A milkman discovered the body of Mrs. Amy Bridges, 83, when he called at her home in Selby Gardens, Southall, west London, on Wednesday, August 28th, 1957. She had been repeatedly hit on the back of the head with a blunt instrument the previous day.

Mrs. Bridges had been badly crippled by a diseased hip and could only walk with the aid of a stick.

The motive was robbery – although the killer left £256 cash in a briefcase and a bankbook with a credit balance of just under £300 in the house.