Colin Lattimore

Firemen fighting a house blaze at Doggett Road, Catford, south London, in the early morning of Friday, April 22nd, 1972, discovered the body of a man in an upstairs bedroom. He was identified as Maxwell Confait, 26, a homosexual prostitute and “transvestite” who preferred to be called Michelle, and who was well known in the gay community of south London. He had been strangled.  Colin Lattimore was found guilty of manslaughter and also guilty of arson and was ordered to be detained under the Mental Health Act.


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