Death at the Savoy: Ali Fahmy

The trial of French socialite Marguerite Fahmy for the murder of her wealthy husband at the Savoy Hotel was the sensation of its day. At around 2am on 10 July 1923 a porter heard three shots coming from their luxury suite and ran to the door to see 22 year-old Ali Fahmy slumped against the …

Britain’s Hannibal Lecter: Peter Bryan

“Cannibalism is normal. It’s been here for centuries…” So said serial killer Peter Bryan as he boasted how he had fried one of his victim’s brains in Clover butter. Bryan believed that the human body was a natural food source that made him stronger. He told one psychiatrist he hoped… You must be a paid …

Ten Rillington Place: The Home of John Reginald Christie

Number 10 Rillington Place no longer exists on the map but it was once the most notorious address in London. It was at this terraced house in Notting Hill that John Reginald Christie killed at least six women including his wife Ethel between 1943 and 1953. He is also thought to have been responsible for …

The Serial Killer Next Door: Dennis Nilsen

In February 1983 a tenant at 23 Cranley Gardens in Muswell Hill complained that the toilets were blocked and the Dyno-rod company was called in to investigate. What they discovered in the drains would lead to the arrest of one of Britain’s most prolific serial killers. Dennis Nilsen, a 37 year-old civil servant living in …

The murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher

Yvonne Fletcher, a 25 year-old officer with the Metropolitan Police, was shot outside the Libyan Embassy on 17 April 1984. She had been monitoring a protest by opponents of Muammar Gaddafi in St James’ Square when a burst of automatic gunfire rang out at around 10.17am. Ten protestors were injured and WPC Fletcher was wounded …