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, …

The racist murder of Stephen Lawrence

Stephen Lawrence, an 18 year-old A Level student, was stabbed to death in Eltham, southeast London, on 22 April 1993. He and his friend Duwayne Brooks were approached by up to six white youths and racially abused as they waited near a bus stop on Well Hall Road. Although Mr… You must be a paid …

‘Jack The Ripper’: An unsolved murder mystery

Jack the Ripper has become the most famous serial killer in the world after spreading terror throughout London in the last years of the 19th century. His crimes have been pored over by untold numbers of experts and amateur sleuths – yet nobody has ever convincingly unmasked this notorious figure. Instead, conspiracy theories, myths and …

Year of the Ripper: Henry Talbot

Watney Street market once had more than 100 shops selling cheese, meat, fruit, shoes and clothing at the heart of the East End. One of those businesses was distinguished by a cast iron sign reading ‘J Sainsbury Ltd’, part of a growing enterprise which would become the largest grocery retailer… You must be a paid …