Robbery was the motive too for the murder of shopkeeper Mrs. Amy Browell, a 71-year-old widow at her general store in Newcastle, Northumberland, city centre on the night of Thursday, February 26th, 1959. The premises had been ransacked and the till emptied. Customers remembered a young man who had been acting suspiciously that afternoon, but despite a reward of £1,000 the old lady’s killer was never traced.