Unsolved Murders in London: 2014

Three murders in London during 2014 remain unsolved. Can you help? Mashboor Hussain, 73, collapsed and died during a suspected burglary at his home in Tooting on 11 February 2014. Two men were charged but the case was dropped due to insufficient evidence. Floarea Nicolae, 20, was stabbed to death in Edmonton, north London, on 1 […]

Unsolved Murders in London: 2013

These six London murder cases from 2013 remain unsolved. Can you help? Call the police, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Joseph Burke-Monerville, 19, was shot dead in a suspected case of mistaken identity in Clapton on 16 February 2013. The teenager, a forensic science student at the London Metropolitan University, was sitting in a […]

Homicide in England and Wales 1898 to 2012

The latest crime figures for England and Wales confirm the drop in the murder rate is continuing. In the financial year 2011/12 there were 550 homicides initially recorded by police, compared to 638 in 2010/11. (Homicide being murder, manslaughter and infanticide) Now put that into context with a look at the last 50 years, which […]

‘One Punch Manslaughters’

It seems like a rare event, a freak occurrence – an innocent person is hit with a single punch and falls back on to the pavement, striking their head hard on the ground. Tragically they suffer a fractured skull and brain damage and die within a few days despite advanced medical treatment. That is exactly […]