Season 3 - Episode 34

DESCRIPTION:

In a school in Pontypridd, Wales, Christopher May sat peacefully playing a piano — oblivious to the firefighters around him. He continued to play as the flames circled, flames from the fire he had started. The arson was just one in a string of offences, this former butcher, would commit before being arrested for murder.

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MUSIC: 

Please wake up by Meydän

Away by Meydän

Elk by Meydän

Ebow Song by Rest You Sleeping Giant

Slow Moving Waves by Rest You Sleeping Giant

Disconnect by Rest You Sleeping Giant

Story by Meydän

Rain by Meydän

Hearth by Rest You Sleeping Giant

For Who to Fail by Rest You Sleeping Giant

Open Eyes by Rest You Sleeping Giant

Closer to the Sun by Rest You Sleeping Giant

Chalet by Meydän

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REFERENCES:

BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-32466007/tracey-woodford-s-murder-in-pontypridd-harrowing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-32461106

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-32475367/pontypridd-murder-victim-was-a-lovely-girl

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-32479072/tracey-woodford-murder-suspect-christopher-may-in-court

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-32461826

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-32492796

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-32737190

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-33818889

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-34776970

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-34782340/tracey-woodford-murder-trial-body-parts-found-in-bath-court-told

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-34788319

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-34797749

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-34810350

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-34835639

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-34847182

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-34855610

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-34860336/tracey-woodford-murder-drain-where-severed-head-displayed

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-34871578

GUARDIAN

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/apr/26/tracey-woodford-family-tribute-selfless-pontypridd-victim

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/nov/10/tracey-woodford-strangled-pub-court-pontypridd

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/nov/11/suspect-hid-womans-head-in-a-tunnel-court-hears

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/nov/18/christopher-may-former-butcher-found-guilty-murdering-dismembering-woman

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/nov/20/former-butcher-jailed-decapitating--dismembering-tracey-woodford

LAW PAGES

https://www.thelawpages.com/court-cases/Christopher-Nigel-May-16470-1.law

WALES ONLINE

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/gallery/pontypridd-police-search-pictures-9115290

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/first-picture-pontypridd-murder-victim-9116278

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/gallery/tracey-woodford-identified-victim-pontypridd-9117411

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/pontypridd-murder-latest-police-press-9117534

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/pontypridd-murder-latest-man-charged-9123864

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/pontypridd-murder-probe-family-release-9122670

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/pontypridd-murder-probe-latest-accused-9125700

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/pontypridd-murder-accused-christopher-appears-9134529

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/inquest-opens-death-pontypridd-murder-9256240

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/christopher-nathan-denies-murder-47-9809987

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/trial-begin-man-accused-murdering-10416807

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/dismembered-body-woman-found-behind-10423239

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/murder-accuseds-bathroom-like-horror-10425194

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/blood-stained-stanley-knife-scissors-10435631

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/dismemberment-murder-accused-went-work-10441202

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/former-butcher-accused-murdering-dismembering-10453440

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/steakhouse-worker-accused-strangling-dismembering-10458535

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/pontypridd-dismemberment-murder-evening-town-10462999

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/we-see-devastation-each-others-10464536

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/first-images-inside-christopher-mays-10465178

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/cctv-shows-last-moment-dismemberment-10465502

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/a-bit-joker-nice-bloke-10465609

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/cold-blooded-murderer-christopher-killed-10465732

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/former-butcher-accused-murdering-dismembering-10449167

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/dismembered-body-woman-found-behind-10419742

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/tracey-woodfords-mother-tells-sentencing-10466788

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/christopher-found-guilty-murdering-dismembering-10460393

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/dismemberment-murder-accused-went-work-10438118

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/tracey-woodfords-mother-describes-moment-10470614

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/live-updates-trial-former-butcher-10454939

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/blood-stained-stanley-knife-scissors-10431402

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/cruel-callous-killer-christopher-jailed-10476277

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/pontypridd-dismemberment-murder-victim-tracey-10474024

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/live-updates-cruel-callous-determined-10473656

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/ex-drinking-companions-reveal-bizarre-10480676

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/future-horror-flat-christopher-butchered-10480715

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/murder-mutilation-vulnerable-woman-left-15200133

TELEGRAPH

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11563179/Pontypridd-murder-victim-was-dismembered-police-reveal.html

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11564704/Man-charged-in-connection-with-Pontypridd-murder.html

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11989177/Ex-butcher-beheaded-woman-before-hiding-her-head-as-souvenir-court-hears.html

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/12003618/Tracey-Woodford-murder-Christopher-May-50-guilty-of-dismembering-woman-in-flat.html

INDEPENDENT

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/tracey-woodford-murder-case-man-charged-with-murder-after-dismembered-remains-found-in-flat-10205749.html

https://www.independent.co.uk/home-news/tracey-woodford-murder-former-butcher-displayed-victims-head-in-tunnel-a6730181.html

ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-24/update-pontypridd-murder-investigation/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-24/murder-investigation-after-body-found-in-flat/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-24/police-confirm-they-are-dealing-with-an-incident/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-24/rugby-club-tells-members-no-access-to-site/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-24/drivers-urged-to-avoid-pontypridd-town-centre/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-24/police-now-close-road-under-railway-station/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-24/police-cordons-in-place-around-pontypridd-rugby-club/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-24/road-closed-near-pontypridd-rugby-club-say-residents/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-04-24/pontypridd-cordon-could-be-in-place-until-next-week/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-25/police-confirm-body-found-is-missing-woman/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-25/pontypridd-murder-victim-named/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-25/vicar-thoughts-and-prayers-are-with-family/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-04-25/police-appeal-to-public-after-body-of-dismembered-woman-identified/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-26/traceys-family-say-she-was-kind-hearted-and-selfless/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-26/man-50-charged-with-murder/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/story/2015-04-27/man-charged-with-murder-in-pontypridd/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/story/2015-04-27/family-tribute-to-woman-found-dismembered-in-pontypridd/?page=3

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/story/2015-04-27/family-tribute-to-woman-found-dismembered-in-pontypridd/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-27/man-appears-in-court-charged-with-pontypridd-murder/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-04-28/pontypridd-warehouse-worker-set-for-murder-trail/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-11-10/trial-begins-of-man-accused-of-dismembering-woman-he-met-at-a-bar/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-11-11/womans-head-found-in-underground-tunnel/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-11-12/tracey-woodford-injuries-suggest-signs-of-struggle-court-hears/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-11-13/former-butcher-made-creepy-remarks-torwards-barmaid-court-hears/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-11-17/closing-speeches-made-in-murder-trial-of-pontypridd-woman/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/story/2015-11-18/man-found-guilty-of-brutal-murder-of-pontypridd-woman/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/story/2015-11-18/man-found-guilty-of-brutal-murder-of-pontypridd-woman/?page=3

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-11-18/cctv-shows-last-hours-of-tracey-woodfords-life/

https://www.itv.com/news/2015-11-18/man-found-guilty-of-tracey-woodford-murder/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/story/2015-11-18/man-found-guilty-of-brutal-murder-of-pontypridd-woman/?page=2

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-11-18/family-of-woman-brutally-murdered-call-killer-a-monster/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-11-18/man-found-guilty-of-murdering-pontypridd-woman/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-11-18/judge-describes-murder-as-harrowing-and-disturbing/

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-11-20/butcher-who-dismembered-woman-het-met-in-pub-jailed-for-life/

https://www.itv.com/news/2015-11-20/former-butcher-sentenced-to-life-behind-bars-for-murder-and-dismemberment-of-woman/

SOUTH WALES ARGUS

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/national/12913832.missing-woman-was-dismembered/

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/national/12914440.man-charged-over-womans-murder/

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/12914440.man-charged-over-womans-murder/

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/national/12914747.man-faces-court-over-womans-murder/

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/national/14040143.family-haunted-by-pontypridd-womans-gruesome-murder/

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/national/14092183.ex-butcher-to-be-jailed-for-decapitating-and-dismembering-woman/

THE ARGUS

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/national/12913832.missing-woman-was-dismembered/

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/national/14040143.family-haunted-by-pontypridd-womans-gruesome-murder/

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/14092183.Ex-butcher_to_be_jailed_for_decapitating_and_dismembering_woman/

SKY

https://news.sky.com/video/missing-tracey-woodfords-dismembered-body-found-in-flat-10362048

https://news.sky.com/story/womans-dismembered-body-found-in-flat-10362075

https://news.sky.com/video/tracey-woodford-was-a-gentle-person-who-would-not-hurt-anyone-10361925

https://news.sky.com/story/man-in-court-over-womans-dismembered-body-10361950

https://news.sky.com/story/ex-butcher-displayed-victims-head-in-tunnel-10339970

https://news.sky.com/story/ex-butcher-guilty-of-dismembering-woman-10339062

BOOK

‘Dark Valleys: Foul Deeds Among the South Wales Valleys 1845 - 2016’ By Gary Dobbs

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