Unsolved Murders

Albert Porter

Age: 54

Sex: male

Date: 18 Feb 1963

Place: 76 Milton Street, Burnley, Lancashire

Albert Porter was killed with an axe at his home in Milton Street, Burnley.

His 24-year-old son-in-law, a process worker, was tried for his murder but acquitted.

The process worker was arrested after a prisoner in Belfast Prison told the police that Albert Porter's son-in-law had killed him. However, it was noted that at the trial, even the prosecution had misgivings over the case and the judge ordered the jury to return a not guilty verdict.

Albert Porter had previously been a Blackpool bus cleaner.

He was last seen when he left a working man's club late on the Sunday night. He was found battered to death at his home 24 hours later.

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

see www.truecrimelibrary.com

see National Archives - MEPO 2/10457, MEPO 2/10458, ASSI 52/1347

see Liverpool Echo - Thursday 23 May 1963

see Liverpool Echo - Saturday 23 February 1963