Lord Lucan and the Murder of Sandra Rivett

Headlines about Lord Lucan and the murder of Sandra Rivett (Evening Standard, via Newspapers.com)

Headlines about Lord Lucan and the murder of Sandra Rivett (Evening Standard, via Newspapers.com™)

On the night of November 7, 1974, Sandra Rivett was murdered at the London home of Veronica Duncan Bingham (Lady Lucan). Rivett was working as a nanny in the Lucan household after the acrimonious separation of Lady Lucan and her husband, Richard John Bingham (Lord Lucan). 

Lady Lucan was also injured in the attack but survived, and she identified Lord Lucan as the killer. 

However, after the murder, Lord Lucan vanished. Although there have been many alleged sightings since his disappearance, none of them could be proven. 

An inquest jury named Lord Lucan as Rivett’s murderer in June 1975. He was declared legally dead in 1999.

Learn more about Lord Lucan and the Murder of Sandra Rivett through historical newspapers from our archives. Explore newspaper articles, headlines, images, and other primary sources below.


Articles and Clippings about Lord Lucan and the Murder of Sandra Rivett

"Belgravia murder - Earl sought" 08 Nov 1974, Fri Evening Standard (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com"Nanny found battered to death in earl's home" 08 Nov 1974, Fri Evening Chronicle (Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England) Newspapers.com"Wife of Earl Savagely Beaten in London, Children's Nanny Slain" 08 Nov 1974, Fri The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California) Newspapers.com"Nanny stabbed, battered" "U.K. earl sought in murder" 09 Nov 1974, Sat The Times (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada) Newspapers.com"Murder police hunt earl" 09 Nov 1974, Sat Western Daily Press (Bristol, Avon, England) Newspapers.com"Was earl's wife murder target?" 09 Nov 1974, Sat Liverpool Daily Post (Liverpool, Merseyside, England) Newspapers.com"Missing Earl phoned mother" 09 Nov 1974, Sat The Birmingham Post (Birmingham, West Midlands, England) Newspapers.com"Missing earl seen in London say police" 09 Nov 1974, Sat Leicester Mercury (Leicester, Leicestershire, England) Newspapers.com"Letters riddle in search for 'lost peer'" 10 Nov 1974, Sun The Sunday People (London, London, England) Newspapers.com"Massive search at south coast port for Lord Lucan" 11 Nov 1974, Mon Leicester Mercury (Leicester, Leicestershire, England) Newspapers.com"Lucan car found at Newhaven" 11 Nov 1974, Mon The Daily Telegraph (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com"Lucan may be in France" 11 Nov 1974, Mon Cambridge Evening News (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England) Newspapers.com"The trail of the hunted earl" 11 Nov 1974, Mon Evening Standard (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com"Lady Lucan calmed killer" 12 Nov 1974, Tue The Guardian (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com"Port search for Earl draws blank" 12 Nov 1974, Tue Liverpool Daily Post (Liverpool, Merseyside, England) Newspapers.com"'Murder' warrant for Lord Lucan" 13 Nov 1974, Wed The Daily Telegraph (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com"Inquest on Nanny" 13 Nov 1974, Wed Grimsby Evening Telegraph (Grimsby, Humberside, England) Newspapers.com"Divers in hunt for Lord Lucan" 14 Nov 1974, Thu Evening Standard (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com"Police fear Lucan's suicide" 14 Nov 1974, Thu The Guardian (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com"Private zoo searched in hunt for Lord Lucan" 16 Nov 1974, Sat Cambridge Evening News (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England) Newspapers.com"Snootiness hindering Lucan search" 17 Nov 1974, Sun Sunday Mirror (London, London, England) Newspapers.com"Lucan 'seen in South Africa'" 30 Nov 1974, Sat Western Daily Press (Bristol, Avon, England) Newspapers.com"Lord Lucan 'could be dead on the Downs'" 06 May 1975, Tue Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England) Newspapers.com"Lord Lucan 'tried to kill me'" "Countess tells of fight on stairs" 17 Jun 1975, Tue The Daily Telegraph (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com"Earl said Lady Lucan accused him of hiring killer" 18 Jun 1975, Wed The Daily Telegraph (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com"Nannie's blood found in car Lucan borrowed" 18 Jun 1975, Wed Evening Standard (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com"Lucan murdered nanny, says jury" 19 Jun 1975, Thu Grimsby Evening Telegraph (Grimsby, Humberside, England) Newspapers.com"Victorian check on Lord Lucan" 09 Oct 1979, Tue The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia) Newspapers.com"Lord Lucan - was he framed?" 15 Oct 1987, Thu South Wales Echo (Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales) Newspapers.com"After 25 years, Lord Lucan is officially dead" 27 Oct 1999, Wed Evening Standard (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com"Lord Lucan is dead: Official" 03 Feb 2016, Wed Evening Standard (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com
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