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 unsolved murder of schoolteacher Joy Hewer

Joy Hewer, 52, was stabbed and sexually assaulted at her own home on 17 October 1995. The retired primary school teacher was found dead after police and firefighters were called to a blaze at the sixth floor flat in St David’s Court, off Parkstone Road, Walthamstow, at around 11.45pm. Ms Hewer, a devout Christian, had …

The unsolved murder of Penny Bell in 1991

At around 11am on Thursday, 6 June 1991, two women drove to the swimming pool at Gurnell Grove in Greenford, west London. After parking next to a green Jaguar XJS, they noticed someone slumped in the front seat, as if asleep. Thinking nothing more of it, they went for a swim before returning to their …

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 …