Unsolved Murders

Harold Wilfred Hand

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 11 Jul 1958

Place: Newquay Headland, Newquay, Cornwall

Source: discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Horace Hand was batterred to death in the public toilet at Newquay Headland at around 11.35am. He was on holiday with his family who were on the beach and had wandered off to use the tiolets, never to be seen alive again.

A man in a green shirt was seen bending over him and then ran off, but he was never identified despite road blocks around the area.


*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.


see Murder Most Foul no. 12 p43-46

see National Archives - HO 332/16 - STA 502/3/33, MEPO 2/9829, MEPO 2/9830, MEPO 2/9831, MEPO 2/9832