Lord Lucan disappearance

Lord Lucan's top hat to be auctioned in Banbury

The property of Lord Lucan is going up for sale

Pre-bidding for a top hat which belonged to the notorious Lord Lucan has reached £550 ahead of an auction.

An ermine cloak and wine cooler are also among items from his wife's estate being sold in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Lord Lucan vanished after the body of Sandra Rivett, nanny to his three children, was found at the family home, in central London, on 7 November 1974.

Lady Lucan was also attacked but managed to escape.The items are being sold after her death last year.

Lord Lucan's Top Hat

The property of Lord Lucan is going up for sale

Lady Lucan died after taking 'cocktail of drink and drugs'

Lady Lucan
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Lady Lucan, the 80-year-old widow of Lord Lucan, died after taking a cocktail of drink and drugs after diagnosing herself with Parkinson's disease, an inquest heard.

Police found her body after forcing entry into her London home last year.

She was discovered on the dining room floor with a unmarked pill bottle under her body, Westminster Coroner's Court was told.

A pathologist concluded she died from respiratory failure caused by barbiturates and alcohol poisoning.

Lady Lucan was reported missing by a worried friend after not turning up for her regular walk, the inquest heard.

Police subsequently smashed a window to break into the two-storey terraced town house in Belgravia, central London, at around 17:30 on 26 September 2016.