TRUE CRIME HEADER

EACH LINK IS CLICKABLE AND WILL TAKE YOU TO THE FEATURE

A WARWICKSIRE TRAGEDY – After being bullied and physical assaulted by his son, a father is pushed beyond the limits of endurance.

THE EASTER MONDAY MURDER – An 81 year-old widow meets a savage and tragic end.

THE WISBECH TRAGEDY – Part two – Is there to be justice for Frances Parlett?

THE WISBECH TRAGEDYPart one – A woman’s painful death at the hands of her lover

THE FIVE LITTLE MARTYRS Part two – Justice is served, or is it? The case attracts the interest of the national press.

THE FIVE LITTLE MARTYRS – Part one – A 1930s juvenile gang, or just boys growing up?

THE STRANGE DEATH OF HORACE DIMOCK Part two, in which a young man is laid to rest and a town mourns a suicide.

THE STRANGE DEATH OF HORACE DIMOCK Part one, in which a dispute between doctors in a quiet English town leads to death and civil disorder.

THE KILLING OF GEORGE BELVERSTONE – How an easily-led and impressionable young man met his death at the hands – and fists – of a man known as ‘The Russian Hog’.

DEATH IN THE FENS – the killing of John Robbie Auger

THE ADVERSARY by EMMANUEL CARRERE the true story of Jean-Claude Romand, and his living lie.

KILLING GOLDFINGER – Wensley Clarkson tells the story of British gangster John “Goldfinger” Palmer

“and OVER HERE!” The story of wartime executions of American servicemen at Shepton Mallet prison

A CRIMINAL ANCESTOR – The story of a man transported for theft, and the family he left behind

A PILGRIMAGE – In search of William Tyler and Ralph Joscelyne

THE WYLIE – HOFFERT CASE: A guest post by Robert K Tanenbaum, lawyer and writer. He believes that this double rape-murder was the biggest murder case of the century.

THE FRAUDSTER WHO FOOLED THE BANK OF ENGLAND: A guest post  by Nicholas Booth. The tale of Austin Bidwell.

LONDON HAS DRAWN CRIME WRITERS to itself like a flame beckoning moths. This is hardly surprising since, in real life, the capital has been the stage set against which some of Britain’s most sensational crimes have been played out. This account is, of course, highly selective – and subjective. Some old favourites – like The Whitechapel Murders – could not be left out, but there are also some lesser known horrors selected, particularly representing the less-than-leafy suburbs. Most modern crimes have been left out, not through any judgment on their significance, but rather from the view of practicality. The almost weekly butchery of young men due to gang crime is a national scandal, but would take up a website of its own. Coverage of these twenty four crimes moves not chronologically, but on a general north – south axis.

The Crimes of London Final

Each link takes you to a separate page with details about the crime.

1. THE TOTTENHAM OUTRAGE 

2. DENNIS NILSEN

3. DR CRIPPEN

4. RUTH ELLIS

5. CLAPTON ROAD – MURDER MILE?

6. BEN KINSELLA

7. THE BLACKOUT RIPPER

8. THE KRAYS

9. JOHN CHRISTIE

10. THE HOLBORN MURDERS

11. JACK THE RIPPER

12. THE SHEPHERDS BUSH MURDERS

13. THE HYDE PARK and REGENT’S PARK BOMBINGS

14. THE HOUNDSDITCH MURDERS

15. SIR HENRY WILSON

16. THE MINIVER PLACE MURDER

17. LEE RIGBY

18. THE RICHARDSONS

19. THE HAMMERSMITH MURDERS

20. THE DARBY FAMILY MURDERS

21. JILL DANDO

22. THE NEW CROSS DOUBLE MURDER

23. STEPHEN LAWRENCE

24. THE PLOUGH BOYS KILLING