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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

Child Abduction · Child Sexual Abuse · Court Cases · Investigations · London · Richmond · Uncategorized

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

Child Abduction · Child Sexual Abuse · Missing · Uncategorized · Unsolved crimes

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

Child Abduction · Investigations · London · Richmond · Uncategorized · Unsolved crimes

UNSOLVED CRIMES: The murder of CHRISTOPHER STANLEY, 1992

The Unsolved Murder of Christopher Stanley Hounslow Heath 29th July 1992 On 30th July 1992, the body of missing 9 year old Christopher Stanley was discovered by two boys in an old air raid shelter on Hounslow Heath.  He had gone missing the evening before.  A neighbour was arrested on suspicion of Christopher’s murder but was… Continue reading UNSOLVED CRIMES: The murder of CHRISTOPHER STANLEY, 1992

Child Abduction · Investigations · London · Richmond · Uncategorized · Unsolved crimes

UNSOLVED CRIMES: The murder of PATRICIA MORRIS, 1980

The Unsolved Murder of Patricia Morris Hounslow Heath 18th June 1980 Patricia (Patsy) Morris Patricia Joyce Morris was born on 10th January 1966 to Marjorie (nee Boxall) & George Morris – a former Corporal in the Coldstream Guards. She had a sister and two brothers.  Patsy (as she was known) was a 14 year old girl… Continue reading UNSOLVED CRIMES: The murder of PATRICIA MORRIS, 1980