• Jason Roach
  • Ken Pease
Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)


In 1998, Angela Woodruff, a lawyer living in Hyde, a town close to Manchester, England, became concerned when a colleague contacted her. He had doubts about the authenticity of the last will and testament of Woodruffs recently deceased mother, Kathleen Grundy. Woodruff and her children had been excluded from the will. The local General Medical Practitioner (GP) who had attended Mrs Grundy, had been left everything (some £386,000). Confident that her mother would never have signed such a will, Angela Woodruff reported the matter to the police, who began an investigation into the surprise beneficiary.


Police Officer Criminal Career Minor Offence Routine Activity Theory Serial Murderer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason Roach
    • 1
  • Ken Pease
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK
  2. 2.University College LondonLondonUK

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