Pretty, dark-haired Diana Morris was just six years old when she vanished on a scorchingly hot summer’s day in June 1971 from outside her home on the Braunstone Estate in Leicester.

Neighbours joined police in a massive search. Two days later they found Diana’s body in a tea chest submerged in water on wasteland a few hundred yards from her home. She had been repeatedly stabbed and sexually assaulted.

A 28-year-old neighbour of the Morrises was quickly arrested and admitted killing Diane. At Birmingham Assizes on OCTOBER 20th he pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, and was sent to prison for life.