About | Volunteer | Support
History Project Facebook
History Project Youtube
History Project on Instagram
sponsors
sponsors

On This Day… The Spaghetti House Siege

Written by: George Chittenden : 05 Jun 2019

It was on this day, 28th Sept, back in 1975 when three men attempted to rob a restaurant chain at gunpoint, beginning a six-day siege. The Spaghetti House restaurant in Knightsbridge would close whilst all the managers from London’s various branches of the restaurant chain would meet and deposit their takings there, and the takings would then be paid into a night safe at a nearby bank.

The three men who attempted to rob the restaurant entered at around 1.30am and demanded the weeks takings, but the staff hid the money. The robbers took the restaurant staff into the basement, but the company's general manager took the opportunity to escape out of a rear fire and alerted the police who arrived in minutes.

The siege that followed lasted for six days before the hostages were released. Two of the robbers gave themselves up, but the ringleader Franklin Davies, a 28-year-old Nigerian student who had previously served time in prison for armed robbery shot himself in the stomach. He survived and along with his accomplices received a prison sentence.

Search

By Era

To 5000 BCE 5000 - 2000 BCE 2000 BCE - 0 0 - 400 CE 400 - 800 CE 800 - 1100 CE 1100 - 1500 CE 1500 - 1700 CE 18th Century 19th Century 1900's 1910's 1920's 1930's 1940's 1950's 1960's 1970's 1980's 1990's 2000's 2010's

By Topic

Royal British Roman North American Egyptian Nautical European Social WW1 Military Viking Asian African Australian South American Political Celebrity WW2 Religion

We promote history by...

offering free articles and videos, providing free history experiences for children in schools and on weekends. Next year we will be visiting hospitals and providing unforgettable experiences to children who really need it and give them a chance to forget their condition, their treatment and their reality. Please join others who support our free projects by giving a small donation. We can only continue our great work with your help.

appealimage

Support The History Project


Local Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946Need to lose weight or just get a bit fitter but find gyms tedious and boring? Well go and see Ex Army PT Jay Ingram and he will build you up into the powerhouse you were meant to be on his excellent Local Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946Heritage WindComing to Deal, Receive a Warm welcome and some of the best organic coffee in town, also great Gluten free and Vegan options hereHave a spare room or property you would like to make some money from? Contact Ally now  Fabulous out there clothing for people who like a lively and warm vibe, Funky Granny and Groovy Grandpa sections are well worth a browseVisiting Deal? Take a Pitt Stop at The Seagull  Local Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946Clock in the old fashioned way and roam Dealto Duke Street in Deal for some Fine Wines, Real Ales and delicious Stone Baked PizzaHave a spare room or property you would like to make some money from? Contact Ally now  Clock in the old fashioned way and roam DealAspen Waite helps ambitious companies achieve their goals with quality advice and support, whatever the challenge.Heritage WindTransportation, storage and removal serviceTCleaning and Support Services, Kents premier eco-friendly, green office cleaning and Facilities Management companyWellingtons are known for there expertly cooked food and hearty portions, here you will not go hungry. You can watch the ships sail by whilst you eat as Wellingtons is positioned right on the seafrontLocal Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number cwould be good under construction - 07791101946Go back in time and explore DealSea Cafe Coffee Shop Walmer Green, StrandACAS The Decorating Company - 07759075930Advertise in this spaceAspen Waite helps ambitious companies achieve their goals with quality advice and support, whatever the challenge.We are a family owned and operated Removal and International Overseas Shipping company based in DealLocal Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946Advertise in this space5235218923265134425655318432064251327705929161574