How police solved the 1994 cold case murder of Marina Koppel

The killer of a 39-year-old masseuse became known to police soon after the murder – but was not caught until his DNA was matched to a single hair left on the victim’s ring at her flat in Baker Street, Marylebone, nearly 30 years later.

A random attack? The unsolved murder of Anthony Littler

A 45-year-old civil servant was beaten to death in an alleyway behind East Finchley tube station as he walked home from a night out in 1984. The killers have never been traced. Did they attack someone else there two days earlier? And who made the anonymous 999 call?

The racist murder of Stephen Lawrence

Stephen Lawrence, an 18 year-old A Level student, was stabbed to death in Eltham, southeast London, on 22 April 1993. He and his friend Duwayne Brooks were approached by up to six white youths and racially abused as they waited near a bus stop on Well Hall Road. Although Mr… You must be a paid …

DNA breakthrough solves 1974 killing of Eileen Cotter

The killing of 22-year-old Eileen Cotter in north London remained unsolved for nearly 50 years. She was found strangled in courtyard next to a block of garages behind Hamilton Park in Finsbury Park just after 2pm on 1 June 1974. Her underwear and tights had been pulled down and her handbag, glasses and shoes were …