At first glance these images show your everyday run of the mill homes and suburban streets. But these pictures in fact reveal the present day sites of some of the most horrific crimes to have been committed in British history, including those of John Christie, Donald Hume and Ruth Ellis (pictured left to right, now and then). The harrowing now and then shots can be found in historian Winston Ramsey's new book 'Scenes Of Murder, Then And Now', which explores and returns to the scene of dozens of infamous murders.
Police found the body of a female victim in her 20s next to a pavilion in the heart of Finsbury Park, North London, yesterday (main picture) - three days after she was last seen. Officers have said they will not name the woman, who is foreign-born, until they have traced her relatives abroad and told them the bad news. A post-mortem examination is being carried out today to establish how she died but Scotland Yard has confirmed they are treating it as murder. A crime scene remains in place including a blue and white forensics tent where the body was found and an officer was seen photographing items of discarded clothing on the grass next to a baseball and cricket pitch (inset).
Triple heartache for grandmother, 44, left bringing up her grandchildren after all THREE of her daughters died in separate tragedies
Samantha Dorricott, 44, from Treorchy, South Wales, has told of her triple heartache over the losses of children Abbie (left with daughter Chantelle) Emilie and Amy (together top right) in a series of unconnected deaths since 2009. Samantha, who also has a son Nathan, 18, suffered every parent's worst nightmare when her three daughters all died in harrowing circumstances. The mother-of-four is now bringing up her grandchildren Jenson, four, and Chantelle, three, (pictured together centre) because she has a 'job to do.' She said: 'I am determined to be the best grandma and mum to them that I can be. After all, I am all they have left.' Ms Dorricott added: 'Losing one child is unimaginable, but I have lost all three of my daughters - all in tragic circumstances. No matter how much time passes I will never come to terms with it'. Samantha's first heartache came in 2009 when her 15-year-old daughter Emilie (bottom right) died at a friend's party after experimenting with drugs. Three years later Amy, 21, died when she suffered two massive strokes. Abbie, 19, left a chip pan on when she fell asleep and died from smoke inhalation in August 2016.
Plasterer hanged himself in a live webcam stream on Christmas Day after logging on to a video chatroom 'where people go to insult each other'
Pictured: Tragic Gregory Tomkins hanged himself in front of hundreds of online users who had logged onto the Apple Inc Insults chatroom on Christmas Day. The forum encourages users to verbally abuse one another for points. The self-employed plasterer in his 30s, from Wallington in Sutton, south London, said nothing as he silently took his own life as helpless users looked on in horror. As they did not know his personal information, they were helpless and unable to call the emergency services. A fellow user of the chatroom described Mr Tomkins as ‘lonely’ and said he didn’t think the forum was the right place for him.
High flying Irish executive, 52, who was called a 'pikey', 'gipsy' and 'paddy' during board meetings is awarded a £280,000 payout for harassment and unfair dismissal
Edward Bell (pictured), 52, was told he looked like a 'tinker' and asked where he left his 'horse and cart' by his line manager at Cordant Recruitment in Manchester. At one event, the father-of-one was told by boss Sid Barnes (right) he was the only person who could wear good clothes and still 'look like a gipsy'.
Exasperated Boris Johnson waves his arms in frustration after spending 20 minutes trying to book a hire car at Turin airport
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson could be seen standing in front of a Fox Rent A Car kiosk at Turin airport in northern Italy. But the short clip then shows the 53-year-old former London Mayor throwing his hands up in apparent frustration - having spent 20 minutes trying to secure the booking, according to a bystander. The video was posted online by a traveller along with the caption: 'B.Johnson been there for 20 minutes trying to book a car.'
Family finally track down prison British tourist jailed in Egypt for smuggling painkillers is being held in after mother travels over three hours through the desert to find her
Jailed British tourist Laura Plummer has been found after her mother drove three and a half hours across the desert to visit her in jail before being told she was not there. Roberta Synclair (left) took a taxi to Qena prison - a notorious jail on the bank of the Nile holding murderers and jihadists over 140 miles from where she was staying - only to be told her daughter was not there. Shop assistant Laura, from Hull, was sentenced to three years in jail on Boxing Day for travelling to Egypt with powerful painkillers in her suitcase that she said were for her boyfriend, Omar (right with Laura), who suffers from back pain. Yesterday her mother was turned away from a separate jail in Safaga, about an hour away from her hotel in Hurghada, after Laura was moved there without her knowledge. Laura's sister, Rachel Plummer, reported today that her mother suffered a 'double blow' after driving out to see Laura and bring her much-needed supplies - only to be disappointed again.
It's getting COLDER! Temperatures plummet to -10C overnight as black ice warnings are issued and drivers are told showers will wash grit from roads
Severe ice warnings have been issued across much of the UK for the morning rush hour, with commuters told to beware of treacherous roads and pavements (shown right). Forecasters have warned motorists that the extremely cold weather overnight (inset), combined with widespread frost, will see road surfaces and public walkways become impassable in some places. During the night, the temperature will drop to as low as -10C, causing icy conditions from the South of England all the way up to the Scottish Highlands. Meanwhile, the Met Office said treatment scattered across Britain's busiest motorways by gritters would be washed away in places by rainy showers, as it urged road users to travel only if necessary. On Wednesday, drivers faced dangerous conditions on many routes and thousands of homes were left without power after several inches of snow fell across the country.
'Actually she has a large family who were always there for her': Meghan Markle's estranged sister hits back at Prince Harry's claim that the royals are 'the family she never had'
Harry told Radio 4 listeners his fiancee had a 'fantastic' Christmas at Sandringham in Norfolk (pictured, the couple on the estate on Christmas Day), and that his family 'loved having' the 36-year-old Suits star. However, Miss Markle's half-sister Samantha (left) has lashed out at the royal's comments and said loved ones 'always' supported her growing up and that she was 'too busy' for them (inset). Samantha, who is related to the actress through their father Thomas, fumed on Twitter: 'Actually she [Meghan] has a large family who were always there with her and for her. Our household was very normal and when dad and Doria divorced, we all made it so it was like she had two houses. No one was estranged, she was just too busy.'
Angry mother, 31, blames Thomas Cook for 'dirty' £4,000 holiday to Majorca which 'left her eight-year-old daughter with Lyme Disease'
Gemma Moran claims her eight-year-old daughter Clio caught the life-long debilitating disease after she was bitten by ticks in their 'disgusting' apartment in Majorca. The family, from Hambleton, had been staying at the Playa Ferrera Apartments. Both Spanish and British doctors confirmed Clio had Lyme Disease from the 'bullseye' tick bite marks. Ms Moran, from Hambleton, North Yorkshire, said: 'This holiday was suppose to be a respite break for the family - but it turned out to be a holiday from hell.'
Return of the prefabs! Council constructs 28 pre-built two-bedroom properties for homeless families in an echo of post-war building boom (and they cost just £70,000 each to make)
Authorities in Reading are spending nearly £2million on so-called 'modular houses' like those thrown up during the 'homes for heroes' campaign of the post-war years. The 28 homes being built in the Berkshire town are timber clad with uPVC windows and doors and each contain two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen-diner and a living room. They will be used to house homeless families who would otherwise be put up in B&Bs; in a move the local council hopes will save money over time.
Former model who lost her breast after doctor's tumour blunder is awarded £100,000 in compensation following 'needless' procedure
Former model Diane Chambers who had a mastectomy after doctors over-estimated the size of a lump by nearly six times has been awarded £100,000 compensation. She went into debt over mounting bills for further medical treatment and therapy, and even contemplated suicide after having her breast removed when she should have been offered a less invasive lumpectomy. Miss Chambers said she was unable to work due to the pain and she has split from her partner because of stress of the operation.
'I have just dropped some presents to your amazing brother': Santa leaves tragic note for six-year-old boy whose twin died of rare tumour
Leo Barrett, six, from Huddersfield was facing his first Christmas as an only child after his twin brother Zack passed away in July after suffering with a brain tumour. When Leo's parents Katie and Ryan took him to visit Zack's gravestone they were moved to tears to discover that Santa had left a heartwarming note on his brothers grave. The note said: 'I have just dropped some presents to your amazing brother Zack ... and I am on my way to your house. You are on the nice list this year, as is Zack, you have been such a good boy and worked so hard at school.'
Brave three-year-old girl who lost both arms and legs in the worst cases of meningitis doctors had ever seen enjoys the festive ice
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Harmonie-Rose Allen looked festive in a Christmas sweater as she skated on a synthetic ice rink with her family at the Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park in Keynsham, Somerset. Harmonie was struck down by the killer meningitis bug in September 2015 when she was nine months old with one of the worst cases of the virus doctors had ever seen. She lost her arms and legs to save her life. Now able to walk through the use of prosthetic legs, she skated with her family on a Glice Rink - a new synthetic ice surface that is the first in the UK to be installed for skating.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. ISIS have claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing involving multiple blasts at a Shia cultural centre in Kabul that killed at least 40 and injured a further 84. The extremist group said it targeted the centre with three bombs followed by a suicide bombing in a statement on its propaganda outlet Amaq. Afghan president Ashraf said: 'The terrorist have killed our people. The terrorists have attacked our mosques, our holy places and now our cultural center.' He also called the attack a crime against humanity.
Putin tells police to 'act decisively' and 'liquidate the bandits on the spot' as CCTV footage shows moment bomber plants homemade explosive that hurt 13 in St Petersburg in 'act of terror'
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on police to 'act decisively' and 'liquidate bandits on the spot' today after an explosion in St Petersburg wounded 13 people. 'As you know, an act of terror took place in St Petersburg yesterday,' Putin said at a ceremony to award officers who took part in the Syria campaign (pictured). Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters later that the Russian leader was referring to all those 'who harbour plans to carry out acts of terror in our country.' It comes as CCTV footage showing the bombing suspect walking into a shop with a backpack spread online. In footage from St Petersburg, a man wearing a green coat and hood is seen entering a shop with a backpack believed by police to contain a bomb with the power of 200 grams of TNT.
Families have been evacuated from at least 60 houses after a forest wildfire on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca. Around 45 firefighters and police officers were called to the scene. The cause of the fire is unknown but it is suspected to have been caused by a faulty electricity pylon. None of the evacuated properties have been damaged by the fires so far.
Furious count sues owners of Champagne brand that bears his family name after they use a former PORN STAR to promote it
A descendant of the Charles de Cazanove family is suing the owners of the champagne brand that bears his family name after they used Clara Morgane, a former porn star, to promote it. Loïc Chiroussot of Bigault de Cazanove is attempting to pressure the current owners to remove the name from a limited edition pink champagne called 'Champagne by Clara Morgane'. Mr Chiroussot said: 'It's simply scandalous! How can I associate the name of my illustrious family with that of Clara Morgane? It is inconceivable, judge I do not understand, if they knew, my ancestors would turn in their graves!' Ms Morgane joked and said she will 'send him a bottle'.