While sitting here waiting for some work to arrive this morning, thought I'd take a quick flick through the Telegraph online and was instantly drawn to this - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/5210489/Identity-of--jigsaw-body-parts-murder-victim-solved.html.
While researching a recent local history article I came across a murder that took place in Victorian Norwich which immediately grabbed my attention, so much so that I actually put aside the article I was researching and decided to look into the murder case instead. Having worked in the Cathedral Close in Norwich for over 20 years I found it amazing that I'd regularly walked the very street where this gruesome event took place and hadn't been aware of it. (http://www.authspot.com/Short-Stories/Trouble-in-Tabernacle-Street.336079).
So often we crave the 'good old days', but were they really that great? The murder and mutilation of Jeffery Howe recently was shocking and horrific, but it certainly bears similarities to a lesser publicised murder which took place in Norwich around 150 years ago.