This week 30 years ago: Whittington Hospital baby boom, taxi driver murdered in Holloway Road
PUBLISHED: 08:31 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:21 16 April 2018
The Whittington Hospital was struggling to cope with a baby boom.
“Rattled” health chiefs had faced 900 more new births in the previous year, 1987.
And the Islington Health Authority warned: “Currently bookings show no abatement in this trend.”
In other news, a minicab driver was stabbed in the neck and murdered.
The 30-year-old was attacked during a row over a fare in Holloway Road.
The man, who lived in Archway’s Girdlestone Estate, was taken to the Whittington Hospital – where his wife was a nurse – but died two days later.
His workmates announced a £1,000 reward for information that would lead to the killer’s conviction.
Detectives said it was “vicious and unpremeditated”.
Meanwhile, Islington EastEnders star Susan Tully delighted young fans, including six-year-old Elizabeth Samway, on a visit to Hayward Adventure Playground in Market Road.