Harmless or responsible? You’ve got heard barristers argue the Lucan case… now hearken to the decision on Mail’s chart-topping podcast The Trial of Lord Lucan

After every week of gripping testimony and debate, listeners to the Mail’s pioneering podcast The Trial of Lord Lucan have delivered their verdicts.

From 6am immediately, a particular episode of the chart-topping sequence will reveal whether or not the seventh Earl of Lucan is responsible or harmless of the homicide of his youngsters’s nanny Sandra Rivett and the tried homicide of his estranged spouse Veronica.

On the finish of the trial on Friday, viewers members have been invited to hitch an internet jury to resolve whether or not the peer was liable for the horror assaults practically 50 years in the past.

The response was staggering – by the deadline of midday yesterday, many 1000’s had solid their votes, underlining the runaway success of the podcast which stormed to primary within the Apple and Spotify true crime charts after its launch.

It has additionally established itself within the prime ten for all podcasts within the UK.

It has been nearly 50 years since British aristocrat Lord Lucan, 39, vanished and not using a hint

The Earl disappeared after his children's nanny Sandra Rivett was murdered in the family home

The Earl disappeared after his youngsters’s nanny Sandra Rivett was murdered within the household house

The blood-soaked basement with Sandra Rivett¿s body inside a mail sack beside a cast-off shoe

The blood-soaked basement with Sandra Rivett’s physique inside a mail sack beside a cast-off shoe

Barrister Max Hardy (right) is prosecuting Lord Lucan in the trial, while Edward Henry KC is acting for the defence

Barrister Max Hardy (proper) is prosecuting Lord Lucan within the trial, whereas Edward Henry KC is performing for the defence

The sequence is impressed by a world unique police report, obtained by the Mail, which spelt out the case towards the notorious earl, who vanished inside hours of Mrs Rivett’s homicide on November 7, 1974.

Day by day final week, new episodes chronicled how an Outdated Bailey trial involving Lord Lucan, pictured, could have unfolded had he been caught.

Two of Britain’s most outstanding barristers offered the prosecution and defence circumstances because the earl stood trial over Mrs Rivett’s demise and the assault on Girl Lucan, with whom he was concerned in a custody battle over their three youngsters.

After many years of hypothesis, the proof was laid naked after the Mail obtained a beforehand confidential Scotland Yard report from 1975 which detailed the Crown’s case. 

The story shocked Britain when, allegedly aided by his highly effective pals, Lord Lucan went on the run after the household nanny, Mrs Rivett, 29, was bludgeoned to demise with a lead pipe within the basement kitchen at his Belgravia mansion. Girl Lucan – believed to be the supposed sufferer – sustained critical head accidents.

As Max Hardy, for the prosecution, laid out, Lucan alone was liable for the grisly assaults. He deliberate the homicide right down to the final element, he says, even discussing dumping his spouse’s physique within the River Solent.

For the defence, Edward Henry KC urged jurors to evaluate the case on ‘the proof alone’, saying Lord Lucan ‘has been vilified’.

Go to dailymail.co.uk/lucan to listen to the particular verdict episode.

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