Unsolved Murders

J Shehan

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 25 Sep 1920

Place: Wigan

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

J Shehan was seen to jump from a train going at about 60mph on Saturday night 25 September 1920.

He had been in a corridor compartment in which three other men had been travelling who police had tried to trace.

He was seen to jump from the train by a woman in a Wigan Street.

When he was found he was severely injured and died about two hours later at the infirmary.

He had a considerable sum of money in his possession together with a cheque-book.

The train had been a L and NW Railway express from London to Carlisle, and he had jumped out just as the train had got beyond Wigan Station.

It was thought that J Shehan had been a dentist and had been acting as locum tenens at Leek in Staffordshire, but he had only stayed from Thursday to the Saturday.

He was described as middle-aged.


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see Portsmouth Evening News - Monday 27 September 1920