Between 1964 and 1965 six women were found dead in and around the River Thames. All of them had been strangled and all were naked, leading to their description as the ‘Nude Murders’. The first victim was 30 year-old Hannah Tailford, discovered in the river under a pier at Upper… You must be a paid […]
The first British murder case to be solved using fingerprints took place in Detpford, south London, on 27 March 1905.
As well as covering every new murder in London, we are also trying to expand the database backwards in time to the 19th Century. How do we go about it? Some cases are so famous that vast amounts of information can be found easily online or in countless books, blogs and newspaper articles (Jack the […]
Earlier this month Sky, ITN and the BBC lobbied the government to allow cameras in court. The hope is that criminal trials could be televised as early as early as 2015. The ban on taking photographs goes back to 1925 but even before then cameras had to be smuggled into courtrooms in hats or bags. […]
The cup of tea is said to be quintessentially English. It also seems to have been the preferred tipple of the notorious wartime serial killer John Christie. So it was fitting that tea (and biscuits) were on offer for a talk by Christie expert Dr Jonathan Oates earlier this month for the Acton History Group […]