Murder In Ruislip of Oisin O'Driscoll
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Ruislip is, statistically, a very place safe to live. However over the years there have been a handful of murders committed in the area and the known ones are set out below in date order. I am grateful to those that wrote the articles in the first place and all I have done is chronicled them together.
By a strange coincidence the murders of Jean Townsend (1954) and Osman Shidane (2018) occurred in more or less the exact same spot. (The latter was eventually deemed manslaughter.)
Oisin O'Driscoll, 2016, South Ruislip
Seven year-old Oisin O'Driscoll was found dead at his home in Ruslip on 14 December 2016.
Police forced entry to the house in The Fairway at around 10.50am after concerns were raised about the occupants.
Officers found the bodies of Oisin and his 37 year-old mother Sinead Higgins.
An initial post-mortem was inconclusive as to cause of death.
Detectives said they were satisfied that the deaths were consistent with a murder and a suicide and nobody else was being sought.