Predator The True Story Of Levi Bellfield The Man Who Murdered Milly Dowler Marsha Mcdonnell And Amelie Delagrange

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Predator - The true story of Levi Bellfield, the man who murdered Milly Dowler, Marsha McDonnell and Amelie Delagrange

Predator - The true story of Levi Bellfield, the man who murdered Milly Dowler, Marsha McDonnell and Amelie Delagrange [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 184358848X
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Predator - The true story of Levi Bellfield, the man who murdered Milly Dowler, Marsha McDonnell and Amelie Delagrange by Book Resume:

The powerfully-built nightclub bouncer kidnapped and murdered 13 year old Milly Dowler as she walked home from school in broad daylight. She had stopped for a bag of chips with friends at a railway station cafe. The case horrified the nation when six months later her body was found 25 miles away by mushroom pickers in a quiet wood in the Hampshire countryside. Her abduction and death was described as 'every parent's nightmare'. He also murdered, in an equally horrendous manner, 19-year-old Marsha McDonnell and 22-year-old French student Amelie Delagrange with blows to the head after they got off late-night buses in South London. He attempted to kill Kate Sheedy, an 18 year old he deliberately hit with his car as she walked home shortly after midnight, before reversing over her body. She survived only after major surgery in hospital.Levi Bellfield was one of the most notorious killers of his time. His crimes, his dramatic trials at the Old Bailey, plus the stories of his young victims and the devastating impact on their families are examined in detail in this chilling study of the violent deaths and danger to innocent young girls at the hands of a total stranger.

The Road to Murder

The Road to Murder [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1909976377
Author: Adam Lynes
Publisher: Waterside Press
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Why do serial killers gravitate towards certain kinds of occupation? Why do they pursue certain types of victim? How do they leave the radar and remain hidden? Through his wide knowledge of the topic honed at one of Britain’s leading centres for criminological studies, Adam Lynes demonstrates how theory, practice, profiling and behaviour intertwine to identify the kind of people we should fear (and especially if we are vulnerable to predators). The book also looks at those personality-types most likely to become serial killers whilst hiding in plain sight. From Britain’s serial killing studies centre of excellence. Looks in depth at eight of Britain’s serial killer drivers, dealing with some of the most notorious crimes of modern times. A fresh and uniquely interesting perspective. Demonstrates the links between mobility, transience, recognisance, predatory behaviour and acting out murderous fantasies. From the text "It is apparent that driving as a form of occupational choice is a “popular” form of employment for British serial murderers. In an effort to determine why this may be, [ the ] case studies of eight British serial murderers [ in the book ] demonstrate just how such an occupation can impact upon these offenders’ criminal behaviour…These findings may prove to be of benefit to scholars of serial murder, and to those who attempt to apprehend them."

Manhunt

Manhunt [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1789460379
Author: Colin Sutton
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
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NOW A MAJOR TV DRAMA STARRING MARTIN CLUNES What does it take to catch one of Britain's most feared killers? Levi Bellfield is one of the most notorious British serial killers of the last fifty years - his name alone evokes horror and revulsion, after his string of brutal murders in the early 2000s. At 3:07pm on 21st March, 2002, Milly Dowler left her school in Surrey for the last time. Less than an hour later, she was to be abducted and murdered in the cruellest fashion, sparking a missing person investigation that would span months before her body was found. In the two years that followed, two more young women - Marsha McDonnell and then Amélie Delagrange - were murdered in unspeakably brutal attacks. Yet with three murdered women on their hands, and few leads open to them, investigating officers were running out of ideas and options, until SIO Colin Sutton was drafted into the investigation for the murder of Delagrange. Seeing a connection between the three women, and thriving under the pressure of a serial killer hunt, Sutton was finally able to bring their murderer to justice after the case had begun to seem hopeless. Manhunt tells the story of how he led the charge to find a mystery killer, against the clock and against the odds - day by day and lead by lead. At once a gripping police procedural, and an insight into the life of an evil man, this is the story behind what it takes to track down a shockingly violent murderer before he strikes again.

Manhunt: The Night Stalker

Manhunt: The Night Stalker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178946420X
Author: Colin Sutton
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*Now a major ITV drama starring Martin Clunes* What does it take to catch a predator who has terrorised southeast England for over fifteen years? Delroy Grant - dubbed the Night Stalker - was one of the nation's most wanted men, a shocking sex predator. During his seventeen-year reign of fear, he established a clear MO. Visit a target at night. Remove a window pane and slide in. Unscrew the lightbulbs. Cut the power. Rip out the telephone wires. Tiptoe to the bedroom. Wake the victim by shining a torch in their eyes. What followed was often unspeakable. When SIO Colin Sutton was drafted into the case, Grant had been at large for over a decade. Stepping up where others had failed, he began the determined, relentless police work that had marked the end for infamous serial killer Levi Bellfield. Case by case, clue by clue. Night Stalker is the chilling true story of one of the most testing manhunts the Metropolitan Police have ever undertaken. It is a glimpse into the heart of darkness - and into the mind and work of the brilliant detective who brought one of London's most feared monsters to justice.

A Dangerous Place

A Dangerous Place [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0750969520
Author: Simon Farquhar
Publisher: The History Press
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE CRIME WRITER'S ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER AWARD FOR NON-FICTION. IN SEPTEMBER 1970, two boys met in the playground on their first day at secondary school in North London. They formed what would be described at the Old Bailey thirty years later as ‘a unique and wicked bond’. Between 1982 and 1986, striking near lonely railway stations in London and the Home Counties, their partnership took them from rape to murder. Three police forces pooled their resources to catch them in the biggest criminal manhunt since the Yorkshire Ripper Enquiry.A Dangerous Place is the first full-length account of the crimes of John Duffy and David Mulcahy. Told by the son of one of the police officers who led the enquiry, exhaustively researched and with unprecedented access, this is the story of two of the most notorious serial killers of the twentieth century and the times they operated in. It is the story of the women who died at their hands. It is the story of the women who survived them, and who had the courage to ensure justice was done. And it is the story of a father, told by a son.

The Night Stalker - The True Story of Delroy Grant, Britain's Most Shocking Serial Sex Attacker

The Night Stalker - The True Story of Delroy Grant, Britain's Most Shocking Serial Sex Attacker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1843586401
Author: John McShane
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
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The Night Stalker - The True Story of Delroy Grant, Britain's Most Shocking Serial Sex Attacker by John McShane Book Resume:

On Sunday 15 November 2009, detectives hunting one of the most prolific sex offenders in Britain finally made an arrest; 17 years after the first terrifying attack took place. Delroy Grant, the 'Night Stalker' first struck in 1992, raping an 84-year-old woman in her flat in Croydon. What followed was a sickening series of horrifying sexual assaults on elderly victims across south London, Kent and Surrey. All the victims lived alone and were woken in the night by a man dressed in black, his face obscured by a balaclava. Delroy would shine a torch into their eyes, or switch off their electricity, before subjecting them to terrifyingly violent attacks. DNA profiling revealed a list of 21,000 possible suspects before officers working on Operation Minstead finally pieced together enough evidence to make an arrest. This is the full story of the man dubbed the 'Night Stalker', who brought terror and violence to the streets of South London.

My Sister Milly

My Sister Milly [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1405927569
Author: Gemma Dowler
Publisher: Penguin UK
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My Sister Milly by Gemma Dowler Book Resume:

You've seen Manhunt, now read this powerful and personal account from Milly Dowler's sister Gemma . . . 'My name is Gemma Dowler. On 21 March 2002, a serial killer named Levi Bellfield stole my sister and sent our family to hell . . .' In My Sister Milly, Gemma Dowler recounts the terrible day of Milly's disappearance, the suspicions that fell on the family, the torture of encountering the murderer in court, the fatal errors made by the police, how it very nearly destroyed her family and how love and hope helped the family survive. Everyone thinks they know the story of Milly Dowler, but only one person knows the true pain of having lost her sister, and how a family can rediscover hope to survive. ________________ 'Compelling. An amazing book' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 'Heartbreaking' Daily Mail 'Tragic, poignant, full of emotional memories' Daily Mirror

Baby P - It Must Never Happen Again

Baby P - It Must Never Happen Again [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1782196013
Author: John McShane
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
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Baby P - It Must Never Happen Again by John McShane Book Resume:

The tragic and violent death of 17-month old Baby P at the hands of those who were supposed to love and care for him has sickened the nation. That such unimaginable cruelty could be unleashed on an innocent child - and fail to be picked up on by the authorities - has led to a public outcry and a media storm.This is a comprehensive look at the events leading up to the death of Baby P. A recent investigation has found that there was poor communication between authorities, a repeated failure to take into account the child's history and inaccurate documentation of events by Haringey Council. Child protection plans were heavily criticized in the inspection report for being disorganized with little analysis of the child and no clear decision-making. With the three perpetrators awaiting sentencing and politicians debating what can be done now and in the future, the public are left angry and bewildered as just how this was allowed to happen.

Criminal Children

Criminal Children [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1526738090
Author: Emma Watkins,Barry Godfrey
Publisher: Grub Street Publishers
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Criminal Children by Emma Watkins,Barry Godfrey Book Resume:

A history of juvenile crime, punishment, and reform in England in the years before, during, and after the era of Charles Dickens. How were juvenile delinquents dealt with in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? What dire circumstances led to their behavior? Were the efforts to curb their criminal tendencies successful? From 1820–1920, ideas about youth and transgression changed dramatically in the United Kingdom. Criminal Children delves into this period to uncover fascinating insight into the neglected subject of childhood crime and punishment, and the “invention” of juvenile delinquency. Drawing on the life stories of twenty-four “bad seeds,” true crime journalists Emma Watkins and Barry Godfrey explore every aspect of these young and desperate lives: their experiences in prisons, reformatory schools, industrial schools, borstals, and female factories; their trials and criminal petitions; and the harrowing transport to Australia—considered the last resort for adult convicts and children alike. Including resources for researching one’s own criminal forebears, Criminal Children is “an interesting book to anybody who wants to know more about juvenile offenders in England” (Nell Darby, author of Life on the Victorian Stage).

The Bus Stop Killer

The Bus Stop Killer [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141968192
Author: Geoffrey Wansell
Publisher: Penguin UK
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You've seen Manhunt, now read Geoffrey Wansell's chilling portrait of notorious serial killer Levi Bellfield- the only man in modern British legal history to be given two whole-life sentences. On 23 Jun 2011 the convicted double-murderer Levi Bellfield was found guilty of the murder of 13-year-old school girl Milly Dowler. Milly disappeared on her way home from school in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey in 2002. Six months later her body was discovered many miles away. A massive police investigation, the largest manhunt in Surrey's history, got nowhere. Only when nightclub bouncer and bare-knuckle boxer Levi Bellfield was arrested for the murder of another young woman did it become clear to police that they had a serial killer on their hands. This is the full story of the murders, the victims and the pain-staking nine-year investigation and trial by police and prosecutors. It tells of Bellfield's terrifying, controlling personality - a man who went from charming to monstrous in the blink of an eye - and his depraved stalking of young women. Geoffrey Wansell has been acknowledged as one of Britain's leading authorities on serial killers. He was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize (now the Costa Book Award) for his biography of Terence Rattigan, and was appointed by the Official Solicitor to the Supreme Court to write the biography of Gloucester-based serial killer Frederick West.

We All Live in a Perry Groves World - The Heart-warming and Hilarious Account of Life as a Cult Footballer

We All Live in a Perry Groves World - The Heart-warming and Hilarious Account of Life as a Cult Footballer [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1782198695
Author: Perry Groves
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
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We All Live in a Perry Groves World - The Heart-warming and Hilarious Account of Life as a Cult Footballer by Perry Groves Book Resume:

Perry groves spent over a decade in the football spotlight - sometimes at the top, often at the bottom, but always as a firm favourite with the fans.As legendary Arsenal manager George Graham's first signing, Perry - complete with Tintin haircut and a cheeky grin - became an unmistakable figure in one of the Gunners' greatest sides; the fans still chant his name to this day.Now, the cult hero has decided to tell all about his roller-coaster years of booze binges, girl chasing and on-and-off field secrets of a host of big matches - including Arsenal's famous last-grasp title victory at Liverpool.Whether it's playing top-flight games with a hangover, 125mph motorway chases with international stars, visits to a brothel with an England World Cup ace, drunken escapades with his team-mates or chance encounters with the likes of Paul Gascoigne, Brian Clough and George Best, Perry has seen and done it all - and lived to tell the tale!This is the uproarious and candid story by one of the funniest men ever to hit the big time.'A hilarious surprise bestseller' - Sun'A publishing phenomenon' - Daily Telegraph'Compulsive Reading' - The Times'It's bloody brilliant' - The Guardian

The Crossbow Cannibal

The Crossbow Cannibal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1843584530
Author: Cyril Dixon
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
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A major search and recovery operation began when a young woman's remains were recovered in the River Aire in May 2010. Police had been investigating the disappearance of Shelley Armitage and Susan Rushworth who had gone missing in 2009; but the remains belonged to Suzanne Blamires and were to unravel a gruesome and horrifying chain of events. 40-year-old PhD student Stephen Griffiths was arrested by West Yorkshire Police after CCTV footage of him attacking Ms Blamires at his block of flats was discovered by a caretaker at the complex. She was shot with a crossbow. Once arrested Griffiths told Police: "I've killed a lot more than Suzanne Blamires -- I've killed loads." Adding gruesomely that he had "eaten some of her". Griffiths possessed disturbing video recordings and images in his flat and police found blood from both Ms Armitage and Ms Rushworth linking them to Griffiths. Having admitted to murdering Suzanne Blamires, 36, Shelley Armitage, 31, and 43-year-old Susan Rushworth, who worked as prostitutes in the Bradford area, Griffiths, who called himself the Crossbow Cannibal was jailed for life for their "wicked and monstrous" murders. This is the full story of the man known as the 'Crossbow Cannibal', whose chillingly evil actions brought terror to the streets of Bradford.

Inside Parkhurst

Inside Parkhurst [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1841884235
Author: David Berridge
Publisher: Orion
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Assaults. Riots. Cell fires. Medical emergencies. Understaffed wings. Suicides. Hooch. Weapons. It's all in a week's work at HMP Parkhurst. After 28 years working as a prison officer, with 22 years at HMP Parkhurst, once one of Britain's most high security prisons, David Berridge has had to deal with it all: serial killers and gangsters, terrorists and sex offenders, psychopaths and addicts. InsideParkhurst is his raw, uncompromising look at what really goes on behind the massive walls and menacing gates. Thrown in at the deep end, David quickly had to work out how to deal with the most cunning and volatile of prisoners, and learn how to avoid their many scams. He has been assaulted and abused; he has tackled cell fires and attempted suicides, riots and dirty protests; he has helped to foil escaped plans, talked inmates down from rooftop protests, witnessed prisoners setting fire to themselves, and prevented prisoners from attempting to murder other prisoners. And now he takes us inside this secret world for the first time. With this searingly honest account he guides us around the wings, the segregation unit, the hospital and the exercise yard, and gives vivid portraits of the drug taking, the hooch making, the constant and irrepressible violence, and the extraordinary lengths our prison officers go to everyday. Divided into three parts - the first from David's early years on the wings, the second the middle of his career, and the third his disillusioned later years - David will take readers into the heart of life inside and shine a light on the escalating violence and the impact the government cuts are having on the wings. Both horrifying and hilarious, David's diaries are guaranteed to shock and entertain in equal measure.

Napper

Napper [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1909976709
Author: Alan Jackaman
Publisher: Waterside Press
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Records the tragic circumstances which led to one man committing a sequence of vicious sexual assaults through to the murders of Rachel Nickell and Samantha and Jazmine Bisset. It has taken Alan Jackaman over 25 years to come to terms with what he experienced, but he now tells of his part in the downfall of serial killer Robert Napper. Reveals for the first time information not until now in the public domain and tells of the author’s tenacity as a lower-ranking officer in the face of dwindling resources and sometimes disparagement by more senior investigators. A straightforward account of the solving of heinous and complex crimes, it also delves into media fascination with serious offences and shows how the press may latch on to one murder whilst ignoring another, even more horrific, one. The author was an investigator on the Bisset case from day one through to seeing that case linked to London’s Green Chain Walk rapes and the discovery that Napper also killed Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common. The book tells for the first time the behind the scenes story of how the misguided targeting of Colin Stagg and rebuffing of the Bisset team’s suspicions allowed Napper to escape justice for 15 years. The book also looks at the mind of Robert Napper, his bizarre behaviour, family history and ‘doodlings’ (some reproduced in this book) and the fact that sheer ‘chance’ allowed him to remain free for so long. By the detective who arrested Napper. Looks at the emergence of criminal profiling. Enters the mind of a psychotic killer. Shows how media ‘obsession’ can hinder justice. Contains previously unpublished material. Extract: ‘To be able to properly investigate the murders of Samantha and Jazmine it was necessary to research the sequence of Green Chain Walk rapes. At first glance the string of offences bore the classic hallmarks of a psychopath who grew ever more cunning, yet reckless, but more importantly ever more violent. Studies of this type of offender clearly show they learn as they progress in their offending…’

Pure Evil - How Tracie Andrews murdered my son, decieved the nation and sentenced me to a life of pain and misery

Pure Evil - How Tracie Andrews murdered my son, decieved the nation and sentenced me to a life of pain and misery [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1843582392
Author: Maureen Harvey
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
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Pure Evil - How Tracie Andrews murdered my son, decieved the nation and sentenced me to a life of pain and misery by Maureen Harvey Book Resume:

Maureen Harvey lives in Kings Norton, Birmingham with her husband Ray. They have a daughter, Michelle, and three grandchildren Danielle, Paige, and Jordan. Since their son Lee was murdered by Tracie Andrews in December 1996, they have campaigned tirelessly to ensure that those convicted of murder serve their full prison tariff. Maureen's book is based on the diary she began writing after Lee's death and is a frank account of the emotional journey she and her family have taken during the last decade. It is a unique testimony which she hopes will serve not only as a tribute to Lee but as an inspiration to bereaved parents everywhere.

Catching a Serial Killer

Catching a Serial Killer [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473551560
Author: Stephen Fulcher
Publisher: Random House
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'The gripping allure of long-form podcasts, such as Serial' Observer On the evening of Saturday, 19 March 2011, D.S. Stephen Fulcher receives a life-changing call that thrusts him into a race against the clock to save missing 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan, who was last seen at a nightclub in Swindon. Steve knows from experience that he has a small window of time to find Sian alive, but his hopes are quickly dashed when his investigation leads him to Christopher Halliwell, a cabbie with sick obsessions. Following the investigation as it develops hour-by-hour, Steve’s gripping inside story of the cat-and-mouse situation that ensues shows how he hunted down Halliwell – his number-one suspect – which led him to the discovery of Sian’s body and another victim, Becky Godden-Edwards, who had been missing since 2002. The murders shocked the nation and Halliwell become one of the most hated men in Britain. Since then, he has been linked to several murders and disappearances, and has been called 'sick in the head' by an ex-cellmate for his unrelenting hatred of women. Catching a Serial Killer is a thrilling, devastating and absorbing look at a real-life murder case and potentially one of the UK’s most prolific serial killers.

Fred & Rose

Fred & Rose [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1405512172
Author: Howard Sounes
Publisher: Sphere
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Fred & Rose by Howard Sounes Book Resume:

AS FEATURED ON THE NEW PODCAST 'UNHEARD: THE FRED & ROSE WEST TAPES' FRED & ROSE IS THE DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT OF THIS INFAMOUS CASE - NOW UPDATED WITH A POSTSCRIPT FROM THE AUTHOR Fred and Rose West are virtually unique in British criminal history: a husband and wife who loved and killed together. During their long relationship, the Wests murdered a series of young women, burying the remains of nine victims under their home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, including those of their daughter. What was left of Fred West's eight-year-old stepdaughter was dug up from under the Wests' previous Gloucester home; his first wife and nanny were buried in open country. Most victims had been decapitated and dismembered, their remains showing signs of sexual torture. These twelve are just the ones police found when the Wests were arrested in 1994. There may be more whose bones have not been located . . . Howard Sounes broke the first major story about the Wests as a journalist, and covered the murder trial of Rosemary West, before writing Fred & Rose, the definitive account of this infamous case. Beginning with Fred's and Rose's bizarre childhoods, Sounes charts their lives and crimes in forensic detail, creating a fascinating and truly frightening account of a marriage soaked in blood.

Angel of Darkness

Angel of Darkness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780446562485
Author: Dennis McDougal
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Angel of Darkness by Dennis McDougal Book Resume:

Randy Kraft was highly intelligent, politically active, loyal to his friends, committed to his work--and the killer of 67 people--more than any other serial killer known. This book offers a glimpse into the dark mind of a living monster. "To open this book is to open a peephole into hell".--Associated Press. Photographs.

Fitted Up

Fitted Up [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0750962089
Author: George Thatcher
Publisher: The History Press
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Fitted Up is the remarkable true story of George Thatcher, who spent four weeks in a death cell awaiting the noose for murder following the Mitcham Co-op robbery in 1962. He was later reprieved, but would still serve eighteen years for a crime he did not commit. This is a story of how corrupt policemen ‘fitted him up’ for the crime; a story of a life of poverty in the 1930s and ’40s as a child and young man – a life of petty crime in London’s bleak 1950s underworld reminiscent of all those black and white gangster films of the period.Thatcher was a non-violent ‘peter’ man, a safe-blower. He once blew the safes of three Surrey cinemas in one night. He was a West End ‘Jack the Lad’, but not a murderer. So when he was sentenced to death following the botched robbery, which he wasn’t even a part of, his life was turned upside down.There is a detailed retelling of the farce of a trial. Thatcher’s barrister was the renowned Christmas Humphreys, who, during the whole trial, spent barely 15 minutes talking to him. The policeman in charge of the case subsequently committed suicide – could this have been related to any guilt he might have felt over the imprisonment of an innocent man?George was sent to prison for life serving his sentence alongside men such as the Krays, Frankie Fraser and Ronnie Biggs. A riveting tale of poverty, injustice, incompetence, skullduggery, survival and ultimately freedom.‘An authentic account of how professional criminals were treated by police in the 1950s and ‘60s, even when they faced the death penalty. The ‘verbal’ confession was fabricated in the police canteen, the evidence rules were unfair to those with previous convictions, and the judges were hostile and the defence lawyers could not care less. As for the jurors, they were members of a public that watched Dixon of Dock Green and thought it reflected reality.’ - Geoffrey Robertson QC