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07-03-1975

Naked body of Black Panther kidnap victim found hanging

Having failed at virtually everything in life, in both an army, civilian and criminal capacity, Donald Neilson hoped that kidnapping might finally bring him some success. His abduction of Lesley Whittle, daughter and heiress to the Whittle transport family fortune, should have been a windfall. But a ransom is usually only paid if the kidnap victim is alive. Two months after the abduction, the police found her dead body hanging from a rope. She had been killed within days of her kidnapping... Read the full Donald Neilson Crime File