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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th January 1973 Born today: Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)
18th January 1950 Christopher Fry's Venus Observed, premieres in London
18th January 1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
The Markham Square Siege
The scene of Mark Saunders gun siege and death.
Location: Markham Square, Chelsea
Description: This is where in 2008 barrister Mark Saunders came home to his four-storey Georgian townhouse after heavy drinking and began shooting from his window and the ensuing five hour siege saw him shot dead by police marksmen.
He began shooting at a children's bedroom at 1 Bywater Street, before police arrive and return fire.