Episode 25: The World’s End Murders & The Crimes of Angus Sinclair (Part 1)

The World’s End Murders — an apt name for such an appalling crime — rattled the city of Edinburgh in October 1977.  

Helen Scott and Christine Eadie, two bright, fun-loving 17-year-olds, disappeared from a busy pub in the heart of the city. The following day, miles away in East Lothian, their bodies were found strangled and coldly discarded. The girls had last been seen in the company of two unknown men…  

So began a true crime mystery, and a search for justice that would span forty years. A search that would finally bring to light a hidden, twisting trail of death and misery left in the wake of one man… a serial killer whose catalogue of crimes had gone little noticed and unconnected for decades…  

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This episode contains discussion of murder and sexual assault, which some listeners may find distressing.  

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