The assassination of Gerard Hoarau

Political dissident Gerard Hoarau, 34, was shot dead on his doorstep in Edgware on 29 November 1985. He had just left his home on Greencourt Avenue when a gunman fired a Sterling sub-machine from the other side of the road at around 10.15am. At the time of his death he was president of the Seychellois …

Unsolved Putney Murder: John Gibbons

Retired engineer John Gibbons, 49, was found stabbed to death at hisĀ home on 17 March 1985. Mr Gibbons, originally from British Guiana, had been stabbed through the heart and his throat was slashed. His body was discovered by his 16 year-old daughter Dawn at theĀ flat in Huntingford House, Horne Way, Putney. A 28-year-old man was …

Tottenham Riots: The unsolved murder of Keith Blakelock

PC Keith Blakelock was stabbed to death during the Broadwater Farm riots in Tottenham, north London. The 40 year-old father-of-three, who was originally from Sunderland, was one of the first officers called to the estate on October 6, 1985. He and his colleague PC Richard Coombes were attacked by a group armed with sticks, knives …

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 …