We all have to make ends meet, and Alfred Moore, 36, was no exception. To supplement his income from his poultry farm near Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, he turned to burglary.

The police had long suspected him, and on JULY 15th, 1951, they staked-out his farm, lying in wait for him to return from one of his nocturnal expeditions. But the operation didn’t go as planned. Two officers were shot, and both died.

Moore denied being the killer, but on his death-bed Police Constable Arthur Jagger picked him out on an identity parade held at his bedside. Moore was the man who shot him, he said.

Convicted by the dying officer’s testimony, Alfred Moore was hanged at Leeds on February 6th, 1952.