Unsolved Murders

Anthony Johnson

Age: 22

Sex: male

Date: 22 Feb 1991

Place: Penny Black Pub, Cheetham Hill, Manchester

Source: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk

Anthony Johnson was shot in the car park of the Penny Black Pub in Cheetham Hill on the night of Friday 22 February 1991.

Five were tried for his murder, including a man in a wheelchair, but acquitted.

Anthony Johnson was with a friend when they were cornered in a car park by several other men and then shot at.

His friend was shot in the chest but survived, However, Anthony Johnson was shot in the back, neck and through the mouth as he tried to escape by vaulting over a wall, and killed.

They had driven in the car park of the Penny Black Pub, but their exit had been blocked by a taxi and when they got out to talk to the people in the taxi, a person in the taxi asked them if they were carrying guns and then started shooting at them.


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see Independent

see Sandwell Evening Mail - Wednesday 27 February 1991