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The Rolling Stones London Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th March 1960 Born today: Steve Norman, London, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True)

25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.go to related location

25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.go to related location

25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)

25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.go to related location

Charing Cross Trunk Murder



Charing Cross Trunk Murder

The lost luggage dept found a trunk with the remains of a woman.

Location: Charing Cross Station, The Strand, London

Description: On 10th May 1927 staff here at Charing Cross railway station in London noticed an unpleasant smell in the left luggage department where they found the dismembered body of a woman.

Concerned by a foul smell in the cloakroom he discovered it was coming from a locked trunk.


Sir Bernard Spilsbury, an eminent police pathologist who had worked on the Dr Crippen case in 1910, was called in to carry out a post-mortem examination at Westminster Mortuary. He found a limbless body with its legs hacked off at the hips and the arms removed from the shoulders. Each piece had been wrapped in brown paper and tied up with string. The womans shoes and handbag were also in the trunk and the crime had been committed two-three weeks previously.

After a month of investigations with few results police concentrated on house-to-house searches and on 15th July they found a locked room containing a trunk at 52 Kemp Street, Brighton. Inside the trunk was another body of a decomposing woman.

Tony Mancini was picked up for vagrancy on the outskirts of London on 17th July. When questioned he gave his name as Cecil Lois England and claimed hed found Kaye dead in their flat and assumed she had been killed by one of her clients. Hed paniced because he had a criminal record and had hidden her body in a trunk. On hearing of the house-to-house searches he went on the run.

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