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Thematic Review of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Related Murders

 

 

This is an analysis of the police investigation of the murders of gay people 1990 to 2002.

Some of the victims are known to us, others known to us are not included. Some were murdered locally and some were not.

Two names have been covered in the local press:

  • Jaap Bornkamp, the Croydon florist
  • Geoffrey Windsor (who does not seem to have identified as gay.

The Report was published on May 15th 2007 by the Independent LGBT Advisory Group to the Metropolitan Police as a means to identify where police practice fell short and to identfy where it should be improved.

The authors say:

"The Advisory Group is urging the police to learn from past mistakes in the investigation and prevention of the murders of gay and transgender people.

"We have completed a review on 10 homophobic and transphobic murders in London from 1990 to 2002. We find that, whereas the investigation of LGBT related murders has improved dramatically over the last 20 years, there are still many lessons to learn in preventing these violent crimes against LGBT people."

The full report is available from the Independent Advisory Group's website at www.lgbtag.org.uk.

 

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