WERE you a descendent or know of someone involved in the notorious 1909 Tottenham Outrage?

If so then local historian Janet Harris would like to hear from you along with staff at Bruce Castle Museum who are holding an exhibition on the infamous murders and chase.

On January 23 1909 two Russian immigrants carried out an armed robbery on a factory in Chestnut Road opposite Tottenham Police Station. The men, armed with guns, stole £80 and shot dead a pursuing police man. A 10 year-old boy was also killed by a stray bullet.

What followed was a massive police and civilian chase across the marshes, which involved the hijacking of a tram, a milk cart and a green grocers cart.

The men fled the cart and both attempted suicide by shooting themselves in the head. One died instantly the other weeks later.

Janet, who is retired and from Bruce Grove, has recently wrote a book about the outrage, and both her and the museum are keen to add more to the archive and collections of this crime.

She has already made contact with some of the relatives involved in the crime, including the grandson of Superintendent Jenkins, the policeman who led the investigation in to the murders, and the grand -daughter of Mrs Mary Cawley, the woman who threw a potato at the fleeing robbers.

She said: "This was a sensational crime but looking in to it I found there was not a great deal written about it. This intrigued me and I started to do my research. If anyone has an anecdote about the Outrage in your family I would like to hear from you."

You can write to Janet care of the museum or telephone 8808 8772. The Outrage exhibition runs until September 30 and features items including the murdered PC Tyler's whistle and illustrations about the event.

To find out more about the crime a special historic walk, led by local history guide, Oona Kelly will take place on Sunday September 2 outside Tottenham police Station at 1pm. Janet will also be there with copies of her new book and you can follow the route the robbers took.

If you are interested in local history , the recently formed Local History Forum are looking for new members. The forum meet bi-monthly at Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane. The next meeting is on Sunday September 9 at 2pm.

For more information call Sian Harrington or Debbie Hedgecock at the museum on 8808 8772.