Shorey was famously the
boyfriend of British actress Sandy Ratcliff, who played
the character Sue Osman, in the TV soap opera Eastenders,
22nd July 1990,
Shorey lived in a basement flat in Grenville Road, with
girlfriend Elaine Forsyth and her friend Patricia
Morrison. On this night they argued after Elaine threw
Later neighbours reported
hearing noises but assumed it was the two girls arguing.
Shorey strangled Elaine with
a handbag strap, he then lay in wait for Patricia to come
home, whom he then strangled with a curtain tie.
Shorey removed the
bloodstained carpet from the flat, which he wrapped in
plastic, later delivering it to a friend to look after for
He then put the two girls
into a stolen car, a Toyota Corolla. One in the front seat
and one in the back, both propped up. He drove the car to
Spears Road, Holloway, and abandoned the car. a passers-by
notified police of the suspicious situation in Spears Road
about 36-hours later.
When the friend with the
carpet heard the news he called police, who obviously were
able to identify the blood. On arresting Michael Shorey they
also discovered the girls blood on his shoes.
Shorey had an alibi, on the
nigh in question he was in bed at the home of Eastenders
actress Sandy Ratcliff, this was later proved to be not the
3rd July 1991, At the
Old Bailey,Shorey was found guilty of murdering the two girls,
Ratcliff committed perjury,
by giving Shorey an alibi, claiming they were making love
at the time of the murders.
Shorey was given 2 life
Thursday 19th June 1993,
Shorey appealed to the high court against his sentience, his
right to appeal was denied.