230: Episode 230 - Peter Manuel: The Beast of Birkenshaw

RedHanded

27-01-2022 • 1 hr 25 mins

In early January of 1956, Glasgow police received a phone call about a break-in at the home of the Smart family. The scene they walked in on however was something far more sinister. Peter Smart, his wife, Doris, and their 10-year-old son Michael had all been shot dead at point-blank range in their beds.

It was clear to detectives that the Smarts had been dead for almost a week, but if that was true, it didn’t explain who’d been feeding their cat…

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