Unsolved Murders

Amy Davis

Age: 68

Sex: female

Date: 25 Oct 1945

Place: Ring of Bells, 51 Yardley Street, Coventry

Source: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Amy was found dead upstairs in the Ring of Bells pub during a robbery. Cash and jewelery was missing and the hammer used to  beat her to death was found nearby.

The pub had closed as usual at 10pm the night before and when a cleaner arrved the next moring she found the buiding locked and so let herself in with her key to find Amy Davis dead. She was the pub landlord and ran the place alone after her husbands death.

The pub was later demolished.

In 2013 a woman walked into Willenhall Police Station and told them that she had information about the case and the police have reopened their investigation which included requesting files from the Metropolitan Police as well as files that had been on display at the Coventry Police Museum.


*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.


see Historic Coventry

see National Archives - MEPO 3/2314

see Coventry Telegraph