Unsolved Murders

Percival S S Hopkins

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 31 Mar 1922

Place: Bournemouth

Percival Hopkins was taken ill on a train and later died from poisoning.

He was a doctor who lived at White House, Westcliff.

He had taken the train from London to Bournemouth on 31 March 1922 during which he was taken ill and later died.

An analyst found enough belladonna and aconite in him to cause death. However, there was insufficient evidence to show how the poison had been administered.

*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 05 May 1922