Unsolved Murders

Barry Dalton

Age: 38

Sex: male

Date: 25 Sep 1992

Place: Newnton Close, Finsbury Park, North London

Barry Dalton was shot in his car in Newnton Close, Finsbury Park on Friday 25 September 1992.

He was shot in the head at point blank range as he sat at the wheel of his taxi-cab. His murder was described as an execution-style killing.

He was found by a passer-by slumped in a pool of blood in the driver's seat of his Ford Grenada car. Local residents said that they recalled hearing two shots, however, his post mortem stated that he had only been shot once.

It was said that no one knew why Barry Dalton, who lived in East Ham, came to be on the council estate where his body was found.

A detective, in the early stage of the investigation, said, 'We have no idea at this stage what the motive is, or why he was in the area. He could have arranged to meet someone, or he may have been collecting or dropping off a fare. We just don't know'.

It was later said that although Barry Dalton had been the manager of a minicab firm, he had also been running protection rackets across London.

He had formerly been a bare-knuckle prize-fighter and it was claimed that he had had connections with the IRA in the south of England.

He was also said to have previously gone to a man's house after they had a falling out and when the man answered the door after getting out of the shower, he shot him in the arse as he tried to run away. It was said that he was just mugging him off and that if he had wanted, he could have killed him.

It was claimed that Barry Dalton's murder was arranged by a gang whose business interests he had been trying to muscle in on. It was claimed that they had hired a man that had just been released from prison after serving 16 years for armed robbery.

It was also claimed that his murder had been covered up by corrupt police detectives in the Metropolitan Police. It was said that an organised crime gang had made associations with corrupt senior detectives that allowed them to have investigations not looked into fully, as well as other things.

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see www.mirror.co.uk

see The Guardian

see Mirror

see Sunday Mirror - Sunday 27 September 1992

see Manchester Evening News - Saturday 26 September 1992