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Welcome to the Murder Mile UK True-Crime Podcast and audio guided walk of London's most infamous and often forgotten murder cases, all set within and beyond the West End.
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-THREE:
Today’s episode is about Tudor Simionov; a good moral man and a protector, who earned an honest wage as a bouncer. But when his colleagues came under attack from a group of selfish thugs, his new life in Britain was destroyed in the blink of an eye.
As many photos of the case are copyright protected by greedy news organisations, to view them, take a peek at my entirely legal social media accounts - Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
The location of 80 Park Lane where the murder of Tudor Simionov took place is marked with a mustard yellow cross and is under the word MAYFAIR. To use the map, click it. If you want to see the other murder maps, access them by clicking here.
Here's a video to go with this week's episode, showing you the private entrance to 80 Park Lane where the attack on Tudor Simionov took place. These videos are links to YouTube so they won't eat up your data.
SOURCES: As there is no police file available, as this is a very recent case, I've used press sources, so I can't whole-heartedly attest to the validity of every source / details, but I do try.
Footage - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8159905/Chief-suspect-run-trio-jailed-total-24-years-knife-murder-bouncer.html#v-5520951722443782618
Footage – Partner giving statement - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8159905/Chief-suspect-run-trio-jailed-total-24-years-knife-murder-bouncer.html#v-3741379285176860086
FOOTAGE – final moments of the attack - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8159905/Chief-suspect-run-trio-jailed-total-24-years-knife-murder-bouncer.html#v-3719151298850475158
A friend of Tudor gives trinute - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZH0YG696zc
UNEDITED TRANSCRIPT OF THE EPISODE:
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The Murder Mile UK True Crime Podcast has been researched using the original declassified police investigation files, court records, press reports and as many authentic sources as possible, which are freely available in the public domain, including eye-witness testimony, confessions, autopsy reports, first-hand accounts and independent investigation, where possible. But these documents are only as accurate as those recounting them and recording them, and are always incomplete or full of opinion rather than fact, therefore mistakes and misrepresentations can be made. As stated at the beginning of each episode (and as is clear by the way it is presented) Murder Mile UK True Crime Podcast is a 'dramatisation' of the events and not a documentary, therefore a certain amount of dramatic licence, selective characterisation and story-telling (within logical reason and based on extensive research) has been taken to create a fuller picture. It is not a full and complete representation of the case, the people or the investigation, and therefore should not be taken as such. It is also often (for the sake of clarity, speed and the drama) presented from a single person's perspective, usually (but not exclusively) the victim's, and therefore it will contain a certain level of bias and opinion to get across this single perspective, which may not be the overall opinion of those involved or associated. Murder Mile is just one possible retelling of each case. Murder Mile does not set out to cause any harm or distress to those involved, and those who listen to the podcast or read the transcripts provided should be aware that by accessing anything created by Murder Mile (or any source related to any each) that they may discover some details about a person, an incident or the police investigation itself, that they were unaware of.
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Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a writer, crime historian, podcaster and tour-guide who runs Murder Mile Walks, a guided tour of Soho’s most notorious murder cases, hailed as “one of the top ten curious, quirky, unusual and different things to do in London”, nominated "one of the best true-crime podcasts at the British Podcast Awards", one of The Telegraph's top five true-crime podcasts and featuring 12 murderers, including 3 serial killers, across 15 locations, totalling 50 deaths, over just a one mile walk.
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a crime writer, podcaster of Murder Mile UK True Crime and creator of true-crime TV series.
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