Unsolved Murders

Paul Joseph Hemingway

Age: 49

Sex: male

Date: 23 Aug 1996

Place: Park Green, Normanton

Paul Hemingway was murdered in his flat.

He was bludgeoned and stabbed to death in what was described as a frenzied attack. Money was also stolen.

He was a window cleaner and was described as a loner. He was also said to have been a manic-depressive and schizophrenic but at the time had stabilised.

His body was found by his 61-year-old cleaning supervisor.

The police said that his murder was linked to that of Don Herbert who was murdered a year earlier on the same August Bank Holiday on 23 August 1995 two miles away.

They said that they thought they knew who the murderer of both men was but didn't have enough evidence for a prosecution. They said that both men lived alone in flats and believed that they probably knew their killer and added that in both cases money was taken. They said that they had quizzed the main suspect numerous times but could not press charges because of the lack of evidence positively identifying him as the killer.

The killer was dubbed the 'August bank holiday killer'.

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