Edith Thompson's conviction in 1922 was the worst miscarriage of justice of the 20th century.
Warwick, Warwickshire (PRWEB UK) 23 October 2017
Author GS Burroughs' great grandfather, Detective Inspector Scholes, began his career in the Metropolitan Police in February 1888 and ended when he joined the Port of London Authority Police in 1913, also as Detective Inspector. This new book begins with Scholes' involvement in the Jack the Ripper murders of late 1888, and continues through some of the most fascinating cases that had late Victorian and Edwardian London shocked and enthralled. The book delves deeper into the stories than most that have gone before it and retells the cases from a new and more personal perspective. The book explores the mystery that still exists within the Kentish Town Murder of 1890 and tells the story behind the last triple execution in British criminal history. For the first time in 110 years GS Burroughs names the murderer in the unsolved killing of Emily Dimmock in the Camden Town Murder.
Also explored are the cases of Adolf Beck, and the creation of the Criminal Court of Appeal; Ann O'Delia Diss Debar and the Swami Scandal of Gower Street; Chicago May and Eddie Guerrin, safe crackers and notorious lovers; Widdowes, the sham monk who preyed on young schoolboys and Lily Miers, the West End's most prolific and successful shoplifter.
DI Scholes was the policeman who boarded the SS Morea in 1922 and seized letters from Edith Thompson to her lover, Freddie Bywaters, which were instrumental in sending Edith to the gallows. GS Burroughs contends that Edith Thompson did not receive a fair trial and received unfair treatment from the trial judge who wrongly directed the jury. The author also points out that Edith was convicted by a jury of 11 men and just 1 woman. This important chapter explores Edith Thomspon's character and the letters that allegedly proved Edith's guilt, and counters all the arguments that sent her to her death. GS Burroughs casts serious doubt on Edith's conviction and is campaigning for her to be finally pardoned for a crime she didn't commit.
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