Prostitution looms large in the list of careers of murder victims. Theirs is indeed a high-wire act, as Constance Hind, 24, must have known. On Saturday, May 9th, 1936, she was last seen walking to her room in Old Compton Street, Soho, central London, with a young man. When her body was found on her bed she had been punched repeatedly, strangled with an electric light flex and her head had been virtually destroyed with a flat-iron.

The murder of Constance was linked with two other unsolved prostitute killings – Josephine Martin in November, 1935, and Jeanette Cotton, in April, 1936.