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 …

The Hanged Man: Roberto Calvi

The Mafia, the Vatican and a secret Masonic society have all been implicated in the murder of ‘God’s Banker’ Roberto Calvi. A passerby on his way to work spotted the 62 year-old financier hanging from London’s Blackfriars Bridge at 7.30am on Friday 18 June, 1982. Calvi was suspended from scaffolding above the Thames, an orange rope tied in a …

The disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh

Estate agent Suzy Lamplugh was 25 when she disappeared without trace on July 28, 1986. Her white Ford Fiesta was found that night outside a house for sale in Stevenage Road, Fulham. Her purse was in the car but the key was missing. She had recorded her last appointment in her office diary – ”12.45 …

The Unsolved Murder of Daniel Morgan

The murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan remains one of London’s most notorious unsolved cases. On March 10, 1987, the 37 year-old father-of-two was hacked to death with an axe outside the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham. Why was he killed? His family, including brother Alastair, are convinced that Daniel was close to exposing a …