‘A History of Violence’: The Killing of Tracey Kidd

Paul Vissers could serve just four years in prison after prosecutors decided to drop a murder charge and accept a plea to manslaughter. Why? At 4.15pm on 17 March 2020 Paul Vissers, a 40-year-old drug user with a criminal record, walked into Stoke Newington to report that he had found… You must be a paid …

‘A secret crime’: Coercive control and the murder of Simbiso Moula

Police and local agencies were unaware of a long history of domestic abuse leading up to the death of a 39-year-old midwife. How could it have been prevented? Simbiso first met her killer when she was around 17 or 18 years old. Although Garikayi Moula was then aged 30, they… You must be a paid …

Year of the Ripper: Charlotte Whale

The small town of Isleworth in Middlesex was known for its aristocratic mansions and fruit gardens. In 1888 it was also home to a large factory run by the Pears soap company, one of a new breed of businesses in late Victorian Britain. Pears was an international giant, selling to… You must be a paid …