Christopher Head, Geoffrey Fox, and David Wombwell red plaque in London

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Here fell PS Christopher Head, PC Geoffrey Fox, PC David Wombwell 12th August 1966

The Shepherd's Bush murders, also known as the Massacre of Braybrook Street, was the murder of three police officers in London by Harry Roberts and two others in 1966.The officers had stopped to question the three occupants of a car waiting near Wormwood Scrubs prison; Roberts shot dead Temporary Detective Constable David Wombwell and Detective Sergeant Christopher Head, whilst John Duddy, another occupant in the vehicle, shot dead Police Constable Geoffrey Fox.The three suspects went on the run, initiating a large-scale manhunt. All three were eventually arrested and later sentenced to life imprisonment. Public sympathy for the families of the victims resulted in the establishment of the Police Dependants' Trust to assist the welfare of families of British police officers who have died in the line of duty.

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