In a killing which, according to police, had “all the hallmarks of an execution,” Lloyd Simpson, 26, was shot in the head and stomach at his home in Shaftesbury Court, Shoreditch, London, as he watched TV on Monday, November 7th, 1983. He was with his pit bull terrier, which was left unharmed.

His body was discovered next day by his father after he failed to turn up for work at the family’s wastepaper business.

Simpson had a sideline dealing in second-hand cars, the probable reason why he was killed, according to police. But not according to his father, who said, “Unless it’s proved to me, I will never believe he was involved in gangland.”