For the best part of a month in the spring of 1938 Liverpools shipping authorities had tried to keep apart two seamen who were known to hate each other. Aminul Hag had smashed an iron bar into the face of Jan Mohamed, since when Mohamed had been vowing vengeance.
He got it on April 11th, when he crept aboard the S.S. Kabinga in Gladstone Dock, and laid in wait for three hours for Hag, who worked in the ships engine- room. When Hag came along a passage Mohamed beat him to death with a heavy file.
For that premeditated murder, Mohamed was sentenced to hang at Liverpool on JUNE 8th, 1938.