The Hammersmith Ghost murder case of 1804 set a legal precedent in the UK regarding self-defence: whether someone could be held liable for their actions even if they were the consequence of a mistaken belief.…continue reading →
Jane Maria Clouson (1854 – 30 April 1871) was fatally stabbed in the early hours of April 26, 1871, dying in hospital four days later.
Edmund Walter Pook (1851–1920) was charged for her murder, but found not guilty. Clouson’s murder has been referred to as the Eltham murder. The murder, and ensuing police investigation and prosecution, were the subject of considerable press attention.…continue reading →