Unsolved Murders

Alice Moran

Age: 65

Sex: female

Date: 28 Aug 1957

Place: Collyhurst Road, Collyhurst, Manchester

Source: find.galegroup.com

Alice Moran was found beat to death about the head in her shop on Collyhurst Road, Collyhurst, Manchester.

She had been beaten about the head with a poker, but nothig had been stolen even though there was £14 in a purse. It was noted at the inquest that the killer might have chosen not to steal anything in order to ensure that the crime was not a hanging offence.


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see "News in Brief." Times [London, England] 17 Sept. 1957: 2. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 29 May 2016.

see "Why Murderer Did Not Rob." Times [London, England] 15 Nov. 1957: 14. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 3 Mar. 2013.

see National Archives - HO 332/16 - STA 502/3/33