This Week in 1935: 24-30 March

A few choice news stories that appeared in The Times this week in 1935…

24-30 March

A dismembered body was found in the Grand Union Canal at Brentford, was there any link to the ‘Legs in a Bag’ story from a few weeks before? The police at Scotland Yard thought so and they spent this week dragging the water and questioning local residents in the hope of identifying the murder victim(s). Two breakthroughs were made; a youth testified that he had seen a man acting strangely throwing a parcel into the canal, and analysis at the Yard discovered that the paper bag in which the legs had been found was from the Hanwell Mental Hospital. The plot thickened…


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