Palestinian Cartoonist shot dead in London: Naji Al-Ali

Palestinian cartoonist Naji Al-Ali was shot dead in Knightsbridge on 27 July 1987. The 49 year-old was attacked as he walked to his office in Ives Street at around 5.10pm. Witnesses said they saw two men approach the 49 year-old outside the office of the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Qabas at around 5pm. Mr al-Ali was shot once in …

The unsolved murder of Clara Kirton

Grandmother Clara Kirton, 86, was found dead at her home in Southwark on Sunday 17 November 1985. The murder remains unsolved but detectives believe she was attacked when she disturbed an intruder looking for cash. Her body was discovered in the lounge when her 42 year-old son Brian arrived at the ground floor flat at Victoria Buildings in …

The unsolved murder of Alan Holmes

Alan Holmes, a 53 year-old garage hand who worked at Kentish Town Police station, was tied up and left to die at his home in Camden, north London. He was dropped off by friends at his flat in Parkway at around midnight on Christmas Day 1995 but failed to report to work over the following week. …

The 1982 Hyde Park Bombing

Four soldiers were killed by an IRA bomb at Hyde Park in central London on 20 July 1982. Corporal Roy John Bright, 36, Lieutenant Denis Richard Anthony Daly, 23, Lance Corporal Jeffrey Vernon Young, 19, and Simon Andrew Tipper, 19, were all members of the Royal Household Cavalry, Blues and Royals. They were riding from …

Margery Gardner: The actress and the psychopath

On Thursday, 20 June 20 1946, actress Margery Gardner, 42, met a handsome 29 year-old pilot named Neville Heath. Heath passed himself as a decorated Second World War veteran but his relatively short life was marked by dishonesty and deception. A former private schoolboy, he had joined the RAF only to be dismissed in September …