31 July - US murderer Dr Crippen arrested by Scotland Yard detective

Born in Michigan, the homeopathic and mail order consultant came to London to run an outpost for an expanding American company. His marriage disintegrated and the cuckolded Crippen poisoned and shot his wife to make way for the new woman in his life, his secretary. They disguised themselves away on a ship to Canada, to escape the investigation of Chief Inspector Dew. But they were recognised and pursued and while a UK policeman couldn’t arrest a US citizen in America, he could in Canada... Read the full Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen Crime File

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