Ruth and Dean Neave lived on Redmile Walk in the Welland Estate of Peterborough. Social services were highly involved with the family. The children were placed on the at-risk register, and Ruth was vocal with authorities about not being able to cope — she even threatened that she might hurt her children.
In the 1980s, cases of consumer terrorism had reached a peak. You may have heard about the Tylenol murders in America. Seven people lost their lives when they consumed tablets from bottles purchased in chemists and supermarkets. They had no way of knowing the pills they swallowed were randomly laced with potassium cyanide. A few years later, the United Kingdom had its own scare when lethal contaminants were hidden in everyday products.
On a smallholding in the North-East of England, a three-year planning dispute between a former steelworker and the local council was streamed-live to millions of homes across Britain. The confrontation, which left one man dead and two injured, would result in a police siege against a gunman who had amassed an armoury of weapons that included a cannon that was ready to be mounted to the front of a car (Part 1 of 2).
Just a heads up that after the second episode on Joyce McKinney we will be covering one final case before we end Season 3. It will be told across three episodes and, hopefully, released over three successive days.
We will then be returning for Season 4 on Wednesday, May 29th. Thank you all so much for your support... also here is a clue on our final case