In December 1979 a fire broke out while four boys and their mother slept in their two story council house in Hull, Yorkshire. Edith Hastie and young Tommy escaped with their lives but three of the brothers would not survive. Police realised quickly that the fire was deliberately lit and chased rumours all over Hull until an unlikely source gave himself away. But this wasn’t the end, it was just the beginning.
Following each episode of Katherine Kelly's brand new TV series Murdertown, Benjamin Fitton from They Walk Among Us unpicks a new case from each location. Watch Murdertown exclusively on Crime+Investigation in the UK every Monday at 9pm from 3rd September and then straight after listen to a brand new story right here with the Murdertown podcast. You can get in touch using #Murdertown on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Crime+Investigation's Murdertown podcast is hosted by Benjamin Fitton, written by Anna Priestland, produced by Sam Pearson and Chloe Frost, and edited by James Collopy.
- Hull, Hell & Fire written by Detective Sergeant Ronald Sagar and published by Highgate Publications (Beverley) Ltd, 1999.
- Various historical newspaper articles from The Guardian, The Observer, The Liverpool Echo and The Newcastle Journal.