Norwich Murders by Maurice Morson

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By Maurice Morson

Norwich Murders is an in-depth account of murders that experience gripped the general public mind's eye over centuries. They comprise infamous murders that experience left milestones in legal heritage that could now be reinvestigated utilizing glossy study concepts. Readers of this attention-grabbing e-book will act as a brand new pass judgement on and jury, reflecting upon long-gone police practices and utilising up to date pondering to previous circumstances. one of the crimes reconstructed in vibrant element are murders of enthusiasts and marriage companions, murders devoted in the course of robberies, the homicide of a policeman and a pass judgement on, and murders prompted via ardour or rage. a range of ugly, despicable, unhappy, pitiful and harrowing legal stories is recorded right here for the fashionable readers who will achieve an unforgettable perception into the best of crimes: the taking of another's lifestyles.

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I am quite sure the matter cannot rest where it is; I therefore trust you will, for the satisfaction of a peaceable population, instruct that a strict enquiry be made into the matter. ’ He criticised police actions and called for a ‘minute investigation of the whole proceedings’. The Home Secretary, Sir George Grey, wrote to the Mayor, George Coleman, requiring a report. The Mayor’s report was an unrepentant account. ’ He said it had been an honour to be in charge and in the same circumstances he would do exactly the same again.

They were men of their time. And they solved murders. The twentieth century came as an improving age in murder investigation but constant in all murders is the evil in the deliberate taking of another’s life, and the sorrow of the innocent. This chronicle looks at Norwich’s most memorable cases. CHAPTER 1 Death of a Policeman The Murder of Police Constable William Callow 1848 The poverty and privations of the middle nineteenth century were well exampled in the city of Norwich. The majority of its inhabitants were crammed into squalid and inadequate houses fed by narrow lanes and pocket-sized yards, dependent upon primitive and shared sanitation, dragging water from wells or the fouled river and struggling for sufficient food and warmth.

There was a police charge, and truncheons were raised, and used, but there is evidence that these actions occurred after they had left the gaol and been surrounded. It remains an area of controversy but the statements of Magistrates, police and independent witnesses indicate that the gaol gates were opened to cheers and abuse and the police marched out. The crowd fell back, the police driving and dividing them into a group retreating into St Giles Street and a splinter group going off into Unthank Road.

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