ABSTRACT

C H R I S T M A S H U M P H R E Y S , 1 90 1 -83, lived, and memorably moved, in several distinct walks of life. His profession was the Law, which he considered to be a high and honourable one, and he was proud to follow so closely in the footsteps of his eminent father that he rose to be a QC and eventually an Old Bailey Judge. As Crown Prosecutor he was involved in several notoriously sensational cases. The Towpath murders, the Craig and Bentley case, the trial of Donald Hume, 'who murdered Stanley Setty, cut up his body and dumped it in parcels from his plane into the Thames' , ensured that his name hit the headlines forty years ago with a panache hardly possible today when such crimes are a daily occurrence.