Poor old David Attenborough. Just like a TV crime drama, he is out there in his wellies and gloves to do a spot of gardening and unearths the grotesque skull of a murder victim. Ok, I really doubt that Sir David was out there with the shovel. Either way, a human skull was found in his garden recently. It has been identified as part of the body of murder victim Julia Martha Thomas who was murdered by her drunken female servant, cut up and her body parts boiled down in a copper in 1879. Another copper misuse! The head of Julia Thomas was never found and it was assumed that it had been thrown in the river where the rest of the remains were found in 1879. All these years and poor Mrs Thomas was just waiting for the flowerbeds to be enlarged.
Catherine Webster was executed in August 1879 and once sentenced to death she had admitted that she was the only one involved in the crime. Obviously she never felt remorseful enough to tell them where she put the entirety of the remains though.
I wonder what really happened to provoke such an attack and I wonder what happened to Websters five year old son?