On this day…in 1967

John McVitie, a British drug dealer and thief known as “Jack the Hat,” is stabbed to death in London by the Kray brothers, Britain’s most notorious criminals of the 1950s and 1960s. Ronald and Reginald Kray, identical twins, were eventually convicted of McVitie’s murder, putting an end to their lengthy underworld careers. The Kray brothers … [Read the full story]

Police eat evidence

Police officers wolfed down pizzas at a crime scene without realising they had been ordered by the very suspects they had been hunting, a court heard. They bought the two deep pan pizzas at a reduced price from a delivery boy after the gang who ordered them refused to answer the door. The Old Bailey … [Read the full story]