For the best part of a month in the spring of 1938 Liverpool’s 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
 ship’s engine-
room. When 
Hag came along
 a passage
 Mohamed beat
 him to death 
with a heavy 

For that premeditated murder, Mohamed was sentenced to hang at Liverpool on JUNE 8th, 1938.