Unsolved Murders

Ibrahim Volkoff

Age: 25

Sex: male

Date: 5 Aug 1945

Place: Keele Hall Camp, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Ibrahim Volkoff was found shot at Keele Hall Camp.

The gun that was used was later determined to have been the same gun that was used to kill Herbert Stubbs, but it was said that it did not necessarily mean that he had shot Herbert Stubbs. It was noted that the revolver might have been given to him after the murder or borrowed from him beforehand. As such, it was stated that Scotland Yard officers with the local police were still pursuing their efforts to trace the three foreign soldiers who had attacked Herbert Stubbs and his wife 16 days earlier.

Ibrahim Volkoff was found shot in the neck behind a hut at the camp on the night of Sunday 5 August 1945.

A Greek soldier said that he had been talking to Ibrahim Volkoff the night before he died and said that he seemed to have something on his mind.

Ibrahim Volkoff was a Russian and was known throughout the camp as 'Russo'.

Keele Hall Camp was associated with a number of incidents involving death or injury. Other than Ibrahim Volkoff who was found shot with the gun that was used to murder Herbert Stubbs, a Cypriot soldier was convicted of the manslaughter of another Cypriot who had been at the camp in December 1945 and in September 1945 a man was stabbed by a foreign soldier in the iron market in Newcastle and taken to hospital, a foreign knife later being found near the scene.


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


see Dundee Evening Telegraph - Monday 06 August 1945

see Nottingham Journal - Tuesday 14 August 1945

see Nottingham Evening Post - Monday 06 August 1945

see Western Daily Press - Tuesday 07 August 1945

see Western Daily Press - Tuesday 14 August 1945

see Liverpool Echo - Monday 06 August 1945