At least 500 vehicles are set on fire in London every year. Some of them were destroyed to cover up their use in murders and other serious offences.
On the morning of 11 January, 1888, two-year-old Percy Ostler was being looked after by his heavily-pregnant mother, Louisa, and her sister Henrietta Brown, at their basement flat below a chemist’s shop at 55 Trafalgar Road in Greenwich, south London. At around 10.45am, Miss Brown decided to go out briefly… You must be a paid […]
Police sergeant Robert Golding was patrolling along Poplar High Street with a colleague at around 4.15am on 20 December 1888 when he noticed a woman lying on her left side in Clarke’s Yard. There was no obvious sign of any injury to the body. It was only when the woman… You must be a paid […]
Murder is down in London during the last 50 days – but is that because of the coronavirus restrictions?
Robert and Susannah Barrell had been happily married for 22 years. They ran the Bancroft Arms Tavern together at 1 Moody Street, Mile End, and lived there with their four children. On Sunday July 1 they went to bed in good spirits. The next morning at a quarter-to-nine the eldest… You must be a paid […]