Bloody Valentine: A Killing in Cardiff by John L. Williams
In December 1988 a white prostitute was brutally killed in Cardiff's Butetown community - otherwise known as Tiger Bay - a crime for which three black men were convicted. Yet many believe this to have been a serious miscarriage of justice and two of the three have now been given leave to appeal. This book examines the case and attempts to uncover the truth of what happened when Lynette White died, how it happened and why. Setting the crime against a background of other urban multi-racial communities, this book is as much about Britain's prevailing social conditions as those in Cardiff. In its depiction of character and analysis of the issues it attempts to form a contribution to the understanding of race relations as they exist in Britain today.