Unsolved Murders

Claude Moseley

Age: 32

Sex: male

Date: 5 Feb 1994

Place: Bethune Road, Stoke Newington, North London

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Claude Moseley was stabbed in the back with a samuiri sword.

He was a former black British high jump champion and was a member of Haringey Athletics Club.

A man was tried for his murder but acquitted after a key witness refused to give evidence against him. The man had been present at the house in Bethune Road, Stoke Newington when Claude Moseley was stabbed. The man had been offered a whole new identity under the witness protection scheme, as well as a new birth certificate, passport, home abroad and cash, but when he found out that his identity would be revealed he changed his mind saying that he had been threatened by a prison officer and an inmate and that he was terified. He was later convicted for contempt of court. He was initially going to be sentenced to a year but the judge reduced it to three months on account that he was satisfied that the man was terrified.

However, the man tried later went missing and is considered to have himself been murdered, a crime that is similarly unsolved.

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