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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.

16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.

16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.go to related location

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

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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