By Donald M Fraser
Glasgow is not any various from the other urban by way of crime, and particularly, murder.
In this amazing number of lesser-known homicide tales from either side of the second one global warfare, Donald M. Fraser has trawled the general public files, newspapers and court docket court cases of the day to deliver to existence a Pandora's field of killing in and round the city.
The situations commence in 1919 within the East finish with the homicide of a policeman and finish with the Glasgow eco-friendly and Queens Park murders from 1958-60. He additionally brings to existence the Clydesdale financial institution homicide which came about in Clydebank in 1931 and divulges, for the 1st time, the id of the individual accountable for the crime.
The despicable killing and dismemberment of a mom is published within the Agnes Arbuckle case of 1927 whilst she used to be murdered for a £100 coverage declare. Her son was once hanged for his hassle. The Carraher murders of 1938 and 1946 exhibit the path of havoc wrought via one guy who was once convicted of 2 murders, seven...
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On Saturday night, 18th January 1919, Campbell mustered along with his fellow night shift colleagues at Shettleston Police Station, in the East End of the city. As usual, much banter between the officers was the order of the day and after receiving their instructions from supervisors, the constables were ready to go and relieve their late shift counterparts. Campbell was delegated the area around Parkhead Cross as his foot patrol area, which was his regular beat, and made his way there, as usual by tramcar, to make sure he wasn’t late in taking over.
It was the last double-hanging ever to take place in Scotland. Forty years later two other murderers were in trouble with the law. 19-year-old Anthony Miller and 16-year-old James Denovan were charged with murdering their victim by beating him to death in the same Queens Park Recreational Ground in circumstances almost identical to the 1920 case. The only difference is that in the latter case, Denovan played the part that Helen White had taken in the 1920 case, and had lured the victim to a quiet area of the park with the promise of homosexual behaviour.
Forty years later two other murderers were in trouble with the law. 19-year-old Anthony Miller and 16-year-old James Denovan were charged with murdering their victim by beating him to death in the same Queens Park Recreational Ground in circumstances almost identical to the 1920 case. The only difference is that in the latter case, Denovan played the part that Helen White had taken in the 1920 case, and had lured the victim to a quiet area of the park with the promise of homosexual behaviour. Both Miller and Denovan were found guilty.