Friday, 15 May 2015
The Unsolved Murder of Lloyd Simpson
Time to get back on the unsolved murder trail and today, it concerns the shooting death of 26 year old Lloyd Simpson on November 7th 1983. He was found by his father, shot in the head and stomach at his flat in Shaftesbury Court, Shaftesbury Street, in Shoreditch, London. Lloyd worked in the family waste paper business, and the grim discovery was made after he failed to turn in for work. A Police theory was that Lloyd, who dabbled in the second hand car trade, was killed gangland style, over his involvement, a theory strongly disputed by his father. A year later, Police made a fresh appeal for information through the BBC programme Crimewatch UK. Another theory was that Lloyd was killed by people involved in illegal dogfighting - Lloyd had an American Pit Bull Terrier - and this theory was advanced after it was alleged that Lloyd had a number of books dealing with dogfighting. As ever, if anybody reading this knows something, then please pass it on to Police. All unsolved murders deserve to be resolved.