‘Father of Forensics’ Bernard Spilsbury honoured with Leamington plaque
BERNARD Spilsbury, known as the father of modern forensics, has been honoured with a blue plaque in his home town of Leamington.
The plaque, which can be seen on Birk & Nagra chemist on Bath Street where Spilsbury was born in 1877, is the latest in town recognising notable Leamingtonians.
Spilsbury was a pioneering pathologist, who shot to public attention during the infamous Dr Crippen case in 1910. He gave forensic evidence as to the likely identity of the human remains found in Crippen’s house. Spilsbury concluded a scar on a small piece of skin from the remains pointed to Mrs... read more
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