Nick Ross: Secrets Of The Crime Museum

Posted on: 30 June 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

The new series Nick Ross: Secrets of the Crime Museum is on Mondays at 9.30pm from 7th July on Crime &amp\; Investigation Network - Sky 531.

Hidden away on the 1st floor of New Scotland Yard in Central London, the Crime Museum has quietly archived the tools, relics and instruments of killers, conmen and thieves for the last 130 years.

It is not a museum that the public can visit easily and is open by invitation only - now Crime & Investigation Network has been granted access to film inside for a new 13-part series.

sky_crime_crime_museumPresented by one of Britain's most experienced broadcasters, Nick Ross (Crime Watch, World at One) gives viewers exclusive access to the world's oldest museum of crime.

Using dramatic reconstruction, expert testimony and with the help of these gruesome artefacts, the stories of London's most notorious crimes and criminals are brought to life like never before.

Grisly exhibits that were used as evidence are revealed for the first time including, the apron and gas mask worn by Acid Bath Murderer John Haigh; the gun used by Craig and Bentley in the infamous "Let Him Have It" murder; the trunk used to hide the dismembered body of John Robinson's victim; the hair of victims collected by John Christie after the murders at 10 Rillington Place; and even the fingerprint smothered beer keg used to catch and convict the Great Train Robbers.

The series begins with the story of the Acid Bath Murderer, John Haigh who infamously disposed of his victims' bodies by submerging them in sulphuric acid. The acid dissolved much of the evidence but when Olive Durand-Deacon's gallstones were found, linking Haigh with the murders it took the jury just seven minutes to find him guilty. He was hanged on 10th August 1949.


You can watch Nick Ross: Secrets of the Crime Museum on Mondays at 9:30pm on 531, from Monday 7th July 2008.

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