Evening Standard, 10th January 1992
IN HIS lifetime he led scores of teenage boys into the world of sordid sex.
Now police suspect a terrible vengeance has been exacted on Malcolm Raywood – the man whose exploits inspired the TV documentary Johnny Go Home.
Raywood’s savagely slashed body was found a week after he was murdered on New Year’s Eve in a half-way house for ex-offenders in Islington.
Police have appealed to London’s homosexual community for help in catching the killer of the 58-year-old man, whom neighbours claim ‘had a string of young male visitors’.
With few clues to go on, Det Supt Terry Mansbridge said: ‘There’s nothing really, except for the degree of violence used. But homosexual murders are often very violent. We could well be looking for a rent boy here.’
Raywood had a series of convictions for sordid acts against teenagers and was a prime target for a revenge attack. When jailed for three years at the Old Bailey in 1986, the judge remarked that ‘no teenage boy was sexually safe’ from him.