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Carry On in London Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th December 1946 Noel Cowards musical Pacific 1860, premieres in London

19th December 1933 Born today: James Booth, London England, actor/writer (Zulu, Robbery, Revenge)

19th December 1885 Born today: F S Flint, London England, translator/poet (imagist movement)

19th December 1851 Artist J.M.W. Turner passed away in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London.

19th December 1811 The 2nd Ratcliff murders occur; of John & Liz Williamson, and Bridget Harrington.

19th December 1154 The Coronation of Henry II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

First Murder solved by Identikit



First Murder solved by Identikit

The first murder to be solved by identikit was committed here

Location: 23 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London

Description: Long before number 23 became a small locksmiths, in the heyday of charing cross road and the environs being the book mecca, this was Louis Meier's antique and bookshop.

On the 2nd of March 1961 Elsie Batten, a 59 year old assistant in Louis Meier's antique shop here was stabbed to death. Her murderer, Edwin Bush, was identified and caught within days following the circulation of Identikit pictures - the first case to be solved in the UK using the Identikit System, a significant advance in crime detection.

The shop was later destroyed by fire and closed down.


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First Murder solved by Identikit

The first murder to be solved by identikit was committed here


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Thanks for this insight...getting to know more and more about my half brother all the time....the infamous Edwin A A Bush! Never had a clue about the plaque! (nickG)
Posted by nickG on 2010-02-24
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