Who was Radlett murder?
The Radlett murder, also known as the Elstree murder, was a murder in Radlett, Hertfordshire, England, in 1823. The victim, William Weare, was killed in Radlett and the body disposed of in a pond in Elstree. It gained a great deal of attention and was the subject of numerous books and stage plays. It is commemorated by the rhyme:
They cut his throat from ear to ear,
His head they battered in.
His name was Mr William Weare,
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on July 23, 2013