The 1982 Hyde Park Bombing

Four soldiers were killed by an IRA bomb at Hyde Park in central London on 20 July 1982. Corporal Roy John Bright, 36, Lieutenant Denis Richard Anthony Daly, 23, Lance Corporal Jeffrey Vernon Young, 19, and Simon Andrew Tipper, 19, were all members of the Royal Household Cavalry, Blues and Royals. They were riding from …

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 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 …