We have only been married a little over two years, and it is a terrible shock.
Sophia Webb
I was fully satisfied with the deceased as regards his work and in every other way.
William Stevens
Farm Manager
I have been and still am making inquiries with reference to this case.
Henry Moore
Chief Inspector


An intriguing true crime story set in Victorian England..

On a dark winter’s night in January 1898, the head cowman at the Express Dairy Company’s College Farm was shot dead. The picturesque dairy farm located on Regent’s Park Road in Finchley, provided the unlikely crime scene. The victim, Thomas Webb had no known enemies, but eerily had predicted the shocking event.

Chief Inspector Henry Moore, one of Scotland Yard’s most experienced detectives, was assigned the difficult task of unravelling the mystery of the “Finchley Murder”. Previously he had led the investigation into the Whitechapel murders and had failed to identify “Jack the Ripper”. Approaching his retirement did he succeed in bringing Thomas’s killer to justice?

Location of College Farm

In 1898 the principle entrance to College Farm was via the Regent’s Park Road. Today, that entrance still exists, but has been superseded by a new entrance on Fitzalan Road.

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