Crime Through Time

CI's Crime through Time season features some of the cases relating to artefacts currently on public display for the first time ever at the Museum of London’s Crime Museum Uncovered exhibition.Take a look at some of the cases below.

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    The Acid Bath Murderer

    Objects relating to the murder of Mrs Olive Durand-Deacon by John Haigh (the 'Acid Bath Murderer'), 1949 © Museum of London / Courtesy the Metropolitan Police’s Crime MuseumRead more about this case: http://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/john-haigh-the-acid-bath-murderer

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    The Great Train Robbery

    Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin champagne belonging to the Great Train Robbery gang, 1963 © Museum of London / Courtesy the Metropolitan Police’s Crime MuseumRead more about this case:http://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/great-train-robbery

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    The Krays

    The Krays - briefcase with syringe and poison © Museum of London / Courtesy the Metropolitan Police’s Crime MuseumRead more about this case:http://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/ronnie-and-reggie-kray

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    John Christie

    John Christie murdered at least eight women, including his wife Ethel, in his flat at 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, London in the later 1940's/early 1950s.You can see a letter from an escaped victim dated 31 March 1953, relating to the murders at 10 Rillington Place, on display, along with other items relating to this case, at the Crime Museum Uncovered exhibit.Read more about this case: http://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/john-christie

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    Ruth Ellis

    Ruth Ellis was the 15th and last woman to be hanged in the United Kingdom. Convicted of the murder of her lover, David Blakely and hanged at London’s Holloway Prison at age 27, on 13 July 1955, she never doubted that she deserved to die for killing the man she loved. Her execution sparked a public outcry that eventually ended in the abolition of the death penalty in Britain.You can see the Smith and Wesson .36 revolver, used by Ruth Ellis, at the Crime Museum Uncovered exhibitRead more about this case: http://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/ruth-ellis

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    The Millenium Dome Heist

    This smash-and-grab robbery on November 7th 2000, was worthy of the best James Bond plot, but was foiled by London police.You can view an artificial diamond made for the top of the model of the Millennium Dome relating to the attempted robbery of the dome diamond, at the Crime Museum Uncovered exhibit.Read more about this case: http://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/millennium-dome-heist

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    Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen

    Dr Crippen was convicted for the murder of his wife in 1910 and was the first criminal to be captured with the aid of wireless telegraphy (radio waves)You can view William Hartley's drawinga of Dr Crippen and Miss Ethel Le Neve in court, at the Crime Museum Uncovered exhibit.Read more about this case: http://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/dr-hawley-harvey-crippen

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    The Brighton Trunk Murders

    Trunks left in railway left baggage departments eventually revealed their grisly secrets. Only when the police re-examined vital evidence did the murderers get caught.You can view the trunk used to conceal the body of Minnie Bonati by John Robinson, at the Crime Museum Uncovered exhibit.Read more about this case:http://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/brighton-trunk-murders

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