The unsolved murder of schoolteacher Joy Hewer

Joy Hewer, 52, was stabbed and sexually assaulted at her own home on 17 October 1995. The retired primary school teacher was found dead after police and firefighters were called to a blaze at the sixth floor flat in St David’s Court, off Parkstone Road, Walthamstow, at around 11.45pm. Ms Hewer, a devout Christian, had …

Celebrity Murder: The death of Jill Dando

There were no witnesses to the killing. Nobody heard a shot. Jill Dando, one of the most recognised faces on British TV, scarcely had time to utter a startled cry. She was found slumped on the doorstep at 29 Gowan Avenue in Fulham, southwest London, just before 11.47am on Monday… You must be a paid …

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 …

Without a Trace: The Unsolved Murder of Robert Duff

On the day he disappeared, 12 January 2013, Robert Duff was due to attend a family celebration for his daughter’s 18th birthday. It was not an event he was likely to miss. The 37-year-old father-of-two was close to his parents and his two daughters and was in contact with them at least once a day. …

Shot dead on the dancefloor: The unsolved murder of Daniel Ross

In the early morning of 24 September 2006, Daniel Ross was one of nearly 1,000 people enjoying a night out at the Scala nightclub in King’s Cross. He was walking across the dancefloor to tell his friends he was leaving when a gun was fired by an as-yet-unidentified gunman. The bullet hit Daniel in the …