Date: 22 Apr 1972
Maxwell Confait was a male prostitute found asphyxiated after a house fire in Catford in 1972. Three youths were arrested, two of whom confessed to arson and one of whom confessed to Confait's murder. However, subsequent evidence revealed that Confait had died some time prior to the house fire and the youths convictions were overturned.
see Fisher, H. (1977) Rep ort of an Inquiry by the Honourable Sir Henry Fisher into the death of Maxwell Confait and the fire at 27 Doggett Road, London SE6. London: HMSO.
see Real-Life Crimes magazine, 105, p2312-2317