Islington High Street, London, N1. Photo ©RogerDean 2014
The Times – Thursday, December 26th, 1872:
Yesterday afternoon about 3 o’clock, a shocking discovery was made at No.12, Great Coram-street, Russell-square. The second-floor back room was occupied by a girl named Clara Bruton, said to be connected in some way with a theatre. As she did not come downstairs, and as no answer was returned to calls, the landlady had the door broken open. The girl was then found to be quite dead, her throat having been severely cut. Spots of blood were detected in different parts of the room, the bed exhibiting a dreadful appearance. The door had been locked on the outside and the key removed, […].
[The complete article from which the above excerpt is taken can be found at www.victorianlondon.org. R.D.]