Bill Sheen the infanticide and his family’s criminal activities in London’s East End 1827-1851

Westminster

Hear the true story of Bill Sheen who murdered his own child in May 1827; the crime, the inquest, the pursuit across the country to Wales; his eventual apprehension and return to stand trial at the Old Bailey; details of the case; how he was acquitted due to a legal technicality, which brought him and his family national notoriety. The Sheen family in Whitechapel were actively involved in brothel keeping, child pick pockets, witness intimidation, theft, fencing and burglary often accompanied by violence and learn how they were eventually brought to justice.

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