Case: The unsolved murder of David Lawrence
Victim
Name:
David Lawrence
Gender:
Male
Date:
1968-03-08
Nationality:
British
Weapon:
Knife
Killer
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Child Killings (3 to 12...
Case synopsis:

The unsolved murder of five year-old David Lawrence took place on 8 March 1968.

David was found stabbed to death in a public lavatory in a children''s playground off Tabard Street in Southwark, south London.

He lived with his mother Joyce and father George in Rochester House, a block of flats on Manciple Street overlooking the playground.

Earlier that afternoon he went shopping with an aunt before heading towards the park to play on the strings.

David was last seen alive by a neighbour at around 3.40pm. He was found by a park keeper later that night. Newspaper reports stated he had been stabbed five times in the back.

Nobody was ever charged with the murder.

The police files relating to the case are kept at the National Archives but are not available for inspection until 2053.

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