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Another shocking murder on Waterloo Road?

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Saturday 11 April 2009 11.52am
I was just reading this article in the Guardian (story here). It's about the likelihood that Dickens' description of Bill Sikes' murder of Nancy in Oliver Twist was inspired by an infamous contemporary murder.

The last paragraph of the article indicates that the murder was on Waterloo Road.

Does anyone know any more about this?
Saturday 11 April 2009 1.30pm
It was an (in)famouse case

More here (on a Jack the Ripper forum):

Joseph Irving The Annals of Our Time wrote:
May 26, 1838. Eliza Grimwood found murdered in her bedroom, Wellington-terrace, Waterloo-road. She was wounded in several places, but the immediate cause of death was a wound in the neck, extending nearly from ear to ear, and severing the windpipe. Her left thumb was cut, as if she had struggled with the murderer.

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