have passed, no one has seen or heard from Damien. Today’s episode is an introduction to the case. I’ll tell you about Damien and give a breakdown of the events on the evening he went missing. I’ll also summarise what happened – and indeed what didn’t happen – afterwards.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Damien Nettles – or know someone who does – please call Hampshire Police on 101 quoting ‘Operation Ridgewood’.

Website run by Damien’s family and friends about his case.

Yorkies chip shop CCTV footage.

Information about Damien’s Law and what you can do to help.

Someone Knows song – available on iTunes.

BBC Three series, Unsolved – The boy who disappeared, is available on YouTube.

Isle of Wight County Press article about the painting of Damien by a local A-Level Art student.

Men Missing on a Night Out – the research report by Geoff Newiss and Ian Greatbatch.

Music for Crime Bites is by Lee Rosevere at Happy Puppy Records (http://www.happypuppyrecords.ca/).

Please consider supporting Crime Bites via a small monthly donation – visit our Patreon page to find out more.

Damien Nettles – Still Missing – Part 2

In Part Two of this Crime Bites Christmas Special, in which we’re focusing on the case of Damien Nettles, I speak to two of my colleagues, Professor David Wilson and Donal MacIntyre, criminologists from Birmingham City University about their thoughts on the case.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Damien Nettles – or know someone who does – please call Hampshire Police on 101 quoting ‘Operation Ridgewood’.

Website run by Damien’s family and friends about his case.

Yorkies chip shop CCTV footage.

Information about Damien’s Law and what you can do to help.

Someone Knows song – available on iTunes.

BBC Three series, Unsolved – The boy who disappeared, is available on YouTube.

Isle of Wight County Press article about the painting of Damien by a local A-Level Art student.

Men Missing on a Night Out – the research report by Geoff Newiss and Ian Greatbatch.

Music for Crime Bites is by Lee Rosevere at Happy Puppy Records (http://www.happypuppyrecords.ca/).

Please consider supporting Crime Bites via a small monthly donation – visit our Patreon page to find out more,

Alias Grace – Criminologists discuss the Netflix series

In this episode, Elizabeth joins two criminologists from Birmingham City University – Donal MacIntyre (@donalmacintyre) and Jenna Page (@Page_jen) –  to discuss the Netflix crime drama series Alias Grace. To find out more about the Crime Culture and Contemporary Media research group at Birmingham City University, please click here.

Music for Crime Bites is by Lee Rosevere at Happy Puppy Records (http://www.happypuppyrecords.ca/).

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The Lost Boys of Sunderland: The forgotten victims of an unseen serial killer

In this episode, Elizabeth joins Professor David Wilson (@ProfDavidWilson) and Dr Adam Lynes (@Lynesey89) of Birmingham City University to talk about the murders of Simon Martin, Thomas Kelly, David Hanson and David Grieff. These four boys were killed by one man in the North East of England between 1990 and 1994. Serial murder is rare in England and Wales and when these crimes do occur, they tend to receive a lot of media attention. So why is this case one that people don’t seem to know about?

Online articles about the case:

https://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/crime/family-slam-despicable-serial-killer-1-6185257

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/crime/10760950.Sunderland_serial_killer_Steven_Grieveson_given_life_with_minimum_of_35_years_for_killing_boy__14/

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/oct/14/steven-grieveson-admits-killing-boy

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2011/oct/28/my-child-the-murderer

Music for Crime Bites is by Lee Rosevere at Happy Puppy Records (http://www.happypuppyrecords.ca/).

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Image: Sunderland Marina from Harbour View
cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Andrew Curtis – geograph.org.uk/p/2194311

“The Walking Dead” and late capitalism: A criminological take on the zombie apocalypse with Dr Tom Raymen

In this episode, Elizabeth joins Dr Tom Raymen of Plymouth University to discuss the drama series The Walking Dead. For more information about The Walking Dead, visit the show’s page. Tom’s paper about the series Living in the end times through popular culture: An ultra-realist analysis of The Walking Dead as popular criminology is published in the journal Crime Media Culture. Evan Osnos’s article for the New Yorker, Doomsday Prep for the Super Rich, can be accessed here.  To find out more about Tom’s work, please check out his Plymouth University staff page.  You can follow Tom on Twitter @TWRaymen.

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Music for Crime Bites is by Lee Rosevere at Happy Puppy Records (http://www.happypuppyrecords.ca/).

Image: “walking-dead-zombies-destroyed-city-1666584” By Ahmadreza89 [CC0 (https://pixabay.com/en/walking-dead-zombies-destroyed-city-1666584/)]  via pixabay