‘A History of Violence’: The Killing of Tracey Kidd

Paul Vissers could serve just four years in prison after prosecutors decided to drop a murder charge and accept a plea to manslaughter. Why? At 4.15pm on 17 March 2020 Paul Vissers, a 40-year-old drug user with a criminal record, walked into Stoke Newington to report that he had found… You must be a paid …

Unlocking the evidence: How police try to ‘hack’ phones seized in murder cases

Somewhere within the Metropolitan Police there is a laboratory full of mobile phones gathered during criminal investigations. Some of those phones were taken from murder suspects. Others belonged to murder victims. They all have one thing in common: they might contain crucial information that could help solve a crime. The… You must be a paid …

Who killed Lily-Mai?

A ten-week old baby died of severe head injuries just over a week after being discharged from hospital to go home with her parents. What happened? Lily-Mai Hurrell Saint George was born prematurely on 21 November 2017 and spent the first two months of her life in hospital. She was… You must be a paid …

Misadventure: The death of Graham Howe

Crown Prosecution Service decide not to charge anyone over death of 53-year-old man at a pub in Harrow On the evening of 30 May 2019, Graham Howe was enjoying a drink at The Fleadh pub in Preston Road, Harrow. There had been no arguments or trouble on any kind that… You must be a paid …

Fatal Injection: The unreported killing of Gary Fairfax

On 26 September 2017 the emergency services were called to a flat in Oaks Lane, Ilford. Paramedics arrived to find a 59-year-old man, Gary Fairfax, had apparently taken an overdose of heroin. His death was one of 1,164 due to heroin and morphine in England and Wales that year. Like… You must be a paid …