Police refuse to release list of murder victims

The Metropolitan Police is now refusing to release full lists of murder victims under the Freedom of Information Act – making it more difficult to check their figures. Previously requests along these lines have been successful, such as the data featured in the Guardian article ‘Five years of London murders listed‘ and on our blog The Met’s […]

Unsolved Murders in London: 2014

These two murder cases in London in 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. Police were called to the house in Selkirk Road at 11.45am after passers-by reported seeing two men banging on the front door. The […]

Homicides ‘to fall below 100’

The BBC reported recently that the yearly number of homicides* in London is expected to fall below 100 for the first time since the 1960s. According to the Metropolitan Police, by 22 December there had been 93 victims of homicide in 2014. (UPDATE: The final figure for the year was 95). From our own figures we […]

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 […]

Unsolved Murders in London: 2012

These four murder cases in London in 2012 remain unsolved. Can you help? Contact Crimestoppers onĀ 0800 555 111. Earl ‘Duke’ Warburton, 58, died after being assaulted during a robbery of his flat in Loampit Hill, Lewisham. Police were called to the address at around 2.25am on 15 February 2012. Mr Warburton, who was a well […]