Crime and Punishment 1 - Answers

Published: Monday 7th February 2011
  1. Who was the last woman to be hanged in Britain? Ruth Ellis.
  2. Who lived at 10 Rillington Place? John Christie.
  3. What disease is the biggest killer in the UK? (Coronary) Heart disease.
  4. Who became known as the "Brides in the Bath" murderer? George Joseph Smith.
  5. In which city did Burke and Hare ply their trade? Edinburgh.
  6. Which MP was killed by the IRA in the House of Commons car park in 1979? Airey Neave.
  7. In which year did the last PUBLIC execution take place in the UK? (26th May)1868.
  8. On which ship was Dr Crippen captured as a result of a radio message? S.S. Montrose.
  9. Who was known as the "Demon Barber of Fleet Street"? Sweeney Todd.
  10. How did John George Haigh dispose of his victim's bodies? An Acid Bath.
  11. Who gained infamy as "The Yorkshire Ripper"? Peter Sutcliffe.
  12. In which road in Gloucester did Fred West and his family live? Cromwell Street.
  13. Who was Ian Bradley's accomplice in the Moors Murders? Myra Hindley.
  14. What was the occupation of Albert Pierrepont who retired in 1964? Hangman.
  15. What was the name given to Donald Nielson who committed several murders in the 1970s? The Black Panther.
  16. Who was the only British PM to have been killed when in office? Spencer Perceval.
  17. In which year did the last hanging take place in the UK? (13th August) 1964.
  18. Who committed 15 murders at 195 Melrose Avenue, Muswell Hill, London? Dennis Nielsen.
  19. In which area of London did Jack the Ripper operate? Whitechapel.
  20. Which forensic technique was developed by Sir Alec Jeffreys at Leicester University? DNA Fingerprinting & Profiling.


  1. Callum says:

    Hi mate – Q6 – Airey Neave was murdered by the INLA not the IRA.

    Q.18 – 195 Melrose Avenue is in Willesden Green not Muswell Hill. It’s where the majority of Dennis Nielsen’s victims were murdered. His final address in Muswell Hill was Flat 23D Cranley Gardens.

  2. Peter says:

    TYPO KEN : Ian Brady

    Love your site your work is universally appreciated

  3. Alan says:

    Q 18:To save any confusion with ‘The Black Panther’ (Q 15), the name should be corrected to ‘Dennis Nilsen’

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