Southport’s Doctor Bluebeard: the infamous case of Dr Clements

A Lecture by Dr Tom Preston

Southport was the focus of national headlines in 1947 when Dr Robert Clements, former Medical Officer of Health for Blackburn, took his own life in suspicious circumstances. He had been suspected of the murder of each of his four wives and was also complicit in the suicide of a local pathologist.

Dr Tom Preston tells the shocking story of a scandalous episode from the austere years of post-war Southport.

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