Unsolved Murders

Catherine Hutchinson

Age: 46

Sex: female

Date: 29 Jun 1953

Place: unknown

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Catherine Hutchinson was found dead on a colliery railway line. She had been strangled and put there. A man was tried but acquitted.

She had been drinking with a man in a cornfield where it is thought she was strangled and then carried up to the railway line where she was placed with her neck on the line so that she would be decapitated if a train passed.


see Yorkshire Evening Post - Monday 12 October 1953

see Dundee Courier - Wednesday 14 October 1953

see National Archives - ASSI 45/179, DPP 2/2278