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UNSOLVED CRIMES: Operation Tattingstone – Bernard Oliver

UNSOLVED CRIMES OPERATION TATTINGSTONE THE MURDER OF BERNARD OLIVER On 16th January 1967 the remains of a youth were found in two suitcases in a Suffolk field and so began a police investigation to trace who the boy was and who committed such a heinous crime. 16th JANUARY 1967 Farm worker, Fred Burggy, stumbled across… Continue reading UNSOLVED CRIMES: Operation Tattingstone – Bernard Oliver

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MURDER FILES: THE MARY BELL CRIMES

THE MARY BELL CRIMES This blog post is about not just Mary Bell and the deaths of two small children, it is an overview of the circumstances surrounding her young life and their influence on her behaviour. In 1968, an 11 year old girl named Mary Bell (known as May to her family) from Scotswood,… Continue reading MURDER FILES: THE MARY BELL CRIMES

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MISSING: OPERATION RIDGEWOOD: The Disappearance of Damien Nettles

OPERATION RIDGEWOOD DAMIEN NETTLES – 2 NOVEMBER 1996 COWES, ISLE OF WIGHT Unsolved: The Boy Who Disappeared On the night of 2 November 1996 on the Isle of Wight, 16 year old Damien Nettles disappeared after a night out with friends.  Despite sightings, witness statements and CCTV, Damien has never been seen since, his body… Continue reading MISSING: OPERATION RIDGEWOOD: The Disappearance of Damien Nettles

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DEREK FLINTHAM – PREDATORY PAEDOPHILE

DEREK FLINTHAM and IAN DURBAN In October 1988 a man named Derek Frank Flintham, aged 48, and Ian Michael Durban, 22, appeared at a specially convened hearing at Richmond Magistrates Court charged with kidnapping and raping an 11 year old girl. *Trigger warning* – this is a particular heinous crime against a young child. DEREK FRANK… Continue reading DEREK FLINTHAM – PREDATORY PAEDOPHILE

Cannock Chase · Child Abduction · Investigations · North Wales · Uncategorized

WILLIAM IAN COPELAND & THE MURDER OF JANE ELIZABETH TAYLOR

WILLIAM IAN COPELAND AND DR ALAN CLIFT William Copeland was convicted of the murder of Jane Taylor, aged 10, nine years after her murder on 14 August 1966 but was his conviction safe?  Her disappearance from near Cannock Chase also came during a spate of crimes against children (including three other murders) and is widely… Continue reading WILLIAM IAN COPELAND & THE MURDER OF JANE ELIZABETH TAYLOR

Child Abduction · Uncategorized · Unsolved crimes

UNSOLVED CRIMES: The Mysterious Death of BILLY HOLLOWAY, 1962

WILLIAM HOLLOWAY 1951-1962 On 14 February 1962 two young friends from Hayes were playing on waste ground when they were approached by a strange man who claimed to be a private eye.  One of the boys, Billy, walked off with the man and subsequently disappeared.  The search for Billy took police as far as Southampton,… Continue reading UNSOLVED CRIMES: The Mysterious Death of BILLY HOLLOWAY, 1962

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CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN IN LONDON

A child simply does not disappear in to thin air….. Yet that’s what seems to have happened in many cases.  Frustratingly, the police have sometimes dragged their heels in the crucial hours after many kids went missing and this has resulted in years of heartache for the families left behind. This is a chronological list… Continue reading CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN IN LONDON