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

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Image: Sunderland Marina from Harbour View
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