Old Bailey celebrates 100 years of justice

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His name may not be as recognisable as John Christie, the Krays or Dr Crippen. But the prosecution of Horace Rayner was, for its time, as sensational as any of the cases to have graced the dock of Britain's most famous court.

Rayner's appearance at the Central Criminal Court in May 1907 resulted in him acquiring the dubious honour of being the first defendant to be convicted of murder at the Old Bailey.

Next week Rayner's trial, and the trials of many others, will be remembered at the iconic court, which celebrates 100 years of justice with a week of commemorations.

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