A bloodstained police truncheon found beside the body of Susan Emberton, 56, was not the weapon that killed her, but was probably used by her to defend herself against burglars. She kept house for Ellis Dugnall, an actor, in Addiscombe Road, Croydon, and was brutally attacked while he was out on Friday, March 18th, 1932.

The house was ransacked and a cash box was missing. Returning to the house, Mr. Dugnall found Mrs. Emberton unconscious on her bed, but two days later she died in hospital. UK Murder Stories from True Crime Library.

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