For exclusive bonus content and early access to ad-free episodes, head to
April 27, 2023

S09E04 | Albert Dryden | The Murder of Harry Collinson

Apple Podcasts podcast player badge
Spotify podcast player badge
YouTube Channel podcast player badge
Amazon Music podcast player badge
Castbox podcast player badge
Google Podcasts podcast player badge
iHeartRadio podcast player badge
TuneIn podcast player badge

In this episode, I tell the story of Albert Dryden and Harry Collinson.

In 1988, Albert Dryden built a sunken bungalow on his land without planning permission.

Over the next three years, he had a constant back-and-forth battle with Derwentside District Council, who demanded he demolish the bungalow.

On June 20, 1991, the council, led by principal planning officer Harry Collinson, arrived at Albert's land, intent on demolishing it themselves.

Confronting the councilman with a gun, Albert shot and killed Harry in an incident captured by TV news cameras.

Albert received a life sentence for Harry's murder on April 1, 1992, and passed away 26 years later on September 15, 2018.

For all things British Murders, please visit my website:⁣⁣

Intro music:⁣

David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'⁣⁣


Learn more about your ad choices. Visit