Ten Rillington Place: The Home of John Reginald Christie

Number 10 Rillington Place no longer exists on the map but it was once the most notorious address in London. It was at this terraced house in Notting Hill that John Reginald Christie killed at least six women including his wife Ethel between 1943 and 1953. He is also thought to have been responsible for …

An unprovoked attack: The unsolved murder of Ricky Smith

Father-of-two Ricky Smith was stabbed to death in front of his partner in an unprovoked attack in Highbury, north London, on Friday October 3, 1997. The couple were walking home from a kebab house when they were approached by the killer in Highbury Park near Hamilton Park just before midnight. Ricky, a 25 year-old floor fitter, …

Year of the Ripper: Frances Wright

The suburb of Canonbury in Islington seemed an ideal place for a 69 year-old bank clerk like Charles Cole Wright. Once a land of open fields, grazing cows, a 14th century manor house and a tranquil pond, by the 19th Century it was a well-to-do part of London comprising villas,… You must be a paid …

‘We cannot prove who killed him’: The unsolved murder of Kwasi Anim-Boadu

Witnesses have refused to tell police who stabbed the 20-year-old student to death in Finsbury Park, north London, on 21 April 2018. It was 2am when Islington council officers knocked on the door of the flat to ask the music to be turned down. By then the party had been… You must be a paid …