Just as he was returning to his hotel late at night on Monday, March 10th, 1947, a woman’s cry for help prompted George Mitchell, a Merthyr Tydfil surveyor and engineer visiting London on business, to turn round sharply. Along the street the woman, Mrs. Eveline Arthur, owner of a dress and model agency in Wilton Road, Victoria, London, was struggling with two or three robbers. Mr. Mitchell rushed to help, one of the men fired, and the surveyor fell, seriously wounded.

The attackers, who were demanding the keys to Mrs. Arthur’s safe, fled empty-handed. Mr. Mitchell, 40, was taken to hospital where he died. The coroner’s inquest, three months later, heard that police had interviewed hundreds of men to no avail. UK Murder Stories from True Crime Library.

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