Unsolved Murders

Arthur James Thom

Age: 34

Sex: male

Date: 10 May 1901

Place: Lancaster

Arthur James Thom was found dead with a six-chambered revolver in his hand, two of which had been discharged.

He was a designer and formerly the secretary of a glass and painter's society but was said to have been latterly depressed owing to improper allegations that his books were wrong.

When he was found he also had a box of cartridges in his pocket.

An open verdict was returned.

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Sheffield Evening Telegraph - Friday 10 May 1901