England: It was on this day that Margaret Backhouse was injured when a pipe
bomb exploded as she started her car. Her legs took the blast and she survived.
A few days before the bomb, a worker, at the Backhouse's farm, had found a sheep's
head impaled on a fence, with the words "You next" (which had the imprint
of a doodle on it).
husband, Graham, had made complaints to police over what he claimed to be a string
of threats. He told them he had been feuding with Colyn Bedale-Taylor a neighbor.
He refused police offers for protection.
30th, Bedale-Taylor was found dead at the Backhouse's farm, Graham Backhouse had
been slashed badly in the face and chest. Backhouse claimed that Taylor had confessed
to the pipe bomb attack; Taylor then slashed Backhouse with a Stanley knife -
Backhouse ran, got his gun, and shot him, or so he claimed.
found some evidence linking Taylor to the bomb, however no evidence that Taylor
owned the Stanley knife used in the attack. Backhouse' home was searched and a
notebook with a doodle matching the doodle on the "You Next" note was
guilt was sealed when investigators discovered he had increased his wife's life
assurance before the attack. Graham Backhouse was sentenced to life in prison.