Unsolved Murders

Philip John Sutherland

Age: 39

Sex: male

Date: 12 Dec 1940

Place: Swansea

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Philip John Sutherland died after falling into a gutter.

He was found with his right eye bleeding and later died.

A man was tried for his manslaughter at the Glamorgan Assizes at Swansea on 11 December 1940 but acquitted.

It was alleged that he had pushed Philip Sutherland into the gutter and caused his injury. However, the man charged suggested that Philip Sutherland's eye injury might have been caused by Philip Sutherland's ARP helmet.


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see Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Thursday 12 December 1940, p1

see Gloucestershire Echo - Thursday 12 December 1940, p5

see Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Thursday 12 December 1940, p2