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 […]
The name of Dr Crippen still resonates more than a century after the murder of his wife Cora and his flight from justice in 1910 became an international sensation.