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April 14, 2022

S05E09 - Lee Ford (The Cornwall Family Annihilation)

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In the ninth episode of British Murders Season 5, I tell the story of Lee Ford.


In August/September 2000, Lee Ford murdered his 36-year-old wife Lesley Ford in Carnkie, Cornwall, along with four of her children from her first marriage.


Lee initially buried all five bodies in a woodshed at the bottom of their garden before re-burying two of the bodies in a field in Treluswell, Cornwall.


On May 24, 2001, Lee was handed five separate life sentences at Bristol Crown Court with a minimum term of 27 years.


He will be eligible to apply for parole in October 2027.


You can find Nicki Budden's petition to keep Lee Ford behind bars here:


Intro music:⁣

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


My recording equipment:⁣

Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone

Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1

Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface

Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

Sony CX450 Handycam


Recorded in:⁣

Hindenberg PRO


Edited in:⁣

DaVinci Resolve 17⁣


You can purchase 'The Serial Killer's Book of Haiku 2' by Rose Bundy here:⁣⁣



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