London’s Elephant and Castle district has seen a drunk or two in its time. Here, at the underground station, a group of Scotsmen and a group of Irishmen, both much the worse for drink, clashed in the evening of Saturday, JULY 4th, 1964. During the brawl an Irish labourer, Colman Conroy, 29, was stabbed though the heart and died instantly.

A 33-year-old Scotsman was charged with his murder, but the case was dismissed by Tower Bridge magistrates for lack of any concrete evidence.