Case 84

Lesley Molseed

(Part 1)

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Case 84

Lesley Molseed

(Part 1)

[Part 1 of 2]

On Sunday, October 5, 1975, April Molseed was making her way through a list of chores in her home on Delamere Road in Rochdale, a town at the foothills of the moor countryside in Northern England. As she prepared supper that day around noon, April realised she didn’t have any bread, so she decided to send her daughter Lesley to the nearby corner store.

April harboured no sense of concern allowing Lesley to take the short walk to the shops alone that Sunday afternoon. The local community was self-contained and close-knit. Local families had come to know each other well over the years. Their children attended the same schools, youth clubs, and sporting activities. Neighbours were friendly and familiar. Local pubs, shops, and parties were full of recognisable faces. Nobody was a stranger.

It was around 12:30 pm when Lesley headed out the front door of her family home on Delamere Road. April told her to return home quickly. Lesley replied that she would be back soon…

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

 

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If you are hearing impaired or know someone who is and would like to get a transcript of the episode, please email us at contact@casefilepodcast.com

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Milly Raso

Additional edits by Tayla Vos

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

RESOURCES

 

TIMELINES:

Molseed: Timeline

Timeline – Raymond Hewlett

 

IMAGE GALLERY:

Molseed: Gallery

 

BOOKS:

Innocents: How Justice Failed Stefan Kiszko and Lesley Molseed – by Jonathan Rose, Steve Panter, Trevor Wilkinson

Delusions of Innocence: The Tragic Case of Stefan Kiszko – Michael O’Connell

 

ARTICLES:

Second victim of Molseed inquiry – BBC News

Molseed: The paedophile wrongly accused – Manchester Evening News

Man held over 1975 child murder – BBC News

Net finally falls on right man – The Guardian

Forensic tape links murder of Lesley Molseed 32 years ago to shopkeeper’s DNA, court told – Manchester Evening News

Molseed mum recalls ‘little imp’ – Manchester Evening News

Lesley Molseed murderer given life sentence – The Telegraph

Man guilty of 1975 child murder – BBC News

 

VIDEOS:

Real Crime: The 30 Year Secret (Part 1)

Real Crime: The 30 Year Secret (Part 2)

Real Crime: The 30 Year Secret (Part 3)

Real Crime: The 30 Year Secret (Part 4)

 

 

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[Part 1 of 2]

On Sunday, October 5, 1975, April Molseed was making her way through a list of chores in her home on Delamere Road in Rochdale, a town at the foothills of the moor countryside in Northern England. As she prepared supper that day around noon, April realised she didn’t have any bread, so she decided to send her daughter Lesley to the nearby corner store.

April harboured no sense of concern allowing Lesley to take the short walk to the shops alone that Sunday afternoon. The local community was self-contained and close-knit. Local families had come to know each other well over the years. Their children attended the same schools, youth clubs, and sporting activities. Neighbours were friendly and familiar. Local pubs, shops, and parties were full of recognisable faces. Nobody was a stranger.

It was around 12:30 pm when Lesley headed out the front door of her family home on Delamere Road. April told her to return home quickly. Lesley replied that she would be back soon…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

 

______

If you are hearing impaired or know someone who is and would like to get a transcript of the episode, please email us at contact@casefilepodcast.com

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Milly Raso

Additional edits by Tayla Vos

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

RESOURCES

 

TIMELINES:

Molseed: Timeline

Timeline – Raymond Hewlett

 

IMAGE GALLERY:

Molseed: Gallery

 

BOOKS:

Innocents: How Justice Failed Stefan Kiszko and Lesley Molseed – by Jonathan Rose, Steve Panter, Trevor Wilkinson

Delusions of Innocence: The Tragic Case of Stefan Kiszko – Michael O’Connell

 

ARTICLES:

Second victim of Molseed inquiry – BBC News

Molseed: The paedophile wrongly accused – Manchester Evening News

Man held over 1975 child murder – BBC News

Net finally falls on right man – The Guardian

Forensic tape links murder of Lesley Molseed 32 years ago to shopkeeper’s DNA, court told – Manchester Evening News

Molseed mum recalls ‘little imp’ – Manchester Evening News

Lesley Molseed murderer given life sentence – The Telegraph

Man guilty of 1975 child murder – BBC News

 

VIDEOS:

Real Crime: The 30 Year Secret (Part 1)

Real Crime: The 30 Year Secret (Part 2)

Real Crime: The 30 Year Secret (Part 3)

Real Crime: The 30 Year Secret (Part 4)

 

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

Harry’s – Get started shaving with Harry’s today by claiming your Trial Set for £3.95

Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush

For Hims  Get a trial month of Hims for just $5 today while the supplies last

This Sounds Serious  A new scripted comedy podcast from CastBox and the comedy producers behind Stop Podcasting Yourself, CBC’s This Is That, and Dexter Guff

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