Cause of Death – Strangulation

Season 2, Episode 5,   Mar 17, 2021, 06:03 AM

**We apologise for the variable sound quality on some of the season two episodes which were recorded during the 2020 lockdown. Please don't judge us too harshly - we're back in studio in season 3!**

In this episode the team are joined by pathologist Dr Brett Lockyer, part of the experienced team at Forensic Access (, as he reveals how to tell the difference between strangulation and hanging during a post mortem, and where best to look for evidence that a suicide is not what it seems. 
Sadly, strangulation is the most common form of murder of women in the UK. Traditionally considered to be a crime of passion, it’s also a common form of domestic abuse, which is why attempted strangulation has recently been criminalised.  

Over six episodes, the team will investigate six causes of death: talking with experts, hearing how real life crime scenes are worked, exploring the latest innovations and discussing some famous cases.
If you want to know what criminal investigation is like in real life, then get ready for a podcast that puts YOU at the crime scene. 

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  Host & Director: Jon Watt
 Producer: Laura Makela
 Sound Engineer: Chris Attaway
 Theme music: Game Over by Magic in the Other
 End music: Sweeney by Mike Relm