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 …

Lord Lucan: A Killer at Large?

The disappearance of Lord Lucan is one of the most intriguing mysteries in modern British history. Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, was 40 when he fled justice after the murder of his children’s nanny Sandra Rivett on November 8 1974. He has never been seen since, although countless theories have sprung up as …

Soho Nail Bombing: Death at the Admiral Duncan

On Friday 30 April 1999, a married couple and three friends were among a crowd of people drinking at the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho. Andrea Dykes, 27 years old and four months pregnant, and her husband Julian were planning to go to the theatre with best man John Light,… You must be a paid …

Year of the Ripper: Elizabeth Gibbs

As the church bells rang in the New Year across central London, the first homicide victim of 1888 lay dying at St George’s Hospital in Hyde Park. Elizabeth Gibbs, 68, was a respectable married woman living in the wealthy area of Belgravia. She had been enjoying a pleasant walk along… You must be a paid …